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Dell™ Inspiron™ 8000 System
SOLUTIONS GUIDE
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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 8000 System SOLUTIONS GUIDE www.dell.com support.dell.com...

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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Computer Corporation is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , Dell TravelLite , Inspiron , DellWare , Dimension , OptiPlex , Dell Precision , and Latitude are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks and Celeron is a trademark of Intel Corporation;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Instructions When Using Your Computer When Removing or Installing Memory Modules Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge 1 Setting Up Connecting a Printer Installing the Printer Driver Parallel Printer USB Printer Turning Off the Computer Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Windows 2000 Using the Media Bay Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off Swapping Devices While Windows Is Running...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Power Problems Start-Up Error Messages Video and Display Problems If the display is blank If the display is difficult to read Sound and Speaker Problems Integrated Speakers External Speakers Printer Problems If you cannot print to a parallel port printer If you cannot print to a USB printer Modem Problems Scanner Problems...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    ......Replacing a Hard Drive Returning a Hard Drive to Dell 4 Appendix Specifications .

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contacting Dell Contact Numbers and Addresses Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit Regulatory Information General EMC Guidelines FCC Notices (U.S. Only) Battery Disposal NOM Information (Mexico Only) Información para NOM (únicamente para México) Warranty and Return Policy Information Macrovision Product Notice Index .

  • Page 7: Safety Instructions, When Using Your Computer

    Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to help protect yourself and your computer. For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in “Sitting Comfortably at Your Computer” in the Tell Me How help file. When Using Your Computer CAUTION: Do not operate your portable computer for an extended period of time with the base resting directly on your body.

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    • • • • • • • • • • Safe t y Ins tr uct ions Before you connect the computer to a power source, ensure that the voltage rating of the AC adapter matches that of the available power source: –...

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    • When traveling with the hard drive removed from the computer, wrap the drive in a nonconducting material, such as cloth or paper. If you have the drive checked by hand, be ready to install the drive in the computer. You can put the hard drive through an X-ray security machine, but never put the drive through a metal detector.

  • Page 10: When Removing Or Installing Memory Modules

    If your computer gets wet, see page 40 for instructions. If you drop or damage the computer, see page 41. If, after following these procedures, you confirm that your computer is not operating properly, contact Dell (see page 69). NOTICE: The only time you should ever access the inside of your computer is when you are installing memory modules.

  • Page 11: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge

    • Handle memory modules with care. Don’t touch the components on a module. Hold a module by its edges. CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

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    S E C T I O N 1 S e t t i n g U p Connecting a Printer Turning Off the Computer Using the Media Bay Setting Up the Dolby Headphone Setting Up the APR to Connect to a Network...

  • Page 14: Connecting A Printer, Installing The Printer Driver, Parallel Printer

    If no information is provided, see the following sections. Installing the Printer Driver Dell installs drivers for some new printers. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers. If your printer is listed in the Printers window, the printer is ready to use.

  • Page 15: Usb Printer

    screws (2) parallel printer cable Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel. Install the printer driver if necessary (see page 14). USB Printer Install the printer driver if necessary (see page 14). Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connector on the computer and the printer.

  • Page 16: Turning Off The Computer, Windows Millennium Edition (me) And Windows 2000

    Turning Off the Computer Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Windows 2000 S e tt i n g U p USB printer cable NOTICE: To prevent data loss, you must perform the Windows shutdown procedure to turn off your computer. Save and close any open files and exit any open programs. Click the Start button and then click Shut Down.

  • Page 17: Using The Media Bay

    Using the Media Bay Dell ships your computer with a floppy drive installed in the media bay. The media bay also supports the following devices: • CD drive • CD-RW drive • DVD drive • Zip drive • Second hard drive •...

  • Page 18: Swapping Devices While The Computer Is Turned Off

    Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off S e tt i n g U p Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see page 16). If the computer is connected (docked) to an APR, undock it (see page 53).

  • Page 19: Swapping Devices While Windows Is Running

    NOTICE: Insert devices before you dock and turn on the computer. Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you hear a click. Turn on the computer. Swapping Devices While Windows Is Running NOTICE: To prevent irreparable damage to the docking connector, do not replace devices while the computer is connected to an APR.

  • Page 20: Setting Up The Dolby Headphone, Setting Up The Apr To Connect To A Network

    Setting Up the Dolby Headphone HINT: The Dolby headphone feature is available only if your computer has a DVD drive. HINT: Icon labels may be visible only when you place the pointer over the icon. Setting Up the APR to Connect to a Network HINT: A network adapter...

