Dell Inspirion 530 SERIES Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 530 Series Owner’s Manual Model DCMF w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...

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    Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, YOURS IS HERE, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Finding Information ....Setting Up and Using Your Computer . . . Front View of the Computer ....Inspiron 530/530a/530c .

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    Copying CDs and DVDs ....How to Copy a CD or DVD ....Using Blank CDs and DVDs .

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    Transferring Information to a New Computer ..® ® Microsoft Windows ... . . Setting Up a Home and Office Network ..Connecting to a Network Adapter .

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    Dell Diagnostics ..... When to Use the Dell Diagnostics ..Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive .

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    Using Microsoft Windows System Restore . . . Using Dell PC Restore and Dell Factory Image Restore ....Using the Operating System CD .

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    Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments ..Memory ......Memory Installation Guidelines ..Installing Memory .

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    Processor Fan ..... . Removing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly ....Installing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly .

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    ....CDs and DVDs ....Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only) ..Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals .

  • Page 11: Finding Information

    NOTE: Additional information may ship with your computer. What Are You Looking For? Find it Here • Warranty information Dell™ Product Information Guide • Terms and Conditions (U.S. only) • Safety instructions • Regulatory information • Ergonomics information • End User License Agreement •...

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    Corporate, government, and • Community — Online discussion with education customers can also use the other Dell customers customized Dell Premier Support website at • Upgrades — Upgrade information for premier.support.dell.com. components, such as memory, the hard drive, and the operating system •...

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    Dell Click Desktop System Software under computer. The software automatically Dell - Utility, and click Download Now. detects your computer and operating system and installs the updates Click Run to run the driver, or Save to appropriate for your configuration.

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    Finding Information Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 15: Setting Up And Using Your Computer

    Setting Up and Using Your Computer Front View of the Computer Inspiron 530/530a/530c Setting Up and Using Your Computer Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

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    Service Tag (located on Use the Service Tag to identify your computer top of the chassis when you access the Dell Support website or call towards the back) technical support. CD/DVD drive Use the CD/DVD drive for playing a CD/DVD.

  • Page 17: Inspiron 530b/530d

    microphone connector Use the microphone connector to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program. On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the card. FlexBay drive Can contain an optional floppy drive or optional Media Card Reader.

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    Service Tag (located on Use the Service Tag to identify your computer top of the chassis when you access the Dell Support website or call towards the back) technical support. CD/DVD drive Use the CD/DVD drive for playing a CD/DVD.

  • Page 19: Back View Of The Computer

    microphone connector Use the microphone connector to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program. On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the card. FlexBay drive Can contain an optional floppy drive or optional Media Card Reader.

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    power connector Insert the power cable. voltage selector switch For selecting voltage rating. power supply light Indicates power availability for power supply. back panel connectors Plug USB, audio, and other devices into the appropriate connector. See "Back Panel Connectors" on page 22for more information. card slots Access connectors for any installed PCI and PCI Express cards.

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    Inspiron 530b/530d Setting Up and Using Your Computer Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 22: Back Panel Connectors

    power connector Insert the power cable. voltage selector For selecting voltage rating. switch power supply light Indicates power availability for power supply. back panel Plug USB, audio, and other devices into the appropriate connectors connector. See "Back Panel Connectors" on page 22for more information.

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    network activity Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting light or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state. network adapter To attach your computer to a network or broadband connector device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network port or your network or broadband device.

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    front L/R line-out Use the green line-out connector (available on computers connector with integrated sound) to attach headphones and most speakers with integrated amplifiers. On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card. microphone Use the pink connector to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program.

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    Inspiron 530b/530d network activity Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting light or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state. network adapter To attach your computer to a network or broadband connector device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network port or your network or broadband device.

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    line-in connector / Use the blue line-in connector to attach a record/playback surround out device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR. On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card. NOTE: To configure this connector to 5.1 - Channel, see "Configuring the Audio Connectors for 5.1-Channel"...

  • Page 27: Installing Your Computer In An Enclosure

    Installing Your Computer in an Enclosure Installing your computer in an enclosure can restrict the airflow and impact your computer’s performance, possibly causing it to overheat. Follow the guidelines below when installing your computer in an enclosure: NOTICE: The operating temperature specifications indicated in this Owner’s Manual reflects the maximum ambient operating temperature.

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    • Do not install your computer in an enclosure that does not allow airflow. Restricting the airflow impacts your computer’s performance, possibly causing it to overheat. Setting Up and Using Your Computer Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 29: Setting Up A Printer

    Setting Up a Printer NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to the computer. See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information, including how to: • Obtain and install updated drivers. • Connect the printer to the computer. •...

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    1 USB connector on 2 USB connector on 3 USB printer computer printer cable 3 Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. 4 Depending on your computer’s operating system, a printer wizard may be available to help you install the printer driver: ®...

  • Page 31: Playing Cds And Dvds

    Playing CDs and DVDs NOTICE: Do not press down on the CD or DVD tray when you open or close it. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive. NOTICE: Do not move the computer when you are playing CDs or DVDs. 1 Press the eject button on the front of the drive.

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Volume

    A DVD player includes the following basic buttons: Stop Restart the current chapter Play Fast forward Pause Fast reverse Advance a single frame while in pause mode Go to the next title or chapter Continuously play the current title or chapter Go to the previous title or chapter Eject For more information on playing CDs or DVDs, click Help on the CD or...

  • Page 33: Configuring The Audio Connectors For 5.1-channel

    Configuring the Audio Connectors for 5.1-Channel NOTE: The following is applicable only for Inspiron 530b/530d. Windows XP: 1 Click Start point to Control Panel→ Sounds→ Audio devices→ Volume. 2 Under Speaker settings click Advanced. 3 Under Speaker Setup choose Surround sound 5.1 setup. Windows Vista: 1 Click Start , point to Control Panel→...

