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Dell Inspiron M770H 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 , YOURS IS HERE, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Hardware Troubleshooter ....32 Dell Diagnostics ..... . 32 Restoring Your Operating System .

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    Before You Call......40 Contacting Dell......41 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Mobile Device

    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.

  • Page 8: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector. CAUTION: 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 equipment damage.

  • Page 9: Connecting The Network Cable

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Ultra Mobile Device Connecting the Network Cable (optional) To use a wired network connection, plug in the network cable.

  • Page 10: Turning On Your Inspiron Ultra

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Ultra Mobile Device Turning on Your Inspiron Ultra Mobile Device...

  • Page 11: Using The Wireless Key

    Using the Wireless Key To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, press the wireless key combination (<Fn><2>) on the keyboard. A confirmation of your selection appears on the screen. This key combination allows you to quickly turn all of your wireless radios (Bluetooth off, such as when you are asked to disable all wireless radios on an airplane flight.

  • Page 12: Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp Setup

    Internet service provider (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 Setting Up a Wired Internet Connection in Windows XP...

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    Setting Up a Wireless Connection in Windows XP Internet service cable or DSL modem wireless router portable computer with wireless network card See the documentation for your computer or router for more information about how to set up and use your wireless network. Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect your computer to your wireless router.

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    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 Start→ lnternet Explorer→ Connect to the Internet.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Ultra Mobile Device...

  • Page 16: Mobile Device

    Using Your Inspiron Ultra Mobile Device Your Inspiron 910 has indicators, buttons, and features that provide information at-a-glance and time-saving shortcuts for common tasks. 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. USB 2.0 connector – Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player.

  • Page 18: Left Side Features

    Using Your Inspiron Ultra Mobile Device 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 on the computer and charge the battery when the computer is not in use.

  • Page 20: Computer Base And Keyboard

    Using Your Inspiron Ultra Mobile Device Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    Power indicator light – Turns on when the system is powered on. The light operates as follows: On AC Adapter: • Solid white – The computer is on, off, or in hibernate mode, and the battery is charging. • Flashing white – The computer is in standby mode.

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    For more information on the keyboard, see Dell Technology Guide . Wireless and volume control keys are also located on the keyboard. Press <Fn><2> to turn on/off your wireless devices Press <Fn><3> to view details of your battery status, health, and to get battery tips Press <Fn><4>...

  • Page 23: Display Features

    3 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 24: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: Before removing the battery, shut down the computer, and remove external cables (including the AC adapter).

  • Page 25: Software Features

    Software Features NOTE: For more information about the features described in this section, see the Dell Technology Guide on your computer or on the Dell Support website at Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets depending on the applications installed in your computer.

  • Page 26: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 30 or “Contacting Dell” on page 41. CAUTION: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at for advanced...

  • Page 27: Power Problems

    — The display may not be responding. Press the power button until the computer turns off and then turn it back on. If the problem persists, see the Dell Technology Guide on your computer or on the Dell Support website at

  • Page 28: Memory Problems

    (See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at • Reseat the memory modules (See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the memory.

  • Page 29: Lockups And Software 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 • Check if the memory module is compatible with your computer. Your computer supports DDR2 memory.

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    If the computer stops responding — NOTICE: You might lose data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown. Turn the computer off. If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press the power button until the computer turns off and then restart your computer.

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    – Ensure that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the software. See the software documentation for information. – Ensure that the program is installed and configured properly. – Verify that the device drivers do not conflict with the program. –...

  • Page 32: 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 33: 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 41 for assistance. CMOS checksum error — Possible motherboard failure or RTC battery low. Replace the battery.

  • Page 34: 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.

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    NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities disc is optional and may not ship with your computer. See the Dell Technology Guide to review your computer’s configuration information, and ensure that the device that you want to test displays in the system setup program and is active.

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    Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc NOTE: Your computer may or may not have an external optical drive. Use an external optical drive or any external storage device for the procedures that involve discs. Insert the Drivers and Utilities disc.

