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    SETUP GUIDE Model PP40L...

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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, YOURS IS HERE, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel , Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks and Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Hardware Troubleshooter ....41 Dell Diagnostics ..... . 41...

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    Before You Call......54 Contacting Dell......55 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Studio Laptop

    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.

  • Page 8: Connect The Ac Adapter

    Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into an electrical outlet or surge protector. NOTE: Use only Dell AC adapter family PA-2E or PA-12 with your computer. WARNING: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries.

  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop Connect the Network Cable Press the Power Button (Optional) To use a wired network connection, connect the network cable.

  • Page 10: Microsoft ® Windows Vista ® Setup

    Microsoft Windows Vista ® 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. The screens...

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    1 Battery bay 2 SIM card 3 SIM card slot To insert the SIM: Turn off your computer. Remove the battery, see “Removing and Replacing the Battery” on page 27. In the battery bay, slide the SIM into the SIM card slot.

  • Page 12: Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)

    Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional) To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on: Press <Fn><F2> or press the keyboard. The Wireless icon appears at the bottom right of the screen Select one of the following: – Enable Bluetooth – Enable Wireless LAN –...

  • Page 13: Connect To The Internet (optional)

    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 Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection,...

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    Setting Up Your Internet Connection To set up an Internet connection with a provided ISP desktop shortcut: Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Double-click the ISP icon on the Microsoft Windows desktop. ® Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.

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    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop...

  • Page 16: Using Your Studio Laptop

    Using Your Studio Laptop Your Studio 14z laptop has indicators and buttons that provide information and enable you to perform common tasks. The connectors on your computer provide the option of attaching additional devices. Right Side Features...

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    ExpressCard slot/8-in-1 Media Card Reader adapter – Provides support for additional memory, wired and wireless communications, multimedia, and security features. Supports 34 mm ExpressCards. If you have ordered an 8-in-1 media card adapter, it is installed in the slot. If not, the computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot.

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    Audio out/Headphone connectors (2) – Connects one or two pairs of headphones, or sends audio to a powered speaker or sound system. The audio signal is the same for both connectors. Audio in/Microphone connector – Connects to a microphone or inputs signal for use with audio programs.

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    AC adapter connector – Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery. Battery status light – Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate the battery charge status. The light indicates the following states when the computer is powered by the battery: •...

  • Page 20: Left Side Features

    Using Your Studio Laptop 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. Network connector – Connects your computer to a network or a broadband device if you are using a wired network.

  • Page 22: Computer Base And Keyboard

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

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    It supports scroll, zoom, and rotate features. To change the settings, double- click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of your desktop.

  • Page 24: Touch Pad Gestures

    Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Traditional Scroll – Allows you to scroll up and down, or right and left. To scroll up and down: Move a finger up or down in the vertical scroll zone (extreme right of the touch pad) to scroll up or down on the active window.

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    Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. The zoom feature includes: One finger zoom – Allows you to zoom in or out. To zoom in: Move a finger up in the zoom zone (extreme left of the touch pad) to zoom in.

  • Page 26: Media Controls

    Media Controls The media control keys are located on the keyboard control media playback. To use the media controls, press the required key. You can configure the media control keys using the Function Key Behavior in the System Setup utility. The options in the Function Key Behavior setting are: Multimedia Key First - This is the default setting.

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    Mute the sound Turn down the volume Turn up the volume Play the previous track or chapter by pressing the key once Fast rewind by pressing and holding the key Play or pause Play the next track or chapter by pressing the key once Fast forward by pressing and holding the key...

  • Page 28: Display Features

    5 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 29: Removing And Replacing The Battery

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

  • Page 30: 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 FastAccess facial recognition Your computer may have the FastAccess facial recognition feature.

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    You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. Microsoft Windows Vista ® with your Dell computer provides three default options: — This power option • Dell Recommended offer full performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity.

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    Backing Up Your Data It is recommended that you periodically back up files and folders on your computer. To back up files: → Control Panel→ System Click Start and Maintenance→ Welcome Center→ Transfer files and settings. Click Back up files or Back up computer. Click Continue on the User Account Control window and follow the instructions in the...

  • Page 33: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 38 or “Contacting Dell” on page 55. WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at for advanced...

  • Page 34: Network Problems

    • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 55). Three beeps — Possible motherboard failure Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 55). Four beeps — RAM Read/Write failure • Ensure that no special memory module/...

  • Page 35: Power Problems

    Wired Connections If the network connection is lost — The cable is loose or damaged. • Check the cable to ensure it is plugged in and not damaged. The link integrity light on the integrated network connector lets you verify that your connection is working and provides information on the status: •...

  • Page 36: 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 Service Manual on the Dell Support website at to ensure that your...

  • Page 37: Lockups And Software Problems

    Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 41). • 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. Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up —...

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    NOTE: Your computer does not have an internal optical drive. Use an external optical drive or any external storage device for the procedures that involve discs. If the computer stops responding or a solid blue screen appears — WARNING: You might lose data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown.