  • Page 34: Copying Cds And Dvds

    CD-RW/DVD (combo) drive. NOTE: The types of CD or DVD drives offered by Dell may vary by country. The following instructions explain how to make an exact copy of a CD or DVD. You can also use Sonic DigitalMedia for other purposes, such as creating music CDs from audio files stored on your computer or backing up important data.

  • Page 35: Using Blank Cds And Dvds

    Using Blank CDs and DVDs CD-RW drives can write to CD recording media only (including high-speed CD-RW) while DVD-writable drives can write to both CD and DVD recording media. Use blank CD-Rs to record music or permanently store data files. After creating a CD-R, you cannot write to that CD-R again (see the Sonic documentation for more information).

  • Page 36: Helpful Tips

    Helpful Tips ® ® • Use Microsoft Windows Explorer to drag and drop files to a CD-R or CD-RW only after you start Sonic DigitalMedia and open a DigitalMedia project. • Use CD-Rs to burn music CDs that you want to play in regular stereos. CD-RWs do not play in most home or car stereos.

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    For information on installing a Media Card Reader, see "Installing a Media Card Reader" on page 152. xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash Type I and II (CF I/II) SmartMedia (SMC) and MicroDrive Card Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro) SecureDigital Card (SD)/ MultiMediaCard (MMC) To use the Media Card Reader: 1 Check the media or card to determine the proper orientation for insertion.

  • Page 38: Connecting Two Monitors

    Connecting Two Monitors CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If you purchased a graphics card that supports dual monitors, follow these instructions to connect and enable your monitors. The instructions tell you how to connect either two monitors (each with a VGA connector), one monitor with a VGA connector and one monitor with a DVI connector, or a TV.

  • Page 39: Connecting One Monitor With A Vga Connector And One Monitor With A Dvi Connector

    *May not be present on your computer 1 optional DVI adapter 2 DVI (white) connector 3 TV-OUT connector 4 VGA (blue) connector Connecting One Monitor With a VGA Connector and One Monitor With a DVI Connector 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Connect the VGA connector on the monitor to the VGA (blue) connector on the back of the computer.

  • Page 40: Changing The Display Settings

    3 Connect the other end of the S-video cable to the S-video input connector on your TV. 4 Connect the VGA or DVI monitor. Changing the Display Settings 1 After you connect the monitor(s) or TV, turn on the computer. ®...

  • Page 41: Hibernate Mode

    Because hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory, Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you. If the computer’s hard drive becomes corrupted, Windows XP recreates the hibernate file automatically.

  • Page 42: Power Options Properties

    Power Options Properties Define your standby mode settings, hibernate mode settings, and other power settings in the Power Options Properties window. To access the Power Options Properties window: 1 Click the Start button, then click Control Panel. 2 Define your power settings on the Power Schemes tab, Advanced tab, and Hibernate tab.

  • Page 43: Power Management Options In Windows Vista

    Advanced Tab The Advanced tab allows you to: • Place the power options icon in the Windows taskbar for quick access. • Set the computer to prompt you for your Windows password before the computer exits from standby mode or hibernate mode. •...

  • Page 44: Standby Mode

    Dell has added a fourth, Dell-Recommended mode that sets power management to the most typical settings for the majority of our customers. This is the active Power Plan. Standby Mode Standby mode is the default "off" state for Windows Vista. Standby mode conserves power by turning off the display and the hard drive after a time-out.

  • Page 45: Power Plan Properties

    Because hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory, Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you. If the computer's hard drive becomes corrupted, Windows Vista recreates the hibernate file automatically.

  • Page 46: Enabling Speedstep™ Technology

    Windows Vista automatically sets Intel Speedstep technologies in the Dell Recommended, Balanced, and Power Saver power plans. It is disabled in the High Performance power plan. Setting Up and Using Your Computer Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...

  • Page 47: About Raid Configurations

    About RAID Configurations NOTE: RAID is not supported on Inspiron 530b/530d. This section provides an overview of the redundant array of independent disks (RAID) configuration you may have selected when you purchased your computer. Your computer supports RAID level 1. A RAID level 1 configuration is recommended for the data integrity requirements of digital photography and audio.

  • Page 48: Configuring Your Hard Drives For Raid

    serial ATA RAID configured for RAID level 1 segment 1 duplicated segment 1 segment 2 segment 2 duplicated segment 3 duplicated segment 3 segment 4 duplicated segment 4 segment 5 duplicated segment 5 segment 6 duplicated segment 6 hard drive 1 hard drive 2 If a drive failure occurs, subsequent read and write operations are directed to the surviving drive.

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    Setting Your Computer to RAID-Enabled Mode 1 Enter the system setup (see "Entering System Setup" on page 188). 2 Press the left- and right- arrow keys to highlight Integrated Peripherals and press <Enter>. 3 Press the up- and down- arrow keys to highlight Drive Controller, and then press <Enter>.

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    8 Press <Enter> to create the volume. 9 Press <y> to confirm that you want to create the RAID volume. 10 Confirm that the correct volume configuration is displayed on the main Intel Option ROM screen. 11 Use the up- and down-arrow keys to select Exit, and press <Enter>. 12 Install the operating system.

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    Creating a RAID 1 Volume NOTE: When you perform this operation, all data on the RAID drives will be lost. 1 Set your computer to RAID-enabled mode (see "Setting Your Computer to RAID-Enabled Mode" on page 49). ® 2 Click Start and point to All Programs→...

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    Deleting a RAID Volume NOTE: While this procedure deletes the RAID 1 volume, it also splits the RAID 1 volume into two non-RAID hard drives with a partition, and leaves any existing data files intact. ® 1 Click Start and point to All Programs→ Intel Matrix Storage ®...

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    8 On the Select Member Hard Drive screen, double-click the hard drive to select the member drive that you want to act as the mirror in the array, and click Next. 9 On the Specify Volume Size screen, select the volume size you want, and click Next.

