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    SETUP GUIDE Model PP31L...

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, MediaDirect , Wi-Fi Catcher , YOURS IS HERE , and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel , Pentium , and Celeron are registered trademarks and Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Hardware Troubleshooter ....40 Dell Diagnostics ..... . 40...

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    Before You Call......52 Contacting Dell......53 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Studio Laptop, Before Setting Up Your Studio Laptop

    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop This section provides information about setting up your Studio 1737 laptop and connecting peripherals. Before Setting Up Your Studio Laptop When positioning your computer, ensure that you allow easy access to a power source, adequate ventilation, and a level surface to place your computer.

  • Page 8: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector. CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.

  • Page 9: Connecting The Network Cable

    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop Connecting the Network Cable (optional) To use a wired network connection, plug in the network cable.

  • Page 10: Turning On Your Studio Laptop

    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop Turning on Your Studio Laptop...

  • Page 11: Using The Wireless Switch

    - Off Windows Vista Setup ® Your Dell computer is preconfigured with Windows Vista. To set up Windows Vista for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are mandatory and may take up to 15 minutes to complete. The screens...

  • Page 12: Connecting To The Internet (optional)

    (ISP). NOTE: If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter is not a part of your original order, you can purchase one from the Dell website at www.dell.com. Setting Up a Wired Internet Connection If you are using a dial-up connection, connect...

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    Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect to your wireless router. To set up your connection to a wireless router: Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. → Connect To. Click Start Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.

  • Page 14: Using Your Studio Laptop

    Using Your Studio Laptop Your Studio 1737 has several indicators, buttons, and features that provide information at-a- glance and time-saving shortcuts for common tasks. Device Status Lights WiFi status light – Turns on when wireless networking is enabled. See “wireless on/off switch” on page 22 to quickly turn all wireless communication on and off.

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    Bluetooth status light (optional) – ® Turns on when a card with Bluetooth wireless technology is enabled. NOTE: The card with Bluetooth wireless technology is an optional feature. To turn off Bluetooth wireless, right-click the bluetooth icon in the notification area of your desktop, and click Turn Bluetooth Adapter Off or see “wireless on/off switch”...

  • Page 16: Right Side Features

    Using Your Studio Laptop Right Side Features...

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    (12 cm) CDs, and DVDs. Ensure that the side with print or writing is facing upward when inserting discs. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide . USB 2.0 connectors (2) – Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player.

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    Power button and light – Turns the power on or off when pressed. NOTICE: If the computer stops responding, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off completely (may take several seconds). The light in the center of this button indicates the power state: •...

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    Using Your Studio Laptop...

  • Page 20: Left Side Features

    Using Your Studio Laptop Left Side Features...

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    1 Dell Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator ™ button Turn on the wireless switch and press this button for a few seconds to scan for wireless networks in your vicinity. NOTE: The Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator light appears only when the computer is turned off and the...

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    - Off NOTE: This switch can be deactivated through Dell QuickSet or the BIOS (system setup program). VGA connector – Connects to video devices, such as a monitor or projector.

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    eSATA/USB combo connector – Connects to eSATA compatible storage devices, such as external hard disk drives or optical drives. Also, supports USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. IEEE 1394 connector – Connects to high-speed serial multimedia devices that support IEEE 1394, such as some digital video cameras.

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    SD/MMC - MS/Pro - xD 8-in-1 Media card reader – Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital media memory cards: • Secure digital (SD) memory card •...

  • Page 25: Features

    It supports circular scrolling and zoom. To change the circular scrolling and zoom settings, double-click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of your desktop. In the Scroll & Zoom Settings window,...

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    Using Your Studio Laptop...

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    5 Consumer IR – Allows certain software applications to be controlled by the Dell Travel Remote (an optional device that can be stored in the ExpressCard slot when not in use). 6 Fingerprint reader (optional) – Helps to keep you computer secure. When you...

  • Page 28: Display Features

    1 Display – Your display can vary based on selections you made when purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide. 2 Left digital array microphone (optional) – Combines with the right digital array microphone to provide high quality sound for video chatting and voice recording.

  • Page 29: Media Controls

    Media Controls To use the media controls, lightly touch the symbol and then release. The control’s symbol will shine for 2 seconds to confirm your selection and then fade away. Launch Dell MediaDirect/PowerDVD Play the previous track or chapter Stop...

