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Dell Inspirion 510m Owner's Manual: Power Protection Devices; Surge Protectors; Line Conditioners

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E R I F Y T H A T
Click the Start button.
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Click Control Panel.
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Click Printers and Other Hardware.
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Click View installed printers or fax printers. If the printer model is listed, right-
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click the printer icon.
Click Properties, and then click the Ports tab. Ensure that the Print to the
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following port(s): setting is LPT1 (Printer Port).
R
EINSTALL THE PRINTER DRIVER

Power Protection Devices

Several devices are available to protect against power fluctuations and failures:

Surge protectors

Line conditioners

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Surge Protectors
Surge protectors and power strips equipped with surge protection help to prevent damage to your
computer from voltage spikes that can occur during electrical storms or following power
interruptions. The level of protection is usually commensurate with the cost of the surge protector.
Some surge protector manufacturers include warranty coverage for certain types of damage.
Carefully read the device warranty when choosing a surge protector. A device with a higher joule
rating offers more protection. Compare joule ratings to determine the relative effectiveness of
different devices.
NOTICE:
caused by nearby lightning strikes. When lightning occurs in your area, disconnect the telephone line
from the telephone wall jack and disconnect your computer from the electrical outlet.
Many surge protectors have a telephone jack for modem protection. See the surge protector
documentation for modem connection instructions.
NOTICE:
the network wall jack during electrical storms.
Line Conditioners
NOTICE:
Line conditioners are designed to maintain AC voltage at a fairly constant level.
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Setting Up Your Computer
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— See page 90.
Most surge protectors do not protect against power fluctuations or power interruptions
Not all surge protectors offer network adapter protection. Disconnect the network cable from
Line conditioners do not protect against power interruptions.

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