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Dell Inspiron MV909 Setup Manual

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Model P06S series Type P06S001...

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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

    Software Features ..... 30 Dell Dock ......32 Solving Problems .

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    Before You Call......59 Contacting Dell......61 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop, Before Setting Up Your Computer

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

  • Page 8: Connect The Ac Adapter

    NOTE: Connect the power cord to the adapter firmly and ensure that the light on the adapter is on when you turn on power. NOTE: Use only Dell AC adapter family PA-2E and PA-12 with your computer.

  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the Network Cable (Optional) To use a wired network connection, connect one end of the network cable to the computer, and plug the other end into the wall socket.

  • Page 10: Press The Power Button

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Press the Power Button...

  • Page 11: Set Up Microsoft Windows

    NOTE: For optimal performance of your computer, it is recommended that you download and install the latest BIOS and drivers for your computer available at Windows operating system. To set up ®...

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    Install the Subscriber Identity Module (Optional) NOTE: Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet. Installing a SIM on your computer allows you to connect to the Internet. To access the Internet, you must be within the network of your cellular service provider.

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    battery bay SIM slot...

  • Page 14: Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)

    Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional) Press the key or press the <Fn><F2> keys on the keyboard to enable or disable wireless. The wireless on or off icons appear on the screen to indicate the status. NOTE: The wireless feature is available on your computer only if you purchased a WLAN or a Bluetooth card.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop...

  • Page 16: Connect To The Internet (optional)

    USB modem or network connection and an Internet Service Provider (ISP). 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 •...

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    Setting Up Your Internet Connection ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in your country. If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, your ISP may have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status.

  • Page 18: Using Your Inspiron Laptop, Right View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron laptop. Right View Features...

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    3 Optical drive – Plays or records CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray Discs (optional). Ensure that the side with print or writing is facing up when placing a disc in the tray. For more information on using the optical drive, see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or at

  • Page 20: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features...

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    AC adapter connector – Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery. Network connector – Connects to a network or a broadband device if you are using a wired network. HDMI connector – Connects to a TV for both 5.1 audio and video signals. NOTE: When used with a monitor, only the video signal is read.

  • Page 22: Front View Feature

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Front View Feature...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop SD/MMC - MS/Pro 7-in-1 Memory Card Reader – Provides a fast, convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on a memory card (see “Basic Specifications” on page 64 for a list of supported cards).

  • Page 24: Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    1 Power/Battery indicator light – The light indicates the following states when powered using an AC adapter or a battery. Indicator light status AC Adapter Solid white Blinking white Battery Solid white Blinking white Solid amber NOTE: The battery is charging when the computer is powered using an AC adapter. Power button –...

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    5 Touch pad – Provides the functionality of a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move selected items, and right-click or left-click by tapping the surface. NOTE: To change the touch pad settings, double-click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of the desktop.

  • Page 27: Multimedia Control Keys

    Multimedia Control Keys You can configure the multimedia control keys on the keyboard using the Function Key Behavior in the System Setup (BIOS) utility. The options in the Function Key Behavior setting are: Multimedia Key First – This is the default setting. Pressing any multimedia control key performs the associated multimedia action.

  • Page 28: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features The display panel holds a camera and accompanying digital microphone.

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    3 Camera activity indicator – Indicates if the camera is on or off. 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 on your hard drive or at

  • Page 30: Dell Extended Battery Life, Removing And Replacing The Battery

    Dell Extended Battery Life The Dell Extended Battery Life feature provides options to maximize your battery’s charge. This feature is enabled by default and is activated when you disconnect the AC power. Press <F3> to enable or disable the feature.

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    battery battery bay battery release latches (2)

  • Page 32: 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 at Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets.

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    You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. The Microsoft Windows ® system installed on your Dell computer provides two default options: • Power saver — Saves power on your...

