Dell Inspiron 510M Owner's Manual

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Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m
Owner's Manual
Model PP10L
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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Owner’s Manual Model PP10L w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

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    Centrino is a trademark of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Finding Information ....... . A Tour of Your Computer Front View .

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    ......Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter ..... . .

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    Touch Pad ........Customizing the Touch Pad .

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    ..... . If Your Dell™ Computer Gets Wet ......

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    ....... . . When to Use the Dell Diagnostics .....

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    Contents...

  • Page 9: Finding Information

    NOTE: Additional information may ship with your computer. What Are You Looking For? Find It Here • Warranty information Dell™ Product Information Guide • Terms and Conditions (U.S. only) • Safety instructions • Regulatory information • Ergonomics information • End User License Agreement •...

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    • Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact technical support. • Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting technical support. • How to use Windows XP Windows Help and Support Center •...

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    NOTE: Corporate, government, and education customers customers can also use the customized Dell Premier Support website • Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such at premier.support.dell.com. The website may not be as memory, the hard drive, and the operating system available in all regions.

  • Page 13: Front View

    Dell Inspiron Help D I S P L A Y — For more information about your display, see the file. To access the help file, see page 9. P O W E R B U T T O N —...

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    If the computer stops responding, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off completely (which may take several seconds). D E V I C E S T A T U S L I G H T S Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode.

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    If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the light operates as follows: – Solid green: The battery is charging. – Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged. If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows: –...

  • Page 16: Left View

    A R D S L O T — Supports one PC Card, such as a modem or network adapter. For more information, P C C see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 9. I N F R A R E D S E N S O R —...

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    A U D I O C O N N E C T O R S Attach a microphone to the connector. Attach headphones or speakers to the connector. S E C U R I T Y C A B L E S L O T —...

  • Page 18: Right View

    Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot. — You can install devices such as an optical drive or a Dell TravelLite™ module in the M O D U L E B A Y module bay.

  • Page 19: Back View

    Back View CAUTION: Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. modem connector (RJ-11) parallel connector USB connectors (2) serial connector S-video TV-out connector network connector...

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    C O N N E C T O R S Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. You can also connect the optional floppy drive directly to a USB connector using the optional floppy-drive cable. V I D E O O U T C O N N E C T O R Connects your computer to a TV.

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    Connects a parallel device, such as a printer. V I D E O C O N N E C T O R Connects an external monitor. For more information, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 9.

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    A D A P T E R C O N N E C T O R — Attach an AC adapter to the computer. The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off.

  • Page 23: Bottom View

    Bottom View battery-bay latch release memory module cover battery charge gauge hard drive battery Mini PCI card cover docking device slot M E M O R Y M O D U L E C O V E R — Covers the compartment that contains the memory module(s). See page 89. B A T T E R Y B A Y L A T C H R E L E A S E —...

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    A Tour of Your Computer...

  • Page 25: Connecting To The Internet, Setting Up Your Internet Connection

    Setting Up Your Computer Connecting to the Internet NOTE: ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and an Internet service provider (ISP), such as AOL or MSN. Your ISP will offer one or more of the following Internet connection options: •...

  • Page 26: Modem And Internet Connection Problems

    4 In the next window, click the appropriate option: • If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose from a list of Internet service providers (ISPs). • If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did not receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection manually.

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    — If you O N N E C T T H E M O D E M D I R E C T L Y T O T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K have other telephone devices sharing the line, such as an answering machine, fax machine, surge protector, or line splitter, then bypass them and use the telephone line to connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack.

  • Page 28: E-mail Problems, Setting Up A Printer, Printer Cable, Connecting A Parallel Printer

    E-Mail Problems — With the Outlook N S U R E T H A T Y O U A R E C O N N E C T E D T O T H E I N T E R N E T Express e-mail program open, click File.

