Dell Vostro 3250
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: D13S
Regulatory Type: D13S001

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    Dell Vostro 3250 Owner's Manual Regulatory Model: D13S Regulatory Type: D13S001...

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    WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2015 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Dell and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Working on your computer.................5 ....................5 Before working inside your computer ........................6 Turning Off Your Computer .....................6 After working inside your computer ..........................7 Removing the cover ..........................7 Installing the cover ........................7 Removing the front bezel ........................8 Installing the front bezel ......................

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    ........................31 Accessing System Setup ......................... 31 System Setup Options 4 Specifications...................... 35 5 Contacting Dell....................39...

  • Page 5: Working On Your Computer

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.

  • Page 6: Turning Off Your Computer

    Disconnect all network cables from the computer. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. Press and hold the power button while the computer is unplugged to ground the system board. Remove the cover. CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer.

  • Page 7: Removing The Cover

    Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer. Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets. Turn on your computer. If required, verify that the computer works correctly by running Dell Diagnostics. Removing the cover Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 8: Installing The Front Bezel

    b. Lift up the front bezel to remove it from the computer [3]. Figure 2. Installing the front bezel Hold the bezel and ensure that the hooks on the tabs snap into the notches on the computer. Rotate the front bezel toward the front of the computer. Press the front bezel until the tabs snap in.

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    Figure 3. Follow the steps to remove the hard drive assembly: a. Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the drive bay [1]. b. Lift the drive bay handle [2] and slide it from the drive bay [3]. Figure 4.

  • Page 10: Installing The Hard Drive Assembly

    Figure 5. NOTE: Remove the hard-drive bracket only if you are replacing with a new hard drive. Otherwise, if hard drive removal is only a pre-requisite to remove other components, then ignore Step 5. Installing the hard drive assembly Slide the hard drive into the bracket. Tighten the screws to secure the hard drive to the bracket.

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    Figure 6. Follow the steps to remove the optical drive: a. Press the blue tab to loosen the optical drive [1]. b. Slide the optical drive [2] and lift it up to remove it from the chassis [3]. Figure 7. Follow the steps to remove the bracket from the optical drive.

  • Page 12: Installing The Optical Drive

    Figure 8. NOTE: Remove the optical-drive bracket only if you are replacing with a new optical drive. Otherwise, if optical drive removal is only a pre-requisite to remove other components, then ignore Step 5 and Step 6 Installing the optical drive Slide the optical drive into the drive bay until it snaps.

  • Page 13: Installing The Heat Sink Assembly

    Figure 9. Installing the heat sink assembly Place the heat sink assembly in the slot by aligning with the screw holders. Tighten the screws to secure the heat sink assembly to the system board. Connect the heat sink assembly cable to the system board. Install: optical drive hard-drive assembly...

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    Figure 10. Installing the heat sink assembly Place the heat sink assembly in the slot by aligning with the screw holders. Tighten the screws to secure the heat sink assembly to the system board. Connect the heat sink assembly cable to the system board. Install: heat sink fan cover optical drive...

  • Page 15: Installing The Memory

    Figure 11. Installing the memory Align the notch on the memory card with the tab in the memory connector. Insert the memory module into the memory socket and press until it clicks into place. Install the cover. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 16: Installing The Power Supply Unit (psu)

    b. Press the blue PSU release tab to release the PSU [2]. c. Slide and remove the PSU from the computer [3]. Installing the power supply unit (PSU) Slide the PSU towards the back of the computer until it snaps into place. Replace the screws to secure the power supply unit to the computer.

  • Page 17: Installing The System Fan

    Remove the screws that secure the system fan to the computer chassis and remove it from the computer. [1,2] Installing the system fan Place the system fan on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the system fan to the computer. Connect the system-fan cable to the connector on the system board.

  • Page 18: Removing The Wlan Card

    Removing the WLAN card Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Remove: cover front bezel hard drive assembly optical drive Perform the following steps to remove the WLAN card from the computer: a. Remove the screw to release the plastic tab that secures the WLAN card to the computer. [1][2] b.

  • Page 19: Installing The Coin Cell Battery

    Figure 12. Installing the coin cell battery Insert the coin cell battery in the slot on the system board. Press the coin cell battery downward until it snaps in. Install: optical drive hard drive assembly front bezel cover Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 20: Installing The Expansion Card

    Installing the expansion card Insert the expansion card on the slot. Push the card- retention latch to secure the secure the expansion card. Push the metal tab until it snaps in place. Install: front bezel cover Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.