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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 40: 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 system’s model number along with its service tag and express service code. For more information about the Dell Support...

  • Page 41: System Messages

    “Contacting Dell” on page 55 for assistance). CPU fan failure — CPU fan has failed. Replace the CPU fan (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at Hard-disk drive failure — Possible hard disk drive failure during POST (see “Contacting Dell”...

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    Dell recommends that you back up your data regularly. A parameter out of range may or may not indicate a potential hard drive problem — S.M.A.R.T error, possible hard disk drive failure (see “Contacting Dell” on page 55 for assistance).

  • Page 43: Hardware Troubleshooter

    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 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, see “Contacting Dell” on page 55. Ensure that the computer is connected to an electrical outlet that is known to be working properly.

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

  • Page 46: Restoring Your Operating System

    This procedure permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs installed after you received the computer. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.

  • Page 47: Dell Factory Image Restore

    System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell computer to the Windows Classic view. Starting System Restore Click...

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    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.

  • Page 49: Operating System Reinstallation

    For conventional hard drive configurations, the primary hard drive is the first drive detected by the computer. To reinstall Windows, you need the following: • Dell Operating System disc Drivers and Utilities disc • Dell...

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    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...

  • Page 51: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 51 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 54.

  • Page 52: Technical Support And Customer

    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 and click DellConnect.

  • Page 53: 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 54: Automated Order-status Service

    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 55: Returning Items For Repair Under Warranty Or For Credit

    Warranty or for Credit Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows: Call Dell to obtain a Return Material Authorization Number, and write it clearly and prominently on the outside of the box. For the telephone number to call for your region, see “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 56: 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 57: 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 58: Resources

    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.

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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 60: Specifications

    Specifications System Model Studio 14z This section provides 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 → Help and Support and select Start the option to view information about your computer.

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    Memory Connectors one user-accessible SODIMM connector Capacities 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB Type 1067 MHz SODIMM DDR3 Minimum 1 GB (single channel) Maximum 5 GB (dual channel) NOTE: Memory specification of greater than 4 GB is not well supported by 32-bit operating systems.

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    Communications Modem (optional) External V.92 56K USB modem Modem controller Hardware modem Modem interface Universal Serial Bus (USB) Network adapter 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless WPAN with Bluetooth wireless technology, internal WWAN, WLAN with WiFi bgn Video Video type integrated on system board Video controller...

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    Connectors Audio one microphone connector, two stereo headphone/ speaker connectors IEEE 1394a 4-pin serial connector Mini-Card one full Mini-Card and one half Mini-Card slots Network RJ45 port adapter eSATA one seven-pin/four- pin eSATA/USB combo connector two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors HDMI 19-pin connector DisplayPort...

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    0.2265 mm TrueLife HD+ with 0.1935 mm TrueLife Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see the Dell Technology Guide for more information) Keyboard (backlit) Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); 87 (Europe); 90 (Japan); 87 (Brazil) Layout...

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    4 hours (when the computer (approximate): is turned off) Operating time Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions and can be significantly reduced under certain power-intensive conditions. See the Dell Technology Guide for more information. Life span 300 discharge/charge (approximate) cycles...

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    Battery Temperature range: Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage 40° to 65°C ( – Coin-cell CR-2032 battery AC Adapter Input voltage 100–240 VAC 115–230 VAC (Auto-Air Adapter) Input current 1.5 A (maximum) 2.5 A (Auto-Air Adapter) Input frequency 50–60 Hz Output power 65 W...

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    Physical Height 20.0 mm to 30.9 mm (0.787 inches to 1.21 inches) Width 336.0 mm (13.22 inches) Depth 229.0 mm (9.01 inches) Weight (with 6-cell battery): Configurable to 2.13 kg (4.7 lb) less than Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (noncondensing) Storage 5% to 95%...

  • Page 68: Appendix

    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...

  • Page 69: Index

    29 your energy settings 29 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 30 DellConnect 50 Dell Diagnostics 41 Dell Factory Image Restore 44 Dell Support Center 38 Dell support website 57 Dell Technology Guide for further information 56 Diagnostic Checklist 54...

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    DisplayPort connector 19 drivers and downloads 57 DVDs, playing and creating 29 email addresses for technical support 51 energy conserving 29 expansion bus 60 finding more information 56 FTP login, anonymous 51 hardware problems diagnosing 41 Hardware Troubleshooter 41 help getting assistance and support 49 horizontal and vertical stand options 6 installing the stand 6...

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    network speed testing 32 power problems, solving 33 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 31 processor 58 products information and purchasing 52 reinstalling Windows 44 resources, finding more 56 restoring factory image 45 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 53 SIM 8 software features 28...

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    ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 53 Windows, reinstalling 44 Windows Vista ® Program Compatibility Wizard 36 reinstalling 48 wireless network connection 32...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. | 0C547MA00...

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