  • Page 34: Dell Dock

    Dell Dock The Dell Dock is a group of icons that provide easy access to frequently-used applications, files, and folders. You can personalize the Dock by: • Adding or removing icons • Grouping related icons into categories • Changing the color and location of the Dock •...

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    Add a Category Right-click the Dock and click Add→ Category. The Add/Edit Category window appears. Enter a title for the category in the Select an icon for the category from the Select an image: box. Click Save. Add an Icon Drag and drop the icon to the Dock or a category.

  • Page 36: Solving Problems, Beep Codes

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 40 or “Contacting Dell” on page 61. Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if there are errors or problems.

  • Page 37: Network Problems, Power Problems

    Network Problems Wireless connection is lost — • Check your wireless router to ensure it is powered on and connected to your cable modem or network hub. • Interference may be blocking or interrupting your wireless connection. Try moving the computer closer to your wireless router.

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    Power light is solid white but computer is not responding — • Display may not be responding. Press the power button until the computer turns off and then turn it back on. Power light is blinking white — standby mode •...

  • Page 39: Memory Problems

    Your computer supports DDR3 memory. For more information about the type of memory supported by your computer, see “Basic Specifications” on page 64. • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 43). Service • Reseat the memory modules (see the Service Manual at

  • Page 40: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems Computer does not start up — • Check that the AC adapter cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet. A program stops responding — End the program: Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. Click Applications.

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    A program is designed for an earlier Microsoft operating system — Windows ® Run the Program Compatibility wizard. The Program Compatibility wizard configures a program so that it runs in an environment similar to an earlier version of Microsoft Windows operating system environments.

  • Page 42: Using Support Tools, Dell Support Center

    To launch the application, click the taskbar. The Dell Support Center home page displays your computer’s model number, service tag, express service code, and service contact information. The home page also provides links to access:...

  • Page 43: System Messages

    Dell Technical Support — The computer failed to complete the boot routine three consecutive times for the same error. Contact Dell for assistance (see “Contacting Dell” on page 61). CMOS checksum error — Possible motherboard failure or Real Time Clock (RTC) battery low.

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    • Enter system setup and ensure that the boot sequence information is correct (see the Dell Technology Guide at No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure. Contact Dell for assistance (see “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 45: Hardware Troubleshooter, Dell Diagnostics

    Manual to review your computer’s configuration information, and ensure that the device that you want to test appears in the system setup program and is active. Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities disc.

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    Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive. NOTE: If your computer cannot display a screen image, contact Dell for assistance (see “Contacting Dell” on page 61).

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    Press any key to go to the Option window. If PSA is not invoked: Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. Select the test you want to run. If a problem is encountered during a test, a message appears with an error code and a description of the problem.

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    <Enter>. 1 to start the CD menu and press Type <Enter> to proceed. Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for Windows ®...

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    The Service Tag helps you identify your computer when you contact Dell. When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Choose An Option window. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, click Exit. Drivers and Utilities disc. Remove the...

  • Page 50: Restoring Your Operating System, System Restore

    Use System Restore as the first solution for restoring your operating system and preserving data files. • Dell Factory Image Restore returns your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. This procedure permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs installed after you received the computer.

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    CAUTION: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. Starting System Restore Click In the search box, type System Restore and press <Enter>. NOTE: The User Account Control window may appear. If you are an administrator on the computer, click Continue;...

  • Page 52: Dell Factory Image Restore

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

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    Click Dell Factory Image Restore. The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears. NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears. NOTE: If you do not want to proceed with Factory Image Restore, click Cancel.

  • Page 54: Operating System Reinstallation

    NOTE: The 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...

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    Insert the Operating System disc. 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 Windows desktop;...

  • Page 56: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 56 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 59.

