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Dell™ Inspiron™ 1300/B120/B130
Owner's Manual
Model PP21L
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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 1300/B120/B130 Owner’s Manual Model PP21L w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

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    Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, DellNet, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, PowerVault, PowerApp, and Dell OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Celeron, and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Outlook, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Finding Information A Tour of Your Computer Front View ........Left Side View .

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    ........Customizing the Touch Pad Using a Battery Battery Performance Checking the Battery Charge Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter ® Microsoft Windows Low-Battery Warning...

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    Determining Your Network Type Connecting to a Wireless Network in Microsoft Dell™ QuickSet Features Clicking the QuickSet Icon ......

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    10 Solving Problems Dell Diagnostics ....... . . Drive Problems .

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    Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities Restoring Your Operating System Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec Using the Operating System CD 11 Adding and Replacing Parts ....... . .

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    ....... . FCC Class B Macrovision Product Notice Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only) Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals Contacting Dell .

  • Page 9: Finding Information

    What Are You Looking For? • How to set up my computer • Basic troubleshooting information • How to run the Dell Diagnostics • How to set up a printer • Additional information about setting up my computer • How to troubleshoot and solve problems •...

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    Select your region to view the appropriate support site. NOTE: Corporate, government, and education customers can also use the customized Dell Premier Support website at premier.support.dell.com. To download Notebook System Software: Go to support.dell.com and click Downloads. Enter your Service Tag or product model.

  • Page 11: Front View

    A Tour of Your Computer Front View display latch release display latches (2) display keyboard status lights touch pad touch pad buttons speakers device status lights keyboard power button A Tour of Your Computer...

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    D I S P L A Y L A T C H R E L E A S E — Slide to release the display latches and open the display. D I S P L A Y L A T C H E S —...

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    D E V I C E S T A T U S L I G H T S Turns on when you turn on the computer, and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate battery charge status.

  • Page 14: Left Side View

    Left Side View modem connector network connector video connector M O D E M C O N N E C T O R ( R J - 1 1 ) To use the internal modem, connect the telephone line to the modem connector.

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    N E T W O R K C O N N E C T O R (RJ-45) Connects the computer to a network. The green and yellow lights next to the connector indicate activity for wired network communications. For information on using the network adapter, see the online network adapter documentation supplied with your computer.

  • Page 16: Right Side View

    Right Side View optical drive bay optical drive-tray eject button security cable slot You can install devices such as a DVD drive or other optical drive in the optical drive O P T I C A L D R I V E —...

  • Page 17: Back View

    Back View AC adapter connector A D A P T E R C O N N E C T O R T T A C H E S A N — A The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off.

  • Page 18: Bottom View

    Bottom View memory module/Mini PCI cover optical drive locking screw hard drive cover M E M O R Y M O D U L E I N I C O V E R P C I PCI card. For more information on replacing memory, see “Memory.” For more information on replacing the Mini PCI card, see “Wireless Mini PCI O P T I C A L D R I V E L O C K I N G S C R E W...

  • Page 19: Connecting To The Internet, Setting Up Your Internet Connection

    Setting Up Your Computer Connecting to the Internet NOTE: ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and an Internet service provider (ISP). Your ISP will offer one or more of the following Internet connection options: •...

  • Page 20: Transferring Information To A New Computer

    • If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did not receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection manually. • If you have a CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP. 5 Click Next.

  • Page 21: Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Without The Operating System Cd

    To prepare the new computer for the file transfer: 1 Start the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. 2 When the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen appears, click Next. 3 On the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer and click Next. 4 On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I will use the wizard from the Windows XP CD and click Next.

  • Page 22: Setting Up A Printer

    When all of the settings and files have been applied, the Finished screen appears. 3 Click Finished and restart the new computer. NOTE: For more information about this procedure, search dell.support.com for document #PA1089586 (How Do I Transfer Files From My Old Computer to My New Dell™ Computer Using the Microsoft System?).

  • Page 23: Printer Cable, Connecting A Usb Printer

    See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information, including how to: • Obtain and install updated drivers. • Connect the printer to the computer. • Load paper and install the toner or ink cartridge. For technical assistance, refer to the printer owner's manual or contact the printer manufacturer. Printer Cable Your printer connects to your computer with a USB cable.

