Dell Inspiron 1150 Owner's Manual

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Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150
Owner's Manual
Model PP08L
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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Owner’s Manual Model PP08L 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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    A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Abbreviations and Acronyms For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft ®...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents CAUTION: Safety Instructions SAFETY: General SAFETY: Power SAFETY: Battery SAFETY: Air Travel SAFETY: EMC Instructions When Using Your Computer SAFETY: Ergonomic Computing Habits SAFETY: When Working Inside Your Computer SAFETY: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge SAFETY: Battery Disposal Finding Information 1 A Tour of Your Computer Front View .

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    If the battery is not charging If battery life is short 4 Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Dell™ AccessDirect™ Button Reprogramming the Button Numeric Keypad ......

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    Speaker Functions ......® ® Microsoft Windows Logo Key Functions Touch Pad ....... . . Customizing the Touch Pad Touch Pad or Mouse Problems External Keyboard Problems...

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    Dell Diagnostics ......When to Use the Dell Diagnostics Error Messages .

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    ....... . . Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Memory .

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    ......"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only) Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded Hardware Products Canada Only) "Total Satisfaction"...

  • Page 9: Caution: Safety Instructions, Safety: General

    CAUTION: Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your computer and working environment from potential damage. SAFETY: General • Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service technician. Always follow installation instructions closely.

  • Page 10: Safety: Power, Safety: Battery, Safety: Air Travel

    SAFETY: Battery • Use only Dell™ battery modules that are approved for use with this computer. Use of other types may increase the risk of fire or explosion. •...

  • Page 11: Safety: Emc Instructions, When Using Your Computer

    Use shielded signal cables to ensure that you maintain the appropriate electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell at its worldwide website at www.dell.com.

  • Page 12: Safety: Ergonomic Computing Habits, Safety: When Working Inside Your Computer, Safety: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge

    Viewing the display or external monitor screen for extended periods of time may result in eye strain. For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in the Dell Inspiron Help file when setting up and using your computer. To access the help file, see page 16.

  • Page 13: Safety: Battery Disposal

    • When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging. • Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and workbench pads. SAFETY: Battery Disposal Your computer uses an lithium-ion battery and a reserve battery. For instructions about replacing the lithium-ion battery in your computer, refer to "Removing a Battery"...

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    CAUTION: Safety Instructions...

  • Page 15: Finding Information

    What Are You Looking For? • How to access tutorials and other how to information • How to get a copy of my invoice • How to extend my warranty • How to access Dell Support on my Microsoft ® Windows desktop (U.S. only) •...

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    Finding Information Find It Here Setup Diagram ® Dell Inspiron Help File Click the Start button and click Help and Support. Click User and system guides and click User’s guides. Click Dell Inspiron Help. Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License These labels are located on the bottom of your computer.

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    Dell Support Website — support.dell.com NOTE: Select the appropriate region on the support.dell.com welcome page. The Dell Support website provides several online tools, including: • Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, and online courses • Community — Online discussion with other Dell customers •...

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    Finding Information...

  • Page 19: Front View

    I S P L A Y A T C H — For more information about your display, see "Using the Display" in the Dell Inspiron Help I S P L A Y file. To access the help file, see page 16.

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    EYBOARD TATUS IGHTS The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: — The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft E Y B O A R D information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see page 42. —...

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    EVICE TATUS IGHTS Turns on when you turn on the computer. Blinks or turns off in power management mode. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. NOTICE: light is flashing. Blinks to indicate battery charge status. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the –...

  • Page 22: Left Side View

    — Supports one PC Card, such as a modem or network adapter. For more information, A R D L O T see "Using PC Cards" in the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. A Tour of Your Computer ™ B —...

  • Page 23: Right Side View

    UDIO ONNECTORS Attach headphones or speakers to the Attach a microphone to the DV D D — Accommodates a CD drive, DVD drive, CD-RW drive, or CD-RW/DVD combo R I V E drive. Right Side View battery/battery bay modem connector —...

