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Dell Inspiron N4030 Setup Manual

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P07G series Regulatory type: P07G001; P07G003...

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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 , Solution Station , Inspiron, and DellConnect are Intel , Pentium , and Celeron are registered trademarks and Core is a trademark of Intel trademarks of Dell Inc.;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Dell DataSafe Online Backup ... . 39 Dell Dock ......40 Solving Problems .

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    Before You Call......70 Contacting Dell......72 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

    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. ™...

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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: 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 wireless: Ensure that your computer is turned on. Press the wireless key A confirmation of your selection appears on the screen.

  • Page 16: 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 at Setting Up a Wired Connection • If you are using a dial‑up connection,...

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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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    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 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 20: 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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    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. USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connect to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player.

  • Page 22: 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 connector — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. Network connector — Connects your computer to a network or a broadband device if you are using a wired network.

  • Page 24: Front View Features

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

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    Power indicator light — Indicates the power states. For more information on the power indicator light, see “Status Lights and Indicators” on page 24. Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A white light indicates hard drive activity.

  • Page 26: 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/ >98% hibernate on/standby...

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    Power Indicator Light Indicator light status solid white breathing white NOTE: For information on power problems, see “Power Problems” on page 43. Computer state(s) standby off/hibernate...

  • Page 28: Computer Base And Keyboard Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    The touch pad supports the Zoom and Scroll gestures. 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 28.

  • Page 30: Touch Pad Gestures

    Touch Pad Gestures 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).

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    Scroll Circular scroll — Allows you to scroll up or down, and right or left. To scroll up or down: Move a finger in the vertical scroll zone (extreme right of the touch pad), in a clockwise circular motion to scroll up or counterclockwise circular motion to scroll down.

  • 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 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 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 drive. CAUTION: Do not move the computer while playing or recording a disc. This 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 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 on your hard drive or at

  • Page 38: 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 40: 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 Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets.

  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43: Solving Problems

    Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start‑up if there are errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. Write down the beep code and contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 72). NOTE: To replace parts, see the Service Manual at

  • 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 on your computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless” on page 12). •...

  • Page 45: Power Problems

    AC adapter is on. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 72). If the power indicator light is solid white and the computer is not responding — The display may not be responding.

  • Page 46: 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 72). If you encounter interference that hinders reception on your computer — An unwanted signal is creating interference by interrupting or blocking other signals.

  • Page 47: Lockups And Software Problems

    If you experience other memory problems — • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 51). • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 72). 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.

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    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.

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    Windows 7 Click Start → Control Panel→ Programs→ Run programs made for previous versions of Windows. In the welcome screen, click Follow the instructions on the screen. If you have other software problems — • Back up your files immediately. •...

  • Page 50: 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 the taskbar. The Dell Support Center home page displays your computer’s model number, service tag, express service code, and service contact information.

  • Page 51: 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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    POST. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 72). Hard-disk drive read failure — Possible hard drive failure during HDD boot test. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 72). No boot device available — No bootable partition on hard drive, the hard drive cable is loose, or no bootable device exists.

  • Page 53: 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 72). 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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    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. Select the test you want to run.

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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 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 these options.

  • Page 59: 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 60: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    Dell DataSafe Local Backup. NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup may not be available in all regions. NOTE: If Dell DataSafe Local Backup is not available on your computer, use Dell Factory Image Restore (see “Dell Factory...

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    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. Dell DataSafe Local Backup allows you to: • Backup and restore your computer to an earlier operating state •...

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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 63: 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 64: Dell Factory Image Restore

    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.

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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 Dell Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.

  • Page 66: 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 71. Use Dell’s extensive suite of online services available at for help with...

  • Page 67: 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 68: 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 69: 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 70: Returning Items For Repair Under 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.

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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 72: 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 74: Contacting Dell

    See your operating system documentation to determine the contents of the computer’s start‑up files. If the computer is connected to a printer, print each file. Otherwise, record the contents of each file before calling Dell. • Error message, beep code, or diagnostic code: •...

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    To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Visit Select your country or region. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your requirement. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.

  • Page 76: Finding More Information

    See: “System Recovery Media” on page 61 “Dell Diagnostics” on page 51 “My Dell Downloads” on page 49 ® 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 → Help and Support and select the option to view information about computer, click Start your computer. Computer Model Dell Inspiron N4020/N4030 ™ ™ Memory Memory module two user‑accessible...

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    Processor Inspiron N4020 Intel Pentium ® Dual‑Core Intel Celeron Dual‑Core Intel Celeron Inspiron N4030 Intel Core ™ Intel Pentium Dual‑Core Intel Celeron System Chipset Inspiron N4020 Mobile Intel Express GM45+ICH9M Inspiron N4030 Mobile Intel 5 Series Express Chipset HM57 Video ®...

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    Connectors Audio one microphone‑in connector, one stereo headphones/speakers connector, and one analog microphone Mini‑Card one half‑size Mini‑Card slot Network adapter one RJ45 connector three four‑pin USB 2.0‑compliant connectors Media Card one 5‑in‑1 slot Reader Video one 15‑hole connector Media Card Reader Cards supported Secure Digital (SD) memory card...

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    Audio Audio controller IDT 92HD79B1 Speaker 2 x 1 watt speakers Volume controls software program menus and media controls Camera Pixel 0.3 megapixel Video resolution 640 x 480 at 30 fps (maximum) Keyboard Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); 87 (Europe);...

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    Display Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see the Dell Technology Guide for more information) Touch Pad X/Y position 240 cpi resolution (graphics table mode) Size Width 90.00 mm (3.54 inches) sensor‑active area Height 46.00 mm (1.81 inches)

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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/1.6 A/1.7 A Input frequency 50–60 Hz Output power 65 W or 90 W Output current 65 W 4.43 A (maximum at...

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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 85: 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 86: 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 87: Index

    5 Contacting Dell online 72 customer service 65 damage, avoiding 5 DellConnect 65 Dell DataSafe Online Backup 39 Dell Diagnostics 51 Dell Support Center 48 Diagnostic Checklist 71 drivers and downloads 75 DVDs, playing and creating 38 e‑mail addresses...

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    help getting assistance and support 64 Internet connection 14 Internet Service Provider 14 memory problems solving 44 network connection fixing 42 power problems, solving 42 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 41 products information and purchasing 67 resources, finding more 74 restoring factory image 62 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products...

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    System Messages 49 system restoring options 56 Touch Pad Gestures 28 ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 68 Windows Program Compatibility Wizard 46 setup 9 wired network network cable, connecting 7 wireless network connection 15...

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