Dell Studio 1536 Quick Reference Manual
Dell Studio 1536 Quick Reference Manual

Dell Studio 1536 Quick Reference Manual

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Dell™ Studio 1535/1536

Quick Reference Guide

Model PP33L
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  • Page 1: Quick Reference Guide

    Dell™ Studio 1535/1536 Quick Reference Guide Model PP33L 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 2 Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Wi-Fi Catcher, YOURS IS HERE, DellConnect, and MediaDirect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel and Core are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.; AMD, AMD Turion, Athlon, Sempron, ATI Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.;...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Removing and Replacing the Base Cover Specifications Troubleshooting Dell Technical Update Service Pre-Boot Self-Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics Dell Support Center Drive Problems Hard drive problems Error Messages ....
  • Page 4 Problems With Your Order Product Information Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit Before You Call Contacting Dell Contents ......
  • Page 5 A Appendix ......FCC Notice (U.S. Only) FCC Class B Macrovision Product Notice Index ....... .
  • Page 6 Contents...
  • Page 7: Finding Information

    You can find this at the bottom of your computer next to the service tag. Drivers and Utilities Media Setup Diagram Service Manual Available at Dell Support Website - Dell Technology Guide Available in Windows Help and Support (Start → Help and Support) and at Dell Support Website -
  • Page 8 • Alerts (technical support alerts relevant to your computer) • Assistance from Dell (Technical Support with DellConnect™, Customer Service, Training and Tutorials, How-To Help with Dell on Call, and Online Scan with PC CheckUp) • About Your System (System Documentation, Warranty Information, System Information, Upgrades &...
  • Page 9: About Your Computer

    About Your Computer Front and Right View About Your Computer...
  • Page 10: Display

    D I S P L A Y — For more information on the display, see Dell Technology Guide. M E D I A C O N T R O L B U T T O N S...
  • Page 11: Keyboard

    K E Y B O A R D — Backlit keyboard is an optional feature. If you have purchased the backlit keyboard, you can change the settings through Dell QuickSet. See Dell Technology Guide for more information on keyboard. N U M L O C K L I G H T —...
  • Page 12: Ac Adapter Connector

    A D A P T E R C O N N E C T O R The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned on or off. CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide.
  • Page 13: Optical Drive

    • Check for Updates - To deliver and install software updates and also for updating options. You must have an Internet connection to use this feature. You can either check for updates manually or automatically. Connects devices supporting IEEE 1394a high-speed ) — Helps to keep your Dell™ computer secure. About Your Computer...
  • Page 14: Consumer Ir

    • Help - HTML-based Help. O N S U M E R I R — Infrared sensor for using the Dell Travel Remote. N A L O G I C R O P H O N E NOTE: Analog microphone is present only when you have not ordered for the optional camera and digital array microphones.
  • Page 15: Back And Left View

    Back and Left View ExpressCard slot headphone connectors (2) network connector (RJ-45) eSATA connector* HDMI connector 11 security cable slot 13 air vents * Studio 1535 systems have an additional USB connector instead of an eSATA connector. 8-in-1 media card reader microphone connector USB connector VGA connector...
  • Page 16 X P R E S S A R D L O T — Supports one ExpressCard. The computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot. M E D I A C A R D R E A D E R digital photos, music, and videos stored on a media memory card.
  • Page 17 (see "Wi-Fi Catcher™ network locator" on page 18) to scan for wireless networks in your vicinity. The wireless switch is enabled and configured for use when your computer is shipped to you. You can change the settings through Dell QuickSet or the BIOS (system setup program).
  • Page 18 The Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator is enabled and configured for use when your computer is shipped to you. For more information on the Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator and to enable the feature through Dell QuickSet, right-click the QuickSet icon in the notification area, and then select Help.
  • Page 19: Bottom View

    Bottom View battery battery release latch B A T T E R Y — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without connecting the computer to an electrical outlet. NOTE: Connecting the computer to an electrical outlet through the AC adapter will present the brightest picture as well as charge the battery.
  • Page 20: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The battery is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not use batteries from other computers with your computer.
  • Page 21: Removing And Replacing The Base Cover

    For instructions on removal and replacement of parts, see the Service Manual at To replace the base cover: 1 Align the tabs on the base cover to the bottom of the computer.
  • Page 22 base cover tabs About Your Computer captive screws (6) SIM card slot...
  • Page 23: Specifications