  • Page 29: Connecting A Usb Printer

    parallel connector on computer connector on printer screws (2) clips (2) notches (2) parallel printer cable 4 Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel. 5 Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your printer. Connecting a USB Printer NOTE: You can connect USB devices while the computer is turned on.

  • Page 30: Printer Problems

    3 Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connectors on the computer and the printer. The USB connectors fit only one way. USB connector on computer USB connector on printer USB printer cable Printer Problems H E C K T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S —...

  • Page 31: Power Protection Devices, Surge Protectors, Line Conditioners

    ® E R I F Y T H A T I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E P R I N T E R Click the Start button. Click Control Panel.

  • Page 32: Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Turning Off Your Computer

    Uninterruptible Power Supplies NOTICE: Loss of power while data is being saved to the hard drive may result in data loss or file damage. NOTE: To ensure maximum battery operating time, connect only your computer to a UPS. Connect other devices, such as a printer, to a separate power strip that provides surge protection.

  • Page 33: Battery Performance

    Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The lithium-ion battery is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.

  • Page 34: Checking The Battery Charge, Dell™ Quickset Battery Meter

    For more information about checking the charge on the second battery, see page 41. Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter If Dell QuickSet is installed, press <Fn><F3> to display the QuickSet Battery Meter. The Battery Meter window displays status, charge level, and charge completion time for the battery in your computer.

  • Page 35: Charge Gauge, Low-battery Warning, Charging The Battery

    90 percent depleted. The computer enters hibernate mode when the battery charge is at a critically low level. For more information about low-battery alarms and to access "Power Management," see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 9.

  • Page 36: Removing A Battery, Installing A Battery

    Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The lithium-ion battery is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.

  • Page 37: Removing And Installing A Reserve Battery

    Removing and Installing a Reserve Battery 1 Remove the battery. 2 Remove the reserve battery cover. 3 Slide the reserve battery toward the connector, and pull the battery out of its compartment. 4 Disconnect the reserve battery cable from the connector. reserve battery cable connector reserve battery...

  • Page 38: Storing A Battery, Power Problems

    Power Problems NOTE: For information on standby mode, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 9. — When the power light is lit or blinking, the H E C K T H E P O W E R L I G H T computer has power.

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    L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances. — See the Dell Inspiron Help file or search D J U S T T H E...

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    Using a Battery...

  • Page 41: About The Module Bay, Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Turned Off

    Using the Module Bay About the Module Bay CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. You can install devices such as a floppy drive, CD drive, CD-RW drive, DVD drive, CD-RW/DVD drive, DVD+RW, second battery, or second hard drive in the module bay.

  • Page 42: Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running

    Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running 1 Before ejecting the device, double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, click the device you want to eject, and click Stop. NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, store them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer.

  • Page 43: Numeric Keypad

    Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Numeric Keypad NOTE: When you connect an external keyboard or keypad to the computer, the keypad is disabled. The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external keyboard. Each key on the keypad has multiple functions. The keypad numbers and symbols are marked in blue on the right of the keypad keys.

  • Page 44: Keyboard Shortcuts, System Functions, Battery, Display Functions, Radios (including Wireless Networking And Bluetooth Wireless Technology)

    <Fn><Num Lk> Enables and disables the scroll lock Battery Battery Meter <Fn><F3> Displays the Dell™ QuickSet CD or DVD Tray Ejects the tray out of the drive. <Fn><F10> Display Functions Switches the video image to the next display in the <Fn><F8>...

  • Page 45: Speaker Functions

    Speaker Functions If no sound comes from the speakers, press <Fn><End> and adjust the volume. Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and <Fn><Page Up> external speakers, if attached Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and <Fn><Page Dn> external speakers, if attached <Fn><End>...

  • Page 46: Touch Pad

    Touch Pad The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse. touch pad touch pad buttons •...

  • Page 47: Customizing The Touch Pad, Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems

    Customizing the Touch Pad You can disable the touch pad or adjust its settings by using the Mouse Properties window. 1 Open the Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Mouse. 2 On the Mouse Properties window: •...