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    vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. device to the computer. For more information, see the instructions included with the device. A Tour of Your Computer ODEM ONNECTOR Connect the telephone line to the modem connector. For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer.

  • Page 25: Back View

    Back View AC adapter connector air vents — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the E N T S computer from overheating. NOTE: The fan may run constantly, and fan speed may vary depending on usage. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.

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    AC A D A P T E R O N N E C T O R AC adapter NOTE: Use only the AC adapter that came with your 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.

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    IDEO ONNECTOR Connects an external monitor. For more information, see "Using the Display" in the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. ETWORK ONNECTOR Connects the computer to a network. The lights next to the connector indicate activity for both wired and wireless network communications.

  • Page 28: Bottom View

    Bottom View modem/Mini PCI card cover hard drive memory module cover modem and Mini PCI card. See page 82. without connecting the computer to an electrical outlet. See page 37. vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. module(s) and the CD or DVD drive latch release. See page 80. A Tour of Your Computer PC I C —...

  • Page 29: 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 30: Modem And Internet Connection Problems

    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.

  • Page 31: E-mail Problems, Transferring Information To A New Computer

    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 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.

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    • Window sizes • Internet bookmarks You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network connection, or you can store it on a removable medium, such as a writable CD or floppy disk. To prepare the new computer for the file transfer: Click the Start button, point to All Programs Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

  • Page 33: Setting Up A Printer, Printer Cable, Connecting A Usb Printer

    Setting Up a Printer NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to the computer. See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information, including how to: • Obtain and install updated drivers. • Connect the printer to the computer. •...

  • Page 34: Printer Problems, Power Protection Devices, Surge Protectors

    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 computer (see page 33). E S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T device, such as a lamp.

  • Page 35: Line Conditioners, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Turning Off Your Computer

    As an alternative to turning off your computer, you can set your computer to enter standby or hibernate mode. For more information, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, click the Start button, and then click Turn Off Computer.

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    Setting Up Your Computer...

  • Page 37: 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 38: Checking The Battery Charge, Power Meter, Low-battery Warning, Charging The Battery

    For more information on the Power Meter tab, see "Power Management" in the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, a...

  • Page 39: Removing A Battery, Installing A Battery, Storing A Battery, Battery And Power Problems

    After a long storage period, recharge the battery fully before you use it. Battery and Power Problems NOTE: See the Dell Inspiron Help file for information on standby mode. To access the help file, see page 16. battery latch Using a Battery...

  • Page 40: If The Battery Is Not Charging, If Battery Life Is Short

    If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell (see page 102). E S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T device, such as a lamp.

  • Page 41: Dell™ Accessdirect™ Button, Reprogramming The Button, Numeric Keypad

    Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Dell™ AccessDirect™ Button Press this button to launch a frequently used program, such as support and educational tools or your default Internet browser. Reprogramming the Button To change the reprogrammable button settings or to find information on using the button:...

  • Page 42: Keyboard Shortcuts, System Functions, Display Functions, Power Management

    Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window. See "Power Management" in the Dell Inspiron Help file for more information. To access the help file, see page 16.

  • Page 43: Speaker Functions

    Speaker Functions <Fn><PageUp> Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached <Fn><PageDn> Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached <Fn><End> Enables and disables the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached ®...

  • Page 44: Touch Pad, Customizing The 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 • To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch pad.

  • Page 45: Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems, External Keyboard Problems

    To change the touch pad or mouse settings, highlight the device, click Settings, select the desired setting(s), and then click Apply. Click OK to save the settings and close the window, and then click OK again to exit the Mouse Properties window. Touch Pad or Mouse Problems H E C K T H E T O U C H P A D S E T T I N G S Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.

  • Page 46: 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 102). Unexpected Characters I S A B L E T H E N U M E R I C K E Y P A D displayed instead of letters.

  • Page 47: Using Cds And Dvds, Cd Or Dvd Problems

    Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia Using CDs and DVDs For information about using CDs and DVDs in your computer, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. CD or DVD Problems 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 48: If The Cd-rw Drive Stops Writing, Sound And Speaker Problems

    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 standby in the Help and Support Center. To access help, see page 16. H A N G E T H E W R I T E S P E E D T O A S L O W E R R A T E X I T A L L O T H E R O P E N P R O G R A M S alleviate the problem.

