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    SETUP GUIDE Regulatory Model P03G series Regulatory Type P03G001...

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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, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademark and Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Free Fall Sensor ..... . . 42 Dell Dock ......43 Solving Problems .

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

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Studio 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

    NOTE: Use only Dell AC adapter family PA-10, PA-2E, PA-3E, or PA-12 with your computer. For more information, see “Specifications” on page 74, or the system regulatory label on the...

  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

    Setting Up Your Studio 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 Studio 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: Install The Sim Card (optional)

    Install the SIM Card (Optional) NOTE: Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet. Installing a SIM card allows you to connect to the Internet. To access the Internet you must be within the network of your cellular service provider.

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    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop 1 SIM card slot 2 SIM card 3 battery bay...

  • Page 14: Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)

    Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional) Press the key or press the <Fn> <F2> keys on the keyboard to enable or disable wireless. The wireless on or off icons appear on the screen to indicate the status. NOTE: The wireless feature is available on your computer only if you purchased a WLAN or a Bluetooth card.

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    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop...

  • 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 setup your connection to a wireless router: Windows Vista ®...

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    Windows Vista ® NOTE: The following instructions are applicable for 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 ® 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 20: Using Your Studio Laptop

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

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    Audio out/Headphone connectors (2) — Connects one or two pairs of headphones or sends audio to a powered speaker or sound system. The audio signal is the same for both connectors. Audio in/Microphone connector — Connects to a microphone or inputs signal for use with audio programs.

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    AC adapter connector — Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery. Power button and light — Turns the computer on or off when pressed. The light in the button indicates the following power states: •...

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    Battery status light — Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate the battery charge status. The light indicates the following states when the computer is powered using either the AC adapter or the battery. Indicator light status solid white AC adapter solid amber Battery solid amber...

  • Page 24: Left Side Features

    Using Your Studio Laptop Left Side Features...

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    USB 2.0 connector — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. ExpressCard slot — Provides support for additional memory, wired and wireless communications, multimedia, and security features. The slot supports 34 mm ExpressCards. NOTE: The ExpressCard slot is designed only for ExpressCards.

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    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. VGA connector — Connects video devices, such as a monitor or projector. eSATA/USB combo connector with USB PowerShare — Connects to eSATA compatible storage devices (such as external hard drives or optical drives) or USB devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player).

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    Network connector — Connects your computer to a network or a broadband device if you are using a wired network. 8 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.

  • Page 28: Computer Base And Keyboard Features

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

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    For more information on using the keyboard, see the Dell Technology Guide. 2 Touch pad buttons — 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 30: Touch Pad Gestures

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

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    Circular Scroll — Allows you to scroll up or down, and right or left. Circular scroll is disabled by default. To enable this gesture, click Start → Control Panel→ Mouse→ Device Settings→ Settings→ Scrolling→ One-Finger Scrolling→ Enable Circular Scrolling. To scroll up or down: Move a finger in the vertical scroll zone (extreme right of the touch pad), in a clockwise...

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    Two-Finger Gestures Scroll — Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Auto Scroll Vertical — Allows you to continuously scroll up or down on the active window. Move two fingers up or down at a fast pace (from the center of the touch pad to the extreme edge) to trigger vertical auto scrolling.

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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 zoom in on the active window.

  • Page 34: Multimedia Control Keys

    Multimedia Control Keys The multimedia controls can be accessed using the multimedia control keys 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 Eject the disc...

  • Page 36: Display Features

    Using Your Studio Laptop Display Features The display panel holds a camera and accompanying dual microphones.

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    4 Right digital array microphone — Combines with the left digital array microphone to provide high quality sound for video chatting and voice recording. 5 Display — Your display can vary based on selections you made when purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide .

  • Page 38: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    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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    1 battery 2 battery bay 3 battery release latch...

