Dell Inspiron Duo Setup Manual

Dell Inspiron Duo Setup Manual

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  • Page 1 SETUP GUIDE...
  • Page 3 SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P08T Regulatory type: P08T001...
  • Page 4 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, Inspiron, Solution Station, 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; Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows 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....40 Dell DataSafe Online Backup..41 Free Fall Sensor..... 41 Solving Problems .
  • Page 6 Hardware Troubleshooter ... . 51 Dell Diagnostics ....51 Restoring Your Operating System .
  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Laptop

    WARNING: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in laptop. 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: Press The Power Button

    Setting Up Your Laptop Press the Power Button...
  • Page 10: 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 NOTE: For more information on the operating system and features, go to
  • Page 11: Create 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. To create system recovery media: Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see “Connect the AC Adapter” on page 6).
  • Page 12: Install The Sim Card (Optional)

    Install the SIM Card (Optional) Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in your computer allows you to connect to the Internet. To access the Internet, you must be within the network of your cellular service provider. To install the SIM card: Turn off your computer.
  • Page 13 Slide the SIM card into the SIM card slot. Replace the label door. Turn on your computer. Setting Up Your Laptop SIM card slot SIM card...
  • Page 14 Setting Up Your Laptop To remove the SIM card, press the release notch and slide the SIM card out of the SIM card slot. release notch...
  • Page 15 Setting Up Your Laptop...
  • Page 16: Enable Or Disable Wireless

    Setting Up Your Laptop Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)
  • Page 17 Bluetooth ), such as when you are asked to disable all wireless radios on an airplane flight. ® on the function key row on the keyboard. again to switch between the wireless enabled or disabled states. Setting Up Your Laptop...
  • Page 18 Setting Up Your Laptop CAUTION: Blocking the wireless antennas may affect the performance of the wireless connection. wireless antenna location...
  • Page 19: (Optional)

    Connect to the Internet (Optional) NOTE: Your laptop does not have an integrated network connector. Setting Up a Wired Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection, connect the telephone line to the optional external USB modem and to the telephone wall connector before you set up your Internet connection.
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21: User Interface Modes

    Tablet Mode — In this mode, the duo Stage user interface launches (see “duo Stage” on page 36). For more information on Tablet Mode, see the Inspiron duo Tablet User’s Guide at To set up your laptop in Tablet Mode, see “Set Up the Tablet Mode”...
  • Page 22: Set Up The Tablet Mode

    Set Up the Tablet Mode Your Inspiron laptop can also be set to work in Tablet Mode. Open the display. Push the display panel from the top and rotate it 180 degrees clockwise.
  • Page 23 Setting Up Your Laptop Close the display. The duo Stage user interface will be activated automatically in Tablet Mode. For more information on Tablet Mode, see the Inspiron duo Tablet User’s Guide at
  • Page 24: Using Your Inspiron Laptop

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron laptop. Right View Features...
  • Page 25 CAUTION: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer when the hard drive activity light is on. Power button — Turns the computer on or off when pressed. 4 Right Speaker — Provides stereo quality sound. Using Your Inspiron Laptop...
  • Page 26: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features...
  • Page 27 3 Connector covers (2) — Covers the USB connectors and the audio-out/headphone connector. USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connect to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. 5 Left speaker — Provides stereo quality sound. Using Your Inspiron Laptop...
  • Page 28: Status Lights And Indicators

    Status Lights and Indicators Power/Battery Status Light Indicator light status AC adapter solid white breathing white Battery solid white solid amber breathing white NOTE: The battery is charging when the computer is powered using the AC adapter. NOTE: For information on power problems, see “Power Problems” on page 44. Computer state(s) Battery charge level 0-100%...
  • Page 29: Disabling Battery Charging

    Press the battery health meter key In the Battery Life tab, select the Disable battery charging check box. NOTE: Battery charging can also be disabled in the System Setup (BIOS) utility. Using Your Inspiron Laptop on the function key row on the keyboard.
  • Page 30: Features

    Computer Base and Keyboard Features...
  • Page 31 The touch pad supports the Scroll, Flick, Zoom, and Rotate features. To change the touch pad settings, double-click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of your desktop. For more information, see “Touch Pad Gestures” on page 30.
  • Page 32: Touch Pad Gestures

    Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Auto Scroll Vertical — Allows you to scroll up or down on the active window. Move two fingers up or down at a fast pace to activate vertical auto scrolling.
  • Page 33 Keeping the thumb in place, move the index finger in an arced direction right or left to rotate the selected item clockwise or counterclockwise. Using Your Inspiron Laptop...
  • Page 34: 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 Press <F2>...
  • Page 35 Mute the sound Decrease the volume level Increase the volume level Using Your Inspiron Laptop Play the previous track or chapter Play or pause Play the next track or chapter...
  • Page 36: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features 1 2 3...
  • Page 37 4 Display bezel — Outer frame which holds the display panel. 5 Display panel — Rotate the display panel to set your laptop to the tablet mode. For more information, see “Set Up the Tablet Mode” on page 20.
  • Page 38: Using The Touch Screen

    The duo Stage software installed on your computer provides access to your favorite media and multi-touch applications. To launch duo Stage, click Start All Programs→ Dell Stage→ duo Stage. NOTE: Some of the applications on duo Stage can also be launched from the All Programs menu.
  • Page 39 Facebook or Flickr when connected to the Internet. • DELL WEB — Provides a preview of up to four of your favorite web pages. Click or tap the web page preview to open it in the web browser.
  • Page 40 Touch Screen Gestures NOTE: Some of these gestures may not work outside the Dell Touch Zone software. Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. Pinch — Allows you to zoom in or zoom out by moving two fingers apart or bringing them closer together on the screen.
  • Page 41 Move a finger up or down to activate vertical scrolling. Using Your Inspiron Laptop Scroll Horizontal — Allows you to scroll left or right on the active window. Move a finger to the left or right to activate horizontal scrolling.
  • Page 42: Software Features

    Software Features Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets. You can also edit and view digital photographs and images. Check your purchase order for software installed on your computer. After connecting to the Internet, you can access websites, setup an e-mail account, and upload or download files.
  • Page 43: Dell Datasafe Online Backup

    Windows operating systems. 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 44: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 49 or “Contacting Dell” on page 72. WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual at for advanced...
  • Page 45: Touch Screen Problems

    Touch Screen Problems Some or all multi-touch features are not working — • Certain touch and multi-touch features may be disabled. To enable them, double- click the Flicks icon in the notification area of your desktop. In the Pen and Touch window, select the Touch tab and ensure that Use your finger as an input device and Enable multi-touch gestures...
  • Page 46: Network Problems

    Network Problems If the wireless network connection is lost — The wireless router is offline or wireless has been disabled on the computer. • Check your wireless router to ensure it is powered on and connected to your data source (cable modem or network hub). •...
  • Page 47 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 the power light is breathing white — The computer is in standby mode or the display may not be responding.
  • Page 48: Memory Problems

    • See the software documentation for minimum memory requirements. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 72). If you experience other memory problems — • Run Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 51).
  • Page 49 If a program crashes repeatedly — Check the software documentation. If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program. NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on the CD. NOTE: Your computer does not have an internal optical drive. Use an optional external optical drive or any external storage device for procedures that involve discs.
  • Page 50 Ensure that the program is installed and configured properly. – Verify that the device drivers do not conflict with the program. – If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program. – Write down any error message that is displayed to help in troubleshooting when contacting Dell.
  • Page 51: Using Support Tools

    All the support you need – one convenient location. The Dell Support Center provides system alerts, performance improvement offers, system information, and links to other Dell tools and diagnostic services. To launch the application, click Start All Programs→ Dell→ Dell Support Center→...
  • Page 52: My Dell Downloads

    NOTE: My Dell Downloads may not be available in all regions. Some of the software pre-installed on your new Dell computer do not include a backup CD or DVD. This software is available on the My Dell Downloads website. From this...
  • 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 Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities disc.
  • Page 54 Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive 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) for assistance.
  • Page 55 Press any key to go to the Option window. If PSA is not invoked: Press any key to start Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive and to go to the Choose An Option window.
  • Page 56 <Enter>. 1 to start the CD menu and press Type <Enter> to proceed. Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics Select from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer.
  • Page 57 Write down the error code and problem description and contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 72) for assistance. NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is displayed at the top of each test screen.
  • Page 58: Restoring Your Operating