  • Page 49: Copying Cds And Dvds

    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 check for interference. E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D A U D I O D R I V E R Copying CDs and DVDs...

  • Page 50: Using Blank Cd-rs And Cd-rws, Helpful Tips

    Using Blank CD-Rs and CD-RWs Your CD-RW drive can write to two different types of recording media—CD-Rs and CD-RWs. Use blank CD-Rs to record music or permanently store data files. After creating a CD-R, you cannot write to that CD-R again without changing your method of recording (see the Sonic documentation for more information).

  • Page 51: Connecting To A Network Adapter, Network Setup Wizard

    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: Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on your computer.

  • Page 52: Network Problems, Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network, Determining Your Network Type

    NOTE: Selecting the connection method This computer connects directly to the Internet enables the integrated firewall provided with Windows XP. Complete the checklist and required preparations, and return to the Network Setup Wizard. Follow the instructions on the screen. Network Problems NOTE: A green or blinking link light could also indicate the presence of an active wireless network link in the area.

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    The user’s guide is located on your Drivers and Utilities CD (that came with your computer) in the "User’s Guides-Network User’s Guides" category. The user’s guide is also available on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

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    Click Add. The Wireless network properties window appears. NOTE: If you are using a WPA-protected network, and the Association tab does not give you the option to select WPA, download the WPA wireless security update from the Microsoft support site. Enter the name of your network in the Network name (SSID) field.

  • Page 55: Configuring Security Settings (optional)

    Click Properties. From the Network Authentication drop-down menu, select Open. Earlier versions of Dell™ wireless network software may not contain the drop-down menu. If you are using an earlier version, click to check the Data encryption (WEP enabled) check box and go to step 5.

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    From the Data encryption drop-down menu, select WEP. If the wireless network does not require a network key, such as a password, go to step 9. Click to uncheck the The key is provided for me automatically check box. Enter the WEP network key in the Network key field. Enter the WEP network key again in the Confirm network key field.

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    In the Preferred networks field, click the name of your wireless network. Click Properties. From the Network Authentication drop-down menu, select your network authentication type. If you are using a WPA-protected network, and the Association tab does not give you the option to select WPA, download the WPA wireless security update from the Microsoft support site.

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    Setting Up a Home and Office Network...

  • Page 59: Dell Diagnostics, When To Use The Dell Diagnostics

    Dell Diagnostics. The computer automatically runs the Pre-boot System Assessment. NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from your Drivers and Utilities CD. If you wait too long and the Microsoft see the Windows desktop.

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    If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell. 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. Solving Problems Function Performs a quick test of devices.

  • Page 61: Error Messages

    When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen. Error Messages If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system or the program that was running at the time the message appeared.

  • Page 62: Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    E Y B O A R D D A T A L I N E F A I L U R E Keyboard Controller test as described in "Dell Diagnostics" (see page 59). E Y B O A R D S T U C K K E Y F A I L U R E Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or keys during the boot routine.

  • Page 63: If The Display Is Difficult To Read

    If you are playing a DVD or watching a streaming video, <Fn><F8> is disabled. If the display is difficult to read — See the Dell Inspiron Help file for instructions on adjusting the D J U S T T H E B R I G H T N E S S brightness.

  • Page 64: If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable, Scanner Problems, Drive Problems

    E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R 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 16. If you cannot save a file to a floppy drive I N D O W S ®...

  • Page 65: If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive

    Disconnect and reconnect the drive. Turn on the computer. — See "Cleaning Your Computer" in the Dell Inspiron Help file for instructions. To L E A N T H E D R I V E access the help file, see page 16.

  • Page 66: Pc Card Problems, General Program Problems, A Program Crashes, A Program Stops Responding

    — Many software manufacturers maintain websites with " 61 — Look up the message and take the appropriate action. O N P A G E — Double-click the Safely Remove — Contact Dell (see page 102). — Contact the PC Card E L L...

