Dell Inspiron 09N1F7A01 Setup Manual

Dell Inspiron 09N1F7A01 Setup Manual

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  • Page 3 INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P10F series Regulatory type: P10F001; P10F002...
  • Page 4 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, YOURS IS HERE, Inspiron , Solution Station, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Centrino are registered trademarks and Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Dell DataSafe Online Backup ... . 45 Dell Dock ......46...
  • Page 6 Hardware Troubleshooter ....57 Dell Diagnostics ..... . . 58 Restoring Your Operating System .
  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop

    WARNING: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not place your Dell™ computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is powered on.
  • Page 8: Connect The Ac Adapter

    Connect the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into an electrical outlet or surge protector. WARNING: 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 permanent damage to your computer.
  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable (Optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the Network Cable (Optional) To use a wired network connection, connect the network cable.
  • Page 10: Press The Power Button

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Press the Power Button...
  • Page 11: Set Up The Operating System

    Set Up the Operating System Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase. Set Up Microsoft Windows To set up Microsoft Windows ® ® steps are mandatory and may take some time to complete. The Windows setup screens will take you through several procedures including accepting license agreements, setting preferences, and setting up an Internet connection.
  • Page 12: Create System Recovery Media

    You will require the following to create the system recovery media: • Dell DataSafe Local Backup • USB key with a minimum capacity of 8 GB or DVD‑R/DVD+R/Blu‑ray Disc NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup does not support rewritable discs. ™...
  • Page 13 Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see “Connect the AC Adapter” on page Insert the disc or USB key in the computer. Click Start → Programs→ Dell DataSafe Local Backup. Click Create Recovery Media. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 14: Install The Sim Card (Optional)

    Install the SIM Card (Optional) CAUTION: Do not insert a SIM card into the SIM card slot if you have not purchased a computer with a Mobile Broadband card. Doing so may render your computer unusable and you will need a service technician to fix the computer. Check your purchase invoice to see if you have purchased a Mobile Broadband card.
  • Page 15 battery bay SIM card SIM card slot...
  • Page 16: Enable Or Disable Wireless

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)
  • Page 17 NOTE: The wireless feature is available on your computer only if you ordered a WLAN card at the time of purchase. For more information on the cards supported by your computer, see “Specifications” on page 80. To enable wireless: Ensure that your computer is turned on. Press the wireless key A confirmation of your selection appears on the screen.
  • Page 18: (Optional)

    Set Up Wireless Display (Optional) NOTE: The wireless display feature may not be supported on all computers. For information about the hardware and software requirements for setting up wireless display, see The Intel wireless display feature allows you ® to share your computer display to a TV without the use of cables.
  • Page 19 Bluetooth device is paired. NOTE: To download and install the latest driver for “Intel Wireless Display Connection Manager,” go to NOTE: For more information about wireless display, see the wireless display adapter documentation. icon on...
  • Page 20: Connect To The Internet (Optional)

    Internet Service Provider (ISP). 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 Setting Up a Wired Connection •...
  • Page 21 Setting Up a Wireless Connection NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see the documentation that shipped with your router. 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: Windows Vista ®...
  • Page 22 Setting Up Your Internet Connection ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in your country. If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try connecting again later.
  • Page 23 Windows ® Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click → Control Panel. Start network, and then In the search box, type click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up a new connection or network→ Connect to the Internet.
  • Page 24: Install Software Using Dell Digital

    NOTE: Dell Digital Delivery is supported only on Windows 7 operating systems. Some of the software you purchased may not be pre‑installed on your new computer. The Dell Digital Delivery application installed on your computer downloads and installs the software you purchased and completes the setup process.
  • Page 25 To use Dell Digital Delivery: Ensure that you are connected to the Internet (see “Connect to the Internet (Optional)” on page 18). In the Dell Digital Delivery window, click Download Now. Follow the instructions on the screen. In most cases, the software download is completed in a few minutes.
  • Page 26: Using Your Inspiron Laptop

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron laptop. Right View Features...
  • Page 27 7-in-1 Media Card Reader — Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on memory cards. NOTE: Your computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the media card slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles.
  • Page 28: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features...
  • Page 29 USB 2.0 connector — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. Audio in/Microphone connector — Connects to a microphone or inputs signal for use with audio programs. Audio out/Headphone connector — Connects to a pair of headphones or to a powered speaker or sound system.
  • Page 30: Back View Features