  • Page 54: Transferring Information To A New Computer

    Rebuilding a Degraded RAID 1 Volume If your computer does not have a spare hard drive, and the computer has reported a degraded RAID 1 volume, you can manually rebuild the computer’s redundancy mirror to a new hard drive by performing the following steps: ®...

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    For instructions on setting up a direct cable connection between two computers, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article #305621, titled How to Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP. This information may not be available in certain countries. For transferring information to a new computer, you must run the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

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    To transfer data to the new computer: 1 On the Now go to your old computer screen on the new computer, click Next. 2 On the Where are the files and settings? screen, select the method you chose for transferring your settings and files and click Next. The wizard reads the collected files and settings and applies them to your new computer.

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    ® Computer To My New Dell™ Computer Using the Microsoft Windows Operating System?). NOTE: Access to the Dell™ Knowledge Base document may not be available in certain countries. Setting Up and Using Your Computer Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 58: Setting Up A Home And Office Network

    ® Windows Vista ® The Windows Vista operating system provides the Windows Easy Transfer wizard to move data from a source computer to a new computer. You can transfer data, such as: • User account • Files and folders • Program settings •...

  • Page 59: Windows ® Xp Operating System

    network adapter connector network device network adapter connector on computer network cable ® ® Setting Up a Network in the Microsoft Windows Operating System 1 Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→ Communications→ Network Setup Wizard→ Next→ Checklist for creating a network. NOTE: Selecting the connection method labeled This computer connects directly to the Internet enables the integrated firewall provided with...

  • Page 60: Connecting To The Internet

    Connecting to the Internet NOTE: ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and an Internet service provider (ISP). Your ISP will offer one or more of the following Internet connection options: •...

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    NOTE: If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems" on page 66. If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try connecting again later.

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    4 Click either Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-up, depending on how you want to connect: • Choose Broadband if you will use a DSL, satellite modem, cable TV modem, or Bluetooth wireless technology connection. • Chose Dial-up if you will use a dial-up modem or ISDN. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, click Help me choose or contact your ISP.

  • Page 63: Solving Problems

    (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 160). If the battery still does not work properly, contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 202). Solving Problems Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...

  • Page 64: Drive Problems

    Operating System" on page 97. U N T H E E L L I A G N O S T I C S — See "Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive" on page 90. Solving Problems Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...

  • Page 65: Cd And Dvd Drive Problems

    CD and DVD drive problems NOTE: High-speed CD or DVD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise, which does not indicate a defect in the drive or the CD or DVD. NOTE: Because of different regions worldwide and different disc formats, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.

  • Page 66: Hard Drive Problems

    Hard drive problems H E C K I S K — Windows XP: Click Start and click My Computer. Right-click Local Disk C:. Click Properties→ Tools→ Check Now. Click Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors and click Start. Windows Vista: Start Click...

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    H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E C O N N E C T I O N — H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E J A C K —...

  • Page 68: Error Messages

    Error Messages CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system or the program that was running when the message appeared. F I L E N A M E C A N N O T C O N T A I N A N Y O F T H E F O L L O W I N G C H A R A C T E R S : \ / : * ? “...

  • Page 69: Keyboard Problems

    P E R A T I N G S YS T E M N O T F O U N D — Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 202). Keyboard Problems...

  • Page 70: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. The computer does not start up Ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet.

  • Page 71: A Solid Blue Screen Appears

    ® ® A program is designed for an earlier Microsoft Windows operating system U N T H E R O G R A M O M P A T I B I L I T Y I Z A R D —...

  • Page 72: Other Software Problems

    Other software problems H E C K T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N O R C O N T A C T T H E S O F T W A R E M A N U F A C T U R E R F O R T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G I N F O R M A T I O N —...

  • Page 73: Media Card Reader Problems

    Media Card Reader Problems O D R I V E L E T T E R I S A S S I G N E D — When Windows Vista detects the Media Card Reader, the device is automatically assigned a drive letter as the next logical drive after all other physical drives in the system.

  • Page 74: Memory Problems

    • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90). F Y O U E X P E R I E N C E O T H E R M E M O R Y P R O B L E M S —...

  • Page 75: Mouse Problems

    Mouse Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. L E A N T H E M O U S E — See "Mouse" on page 198 for instructions on cleaning the mouse.

  • Page 76: Network Problems

    E I N S T A L L T H E M O U S E D R I V E R — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on page 95. U N T H E A R D W A R E R O U B L E S H O O T E R —...

  • Page 77: Power Problems

    Power Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S O F F —...

  • Page 78: Printer Problems

    F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S B L I N K I N G A M B E R — The computer is receiving electrical power, a device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed. •...

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    E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y I N D O W S — Windows XP: Click Start→...

  • Page 80: Scanner Problems

    Scanner Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTE: If you need technical assistance for your scanner, contact the scanner’s manufacturer. H E C K T H E S C A N N E R D O C U M E N T A T I O N —...

  • Page 81: Sound And Speaker Problems

    Sound and Speaker Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. No sound from speakers NOTE: The volume control in some MP3 players overrides the Windows volume setting.

  • Page 82: No Sound From Headphones

    E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D D R I V E R — See "Manually Reinstalling Drivers" on page 97. U N T H E A R D W A R E R O U B L E S H O O T E R —...

  • Page 83: If The Screen Is Blank

    If the screen is blank H E C K T H E M O N I T O R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N — • Ensure that the graphics cable is connected as shown on the setup diagram for your computer.

  • Page 84: If The Screen Is Difficult To Read

    If the screen is difficult to read H E C K T H E M O N I T O R S E T T I N G S — See the monitor documentation for instructions on adjusting the contrast and brightness, demagnetizing (degaussing) the monitor, and running the monitor self-test.

  • Page 85: Troubleshooting Tools

    Troubleshooting Tools Power Lights CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. The power button light (bi-color LED) located on the front of the computer illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states: •...

  • Page 86: Beep Codes

    This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a possible motherboard failure. If your computer beeps during start-up: 1 Write down the beep code. 2 Run the Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90). Troubleshooting Tools Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...