  • Page 21: Setting Up The Apr For Windows 2000

    Click Finish when Windows displays a message that the driver is installed. Click Yes to restart the computer. After the computer restarts, Windows modifies settings, creates a Dock 1 configuration, and then displays a message. Click OK. If the Updated display settings If necessary, consult your network administrator for instructions on configuring the network adapter settings.

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    S E C T I O N 2 S o l v i n g P r o b l e m s Finding Solutions Accessing Help Files Power Problems Start-Up Error Messages Video and Display Problems Sound and Speaker Problems Printer Problems Modem Problems Scanner Problems...

  • Page 24: Finding Solutions

    So lv ing Pr o ble m s See page 26. Press the power button to resume from standby mode. See the Tell Me How help file for more information on standby mode. Get technical assistance from Dell. See page 69. See page 37. ®...

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    See page 28. See page 29. See page 30. See page 31. See page 32. See page 33. See page 33. See page 33. See page 34. See page 37. See page 38. See page 39. See page 33. See page 40. See page 42.

  • Page 26: Accessing Help Files, Power Problems

    Accessing Help Files Power Problems HINT: See the Tell Me How help file for information on standby mode. So lv ing Pr o ble m s OW H E L P F I L E O A C C E S S T H E Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to User’s Guides, and then click Tell Me How.

  • Page 27: Start-up Error Messages

    — — See the Tell Me How help file or search — If your computer power light turns on — Call Dell for technical assistance (see S o lv ing Pr o ble m s...

  • Page 28: Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    Video and Display Problems If the display is blank If the display is difficult to read So lv ing Pr o ble m s — When the power light is blinking, the computer H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T has power.

  • Page 29: Sound And Speaker Problems, Integrated Speakers, External Speakers

    E S T O R E T H E R E C O M M E N D E D S E T T I N G S and refresh rate settings. See the Tell Me How help file for instructions. To access help files, see page 26.

  • Page 30: Printer Problems, If You Cannot Print To A Parallel Port Printer

    Printer Problems If you cannot print to a parallel port printer So lv ing Pr o ble m s D J U S T T H E S P E A K E R C O N T R O L S controls to eliminate distortion.

  • Page 31: If You Cannot Print To A Usb Printer, Modem Problems

    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 Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers. If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon, click Properties, and then select the Details tab.

  • Page 32: Scanner Problems

    Scanner Problems So lv ing Pr o ble m s O N N E C T T H E M O D E M D I R E C T L Y T O T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K you have other telephone devices sharing the line, such as an answering machine, fax machine, surge protector, or line splitter, then bypass them and connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack with the telephone line.

  • Page 33: Touch Pad Problems, External Keyboard Problems, Unexpected Characters

    E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R instructions. Touch Pad Problems H E C K T H E T O U C H P A D S E T T I N G S Settings, click Control Panel (or double-click Control Panel in Windows 2000), and then double-click the Mouse icon.

  • Page 34: Drive Problems, If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk

    Drive Problems If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk HINT: For information on saving files to a floppy disk, see the Tell Me How help file (see page 26). So lv ing Pr o ble m s N S U R E T H A T I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E My Computer icon.

  • Page 35: If You Cannot Play A Music Cd Or Install A Program From A Cd

    If you cannot play a music CD or install a program from a CD N S U R E T H A T I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E My Computer icon.

  • Page 36: If The Cd-rw Drive Stops Writing, If You Have A Hard Drive Problem

    If the CD-RW drive stops writing HINT: If you must disable standby mode to write to a CD-RW drive, remember to enable standby mode again when you finish writing the CD. If you have a hard drive problem So lv ing Pr o ble m s Tell Me How —...

  • Page 37: Network Problems, Windows Error Messages

    Network Problems H E C K T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E C O N N E C T O R cable connector is firmly connected to the connector on the computer and the network wall jack.

  • Page 38: General Program Problems, A Program Crashes, A Program Stops Responding

    General Program Problems A program crashes A program stops responding So lv ing Pr o ble m s .D LL R E Q U I R E D F I L E W A S N O T F O U N D trying to open is missing an essential file.

  • Page 39: A Solid Blue Screen Appears, Internet Connection Problems

    A solid blue screen appears — If the computer does not respond to a keystroke U R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F or a proper shutdown (see page 16), press the power button until the computer turns off.

  • Page 40: E-mail Problems, If Your Computer Gets Wet

    Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet.

  • Page 41: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer

    Turn on the computer and verify that it is working properly. If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, call Dell for technical assistance (see page 69). If You Drop or Damage Your Computer Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see page 16).

  • Page 42: Resolving Other Technical Problems, Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    Go to http://support.dell.com and then click E-Mail Dell in M A I L E L L the Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours. —...

