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Dell Studio XPS 1645 Setup Manual

Dell Studio XPS 1645 Setup Manual

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  • Page 1 SETUP GUIDE...
  • Page 3 SETUP GUIDE Model PP35L...
  • Page 4 Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, Studio XPS, Solution Station, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademarks and Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in U.S. and other countries; 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

    Software Features ..... 28 Dell Dock ......29 Dell DataSafe Online Backup .
  • Page 6 Hardware Troubleshooter ....40 Dell Diagnostics ..... . . 41 Restoring Your Operating System .
  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Studio Xps 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: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector. WARNING: The AC adapter works with worldwide electrical outlets. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or incorrectly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.
  • Page 9: Turning On Your Computer

    Turning on Your Computer To turn on your computer, lightly press the power button on the center control cover and then release. Using the Wireless Button To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, lightly touch the wireless symbol center control cover and then release.
  • Page 10: Set Up Microsoft Windows

    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. ™...
  • Page 11: Connecting To The Internet (Optional)

    To create a system recovery media: Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see “Connecting the AC Adapter” on page 6). Insert the disc or USB key in the computer. → Programs→ Dell DataSafe Click Start Local Backup. Click Create Recovery Media.
  • Page 12 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 ®...
  • Page 13 To set up your Internet connection: Windows 7 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 new connection or network→ Connect to the Internet.
  • Page 14: Setting Up The Tv Tuner (Optional)

    Setting Up the TV Tuner (Optional) NOTE: Availability of the TV tuner may vary by region. You can set up the TV Tuner through the Media Center. To set up the TV Tuner for the first time: Follow this procedure if you are launching the Media Center for the first time.
  • Page 15: Setting Up The 5.1 Audio Connections

    Setting Up the 5.1 Audio Connections (Optional) To set up the 5.1 audio connections: Click Start → Control Panel→ Additional Options. Run IDT Audio Control Panel. In the Jacks tab, there are three connector icons. Follow the instructions to finish the setup. Click the microphone icon, select Rear Speakers, and plug your rear speaker cable to the audio in/microphone connector.
  • Page 16: Using Your Studio Xps Laptop

    Using Your Studio XPS Laptop Your computer has several indicators, buttons, and features that provide information at‑a‑glance and time‑saving shortcuts for common tasks. Device Status Lights Hard drive activity light – Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A flashing light indicates hard drive activity.
  • Page 17 To turn off Bluetooth wireless, either press the wireless symbol or right‑click the Bluetooth icon in the notification area of your desktop, and click Disable Bluetooth Radio. WiFi status light – Turns on when the internal WLAN is enabled. To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, lightly touch the wireless symbol on the center control cover...
  • Page 18: Right Side Features

    Right Side Features ExpressCard. NOTE: Your computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the ExpressCard slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles. Save the blank for use when no ExpressCard is installed in the slot; blanks from other computers may not fit your computer.
  • Page 19 • Secure digital (SD) memory card • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) card • ecure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) card • Multi Media Card (MMC) • Memory Stick • Memory Stick PRO • xD‑Picture Card (type ‑ M and type ‑ H) •...
  • Page 20 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). This connector can also be used for charging USB devices when the computer is powered on/off or in sleep state.
  • Page 21 7 Power light – Illuminates when the computer is turned on. The different lights indicate the following: On Battery Power: • Solid white ‑ computer is running on battery power • Solid amber ‑ battery is low • Flashing amber ‑ battery is critically low •...
  • Page 22: Left Side Features

    Left Side Features 1 Power light – Illuminates when the computer is turned on. The different lights indicate the following: On Battery Power: • Solid white ‑ computer is running on battery power • Solid amber ‑ battery is low •...
  • Page 23 VGA connector – Connects to a monitor or projector. 4 Antenna-in connector (on supported models) – Connects to an external antenna, through a MCX connector, to view programs using the TV Tuner card (optional). For more details on the TV Tuner card setup see “Setting up the TV Tuner (Optional)”...
  • Page 24: Display Features