    ® ™ • Intel Celeron Processor ® • Intel Pentium™ Processor ® • Intel Core™ 2 Processor Studio 1536: ® • AMD Sempron™ Processor ® • AMD Athlon™ Dual Core Processor ® • AMD Turion™ Dual Core Processor ® • AMD Turion™...
  • Page 24 The ExpressCard slot is designed only for ExpressCards. It does NOT support PC Cards. ExpressCard controller ExpressCard connector Cards supported ExpressCard connector size Specifications Intel GM/PM 965 (Studio 1535) AMD M780G (Studio 1536) 64 bits dual-channel (2) 64-bit buses 32 bits 2 MB PCI-E X16 32 bits Intel ICH8M (Studio 1535)
  • Page 25 8-in-1 Memory Card Reader 8-in-1 memory card controller 8-in-1 memory card connector Cards supported Memory Memory module connector Memory module capacities Memory type Minimum memory Maximum memory NOTE: In order to take advantage of the dual channel bandwidth capability, both memory slots must be populated and must match in size.
  • Page 26 Video Discrete: Video type Video controller Video memory Specifications one four pin eSATA/USB combo connector (available only on Studio 1536) four 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connector (Studio 1535) three 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connector (Studio 1535) 15-hole connector 19 pin External V.92 56K USB Modem...
  • Page 27 Video (continued) UMA: Video type Video controller Video memory LCD interface TV support Audio Audio type Audio controller Stereo conversion Interfaces: Internal External Speaker Internal speaker amplifier Volume controls integrated on system board Mobile Intel GMA X3100, ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics Intel: Up to 358 MB of shared memory AMD: Up to 256 MB of shared memory (32 MB dedicated local frame buffer)
  • Page 28 ±40° (WXGA AG) ±55° (WXGA+ with TrueLife) ±55° (WUXGA+ with TrueLife) +15°/–30° (WXGA AG) ±45° (WXGA+ with TrueLife) ±45° (WUXGA+ with TrueLife) 0.258 mm 0.2304 mm 0.1725 mm brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see Dell Technology Guide for more information.)
  • Page 29 (graphics table mode) Size: Width Height DVD+/-RW Roxio Creator 10 DE and Roxio Creator 10 Premier - Ultimate Dell MediaDirect™ 4.0 86 (U.S. and Canada); 102 (Europe); 105 (Japan); 104 (Brazil) QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji 2.0 mega pixel 320x240 ~1600x1200 (640x480 at 30fps) 66°...
  • Page 30 Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions and can be significantly reduced under certain power-intensive conditions. See Dell Technology Guide for more information on battery life. 300 discharge/charge cycles 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
  • Page 31 AC Adapter Input voltage Input current (maximum) Input frequency Output current 65 W 90 W Output power Rated output voltage Dimensions: 65 W Height Width Length 90 W Height Width Length Weight (without cables) 65 W 90 W Temperature range: Operating Storage Connector types:...
  • Page 32 Physical Height Width Depth Weight (with 4-cell battery): Configurable to less than Environmental Temperature range: Operating Storage Relative humidity (maximum): Operating Storage Maximum vibration (using a random vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): Operating Storage Maximum shock (Measured with hard drive in operating but not accessing data status and a 2-ms half- sine pulse for operating.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    (for more information on system setup, see Dell Technology Guide). Start the Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics from your hard drive or from your Drivers and Utilities media.
  • Page 34 Starting PSA Diagnostics From Your Computer NOTE: If your computer does not display a screen image, contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 58). NOTE: Troubleshooting using Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics through the Utility Partition, referenced in this section, may or may not be available in your computer.
  • Page 35 Write down the error codes and problem descriptions exactly as they appear and follow the instructions on the screen. 9 After all tests have completed, close the test window to return to the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu. 10 Remove your Drivers and Utilities media and close the Main Menu window to exit Diagnostics.
  • Page 36 Dell Diagnostics Main Menu After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button for the option you want. NOTE: It is recommended that you select on your computer. Option Function Run the stand-alone memory test...
  • Page 37: Dell Support Center

    Online Scan with PCCheckUp) • About Your System (System Documentation, Warranty Information, System Information, Upgrades & Accessories) The top of the Dell Support Center home page displays your system’s model number along with its service tag and express service code. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 38: Drive Problems

    For more information on Dell Support Center, see the Dell Technology Guide. It is available in Windows Help and Support (Start → Help and Support) and at Dell Support Website. Drive Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.
  • Page 39: Error Messages