  • Page 43: Reinstalling Windows, Reinstalling Windows Me

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling your Windows Me operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, Dell does not recommend that you reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.

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    Dell technical support representative. In the system setup program Boot menu, change the boot sequence so that the CD or DVD drive boots first as directed by a Dell technical support representative. Then place the Operating System CD in the CD or DVD drive and close the drive tray.

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    type your user name and password in the appropriate fields, and then click OK. If the Date/Time Properties window appears, adjust the date and time properties, click Apply, and then click OK. Windows updates the system settings and restarts your computer. If you created a Windows user name and password, type your password and click OK.

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    Enabling Hibernate Support So lv ing Pr o ble m s Enter your name and organization in the Personalize Your Software window, and then click Next. When prompted, enter the Windows product key, which is printed on the Microsoft label on your computer. Then click Next. When the Computer Name and Administrator Password window appears, enter a name for your computer and a password, if desired.

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    S E C T I O N 3 A d d i n g Pa r t s Replacing the Palm Rests Using the Advanced Port Replicator Adding Memory Replacing a Hard Drive...

  • Page 48: Replacing The Palm Rests

    Replacing the Palm Rests Ad d i n g Par ts Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see page 16). If the computer is connected (docked) to an advanced port replicator (APR), undock it (see page 53).

  • Page 49: Using The Advanced Port Replicator, Connecting External Devices To The Apr

    palm rest Using the Advanced Port Replicator The advanced port replicator (APR) integrates your computer into a desktop environment. The APR includes a network adapter to connect your computer to a network. NOTICE: Do not attempt to lift the computer while it is connected to the APR.

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    connectors (2) Ad d i n g Par ts mouse connector keyboard serial connector connector Connector Icon Connector Description Connect one or two USB devices, such as a USB mouse. Connect a PS/2-style keyboard or numeric keypad. Connect a PS/2-compatible mouse. Connect a serial device, such as a serial mouse or digital camera.

  • Page 51: Apr Controls And Indicators

    The audio line-out connector is on the side of the APR. APR Controls and Indicators eject/locking unlocked lever position eject position drive access light power light power button undock request button audio line-out connector locked padlock position security slot lock slot docking light Ad di ng Pa rt s...

  • Page 52: Docking The Computer

    NOTICE: Always use the Dell™ AC adapter that came with the APR. If you use any other commercially available AC adapter—or the AC adapter from other Dell computers—you may damage the APR or the computer.

  • Page 53: Undocking The Computer

    docking connector eject/locking lever Undocking the Computer NOTICE: If you do not have a charged battery installed in the computer when you undock the computer, you may lose unsaved data. NOTICE: If you do not use correct undocking procedures, you may lose data and the computer may not restart.

  • Page 54: Monitor Stand

    Monitor Stand HINT: Be sure that the back legs on the monitor stand engage the slots on either side of the APR base. Ad d i n g Par ts eject/locking lever docking light NOTICE: The stand supports monitors that weigh up to 45.3 kg (100 lb). Heavier monitors may damage the stand, computer, and APR.

  • Page 55: Adding Memory

    You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See page 63 for information on the type of memory supported by your computer. Your computer has two memory module connectors. All Dell memory modules designed for your computer can be installed in either connector. CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the “Safety...

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    HINT: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer will not boot. No error message indicates this failure. Ad d i n g Par ts NOTICE: To prevent damage to the computer, do not use tools to spread the inner metal tabs of the connector when you are installing or removing a memory module.

  • Page 57: Replacing A Hard Drive

    Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is in standby mode or hibernate mode, or if the power light is lit. memory module cover HINT: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.

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    HINT: You need the Operating System CD to install the Windows operating system. You also need the Drivers and Utilities CD to install the drivers and utilities on the new hard drive. Ad d i n g Par ts Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see page 16).

  • Page 59: Returning A Hard Drive To Dell

    Install the Dell-provided operating system (see page 43). Install the Dell-provided drivers and utilities (see page 42). Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. hard drive...

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    S E C T I O N 4 A p p e n d i x Specifications Standard Settings Contacting Dell Regulatory Information Warranty and Return Policy Information Macrovision Product Notice...

  • Page 62: Specifications

    FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: S:\SYSTEMS\Pong\solutions\Lavaca A01\English\7328Vc41.fm Specifications Microprocessor Microprocessor type L1 cache L2 cache Math coprocessor System Information System chip set Data bus width DRAM bus width Microprocessor address bus width Flash EPROM Graphics bus width PC Card CardBus controller PC Card connectors...