  • Page 40: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Optical Drive CAUTION: Do not use non-standard-size or shape discs (including mini-CDs and mini-DVDs) or you will damage the drive. NOTE: Do not move the computer while playing or recording CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs (optional). Place the disc in the center of the disc slot, with the label facing upwards and gently push the disc into the slot.

  • Page 41: Software Features

    FastAccess Facial Recognition Your computer may have the FastAccess facial recognition feature. This feature helps keep your Dell computer secure by using the unique appearance of your face to verify your identity and automatically supply login information that you would normally enter manually, such as a user ID and password for a Windows account or secure web site.

  • Page 42: Customizing The Desktop

    You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. The Microsoft Windows ® system installed with your Dell computer provides the following default options: Windows Vista ® — Offers full •...

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    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 Dell computer to the Windows Classic view. Click → Control Panel→ System Start and Maintenance→...

  • Page 44: Free Fall Sensor

    Backing Up Your Data It is recommended that you periodically back up files and folders on your computer. To back up files: Windows Vista ® → Control Panel→ System Click Start and Maintenance→ Back Up and Restore Center→ Back up files. If the User Account Control window appears, click Continue.

  • Page 45: 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 46: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 50 or “Contacting Dell” on page 71. WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual at for advanced service and troubleshooting instructions.

  • Page 47: Network Problems

    Beep Code Possible Problem Possible motherboard failure - BIOS ROM checksum failure No RAM detected NOTE: If you installed or replaced the memory module, ensure that the memory module is seated properly. Three Possible motherboard failure - Chipset error Four RAM read/write failure Five Real Time Clock failure...

  • Page 48: Power Problems

    Power Problems If the power light is off — The computer is either turned off or is not receiving power. • Reseat the power cable into the power connector on the computer and the electrical outlet. • If the computer is plugged into a power strip, ensure that the power strip is plugged into an electrical outlet and that the power strip is turned on.

  • Page 49: Memory Problems

    Service Manual at to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the memory. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 71). If you experience other memory problems — • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics”...

  • Page 50: 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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    Windows Vista ® Click Start → Control Panel→ Programs→ Use an older program with this version of Windows. In the welcome screen, click Follow the instructions on the screen. Windows ® Click Start Use an older In the search box, type program with this version of Windows and press <Enter>.

  • Page 52: 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 53: System Messages

    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 71). CMOS checksum error — Possible motherboard failure or RTC battery low.

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    (see the Dell Technology Guide available on your hard drive or at No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or there might be a system board failure (see “Contacting Dell” on page 71).

  • Page 55: 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 56: Dell Diagnostics

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

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    Service Tag. 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. Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc Insert the Drivers and Utilities disc.

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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 60: Restoring Your Operating System

    Use System Restore as the first solution for restoring your operating system and preserving data files. • Dell Datasafe Local Backup returns your hard drive to either the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer or restores your operating system while preserving your data files.

  • 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

    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 can restore 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 64: Operating System Reinstallation

    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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    Operating System disc. Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears. Restart the computer. 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;...

  • Page 66: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( 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: 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)

  • 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

    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 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 at the bottom of your computer.

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    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

  • Page 74: Resources

    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 manuals 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 76: Specifications

    Specifications This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. 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.

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    System Model Studio 1450 Processor Type Intel Core™2 Duo ® Intel Pentium Dual-Core Intel Celeron Dual-Core Intel Celeron L1 cache 64 KB (32 KB for each core) L2 cache 2 MB, 3 MB, or 6 MB (Intel ® 1 MB (Intel Pentium Dual-Core, Intel Celeron Intel Celeron)

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    AC Adapter 65 W (E-Series) — Studio 1450 and 1458 Dimensions Height 16 mm (0.6 inches) Width 66 mm (2.6 inches) Depth 127 mm (5.0 inches) Weight (with cables) 0.29 kg (0.64 lb) 65 W (D-Series) — Studio 1450 Dimensions Height 27.2 mm (1.0 inches) Width...

