Dell OptiPlex FX160 Setup And Quick Reference Manual

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Dell™ OptiPlex™ FX160
Setup and Quick Reference Guide
This guide provides an overview of features, specifications, quick setup,
software, and troubleshooting information for your computer. For more
information about your operating system, devices, and technologies, see
the Dell Technology Guide at support.dell.com.
Model DC01T
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    For more information about your operating system, devices, and technologies, see the Dell Technology Guide at support.dell.com. Model DC01T w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

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    Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, OptiPlex, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and is used by Dell under license; Intel and Atom are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Tips Power Problems Memory Problems Lockups and Software Problems Dell Technical Update Service Dell Support Utility Dell Diagnostics ......... .

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit Before You Call Contacting Dell Index .......

  • Page 5: About Your Computer, Front View

    About Your Computer Front View power button USB 2.0 connectors (2) headphone connector side cover stand microphone connector About Your Computer...

  • Page 6: Back View

    diagnostic lights (see your Service Manual for information about light codes) hard drive indicator Back View wireless antenna (optional) DVI connector USB 2.0 connectors (4) power connector network connector (RJ-45) About Your Computer Wi-Fi indicator network activity indicator serial connector VGA connector PS/2 keyboard connector PS/2 mouse connector...

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Computer, Before Setting Up Your Computer, Quick Setup

    Setting Up Your Computer Before Setting Up Your Computer When positioning your computer, ensure that you allow easy access to a power source, adequate ventilation, and a level surface on which to place your computer. NOTICE: Keep the computer on the stand and in the vertical position. Setting up the computer horizontally (on its side) restricts airflow and can impact performance.

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    1 Connect the monitor using either the white DVI cable or the blue VGA cable. 2 Connect a USB device, such as a keyboard or mouse. Setting Up Your Computer...

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    3 Connect the network cable. 4 Connect the power cable. Setting Up Your Computer...

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    5 Press the power buttons on the monitor and the computer. Setting Up Your Computer...

  • Page 11: Specifications

    Specifications NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start→ Help and Support and select the option to view information about your computer. Processor Processor type Level 2 (L2) cache System Information Chipset DMA channels Interrupt levels...

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    Memory (continued) Minimum memory Maximum memory Video Type: SiS Mirage integrated video Audio Type: ADI 1984A Integrated HD Audio Drives Internally accessible Available devices Connectors External connectors: Video Network adapter Audio Serial PS/2 Specifications 1 GB (512 MB for Linux) 4 GB default 128 MB shared video memory (can be changed in BIOS system setup)

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    Connectors (continued) System board connectors: Serial ATA (hard drive) Serial ATA (NVRAM module) Mini-PCI Express X1 Front panel LED Front panel USB Front panel audio Memory Power 12 V BIOS ROM Serial ATA hard drive power Controls and Lights Front of computer: Power button Power light (within the power button)

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    Controls and Lights (continued) Drive activity light Rear of computer: Link integrity light (on network adapter connector) Network activity light (on network adapter connector) Power DC power supply: Wattage Voltage (see the safety information that shipped with your computer for important voltage setting information) Coin-cell battery...

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    Environmental Temperature: Operating Storage Relative humidity Maximum vibration: Operating Storage Maximum shock: Operating Storage Altitude: Operating Storage Airborne contaminant level 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F) –40° to 65° C (–40° to 149° F) 20% to 80% (noncondensing) 5 to 350 Hz at 0.0002 G 5 to 500 Hz at 0.001 to 0.01 G 40 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10%...

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    Specifications...

  • Page 17: Troubleshooting Tips, Using The Hardware Troubleshooter, Tips, Power Problems

    Always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. NOTE: For detailed troubleshooting information, including responding to system messages, see your Service Manual at support.dell.com. Using the Hardware Troubleshooter 1 Click Start (Microsoft Start button , and click Help and Support.

  • Page 18: Memory Problems

    If the display is connected and powered on, see your Service Manual on • support.dell.com. F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S B L I N K I N G B L U E Press a key on the keyboard, move the mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation.

  • Page 19: Lockups And Software Problems

    NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view and may not apply if you set your Dell computer to the Windows Classic view. The computer does not start up N S U R E T H A T T H E P O W E R C A B L E I S F I R M L Y C O N N E C T E D T O T H E C O M P U T E R A N D T O...

  • Page 20: Dell Technical Update Service, Dell Support Utility

    To enroll for the Dell Technical Update service, go to support.dell.com/technicalupdate. Dell Support Utility NOTE: The Dell Support Utility is not supported on Linux or Windows XP embedded operating systems. Troubleshooting Tips I Z A R D —...