    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 to restore your operating system 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 Microsoft ® 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

    Create backup media of applications you need to install on your computer before using Dell DataSafe Local Backup. Use Dell DataSafe Local Backup only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem. CAUTION: Although Dell DataSafe...
  • Page 61 Factory Image Restore (see “Dell Factory Image Restore” on page 62) 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.
  • Page 62 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 in the notification area of your desktop.
  • 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 preserving the data files on your computer.
  • Page 64: Dell Factory Image Restore

    Dell DataSafe Local Backup (see “Dell DataSafe Local Backup” on page 58) to restore your operating system. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. This option restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.
  • Page 65 User name field, then click OK. Dell Factory Image Restore. Click 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.
  • Page 66: Getting Help

    Express Service Code to route the call directly to the proper support personnel. If you do not have an Express Service Code, open the Dell Accessories folder, double-click the Express Service Code icon, and follow the directions.
  • 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

    If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, go to the Dell website at For the telephone number to call for your region or to speak to a sales specialist, see “Contacting Dell”...
  • 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, ensure that you back up any data on the hard drive(s) and on any other storage device in the product. Remove...
  • Page 71 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 Dell’s receiving dock and returned to you. Getting Help...
  • 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 and Express Service Code The Service Tag and Express Service Code for your computer can be found on a label at the bottom of your computer.
  • Page 73 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, relay detailed...
  • Page 74: 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: Go to
  • Page 75 Getting Help...
  • Page 76: Resources

    Check your warranty and return policies before working inside your computer. the bottom of your computer the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell Support Center, click the notification area of your desktop. icon in the...
  • Page 77 Finding More Information and Resources See: the safety and regulatory documents that shipped with your computer and also see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
  • Page 78: 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, see the About Your System section in the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell Support Center, click the Computer Model...
  • Page 79 Connectors Audio one audio-out/headphone connector Mini-Card one full Mini-Card slot one half Mini-Card slot two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors Communications Wireless WLAN, WWAN (optional), WiMax/Wi-Fi bgn/gn (optional), and WPAN with Bluetooth technology (optional) Camera Camera 1.3 megapixel resolution Video 640 x 480 at 30 fps resolution (maximum) Video...
  • Page 80: Touch Pad

    Keyboard Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); 87 (Europe and Brazil); 90 (Japan) Touch Pad X/Y position 240 cpi resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Height 37.0 mm (1.46 inches) rectangle Width 67.0 mm (2.64 inches) sensor-active area Display Type Multi-touch 10.1 inch High Definition Dimensions:...
  • Page 81 Battery 4-cell “smart” lithium ion: Height 12.0 mm (0.47 inches) Width 56.0 mm (2.20 inches) Length 220.4 mm (8.68 inches) Weight 0.22 kg (0.48 lb) Operating time battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions Coin-cell battery CR-2032 Physical Height 26.2 mm (1.03 inches) Width 285.0 mm (11.22 inches)
  • Page 82 1.30 G Operating 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 the hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse):...
  • Page 83: 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 84: Index

    65 DataSafe Local Backup Basic 59 Professional 60 DellConnect 65 Dell Diagnostics 51 Dell Factory Image Restore 62 Dell Support Center 49 Diagnostic Checklist 71 drivers and downloads 75 DVDs, playing and creating 40 E-mail addresses for technical support 66...
  • Page 85 gestures Touch Pad 30 touch screen 38 hard drive activity light 23, 29 hardware problems diagnosing 51 Hardware Troubleshooter 51 help getting assistance and support 64 Internet connection 17 memory problems solving 46 power problems, solving 44 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 42 products information and purchasing 67...
  • Page 86 software problems 46 solving problems 42 specifications 76 support e-mail addresses 66 support sites worldwide 66 System Recovery Media 61 system reinstall options 56 System Restore 57 Tablet Mode 20 touch screen 36 User Interface Modes 19 ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 68 Windows Program Compatibility Wizard 47...
  • Page 88 Printed in the U.S.A. |

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