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    Figure 13. Follow the steps to release the I/O panel: a. Remove the screw that secures the I/O panel to the chassis [1]. b. Press the tab to release the I/O panel from the chassis [2]. c. Pull the I/O panel to release the I/O panel. Figure 14.

  • Page 22: Installing The System Board

    Figure 15. Installing the system board Insert the system board and ensure that ports are aligned to the holes on the back panel. Push the I/O panel to its original position until it snaps in. Tighten the screw to secure the I/O panel to the chassis. Connect the cables to the system board.

  • Page 23: System Board Layout

    System Board Layout Figure 16. SD card connector Headset jack USB 3.0 connector USB 3.0 connector Light Bar connector System FAN connector SATA power connector SATA connector SATA connector 10. FPSU connector 11. SATA connector 12. PCIex16 slot 13. PCIex1 slot 14.

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    16. Network connector 17. USB 2.0 connector 18. USB2 3.0 connector 19. HDMI connector 20. Line-in, line-out and microphone connectors 21. Processor socket 22. CPU fan connector 23. PSU connector 24. Memory slot 25. NGFF cslot 26. power-switch connector 27. Coin-cell battery connector...

  • Page 25: Troubleshooting Your Computer

    Troubleshooting your computer You can troubleshoot your computer using indicators like diagnostic lights, beep codes, and error messages during the operation of the computer. Diagnostic power LED codes Table 1. Diagnostic power LED codes Power LED light status Possible cause Troubleshooting steps •...

  • Page 26: Diagnostic Error Messages

    The hard drive failed initialization. Run the hard DISK C: FAILED INITIALIZATION drive tests in Dell Diagnostics. The operation requires a hard drive in the bay DRIVE NOT READY before it can continue. Install a hard drive in the hard drive bay.

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    Then, shut down the computer, reinstall the hard drive, and restart the computer. If the problem persists, try another drive. Run the Hard Disk Drive tests in Dell Diagnostics. The hard drive does not respond to commands HARD-DISK DRIVE FAILURE from the computer.

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    KEYBOARD STUCK KEY FAILURE connection. Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or keys during the boot routine. Run the Stuck Key test in Dell Diagnostics. Dell MediaDirect cannot verify the Digital Rights LICENSED CONTENT IS NOT ACCESSIBLE IN...

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    Error messages Description A chip on the system board may be NO TIMER TICK INTERRUPT malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests in Dell Diagnostics. You have too many programs open. Close all NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. EXIT windows and open the program that you want to SOME PROGRAMS AND TRY AGAIN use.

  • Page 30: System Error Messages

    NOTICE - Hard Drive SELF MONITORING SYSTEM has reported that a parameter has exceeded its normal operating range. Dell recommends that you back up your data regularly. A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem...

  • Page 31: System Setup Overview

    Accessing System Setup Turn on (or restart) your computer. After the white Dell logo appears, press F2 or F12 immediately. The System Setup page displays. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the desktop.

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    SATA 0 Displays the model number and capacity of the hard drive. SATA 1 Displays the model number and capacity of the hard drive. AC Adapter Type Displays the type of adapter. System Memory Displays the size of the memory installed. Memory Speed Displays the speed of the memory installed Table 5.

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    Auto Power On Mode: Allows you to select the day (Default: disabled) Auto Power On Date: Allows you to select the date Auto Power On Time: Allows you to select the time SMART Settings Allows you to enable to enable or disable the SMART feature.

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    File Browser Add Boot Option and File Browser Del Boot Option are enabled Secure Boot Allows you to enable or disable the Secure Boot control. Default: Enabled Legacy Option ROMs Allows you to load the legacy option ROMs. Default: Disabled Boot Option Priorities Displays the boot option priorities.

  • Page 35: Specifications

    Specifications NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. The following specifications are only those required by law to ship with your computer. For more information about the configuration of your computer, go to Help and Support in your Windows operating system and select the option to view information about your computer.

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    • NVIDIA GEFORCE GT705 Table 13. — Audio Type Integrated 5.1 high-definition audio Table 14. — Communication • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controller Type integrated on system board • Wireless —Up to Wi-Fi 802.11ac • Bluetooth 4.0 Table 15. — Expansion Bus Bus speed SATA 6 Gbps for hard drive;...

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    Back panel four USB 2.0 connectors Front Panel two USB 3.0 connectors • one 15-hole VGA connector Video • one 19-pin HDMI connector Memory-card reader Table 19. — Control Lights And Diagnostic Lights • white light — solid white light indicates power- power button light on state ;...

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    Operating –15.20 m to 5000 m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.20 m to 10668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft) Airborne contaminant level G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04–1985...

  • Page 39: Contacting Dell

    Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Go to Dell.com/support.

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