  • Page 67: Resolving Other Technical Problems, If Your Computer Gets Wet

    M A I L E L L an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours. See "Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" on page 101 for a description of the hardware and software support provided by Dell.

  • Page 68: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer, Drivers, What Is A Driver

    For information on your warranty coverage, see page 121 or the separate paper warranty document that shipped with your computer. If the computer does not start, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact Dell (see page 102). If You Drop or Damage Your Computer Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer (see page 35).

  • Page 69: Identifying Drivers, Reinstalling Drivers

    Reinstalling Drivers NOTICE: The Dell Support website and your Drivers and Utilities CD provide 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 70: Manually Reinstalling Drivers For Windows Xp

    If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore (see page 71) to return your operating system to the operating state it was in before you installed the new driver. Using the Drivers and Utilities CD If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore (see page 71) does not resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Drivers and Utilities CD.

  • Page 71: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities, Using System Restore, Creating A Restore Point

    Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver (for example, Modems or Infrared devices). Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver. Click the Driver tab and click Update Driver. Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next. Click Browse, and browse to the location to which you previously extracted the driver files.

  • Page 72: Undoing The Last System Restore

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

  • Page 73: Before You Reinstall, Reinstalling Windows Xp

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative. NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection software installed on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP.

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    Starting Windows XP Setup When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press <Enter> to select To set up Windows now. Read the information in the Microsoft Windows Licensing Agreement screen, and then press <F8> to accept the license agreement. If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc>...

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    If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, you may be prompted to provide further network information regarding your network configuration, such as the domain name or workgroup name. If you are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections. Windows XP installs the operating system components, configures the computer, and then restarts the computer.

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    Solving Problems...

  • Page 77: 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.

  • Page 78: Hard Drive

    Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode. NOTICE: 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. Adding and Replacing Parts ®...

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    To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay: Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 77. Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screws. NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "SAFETY: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge"...

  • Page 80: Returning A Hard Drive To Dell, Memory

    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. Memory You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See page 92 for information on the memory supported by your computer.

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    NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. 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 82: Modem And Mini Pci Card

    Ground yourself and install the new memory module: NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot properly. No error message indicates this failure. Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot. Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and rotate the module down until it clicks into place.

  • Page 83: Replacing The Modem

    Continue to the appropriate section: • To add a modem, see the following section, "Adding a Modem." • To add a Mini PCI card, see page 84. Replacing the Modem Remove the existing modem: Remove the screws securing the modem to the system board, and set them aside. Pull straight up on the attached pull-tab to lift the modem out of its connector on the system board and disconnect the modem cable.

  • Page 84: Adding A Mini Pci Card

    FCC rules strictly prohibit users from installing 5 GHz (802.11a, 802.11a/b, 802.11a/b/g) 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.

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    If you ordered a Mini PCI card with your computer, the card is already installed. If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 2. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card: Disconnect the Mini PCI card from any attached cables.

  • Page 86: Cd Or Dvd Drive

    Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until it clicks. Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card. Replace the cover. CD or DVD Drive Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin"...

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    Remove the screw labeled "O" next to the memory module cover. screw Press the lever next to the memory module connectors in the direction of the arrow on the lever (towards the drive) to release the drive. Pull the drive out of the bay. captive screw memory module cover...

  • Page 88: Keyboard

    Slide the new drive into the bay until the drive is fully seated. Replace the screw that you removed in step 3. Replace the memory module cover and screw. Keyboard Complete the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 77. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver or plastic scribe to lift the notched right edge of the hinge cover, and pry the cover loose from the hinges and bottom case.

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    keyboard screws (4) Remove the keyboard from the bottom case. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the connector pins, press the keyboard connector evenly into the interface connector on the system board, and do not reverse the keyboard connector. Connect the keyboard connector of the replacement keyboard to the interface connector on the system board.

