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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE...

  • Page 3: Setup Guide

    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory Model: D02U series Regulatory Type: D02U001 and D02U002...

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    Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, YOURS IS HERE, Inspiron, Dell On Call, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademark and Atom is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Software Features ..... 25 Dell Dock ......30 Solving Problems .

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    Before You Call......57 Contacting Dell......59 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop

    For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Before Setting Up Your Computer When positioning your computer, ensure that you allow easy access to a power source, adequate ventilation, and a level surface to place your computer.

  • Page 8: Connect The Display

    Inspiron 400: Connect the display using the integrated VGA connector or the HDMI connector. For better performance it is recommended that you connect the display using the HDMI connector. You can purchase the HDMI‑to‑DVI adapter and additional HDMI cables on the Dell website at www.dell.com.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connection Type Computer Cable Display VGA‑to‑VGA (VGA cable) HDMI‑to‑HDMI (HDMI cable) HDMI‑to‑DVI (HDMI‑to‑DVI adapter + DVI cable)

  • Page 10: Connect The Keyboard And Mouse

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Keyboard and Mouse Connect the USB keyboard and mouse to the USB connectors on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 11: Connect The Power Cable

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Power Cable...

  • Page 12: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Network Cable (Optional)

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    A network connection is not required to complete your computer setup, but if you have an existing network or Internet connection that uses a cable connection (such as a broadband device or Ethernet jack), you can connect it now. NOTE: Use only an Ethernet cable to connect to the network connector (RJ45 connector). Do not plug a telephone cable (RJ11 connector) into the network connector.

  • Page 14: Press The Power Button

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Press the Power Button...

  • Page 15: 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 ® ® time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are mandatory and may take some time to complete.

  • Page 16: Connect To The Internet (optional)

    (ISP). If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter is not part of your original order, you can purchase one from the Dell website at www.dell.com. Setting Up a Wired Connection • If you are using a dial‑up connection, connect...

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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 XP Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.

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

  • Page 20: Using Your Inspiron Desktop

    Using Your Inspiron Desktop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron desktop. ™ Front View Features...

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    1 Optical drive (optional) — Plays or records only standard‑size (12 cm) CDs, DVDs, and Blu‑ray Discs. 2 Optical drive eject button — Opens the optical drive disc tray when pressed. 4-in-1 Memory card reader — Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory cards: •...

  • Page 22: Top View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Desktop Top View Features...

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    Power button and light — Turns the power on or off when pressed. The light in the center of this button indicates the power state: • Off — The computer is either turned off, in hibernate mode, or is not receiving power. •...

  • Page 24: Back View Features

    Back View Features Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400...

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    AC adapter connector — Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer. Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A blinking white light indicates hard drive activity. CAUTION: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the hard drive activity light is blinking.

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    USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. eSATA connectors (2) — Connects to external SATA and eSATA storage devices. HDMI connector — Connects to a TV for both 2.1 audio and video signals. NOTE: When both HDMI and line out connectors are connected, audio is routed through the analog connectors and not through the HDMI connector.

  • Page 27: Software Features

    Software Features NOTE: For more information about the features described in this section, see the Dell Technology Guide available on your hard drive or on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals. Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets.

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    Customizing the Desktop You can customize your desktop to change the appearance, resolution, wallpaper, screensaver, or other features of your desktop. To customize the desktop: ® Windows Right‑click an open area of the desktop to access the display properties window. Click Properties, to open the Display Properties window and learn more about...

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    You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. The Microsoft Windows ® system installed on your Dell computer provides the following options: Windows Vista • Dell Recommended — Offers full performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity.

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    Computer Windows XP NOTE: The following steps are applicable for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view. Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools→ Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

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    Backing Up Your Data It is recommended that you periodically back up files and folders on your computer. To back up files: Windows XP Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools→ Backup. Follow the instructions on the Restore wizard. Windows Vista →...

  • Page 32: 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 33: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 38 or “Contacting Dell” on page 59. Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start‑up if there are errors or problems.

  • Page 34: Network Problems

    Network Problems Wireless Connections If the 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).

  • Page 35: Power Problems

    • Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp. If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 59).

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    Dell” on page 59). If the power light is blinking amber — There may be a problem with the system board. For assistance, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 59). If you encounter interference that hinders reception on your computer — An unwanted signal is creating interference by interrupting or blocking other signals.

  • Page 37: Memory Problems

    • See the software documentation for minimum memory requirements. If necessary, install additional memory (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals). • Reseat the memory modules (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals) to...

  • Page 38: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up — Ensure that the AC adapter 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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    In the welcome screen, click Follow the instructions on the screen. 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 7 Click Start...

  • Page 40: 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 41: System Messages

    Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals. Hard-disk drive failure — Possible hard disk drive failure during HDD POST. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 59) for assistance. Hard-disk drive read failure — Possible hard disk drive failure during HDD boot test. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell”...

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    No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals or contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 59) for assistance.

  • Page 43: Hardware Troubleshooter

    Manual to review your computer’s configuration information, and ensure that the device that you want to test displays in the system setup program and is active. 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 59). 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 diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive and to go to the Choose An Option window.

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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 47: Restoring Your Operating System

    Use System Restore as the first solution for restoring your operating system and preserving data files. • Dell Factory Image Restore returns your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. This procedure permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs installed after you received the computer.

  • Page 48: System Restore

    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 Windows XP Click Start→...

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    In the event that System Restore did not resolve the issue, you may undo the last system restore. Undoing the Last System Restore NOTE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all open files, and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.