  • Page 87

    If available, install good memory of the same type into your computer (see "Installing Memory" on page 126). If the problem persists, contact Dell. Possible Contact Dell. motherboard failure RAM Read/Write Ensure that no special memory...

  • Page 88: System Messages

    D I S K D R I V E F A I L U R E — Possible hard disk drive failure during HDD POST. Check cables /swap hard disks or see "Contacting Dell" on page 202 for assistance. A R D D I S K D R I V E R E A D F A I L U R E —...

  • Page 89

    O T I M E R T I C K I N T E R R U P T — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure (see "Contacting Dell" on page 202 for assistance).

  • Page 90: Dell Diagnostics

    If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in Lockups and Software Problems (see "Lockups and Software Problems" on page 70) and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance. It is recommended that you print these procedures before you begin.

  • Page 91: Drivers And Utilities Media

    If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities media. 4 Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive.

  • Page 92: Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

    Dell Diagnostics Main Menu 1 After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button for the option you want. NOTE: It is recommended that you select Test System to run a complete test on your computer.

  • Page 93

    5 When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen. 6 Remove the Drivers and Utilities media (if applicable).

  • Page 94: Drivers

    A driver acts like a translator between the device and any other programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes. Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed. NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities media may contain drivers for operating systems that are not on your computer.

  • Page 95: Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com and your Drivers and Utilities media provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. Using Windows Device Driver Rollback...

  • Page 96

    Drivers and Utilities media and click Finish to restart the computer. 4 When you see the Windows desktop, reinsert the Drivers and Utilities media. 5 At the Welcome Dell System Owner screen, click Next. NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities media displays drivers only for hardware that came installed in your computer.

  • Page 97

    Manually Reinstalling Drivers After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described in the previous section, do the following: 1 Click Start , and right-click Computer. 2 Click Properties→ Device Manager. NOTE: The User Account Control window may appear. If you are an administrator on the computer, click Continue;...

  • Page 98: Restoring Your Operating System

    NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view. Troubleshooting Tools Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...

  • Page 99

    Starting System Restore Windows XP: NOTICE: Before you restore the computer to an earlier operating state, save and close any open files and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete. 1 Click Start→...

  • Page 100: Using Dell Pc Restore And Dell Factory Image Restore

    Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using PC Restore and Dell Factory Image Restore. Windows XP: Dell PC Restore 1 Turn on the computer.

  • Page 101

    8 After the computer restarts, click OK. Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore 1 Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options Window. 2 Select Repair Your Computer.

  • Page 102

    Dell PC Restore enables you to restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased your computer. It is recommended that you do not remove PC Restore from your computer, even to gain additional hard-drive space.

  • Page 103: Using The Operating System Cd

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP or Windows Vista. The options will overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows Vista unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so. Troubleshooting Tools Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...

  • Page 104

    1 Save and close any open files and exit any open programs. 2 Insert the Operating System CD. Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears. 3 Restart the computer. Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue ®...

  • Page 105: Removing And Installing Parts

    You have performed the steps in "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 106 and "Before Working Inside Your Computer" on page 106. • You have read the safety information in the Dell™ Product Information Guide. • A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 106: Turning Off Your Computer

    Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself.

  • Page 107: Removing The Computer Cover

    3 Press the power button to ground the system board. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. 4 Open the computer cover. NOTICE: 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 108

    computer cover front of computer 4 Release the computer cover by pulling it away from the front of the computer and lifting it up. 5 Set the cover aside in a secure location. Removing and Installing Parts Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 109: Inside View Of Your Computer

    Inside View of Your Computer CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTE: The inside view of your computer may vary based on the computer model. 1 CD or DVD drive 2 power supply 3 optional CD or DVD drive 4 floppy drive or Media Reader...

  • Page 110: System Board Components

    System Board Components Inspiron 530 Removing and Installing Parts Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 111

    processor socket processor fan memory module (CPU) connector connectors (CPU_FAN) (DIMM_1) memory module memory module memory module connectors connectors connectors (DIMM_2) (DIMM_3) (DIMM_4) main power Floppy Drive battery socket connector Connector (ATX_POWER) 10 serial ATA drive 11 CMOS jumper 12 password jumper connectors (SATA0) (CLEAR CMOS) (CLEAR_PW)

  • Page 112: Inspiron 530a

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  • Page 113

    processor socket processor fan memory module (CPU) connector connectors (CPU_FAN) (DIMM_1) memory module memory module memory module connectors connectors connectors (DIMM_2) (DIMM_3) (DIMM_4) main power battery socket serial ATA drive connector connectors (SATA0) (ATX_POWER) 10 CMOS jumper 11 password jumper 12 serial ATA drive (CLEAR CMOS) (CLEAR_PW)

  • Page 114: Inspiron 530b

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  • Page 115

    processor socket processor fan memory module (CPU) connector connectors (CPU_FAN) (DIMM_1) memory module password jumper main power connectors (CLEAR_PW) connector (DIMM_2) (ATX_POWER) SYS_FAN2 CLR_CMOS serial ATA drive connectors (SATA2) 10 serial ATA drive 11 FP1 12 JSPI 1 connectors (SATA1) 13 front USB connector 14 front USB connector 15 F_AUDIO...

  • Page 116: Inspiron 530c

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  • Page 117

    processor socket processor fan memory module (CPU) connector connectors (CPU_FAN) (DIMM_1) memory module memory module memory module connectors connectors connectors (DIMM_2) (DIMM_3) (DIMM_4) password jumper main power connector serial ATA drive (CLR_PSWD) (ATX_POWER) connectors (SATA0) 10 serial ATA drive 11 serial ATA drive 12 serial ATA drive connectors (SATA1) connectors (SATA2)

  • Page 118: Inspiron 530d

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  • Page 119

    processor socket processor fan memory module (CPU) connector connectors (CPU_FAN) (DIMM_1) memory module password jumper main power connector connectors (CLEAR_PSWD) (ATX_POWER) (DIMM_2) serial ATA drive serial ATA drive Front Panel connectors (SATA1) connectors (SATA0) 10 CMOS jumper 11 USB2 12 USB1 CLR_CMOS 13 SPDIF 14 front audio...