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    USB-compliant connectors sensor compatible with both IrDA Standard 1.1 (Fast IR) and IrDA Standard 1.0 (Slow IR) 200-pin connector for Dell advanced port replicator 7-pin mini-DIN connector for S-video, composite video, and S/PDIF (TV/digital audio adapter cable supports composite...

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    FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: S:\SYSTEMS\Pong\solutions\Lavaca A01\English\7328Vc41.fm Ports and Connectors (continued) Modem/network adapter IEEE 1394 Video Video type Data bus Video controller Video memory LCD interface TV support Audio Audio controller Stereo conversion Interfaces: Display Type Response time (typical) Operating angle Dot pitch D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L –...

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    FILE LOCATION: S:\SYSTEMS\Pong\solutions\Lavaca A01\English\7328Vc41.fm FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: Display (continued) Panel (typical) Backlight Controls Keyboard Number of keys Key travel Key spacing Layout Touch Pad Interface X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Thickness Width Height Weight Power: Supply voltage Supply current D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L –...

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    FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: S:\SYSTEMS\Pong\solutions\Lavaca A01\English\7328Vc41.fm Track Stick Interface X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size Power: Modem Data/fax modem Data/fax network adapter Battery Type Dimensions: Weight Voltage Charge time (approximate) D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L – P R E L I M I N A R Y 4 / 1 6 / 0 1 D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L –...

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    FILE LOCATION: S:\SYSTEMS\Pong\solutions\Lavaca A01\English\7328Vc41.fm FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: Battery (continued) Life span (approximate) Temperature range: Operating Storage AC Adapter Input voltage Input current (maximum) Input frequency Output current Rated output voltage Dimensions: Height Width Depth Weight (with cables) Temperature range: Operating Storage...

  • Page 68: Standard Settings, System Setup

    FILE LOCATION: S:\SYSTEMS\Pong\solutions\Lavaca A01\English\7328Vc41.fm FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: Environmental (continued) Maximum vibration: Maximum shock: Altitude (maximum): Fixed Optical Drives Supported drives Standard Settings The system setup program contains the standard settings for your computer. System Setup Pages HINT: To see information about a specific item on The system setup pages display the current setup information and settings...

  • Page 69: Viewing The System Setup, Contacting Dell, Contact Numbers And Addresses

    (see page 16) and try again. Contacting Dell When you need to contact Dell, use the telephone numbers, codes, and electronic addresses provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator.

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    Website and E-mail Address Home/Small Business Sales Home/Small Business Fax Home/Small Business Customer Care Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care Home/Small Business Technical Support Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com Technical Support Customer Care Home/Small Business Sales Corporate Sales Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: tech_be@dell.com...

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    TechFax Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L – P R E L I M I N A R Y 4 / 1 6 / 0 1 D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L –...

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    Website and E-mail Address Technical Support Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Switchboard Fax Technical Support (Upplands Vasby, Sweden) Fax Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: den_support@dell.com Technical Support Technical Support Fax Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: fin_support@dell.com...

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    Home and Small Business International Access Code: 00 Technical Support Country Code: 33 Customer Care City Code: (1) (4) Switchboard Switchboard (Alternative) Sales Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: web_fr_tech@dell.com Corporate Technical Support Customer Care Switchboard Sales Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: web_fr_tech@dell.com Germany (Langen)

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    D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L – P R E L I M I N A R Y 4 / 1 6 / 0 1 Appendix Department Name or Service Area, Website and E-mail Address Technical Support Customer Care Sales SalesFax Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com Home and Small Business Technical Support Customer Care Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: web_it_tech@dell.com Corporate...

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    Technical Support Outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) City Code: 44 Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™ and Latitude™) Technical Support Outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) 24-Hour Automated Order Service Customer Care Home and Small Business Group Sales...

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    SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium) Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium) Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium) Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium) Fax (Brussels, Belgium) Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium) Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: tech_be@dell.com Technical Support Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) Transaction Sales Technical Support Customer Service...

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    Country Code: 31 Home/Small Business Sales City Code: 20 Home/Small Business Sales Fax Corporate Sales Corporate Sales Fax Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: tech_nl@dell.com New Zealand Home and Small Business International Access Code: 00 Government and Business Country Code: 64 Sales D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L –...

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    Department Name or Service Area, Website and E-mail Address Technical Support Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Switchboard Fax Technical Support (Upplands Vasby, Sweden) Fax Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: nor_support@dell.com Technical Support Customer Care Sales Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: pl_support@dell.com...

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    Technical Support International Access Code: Customer Care 09/091 Sales Country Code: 27 City Code: 11 Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com Southeast Asian and Pacific Customer Technical Support, Customer Service, Countries and Sales (Penang, Malaysia) Spain (Madrid) Home and Small Business...

