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Dell Inspiron 1011 Setup Manual

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, Inspiron , and YOURS IS HERE are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademark and Atom is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Hardware Troubleshooter ....36 Dell Diagnostics ..... . 37...

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    Before You Call......50 Contacting Dell......51 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron

    ™ WARNING: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not place your Dell in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is powered on. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.

  • Page 8: Connect The Ac Adapter

    Connect 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 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...

  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron™ Mini 10 Connect the Network Cable (Optional) To use a wired network connection, connect the network cable.

  • Page 10: Press The Power Button

    Setting Up Your Inspiron™ Mini 10 Press the Power Button...

  • Page 11: Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp Setup

    Microsoft Windows ® ® If you ordered Windows XP operating system with your computer, it is already configured. To set up Windows XP for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are mandatory and may take up to 15 minutes to complete.

  • Page 12: Connect To The Internet (optional)

    NOTE: If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter is not a part of your original order, you can purchase one from the Dell website at Setting Up a Wired Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection,...

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    NOTE: The following steps were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.

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    NOTE: The following steps were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell ™ Windows Classic view. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click Start→ Control Panel.

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    Click the appropriate option under you want to connect to the Internet?, and click Next. Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup. How do...

  • Page 16: Using Your Inspiron ™ Mini 10

    Using Your Inspiron Mini 10 ™ Your Inspiron Mini 10 has indicators and buttons that provide information and enable you to perform common tasks. The connectors on your computer provide the option of attaching additional devices. Right Side Features...

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    Audio out/Headphone connector – Connects to a pair of headphones, or sends audio to a powered speaker or sound system. Audio in/Microphone connector – Connects to a microphone or input signal for use with audio programs. Power USB connector – This connector can be used for USB devices that require more power.

  • Page 18: Left Side Features

    Using Your Inspiron™ Mini 10 Left Side Features...

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    1 Security cable slot – Attaches a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. NOTE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it works with the security cable slot on your computer. AC adapter connector – Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery.

  • Page 20: Computer Base And Keyboard Features

    Using Your Inspiron™ Mini 10 Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    Power/Battery indicator light – Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate power/battery charge status. The light indicates the following states while charging or using the computer with: an AC adapter • Solid white – The computer is on and/or the battery is charging. •...

  • Page 22: Touch Pad Gestures

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

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    Using Your Inspiron™ Mini 10...

  • Page 24: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron™ Mini 10 Display Features...

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    3 Camera – Built-in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat. 4 Display – Your display can vary based on selections you made when purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide.

  • Page 26: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    Using Your Inspiron™ Mini 10 Removing and Replacing the Battery...

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    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 28: 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 on the Dell Support website at Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create...

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    Customizing the Desktop You can customize your desktop to change the appearance, resolution, wallpaper, screensaver, and so on by accessing the Display Properties window. To access the display properties window: Right-click an open area of the desktop. Click Properties, to open the Display Properties window and learn more about your customization options.

  • Page 30: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at for advanced service and troubleshooting instructions. Network Problems Wireless Connections If the wireless network connection is lost —...

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    • Re-establish your connection to the wireless router: Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click Start→ Internet Explorer→ Connect to the Internet. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup. Wired Connections If the network connection is lost — The cable is loose or damaged.

  • Page 32: Power Problems

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

  • Page 33: Memory Problems

    If you experience other memory problems — • Ensure that you are following the memory installation guidelines (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 37).

  • Page 34: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up — Ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet. If a program stops responding — End the program: Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. Click Applications.

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    – Verify that the device drivers do not conflict with the program. – If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program, Dell Support Center. – Write down any error message that is displayed to help in troubleshooting when Contacting Dell.

  • Page 36: Using Support Tools

    About Your System (System Documentation, Warranty Information, System Information, Upgrades & Accessories) The top of the Dell Support Center home page displays your computer’s model number along with its service tag and express service code. For more information about the Dell Support...

  • Page 37: System Messages

    Alternatively see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard disk or the Dell Support website at Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help...

  • Page 38: Hardware Troubleshooter

    Dell Support website at No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure (see “Contacting Dell” on page 51 for assistance). USB over current error — Disconnect the USB device. Your USB device needs more power for it to function properly.

  • Page 39: Dell Diagnostics

    “Lockups and Software Problems” on page 32 and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 51) for technical assistance. It is recommended that you print these procedures before you begin.

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    Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc NOTE: Your computer does not have an internal optical drive. Use an external optical drive or any external storage device for the procedures that involve discs.

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    Using Support Tools...

  • Page 42: Restoring Your Operating System

    This procedure permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs installed after you received the computer. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.