  • Page 57: Service, Dellconnect

    DellConnect ™ DellConnect is a simple online access tool that allows a Dell service and support associate to access your computer through a broadband connection, diagnose your problem and repair it all under your supervision. For more information, go to

  • Page 58: Online Services

    Online Services You can learn about Dell products and services on the following websites: • • (Asian/Pacific countries only) • (Japan only) • (Europe only) • (Latin American and Caribbean countries) • (Canada only)

  • Page 59: Automated Order-status Service, Product Information

    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 60: Warranty Or For Credit

    Remove any and all confidential, proprietary and personal information, as well as removable media, such as CDs and PC Cards. Dell is not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media that may be included with your return.

  • Page 61: 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,...

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    See your operating system documentation to determine the contents of the computer’s start-up files. If the computer is connected to a printer, print each file. Otherwise, record the contents of each file before calling Dell. • Error message, beep code, or diagnostic code: •...

  • Page 63: 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 64: Resources

    Operating System disc the Drivers and Utilities disc NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates can be found at the Dell Technology Guide installed on your hard drive or at the Service Manual at manuals NOTE: In some countries, opening and replacing parts of your computer may void your warranty.

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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 66: Basic Specifications

    Basic Specifications System Model Dell Inspiron 1370 This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. For more detailed specifications, see the Comprehensive Specifications at NOTE: Offerings may vary by region.

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    Memory Stick Memory Stick Pro Memory Memory module two user-accessible connector SODIMM connectors Memory module 2 GB, 3 GB, capacities 4 GB, 6 GB Memory type DDR3 1067 MHz NOTE: For instructions on upgrading memory, see the Service Manual at

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    Connectors Audio one stereo headphone/ speaker connector Mini-Card one Type IIIA full Mini- Card slot, one half-size Mini-Card slot HDMI connector 19-pin Network adapter RJ45 connector three 4-pin USB 2.0- compliant connectors Video 15-hole connector Communications Modem External V.92 56K USB (optional) Modem Network adapter...

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    Battery 4-cell lithium ion Depth 32.2 mm (1.26 inches) Height 20.87 mm (0.82 inches) Width 270.4 mm (10.64 inches) Weight 0.23 kg (0.5 lb) Charge time 1 hour to 80% capacity and (approximate) 2 hours to 100% capacity (when the computer is turned off) Life span 300 charge/discharge...

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    AC Adapter Input voltage 100–240 VAC Input current 1.5 A Input frequency 50–60 Hz Output power 65 W Output current 3.34 A (continuous) 19.5 ± 1 VDC Rated output voltage Operating 0° to 40°C temperature (32° to 104°F) Storage temperature –40°...

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    0.66 GRMS Non-Operating 1.30 GRMS Computer Environment Maximum shock (for operating — measured with Dell Diagnostics running on the hard drive and a 2-ms half-sine pulse; for non-operating — measured with hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse):...

  • Page 72: Appendix, Macrovision Product Notice

    Appendix Macrovision Product Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.

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    The following information is provided in the device(s) described in this document in accordance with the requirements of the Official Mexican Standard (NOM): Importer: Dell México S.A. de C.V. Paseo de la Reforma 2620 – Flat 11° Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F.

  • Page 74: Index

    Index airflow, allowing 5 backups creating 31 calling Dell for assistance 59 CDs, playing and creating 30 computer capabilities 30 computer, setting up 5 connect(ing) to the Internet 14 conserving energy 31 Contacting Dell online 61 Customer Service 55 customizing...

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    email addresses for technical support 56 energy conserving 31 finding more information 62 FTP login, anonymous 56 hardware problems diagnosing 43 Hardware Troubleshooter 43 help getting assistance and support 54 Internet connection 14 Internet Service Provider 14 network connection fixing 35 power problems solving 35 power strips...

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    reinstalling Windows 53 resources restoring factory image 50 Roll Back Driver 52 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 58 SIM 10 software features 30 software problems 38 solving problems 34 specifications 64 support e-mail addresses 56 support sites worldwide 56 system message 41...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. |

This manual also for:

Inspiron p06s, Inspiron p06s001, Inspiron 1370

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