  • Page 37: Restoring Your Operating System

    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, or whether you...

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    Operating System disc. Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears. Restart the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <0> immediately. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft desktop;...

  • Page 39: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 38 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 40 and then “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 40: Technical Support And Customer

    To contact Dell’s support service, see “Before You Call” on page 40 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 41: Autotech Service

    “Contacting Dell” on page 41. 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 42: 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 43: 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

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    NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates can be found on the Dell at the Dell Technology Guide installed on your computer or on the Dell Support website at ® the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at

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    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 46: Basic Specifications

    Basic Specifications System Model - Dell Inspiron 910 This section provides basic 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→...

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    Computer Information System Chipset Intel 945GSE Data bus width 64 bits DRAM bus width single channel 64-bit buses Processor address 32 bits bus width Flash EPROM 1 MB PCI Bus 32 bits Internal Storage Type SSD (Solid-state drive) MLC Capacity 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB Communications Modem type...

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    Audio Audio type 2 channel High Definition Audio Audio controller Realtek ALC268 Stereo 24-bit (analog-to-digital conversion and digital-to-analog) Internal Intel High Definition Audio Interface External integrated analog Interface microphone, microphone- in connector, stereo headphones/speakers connector Speaker two 4-ohm speakers Internal speaker 0.5 watt per channel into amplifier 4 ohm...

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    ±40° (LED) min. Vertical +15°/–30° (LED) min. Pixel pitch 0.1905x0.189 mm Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see Dell Technology Guide for more information.) Keyboard Number of keys 61 (U.S. and Canada); 66 (Europe); 68 (Japan); 62 (Korea)

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    Camera (optional) Pixel 0.3 megapixel 1.3 megapixel Video resolution 320x240 ~1280x1024 (640x480 at 30fps) Diagonal viewing 66° angle Touch pad X/Y position 240 cpi resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Width 62 mm (2.44 in) sensor- active area Height 32.5 mm (1.28 in) rectangle Battery Type...

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    Battery Operating time Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions and can be significantly reduced under certain power- intensive conditions. See Dell Technology Guide for more information. Life span 300 discharge/charge (approximate) cycles Temperature range: Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage 40°...

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    AC Adapter Height 57.0 mm (2.24 in) Width 40.0 mm (1.57 in) Depth 80.0 mm (3.15in) Weight (with cables) 0.18 kg (0.40 lb) 30 W (PI) Height 70.0 mm (2.76 in) Width 36.0 mm (1.42 in) Depth 78.0 mm (3.07in) Weight (with cables) 0.156 kg (0.34 lb) Physical...

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    Computer Environment Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): Operating 0.66 GRMS Storage 1.3 GRMS Maximum shock (measured with solid-state drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half- sine pulse): Operating 110 G Storage 163 G Computer Environment Altitude (maximum) : Operating 15.2 to 3048 m...

  • Page 54: Index

    AutoTech 39 calling Dell 40 chipset 45 computer, setting up 5 connect(ing) to the Internet 10 Contacting Dell online 41 customer service 38 damage, avoiding 5 Dell Support Center 30 Dell support website 43 Dell Technology Guide for further information 42...

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    hardware problems diagnosing 32 Hardware Troubleshooter 32 help getting assistance and support 37 Internet connection 10 Internet Service Provider 10 memory problems solving 26 memory support 44 Microsoft Windows ® ® Program Compatibility Wizard 28 reinstalling 36 setup 10 network connection fixing 24 order status 39 power problems, solving 25...

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    reinstalling Windows 35 resources, finding more 42 setup, before you begin 5 software features 23 software problems 27 solving problems 24 specifications 44 support e-mail addresses 38 support sites worldwide 38 System Messages 31 system reinstall options 35 technical support 38 ventilation, ensuring 5 Windows, reinstalling 35 wired network...

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