    F A I L E D I N I T I A L I Z A T I O N hard drive tests in the Dell Diagnostics (see "Pre-Boot Self Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics" on page 33).
  • Page 40 Shut down the computer, remove the hard drive, and boot the computer from a CD. Then, shut down the computer, reinstall the hard drive, and restart the computer. Run the Hard Disk Drive tests in the Dell Diagnostics (see "Pre-Boot Self Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics"...
  • Page 41 E Y B O A R D S T U C K K E Y F A I L U R E cable connection. Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or keys during the boot routine. Run the Stuck Key test in the Dell Diagnostics (see "Pre-Boot Self Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics"...
  • Page 42 O T I M E R T I C K I N T E R R U P T malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests in the Dell Diagnostics (see "Pre- Boot Self Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics" on page 33).
  • Page 43 N E X P E C T E D I N T E R R U P T I N P R O T E C T E D M O D E malfunctioning, or a memory module may be loose. Run the System Memory tests and the Keyboard Controller test in the Dell Diagnostics (see "Pre-Boot Self Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics" on page 33).
  • Page 44: Lockups And Software Problems

    I S N O T A C C E S S I B L E drive and try again. A R N I N G A T T E R Y I S C R I T I C A L L Y L O W charge.
  • Page 45: A Program Is Designed For An Earlier

    • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Pre-Boot Self Assessment (PSA) Diagnostics and Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics" on page 33). F Y O U E X P E R I E N C E O T H E R M E M O R Y P R O B L E M S •...
  • Page 46: Power Problems

    If the battery status light rapidly flashes Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 58). H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y T E M P E R A T U R E (32°F), the computer will not start.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems In The Windows Vista

    Online Help by typing in your question in the Search Help field at the top of the window. Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, — See Dell Technology Guide for power — If the computer power light turns on, but the —...
  • Page 48: Restoring Your Operating System

    NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell computer to the Windows Classic view. Creating a Restore Point You can automatically and manually create a restore point from the Windows Vista Back Up and Restore Center.
  • Page 49 For more information, 1 Click Start → Help and Support. 2 Type System Restore in the search field and press <Enter>. Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State If problems occur after you install a device driver, use Device Driver Rollback to resolve the problem.
  • Page 50 3 Click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next. Restoring the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration The Dell Factory Image Restore option allows you to restore your hard drive back to its original factory configuration as when you first ordered it from Dell.
  • Page 51 6 Click Dell Factory Image Restore. 7 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next. 8 Select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition checkbox. 9 Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • Page 52 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 53: Getting Help

    5 If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see "Contacting Dell" on page 58. NOTE: Call Dell Support from a telephone near or at the computer so that the support staff can assist you with any necessary procedures. NOTE: Dell's Express Service Code system may not be available in all countries.
  • Page 54: Technical Support And Customer Service

    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 56, and then see the contact information for your region or go to DellConnect...
  • Page 55: Autotech Service

    "Contacting Dell" on page 58. Automated Order-Status Service To check on the status of any Dell products that you have ordered, you can go to, 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 56: Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit

    Service Tag (located on the back or bottom of your computer). Remember to fill out the Diagnostics Checklist (see "Diagnostics Checklist" on page 57). 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...
  • Page 57 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 58: Contacting Dell

    Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: 1 Visit
  • Page 59: A Appendix

    NOTICE: The FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Inc. could void your authority to operate this equipment. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
  • Page 60: Macrovision Product Notice

    Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Appendix Dell™ Studio 1535/1536 PP33L Dell Inc. Worldwide Regulatory Compliance & Environmental Affairs One Dell Way...
  • Page 61: Index

    19 device status lights description, 11 diagnostics Dell, 33 digital array microphones, 14 display description, 10 Drivers and Utilities CD Dell Diagnostics, 33 drives problems, 38 error messages, 39 hard drive problems, 38 hardware Dell Diagnostics, 33 Hardware Troubleshooter, 47...
  • Page 62 46 Index problems blue screen, 45 computer crashes, 44-45 computer does not start up, 44 computer stops responding, 44 Dell Diagnostics, 33 drives, 38 error messages, 39 hard drive, 38 lockups, 44 power, 46 power light conditions, 46 program crashes repeatedly, 44...
  • Page 63 23 System Restore, 48-49 touch pad buttons description, 14 track stick/touch pad buttons description, 14 troubleshooting Dell Diagnostics, 33 Hardware Troubleshooter, 47 restore computer to previous operating state, 48-49 Windows Vista Program Compatibility wizard, 45 reinstalling, 48-50 System Restore, 48-49...
  • Page 64 Index...

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