  • Page 30: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. This computer should only use a battery purchased from Dell. Do not use batteries from other computers. CAUTION: Before removing the battery, shut down the computer, and remove external cables (including the AC adapter).

  • Page 31: Using The Optical Disc Drive

    Using the Optical Disc Drive NOTICE: Do not use non-standard-size or shape discs (including mini-CDs and mini- DVDs) or you will damage the drive. NOTE: Do not move the computer while playing or recording CDs and DVDs. Place the disc in the center of the disc slot, with the label facing upwards and gently push the disc into the slot.

  • Page 32: Software Features

    Software Features NOTE: For more information about the features described in this section, see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets.

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    You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. Microsoft Windows Vista ® with the Dell computer provides three default options: • Dell Recommended — This power option offers full performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity.

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    Backing Up Your Data It is recommended that you periodically back up files and folders on your computer. To back up files: Click → Control Panel→ System Start and Maintenance→ Welcome Center→ Transfer files and settings. Click Back up files or Back up computer. Click Continue on Your User Account Control dialog box and follow the instructions in the...

  • Page 35: Solving Problems, Network Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 40 or “Contacting Dell” on page 55. CAUTION: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com for advanced...

  • Page 36: Power Problems

    The link integrity light on the integrated network connector lets you verify that your connection is working and provides information on the status: • Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer. • Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

  • Page 37: Memory Problems

    Press the power button until the computer turns off and then turn it back on. If the problem persists, see the Dell Technology Guide on the Dell Support website at support. dell.com. If the power light is blinking white — The computer is in standby mode.

  • Page 38: Lockups And Software Problems

    Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 42). • Reseat the memory modules (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com) to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the memory. Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up —...

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    If a program is designed for an earlier Microsoft Windows operating system — ® ® Run the Program Compatibility Wizard. The Program Compatibility Wizard configures a program so that it runs in an environment similar to non-Windows Vista operating system environments. Click →...

  • Page 40: Using Support Tools, Dell Support Center, System Messages

    About Your System (System Documentation, Warranty Information, System Information, Upgrades & Accessories) The top of the Dell Support Center home page displays your computer’s model number along with its service tag and express service code. For more information about the Dell Support...

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    “Contacting Dell” on page 55 for assistance. CPU fan failure — CPU fan has failed. Replace the CPU fan. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Hard-disk drive failure — Possible hard disk drive failure during HDD POST see “Contacting...

  • Page 42: Hardware Troubleshooter, Dell Diagnostics

    No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure (see “Contacting Dell” on page 55 for assistance). USB over current error — Disconnect the USB device. Your USB device needs more power for it to function properly.

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    See the System Setup section in Dell Technology Guide. Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities media. Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.

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    Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Media Insert the Drivers and Utilities media. Shut down and restart the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft desktop;...

  • Page 45: Restoring Your Operating System

    System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. 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. ™...

  • Page 46: Dell Factory Image Restore

    NOTE: Dell Factory Image Restore may not be available in certain countries or on certain computers. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. These options restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased...

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    If possible, back up all data before using Factory Image Restore. Dell Factory Image Restore Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several times to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options Window.

  • Page 48: Operating System Reinstallation

    NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities media contains drivers that were installed during the assembly of the computer. Use the Dell Drivers and Utilities media to load any required drivers. Depending on the region from which you ordered your computer, or...

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    Restart the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft desktop; then, shut down your computer and try again.

  • Page 50: Getting Help

    Dell Support (support.dell.com) for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 51 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 54 and then “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 51: Service, Dellconnect, Online Services

    DellConnect ™ DellConnect is a simple online access tool that allows a Dell service and support associate to access your computer through a broadband connection, diagnose your problem and repair it all under your supervision. For more information, go to support.dell.com and click DellConnect.

  • Page 52: Autotech Service

    “Contacting Dell” on page 55. 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.

  • Page 53: Product Information, Warranty Or For Credit

    Product Information 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 54: Before You Call

    Remember to fill out the following Diagnostics Checklist. 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 asked to type some commands at the keyboard,...

  • Page 55: 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: Visit support.dell.com.

  • Page 56: Resources

    ™ at support.dell.com. the Dell Technology Guide installed on your hard drive. the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com NOTE: In some countries, opening and replacing parts of your computer may void your warranty. Check your warranty and return policies before working inside your computer.

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    Regulatory information, Ergonomics information, and End User License Agreement. find your Service tag/Express Service Code— You must use the service tag to identify your computer on support.dell.com or to contact technical support. find drivers and downloads. access technical support and product help.