  • Page 48: External Keyboard Problems, Unexpected Characters

    Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display. If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may have a defective external keyboard. Contact Dell (see page 112). Unexpected Characters — Press <Num Lk> to disable the numeric I S A B L E T H E N U M E R I C K E Y P A D keypad if numbers are displayed instead of letters.

  • Page 49: Using Cds And Dvds, Drive Problems

    To access the help file, see page 9. Drive Problems NOTE: For information on saving files to a floppy disk, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help page 9. file, see If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk drive ®...

  • Page 50: If You Cannot Play A Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd

    Turn on the computer. L E A N T H E D R I V E — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell Inspiron Help file for instructions. To access the help file, see page 9. If you cannot play a CD, CD-RW, or DVD NOTE: Because of different worldwide file types, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.

  • Page 51: If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray

    Reinstall the drive. Turn on the computer. — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell L E A N T H E D R I V E O R D I S C Inspiron Help file for instructions. To access the help file, see page 9.

  • Page 52: If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound, If The Cd-rw Drive Stops Writing

    If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound • Ensure that the sound is not caused by the program that is running. • Ensure that the disk or disc is inserted properly. If the CD-RW drive stops writing I S A B L E S T A N D B Y M O D E I N I N D O W S B E F O R E W R I T I N G T O A C D - R W —...

  • Page 53: Sound And Speaker Problems, If You Have A Problem With Integrated Speakers

    Sound and Speaker Problems If you have a problem with integrated speakers — Double-click the speaker icon in D J U S T T H E I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L the lower-right corner of your screen.

  • Page 54: Copying Cds And Dvds

    U N T H E S P E A K E R S E L F T E S T — Some speaker systems have a self-test button on the subwoofer. See the speaker documentation for self-test instructions. L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E —...

  • Page 55: Using Blank Cd-rs And Cd-rws, Helpful Tips

    • If you have two CD or DVD drives, select the drive into which you have inserted your source CD or DVD and click Copy. The computer copies the data on the CD or DVD to the blank CD or DVD. Once you have finished copying the source CD or DVD, the CD or DVD that you have created automatically ejects.

  • Page 56: Connecting A Television To The Computer, S-video Connection

    Connecting a Television to the Computer NOTE: Video and audio cables for connecting your computer to a television are not included with your computer. Cables may be purchased at most consumer electronics stores. Your computer has an S-video TV-out connector that enables you to connect the computer to a television.

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    Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: S-video cable audio cable 1 Shut down the computer and the television and/or audio device you want to connect. 2 Plug one end of the S-video cable in to the S-video connector on the computer. 3 Plug the other end of the S-video cable in to your television.

  • Page 58: Composite Video Connection

    4 Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable in to the headphone connector on your computer. 5 Plug the two RCA connectors on the other end of the audio cable in to the audio input connectors on your television or audio device. 6 Turn on the television, turn on any audio device you connected, and then turn on the computer.

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    To connect the computer to a television that has a composite video input only, use a composite TV-out adapter cable available from Dell. Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: composite TV-out adapter cable composite video cable audio cable 1 Turn off the computer and the television and/or audio device you want to connect.

  • Page 60: Enabling The Display Settings For A Television

    3 Plug one end of the composite video cable in to the composite video connector on the composite TV-out adapter cable. 4 Plug the other end of the composite video cable in to the composite video connector on the television. 5 Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable in to the headphone connector on the computer.

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    5 If you want to use only a television without using the computer display or any other display options: In the new window, click Television so that a red check mark appears over the television icon. Ensure that the settings are correct. 6 If you want to use a television and the computer display at the same time: In the new window, click Intel (R) Dual Display Clone and ensure that one of the devices listed is a television.

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    Using CDs, DVDs, and other Multimedia...