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    NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell computer to the Windows Classic view. Starting System Restore Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→ System Tools→ System Restore.

  • Page 44: Using Dell ™ Pc Restore

    Dell Factory Image Restore may not be available in certain countries or on certain computers. Use Dell PC Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. These options restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.

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    When prompted, click Finish to reboot the computer. NOTE: Do not manually shut down the computer. Click Finish and let the computer completely reboot. When prompted, click Yes. The computer restarts. Because the computer is restored to its original operating state, the screens that appear, such as the End User License Agreement, are the same ones that appeared the first time the...

  • Page 46: Operating System Reinstallation

    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,...

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    Operating System disc. Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears. Restart the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F2> immediately. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft desktop;...

  • Page 48: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 47 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 50 and then “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 49: Technical Support And Customer

    To contact Dell’s support service, see “Before You Call” on page 50 and then see the contact information for your region or go to Online Services You can learn about Dell products and services on the following websites: •...

  • Page 50: Automated Order-status Service

    Log in as user: anonymous, and use your e-mail address as your password. 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.

  • Page 51: Returning Items For Repair Under Warranty Or For Credit

    Warranty or for Credit Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows: Call Dell to obtain the procedures on returning the items for repair under warranty or for credit. NOTE: For the telephone number to call for your region, see “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 52: 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 at or near the computer. You may be asked to type some commands at the keyboard,...

  • Page 53: 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 54: Resources

    ™ at the Dell Technology Guide installed on your hard drive. the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at 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 or to contact technical support. find drivers and downloads. access technical support and product help.

  • Page 56: Specifications

    Specifications System model Inspiron 1011 This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start→ Help and Support and select the option to view information about your computer.

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    Computer information System chipset Intel 945GSE UMA Data bus width 64 bits DRAM bus width single channel 64-bit buses Processor address 32 bits bus width Flash EEPROM 1 MB PCI Bus 32 bits Internal storage Type Capacity 2.5’’ HDD SATA 120 GB or 160 GB @ 5400 rpm 2.5’’...

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    Audio Audio type 2 channel High Definition Audio Audio controller Realtek ALC272 Stereo conversion 24-bit (analog-to- digital and digital-to- analog) Internal interface Intel High Definition Audio External interface microphone-in connector, stereo headphones/ speakers connector, digital MIC with camera module Speaker two 1.0 watt speakers Audio...

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    Viewing Angles: Horizontal ±40° (CR ≥ 10) typ. WSVGA AG Vertical +10° – +30° (CR ≥ 10) typ. WSVGA Pixel pitch 0.2175 x 0.2175 mm Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see Dell Technology Guide for more information)

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    Camera Pixel 1.3 megapixel Video resolution 320 x 240 ~1280 x 1024 (640 x 480 at 30 fps) Diagonal viewing 66° angle Touch pad X/Y position 240 cpi resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Width 78.5 mm (3.09 inches) sensor-active area Height 38 mm (1.49 inches) rectangle...

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    Battery Voltage 11.1 VDC (3/6-cell) Charge time (approximate) : Computer off 3.0 hours (3-cell) 4.0 hours (6-cell) Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) -40° to 65°C Storage (–40° to 149°F) Coin-cell battery CR-2032 AC adapter Input voltage 100–240 VAC Input current 0.8A (maximum)

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    AC adapter 30 W Delta Height 59.2 mm (2.33 inches) Width 34.0 mm (1.34 inches) Depth 85.0 mm (3.35 inches) Weight (with cables) 0.205 kg (0.45 lb) Physical Height 26.8 mm to 28.3 mm (1.06 to 1.11 inches) Width 261 mm (10.27 inches) Depth 182 mm (7.16 inches) Weight (with 3-cell...

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    Computer environment Maximum shock (measured with hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating 110 G Storage 160 G...

  • Page 64: Index

    5 connect(ing) to the Internet 10 Contacting Dell online 49 customer service 45 damage, avoiding 5 Dell Factory Image Restore 38 Dell Support Center 32 Dell support website 51 Dell Technology Guide for further information 50 Diagnostic Checklist 48...

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    finding more information 50 FTP login, anonymous 46 hardware problems diagnosing 34 Hardware Troubleshooter 34 help getting assistance and support 44 Internet connection 10 Internet Service Provider 10 memory problems solving 29 memory support 52 Microsoft Windows ® ® setup 9 network connection fixing 27 network speed...

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    processor 52 products information and purchasing 46 reinstalling Windows 38 resources, finding more 50 setup, before you begin 5 software features 24 software problems 30 solving problems 26 specifications 52 support e-mail addresses 45 support sites worldwide 45 System Messages 33 system reinstall options 38 System Restore 38 technical support 45...

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