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    SETUP GUIDE Model P02E series Type P02E001...

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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 U.S.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connect to the Internet (Optional) ..14 Using Your Studio Laptop ....18 Right Side Features ....18 Left Side Features .

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    Before You Call......71 Contacting Dell......73 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 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-3E, PA-10, and PA-12 with your computer.

  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

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

  • Page 10: Press The Power Button

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

  • Page 11: Set Up Microsoft Windows

    NOTE: It is recommended that you download and install the latest BIOS and drivers for your computer available on the Dell Support website at Windows operating system. To set up ®...

  • Page 12: Install The Sim (optional)

    Install the SIM (Optional) Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card 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. NOTE: Only GSM (HSDPA) type cards need a SIM. EVDO cards do not use a SIM. To install the SIM: Turn off your computer.

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    SIM card SIM card slot battery bay...

  • Page 14: Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)

    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop 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.

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    Setting Up Your Studio Laptop...

  • Page 16: Connect To The Internet (optional)

    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 a Wireless Connection NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see the documentation that shipped with your router. Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect to your wireless router. To setup your connection to a wireless router: ®...

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    Windows Vista NOTE: The following instructions are applicable to the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.

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    ® Windows Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. → Control Panel→ Network Click Start and Sharing Center→ Set up a new connection or network→ Connect to the Internet. The Connect to the Internet window appears. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, click Help me choose or contact your ISP.

  • Page 20: Using Your Studio Laptop

    Using Your Studio Laptop Your Studio 1745/1747 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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    IEEE 1394a connector – Connects to high-speed serial multimedia devices, such as digital video cameras. 2 8-in-1 Media Card Reader – Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory cards: •...

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    4 Optical drive – Plays or records CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs (optional). Ensure that the side with print or writing is facing upward when inserting discs. CAUTION: Do not use non-standard-size or shape discs (including mini-CDs and mini-DVDs) or you will damage the drive. Place the disc in the center of the disc slot, with the label facing upwards and gently push the disc into the slot.

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    AC adapter connector – Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery. Power button and light – Turns the computer on or off when pressed. The light in the button indicates the following power states: •...

  • Page 24: 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.

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    eSATA/USB combo connector with USB PowerShare – Connects to eSATA compatible storage devices (such as external hard disk drives or optical drives) or USB devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player). The USB Powershare feature allows you to charge USB devices when the computer is powered on/off or in sleep state.

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    ExpressCard slot – Provides support for additional memory, wired and wireless communications, multimedia, and security features. The slot supports 34 mm ExpressCards. NOTE: The ExpressCard slot is designed only for ExpressCards. It does NOT support PC cards. NOTE: Your computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the ExpressCard slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles.

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

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    The touch pad supports the Scroll, Flick, Zoom, Rotate, and Desktop features. To change the touch pad settings, double-click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of the desktop. on it. The optional backlit keyboard provides...

  • Page 30: Touch Pad Gestures

    Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Pan – Allows you to move the focus on the selected object when the entire object is not visible. Move two fingers in the desired direction to pan scroll the selected object.

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    Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. The zoom feature includes: Pinch – Allows you to zoom in or zoom out by moving two fingers apart or bringing them closer together on the touch pad. To zoom in : Move two fingers apart to enlarge the view of the active window.

  • Page 32: Media Controls

    Using Your Studio Laptop Media Controls The media controls can be accessed using the media control keys on the keyboard or the touch sensitive media controls located above the keyboard. Media Control Keys You can configure the keyboard media control keys using the Function Key Behavior in the System Setup (BIOS) utility.

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    Media Control Keys Touch Sensitive Media Controls Launch Windows Mobility Center Mute the sound Decrease the volume level Increase the volume level Play the previous track or chapter Play or pause Play the next track or chapter Eject the disc...

  • Page 34: Display Features

    Using Your Studio Laptop Display Features The display panel holds a camera and accompanying dual microphones.