    Back View Features AC adapter connector — Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery. USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connect to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. VGA connector —...
  • Page 31: Front View Features

    Front View Features 1 2 3 Power indicator light — Indicates the power states. For more information on the power indicator light, see “Status Lights and Indicators” on page 30. Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A solid white light indicates hard drive activity.
  • Page 32: Status Lights And Indicators

    Status Lights and Indicators Battery Status Light Indicator light status AC adapter solid white Battery solid amber NOTE: The battery is charging when the computer is powered using the AC adapter. Computer state(s) Battery charge level on/standby/off/ <= 98% hibernate on/standby/off/ >...
  • Page 33 Power Button Light/Power Indicator Light Indicator light status solid white breathing white NOTE: For information on power problems, see “Power Problems” on page 49. Computer state(s) standby off/hibernate...
  • Page 34: Computer Base And Keyboard Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Computer Base and Keyboard Features...
  • Page 35 The touch pad supports the Scroll, Flick, Zoom, and Rotate features. To change the touch pad settings, double‑click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of the desktop. For more information, see “Touch Pad Gestures” on page 34.
  • Page 36: Touch Pad Gestures

    Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Auto Scroll Vertical — Allows you to scroll up or down on the active window. Move two fingers up or down at a fast pace to activate vertical auto scrolling.
  • Page 37 Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. The zoom feature includes: Pinch — Allows you to zoom in or zoom out by moving two fingers apart or bringing them closer together on the touch pad. To zoom in: Move two fingers apart to enlarge the view of the active...
  • Page 38: Multimedia Control Keys

    Multimedia Control Keys The multimedia control keys are located on the function key row on the keyboard. To use the multimedia controls, press the required key. You can configure the multimedia control keys on the keyboard using the System Setup (BIOS) Utility or the Windows Mobility Center. System Setup (BIOS) Utility Press <F2>...
  • Page 39 Mute the sound Decrease the volume level Increase the volume level Play the previous track or chapter Play or pause Play the next track or chapter...
  • Page 40: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Optical Drive CAUTION: Do not press down on the optical drive tray when you open or close it. Keep the optical drive tray closed when you are not using the drive. CAUTION: Do not move the computer while playing or recording a disc. This optical drive plays or records CDs, DVDs, and Blu‑ray Discs.
  • Page 41 Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 disc 2 spindle 3 optical drive tray 4 eject button...
  • Page 42: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features...
  • Page 43 2 Camera — Built‑in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat. 3 Display — Your display can vary based on selections you made when purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or at
  • Page 44: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    WARNING: 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. WARNING: Before removing the battery, shut down the computer, and remove external cables (including the AC adapter).
  • Page 45 battery lock latch battery battery release latch...
  • Page 46: 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 at FastAccess Facial Recognition Your computer may have the FastAccess facial recognition feature. This feature helps keep...
  • Page 47: Dell Datasafe Online Backup

    Linux operating systems. NOTE: A broadband connection is recommended for fast upload/download speeds. Dell DataSafe Online is an automated backup and recovery service that helps protect your data and other important files from catastrophic incidents like theft, fire, or natural disasters. You can access the service on your computer using a password‑protected account.
  • Page 48: Dell Dock

    Dell Dock The Dell Dock is a group of icons that provides easy access to frequently‑used applications, files, and folders. You can personalize the Dock by: • Adding or removing icons • Grouping related icons into categories Add a Category Right‑click the Dock, click...
  • Page 49: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 53 or “Contacting Dell” on page 76. WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual at for advanced...
  • Page 50: Network Problems

    Network Problems Wireless Connections If the wireless network connection is lost — The wireless router is offline or wireless has been disabled on the computer. • Check if wireless is enabled on the computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless” on page 14).
  • Page 51: Power Problems

    Power Problems If the power indicator light is off — The computer is either turned off, in hibernate mode, or is not receiving power. • Press the power button. The computer resumes normal operation if it is off or in hibernate mode.
  • Page 52: Memory Problems

    Reseat the memory module(s) into the connector(s) (see the Service Manual at • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 76). If you experience other memory problems — • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics”...
  • Page 53 If the computer stops responding or a solid blue screen appears — CAUTION: You might lose data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown. If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off and then restart your computer.
  • Page 54 Start • If the shortcut is not available, you can download and install the software you purchased using the Dell Digital Delivery application. For more information, see “Install Software Using Dell Digital Delivery” on page 22. If you have other software problems —...
  • Page 55: Using Support Tools

