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Dell Latitude LM Supplementary Manual

Port replicator
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T
he port replicator enables you to use your Dell Lati-
tude LM portable computer in a desktop environment.
With the port replicator, you can establish connections to
external devices and use those connections repeatedly.
Use the instructions in this document to attach external
devices to the port replicator and connect your computer
to the port replicator.
NOTE: Before connecting your system to the port repli-
cator, upgrade the basic input/output system (BIOS) on
your Dell Latitude LM portable computer using the BIOS
upgrade diskette that shipped with the port replicator.
For instructions on how to upgrade your BIOS, refer to
the document entitled "Upgrading the BIOS" that
accompanied the upgrade diskette.
C
onnecting External Devices
to the Port Replicator
The input/output (I/O) connectors on the back of the port
replicator duplicate those on the back and side of your
computer, so you can attach any external device to the
port replicator that you can attach to the computer.
The following list shows the icons for each of the con-
nectors on the back and side of the port replicator and
indicates the type of external device(s) that can be
attached to each connector.
An external Personal System/2
(PS/2) mouse connected to the
PS/2 mouse connector
An external PS/2 keyboard or
external numeric keypad con-
nected to the PS/2 keyboard
connector
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A musical instrument digital inter-
face (MIDI) audio device
connected to the MIDI connector
A serial device, such as a serial
mouse or external modem, con-
nected to the serial port connector
A parallel device, such as a printer,
connected to the parallel port
connector
An external monitor connected to
the monitor connector
A speaker connected to the
speaker-out connector
A microphone connected to the
microphone connector
The line-out connector of an audio
device, such as a compact disc
player, connected to the audio line-
in connector
The AC adapter that shipped with
the port replicator, connected to the
AC adapter connector
A slot on the back for a Kensington
lock, which you can use to secure
the port replicator to your desktop
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  • Page 1: Port Replicator

    Dell Lati- tude LM portable computer in a desktop environment. With the port replicator, you can establish connections to external devices and use those connections repeatedly. Use the instructions in this document to attach external devices to the port replicator and connect your computer to the port replicator.
  • Page 2: C Onnecting The Computer To The Port Replicator

    When you connect an external speaker to the speaker jack of the replicator, the speakers on the Dell Lati- tude LM computer do not mute. To connect the Dell Latitude LM computer to a net- work, you must attach a network PC Card to your keyboard...
  • Page 3 Position your fingers on the platform grips, as shown in Figure 4, and use your thumbs to push connector door the computer forward until the docking connec- tors are fully engaged. Figure 4. Docking the Computer computer platform rails Dell Latitude LM Port Replicator...
  • Page 4: D Etaching The Computer From The Port Replicator

    The display goes blank. Raise the release handle at the top of the replica- tor (see Figure 5) to undock the computer. Dell Latitude LM Port Replicator Detaching Under Windows 3.1 Use the following procedure to detach the computer from the replicator if you are using Windows 3.1:...
  • Page 5: Technical Specifications

    6-pin external PS/2 mouse connector one 15-hole female connector one speaker-out, one line-in, one microphone-in one 15-hole female for MIDI in/out Environmental 5° to 35°C (41° to 95°F) -20° to 50°C (-4° to 122°F) 10% to 90% (noncondensing) Dell Latitude LM Port Replicator...
  • Page 6: Regulatory Notices

    Notices All regulatory notices for the Dell Latitude LM Port Rep- licator are located on the bottom of the port replicator. CC Class B Notice (U.S. Only) NOTE: This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction manual,...
  • Page 7: Vcci Notices (Japan Only)

    Safety of Information Technology Equipment including Electrical Business Equipment. A “Declaration of Conformity” in accordance with the above standards has been made and is on file at Dell Products Europe BV, Limerick, Ireland. CCI Notices (Japan Only) Most Dell computer systems are classified by the Volun- tary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) as Class 2 information technology equipment (ITE).
  • Page 8: K Orean Regulatory Notice

    (except as specifically noted); accessories or parts added to a Dell system after the sys- tem is shipped from Dell; accessories or parts added to a Dell system through Dell’s system integration depart- ment;...
  • Page 9 If warranty service is required, Dell will issue a Return Material Authorization Number. You must ship the products back to Dell in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
  • Page 10 If you are an end-user customer who bought products directly from a Dell company, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days from 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.