    1 Display – Your display can vary based on selection you made when purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide. 2 Left digital array microphone – Combines with the right digital array microphone to provide high quality sound for video chatting and voice recording.
  • Page 25: Media, Wireless, And Power Controls

    Media, Wireless, and Power Controls To use the media, wireless, and power controls, lightly touch the symbol and then release. The control’s symbol will shine for 2 seconds to confirm your selection then fade away. Turn on power, or wake up from sleep state Turn on wireless Play the previous track or chapter...
  • Page 26: Computer Base And Keyboard Features

    It supports circular scrolling and zoom. To change the circular scrolling and zoom settings, double‑click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of your desktop. In the Scrolling tab, enable or disable scrolling or circular scrolling, choose the scroll zone width and scroll speed.
  • Page 27 (default setting) no lighting half keyboard/touch pad brightness 4 Consumer IR – Allows certain software applications to be controlled by the Dell Travel Remote (an optional device that can be stored in the ExpressCard slot when not in use).
  • Page 28: Using The Optical Drive

    Using the Optical Drive CAUTION: Do not use non-standard-size or shape discs (including mini-CDs and mini-DVDs) as you will damage the drive. NOTE: Do not move the computer while playing or recording CDs and DVDs. Place the disc in the center of the disc slot, with the label facing upwards and gently push the disc into the slot.
  • Page 29: 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).
  • Page 30: 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 31: 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 32: 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 33: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 37 or “Contacting Dell” on page 58. WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual at for advanced service and troubleshooting instructions.
  • Page 34: Power Problems

    Wired Connections If the wired network connection is lost • The cable is loose or damaged. • Verify both ends of the network cable are connected. Try another network cable, if available. The link integrity light on the integrated network connector lets you verify that your connection is working and provides information on the status: •...
  • Page 35 — The display may not be responding. Press the power button until the computer turns off and then turn it back on. If the problem persists, see the Dell Technology Guide at If the power light is blinking white — The computer is in standby mode.
  • Page 36: Memory Problems

    DDR3 memory. For more information about the type of memory supported by your computer, see “Basic Specifications” on page 62. • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 41). • Reseat the memory modules (see the Service Manual at to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the memory.
  • Page 37 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. Turn your computer off. 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 your computer turns off and then restart your computer.
  • Page 38 • Check the software documentation or contact the software manufacturer for troubleshooting information: – Ensure that the program is compatible with the operating system installed on your computer. – Ensure that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the software. See the software documentation for information.
  • Page 39: 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 40: 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 web site you can download available software for reinstallation or create your own backup media.
  • Page 41 CMOS checksum error — Possible system board failure or RTC battery low. Replace the battery. See the Service Manual at com or see “Contacting Dell” on page 58 for assistance. CPU fan failure — CPU fan has failed. Replace the CPU fan.
  • Page 42: Hardware Troubleshooter

    — S.M.A.R.T error, possible hard drive failure. This feature can be enabled or disabled in the BIOS setup (see “Contacting Dell” on page 58 for assistance). Hardware Troubleshooter If a device is either not detected during...
  • Page 43: 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 Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
  • Page 44 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.
  • Page 45 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. Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities disc may not ship with your computer.
  • Page 46 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. Remove the Drivers and Utilities disc.
  • Page 47: 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 48: 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 your computer in an undesirable operating state.
  • Page 49: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    Factory Image Restore (see “Dell Factory Image Restore” on page 50) 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 on your computer.
  • Page 50 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 51: 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 52: Dell Factory Image Restore

    DataSafe Local Backup (see “Dell DataSafe Local Backup” on page 47) 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 your computer.
  • Page 53 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 54: Getting Help

    See “Solving Problems” on page information and procedures that pertain to the problem your computer is experiencing. See “Dell Diagnostics” on page procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics. Fill out the “Diagnostic Checklist” on page 57. Use Dell’s extensive suite of online services available at for help with...
  • Page 55: 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 and click DellConnect.
  • Page 56: 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 57: 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 58: 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 59: Before You Call

    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 near the computer. You may be asked to type some commands at the keyboard,...
  • Page 60 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: •...
  • Page 61: 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 62: Resources

