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Installing and Configuring
the Mini PCI Card
CAUTION: Before performing any of the
procedures listed below, read and follow the
safety instructions in the
Guide
Owner's Manual
or the
computer.
Read the information on the following pages before you
complete the setup of your wireless network.
Before You Begin
Ensure that you have the following items:
Your portable computer
Your Mini PCI card
The CD that came with your wireless Mini PCI
card
The Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1180/1300/1400 Wireless
Mini PCI Card and Intel
3A Mini PCI Adapter Setup Guide
The regulatory label(s) if required in your region
For Latitude™ D600/D500 and
Inspiron™ 600m/500m Computers
Installing the Mini PCI Card
Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to
1
prevent the computer cover from being scratched.
Save and close any open files, exit any open
2
programs, and then shut down the computer.
Installing and Configuring the Mini PCI Card
System Information
that came with your
®
Pro/Wireless 2100 LAN
5

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  • Page 1 • Your Mini PCI card • The CD that came with your wireless Mini PCI card • The Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1180/1300/1400 Wireless ® Mini PCI Card and Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 LAN 3A Mini PCI Adapter Setup Guide • The regulatory label(s) if required in your region For Latitude™...
  • Page 2 If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions. Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet. Wait 10 to 20 seconds, and then disconnect any attached devices. Remove any installed PC Cards, batteries, and module bay devices.
  • Page 3 If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 10. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card: Disconnect the Mini PCI card from any attached cables. Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card pops up slightly.
  • Page 4 Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until you feel a click. Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card. Replace the cover and tighten the screw. Attaching the Regulatory Label NOTICE: You must affix the provided label because it is a regulatory requirement.
  • Page 5 NOTE: The label shown is a sample only. It may not exactly represent the characters and words appearing on your enclosed label. For Latitude D800, Inspiron 8500, and Dell Precision™ M60 Computers Installing the Mini PCI Card Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched.
  • Page 6 If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions. Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet. Wait 10 to 20 seconds, and then disconnect any attached devices. Remove any installed PC Cards, batteries, and module bay devices.
  • Page 7 If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 10. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card: Disconnect the Mini PCI card from any attached cables. Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card pops up slightly.
  • Page 8 Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until you feel a click. Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card. Mini PCI card antenna cables (2) Replace the cover and tighten the screw.
  • Page 9 SIRIM label Mini PCI card regulatory label NOTE: The label shown is a sample only. It may not exactly represent the characters and words appearing on your enclosed label. Inspiron 1100 and 5100 Computers Installing the Mini PCI Card Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched.
  • Page 10 Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet. Wait 10 to 20 seconds, and then disconnect any attached devices. Remove any installed PC Cards, batteries, and module bay devices. NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts. Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer.
  • Page 11 If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card: Disconnect the Mini PCI card from any attached cables. Mini PCI card antenna cables metal securing tabs (2) Mini PCI card connector Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card pops up slightly.
  • Page 12 Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until you feel a click. Mini PCI card antenna cables Mini PCI card connector Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card. Replace the cover and screw.
  • Page 13 modem/Mini PCI card cover SIRIM label Mini PCI card regulatory label NOTE: The label shown is a sample only. It may not exactly represent the characters and words appearing on your enclosed label. Latitude D400 Computers Installing the Mini PCI Card Before you install the Mini PCI card, you need to remove the keyboard: Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to...
  • Page 14 Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and then shut down the computer. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions. Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
  • Page 15 keyboard pull-tab screws (2) keyboard securing tabs (5) keyboard connector pull-tab interface connector (system board) Rest the keyboard face down on the palm rest. Pull straight up on the pull-tab that is attached to the keyboard connector to disconnect the connector from the interface connector on the system board.
  • Page 16 antenna cables (2) Mini PCI card Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card pops up slightly. Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector. Installing and Configuring the Mini PCI Card...
  • Page 17 securing tabs(2) Mini PCI card connector NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.
  • Page 18 Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card. To complete the Mini PCI card installation, you need to replace the keyboard: Connect the keyboard connector to the interface connector on the system board. Insert the five securing tabs on the keyboard into their respective slots in the palm rest.
  • Page 19 SIRIM label Mini PCI card regulatory label NOTE: The label shown is a sample only. It may not exactly represent the characters and words appearing on your enclosed label. Installing and Configuring the Mini PCI Card...
  • Page 20 Installing and Configuring the Software Installing Software Insert the Mini PCI card CD. If the Main Menu screen does not appear, click the Start button, click Run, type x:\setup.exe (where x is your CD or DVD drive letter), and then click OK.
  • Page 21: Technical Support

    Dell contact information. Limited Warranties and Return Policy Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day (U.S. only), one-year, two-year, three-year, or four-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty you purchased, see the invoice that accompanied your hardware product(s).
  • Page 22 What is not covered by this limited warranty? This limited warranty does not cover: • Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products through our factory- integration system, third-party software, or the reloading of software •...
  • Page 23 This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dell-branded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell- branded projectors lasts only ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice.
  • Page 24 For the first 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties, we will repair any Dell-branded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
  • Page 25 Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell, some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality. Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you bought.
  • Page 26 (available via the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/ or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Page 27 Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows: •...
  • Page 28 (or www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer assistance. You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new...
  • Page 29 Products for which we have not received payment THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE.
  • Page 30 This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dell-branded batteries lasts only one year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell- branded projectors lasts only ninety days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the invoice.
  • Page 31 What will Dell do? During the first year of all limited warranties: During the first year of all limited warranties, we will repair any Dell-branded hardware products returned to us that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. If we are not able to repair the product, we will replace it with a comparable product that is new or refurbished.
  • Page 32 What if I purchased an on-site service contract? If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service contract. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service. Dell's service contracts can be found online at www.dell.ca or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-847-4096.
  • Page 33 If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an...
  • Page 34 Dell computers, nor do we test or guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today.
  • Page 35 Dell-Branded Peripheral Products Dell does provide a limited warranty for new Dell-branded peripheral products (products for which Dell is listed as the manufacturer) such as monitors, batteries, memory, docking stations, and projectors). To determine which limited warranty applies to the product you purchased, see the Dell invoice and/or the product documentation that accompanied your product.
  • Page 36 Dell Computer Corporation ("Dell") warrants to the end user in accordance with the following provisions that its branded hardware products, purchased by the end user from a Dell company or an authorized Dell distributor in Latin America or the Caribbean, will be free from defects in materials, workmanship, and design affecting normal use, for a period of one year from the original purchase date.
  • Page 37 Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.
  • Page 38 Limited War ranties and Re tu r n Po licy...

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