  • Page 24: Power Protection Devices, Surge Protectors, Line Conditioners, Uninterruptible Power Supplies

    3 Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel. 4 Install the printer driver if necessary. See the documentation that came with your printer. Power Protection Devices Several devices are available to protect against power fluctuations and failures: •...

  • Page 25: Adjusting Brightness, Switching The Video Image

    Using the Display Adjusting Brightness When a Dell™ computer is running on battery power, you can conserve power by setting the brightness to the lowest comfortable setting by pressing <Fn> and the up- or down-arrow key on the keyboard. The Dell QuickSet Brightness Meter shows the current brightness setting for the display. Right-click icon in the taskbar to enable or disable the Brightness Meter on the screen.

  • Page 26: Setting Display Resolution

    Setting Display Resolution To display a program at a specific resolution, both the graphics card and the display must support the program, and the necessary video drivers must be installed. Before you change any of the default display settings, make a note of the default settings for future reference.

  • Page 27: Numeric Keypad

    Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Numeric Keypad The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external keyboard. Each key on the keypad has multiple functions. The keypad numbers and symbols are marked in blue on the right of the keypad keys.

  • Page 28: Key Combinations, System Functions, Display Functions, Radios (including Wireless Networking), Power Management

    System Functions <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> Opens the Task Manager window. CD or DVD Tray <Fn><F10> Ejects the tray out of the drive (if Dell QuickSet is installed). For more information on QuickSet, see “Dell™ QuickSet Display Functions <Fn><F8> Switches the video image to the next display option. The options include the integrated display, an external monitor, and both displays simultaneously.

  • Page 29: Speaker Functions

    Speaker Functions <Fn><Page Up> Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached. <Fn><Page Dn> Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached. <Fn><End> Enables and disables the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached. ®...

  • Page 30: Touch Pad, Customizing The Touch Pad

    Touch Pad The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse. • To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch pad. •...

  • Page 31: Battery Performance

    Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The battery is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.

  • Page 32: Checking The Battery Charge, Dell™ Quickset Battery Meter, Microsoft Windows Power Meter, Low-battery Warning

    Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter If Dell QuickSet is installed, press <Fn><F3> to display the QuickSet Battery Meter. The Battery Meter window displays status, charge level, and charge completion time for the battery in your computer.The following icons appear in the Battery Meter window:...

  • Page 33: Power Management Modes

    • Use the Power Management Wizard to select options to optimize your computer’s power usage. These options can also be set to change when you press the power button, close the display, or press <Fn><Esc>. See “Power Management NOTE: Performance“ for more information on conserving battery power. ”Battery Power Management Modes Standby Mode...

  • Page 34: Configuring Power Management Settings

    • Depending on how you set the power management options on the Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window, use one of the following methods to enter hibernate mode: – Press the power button. – Close the display. – Press <Fn><Esc>.

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    The Selecting a Power Scheme screen allows you to create, edit, and switch between power schemes. In addition, you can delete power schemes that you create, but you cannot delete Dell™ QuickSet predefined power schemes (Maximum Battery, Maximum Performance, Presentation, and Network Disabled).

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    Setting Battery Alarms and Actions This screen allows you to enable the low-battery and critical-battery alarms and to change settings for the alarms. For example, you can set the low-battery alarm to 20 percent to remind you to save work and switch to AC power, and you can set the critical-battery alarm to 10 percent to enter hibernate mode.

  • Page 37: Charging The Battery

    Power Meter Tab The Power Meter tab displays the current power source and amount of battery charge remaining. Advanced Tab The Advanced tab allows you to: • Set power icon and standby mode password options. • Select how the computer will respond when you close the display: –...

  • Page 38: Replacing The Battery

    Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The battery is designed to work with your Dell™ computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.

  • Page 39: Storing A Battery

    Storing a Battery Remove the battery when you store your computer for an extended period of time. A battery discharges during prolonged storage. After a long storage period, recharge the battery fully before you use it. See “Charging the Battery.” Using a Battery...

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    Using a Battery...

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    Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia Playing a CD or DVD NOTICE: Do not press down on the CD or DVD tray when you open or close it. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive. NOTICE: Do not move the computer when you are playing CDs or DVDs to prevent damage to your CD/DVD drive or discs.