  • Page 80

    Website and E-mail Address Technical Support Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Fax Technical Support Sales Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: swe_support@dell.com Technical Support (Home and Small Business) Technical Support (Corporate) Customer Care (Home and Small Business) Customer Care (Corporate) Switchboard Website: http://support.euro.dell.com...

  • Page 81

    Home/Small Business Sales Corporate/Public Sector Sales Website: http://support.euro.dell.com E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L – P R E L I M I N A R Y 4 / 1 6 / 0 1 D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L –...

  • Page 82

    Department Name or Service Area, Website and E-mail Address Automated Order-Status System AutoTech (for portable and desktop computers) Dell Home and Small Business Group (for portable and desktop computers): Customer Technical Support (Return Material Authorization Numbers) Customer Technical Support (Home sales purchased via http://www.dell.com)

  • Page 83: Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit, Regulatory Information, General Emc Guidelines

    FILE LOCATION: Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit Call Dell to obtain an authorization number, and write it clearly and prominently on the outside of the box. Include a copy of the invoice and a letter describing the reason for the return.

  • Page 84: Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)

    Once you have determined your computer’s FCC classification, read the appropriate FCC notice. Note that FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell could void your authority to operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L –...

  • Page 85

    FILE LOCATION: S:\SYSTEMS\Pong\solutions\Lavaca A01\English\7328Vc41.fm FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: FILE LOCATION: Class A This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

  • Page 86

    D E L L C O N F I D E N T I A L – P R E L I M I N A R Y 4 / 1 6 / 0 1 Appendix • Model number: PP01X • Company name: Dell Computer Corporation EMC Engineering Department One Dell Way Round Rock, Texas 78682 USA 512-338-4400...

  • Page 87: Battery Disposal

    If you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, refer to the chapter titled “Getting Help” in your computer's troubleshooting documentation or, for some computers, the section titled “Contacting Dell” in your computer's online guide to find the appropriate telephone number for obtaining customer assistance.

  • Page 88: Nom Information (mexico Only)

    Appendix Exporter: Dell Computer Corporation One Dell Way Round Rock, TX 78682 Importer: Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V. Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F. Ship to: Dell Computer de México, S.A.

  • Page 89: Información Para Nom (únicamente Para México)

    Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F Embarcar a: Dell Computer de México, S.A. de C.V. al Cuidado de Kuehne & Nagel de México S. de R.I. Avenida Soles No. 55 Col. Peñon de los Baños 15520 México, D.F.

  • Page 90: Warranty And Return Policy Information, Macrovision Product Notice

    Dell Computer Corporation (“Dell”) manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry-standard practices. For information about the Dell warranty for your computer, see the Tell Me How help file. To open the file, click the Start button on the Windows desktop, point to Programs, point to User’s...

  • Page 91: Index

    24 floppy drive fixing problems, 34 hard drive fixing problems, 36 preventing damage, 58 preventing data loss, 57 replacing, 57 returning to Dell, 59 troubleshooting, 36 help file accessing, 26 hibernate file enable support, 46 Internet fixing problems, 39...

  • Page 92

    media bay devices, 17 swapping devices (active mode), 19 memory adding, 55 removing, 56 messages start-up, 27 Windows, 37 modem fixing problems, 31 modular bay swapping devices (computer off), 18 network fixing problems, 37 setting up the APR, 20 port replicator connecting to a network, 20 power fixing problems, 26...

  • Page 93

    troubleshooting (continued) scanner problems, 32 start-up error messages, 27 touch pad problems, 33 unexpected characters, 33 USB printer problems, 31 wet computer, 40 Windows error messages, 37 turning off the computer, 16 video fixing problems, 28 warranty, 90 wet computer, 40 Windows 2000 error messages, 37 Help, 26...

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    In d e x...

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    Dell Information Development Postscript Imaging and Printing Specs JOB TITLE: Inspiron 8000 System – Solutions Guide (S:SYSTEMS\Ping\solutions\Lavaca A01\English) LANGUAGES: English PART NUMBER: 7328V PREPARED BY: Mike Whaley CONTACT: Cathy Brown EMAIL ADDRESS: cathy_brown@dell.com VENDOR: AMF/IPC only for 1/22 DATE: 01/12/01...

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    This document follows the “Primary Guide” Format. INSTRUCTIONS: Please use the most current template to create covers. For questions or problems with files contact: Cathy Brown - Graphic Development Dell Computer Corporation (512) 723-9330 Page Filename Count Page Numbers 7328Vam1.ps Blank Inside 7328Vtp1.ps...

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