  • Page 120: Power Supply Dc Connector Pin Assignments

    Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments DC Power Connector P1 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 9 10 11 12 Removing and Installing Parts Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 121

    Pin Number Signal name Wire Color Wire Size +3.3 V Orange 20 AWG +3.3 V Orange 20 AWG Black 20 AWG +5 V 20 AWG Black 20 AWG +5 V 20 AWG Black 20 AWG Gray 22 AWG +5 V AUX Purple 20 AWG +12 V...

  • Page 122

    DC Power Connector P2 Pin Number Signal Name 18-AWG Wire Black Black +12 VADC Brown +12 VADC Brown DC Power Connectors P3, P4, P5, and P6 Pin Number Signal name 18-AWG Wire +3.3 VDC Orange Black +5 VDC Black +12 VBDC Yellow DC Power Connector P7 Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 123: Memory

    Pin Number Signal Name 22-AWG Wire +5 VDC Black Black +12 VDC Yellow DC Power Connector P8 (For 350 W PSU only) NOTE: The P8 connector is not used on your computer. Pin Number Signal Name 18-AWG Wire Color +12 VDC Yellow +12 VDC Yellow...

  • Page 124: Memory Installation Guidelines

    Memory Installation Guidelines Inspiron 530/530a/530c • DIMM connectors must be populated in numerical order beginning with connectors DIMM_1 and DIMM_3, then connectors DIMM_2 and DIMM_4. If a single DIMM is installed, you must install it in connector DIMM_1. Pair A: matched pair of memory Pair B: matched pair of memory modules in connectors DIMM_1 modules in connectors DIMM_2...

  • Page 125

    Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly.

  • Page 126: Installing Memory

    Installing Memory CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: Before installing memory, you must remove the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on page 129. NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components.

  • Page 127

    Inspiron 530b/530d memory connector closest securing clips (2) connector from processor (DIMM_1) 3 Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector. cutouts (2) memory module notch crossbar NOTICE: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down into the connector while you apply equal force to each end of the module.

  • Page 128: Removing Memory

    4 Insert the module into the connector until the module snaps into position. If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the module. 5 Replace the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on page 129. 6 Replace the computer cover.

  • Page 129: Cards

    You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Your Dell™ computer provides the following slots for PCI and PCI Express cards: • One PCI Express x16 card slot (SLOT1) •...

  • Page 130

    Installing a PCI/PCI Express Card 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107. 1 card retention bracket filler bracket 3 Remove the screw holding the card retention bracket. 4 Lift the card retention bracket and set it aside in a secure place.

  • Page 131

    7 Prepare the card for installation. See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer. CAUTION: Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they are connected to a network.

  • Page 132

    10 Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the slot. 1 PCI Express x16 card 2 securing tab 3 PCI Express x1 card 4 PCI Express x1 card slot 5 PCI Express x16 card slot 11 Replace the card retention bracket ensuring that: •...

  • Page 133

    1 alignment guide filler bracket alignment bar 4 card retention bracket guide clamp (2) guide notch (2) 12 Fix the card retention bracket by replacing and tightening the screw. 13 Connect any cables that should be attached to the card. See the documentation for the card for information about the card’s cable connections.

  • Page 134

    NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. 14 Replace the computer cover, reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. 15 If you installed a sound card: Enter system setup (see "System Setup"...

  • Page 135

    6 If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening. NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of your computer.

  • Page 136: Bezel

    Bezel CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover. Removing the Bezel 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 137: Replacing The Bezel

    4 Rotate and pull the bezel away from the front of the computer to release bezel clamps from bezel insert. 5 Set aside the bezel in a secure location. Replacing the Bezel 1 Align and insert the bezel clamps in the bezel insert. bezel grip (3) bezel bezel clamp(3)

  • Page 138: Drives

    Drives Your computer supports a combination of these devices: • Up to two serial ATA hard drives • One optional floppy drive or an optional Media Card Reader • Up to two CD or DVD drives 1 CD or DVD optional CD or floppy drive or drive...

  • Page 139: Recommended Drive Cable Connections

    Recommended Drive Cable Connections • Connect serial ATA hard drives to connectors labeled "SATA0" or "SATA1" on the system board. • Connect serial ATA CD or DVD drives to connectors labeled "SATA4" or "SATA5" on the system board. NOTE: SATA 4 and SATA 5 are not supported on Inspiron 530b/530d. Connecting Drive Cables When you install a drive, you connect two cables—a DC power cable and a data cable—to the back of the drive.

  • Page 140: Connecting And Disconnecting Drive Cables

    Connecting and Disconnecting Drive Cables When connecting and disconnecting a serial ATA data cable, disconnect the cable using the pull-tab. The serial ATA interface connectors are keyed for correct insertion; that is, a notch or a missing pin on one connector matches a tab or a filled-in hole on the other connector.

  • Page 141

    1 hard drive power cable serial ATA data cable 4 system board connector screws (4) NOTE: The location of connectors on the system board may vary depending on your computer.See "Inside View of Your Computer" on page 109. 5 Remove the four screws securing the hard drive. NOTICE: Ensure that you do not scratch the screw holes with the screw driver as the hard disk circuit board assembly is exposed here.

  • Page 142

    8 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176). 9 Connect computer and other devices to an electrical outlet. Installing a Hard Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107).

  • Page 143

    1 hard drive power cable serial ATA data cable 4 system board screw holes in the screws(4) connector hard drive bay (4) 6 Replace and tighten the four screws to secure the hard drive. 7 Connect the power and data cables to the drive. 8 Connect the data cable to the system board.