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    4 Right digital array microphone – Combines with the left digital array microphone to provide high quality sound for video chatting and voice recording. 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 36: Using The Touch Screen (optional)

    The touch screen feature on your Studio laptop converts your computer into an interactive display. Dell Touch Zone To launch the Dell Touch Zone software click → Dell Touch Zone. Start You can access the following features in the Dell Touch Zone software: •...

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    Notes Creator — Create typed or handwritten reminders. These notes will appear on the bulletin board the next time you access Dell Touch Zone. • Drum Zone — Play a game to the music on your computer or play synthesized percussion instruments.

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    Touch Screen Gestures (Optional) NOTE: Some of these gestures may not work outside the Dell Touch Zone software. Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. Pinch – Allows you to zoom in or zoom out by moving two fingers apart or bringing them closer together on the screen.

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    Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll features include: Pan – Allows you to move the focus on the selected object when the entire object is not visible. Move two fingers in the desired direction to pan scroll the selected object. Scroll Vertical –...

  • Page 40: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    Removing and Replacing the Battery battery battery bay battery release latch...

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    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 42: 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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    Entertainment and Multimedia You can use your computer to watch videos, play games, create your own CDs/DVDs, listen to music and internet radio stations. Your optical disc drive may support multiple disc media formats including CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs (optional).

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    Customizing Your Energy Settings You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. Microsoft Windows ® system installed on your Dell computer provides three default options: ® Windows Vista • Dell Recommended —...

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    Transferring Information to a New Computer ® Windows Vista NOTE: The following steps are applicable for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell the Windows Classic view. Click → Control Panel→ System Start and Maintenance→ Welcome Center→...

  • Page 46: Free Fall Sensor

    Free fall sensor protects your computer hard drive from possible damage, by detecting a free fall state caused by accidental laptop drops. When a free fall state is detected, the hard drive is placed in a safe state to protect against damage to the read/write head and possible data loss.

  • Page 47: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 52 or “Contacting Dell” on page 73. WARNING: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at for advanced...

  • Page 48: Beep Codes

    Manual on the Dell Support website at One beep — BIOS ROM checksum failure; Possible motherboard failure Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). Two beeps — No RAM Detected • Remove the memory modules, reinstall one module and restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module.

  • Page 49: Network Problems

    Seven beeps — Processor failure Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). Eight beeps — Display failure Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). Network Problems Wireless Connections If the wireless network connection is lost — The wireless router is offline or wireless has been disabled on the computer.

  • Page 50: 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 51: Memory Problems

    “Specifications” on page 76. • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 56). • 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 52: Lockups And Software Problems

    Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up — Ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet. If a program stops responding — End the program: Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. Click Applications.

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    ® Windows Vista → Control Panel→ Click Start Programs→ Use an older program with this version of Windows. In the welcome screen, click Follow the instructions on the screen. ® Windows Click Start Use an older In the search box, type program with this version of Windows and press <Enter>.

  • Page 54: Using Support Tools

    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 55: System Messages

    (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at or contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). CPU fan failure — CPU fan has failed. Replace the CPU fan (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at

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    Hard-disk drive failure — Possible hard disk drive failure during POST. Contact Dell for assistance (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). Hard-disk drive read failure — Possible hard disk drive failure during HDD boot test. Contact Dell for assistance (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73).

  • Page 57: Hardware Troubleshooter

    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. Contact Dell for assistance (see “Contacting Dell” on page 73). Hardware Troubleshooter If a device is either not detected during...

  • Page 58: Dell Diagnostics

    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 appears in the system setup program and is active.

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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. “Booting...

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    Service Tag. When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Choose An Option window. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the computer, click Exit. Starting Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Disc Insert the Drivers and Utilities disc.

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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 62: 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 63: System Restore

    System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. NOTE: The procedures in this document are applicable 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...

  • Page 64: 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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    Starting Dell Factory Image Restore Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several times to access the Advanced Boot Options window. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft desktop;...