    All the support you need – one convenient location. The Dell Support Center provides system alerts, performance improvement offers, system information, and links to other Dell tools and diagnostic services. To launch the application, click Start All Programs→ Dell→ Dell Support Center→...
  • Page 56: My Dell Downloads

    Get Help — View Dell Technical Support options, Customer Support, Tours and Training, Online Tools, Owner’s Manual, Warranty Information, FAQs, and so on. Backup and Recovery — Create recovery media, launch recovery tool, and online file backup. System Performance Improvement Offers —...
  • Page 57: System Messages

    Alternatively you could see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or at or see “Contacting Dell” on page 76 for assistance.
  • Page 58 “Contacting Dell” on page 76). Hard-disk drive read failure — Possible hard‑disk drive failure during HDD boot test. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 76). Keyboard failure — Keyboard failure or loose cable. To replace the keyboard, see the Service Manual at
  • Page 59: Hardware Troubleshooter

    A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem — S.M.A.R.T error, possible hard drive failure. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 76). Hardware Troubleshooter If a device is either not detected during...
  • Page 60: Dell Diagnostics

    Press <F2> during POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the System Setup (BIOS) utility. Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities disc. Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your...
  • Page 61 Press any key to go to the Option window. If PSA is not invoked: Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive and to go to the Choose An Option window.
  • Page 62 Dell. When the tests complete, close the test screen to return to the Choose An Option window. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the computer, click Exit. Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities disc may not ship with your computer.
  • Page 63 The Service Tag helps you identify your computer when you contact Dell. When the tests complete, close the test screen to return to the Choose An Option window. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, click Exit. Drivers and Utilities disc. Remove the...
  • Page 64: Restoring Your Operating System

    NOTE: After restoring your operating system, the Dell Digital Delivery application automatically downloads and installs the software you purchased with your computer. If the Dell Digital Delivery application is not installed on your computer, you can download and install the application from
  • Page 65: System Restore

    System Restore The Windows operating systems provide a System Restore option which allows you to return your computer to an earlier operating state (without affecting data files) if changes to the hardware, software, or other system settings have left the computer in an undesirable operating state.
  • Page 66: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    Factory Image Restore (see “Dell Factory Image Restore” on page 67) to restore your operating system. You can use Dell DataSafe Local Backup to restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased your computer, while preserving the data files.
  • Page 67 Backup and restore your computer based on file types • Backup files to a local storage device • Schedule automated backups To upgrade to Dell DataSafe Local Backup Professional: Double‑click the Dell DataSafe Local Backup icon on the taskbar. Click...
  • Page 68: System Recovery Media

    You can use the system recovery media, created using Dell DataSafe Local Backup, to return your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer while persevering the data files on your computer.
  • Page 69: Dell Factory Image Restore

    DataSafe Local Backup (see “Dell DataSafe Local Backup” on page 64) to restore your operating system. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. This option restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.
  • Page 70 Click Dell Factory Image Restore. The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears. NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears. NOTE: If you do not want to proceed with Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.
  • Page 71: Getting Help

    Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or at for more troubleshooting information. See “Dell Diagnostics” on page procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics. Fill out the “Diagnostic Checklist” on page 75. Use Dell’s extensive suite of online services available at for help with...
  • Page 72: Technical Support And Customer

    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
  • Page 73: Online Services

    Online Services You can learn about Dell products and services on the following websites: • • (Asian/Pacific countries only) • (Japan only) • (Europe only) • (Latin American and Caribbean countries) • (Canada only) You can access Dell Support through the following websites and e‑mail addresses:...
  • Page 74: Automated Order-Status Service

    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 75: Returning Items For Repair Under Warranty Or For Credit

    Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows: NOTE: Before you return the product to Dell, make sure to back up any data on the hard drive(s) and on any other storage device in the product. Remove any and...
  • Page 76: Before You Call

    Before You Call NOTE: Have your Express Service Code ready when you call. The code helps Dell’s automated‑ support telephone system direct your call more efficiently. You may also be asked for your Service Tag. Locating Your Service Tag The Service Tag for your computer can be found on a label at the bottom of your computer.
  • Page 77 Remember to fill out the following Diagnostic 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 78: 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
  • Page 79 Getting Help...
  • Page 80: Resources