  • Page 63: Connecting To A Network Adapter

    Setting Up a Home and Office Network Connecting to a Network Adapter Before you connect your computer to a network, the computer must have a network adapter installed and a network cable connected to it. To connect a network cable: NOTE: Insert the cable until it clicks into place, and then gently pull it to ensure that it is secure.

  • Page 64: Network Setup Wizard, Network Problems, Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network

    Network Setup Wizard ® ® The Microsoft Windows XP operating system provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide you through the process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection between computers in a home or small office. 1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs Accessories Communications, and then click Network Setup Wizard.

  • Page 65: Determining Your Network Type, Connecting To A Wireless Network In Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp

    Your wireless network card requires specific software and drivers in order to connect to a network. The software is already installed. If the software is removed or corrupted, follow the instructions included in the user's guide for your wireless network card. The user’s guide is available on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

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    WEP or WPA key when prompted. NOTE: Network security settings are unique to your network. Dell cannot provide this information. Your network is configured automatically. NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.

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    After your computer is configured for the wireless network you selected, another pop-up notifies you that your computer is connected to the network you selected. Thereafter, whenever you log on to your computer in the area of the wireless network, the same pop-up notifies you of the wireless network connection.

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    Setting Up a Home and Office Network...

  • Page 69: Error Messages

    P E R A T I N G S YS T E M N O T F O U N D — Contact Dell. See page 112. — The program that you are trying to R E Q U I R E D .

  • Page 70: Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    If the display is blank NOTE: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer supports, Dell recommends that you attach an external monitor to your computer. — If you are using a battery to power your computer, the H E C K T H E B A T T E R Y battery charge may be depleted.

  • Page 71: If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable

    Shut down your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer. Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls. If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell (see page 112). Solving Problems...

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    Modem and Internet Connection Problems NOTE: If you can connect to your Internet service provider (ISP), your modem is functioning properly. If you are sure that your modem is working properly and you still experience problems, contact your ISP. — Disconnect the telephone line from the H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K modem and connect it to a telephone.

  • Page 73: Scanner Problems

    E R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S C O M M U N I C A T I N G W I T H I N D O W S —...

  • Page 74: If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk Drive

    Floppy Disk and Hard Drive Problems NOTE: For information on saving files to a floppy disk, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 9. If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk drive...

  • Page 75: If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive, Pc Card Problems

    — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell Inspiron Help L E A N T H E D R I V E file for instructions. To access the help file, see page 9. If you have problems with a hard drive —...

  • Page 76: General Program Problems, A Program Crashes, A Program Stops Responding, A Solid Blue Screen Appears

    " the appropriate action. See the software documentation. Resolving Other Technical Problems — Go to support.dell.com for help with O T O T H E E L L U P P O R T W E B S I T E general usage, installation, and troubleshooting questions.

  • Page 77: If Your Dell™ Computer Gets Wet

    M A I L E L L Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours. — If you cannot solve your problem using the Dell Support...

  • Page 78: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer, Drivers, What Is A Driver

    A driver acts like a translator between the device and any other programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes. Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed.

  • Page 79: Identifying Drivers, Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com provides approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously installed version.

  • Page 80: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities

    Manually Reinstalling Drivers NOTE: If you are reinstalling an infrared sensor driver, you must first enable the infrared sensor in the system setup program before continuing with the driver installation. For information on the system setup program, see page 107. 1 Extract the driver files to your hard drive.

  • Page 81: Restoring Your Operating System, Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore

    • Dell PC Restore by Symantec restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications installed after you received the computer.

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    NOTICE: Before you restore the computer to an earlier operating state, save and close any open files and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete. 1 Click the Start button, point to All Programs Accessories System Tools, and then click System Restore.

  • Page 83: Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec

    Dell PC Restore is available only on computers purchased in certain regions. Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system. PC Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.