    See: “System Recovery Media” on page 49 “Dell Diagnostics” on page 41 “My Dell Downloads” on page 38 ® the Service Manual at NOTE: In some countries, opening and replacing parts of your computer may void your warranty.
  • Page 63 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 64: Basic Specifications

    System Model Studio XPS 1640/1645/1647 Processor Type Studio XPS 1640 Intel Core ® Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7 Studio XPS 1647 Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7 Processor L2 cache Studio XPS 1640 L3 cache...
  • Page 65 Capacities 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB Memory type Studio XPS 1066 MHz DDR3 1640/1647 SO‑DIMM Studio XPS 1645 1333 MHz DDR3 SO‑DIMM Memory configuration possible Studio XPS 1640 1 GB, 2 GB, 3 GB, and 4 GB Studio XPS...
  • Page 66 Communications Modem type external V.92 56K USB Modem (Optional) Modem controller hardware modem Modem interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) Network adapter 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless Studio XPS 1640 WLAN, WWAN, Bluetooth technology, UWB Studio XPS WLAN/WiMax, WWAN, 1645/1647 Bluetooth wireless technology...
  • Page 67 Video Video type integrated on system board Video controller Studio XPS 1640 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v Studio XPS ATI Mobility Radeon 1645/1647 HD 565v ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 Video Video memory Studio XPS 1640 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670...
  • Page 68 Audio Audio type 5.1 channel Dolby Digital High Definition audio Audio controller IDT 92HD73C HAD codec Stereo 24‑bit (analog‑to‑digital conversion and digital‑to‑analog) Internal High Definition audio interface External one microphone‑in interface connector, two stereo headphones/ speakers connectors Speaker two 4‑ohm main speaker with one 4‑ohm subwoofer Internal speaker 2 watt per channel with...
  • Page 69 Display Type 16.0‑inch WLED 16.0‑inch RGBLED 15.6‑inch FHD WLED Dimensions (active area) Height 198.72 mm (7.82 inches) (16 inches WLED/RGBLED) 193.59 mm (7.62 inches) (15.6 inches FHD WLED) Width 353.28 mm (13.91 inches) (16 inches WLED) 353.45 mm (13.92 inches) (16 inches RGBLED) 344.16 mm (13.50 inches) (15.6 inches WLED)
  • Page 70 0.2588 mm (WLED) 0.1840 mm (RGBLED) 0.1792 mm (FHD WLED) Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see the Dell Technology Guide for more information) Keyboard (backlit) Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); 87 (Europe); 90 (Japan) Layout...
  • Page 71 Camera Pixel 2.0 megapixel Video resolution Studio XPS 1640 320 x 240 ~1600 x 1200 (640 x 480 at 30 fps) Studio XPS 320 x 240 ~ 1600 x 1200 1645/1647 (1280 x 720 at 30 fps) Diagonal viewing 66° angle X/Y position 240 cpi...
  • Page 72 Battery Operating time 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°...
  • Page 73 AC Adapter Dimensions 65 W Height 15 mm (0.59 inches) Width 66 mm (2.6 inches) Depth 127 mm (5.0 inches) 90 W Height 16 mm (0.62 inches) Width 70 mm (2.75 inches) Depth 147 mm (5.7 inches) 130 W Height 76.2 mm (3.0 inches) Width 25.4 mm (1.0 inch)
  • Page 74 0.66 GRMS Storage 1.3 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 75: 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 76: Index

    Internet 9 Contacting Dell 58 customer service 53 damage, avoiding 5 DellConnect 53 Dell Diagnostics 41 Dell Support Center 37 device status lights 14 Diagnostic Checklist 57 disc drive supported disc sizes 26 discs ejecting 26 using 26...
  • Page 77 Hardware Troubleshooter 40 help getting assistance and support 52 Internet connection 9 Internet Service Provider 9 memory support 63 my dell downloads 38 network connection fixing 32 order status 55 power problems, solving 33 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 31...
  • Page 78 processor 62 products information and purchasing 55 resources, finding more 60 restoring factory image 50 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 56 software features 28 software problems 34 solving problems 31 specifications 62 support email addresses 54 support sites worldwide 54 System Messages 38...
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