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    keyboard screws (4) Insert the four securing tabs on the keyboard into their respective slots in the palm rest, and lower the keyboard into the bottom case. Ensure that all four securing tabs are engaged before trying to completely seat the keyboard. Replace the four keyboard screws.

  • Page 91: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications NOTE: Power management features limit the processor speed when the computer is running on battery power, to maintain system cooling requirements, and/or to maintain system power requirements. Microprocessor Microprocessor L1 cache L2 cache External bus frequency System Information System chip set Data bus width DRAM bus width...

  • Page 92

    Memory Memory module connector Memory module capacities Memory type Standard memory Maximum memory Memory access time: clock speed Ports and Connectors Video Audio USB (2) Modem Ethernet LAN Communications Modem: Type Controller Interface Network adapter Appendix 2 user-accessible SODIMM sockets 64, 128, 256, and 512 MB 2.5-V SODIMM 128 MB...

  • Page 93

    Video Video type Host interface Video controller Video memory LCD interface Audio Audio type Audio controller Stereo conversion Interfaces: Internal External Speaker Internal speaker amplifier Volume controls direct AGP integrated graphics integrated direct AGP Intel UMA integrated 1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32 MB (with 128 MB of system memory) or 64 MB (with 256 MB or more of system memory) SPWG-B...

  • Page 94

    Display Type (active-matrix TFT) Dimensions: Height: 14.1 inch 15 inch Width: 14.1 inch 15 inch Diagonal: 14.1 inch 15 inch Maximum resolutions Response time (typical) Refresh rate Operating angle Viewing angles: Horizontal Vertical Pixel pitch Power consumption: Panel with backlight (typical) Controls Appendix 14.1 inch or 15 inch...

  • Page 95

    Keyboard Number of keys Key travel Key spacing Layout Touch Pad X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Width Height Battery (8-cell) Type Dimensions: Depth Height Width Weight Voltage Capacity Operating life Life span (approximate) Temperature range: Charge/Discharge Storage 85 (U.S. and Canada); 86 (Europe); 90 (Japan) 2.7 mm 0.3 (0.11 inch 0.016 inch) 19.05 mm 0.3 mm (0.75 inch 0.012 inch)

  • Page 96

    Battery (12-cell) Type Dimensions: Depth Height Width Weight Voltage Capacity Operating life Life span (approximate) Temperature range: Charge/Discharge Storage AC Adapter Input voltage Input current (maximum) Input frequency Output current Output power Rated output voltage Dimensions: Height Width Depth Weight (with cables) Temperature range: Appendix 12-cell (96Whr) "smart"...

  • Page 97

    AC Adapter Operating Storage Physical Height 14.1-inch display 15-inch display Width 14.1-inch display 15-inch display Depth 14.1-inch display 15-inch display Weight: With CD drive, 8-cell battery, and 14.1-inch display With CD drive, 12-cell battery, and 14.1-inch display With CD drive, 8-cell battery, and 15-inch display With CD drive, 12-cell battery, and 15-inch display...

  • Page 98: Using The System Setup Program, Overview, Viewing The 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 settings for the system setup program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.

  • Page 99: System Setup Screens, Commonly Used Options

    System Setup Screens NOTE: For information about a specific item on a system setup screen, highlight the item and see the Help area on the screen. 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.

  • Page 100: System And Battery Performance Optimization, System Performance Overview, Optimizing Power Consumption And Battery Charge Time

    Performing a One-Time Boot You can set a one-time-only boot sequence without entering the system setup program. (You can also use this procedure to boot the Dell Diagnostics on the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive.) Turn off the computer.

  • Page 101: Variable Speed Fan, Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only), Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals

    Control Panel Click the Power Schemes tab. In the Power schemes drop-down menu, click Low Power Mode. For more information on power management, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. Variable Speed Fan The computer uses a variable speed fan to prevent the computer from overheating.

  • Page 102: Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals, Contacting Dell

    Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or software program sold by Dell not under the Dell brand (printers, scanners, cameras, games, and so on). Support for all third- party software and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer of the product.