  • Page 84: Dell Diagnostics, When To Use The Dell Diagnostics

    69 and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance. NOTICE: The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell™ computers. 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 page 112.

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    If the Pre-boot System Assessment completes successfully, you receive the message Booting Dell Diagnostic Utility Partition. Press any key to continue. 6 Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. 7 When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run.

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    112. NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. If you contact Dell, technical support will ask for your Service Tag. 3 If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click the applicable tab described in the following table for more information.

  • Page 87: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Shutting Down Your Computer

    NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card.

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    NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer. 1 Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched. 2 Shut down the computer. 3 Ensure that the computer and any attached devices are turned off.

  • Page 89: Adding Memory

    See "Specifications" on page 101 for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory- module securing clips. 3 If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module: Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up.

  • Page 91: Adding A Mini Pci Card

    Wireless LAN Mini PCI cards. Under no circumstances should the user install such a device. Only trained Dell service personnel are authorized to install a 5-GHz Wireless LAN Mini PCI card. If you are removing and/or installing a 2.4-GHz (802.11b, 802.11b/g) Mini PCI card, follow the instructions noted below.

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    CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 87. 2 Turn the computer over. 3 Loosen the captive screw in the cover, and remove the cover. 4 If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 5.

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    7 Tuck in the antenna cables. antenna cables (2) antenna connectors on card (2) 8 Replace the cover and screw(s). Adding and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 94: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive. NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay: 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 95: Returning A Hard Drive To Dell

    8 Install the drivers and utilities for your computer. Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. hard drive...

  • Page 96: Keyboard

    Keyboard CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer. 1 Turn the computer top-side up and open it.

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    2 Remove the center control cover: Open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it lies flat against your work surface. Starting on the right side of the computer, use a plastic scribe to pry up the center control cover.

  • Page 98: Internal Card With Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology

    Pull up on the keyboard connector tab to disconnect the keyboard connector from the system board. keyboard tabs palm rest M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2) NOTE: When you replace the keyboard, ensure that the keyboard tabs are completely in place to avoid scratching the palm rest.

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    7 Remove the hard drive. 8 Pull the Bluetooth card connector out of the system board connector. 9 Pull the cable to remove the Bluetooth card from the computer. system board connector Bluetooth card cable Bluetooth card connector NOTE: When replacing the Bluetooth card, ensure the Bluetooth cable is routed correctly so that you do not damage the cable when you install the hard drive.

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    Adding and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 101: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications Microprocessor ® Microprocessor type Intel Centrino™ Mobile Technology or ® ® Intel Pentium M Processor L1 cache 64 KB (internal); 32-KB instruction and 32-KB write-back data L2 cache 1 MB External bus frequency 400 MHz, source synchronous processor system bus System Information Data bus width...

  • Page 102

    Memory Minimum speed requirement 266 MHz Memory module connector two user-accessible DDR SDRAM connectors Memory module capacities 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1024MB Memory type 2.5V DDR SDRAM Standard memory 128 MB Maximum memory 2 GB Ports and Connectors Serial 9-pin connector;...

  • Page 103

    Communications (continued) Network adapter 10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless internal Mini PCI Wi-Fi wireless support; ® internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology (optional, available at point of sale only) Video Video type Intel UMA Integrated Video controller Intel 855GME Integrated chip set Video memory 8 MB or 1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32-MB (with 128 MB of system memory) or...

  • Page 104

    Display (continued) Maximum resolutions 1024 x 768 at 16.8 million colors Response time (typical) 25-ms rise (maximum), 35-ms fall (maximum) Refresh rate 60 Hz Operating angle 0 (closed) to 180° Viewing angles: Horizontal ±60° Vertical ±45° Pixel pitch 0.2172 x 0.2172 mm Power Consumption: Panel with backlight (typical) 4.6 W...

