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Dell Studio XPS 1340 Setup Manual

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    SETUP GUIDE Model PP17S...

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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, XPS , and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademark and Core is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using Support Tools ....33 Dell Support Center ....33...

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    Before You Call......46 Contacting Dell......47 Finding More Information and Resources .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Studio Xps ™ Laptop

    Setting Up Your Studio XPS This section provides information to help you set up your Studio XPS 1340 and connect the peripherals. Before Setting Up Your Computer When positioning your computer, ensure that you have easy access to a power source, adequate ventilation, and a level surface to place your computer.

  • Page 8: Connect The Ac Adapter

    Connect 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 worldwide power outlets. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or incorrectly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.

  • Page 9: Check The Wireless Control

    Check the Wireless Control To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, gently touch the wireless control center control cover and then release. This control allows you to quickly turn off all your wireless radios (Bluetooth WWAN), such as when you are asked to disable on the all wireless radios on an airplane flight.

  • Page 10: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

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

  • Page 11: Press The Power Control

    Setting Up Your Studio XPS™ Laptop Press the Power Control...

  • Page 12: Set Up Windows Vista

    ISP. NOTE: If an external USB modem is not a part of your original order, you can purchase one from the Dell website at Setting Up a Wired Internet Connection If you are using a dial-up connection, connect...

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    Setting Up a Wireless Connection See the documentation for your 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 to your wireless router. To establish connection using a wireless router: Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.

  • Page 14: Setting Up 5.1 Audio Connections

    Select either Broadband (PPPoE) or Dial-up, depending on how you want to connect: Choose Broadband if you will use a DSL, satellite modem, cable TV modem, or wireless technology connection. Choose Dial-up if you will use an optional USB dial-up modem or ISDN. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP.

  • Page 15: 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 16: Using Your Studio Xps

    Using Your Studio XPS ™ Your computer has several indicators, controls, buttons, and features that provide information at-a-glance and time-saving shortcuts for common tasks. Device Status Lights...

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    Hard drive activity light – Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A flashing light indicates hard drive activity. NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the hard drive activity light is flashing. Bluetooth status light ®...

  • Page 18: Right Side Features

    Using Your Studio XPS™ Right Side Features...

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    3 Backlit keyboard – Provides visibility in dark environments by illuminating characters on all the keys. For more information see the Dell Technology Guide. 4 Optical drive – Can either play, read, or write to standard-size and shape (12 cm) CDs, and DVDs.

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    eSATA/USB combo connector with 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). This connector can also be used for charging USB devices when the computer is in power on/off or sleep state.

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    Using the Optical Disc Drive NOTICE: Do not use non-standard-size or shape discs (including mini-CDs and mini- DVDs) as you will damage the drive. NOTE: Do not move the computer while playing or recording CDs and DVDs. Place the disc in the center of the disc slot, with the label facing upwards and gently push the disc into the slot.

  • Page 22: Left Side Features

    Left Side Features NOTE: Do not connect devices to the DisplayPort connector and HDMI connector at the same time.

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    1 Power light – Illuminates when the computer is powered on. The different lights indicate the following: On battery power: • Solid white – computer is running on battery power • Solid amber – battery is low • Flashing amber –...

  • Page 24: Display Features

    1 Display – Your display can vary based on the selection you made when purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide. 2 Left digital-array microphone – Combines with the right digital-array microphone to provide high quality sound for video conferencing and voice recording.

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    Media, Wireless, and Power Controls To use the media, wireless, and power controls, gently touch the icon and then release. The control’s icon lights up for 2 seconds to confirm your selection and then fades away. Turn on power, or wake up from sleep state Turn on/off wireless Play the previous track or chapter...

  • Page 26: Computer Base And Keyboard

    Using Your Studio XPS™ Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    The audio signal is the same for both connectors. Audio in/microphone connector – Connects to a microphone or input signal for use with audio programs. 6 Consumer IR – Infrared sensor for using the optional Dell Travel Remote.

  • Page 28: Optional Graphics Processor

    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 Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets.

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    After connecting to the Internet, you can access websites, setup an e-mail account, upload and download files, and so on. 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 and DVDs.

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    • Power saver — This power option saves power on your computer by reducing system performance to maximize the battery life and by reducing the amount of energy consumed by your computer over its lifetime. — This power option • High performance provides the highest level of system performance on your computer by adapting...

  • Page 31: Solving Problems

    If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 33 or “Contacting Dell” on page 47. CAUTION: Only trained service personnel should remove the computer cover. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at for advanced...

  • Page 32: Power Problems

    The link integrity light on the network connector lets you verify that your connection is working and provides information on the status: • Green — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer. • Orange — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

  • Page 33: Memory Problems

    Run the Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 36). • 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 a program stops responding —...