  • Page 42: Adjusting The Volume

    To format CDs for storing data, to create music CDs, or to copy CDs, see the CD software that came with your computer. NOTE: Ensure that you follow all copyright laws when you create CDs. For more information on playing CDs or DVDs, click Help in the CD or DVD player program window (if available).

  • Page 43: Adjusting The Picture, Copying Cds And Dvds

    This section applies only to computers that have a CD-RW, DVD+/-RW, or CD-RW/DVD (combo) drive. NOTE: The types of CD or DVD drives offered by Dell may vary by country. The following instructions explain how to make an exact copy of a CD or DVD. You can also use Sonic DigitalMedia for other purposes, such as creating music CDs from audio files stored on your computer or backing up important data.

  • Page 44: Using Blank Cds And Dvds

    3 To copy the CD or DVD: • If you have one CD or DVD drive, ensure that the settings are correct and click the Disc Copy button. The computer will read your source CD or DVD and copy the data to a temporary folder on your computer hard drive.

  • Page 45: Helpful Tips

    Media Type Read DVD-R DL Maybe DVD-RAM Maybe Helpful Tips ® ® • Use Microsoft Windows Sonic DigitalMedia and open a DigitalMedia project. • You must use CD-Rs to burn music CDs that you want to play in regular stereos. CD-RWs do not play in most home or car stereos.

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    Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia...

  • Page 47: Expresscard Types, Expresscard Blanks, Installing An Expresscard

    Using ExpressCards ExpressCard Types For information on supported ExpressCards, see “Specifications.” NOTE: An ExpressCard is not a bootable device. ExpressCard Blanks Your computer shipped with a plastic blank installed in the ExpressCard slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles. Save the blank for use when no ExpressCard is installed in the slot;...

  • Page 48: Removing An Expresscard Or Blank

    1 ExpressCard or blank The computer recognizes the ExpressCard and automatically loads the appropriate device driver. If the configuration program tells you to load the manufacturer's drivers, use the floppy disk or CD that came with the ExpressCard. Removing an ExpressCard or Blank NOTICE: Use the ExpressCard configuration utility (click the from functioning before you remove it from the computer.

  • Page 49: Connecting To A Network Adapter, Network Setup Wizard

    Setting Up a Home and Office Network Connecting to a Network Adapter Before you connect your computer to a network, the computer must have a network adapter installed and a network cable connected to it. To connect a network cable: NOTE: Plug the network cable into the network adapter connector on the computer.

  • Page 50: Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network, Determining Your Network Type

    If the software is removed or corrupted, follow the instructions included in the user's guide for your wireless network card. The user’s guide is available on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com and may also be located on your computer desktop.

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    If you select a secure network (identified by a when prompted. NOTE: Network security settings are unique to your network. Dell cannot provide this information. NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to a network.

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    Setting Up a Home and Office Network...

  • Page 53: Clicking The Quickset Icon, Double-clicking The Quickset Icon, Right-clicking The Quickset Icon

    Dell™ QuickSet Features NOTE: This feature may not be available on your computer. Dell QuickSet is activated from the click, double-click, or right-click the icon. Clicking the QuickSet Icon Click the icon to perform the following tasks: • Adjust power management settings using the Power Management Wizard. For more information, see “Power Management...

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    Dell™ QuickSet Features...

  • Page 55: Dell Diagnostics

    Problems” and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance. NOTICE: The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell computers. Start the Dell Diagnostics from either your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as the ResourceCD). NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may not ship with your computer.

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    If the Pre-boot System Assessment completes successfully, you receive the message Booting Dell Diagnostic Utility Partition. Press any key to continue. 5 Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD 1 Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.

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    If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell. NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. If you contact Dell, technical support will ask for your Service Tag. 3 If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click the applicable tab described in the following table for more information.

  • Page 58: Drive Problems, Cd And Dvd Drive Problems

    5 When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen. Drive Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 59: Hard Drive Problems, E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems

    F Y O U H E A R A N U N F A M I L I A R S C R A P I N G O R G R I N D I N G S O U N D •...

  • Page 60: Error Messages

    Use an anti-virus program that includes anti-spyware protection (your program may require an upgrade) to scan the computer and remove spyware. For more information, go to support.dell.com and search for the keyword spyware. Error Messages CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    X T E N D E D M E M O R Y S I Z E H A S C H A N G E D the memory installed in the computer. Restart the computer. If the error appears again, contact Dell. See “Contacting...