  • Page 50: Dell Factory Image Restore

    NOTE: Dell Factory Image Restore may not be available in certain countries or on certain computers. 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 52: Operating System Reinstallation

    Operating System Reinstallation Before You Begin If you are considering reinstalling the Microsoft Windows operating system to ® ® correct a problem with a newly installed driver, first try using Windows Device Driver Rollback. To roll back the device driver: Windows XP Click Start.

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    NOTE: The Dell 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 whether you requested the...

  • Page 54: Getting Help

    Dell Support (support.dell.com) for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 54 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Contacting Dell” on page 59.

  • 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 support.dell.com/dellconnect.

  • Page 56: Online Services

    Online Services You can learn about Dell products and services on the following websites: • www.dell.com • (Asian/Pacific countries www.dell.com/ap only) • www.dell.com/jp (Japan only) • www.euro.dell.com (Europe only) • www.dell.com/la (Latin American and Caribbean countries) • (Canada only) www.dell.ca 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 support.dell.com, or you can call the automated order‑status service. A recording prompts you for the information needed to locate and report on your order.

  • Page 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 and on any other storage device in the product. Remove any and...

  • Page 59: 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 of your computer is located on the base of the 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 61: Contacting Dell

    A Country/Region drop‑down menu at the bottom of the page. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you. Choose...

  • Page 62: Resources

    ™ at support.dell.com. the Dell Technology Guide available on your hard drive the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals. NOTE: In some countries, opening and replacing parts of your computer may void your warranty. Check your warranty and return policies before working inside your computer.

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    End User License Agreement find your Service Tag/Express Service Code — You must use the Service Tag to identify your computer on support.dell.com or to contact technical support find drivers and downloads access technical support and product help...

  • Page 64: Basic Specifications

    This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. For more detailed specifications, see the Comprehensive Specifications on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals. NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your →...

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    Computer Model Inspiron 300 Processor Intel Chipset Intel 945GC Video Intel UMA Audio Integrated 2.1 channel, High Definition Audio Communication (optional) Inspiron 400 Atom AMD Athlon ® ™ AMD Athlon X2 RS780G ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 (optional) Integrated 2.1 channel, High Definition Audio Mini PCIe WLAN card (802.11 b/g or 802.11 b/g/n)

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    Connectors Minimum Maximum Memory type Capacities NOTE: For instructions on upgrading the memory, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals. Inspiron 300 1 GB (1 x 1 GB DIMM) 1 GB (1 x 1 GB DIMM) 533‑MHz DDR2 UDIMM;...

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    Computer Model Inspiron 300 Drives Externally accessible one 5.25‑inch bay for SATA (optional) DVD+/‑RW Super Multi Drive Internally accessible one 3.5‑inch bay for SATA hard drive Front Panel Connectors two USB 2.0‑compliant connectors Audio one headphone connector Memory card reader one 4‑in‑1 memory card reader Inspiron 400 one 5.25‑inch bay for SATA...

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    Computer Model Back Panel Connectors Audio Video Network adapter eSATA Inspiron 300 one microphone connector one line‑out connector one VGA connector one RJ45 connector (10/100) two USB 2.0‑compliant connectors Inspiron 400 one microphone connector one line‑out connector one VGA connector one HDMI connector one RJ45 connector (10/100/1000) two connectors...

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    Computer Model Inspiron 300 Physical Width 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) Depth 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) Height 89 mm (3.50 inches) Weight (without AC 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) adapter) Inspiron 400 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) 89 mm (3.50 inches) 2.0 kg (4.41 lbs)

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    Computer Model AC Adapter (65W) Input voltage Input current Input frequency Output power Output current Rated output voltage Dimensions: Height Width Depth Weight (with cables) Weight (Auto‑Air adapter without AC/DC cord) Inspiron 300 100–240 VAC 1.7 A 50–60 Hz 65 W 3.42 A 19 +/‑...

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    Computer Model Inspiron 300 AC Adapter (75W) NOTE: The 75W AC adapter is shipped with the optional graphics card. Input voltage Input current Input frequency Output power Output current Rated output voltage Dimensions: Height Width Depth Weight (with cables) Weight (Auto‑Air adapter without AC/DC cord) Inspiron 400 100–240 VAC...

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    Computer Environment Temperature ranges : Operating Storage Relative humidity (maximum): Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): Operating Storage Maximum shock (measured with hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating Storage Altitude (maximum): Operating Storage Airborne contaminant level...

  • Page 73: 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...

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    Laptops Número de modelo reglamentario D02U For details, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Suministro Entrada 3.42 A or 3.94 A 19Vdc Frecuencia 50/60 Hz...

  • Page 75: Index

    53 customizing your desktop 25 your energy settings 27 data, backing up 28 DellConnect 53 Dell Diagnostics 41 Dell Dock 30 Dell Factory Image Restore 48 Dell support website 61 Dell Technology Guide for futher information 60 Diagnostic Checklist 57...

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    drivers and downloads 61 DVDs, playing and creating 25 eject button 19 email addresses for technical support 54 energy conserving 27 Express Service Code 52 front‑side connectors 5, 18 FTP login, anonymous 54 hard drive type 65 hard drive activity light 23 hardware problems diagnosing 41 Hardware Troubleshooter 41...

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    network speed testing 32 order status 55 power button and light 21 power problems, solving 33 problems, solving 31 products information and purchasing 55 reinstalling Windows 45 restoring factory image 48 security cable slot 23 Service Tag 58 shipping products for return or repair 56 software features 25 software problems 36...

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    technical support 53 temperature operating and storage ranges 70 USB 2.0 back connectors 24 front connectors 19 warranty returns 56 Windows Program Compatibility Wizard 36 reinstalling 51 Windows, reinstalling 45 Windows XP 36, 46, 47, 50 wireless network connection 32...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. www.dell.com | support.dell.com 0H4MWDA00...

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