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Dell Inspiron 1410 Setup Manual

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  • Page 3 INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Model PP38L...
  • Page 4 Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, Inspiron , YOURS IS HERE, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.;...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Hardware Troubleshooter ....25 Dell Diagnostics ..... . 26 Restoring Your Operating System .
  • Page 6 Before You Call......33 Contacting Dell......34 Finding More Information and Resources .
  • Page 7: About Your Computer

    About Your Computer This section provides information about setting up your Inspiron 1410 laptop and connecting peripherals. Before Setting Up Your Computer When positioning your computer, ensure that you allow easy access to a power source, adequate ventilation, and a level surface to place your computer.
  • Page 8: Connect The Network Cable (Optional)

    Windows Vista Setup ® If you selected Windows Vista operating system while ordering, your Dell computer is preconfigured with Windows Vista. To set up Windows Vista for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are mandatory and may take up to 15 minutes to complete.
  • Page 9 (ISP). 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 NOTE: If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service outage.
  • Page 10 NOTE: Have your ISP information ready. If you do not have an ISP, the Connect to the Internet wizard can help you get one. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click → Control Panel. Start Under Network and Internet, click Connect to the Internet.
  • Page 11: Using Your Inspiron Laptop

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Your Inspiron 1410 has several indicators, buttons, and features that provide information at-a-glance and time-saving shortcuts for common tasks. Device Status Lights The lights located on the palm rest towards the front of the computer indicate the following: Power light –...
  • Page 12: Keyboard Status Lights

    Keyboard Status Lights The lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: Num Lock light – Turns on when the numeric keypad (Num Lock key) is enabled. Caps Lock light – Turns on when the uppercase letter (Caps Lock key) is enabled.
  • Page 13: Right Side Features

    Right Side Features 1 Optical drive – Plays or burns CDs and DVDs. Ensure that the side with print or writing is facing upward when inserting discs. 2 Optical drive light – Blinks when you press the optical drive eject button or when you insert a disc and it is being read.
  • Page 14: Left Side Features

    CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your Dell™ 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.
  • Page 15 Network connector – Connects the computer to a network. The two lights next to the connector indicate status and activity for wired network connections. For information on using the network adapter, see the device user’s guide supplied with your computer. USB 2.0 connectors (2) –...
  • Page 16: Computer Base And Display Features

    1 Display – Your display can vary based on your selection you made while purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide. 2 Keyboard – The settings for this keyboard can be personalized by using the system setting utility.
  • Page 17: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The battery is designed to work with your Dell™ computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.
  • Page 18: 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 NOTE: The instructions in this section are applicable for Windows only.
  • Page 19 Microsoft Windows Vista provides three ® ® default options: • Balanced — This power option offers full performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity. • Power saver — This power option saves power on your computer by reducing system performance to maximize the life of the computer and by reducing the amount of energy consumed by your computer over its...
  • Page 20: Solving Problems

    If you can not solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 23 or see “Contacting Dell” on page 34. Network Problems Wireless Connections If the wireless network connection is lost —...
  • Page 21: Power Problems

    Power Problems If the power light is off — The computer is either turned off or is not receiving power. • Reseat the power cable into both the power connector on the computer and the electrical outlet. • 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 22: Memory Problems

    • See the software documentation for minimum memory requirements. If necessary, install additional memory (See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at • Reseat the memory modules (See the Manual on the Dell Support website at support.
  • Page 23 Click the program that is no longer responding Click End Task. If a program crashes repeatedly — Check the software documentation. If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program. NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on the media (CD or DVD).
  • Page 24 If you have other software problems — • Back up your files immediately. • Use a virus-scanning program to check the hard drive or CDs. • Save and close any open files or programs and shut down your computer through the menu.
  • Page 25: Dell Support Center

    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 26: System Messages

    Dell Technical Support — The computer failed to complete the boot routine three consecutive times for the same error see “Contacting Dell” on page 34 for assistance. CMOS checksum error — Possible motherboard failure or RTC battery low. Replace the battery.
  • Page 27: Hardware Troubleshooter