  • Page 62: Contacting Dell

    E Y B O A R D C L O C K L I N E F A I L U R E Controller test in the Dell Diagnostics. See E Y B O A R D C O N T R O L L E R F A I L U R E computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or the mouse during the boot routine.

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    Correct the settings for the Date and Time options. See “Using the System Setup Program.” If the message reappears, contact Dell. See I M E R C H I P C O U N T E R F A I L E D —...

  • Page 64: Keyboard Problems, External Keyboard Problems, Unexpected Characters

    “Dell Shut down the computer. Disconnect the keyboard cable and check it for — Dell.” Run the PC-AT Compatible Keyboards tests in the Dell — Press <Num Lk> to disable the numeric keypad if numbers are displayed — C H E C K T H E I N T E G R A T E D K E Y B O A R D “Contacting...

  • Page 65: Lockups And Software Problems, The Computer Does Not Start Up, The Computer Stops Responding

    Lockups and Software Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. The computer does not start up N S U R E T H A T T H E A D A P T E R I S F I R M L Y C O N N E C T E D T O T H E C O M P U T E R A N D T O T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T The computer stops responding NOTICE:...

  • Page 66: Other Software Problems, Memory Problems

    Use an anti-virus program that includes anti-spyware protection (your program may require an upgrade) to scan the computer and remove spyware. For more information, go to support.dell.com and search for the keyword spyware. U N T H E...

  • Page 67: Network Problems, Expresscard Problems, Power Problems

    A R D — X P R E S S A R D N O T P R O V I D E D B Y “Power Management Contact Dell. See “Contacting Contact the ExpressCard E L L — Modes.”...

  • Page 68: Ensuring Sufficient Power For Your Computer, Printer Problems

    Your computer is designed to use the 90-W AC adapter; for optimum system performance, you should always use this adapter. The 65-W AC adapters used in other Dell™ portable computers can be used with your computer, but they will decrease system performance. Using less-powerful AC adapters, including the 65-W AC adapter, will...

  • Page 69: Scanner Problems, Sound And Speaker Problems, No Sound From Integrated Speakers

    E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y 1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware. 2 Click View installed printers or fax printers.

  • Page 70: No Sound From External Speakers, No Sound From Headphones, Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems

    Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to check — “Reinstalling Drivers and — “Dell Diagnostics.” Ensure that the headphone cable is securely inserted into — “audio connectors.”...

  • Page 71: Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    O V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E M O U S E 1 Shut down the computer. 2 Disconnect the mouse.

  • Page 72: If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable, Drivers, What Is A Driver, Identifying Drivers

    A driver acts like a translator between the device and any other programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes. Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed.

  • Page 73: Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com or your Drivers and Utilities CD provides approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously installed version.

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    Using the Drivers and Utilities CD NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may not ship with your computer. If using Device Driver Rollback from the Drivers and Utilities CD. 1 Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. 2 Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.

  • Page 75: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities, Restoring Your Operating System

    • Dell PC Restore by Symantec restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications installed after you received the computer. Use PC Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.

  • Page 76: Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore

    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. Creating a Restore Point 1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support.

  • Page 77: Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec

    Dell PC Restore by Symantec is not available in all countries or on all computers. Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last method to restore your operating system. PC Restore restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer.

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    NOTICE: Removing Dell PC Restore from the hard drive permanently deletes the PC Restore utility from your computer. After you have removed Dell PC Restore, you will not be able to use it to restore your computer’s operating system. Dell PC Restore enables you to restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased your computer.

  • Page 79: Using The Operating System Cd

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so.

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    Solving Problems...

  • Page 81: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the following conditions exist: • You have performed the steps in Computer.” • You have read the safety information in your Dell™ Product Information Guide. Recommended Tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools: • Small flat-blade screwdriver •...

  • Page 82

    NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself.

  • Page 83: Hard Drive

    Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard drive.

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    NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the Product Information Guide. 3 Lift the cover off the computer and set it aside. 4 Slide the hard drive carrier away from the screw holes, and then use the tab to lift the hard drive straight up to remove it from the computer.