  • Page 103

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Australia (Sydney) E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com International Access Code: 0011 E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com Country Code: 61 Home and Small Business City Code: 2 Government and Business Preferred Accounts Division (PAD) Customer Care...

  • Page 104

    Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia) Country Code: 673 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia) Canada (North York, Ontario) Online Order Status: www.dell.ca/ostatus International Access Code: 011 AutoTech (automated technical support) TechFax Customer Care (Home Sales/Small Business) Customer Care (med./large business, government) Technical Support (Home Sales/Small Business) Technical Support (med./large bus., government)

  • Page 105

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code China (Xiamen) Tech Support website: support.ap.dell.com/china Country Code: 86 Tech Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com City Code: 592 Tech Support Fax Home and Small Business Technical Support Corporate Accounts Technical Support Customer Experience...

  • Page 106

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Denmark (Copenhagen) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail Support (portable computers): den_nbk_support@dell.com Country Code: 45 E-mail Support (desktop computers): den_support@dell.com E-mail Support (servers): Nordic_server_support@dell.com Technical Support Customer Care (Relational) Home/Small Business Customer Care...

  • Page 107

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code France (Paris) (Montpellier) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/ Country Code: 33 Home and Small Business City Codes: (1) (4) Technical Support Customer Care Switchboard Switchboard (calls from outside of France)

  • Page 108

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Greece Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/gr/en/emaildell/ Country Code: 30 Technical Support Gold Technical Support Switchboard Sales Grenada General Support Guatemala General Support Guyana General Support Hong Kong Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 001 E-mail: ap_support@dell.com...

  • Page 109

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Ireland (Cherrywood) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 16 E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com Country Code: 353 City Code: 1 U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only) Home User Customer Care Small Business Customer Care U.K.

  • Page 110

    Technical Support (Dimension™ and Inspiron™) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) Technical Support (Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™, and Latitude™) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) Technical Support (Axim™) Technical Support outside of Japan (Axim) Faxbox Service...

  • Page 111

    Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service) (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Luxembourg Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: tech_be@dell.com Country Code: 352 Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium) Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)

  • Page 112

    Home/Small Business Sales Relational Sales Home/Small Business Sales Fax Relational Sales Fax Switchboard Switchboard Fax New Zealand E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com Country Code: 64 Home and Small Business Government and Business Sales Nicaragua...

  • Page 113

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Norway (Lysaker) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail Support (portable computers): Country Code: 47 nor_nbk_support@dell.com E-mail Support (desktop computers): nor_support@dell.com E-mail Support (servers): nordic_server_support@dell.com Technical Support Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care...

  • Page 114

    Singapore (Singapore) Technical Support International Access Code: 005 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) Country Code: 65 Transaction Sales Corporate Sales South Africa (Johannesburg) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com 09/091 Technical Support Country Code: 27 Customer Care City Code: 11...

  • Page 115

    International Access Code: 00 E-mail: swe_support@dell.com Country Code: 46 E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron: Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com City Code: 8 E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com E-mail Support for Servers: Nordic_server_support@dell.com Technical Support Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support...

  • Page 116

    Country Code City Code Turks and Caicos Islands General Support 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 Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees]) Technical Support (direct/PAD and general)

  • Page 117

    Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers Dell Sales Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers) Software and Peripherals Sales Spare Parts Sales Extended Service and Warranty Sales Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired U.S. Virgin Islands General Support Venezuela General Support...

  • Page 118: Regulatory Notices

    Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the computer and the receiver are on different branch circuits. If necessary, consult a Dell Technical Support representative or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. For additional regulatory information, see the Dell Inspiron Help file that accompanied your computer. To access the help file, see page 16. Appendix...

  • Page 119: Nom Information (mexico Only), Dell Software License Agreement

    Software. If you are a commercial customer of Dell or a Dell affiliate, you hereby grant Dell, or an agent selected by Dell, the right to perform an audit of your use of the Software during normal business hours, you agree to cooperate with Dell in such audit, and you agree to provide Dell with all records reasonably related to your use of the Software.

