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Dell Inspiron 0F2GGFA00 Setup Manual

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory Model P02F Regulatory Type P02F001...

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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, Inspiron , YOURS IS HERE , Dell On Call , and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Software Features ..... 36 Dell Dock ......39 Solving Problems .

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    Before You Call......67 Contacting Dell......69 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • 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 store your Dell 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 Microsoft Windows

    NOTE: For optimal performance of your computer, it is recommended that you download and install the latest BIOS and drivers for your computer available at Windows operating system. To set up ®...

  • Page 12: Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)

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    To enable wireless: Ensure that your computer is turned on. Press the wireless key A confirmation of your selection appears on the screen. Wireless enabled Wireless disabled To disable wireless: Press the wireless key on the keyboard again to turn off all radios. NOTE: The wireless key allows you to quickly turn off all wireless radios (WiFi and Bluetooth on your computer, such as when you are asked to disable all wireless radios on an airplane flight.

  • Page 14: 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 •...

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    Setting Up a Wireless Connection 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 ® Ensure that wireless is enabled on your computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless”...

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    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.

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    Windows ® Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click → Control Panel. Start Click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up a new connection or network→ Connect to the Internet. The Connect to the Internet window appears. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, click Help me choose or contact your ISP.

  • Page 18: Using Your Inspiron Laptop

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron laptop. ™ Right Side Features...

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    1 ExpressCard slot — Supports one 34 mm wide ExpressCard that can provide support for additional memory, wired and wireless communications, multimedia, and security features. NOTE: Your computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the ExpressCard slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles. Save the blank for use when no ExpressCard is installed in the slot;...

  • Page 20: Left Side Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left Side Features...

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    1 Security cable slot — Attaches a commercially available security cable to the computer. NOTE: Before you buy a security cable, ensure that it works with the security cable slot on your computer. AC adapter connector — Connects to an AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery.

  • Page 22: Front Side Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Front Side Features 1 2 3 4...

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    Power/Battery indicator light — The light indicates the following states when the computer is powered using either the AC adapter or the battery. Indicator light status AC adapter Solid white Breathing white Solid white Battery Breathing white Solid amber NOTE: The battery is charging when the computer is powered using an AC adapter. 2 Analog microphone —...

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    Audio in/Microphone connector — Connects to a microphone or input signal for use with audio programs. 7-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 cards: •...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop...

  • Page 26: Computer Base Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Computer Base Features...

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    1 Keyboard — For more information on keyboard, see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or at 2 Touch pad buttons (2) — Provide left- and right-click functions like those on a mouse. 3 Touch pad — Provides the functionality of a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move selected items, and left-click by tapping the surface.

  • Page 28: Touch Pad Gestures

    Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Traditional Scroll – Allows you to scroll up and down, or right and left. To scroll up and down: Move a finger up or down in the vertical scroll zone (extreme right of the touch pad).

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    Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. The zoom feature includes: One finger zoom – Allows you to zoom in or out. To zoom in: Move a finger up in the zoom zone (extreme left of the touch pad).

  • Page 30: Media Controls

    Media Controls The media control keys are located on the keyboard. To use the media controls, press the required key. You can configure the media control keys using the System Setup (BIOS) Utility or the Windows Mobility Center. System Setup (BIOS) Utility – Press <F2>...

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    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 Eject the disc...

  • Page 32: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Optical Drive CAUTION: Do not press down on the disc tray when you open or close it. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive. CAUTION: Do not move the computer while playing or recording a disc. The optical drive plays or records CDs and DVDs.

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 disc 2 spindle 3 optical drive tray 4 eject button...

  • Page 34: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features The display panel holds an optional camera and accompanying dual digital microphones.

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    4 Right digital array microphone (optional) — Provides high quality sound for video conferencing and voice recording. 5 Display — For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide available on your hard drive or at

  • Page 36: 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).

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 battery 2 battery bay 3 battery release latch...

  • Page 38: Software Features

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

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    Customizing Your Energy Settings You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. The Microsoft Windows operating system installed on your Dell computer provides three default options: • Balanced/Dell Recommended performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity.

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    Transferring Information to a New Computer To transfer information to a new computer: Windows Vista ® NOTE: The following instructions are applicable for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your computer to the Windows Classic view. Click →...

  • Page 41: 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 Add→...

  • Page 42: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 47 or “Contacting Dell” on page 69. Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if there are errors or problems.

  • Page 43: 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 your wireless router to ensure it is powered on and connected to your data source (cable modem or network hub).

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    • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 69.) If the power light is breathing white and the computer is not responding — The computer is in standby state or the display may not be responding.

  • Page 45: Memory Problems

    If the display is not responding, press the power button until the computer turns off and then turn it back on. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 69). If you encounter interference that hinders reception on your computer — An unwanted signal is creating interference by interrupting or blocking other signals.

  • Page 46: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up — Ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet. If a program stops responding — End the program: Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. Click Applications.

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    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. If a program is designed for an earlier Microsoft Windows...