  • Page 85: Returning A Hard Drive To Dell, Cd/dvd Drive

    Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. foam packaging CD/DVD Drive NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, store them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer.

  • Page 86: Memory

    “Specifications” for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    The computer has two memory slots, DIMM A and DIMM B, both located on the bottom of the computer under the memory module/Mini PCI cover. DIMM A holds the basic memory module as configured from the factory. If you did not order additional memory, DIMM B will be empty. Generally, if you are adding memory, you will install a memory module in DIMM B.

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    memory module NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled “DIMMA” before you install a module in the connector labeled “DIMMB.” Insert memory modules at a 45-degree angle to avoid damaging the connector. NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot properly.

  • Page 89

    memory slot notch 6 Replace the memory module/Mini PCI cover and tighten the screws. NOTICE: If the cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer. 7 Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet.

  • Page 90: Wireless Mini Pci Card

    Wireless Mini PCI Card If you ordered a Mini PCI card with your computer, the card is already installed. CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you begin working inside the computer.

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    Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card pops up slightly. Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.

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    Mini PCI card 4 Install the replacement Mini PCI card: NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, ensure that the antenna cable is not under the card when you click the card into place. Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until it clicks.

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    Mini PCI card metal securing tabs (2) Connect the antenna cable to the Mini PCI card. Ensure that the cable snaps onto the primary connector on the Mini PCI card. Adding and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 94: Hinge Cover

    5 Replace the memory module/Mini PCI cover and tighten the screws. NOTICE: If the cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer. 6 Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet.

  • Page 95: Keyboard

    3 Turn the computer right-side up, and then open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it rests on your work surface. NOTICE: To avoid damaging the hinge cover, do not lift the cover on both sides simultaneously. 4 Insert a scribe in the indent to lift the hinge cover on the right side.

  • Page 96

    3 Remove the two screws at the top of the keyboard. NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard. 4 Lift the keyboard, and hold it up and slightly forward to allow access to the keyboard connector on the system board.

  • Page 97: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications Processor Processor type L2 cache External bus frequency (front side bus) System Information System chip set Data bus width DRAM bus width Processor address bus width Flash EPROM Graphics Bus PCI bus ExpressCard ExpressCard controller ExpressCard connector Cards supported ExpressCard connector size Memory Memory module connectors...

  • Page 98

    Memory (continued) Memory type Minimum memory Maximum memory Ports and Connectors Audio Mini PCI Modem Network adapter Video Communications Modem: Type Controller Interface Network adapter Wireless Video Video type: Video controller Video memory LCD interface Appendix 1.8-V SODIMM DDR-2 256 MB 2 GB microphone connector, stereo headphone/speakers connector...

  • Page 99

    Audio Audio type Audio controller Stereo conversion Interfaces: Internal External Speaker Internal speaker amplifier Volume controls Display Type (active-matrix TFT) Dimensions: 15.4-inch Height Width Diagonal 14.1-inch Height Width Diagonal Maximum resolutions: WXGA Refresh rate Operating angle Viewing angles: Horizontal Vertical HDA bus STAC9200 18- or 24-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-...

  • Page 100

    Display (continued) Pixel pitch: 15.4-inch 14.1-inch Controls Keyboard Number of keys Layout Touch Pad X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Width Height Battery Type Dimensions: Depth Height Width Weight Voltage Appendix 0.2588 mm 0.237 mm brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts 87 (U.S.

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    Battery (continued) Charge time (approximate) Computer off Operating time Life span (approximate) Temperature range: Operating Storage Coin-cell battery AC Adapter Input voltage Input current (maximum) Input frequency Output current Output power Rated output voltage Dimensions: Height Width Depth Weight (with cables) Temperature range: Operating Storage...

  • Page 102

    Physical Height Width Depth Weight (with 6-cell battery): Configurable to less than Environmental Temperature range: Operating Storage Relative humidity (maximum): Operating Storage Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): Operating Storage Maximum shock (measured with hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating Storage...

  • Page 103: Using The System Setup Program, Overview, Viewing The System Setup Screen, System Setup Screen

    Wireless control settings NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the system setup settings. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly. Viewing the System Setup Screen 1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.