  • Page 144

    3 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer. 4 Slide the second hard drive into the second hard drive bay. 5 Align the screw holes in the second hard drive with the screw holes in the second hard drive bay.

  • Page 145: Floppy Drive (optional)

    8 Connect the data cable to the system board. 9 Check all cables to be certain that they are properly connected and firmly seated. 10 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.

  • Page 146

    1 floppy drive data cable power cable 4 system board connector screws (2) NOTE: The location/connectors may vary depending on your system type.For more information, see "System Board Components" on page 110. 4 Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the floppy drive. NOTE: If you have installed a PCI Express x16 card, this card may cover the floppy-drive connectors.

  • Page 147

    8 If you are not replacing the drive, reinstall the drive panel insert (see "Replacing the CD/DVD Panel Insert" on page 159). 9 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176). 10 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.

  • Page 148

    7 Tighten the two screws to secure the floppy drive. 8 Attach the power and data cables to the floppy drive. 9 Connect the other end of the data cable to the connector labeled "FLOPPY" on the system board (see "Inside View of Your Computer" on page 109) and route the cable through the clip on the shroud.

  • Page 149

    14 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 187) and select the appropriate Diskette Drive option. 15 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90). Removing the FlexBay Break-Away Metal Plate...

  • Page 150

    Align the tip of a Phillips screwdriver with the slot on the break-away metal plate and rotate the screwdriver outwards to break and remove the metal plate. Replacing the Drive Panel Insert drive panel insert (optional) back of the computer Align the drive panel insert along the edges of the empty slot of the floppy drive and push the panel insert.

  • Page 151: Media Card Reader

    Media Card Reader CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover. Removing a Media Card Reader 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 152

    NOTE: The location/connectors may vary depending on your system type. For more information, see "System Board Components" on page 110. 4 Disconnect the FlexBay USB cable and the power cable from the back of the Media Card Reader and from the internal USB connector on the system board (see "Inside View of Your Computer"...

  • Page 153

    Not present on all computers. 1 Media Card Reader data cable power cable 4 system board screw holes in the custom screws (2) connector FlexBay slot 9 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 137). 10 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176).

  • Page 154: Cd/dvd Drive

    CD/DVD Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover. Removing a CD/DVD Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 155

    6 Remove the two screws securing the CD/DVD drive. 7 Slide the CD/DVD drive out through the front of the computer. 8 If you are not replacing the drive, replace the drive panel insert (see "Replacing the Drive Panel Insert" on page 150). 9 Replace the drive panel (see "Drives"...

  • Page 156

    1 CD/DVD drive data cable power cable 4 system board screw holes in the custom screws (2) connector CD/DVD drive bay NOTE: The location/connectors may vary depending on your system type. For more information, see "System Board Components" on page 110. 9 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel"...

  • Page 157

    12 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 187) and select the appropriate Drive option. 13 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90). Installing a Second CD/DVD Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 158

    9 Connect the data cable to the system board connector on the system board. 1 CD/DVD drive second CD/DVD drive data cable 4 power cable system board connector screw holes in the CD/DVD drive bay 10 Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to avoid blocking airflow between the fan and cooling vents.

  • Page 159

    15 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 187) and select the appropriate Drive option. 16 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90). Replacing the CD/DVD Panel Insert...

  • Page 160: Battery

    Battery Replacing the Battery CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components.

  • Page 161: Power Supply

    6 Insert the new battery into the socket with the side labeled "+" facing up, then snap the battery into place. battery release lever battery (positive side) 7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.

  • Page 162: Replacing The Power Supply

    Replacing the Power Supply 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107). 3 Disconnect the DC power cables from the system board and the drives. Note the routing of the DC power cables underneath the tabs in the computer chassis as you remove them from the system board and drives.

  • Page 163: I/o Panel

    11 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176). 12 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 13 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90). I/O Panel CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 164: Removing The I/o Panel

    Removing the I/O Panel NOTE: Note the routing of all cables as you remove them so that you can re-route them correctly when installing the new I/O panel. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107).

  • Page 165: Installing The I/o Panel

    6 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176). 7 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 8 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90).

  • Page 166: Removing The Processor Fan/heat Sink Assembly

    Removing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly NOTICE: Do not touch the fan blades when you are removing the processor fan/heat sink assembly. This could damage the fan. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107).

  • Page 167: Installing The Processor Fan/heat Sink Assembly

    Installing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly NOTICE: When reinstalling the fan, ensure that you do not pinch the wires that run between the system board and the fan. 1 Align the captive screws on the processor fan/heat sink assembly to the four metal screw hole projections on the system board.

  • Page 168: Processor

    Processor CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Removing the Processor 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107).

  • Page 169

    4 At the processor, place your finger upon the hook end of the release lever, then push down and out to release it from the tab that secures it. processor cover processor socket release lever NOTICE: When replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the socket or allow any objects to fall on the pins in the socket.

  • Page 170: Installing The Processor

    Installing the Processor NOTICE: Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer. NOTICE: When replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the socket or allow any objects to fall on the pins in the socket. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 171

    1 processor cover 2 tab 3 processor 4 processor socket 5 center cover latch 6 release lever 7 front alignment-notch 8 processor pin-1 indicator 9 rear alignment notch 9 Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink. NOTICE: Ensure that you apply new thermal grease.

  • Page 172: Chassis Fan

    Chassis Fan CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

  • Page 173: Replacing The Chassis Fan

    2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107). 3 Remove the four screws securing the chassis fan. 4 Slide the chassis fan towards the front of the computer and lift it up. Replacing the Chassis Fan 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 174: System Board

    System Board Removing the System Board CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: The heat sink assembly, power supply, and other components may be very hot during normal operation.

  • Page 175

    System Board Screws Inspiron 530/530a/530c screws (8) system board Inspiron 530b/530d screws (6) system board Removing and Installing Parts Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 176: Installing The System Board

    7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176). 8 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 9 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 90). Replacing the Computer Cover...

