Dell OptiPlex GX270 Setup And Quick Reference Manual

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Dell™ OptiPlex™ Systems
Setup and Quick
Reference Guide
Models DHS, DHP , and DHM
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  • Page 1 Dell™ OptiPlex™ Systems Setup and Quick Reference Guide Models DHS, DHP , and DHM w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Dell Diagnostics When to Use the Dell Diagnostics Starting the Dell Diagnostics Running the Dell IDE Hard Drive Diagnostics Regulatory Information Class A ......
  • Page 4 Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only) One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the Caribbean Only) ® Intel Warranty Statement for Pentium ® Celeron Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only) Contents ..
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    This document contains getting started/setup, solving problems, and safety, regulatory, and warranty information about your Dell To obtain the latest versions of the documents on your hard drive, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Regulatory model numbers appear throughout this document; their chassis type...
  • Page 6 Click the Start button and click Help and Support. Click User’s and system guides and click User’s guides. M i c r o s o f t W i n d o w s 2 0 0 0 Double-click the User’s Guides icon on your desktop.
  • Page 7 Find it Here D e l l S u p p o r t W e b s i t e — support.dell.com The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including: • Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, and online courses •...
  • Page 8: Caution: Safety Instructions

    CAUTION: Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your computer and working environment from potential damage. General • Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service technician.
  • Page 9 CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued) • To avoid shorting out your computer when disconnecting a network cable, first unplug the cable from the network adapter on the back of your computer, and then from the network jack. When reconnecting a network cable to your computer, first plug the cable into the network jack, and then into the network adapter.
  • Page 10: When Using Your Computer

    When Using Your Computer As you use your computer, observe the following safe-handling guidelines. CAUTION: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, and so on) removed. • Your computer is equipped with one of the following: –...
  • Page 11: When Working Inside Your Computer

    Before you open the computer cover, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated. CAUTION: Do not attempt to service the computer yourself, except as explained in your online Dell documentation or in instructions otherwise provided to you by Dell. Always follow installation and service instructions closely.
  • Page 12: Getting Started/Setup

    NOTE: Some flat-panel displays and graphic cards support Digital Visual Interface (DVI). If your monitor and card have DVI connectors, Dell recommends that you use DVI instead of VGA. NOTE: Some monitors have the video connector underneath the back of the screen. See the documentation that came with your monitor for its connector locations.
  • Page 13 Verify that the voltage selection switch is set correctly for your location. Your computer is equipped with one of the following: • A fixed-voltage power supply — Computers with a fixed-voltage power supply do not have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and operate at only one voltage (see the regulatory label on the outside of the computer for its operating voltage).
  • Page 14 D e s k t o p S e t u p — W i t h o u t E x p a n s i o n C a r d s D e s k t o p S e t u p — W i t h E x p a n s i o n C a r d s NOTE: If your system has two video connectors, the integrated video connector is disabled and has a protective cap on it.
  • Page 15 M i n i -To w e r S e t u p — W i t h o u t E x p a n s i o n C a r d s M i n i -To w e r S e t u p — W i t h E x p a n s i o n C a r d LINE OUT monitor keyboard...
  • Page 16: Monitor Connections

    NOTE: If your system has two video connectors, the integrated video connector is disabled and has a protective cap on it. Use the expansion card connector as shown in the illustration. For more information on setting up monitors with your specific graphics card, see "Monitor Connections"...
  • Page 17 For dual-monitor capable cards with 1 DVI and 1 VGA connector Single DVI/Single VGA • Use the appropriate connector when you connect to one or two monitors. For dual-monitor capable cards with 2 DVI connectors Dual DVI • Use the DVI connectors to connect to one or two DVI monitors.
  • Page 18: Completed Setup

    Solving Problems Dell provides a number of tools to help you if your system does not perform as expected. For the latest troubleshooting information available for your system, see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. You can also find descriptions of Dell troubleshooting tools in the section titled "Getting Help"...
  • Page 19: Using The Drivers And Utilities Cd

    If computer problems occur that require help from Dell, write a detailed description of the error, beep codes, or diagnostics light patterns; record your Express Service Code and Service Tag Number below; and then contact Dell from the same location as your computer.
  • Page 20: Dell Diagnostics

    Dell. If you do contact Dell, the test results can provide important information for Dell's service and support personnel. NOTICE: If your hard drive fails, run the Dell IDE Hard Drive Diagnostics (see "Running the Dell IDE Hard Drive Diagnostics" on page 22).
  • Page 21 Start the Dell Diagnostics from either your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as the ResourceCD). Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive Shut down and restart the computer. ™ When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
  • Page 22: Running The Dell Ide Hard Drive Diagnostics

    Main Menu screen. Running the Dell IDE Hard Drive Diagnostics The Dell IDE Hard Drive Diagnostics is a utility that tests the hard drive to troubleshoot or confirm a hard drive failure. Turn on your computer (if your computer is already on, restart it).
  • Page 23: Class A

    Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult Dell or an experienced radio/TV technician for help Setup and Quick Re ference Guide...
  • Page 24: Nom Information (Mexico Only)

    The following information is provided on the device(s) described in this document in compliance with the requirements of the official Mexican standards (NOM): Exporter: Dell Computer Corporation Importer: Dell Computer de México, Ship to: Setup and Quick Re ference Guide...
  • Page 25: Limited Warranties And Return Policy

    Limited Warranties and Return Policy Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day, 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). The following sections describe the limited warranties and return policy for the U.S., the limited warranties and return policy for Canada, and the manufacturer guarantee for Latin...
  • Page 26 During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: During the 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.
  • Page 27 We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data. What if I purchased a service contract? If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.
  • Page 28: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.s. Only)

    "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly from 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 29: Limited Warranty Terms For Canada

    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 condition along with any media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
  • Page 30 How long does this limited warranty last? 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.
  • Page 31 During the 90 days of the 90-day limited warranty and the first year of all other limited warranties: During the 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.
  • Page 32 What if I purchased a 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: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only)

    While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of 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 34 If you are an end-user customer who bought Dell Software and Peripherals products directly from a Dell company, you may return Dell Software and Peripherals products that are in as-new condition to Dell up to 30 days from the date of invoice for a refund of the product purchase price if already paid. This refund will not include any shipping and handling charges shown on your invoice;...
  • Page 35 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 36 ® Intel Warranty Statement for Pentium (U.S. and Canada Only) Limited Warranty ® ® Intel warrants that its family of Pentium and Celeron conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for a period of three (3) years after the date the Pentium or Celeron processor was purchased (whether purchased separately or as part of a computer system).
  • Page 37 ® ® Intel Pentium and Celeron Processors are backed by a three-year limited warranty. Please refer to the reverse side of this card for complete warranty details. Intel’s Commitment to Quality Intel is committed to producing the highest quality processors available. That’s why we have hundreds of people dedicated to continuously improve our design, manufacturing, and testing technology.
  • Page 38 Setup and Quick Re ference Guide...

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