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Dell Inspiron HYD06 Setup Manual

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P11S series Regulatory type: P11S001; P11S002...

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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, YOURS IS HERE, Inspiron , Solution Station, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft , Windows , Windows Vista, and the Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Dell DataSafe Online Backup ... . 41 Dell Dock ......42 Solving Problems .

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    Before You Call......71 Contacting Dell......73 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 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

    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

    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 NOTE: For more information on the operating system and features, see

  • 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. ™...

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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) NOTE: Installing a SIM card is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet. Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card on your computer allows you to connect to the Internet.

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    SIM card slot SIM card 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 “Specifications” on page 76. To enable or disable wireless: Ensure that your computer is turned on.

  • Page 18: Connect The External Optical

    Connect the External Optical Drive (Optional) NOTE: Your computer does not have an internal optical drive. Use an external optical drive for procedures that involve discs. Connect the external optical drive to the USB connectors on your computer.

  • Page 19: Set Up The Tv Tuner (optional)

    To connect to the Internet, you need an external modem or network connection and an Internet Service Provider (ISP). If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter is not a part of your original order, you can purchase one at

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    Setting Up a Wired Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection, connect the telephone line to the optional external USB modem and to the telephone wall connector before you set up your Internet connection. • If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite modem connection, contact your ISP or cellular telephone service for setup instructions.

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    Windows ® Ensure that wireless is enabled on your computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless” on page 14). Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click → Control Panel. Start network and In the search box, type then click Network and Sharing Center→...

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    To set up your Internet connection: Windows Vista Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. → Control Panel. Click Start network, and then In the search box, type click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up a connection or network→ Connect to the Internet.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop...

  • Page 24: Using Your Inspiron Laptop

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

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    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 26: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features...

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    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.

  • Page 28: Back View Features

    Back View Features 1 Connector cover — Covers the antenna-in connector, HDMI connector, and the mini- DisplayPort connector. 2 Antenna-in connector (on supported models) — Connects to an external antenna to view programs using the TV tuner card (optional). HDMI connector — Connects to a TV for both 5.1 audio and video signals. NOTE: When used with a monitor, only the video signal is read.

  • Page 29: 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 28. Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A solid white light indicates hard drive activity.

  • Page 30: Status Lights And Indicators

    Status Lights and Indicators Battery Status Light Indicator light status solid white AC adapter Battery solid amber NOTE: The battery is charging when the computer is powered using the AC adapter. Computer state(s) Battery charge level charging off/hibernate/standby <=98% on/off/hibernate/stanby >98% on/off/hibernate/ >10%...

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    Power Button Light/Power Indicator Light Indicator light status solid white breathing white NOTE: For information on power problems, see “Power Problems” on page 44. Computer state(s) standby off/hibernate...

  • Page 32: Features

    Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    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 32.

  • Page 34: Touch Pad Gestures

    Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Pan — Allows you to move the focus on the selected object when the entire object is not visible. Move two fingers in the desired direction to pan scroll the selected object.

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    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 36: 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 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...

  • Page 38: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features The display panel holds a camera and a microphone.

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    3 Camera — Built-in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat. 4 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 40: 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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    battery release latch battery...

  • Page 42: 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 43: Dell Datasafe Online Backup

    TVs, projectors, and home theater equipment. 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.

  • Page 44: 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 The Add/Edit Category window is displayed.

  • Page 45: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 49 or “Contacting Dell” on page 73. WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual at for advanced...

  • Page 46: 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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    AC adapter is on. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). If the power button/indicator light is solid white and the computer is not responding —...

  • Page 48: 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 73). If you experience other memory problems — • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics”...

  • Page 49: 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 ® Click → Control Panel→ Start Programs→...

  • Page 51: Using Support Tools

    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 52: My Dell Downloads

    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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    Dell Technical Support — The computer failed to complete the boot routine three consecutive times for the same error. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). CMOS checksum error — Possible system board failure or RTC battery low. Replace the battery (see the Service Manual at

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    No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or there might be a system board failure. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). USB over current error — Disconnect the USB device. Your USB device needs more power for it to function properly.

  • Page 55: 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 73). Ensure that the computer is connected to an electrical outlet that is known to be working properly.

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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 diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive and to go to the Choose An Option window.

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    <Enter>. 1 to start the CD menu and press Type <Enter> to proceed. Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer. Windows ®...

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

  • Page 60: 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 these options.

  • Page 61: System Restore

    System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. NOTE: The procedures in this document are applicable 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 62: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    Factory Image Restore (see “Dell Factory Image Restore” on page 63) 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.

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    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 64: 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 preserving the data files on your computer.

  • Page 65: Dell Factory Image Restore

    DataSafe Local Backup (see “Dell DataSafe Local Backup” on page 60) 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.

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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 67: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 67 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 71.

  • Page 68: 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 69: 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 70: 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 71: 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...

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    You are also responsible for insuring any product returned, and you assume the risk of loss during shipment to Dell. Collect On Delivery (C.O.D.) packages are not accepted. NOTE: Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused at...

  • Page 73: 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 75: 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 76: Resources

    See: “System Recovery Media” on page 62 “Dell Diagnostics” on page 53 “My Dell Downloads” on page 50 ® 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 bottom of your computer the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell Support Center, click the taskbar. icon in the...

  • Page 78: Specifications

    NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start → Help and Support and select the option to view information about your computer. Computer Model Dell Inspiron M301Z ™ ™ Processor...

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    6 GB, and 8 GB Memory type 1333 MHz SODIMM DDR3 (runs at 800 MHz) 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...

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    Video Inspiron M301Z Video ATI Mobility Radeon controller 4225 Video up to 3067 MB + 128 MB memory (side port memory) of shared memory Display Type 13.3” HD WLED, TrueLife Display area : Height 293.41 mm (11.55 inches) Width 164.96 mm (6.49 inches) Diagonal 337.8 mm (13.30 inches) Camera...

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    Connectors HDMI one 19-pin connector connector Network one RJ45 connector adapter two four-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors eSATA one seven-pin/four- pin eSATA/USB combo connector Mini- one 20-pin connector DisplayPort Media Card one 7-in-1 slot Reader Antenna-in one MCX connector connector (optional) Battery Types and dimensions : 6-cell “smart”...

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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 1.7 A (maximum) Input frequency 50–60 Hz Output power 65 W Output current: 3.34 A (continuous) Rated output voltage 19.5 +/- 1 VDC...

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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 84: 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 85: 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 86: Index

    Index airflow, allowing 5 backup and recovery 41 calling Dell 73 computer capabilities 40 computer, setting up 5 Contacting Dell online 73 customer service 66 DellConnect 66 Dell Diagnostics 53 Dell Support Center 49 Diagnostic Checklist 72 drivers and downloads 75...

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    help getting assistance and support 65 Internet connection 17 Internet Service Provider 17 memory problems solving 46 Mini-DisplayPort connector 26 network connection fixing 44 power/battery indicator lights 27 power problems, solving 44 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 43 products information and purchasing 68 recovering data 41 resources, finding more 74...

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    support email addresses 67 support sites worldwide 67 System Messages 50 system reinstall options 58 touch pad gestures 32 ventilation, ensuring 5 volume 35 warranty returns 69 Windows Program Compatibility Wizard 47 wired network network cable, connecting 7 wireless network connection 18...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. | 0HYD06A00...

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Inspiron m301z, Inspiron p11s002

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