  • Page 21: Dell Diagnostics

    2 Ensure that the Show icon on the taskbar option is checked. NOTE: If the Dell Support Utility is not available from the Start menu, go to support.dell.com and download the software. For more information about the Dell Support Utility, click the question mark (?) at the top of the Dell Support screen.

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    <Enter>. 6 Type 1 to start the CD menu and press <Enter> to proceed. 7 Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version that is appropriate for your computer.

  • Page 23: Reinstalling Software, Drivers, Identifying Drivers

    ® Windows XP Embedded 1 Locate the list of devices for your computer: Right-click My Computer on the desktop. Click Properties. NOTE: The User Account Control window may appear. If you are an administrator on the computer, click Continue; otherwise, contact your administrator to continue.

  • Page 24: Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    Utilities" on page 24). Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com provides approved drivers for your computer. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. Returning to a Previous Device Driver Version...

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    7 Click the name of the driver→ OK→ Next. 8 Click Finish and restart your computer. Windows XP Embedded 1 Locate the list of devices for your computer: Right-click My Computer on the desktop. Click Properties. NOTE: The User Account Control window may appear. If you are an administrator on the computer, click Continue;...

  • Page 26: Restoring Your Operating System

    NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view and may not apply if you set your Dell computer to the Windows Classic view. Starting System Restore 1 Click the Windows Vista Start button 2 In the Start Search box, type System Restore and press <Enter>.

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    Undoing the Last System Restore NOTICE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all 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 the Windows Vista Start button 2 In the Start Search box, type System Restore and press <Enter>.

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    Reinstalling Software...

  • Page 29: Finding Information

    This type of information may have shipped with your computer. For additional regulatory information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage on www.dell.com at the following location: www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Dell Technology Guide The Dell Technology Guide is available at support.dell.com. ® ® Microsoft Windows License Label Your Microsoft Windows License is located on your computer.

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    Finding Information...

  • Page 31: Getting Help, Obtaining Assistance

    1 See "Tips" on page 17 for information and procedures that pertain to the problem your computer is experiencing. 2 See "Dell Diagnostics" on page 21 for procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics. 3 Fill out the "Diagnostics Checklist" on page 36.

  • Page 32: Technical Support And Customer Service, Dellconnect, Online Services

    Dell's support service is available to answer your questions about Dell hardware. Our support staff uses computer-based diagnostics to provide fast, accurate answers. To contact Dell's support service, see "Before You Call" on page 35, and then see the contact information for your region or go to support.dell.com. DellConnect™...

  • Page 33: Autotech Service, Automated Order-status Service, Problems With Your Order

    "Contacting Dell" on page 37. Automated Order-Status Service To check on the status of any Dell products that you have ordered, you can go to support.dell.com, or you can call the automated order status service. A recording prompts you for the information needed to locate and report on your order.

  • Page 34: Product Information, Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit

    If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, visit the Dell website at www.dell.com. For the telephone number to call for your region or to speak to a sales specialist, see "Contacting Dell"...

  • Page 35: Before You Call

    Service Tag (located on the back or bottom of your computer). Remember to fill out the Diagnostics Checklist (see "Diagnostics Checklist" on page 36). If possible, turn on your computer before you call Dell for assistance and call from a telephone at or near the computer. You may be...

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    Address: Phone number: Service Tag (bar code on the back or bottom of the computer): Express Service Code: Return Material Authorization Number (if provided by Dell support technician): Operating system and version: Devices: Expansion cards: Are you connected to a network? Yes No...

  • Page 37: Contacting Dell

    To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: 1 Visit support.dell.com, and verify your country or region in the Choose A Country/Region drop down menu at the bottom of the page. 2 Click Contact Us on the left side of the page, and select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.

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    Getting Help...

  • Page 39: Index

    Index connecting monitor, 8 network cable, 9 power cables, 9 contacting Dell, 31, 37 Dell contacting, 31, 37 software updates, 20 Support Utility, 20 technical support and customer service, 32 Technical Update Service, 20 Dell Diagnostics, 21 starting from the Drivers and...

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    15 memory, 11 physical, 14 power, 14 processor, 11 system information, 11 video, 12 support, 31 contacting Dell, 37 DellConnect, 32 online services, 32 regional, 32 technical support and customer service, 32 support information, 29 System Restore, 26 Terms and Conditions, 29...

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    (continued) Dell Diagnostics, 21 memory, 18 power, 17 power light conditions, 17 program crashes, 19 programs and Windows compatibility, 20 restore to previous state, 26 software, 19-20 tips, 17 updates software and hardware, 20 view back, 6 front, 5...

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    Index...

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