  • Page 58: Basic Specifications

    Basic Specifications System Model Dell Studio 1737 This section provides basic information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click →...

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    Processor External bus 533 MHz (Intel frequency Celeron, Intel Pentium Dual-Core) Front Side Bus (Intel) 800/667 MHz (Intel Core2 Duo) System Information System chipset Mobile Intel Express GM/PM 45 Data bus width 64 bits DRAM bus width dual-channel (2) 64-bit buses Processor address 32 bits bus width...

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    NOTE: For instructions on upgrading memory, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. 8-in-1 Memory Card Reader Card controller Ricoh R5C833 Card connector...

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    8-in-1 Memory Card Reader Cards supported • Secure Digital (SD) • Secure Digital Input/ Output (SDIO), • MultiMediaCard (MMC), • Memory Stick • Memory Stick PRO • xD-Picture Card • Hi Capacity-SD • Hi Density-SD Ports and Connectors Audio microphone-in connector, two stereo headphones/ speakers connector IEEE 1394a...

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    Communications Modem: Type External V.92 56K USB Modem Controller Hardware Modem Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) Network adapter 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless internal WLAN (half-size), WWAN, UWB (optional) Mini-Cards Bluetooth technology WiMax/WiFi Link (half- size) Mini-Card Video Discrete: Video type Video controller...

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    (640x480 at 30 fps) Diagonal Viewing 66° Angle Media Drive CD / DVD Writer (Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive) Blu-ray Disc (optional) Interface Roxio ® or Roxio Premier Blu-ray (for Blu-ray Disc Dell MediaDirect PowerDVD (BD) ™ Creator ® Creator ® ® ™ ™...

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    Display Types and Native 17.0 inch CCFL WXGA+ Resolutions at TrueLife 262K colors – 1440 x 3 (RGB) x 900 17.0 inch WLED WXGA+ TrueLife – 1440 x 3 (RGB) x 900 17.0 inch CCFL WUXGA TrueLife – 1920 x 3 (RGB) x 1200 Types and Native 17.0 inch RGBLED WUXGA Resolutions at...

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    0.19125 mm TrueLife CCFL WUXGA 0.19125 mm TrueLife Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see Dell Technology Guide for more information) Keyboard Number of keys 101 (U.S. and Canada); 102 (Europe); 105 (Japan); 104 (Brazil) Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji Touch Pad...

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    Operating time 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. Life span 300 discharge/charge (approximate) cycles Temperature Operating: 0° to 35°C range (32°...

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    AC Adapter Types 90 W Input voltage 100–240 VAC Input current 1.5 A (maximum) Input frequency 50–60 Hz Output current 4.62 A (continuous) Output power 90 W Rated output voltage 19.5 VDC Dimensions: Height 16 mm (0.6 inches) Width 70 mm (2.8 inches) Length 147 mm (5.8 inches) Weight (without AC power cord) :...

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    Physical Weight (with configurable to less than 6-cell battery) 3.48 kg (7.67 lbs) Computer Environment Temperature range: Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage 40° to 65°C ( – 149°F) Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (noncondensing) Storage 10% to 95% (noncondensing) Maximum vibration (using a random vibration...

  • Page 69: Macrovision Product Notice

    Appendix Macrovision Product Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by...

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    30 your energy settings 31 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 32 DellConnect 49 Dell Diagnostics 40 Dell Factory Image Restore 43 Dell Support Center 38 Dell support website 55 Dell Technology Guide for futher information 54...

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    Diagnostic Checklist 52 disc drive supported disc sizes 29 discs ejecting 29 using 29 drivers and downloads 55 DVDs, playing and creating 30 email addresses for technical support 50 energy conserving 31 finding more information 54 FTP login, anonymous 50 hardware problems diagnosing 40 Hardware Troubleshooter 40...

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    network connection fixing 33 network speed testing 33 order status 50 power problems, solving 34 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 33 products information and purchasing 51 reinstalling Windows 43 resources, finding more 54 restoring factory image 44 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 51 software features 30...

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    ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 51 Windows, reinstalling 43 Windows Vista ® Program Compatibility Wizard 37 reinstalling 46 setup 9 wired network network cable, connecting 7 wireless network connection 33 wireless switch 9, 33...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. www.dell.com | support.dell.com 0F174HA01...

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    Printed in China. Printed on recycled paper. www.dell.com | support.dell.com 0F174HA01...

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