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    If you have other software problems — • Back up your files immediately. • Use a virus-scanning program to check the hard drive or CDs. • Save and close any open files or programs and shut down your computer through the Start menu.

  • Page 49: Using Support Tools

    Using Support Tools Dell Support Center The Dell Support Center helps you find the service, support, and system-specific information you need. To launch the application, click the taskbar. The Dell Support Center home page displays your computer’s model number, service tag, express service code, and service contact information.

  • Page 50: System Messages

    Dell Technology Guide available on your hard drive or at or contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 69 for assistance). No boot device available — No bootable partition on hard drive, the hard drive cable is loose, or no bootable device exists.

  • Page 51: Hardware Troubleshooter

    Ensure that the device that you want to test displays in the system setup program and is active. 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.

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    Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive. NOTE: If your computer cannot display a screen image, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 69). Ensure that the computer is connected to an electrical outlet that is known to be working properly.

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    When the tests complete, close the test screen to return to the Choose An Option Choose An window. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the computer, click Exit. Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc Insert the Shut down and restart the computer.

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    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 to restart the computer, click Exit. Drivers and Utilities disc. Remove the...

  • Page 55: Restoring Your Operating System

    This procedure permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs installed after you received the computer. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.

  • Page 56: System Restore

    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. Starting System Restore Click...

  • Page 57: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    Click Undo my last restoration and click Next. Dell DataSafe Local Backup NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup may not be available in all regions. Dell DataSafe Local Backup is a backup and recovery application that restores your computer if you lose data due to a virus attack, accidentally delete critical files or folders, or if the hard drive crashes.

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    NOTE: Do not disconnect the display, keyboard, mouse, and the power cable. Turn on your computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several times to access the Advanced Boot Options window. NOTE: If you wait too long and the...

  • Page 59: 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. This option restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.

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    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. Next. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears.

  • Page 61: Operating System Reinstallation

    Operating System Reinstallation Before You Begin If you are considering reinstalling the Windows operating system to correct a problem with a newly installed driver, first try using Windows Device Driver Rollback. To roll back a device driver: Click Start Right-click Computer.

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

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    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. NOTE: The next steps change the boot sequence for one time only.

  • Page 64: Getting Help

    See “Online Services” 40 for on page 64 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 67.

  • Page 65: 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 66: 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)

  • Page 67: 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 68: 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 69: 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.

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    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 71: 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 72: Resources

    See: the Operating System disc the Drivers and Utilities disc NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates can be found at the Dell Technology Guide available on your hard drive or at ® the Service Manual at NOTE: In some countries, opening and replacing parts of your computer may void your warranty.

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    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at the back or bottom of your computer the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell Support Center, click the taskbar. icon in the...

  • Page 74: Basic Specifications

    This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. For more detailed specifications, see the Comprehensive Specifications at NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start →...

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    Communications Network adapter 10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless internal WLAN Mini-Card with WiFi a/b/g/n; Bluetooth ® technology (optional) Camera (Optional) Pixel 1.3 megapixel Video resolution 640 x 480 at 30 fps (maximum) Connectors Audio one microphone-in connector, one stereo headphone/speaker connector Connectors...

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    Battery Type and dimensions: 9-cell “smart” lithium ion Depth 76.7 mm (3.02 inches) Height 20.0 mm (0.78 inches) Width 221.0 mm (8.70 inches) Weight 0.51 kg (1.12 lb) Voltage 11.1 VDC 6-cell “smart” lithium ion Depth 57.2 mm (2.25 inches) Height 20.0 mm (0.78 inches) Width...

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    AC Adapter Output current 4.62 A (continuous) Rated output 19.5 ± 1 VDC voltage Dimensions: Height 16 mm (0.6 inches) Width 70 mm (2.8 inches) Length 147 mm (5.8 inches) Weight (with 0.345 kg (0.76 lb) cables) Temperature range Operating 0°...

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    0.66 GRMS Non-Operating 1.3 GRMS 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 the hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse):...

  • Page 79: Appendix

    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 Macrovision Corporation.

  • Page 80: Information For Nom, Or Official Mexican Standard (only For Mexico)

    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 81: Index

    63 customizing your desktop 37 your energy settings 37 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 38 DellConnect 63 Dell DataSafe Local Backup 55 Dell Diagnostics 49 Dell Factory Image Restore 53 Dell Support Center 47 Dell Support Website 64...

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    Dell Technology Guide for further information 70 Diagnostic Checklist 68 drivers and downloads 71 DVDs, playing and creating 36 email addresses for technical support 64 energy conserving 37 finding more information 70 FTP login, anonymous 64 hardware problems diagnosing 49...

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    power strips, using 6 processor 72 products information and purchasing 65 reinstalling Windows 60 resources, finding more 70 restoring factory image 57 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 66 software features 36 software problems 44 specifications 72 support email addresses 64 support sites...

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    Printed in China. Printed on recycled paper. | 0F2GGFA00...

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