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    2 Connect the computer to an electrical outlet. 3 Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

  • Page 105: Travelling With Your Computer, Identifying Your Computer, Packing The Computer, Travel Tips

    Write down your Service Tag and store it in a safe place away from the computer or carrying case. Use the Service Tag if you need to report a loss or theft to law enforcement officials and to Dell. •...

  • Page 106: Travelling By Air, If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen

    The Dell customer service representative will log your report under the computer Service Tag and record the computer as missing or stolen. If someone calls Dell for technical assistance and gives your Service Tag, the computer is identified automatically as missing or stolen. The representative will attempt to get the phone number and address of the caller.

  • Page 107: Cleaning Your Computer, Computer, Keyboard, And Display, Touch Pad, Cds And Dvds

    Cleaning Your Computer CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Computer, Keyboard, and Display CAUTION: Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet and remove any installed batteries.

  • Page 108: Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)

    2 This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTICE: The FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Inc. could void your authority to operate this equipment. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 109: Macrovision Product Notice, Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only), Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals

    Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dell-installed hardware. In addition to this technician- assisted technical support, online technical support is available at support.dell.com.

  • Page 110: Contacting Dell

    In certain countries, technical support specific to Dell XPS portable computers is available at a separate telephone number listed for participating countries. If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS portable computers, you may contact Dell through the technical support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately.

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    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Australia (Sydney) E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com International Access Code: 0011 E-mail Customer Care (Australia and New Zealand): apcustserv@dell.com Country Code: 61 Home and Small Business City Code: 2 Government and Business Preferred Accounts Division (PAD)

  • Page 112

    International Access Code: 00 E-mail for French-speaking Customers: support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/ Country Code: 32 Technical Support for XPS portable computers only City Code: 2 Technical Support for all other Dell computers Technical Support Fax Customer Care Corporate Sales Switchboard Bermuda General Support...

  • Page 113

    Country Code: 86 Technical Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com City Code: 592 Customer Care E-mail: customer_cn@dell.com Technical Support Fax Technical Support (Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron) Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and Dell Precision™) Technical Support (servers and storage) Technical Support (projectors, PDAs, switches,...

  • Page 114

    Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/dk/da/emaildell/ Country Code: 45 Technical Support for XPS portable computers only Technical Support for all other Dell computers Customer Care (Relational) Home/Small Business Customer Care Switchboard (Relational) Switchboard Fax (Relational) Switchboard (Home/Small Business)

  • Page 115

    E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/ Country Code: 33 Home and Small Business City Codes: (1) (4) Technical Support for XPS portable computers only Technical Support for all other Dell computers Customer Care Switchboard Switchboard (calls from outside of France) Sales Fax (calls from outside of France)

  • Page 116

    Hong Kong Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 001 Technical Support E-mail: apsupport@dell.com Country Code: 852 Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™, PowerConnect™, and PowerVault™) Customer Care Large Corporate Accounts Global Customer Programs...

  • Page 117

    E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com Country Code: 353 Technical Support for XPS portable computers only City Code: 1 Technical Support for all other Dell computers U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only) Home User Customer Care Small Business Customer Care U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only) Corporate Customer Care Corporate Customer Care (dial within U.K.

  • Page 118

    Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) Technical Support (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers) Technical Support outside of Japan (PDAs,...

  • Page 119

    Country Code: 853 Customer Service (Xiamen, China) Transaction Sales (Xiamen, China) Malaysia (Penang) Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 00 Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) Country Code: 60 Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and City Code: 4 Electronics and Accessories)

  • Page 120

    Netherlands (Amsterdam) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 Technical Support for XPS portable computers only Country Code: 31 Technical Support for all other Dell computers City Code: 20 Technical Support Fax Home/Small Business Customer Care Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Sales...

  • Page 121

    Norway (Lysaker) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/no/no/emaildell/ Country Code: 47 Technical Support for XPS portable computers only Technical Support for all other Dell products Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Switchboard Fax Switchboard Panama General Support...

  • Page 122

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Support Singapore (Singapore) Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 005 Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories) Country Code: 65 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) Customer Care Transaction Sales Corporate Sales Slovakia (Prague) Website: support.euro.dell.com...

  • Page 123

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code South Africa (Johannesburg) Website: support.euro.dell.com International Access Code: E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com 09/091 Gold Queue Country Code: 27 Technical Support City Code: 11 Customer Care Sales Switchboard Southeast Asian and Pacific Customer Technical Support, Customer Service,...