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    If a solid blue screen appears — Turn the computer off. If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your pointer or mouse, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off and then turn your computer on.

  • Page 35: 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 36: System Messages

    “Contacting Dell” on page 47 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 (HDD) failure during Power On Self Test (POST), see “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 37: Hardware Troubleshooter

    No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or system board 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 to function properly.

  • Page 38: Dell Diagnostics

    NOTE: Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell computers. Starting Dell Diagnostics The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive. Ensure that the computer is connected to an electrical outlet that is known to be working properly.

  • Page 39: System Restore Options

    Dell Factory Image Restore returns your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Dell Factory Image Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs installed after you received the computer.

  • Page 40: 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 method of last resort to restore your operating system. This option restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.

  • Page 42: Operating System Reinstallation

    NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities media contains drivers that were installed during the assembly of the computer. Use the Dell Drivers and Utilities media to load any required drivers. Depending on the region from which you ordered your computer, or...

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    Insert the 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 desktop;...

  • Page 44: Getting Help

    Dell Support ( for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 43 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, see “Contacting Dell” on page 47.

  • Page 45: 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 46: Autotech Service

    “Contacting Dell” on page 47. 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 47: Product Information

    Product Information If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, visit the Dell website at For the telephone number to call for your region or to speak to a sales specialist, see “Contacting Dell”...

  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 50: Finding More Information And 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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    If you need to: 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. check on your order status for new purchases.

  • Page 52: Basic Specifications

    For more detailed specifications, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start →...

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    1 GB, 1.5 GB, 2 GB, configuration 3 GB, and 4 GB possible NOTE: For instructions on upgrading your memory, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at Computer Information System Chipset GeForce 9400M G Data bus width 64 bits...

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    Communications Network adapter 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless internal WLAN (half-size Mini-Card), WWAN, Mini-Card with Bluetooth wireless technology, UWB Mini-Cards WWAN ExpressCard Bluetooth technology Video Discrete Video type integrated on system board Video controller GeForce 9500M (GeForce 9400M G + GeForce 9200M GS) Video Video memory...

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    Audio Stereo conversion 24-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog) Internal Interface High Definition Audio External Interface dual function microphone-in connector, two stereo headphones/speakers connectors Speaker two 4-ohm speakers Internal speaker 2 watt per channel amplifier Volume controls program menus, media control buttons Ports and Connectors IEEE 1394a 4-pin serial connector...

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    +15°/–30° (CCFL) min. +40°/–50° (LED) min. Pixel pitch 0.2235 mm Controls brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (see the Dell Technology Guide for more information) Keyboard (Backlit) Number of 86/103 (U.S. and Canada); keys 87/104 (Europe); 90/107 (Japan) Layout...

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    Camera Pixel 1.3/2.0 megapixel Video resolution 320x240 ~1600x1200 (640x480 at 30 fps) Diagonal viewing 66° angle Touch Pad X/Y position 240 cpi resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Width 61.9 mm (2.43 in) sensor-active area Height 39.04 mm (1.53 in) rectangle Battery Type 6-cell/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) 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 Width 64 mm (2.51 in) Depth 127.0 mm (5.0 in) Weight (without 0.29 kg (0.64 lb) cables) 90 W (E-Series) Height 16 mm (0.62 in) Width 70 mm (2.75 in) Depth 147 mm (5.7 in) Weight (without 0.345 kg (0.76 lb) cables) AC Adapter Temperature ranges:...

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    Computer Environment Temperature range: Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) Storage –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F) Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (noncondensing) Storage 5% to 95% (noncondensing) Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): Operating 0.66 GRMS Storage...

  • Page 61: Index

    Dell online 47 customer service 43 customizing your desktop 27 your energy settings 27 damage, avoiding 5 data, backing up 28 DellConnect 43 Dell Diagnostics 36 Dell Factory Image Restore 37 Dell Support Center 33 Dell support website 49...

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    Dell Technology Guide for futher information 48 Device Status Lights 14 Diagnostic Checklist 46 disc drive supported disc sizes 19 discs ejecting 19 using 19 drivers and downloads 49 DVDs, playing and creating 27 email addresses for technical support 44...

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    network connection fixing 29 order status 44 power adapter size and weight 56, 57 power problems, solving 30 power strips, using 6 processor 50 products information and purchasing 45 reinstalling Windows 37 resources, finding more 48 restoring factory image 38 setup, before you begin 5 shipping products for return or repair 45...

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    warranty returns 45 Windows, reinstalling 37 Windows Vista ® reinstalling 41 setup 10 wired network network cable, connecting 8 wireless network connection 29...

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