  • Page 177

    6 Replace and tighten the two screws that secure the computer cover, using a screwdriver. computer cover tab slot computer cover front of the computer 7 Move the computer to the upright position. NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.

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  • Page 179: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications Inspiron 530/530a/530c Processor ® Processor type Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor ® Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor ® ® Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor ® ® Intel Celeron processor Level 2 (L2) cache At least 512 KB pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, writeback SRAM Memory Type...

  • Page 180

    Video Type Intel integrated video Audio Type Realtek ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio) Expansion Bus Bus type PCI 2.3 PCI Express 1.0A SATA 1.0 and 2.0 USB 2.0 Bus speed PCI: 133 MB/s PCI Express: x1 slot bidirectional speed - 500 MB/s x16 slot bidirectional speed - 8GB/s SATA: 1.5 Gbps and 3.0 Gbps USB: 480 Mbps high speed, 12 Mbps full speed, 1.2 Mbps...

  • Page 181

    Drives Externally accessible: one 3.5-inch drive bay (FlexBay) two 5.25-inch drive bays Internally accessible two 3.5-inch drive bays Available devices two 3.5-inch Serial ATA hard drives and two 5.25-inch Serial ATA CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, or combo drive (optional) one 3.5-inch floppy drive (optional) or Media Card Reader (optional) NOTE: Floppy drive is supported only on Inspiron 530.

  • Page 182

    Connectors (continued) Front panel audio HDA one 9-pin connector header Processor one 775-pin connector Memory four 240-pin connectors Power 12V one 4-pin connector Power one 24-pin connector Inspiron 530b/530d Processor ® Processor type Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor ® ® Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor...

  • Page 183

    Video Type Intel integrated video Audio Type Realtek ALC662 (5.1- Channel audio) Expansion Bus Bus type PCI 2.3 PCI Express 1.0A SATA 1.0 and 2.0 USB 2.0 Bus speed PCI: 133 MB/s PCI Express: x1 slot bidirectional speed - 500 MB/s x16 slot bidirectional speed - 8GB/s SATA: 1.5 Gbps and 3.0 Gbps USB: 480 Mbps high speed, 12 Mbps full speed, 1.2 Mbps...

  • Page 184

    Drives Externally accessible: one 5.25-inch drive bays Internally accessible one 3.5-inch drive bays Available devices one 3.5-inch Serial ATA hard drives and one 5.25-inch Serial ATA CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, or combo drive (optional) one Media Card Reader (optional) Connectors External connectors: Video 15-hole connector...

  • Page 185: Inspiron 530/530a/530b/530c/530d

    Connectors (continued) Memory four 240-pin connectors Power 12V one 4-pin connector Power one 24-pin connector Inspiron 530/530a/530b/530c/530d Controls and Lights Front of computer: Power button push button Power light blue light — Blinking blue in sleep state; solid blue for power- on state amber light —...

  • Page 186

    Power DC power supply: Wattage 300 W ® 350 W (for computers with Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor) Maximum heat 162 W dissipation ® 188 W (for computers with Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor) NOTE: Heat dissipation is calculated by using the power supply wattage rating.

  • Page 187: System Setup

    Environmental (continued) Maximum vibration: Operating 5 to 350 Hz at 0.0002 G Storage 5 to 500 Hz at 0.001 to 0.01 G Maximum shock: Operating 40 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 20 in/sec [51 cm/sec]) Storage 105 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 50 in/sec [127 cm/sec])

  • Page 188: Entering System Setup

    Entering System Setup 1 Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2 When the blue DELL™ logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to appear. 3 Once this F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately. NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can appear very quickly, so you must watch for it to display, and then press <F2>.

  • Page 189: System Setup Options

    System Setup Options NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed. System Info Shows the BIOS version number and date information. BIOS Info Shows the service tag of the computer. Service Tag Identifies whether the computer’s processor supports CPU Info...

  • Page 190

    Boot Device Configuration Used to set the device priority of removable devices like Removable Device USB floppy drives. The items displayed are dynamically Priority updated according to the removable devices connected. Used to set the device priority of hard drives. The items Hard Disk Boot displayed are dynamically updated according to the hard Priority...

  • Page 191: Boot Sequence

    IDE; RAID (IDE by default) SATA Mode NOTE: Applicable for Inspiron 530, 530a and 530c only. Power Management Setup ACPI Suspend Type S1(POS); S3(STR) (S3(STR) by default) On; Off (On by default) Remote Wake Up Enabled; Disabled (Disabled by default) Auto Power On Auto Power On Date...

  • Page 192

    You can use this feature, for example, to tell the computer to boot from the CD drive so that you can run the Dell Diagnostics on the Drivers and Utilities media, but you want the computer to boot from the hard drive when the diagnostic tests are complete.

  • Page 193: Clearing Forgotten Passwords

    Clearing Forgotten Passwords CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 105. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 107).

  • Page 194

    Inspiron 530a Inspiron 530b 1 2 3 1 2 3 Appendix Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 195

    Inspiron 530c 1 2 3 1 2 3 Inspiron 530d 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1 and 2. Appendix Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

  • Page 196: Clearing Cmos Settings

    5 Wait for approximately five seconds to clear the password. 6 Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 1 and 2 and replace it on pins 2 and 3 to enable the password feature. 7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 176).

  • Page 197: Flashing The Bios

    The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board. 1 Turn on the computer. 2 Locate the BIOS update file for your computer at the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. 3 Click Download Now to download the file.

  • Page 198: Cleaning Your Computer

    Cleaning Your Computer CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Computer, Keyboard, and Monitor CAUTION: Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet. Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.

  • Page 199

    Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dell-installed hardware.

  • Page 200: Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals

    All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI) project are covered by the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer. However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all nonstandard, third-party hard- ware components integrated through CFI for the duration of the computer’s service...