  • Page 105

    Battery Type 6-cell "smart" lithium ion (48 WHr) 4-cell "smart" lithium ion (32 WHr) Dimensions: Depth 77.5 mm (3.05 inches) Height 19.5 mm (0.76 inch) Width 123.4 mm (4.86 inches) Weight 0.32 kg (0.7 lb) (6-cell battery) 0.23 kg (0.52 lb) (4-cell battery) Voltage 11.1 VDC (6-cell battery) 14.8 VDC (4-cell battery)

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    AC Adapter (continued) Dimensions: Height 28.2 mm (1.11 inches) (65 W) 34.2 mm (1.35 inches) (90 W) Width 57.9 mm (2.28 inches) (65 W) 60.8 mm (2.39 inches) (90 W) Depth 137.2 mm (5.40 inches) (65 W) 153.4 mm (6.04 inches) (90 W) Weight (with cables) 0.4 kg (1 lb) (90 W) 0.3 kg (.69 lb) (65 W)

  • Page 107: Viewing The System Setup Screens, System Setup Screens

    System security and hard-drive password settings NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the system setup settings. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly. Viewing the System Setup Screens 1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.

  • Page 108: Commonly Used Options, Changing The Boot Sequence

    On each screen, the system setup options are listed at the left. To the right of each option is the setting or value for that option. You can change settings that appear as white type on the screen. Options or values that you cannot change (because they are determined by the computer) appear less bright.

  • Page 109: Changing Printer Modes, Changing Com Ports, Enabling The Infrared Sensor

    3 Connect the computer to an electrical outlet. 4 Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop.

  • Page 110: Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)

    XP Help and Support Center. FCC Notices (U.S. Only) Most Dell computers are classified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as Class B digital devices. To determine which classification applies to your computer, examine all FCC registration labels located on the bottom, side, or back panel of your computer, on card- mounting brackets, and on the cards themselves.

  • Page 111

    FCC Identification Information The following information is provided on the device or devices covered in this document in compliance with FCC regulations: • Model number: PP10L • Company name: Dell Inc. One Dell Way Round Rock, Texas 78682 USA 512-338-4400 Appendix...

  • Page 112: Nom Information (mexico Only), Contacting Dell

    If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for Inspiron XPS computers, you may contact Dell through the technical support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately.

  • Page 113

    When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator. Country (City) Department Name or Service Area,...

  • Page 114

    Country Code: 32 Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only 02 481 92 96 City Code: 2 Technical Support for all other Dell computers 02 481 92 88 Technical Support Fax 02 481 92 95 Customer Care 02 713 15 .65...

  • Page 115

    Country Code: 673 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949 Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4955 Canada (North York, Ontario) Online Order Status: www.dell.ca/ostatus International Access Code: 011 AutoTech (automated technical support) toll-free: 1-800-247-9362 Customer Care (Home Sales/Small Business) toll-free: 1-800-847-4096 Customer Care (med./large business, government)

  • Page 116

    Country Code: 86 Technical Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com City Code: 592 Customer Care E-mail: customer_cn@dell.com Technical Support Fax 592 818 1350 Technical Support (Dell™ Dimension™ and toll-free: 800 858 2969 Inspiron) Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and toll-free: 800 858 0950 Dell Precision™)

  • Page 117

    Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/dk/da/emaildell/ Country Code: 45 Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only 7010 0074 Technical Support for all other Dell computers 7023 0182 Customer Care (Relational) 7023 0184 Home/Small Business Customer Care 3287 5505...

  • Page 118

    Country Code: 33 Home and Small Business City Codes: (1) (4) Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only 0825 387 129 Technical Support for all other Dell computers 0825 387 270 Customer Care 0825 823 833 Switchboard 0825 004 700...

  • Page 119

    Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 001 Technical Support E-mail: apsupport@dell.com Country Code: 852 Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) 2969 3188 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell 2969 3191 Precision) Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™, 2969 3196 PowerConnect™, and PowerVault™) Customer Care...