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    AC Adapter 65 W (Auto Air Adapter) — Studio 1450, 1457, and 1458 Dimensions Height 15 mm (0.5 inches) Width 66 mm (2.6 inches) Depth 127 mm (5.0 inches) Weight (without 0.26 kg (0.57 lb) cables) AC Adapter Input voltage 100–240 VAC Input current 1.5 A...

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    Memory Connectors two user-accessible SODIMM connectors Type 1067 MHz SODIMM DDR3 (Studio 1450) 1333 MHz SODIMM DDR3 (Studio 1457) 1066 MHz SODIMM DDR3 (Studio 1458) Capacities 1 GB, 2 GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, 5 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB Minimum 1 GB (single channel) Maximum...

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    Media Drive CD/DVD writer (Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive) Blu-ray Disc (optional) 8-in-1 Memory Card Reader Card controller Realtek RTS5159 Card connector 8-in-1 combo single slot Communications Modem (optional) Modem controller ™ Modem interface Network adapter Wireless External V.92 56K USB modem Hardware modem Universal Serial Bus (USB)

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    Video TV support HDMI 1.2 (Studio 1450) HDMI 1.3 (Studio 1457 and 1458) LCD interface Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Discrete Video Type Integrated on system board Video controller ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 Video memory 256/512/1024 MB GDDR3 technology Video...

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    Audio Audio type 5.1 channel High Definition Audio with SRS Premium Sound™ Audio controller Realtek ALC665 High Definition Audio codec Stereo conversion 24-bit (analog-to- digital and digital-to- analog) Internal interface Intel High Definition Audio Speaker two 6-ohm speakers Volume controls software program menus or multimedia keys...

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    ±40° (HD and HD+ with TrueLife) Vertical +15°/–30° (HD and HD+ with TrueLife) Pixel pitch: HD with 0.2265 mm TrueLife HD+ with 0.1935 mm TrueLife Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see the Dell Technology Guide for more information)

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    Keyboard (Backlit) Number of 86 (U.S. and Canada); keys 87 (Europe); 90 (Japan); 87 (Brazil) Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji Camera Pixel 2.0 megapixel Video 320 x 240 ~1280 x 1024 resolution (640 x 480 at 30 fps) Diagonal 66° viewing angle Touch Pad X/Y position 240 cpi resolution...

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    Battery Operating time Varies depending on operating conditions and can be significantly reduced under certain power-intensive conditions. See the Dell Technology Guide for more information Life span 300 discharge/charge (approximate) cycles Temperature range: Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage –40°...

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    Physical Height 24.8 mm to 38.6 mm (0.98 inches to 1.52 inches) Width 240.0 mm (9.44 inches) Depth 336 mm (13.23 inches) Weight (with 6-cell 2.38 kg (5.25 lb) battery) configurable to less than Computer Environment Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (noncondensing) Storage...

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    Operating Non-Operating Computer Environment Maximum shock (for operating – measured with Dell Diagnostics running on the hard 0° to 35°C (32° to drive and a 2-ms half-sine pulse; for non- 95°F) operating – measured with hard drive in –40°...

  • Page 89: Appendix

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

  • Page 90: Index

    42 calling Dell 69 CDs, playing and creating 39 computer capabilities 39 computer, setting up 5 Contacting Dell online 71 customer service 65 customizing your desktop 39 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 41 DataSafe Local Backup 60...

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    drivers and downloads 73 DVDs, playing and creating 39 e-mail addresses for technical support 66 expansion bus 79 finding more information 72 FTP login, anonymous 66 hardware problems diagnosing 53 Hardware Troubleshooter 53 help getting assistance and support 64 Internet connection 14 Internet Service Provider 14 memory problems solving 47...

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    problems, solving 44 products information and purchasing 67 reinstalling Windows 58 resources, finding more 72 restoring data 61 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 68 SIM 10 software features 39 software problems 48 solving problems 44 specifications 74 support e-mail addresses 66 support sites...

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