  • Page 124

    International Access Code: 00 E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/se/sv/emaildell/ Country Code: 46 Technical Support for XPS portable computers only City Code: 8 Technical Support for all other Dell products Relational Customer Care Home/Small Business Customer Care Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support Technical Support Fax...

  • Page 125

    Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code Thailand Website: support.ap.dell.com International Access Code: 001 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision) Country Code: 66 Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) Customer Care Corporate Sales Transaction Sales Trinidad/Tobago...

  • Page 126

    Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers Dell Sales Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers) Software and Peripherals Sales Spare Parts Sales Extended Service and Warranty Sales Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired U.S. Virgin Islands General Support Venezuela General Support...

  • Page 127: Glossary

    Glossary Terms in this Glossary are provided for informational purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your particular computer. AC — alternating current — The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter power cable in to an electrical outlet.

  • Page 128

    bus — A communication pathway between the components in your computer. bus speed — The speed, given in MHz, that indicates how fast a bus can transfer information. byte — The basic data unit used by your computer. A byte is usually equal to 8 bits.

  • Page 129

    DIN connector — A round, six-pin connector that conforms to DIN (Deutsche Industrie-Norm) standards; it is typically used to connect PS/2 keyboard or mouse cable connectors. disk striping — A technique for spreading data over multiple disk drives. Disk striping can speed up operations that retrieve data from disk storage.

  • Page 130

    PCI Express and USB 2.0 standard. Express Service Code — A numeric code located on a sticker on your Dell™ computer. Use the Express Service Code when contacting Dell for assistance. Express Service Code service may not be available in some countries.

  • Page 131

    HTML — hypertext markup language — A set of codes inserted into an Internet web page intended for display on an Internet browser. HTTP — hypertext transfer protocol — A protocol for exchanging files between computers connected to the Internet. Hz —...

  • Page 132

    Internet and exchange e-mail. media bay — A bay that supports devices such as optical drives, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module. monitor — The high-resolution TV-like device that displays computer output.

  • Page 133

    optical drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read or write data from CDs, DVDs, or DVD+RWs. Example of optical drives include CD drives, DVD drives, CD-RW drives, and CD-RW/DVD combo drives. parallel connector — An I/O port often used to connect a parallel printer to your computer.

  • Page 134

    Service Tag — A bar code label on your computer that identifies your computer when you access Dell Support at support.dell.com or when you call Dell for customer service or technical support.

  • Page 135

    surge protectors — Prevent voltage spikes, such as those that may occur during an electrical storm, from entering the computer through the electrical outlet. Surge protectors do not protect against lightning strikes or against brownouts, which occur when the voltage drops more than 20 percent below the normal AC-line voltage level.

  • Page 136

    video controller — The circuitry on a video card or on the system board (in computers with an integrated video controller) that provides the video capabilities—in combination with the monitor—for your computer. video memory — Memory that consists of memory chips dedicated to video functions.

  • Page 137: Index

    43 copying DVDs general information, 43 helpful tips, 45 how to, 43 Dell contacting, 110 support site, 10 Dell Diagnostics, 55 Dell Premier Support website, 9 device status lights, 13 diagnostics Dell, 55 display adjusting brightness, 25 adjusting the size of icons, 53...

  • Page 138

    USB connector, 15 hard drive description, 18 problems, 59 replacing, 83 returning to Dell, 85 hardware conflicts, 75 Dell Diagnostics, 55 Hardware Troubleshooter, 75 Help and Support Center, 10 help file Windows Help and Support...

  • Page 139

    65 CD drive, 58 CD-RW drive, 58 computer crashes, 65 computer does not start up, 65 computer stops responding, 65 conflicts, 75 Dell Diagnostics, 55 drives, 58 DVD drive, 58 error messages, 60 hard drive, 59 keyboard, 64 lockups, 65...

  • Page 140

    12 specifications, 97 spyware, 60, 66 standby mode about, 33, 37 password options, 37 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD, 56 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive, 55 stolen computer, 106 support...

  • Page 141

    wireless turning activity on and off, 53 wizards Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, 20 Network Setup Wizard, 49 Program Compatibility Wizard, 65 Index...

  • Page 142

    Index...

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Inspiron 1300, Inspiron b120, Inspiron b130

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