    No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at USB over current error — Disconnect the USB device. Your USB device needs more power for it to function properly.
  • Page 28: Dell Diagnostics

    Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities media. Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
  • Page 29 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 Media NOTE: Your computer may or may not have an optical drive. Use an external optical drive or any external storage device for the procedures that involves media.
  • Page 30: Restoring Your Operating System

    NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities media contains drivers that were installed during the assembly of the computer. Use the Dell Drivers and Utilities media to load any required drivers. Depending on the region from which you ordered your computer, or...
  • Page 31 Insert the Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears. Restart the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft desktop;...
  • Page 32: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 31 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 33 and then “Contacting Dell”...
  • Page 33: Technical Support And Customer

    To contact Dell’s support service, see “Before You Call” on page 33 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 34: Autotech Service

    “Contacting Dell” on page 34. 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. A recording prompts you for the information needed to locate and report on your order.
  • Page 35: 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 36: 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 37 Getting Help...
  • Page 38: 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.
  • Page 39 Regulatory information, Ergonomics information, and 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 40: Basic Specifications

    For more detailed specifications, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start→...
  • Page 41 DDR2 SODIMM Minimum memory 512 MB Maximum memory 4 GB NOTE: For instructions on upgrading your memory, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at Computer Information System Chipset Intel GM965 Express/ ICH8M PCI Bus internal Data bus width...
  • Page 42 Communications Modem type v.92 Data/Fax MDC Modem Modem controller softmodem Interface HDA Bus Network adapter 10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless internal WLAN and Bluetooth support (if optional cards are purchased) 3-in-1 Media Card Reader 3-in-1 media memory card controller 3-in-1 media memory card connector Cards supported...
  • Page 43 Audio Audio type two-channel high definition audio (Azalia) Audio controller Conexant CX20561-12Z Stereo conversion 24-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog) Internal Interface high-definition audio (Azalia) codec External Interface microphone-in connector, stereo headphones/speakers connector Speaker one 4-ohm speaker Internal speaker 2-W channel into 4 ohms amplifier Volume controls program menus...
  • Page 44 Display Type (active-matrix WXGA TFT) Active area (X/Y) 303.36x 189.6 mm Dimensions: Height 206 mm (8.11 inches) Width 320 mm (12.6 inches) Diagonal 358.14 mm (14.1 inches) Operating angle 0° (closed) to 165° Viewing Angles: WXGA Horizontal 40/40° WXGA Vertical 15/30°...
  • Page 45 Keyboard Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); 87 (Europe); 90 (Japan) Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/ Kanji Battery Type 6-cell “smart” lithium ion 4-cell “smart” lithium ion Depth 53.4 mm (2.1 inches) Height 20 mm (0.78 inch) Width 206.2 mm (8.12 inches) Weight 0.31 kg (0.68 lb) (6-cell) 0.23 kg (0.50 lb) (4-cell)
  • Page 46 Physical Height 31.1 to 35.6 mm (1.2 to 1.4 inches) Width 340 mm (13.39 inches) Depth 250 mm (9.85 inches) Weight (with 4-cell 2.17 kg (4.78 lb) battery) Weight (with 6-cell 2.26 kg (4.98 lb) battery) Computer Environment Temperature range: Operating 0°...
  • Page 47: Index

    16 customer service 31 customizing your energy settings 16 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 17 Dell Support Center 23 Dell support website 37 Dell Technology Guide for further information 36 Diagnostic Checklist 33 drivers and downloads 37...
  • Page 48 energy conserving 16 expansion bus 40 finding more information 36 FTP login, anonymous 32 hardware problems diagnosing 25 Hardware Troubleshooter 25 help getting assistance and support 30 Internet connection 6 Internet Service Provider 7 memory problems solving 20 memory support 39 network connection fixing 18 order status 32...
  • Page 49 reinstalling Windows 28 resources, finding more 36 setup, before you begin 5 software features 16 software problems 20 solving problems 18 specifications 38 support e-mail addresses 31 support sites worldwide 31 System Messages 24 system reinstall options 28 technical support 31 ventilation, ensuring 5 Windows, reinstalling 28 Windows Vista...
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