  • Page 120

    (90) days from the date you receive the Software. Some jurisdictions do not allow limits on the duration of an implied warranty, so this limitation may not apply to you. The entire liability of Dell and its suppliers, and your exclusive remedy, shall be (a) return of the price paid for the Software or (b) replacement of any disk not meeting this warranty that is sent with a return authorization number to Dell, at your cost and risk.

  • Page 121: Limited Warranties And Return Policy

    Limited Warranties and Return Policy Dell-branded hardware products purchased in the U.S. or Canada come with either a 90-day, 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, or 4-year limited warranty. To determine which warranty came with your hardware product(s), see your packing slip or invoice.

  • Page 122

    The limited warranty on all Dell-branded products begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.

  • Page 123

    We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data. What if I purchased a service contract? If your service contract is with Dell, service will be provided to you under the terms of the service agreement. Please refer to that contract for details on how to obtain service.

  • Page 124: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (u.s. Only)

    "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that you—the end-user customer—purchase directly from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable return fees as follows: New Hardware Products and Accessories —...

  • Page 125

    90 days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the terms and availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive (that is, the warranty terms in place at the time of purchase will apply to your purchase).

  • Page 126

    What do I do if I need warranty service? Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your Dell Service Tag or order number available. Individual Home Consumers; Home Office and Small Business...

  • Page 127: Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (canada Only)

    "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only) If you are an end-user customer who bought new products directly from Dell, you may return them to Dell up to 30 days after you receive them for a refund or credit of the product purchase price. If you are an end-user customer who bought reconditioned or refurbished products from Dell, you may return them to Dell within 14 days after the date on the packing slip or invoice for a refund or credit of the product purchase price.

  • Page 128: Dell Software And Peripherals (canada Only)

    While Dell offers a wide selection of software and peripheral products, we do not specifically test or guarantee that all of the products we offer work with any or all of the various models of Dell computers, nor do we test or guarantee all of the products we sell on the hundreds of different brands of computers available today.

  • Page 129

    Guarantee will be the end user’s sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever.

  • Page 130

    Dell Computer de Mexico SA de CV Paseo de la Reforma 2620 - 11° Piso Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F. ® Intel Warranty Statement for Pentium (U.S. and Canada Only) Limited Warranty ® Intel warrants that its family of Pentium and Celeron conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for a period of three (3) years after the date the Pentium or Celeron processor was purchased (whether purchased separately...

  • Page 131

    ® ® Intel Pentium and Celeron Processors are backed by a three-year limited warranty. Please refer to the reverse side of this card for complete warranty details. Intel’s Commitment to Quality Intel is committed to producing the highest quality processors available. That’s why we have hundreds of people dedicated to continuously improve our design, manufacturing, and testing technology.

  • Page 132

    Limited Warranties and Return Policy...

  • Page 133: Index

    50 how to, 49 crashes, 66 damaged computer testing, 68 Dell contacting, 102 support site, 17 Dell Diagnostics, 59 device status lights description, 21 diagnostics Dell, 59 Drivers and Utilities CD, 15 display description, 19 system view, 19...

  • Page 134

    49 e-mail fixing problems, 31 floppy drive fixing problems, 64 hard drive description, 28 replacing, 78 returning to Dell, 80 system view, 28 hardware Dell Diagnostics, 59 Hardware Troubleshooter, 71 Help and Support Center, 17 help file, 16 installing parts...

  • Page 135

    22 system view, 22 printer cable, 33 connecting, 33 setting up, 33 USB, 33 problems Dell Diagnostics, 59 programs crashes, 66 not responding, 66 reinstalling drivers, 69 Drivers and Utilities CD, 15 Windows XP , 73 safety instructions, 9...

  • Page 136

    video connector description, 27 system view, 27 warranty, 121 wet computer, 67 Windows XP Device Driver Rollback, 69 Hardware Troubleshooter, 71 Help and Support Center, 17 printer, 34 reinstalling, 73 System Restore, 71 wireless network changing security settings, 55 connecting to, 53 type, 52 Index...

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