Setting Up Your Inspiron
This section provides information about setting
up your Inspiron laptop.
Before Setting Up Your
When positioning your computer, ensure that
you allow easy access to a power source,
adequate ventilation, and a level surface to
place your computer.
Restricting airflow around your Inspiron
laptop may cause it to overheat. To prevent
overheating ensure that you leave at least
10.2 cm (4 inches) at the back of the computer
and a minimum of 5.1 cm (2 inches) on all other
sides. You should never place your computer in
an enclosed space, such as a cabinet or drawer
when it is powered on.
WARNING: 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
powered on. Restricting the airflow can
damage the computer or cause a fire.
The computer turns on the fan when the
computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal
and does not indicate a problem with the
fan or the computer.
CAUTION: Placing or stacking heavy or
sharp objects on the computer may result
in permanent damage to the computer.