    See: “System Recovery Media” on page 66 “Dell Diagnostics” on page 58 “My Dell Downloads” on page 54 ® the Service Manual at NOTE: In some countries, opening and replacing parts of your computer may void your warranty.
  • Page 81 Regulatory Compliance Homepage at the bottom of your computer the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell → Support Center, click Start All Programs→ Dell→ Dell Support Center→ Launch Dell Support Center.
  • Page 82: Specifications

    This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. For more information, see NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your → Help and Support and select the option to view information about computer, click Start your computer.
  • Page 83 Possible memory 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, 5 GB, configurations 6 GB, and 8 GB NOTE: For instructions on upgrading the memory, see the Service Manual at Communications Modem (optional) External V.92 56K USB modem Network adapter 10/100 Ethernet LAN on...
  • Page 84 Connectors Audio one microphone‑in connector, one stereo headphones/speakers connector Mini‑Card one half Mini‑Card slot HDMI one 19‑pin connector Network one RJ45 connector three 4‑pin USB 2.0‑compliant connectors one 15‑hole connector eSATA one 7‑pin/4‑pin eSATA/ USB combo connector Media card reader one 7‑in‑1 slot Media Card Reader Cards supported...
  • Page 85 Video Inspiron N5010: Discrete Video controller ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Video memory DDR3 512 MB/1 GB DDR3 1 GB Video controller Intel HD Graphics ® Video memory up to 1752 MB of shared memory Video Inspiron M5010:...
  • Page 86 Display Type 15.6” HD WLED backlight, TrueLife Dimensions: Height 193.54 mm (7.62 inches) Width 344.23 mm (13.55 inches) Diagonal 396.42 mm (15.6 inches) Maximum 1366 x 768 resolution Refresh rate 60 Hz Operating angle 0° (closed) to 135° Horizontal 40/40 viewing angle Vertical viewing 15/30 (H/L)
  • Page 87 Battery 9‑cell “smart” lithium ion Height 22.80 mm (0.9 inches) Width 214 mm (8.43 inches) Depth 78.76 mm (3.10 inches) Weight 0.52 kg (1.15 lb) 6‑cell “smart” lithium ion Height 22.80 mm (0.9 inches) Width 214 mm (8.43 inches) Depth 57.64 mm (2.27 inches) Weight 0.34 kg (0.75 lb)
  • Page 88 AC Adapter Output current 65 W 3.34 A (continuous) 90 W 4.62 A (continuous) 130 W 6.7 A (continuous) Rated output 19.5 VDC voltage Operating 0° to 40°C temperature (32° to 104°F) Storage –40° to 70°C temperature (–40° to 158°F) Physical Height 31.8 mm to 34 mm...
  • Page 89 0.66 GRMS Non‑Operating 1.30 GRMS Computer Environment Maximum shock (for operating — measured with Dell Diagnostics running on the hard drive and a 2‑ms half‑sine pulse; for non‑operating — measured with hard drive in head‑parked position and a 2‑ms half‑sine pulse):...
  • Page 90: Appendix

    The following information is provided in the device(s) described in this document in accordance with the requirements of the Official Mexican Standard (NOM): Importer: Dell México S.A. de C.V. Paseo de la Reforma 2620 – Flat 11° Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F.
  • Page 91: Index

    70 DataSafe Local Backup 64 DellConnect 70 Dell Diagnostics 58 Dell Digital Delivery install software 22 Dell Factory Image Restore 67 Dell Support Center 53 Diagnostic Checklist 75 drivers and downloads 79 DVDs, playing and creating 45 email addresses...
  • Page 92 finding more information 78 FTP login, anonymous 71 hard drive activity light 29 hardware problems diagnosing 57 Hardware Troubleshooter 57 help getting assistance and support 69 Internet connection 18 Internet Service Provider 18 memory problems solving 50 network connection fixing 48 power indicator light 29 power problems, solving 49 power strips, using 6...
  • Page 93 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 73 SIM card 12 software features 44 software problems 50 solving problems 47 specifications 80 support email addresses 71 support sites worldwide 71 System Messages 55 System Recovery Media 66 system reinstall options 62 System Restore 63 Touch Pad...
  • Page 96 Printed in the U.S.A. | 09N1F7A04...

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