  • Page 66: 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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    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 68: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 68 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Before You Call” on page 71.

  • Page 69: 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

  • Page 70: 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 71: 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 72: Returning Items For Repair Under 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 73: 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 75: 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 76: 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.

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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 78: Specifications

    Specifications System Model Dell Studio 1745/1747 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 →...

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    Computer Information System chipset Mobile Intel Express GM 45 Mobile Intel 5 Series Discrete GFX Data bus width 64 bit DRAM bus width dual-channel (2) 64-bit buses Processor address 32 bits bus width Flash EPROM 2 MB Graphics bus PCI-E x16 ExpressCard ExpressCard Intel ICH9M...

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    Minimum memory 2 GB configuration Maximum memory 8 GB configuration NOTE: For instructions on upgrading memory, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at Connectors Audio one microphone-in connector, two stereo headphones/speakers connectors IEEE 1394a 4-pin mini, non-powered...

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    Connectors Video 15-hole connector DisplayPort 20-pin connector eSATA one seven-pin/four-pin eSATA/USB combo connector Communications Modem External V.92 56K USB (optional) Modem Controller Hardware Modem Interface Network adapter 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless WLAN, WWAN, WiMax/ Wi-Fi abgn/agn, and WPAN with Bluetooth wireless technology Video...

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    Audio Audio type JBL 2.1 channel with SRS enhanced audio Audio controller IDT 92HD73C Stereo 24-bit (analog-to-digital conversion and digital-to-analog) Internal Intel High Definition Audio Interface Speaker two 1.5 watt main speakers and one 3.0 watt subwoofer, for a total system power of 6.0 watt Volume controls program menus and media...

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    90% CG) Vertical HD+: 15/30 (H/L) FHD: 50/50 (both 72% and 90% CG) Pixel pitch HD+: 0.24 x 0.24 mm FHD: 0.20 x 0.20 mm Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see the Dell Technology Guide for more information).

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    Keyboard (Backlit) Number of keys 102 (U.S. and Canada); 103 (Europe); 106 (Japan); 105 (Brazil) Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji Touch Pad X/Y position 240 cpi resolution (graphics table mode) Size : Width 100-mm (3.9-inches) sensor-active area Height 56-mm (2.2-inches) rectangle Battery Types and dimensions: 9-cell “smart”...

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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 the Dell Technology Guide for more information on battery life. Life span 300 discharge/charge (approximate) cycles Temperature range: Operating 0°...

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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 or 90 W Output current 65 W 4.43 A (maximum at 4-second pulse) 3.34 A (continuous) 90 W 5.62 A (maximum at 4-second pulse) 4.62 A (continuous) 19.5 ±...

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    AC Adapter 65 W (Auto Air Adapter) Height 15 mm (0.5 inches) Width 66 mm (2.6 inches) Depth 127 mm (5.0 inches) Weight (with cables) 0.26 kg (0.57 lb) Temperature range : Operating 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F) Storage –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 89: 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 90: Index

    41 your energy settings 42 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 43 DellConnect 67 Dell Diagnostics 56 Dell Factory Image Restore 60 Dell Support Center 52 Dell support website 75 Dell Technology Guide for futher information 74...

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    Dell Touch Zone 34 Diagnostic Checklist 71 DisplayPort connector 23 drivers and downloads 75 DVDs, playing and creating 41 email addresses for technical support 68 energy conserving 42 finding more information 74 flick 36 FTP login, anonymous 68 gestures 36...

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    fixing 47 network speed testing 47 power problems, solving 48 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 45 products information and purchasing 69 reinstalling Windows 60 resources, finding more 74 restoring factory image 62 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 70 SIM 10 software features 40...

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    USB PowerShare 24 ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 70 Windows, reinstalling 60 Windows Vista® 9 Program Compatibility Wizard 50 reinstalling 65 wired network network cable, connecting 7 wireless network connection 47...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. | 0K027RA00...

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