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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE...

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P09G series Regulatory type: P09G001...

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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 , Solution Station , and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Software Features ..... 38 Dell Dock ......39 Dell DataSafe Online Backup .

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    Before You Call......69 Contacting Dell......71 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop, Before Setting Up Your Computer

    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, or on fabric surfaces, such as carpets or rugs, while it is powered on.

  • Page 8: Connect The Ac Adapter

    NOTE: Connect the power cable to the adapter firmly and ensure that the light on the adapter is on when you turn on power. NOTE: Use only Dell AC adapter family PA-2E, PA-3E, and PA-12 with 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 support.dell.com. NOTE: For more information on the operating system and features, see support.dell.com/MyNewDell.

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    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. ™...

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    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) Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card allows you to browse the Internet, check e-mail, and connect to a Virtual Private Network. To access the Internet, you must be within the network of your cellular service provider. NOTE: Installing a SIM card is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet.

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    SIM card SIM card slot battery bay...

  • Page 16: Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)

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

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    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 “Basic Specifications” on page 74. To enable wireless: Ensure that your computer is turned on.

  • Page 18: 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 www.dell.com. Setting Up a Wired Connection • If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite...

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    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 ®...

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    Windows Vista NOTE: The following instructions are applicable to the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.

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    Windows 7 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 22: Using Your Inspiron Laptop, Right View Features

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

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    Audio out/Headphone connector — Connects to a pair of headphones or to a powered speaker or sound system. Audio in/Microphone connector — Connects to a microphone or inputs signal for use with audio programs. SD/MMC - MS/Pro 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: •...

  • Page 24: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View 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 fits into the security cable slot on your computer. AC adapter connector — Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery.

  • Page 26: Front View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Front View Features...

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    Power indicator light — Indicates the following power states: • Solid white — The computer is on. • Breathing white — The computer is in standby mode. • Off — The computer is off or in hibernate state. Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A blinking light indicates hard drive activity.

  • Page 28: Computer Base And Keyboard Features

    Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    Power button — Turns the computer on or off when pressed. 2 Function key row — The wireless enable and disable key, brightness increase and decrease keys, multimedia keys, and the touch pad enable or disable key are located in this row. For more information on the multimedia keys, see “Multimedia Control Keys”...

  • Page 30: 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 32: 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 Function Key Behavior in the System Setup (BIOS) utility or the Windows Mobility Center.

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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...

  • Page 34: 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 optical drive. CAUTION: Do not move the computer while playing or recording a disc. The optical drive plays or records CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs (optional).

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

  • Page 36: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features...

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    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 available on your hard drive or at support.dell.com/manuals.

  • Page 38: Dell Extended Battery Life, Removing And Replacing The Battery

    Dell Extended Battery Life The Dell Extended Battery Life feature provides options to derive the maximum backup time from your battery. This feature is enabled by default and is activated when you disconnect the AC power. Press <F3> to enable or disable the feature.

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    To replace the battery: Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place. battery bay battery battery release latch...

  • Page 40: 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 support.dell.com/manuals. Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets.

  • 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: Dell Datasafe Online Backup

    Dell DataSafe Online Backup NOTE: Dell DataSafe Online may not be available in all regions. 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.

  • Page 43: Beep Codes, Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 48 or “Contacting Dell” on page 71. Beep Codes Your computer may emit a series of beeps during start-up if there are errors or problems.

  • Page 44: 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. • Ensure that wireless is enabled (see “Enable or Disable Wireless” on page 14). • Check your wireless router to ensure it is powered on and connected to your data source (cable modem or network hub).

  • Page 45: Power Problems

    • Press a key on the keyboard, move the connected mouse or a finger on the touch pad, or press the power button to resume normal operation. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 71).

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    • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 71). If the battery indicator light is solid amber — The computer is in standby mode and the battery charge is low.

  • Page 47: Memory Problems

    Reseat the memory modules into the connector(s) (see the Service Manual at support.dell.com/manuals). • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 71). If you experience other memory problems — • Ensure that you are following the memory installation guidelines (see the Service Manual at support.dell.com/manuals).

  • Page 48: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up — Ensure that the AC adapter 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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    To run the Program Compatibility Wizard: Windows Vista ® Click → Control Panel→ Start Programs→ Use an older program with this version of Windows. In the welcome screen, click Follow the instructions on the screen. Windows 7 → Control Panel→ Click Start Programs→...

  • Page 50: Using Support Tools, Dell Support Center

    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. The home page also provides links to access:...

  • Page 51: My Dell Downloads, System Messages

    Some of the software pre-installed on your new computer do not include a backup CD or DVD. This software is available at My Dell Downloads. From this website you can download available software for reinstallation or create your own backup media.

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    Real Time Clock (RTC) battery low. Replace the coin-cell battery (see the Service Manual at support.dell.com/manuals) or contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 71). CPU fan failure — CPU fan has failed. Replace the CPU fan (see the Service Manual at support.dell.com/manuals).

  • Page 53: 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 71). Hardware Troubleshooter If a device is either not detected during...

  • Page 54: 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...