  • Page 120

    Country Code: 353 Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only 1850 200 722 City Code: 1 Technical Support for all other Dell computers 1850 543 543 U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only) 0870 908 0800 Home User Customer Care...

  • Page 121

    Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and 81-44-520-1435 Inspiron) Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and toll-free:0120-198-433 Latitude) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, 81-44-556-3894 OptiPlex, and Latitude) Technical Support (PDAs, projectors, printers, toll-free: 0120-981-690 routers) Technical Support outside of Japan (PDAs,...

  • Page 122

    Transaction Sales (Xiamen, China) 29 693 115 Malaysia (Penang) Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 00 Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and toll-free: 1 800 88 0193 Latitude) Country Code: 60 Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and toll-free: 1 800 88 1306...

  • Page 123

    Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only 020 674 45 94 Country Code: 31 Technical Support for all other Dell computers 020 674 45 00 City Code: 20 Technical Support Fax 020 674 47 66...

  • Page 124

    Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Country Code Toll-Free Numbers City Code Nicaragua General Support 001-800-220-1006 Norway (Lysaker) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/no/no/emaildell/ Country Code: 47 Technical Support 671 16882 Relational Customer Care 671 17575 Home/Small Business Customer Care...

  • Page 125

    International Access Code: 005 Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and toll-free: 1800 394 7430 Electronics and Accessories) Country Code: 65 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell toll-free: 1800 394 7488 Precision) Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, toll-free: 1800 394 7478 PowerConnect, and PowerVault)

  • Page 126

    International Access Code Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Country Code Toll-Free Numbers City Code Spain (Madrid) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/ Country Code: 34 Home and Small Business City Code: 91 Technical Support 902 100 130...

  • Page 127

    00801 65 1228 Corporate Sales toll-free: 00801 651 227 Thailand Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 001 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell toll-free: 1800 0060 07 Precision) Country Code: 66 Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, toll-free: 1800 0600 09 PowerConnect, and PowerVault)

  • Page 128

    Local Numbers, and Country Code Toll-Free Numbers City Code U.K. (Bracknell) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 Customer Care website: support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/ECare/Form/Home.asp Country Code: 44 City Code: 1344 E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred 0870 908 0500 Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees]) Technical Support (direct and general)

  • Page 129

    1-888-798-7561 Software and Peripherals Sales toll-free: 1-800-671-3355 Spare Parts Sales toll-free: 1-800-357-3355 Extended Service and Warranty Sales toll-free: 1-800-247-4618 toll-free: 1-800-727-8320 Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY Speech-Impaired (1-877-335-5889) U.S. Virgin Islands General Support 1-877-673-3355 Venezuela...

  • Page 130

    Appendix...

  • Page 131: Index

    Dell Bluetooth card drives contacting, 112 replacing, 98 fixing problems, 49, 74 support site, 11 See hard drive, 94 Dell Diagnostics, 84 DVD, 54 Dell Premier Support using, 49 website, 9, 11 CD, 54 device latch release using, 49 description, 18, 23...

  • Page 132

    23 about, 41 description, 15 replacing, 94 description, 18 fixing problems, 48 returning to Dell, 95 swapping devices while the replacing, 96 system view, 23 computer is running, 42 shortcuts, 44 swapping devices while the hardware...

  • Page 133

    28 troubleshooting specifications, system, 101 setting up, 28 blue screen, 76 support USB, 29 cannot save to floppy disk, 49, contacting Dell, 112 problems S-video TV-out connector CD-RW drive stops conflicts, 80 description, 20 writing, 52 Dell Diagnostics, 84...

  • Page 134

    troubleshooting program crash, 76 video connector program stopped description, 21 responding, 76 system view, 21 restore to previous state, 81 scanner problems, 72 unexpected characters, 48 wet computer, 77 warranty, 9 wet computer, 77 Windows XP USB connector Device Driver Rollback, 79 description, 20 Hardware Troubleshooter, 80 system view, 20...

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