  • Page 201

    NOTICE: The FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Inc. could void your authority to operate this equipment. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

  • Page 202: Contacting Dell

    NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Because availability varies by country and product, some services may not be available in your area.

  • Page 203: Glossary

    Glossary Terms in this Glossary are provided for informational purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your particular computer. AC — alternating current — The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter power cable in to an electrical outlet. ACPI —...

  • Page 204

    BIOS — basic input/output system — A program (or utility) that serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system. Unless you understand what effect these settings have on the computer, do not change them. Also referred to as system setup. bit —...

  • Page 205

    CD-R — CD recordable — A recordable version of a CD. Data can be recorded only once onto a CD-R. Once recorded, the data cannot be erased or written over. CD-RW — CD rewritable — A rewritable version of a CD. Data can be written to a CD-RW disc, and then erased and written over (rewritten).

  • Page 206

    device driver — See driver. DIMM — dual in-line memory module — A circuit board with memory chips that connects to a memory module on the system board. DIN connector — A round, six-pin connector that conforms to DIN (Deutsche Industrie-Norm) standards;...

  • Page 207

    ExpressCards. ExpressCards support both the PCI Express and USB 2.0 standard. Express Service Code — A numeric code located on a sticker on your Dell™ computer. Use the Express Service Code when contacting Dell for assistance. Express Service Code service may not be available in some countries.

  • Page 208

    Fahrenheit — A temperature measurement scale where 32° is the freezing point and 212° is the boiling point of water. FBD — fully-buffered DIMM — A DIMM with DDR2 DRAM chips and an Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB) that speeds communication between the DDR2 SDRAM chips and the system.

  • Page 209

    hard drive — A drive that reads and writes data on a hard disk. The terms hard drive and hard disk are often used interchangeably. heat sink — A metal plate on some processors that helps dissipate heat. hibernate mode — A power management mode that saves everything in memory to a reserved space on the hard drive and then turns off the computer.

  • Page 210

    IRQ — interrupt request — An electronic pathway assigned to a specific device so that the device can communicate with the processor. Each device connection must be assigned an IRQ. Although two devices can share the same IRQ assignment, you cannot operate both devices simultaneously.

  • Page 211

    — A bay that supports devices such as optical drives, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module. memory — A temporary data storage area inside your computer. Because the data in...

  • Page 212

    network adapter — A chip that provides network capabilities. A computer may include a network adapter on its system board, or it may contain a PC Card with an adapter on it. A network adapter is also referred to as a NIC (network interface controller).

  • Page 213

    PIO — programmed input/output — A method of transferring data between two devices through the processor as part of the data path. pixel — A single point on a display screen. Pixels are arranged in rows and columns to create an image. A video resolution, such as 800 x 600, is expressed as the number of pixels across by the number of pixels up and down.

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    refresh rate — The frequency, measured in Hz, at which your screen's horizontal lines are recharged (sometimes also referred to as its vertical frequency). The higher the refresh rate, the less video flicker can be seen by the human eye. resolution —...

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    Service Tag — A bar code label on your computer that identifies your computer when you access Dell Support at support.dell.com or when you call Dell for customer service or technical support. setup program — A program that is used to install and configure hardware and software.

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    SXGA — super-extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. SXGA+ — super-extended graphics array plus — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1400 x 1050. system board —...

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    USB — universal serial bus — A hardware interface for a low-speed device such as a USB-compatible keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, set of speakers, printer, broadband devices (DSL and cable modems), imaging devices, or storage devices. Devices are plugged directly in to a 4-pin socket on your computer or in to a multi-port hub that plugs in to your computer.

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    W — watt — The measurement of electrical power. One W is 1 ampere of current flowing at 1 volt. WHr — watt-hour — A unit of measure commonly used to indicate the approximate capacity of a battery. For example, a 66-WHr battery can supply 66 W of power for 1 hour or 33 W for 2 hours.

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    Index CD-RW drive problems, 65 audio. See sound CDs, 34 playing, 31 Check Disk, 66 CMOS settings battery clearing, 196 problems, 63 replacing, 160 computer beep codes, 86 beep codes, 86 components inside, 109 BIOS, 187 crashes, 70-71 boot sequence, 191 inside view, 109 changing, 192 restore to previous state, 98...

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    Dell removing floppy, 145 contacting, 202 removing hard drive, 140 support policy, 199 second hard drive, 143 support site, 12 serial ATA, 140 Dell Diagnostics, 90 DVD drive diagnostics problems, 65 beep codes, 86 DVDs, 34 Dell, 90 playing, 31...

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    Service Tag, 12, 16, 18 problems, 66 removing, 140 hardware beep codes, 86 Media Card Reader conflicts, 97 installing, 151-152 Dell Diagnostics, 90 problems, 73 removing, 151 Help and Support, 13 using, 36 hibernate mode, 41, 43-44 memory installing, 126...

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    CD-RW drive, 65 jumper, 193 computer crashes, 70-71 PC Restore, 100 computer stops responding, 70 PCI cards conflicts, 97 installing, 130 Dell Diagnostics, 90 removing, 134 drives, 64 DVD drive, 65 playing CDs and DVDs, 31 e-mail, 66 power error messages, 68...

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    monitor is hard to read, 84 mouse, 75 S.M.A.R.T, 89 network, 76 safety instructions, 11 power, 77 power light conditions, 77 SATA. See serial ATA printer, 78 scanner program crashes, 70 problems, 80 program stops responding, 70 serial ATA, 140 programs and Windows compatibility, 71 Service Tag, 12, 16, 18...

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    63 power, 186 processor, 179, 182 connect to computer, 38-39 video, 180, 183 standby mode, 40, 44 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD, 91 booting to devices, 192 Starting the Dell Diagnostics Using Windows Device Driver...

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    Windows XP Device Driver Rollback, 95 Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, 60 Help and Support, 13 reinstalling, 98 System Restore, 98 wizards Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, 54, 60 Program Compatibility Wizard, 71 Index Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...

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