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    Press any key to go to the Option window. If PSA is not invoked: Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. Select the test you want to run. Choose An...

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    Dell. When the tests are 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.

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    The Service Tag helps you identify your computer when you contact Dell. When the tests are 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 58: Restoring Your Operating System

    You can restore the operating system on your computer using any of the following options: CAUTION: Using Dell Factory Image Restore or the Operating System disc permanently deletes all data files on your computer. If possible, backup your data files before using those options.

  • Page 59: System Restore

    System Restore The Microsoft 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 60: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    CAUTION: Although Dell Datasafe Local Backup is designed to preserve the data files on your computer, it is recommended that you backup your data files before using the Dell DataSafe Local Backup. NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup may not be available in all regions.

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    NOTE: If Dell DataSafe Local Backup is not available on your computer, use Dell Factory Image Restore (see “Dell Factory Image Restore” on page 61) to restore your operating system. You can use Dell DataSafe Local Backup to restore your...

  • Page 62: System Recovery Media

    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 63: Dell Factory Image Restore

    If possible, back up the data before using this option. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.

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    Data files include documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, digital photos, music files, and so on. If possible, back up all data before using Dell Factory Image Restore. Performing Dell Factory Image Restore Turn on 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. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears. NOTE: If you do not want to proceed with Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.

  • Page 66: Getting Help

    Dell Support (support.dell.com) for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 66 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 69.

  • Page 67: Service, Dellconnect

    Dell hardware. Our support staff use computer-based diagnostics to provide fast, accurate answers. To contact Dell’s support service, see “Before You Call” on page 69 and “Contacting Dell” on page 71. DellConnect DellConnect is a simple online access tool that ™...

  • Page 68: Online Services

    Online Services You can learn about Dell products and services on the following websites: • www.dell.com • (Asian/Pacific countries www.dell.com/ap only) • www.dell.com/jp (Japan only) • www.euro.dell.com (Europe only) • www.dell.com/la (Latin American and Caribbean countries) • (Canada only) www.dell.ca...

  • Page 69: Automated Order-status Service, Product Information

    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. A recording prompts you for the information needed to locate and report on your order.

  • Page 70: Warranty Or For Credit

    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 and on any other storage device in the product.

  • Page 71: 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 on the bottom of your computer.

  • Page 72: Diagnostic Checklist

    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 73: 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/contactdell.

  • Page 74: Resources

    See: “System Recovery Media” on page 60 “Dell Diagnostics” on page 52 “My Dell Downloads” on page 49 Windows support.dell.com ® the Service Manual at support.dell.com/manuals...

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    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance the bottom of your computer the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell Support Center, click the icon in the taskbar. support.dell.com...

  • Page 76: 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 support.dell.com/manuals. NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your →...

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    Connectors Audio one microphone-in connector, one stereo headphone/speaker connector Mini-Card one Type IIIA full Mini-Card slot, one half-size Mini-Card slot HDMI one 19-pin connector Network one RJ45 connector three 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors Video one 15-hole connector Media card one 7-in-1 slot reader Communications Network...

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    Display Type 14.0-inch HD WLED with TrueLife Height 173.95 mm (6.85 inches) Width 309.4 mm (12.2 inches) Diagonal 355.6 mm (14.0 inches) Battery 6-cell “smart” lithium ion Depth 53.12 mm (2.09 inches) Height 22.3 mm (0.88 inches) Width 274.5 mm (10.8 inches) Weight 0.35 kg (0.77 lb) Battery...

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    AC Adapter NOTE: Use only AC adapters specified for use with your computer. See the safety information that shipped with your computer. Input voltage 100–240 VAC Input current 1.5 A Input frequency 50–60 Hz Output power 65 W or 90 W Output current 3.34 A (65 W) (continuous) 4.62 A (90 W) (continuous)

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    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 81: Appendix, 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 Macrovision Corporation.

  • Page 82: 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 83: Index

    76 light status 25 camera 35 video resolution 75 CDs, playing and creating 38 chipset 74 computer capabilities 38 dimensions 77 setting up 5 connecting network cable 7 to the Internet 16 Contacting Dell online 71 customizing your desktop 38...

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    5 DataSafe Online Backup 40 Dell Diagnostics 52 Dell Dock 39 display size 76 types 76 drivers and downloads 73 DVDs, playing and creating 38 e-mail technical support FTP login, anonymous 66 HDMI 75 connecting 23 headphones, connecting 21...

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    memory configurations 74 types 74 microphone analog 25 connecting external 21 Mini-Cards 75 network connector 75 NOM 80 optical drive 21 playing CD/DVD 31 power/battery indicator lights 25 powering up the computer 8 processors 74 recovering data 40 security cable, connecting 23 setup, before you begin 5 SIM card 12 support e-mail addresses 66...

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    touch pad gestures USB 21, 23 ventilation, ensuring 5 connecting 23 video connector 75 volume 31 Windows setting up 9 wired network network cable, connecting 7 wireless cards 75 setting up 17...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. www.dell.com | support.dell.com 0YXKVHA00...

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