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Dell Inspiron 519 Quick Reference Manual

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Dell™ Inspiron™
Quick Reference Guide
Model: DCMF
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    Dell™ Inspiron™ Quick Reference Guide Model: DCMF 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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    Corporation in the United States and/or other countries; Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license; Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About Your Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519 Front View Back View Back Panel Connectors Setting Up Your Computer Installing Your Computer in an Enclosure Connecting to the Internet Setting Up Your Internet Connection Transferring Information to a New Computer Specifications Troubleshooting...

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    Identifying Drivers Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities Using the Drivers and Utilities media Restoring Your Operating System Using Microsoft Windows System Restore Using Dell Factory Image Restore Using the Operating System Media Finding Information Getting Help Obtaining Assistance Technical Support and Customer Service DellConnect™...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit Before You Call Contacting Dell A Appendix ......FCC Notice (U.S. Only)

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  • Page 7: About Your Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519, Front View

    USB 2.0 connectors (2) microphone connector drive activity light FlexBay drive Service Tag (located on top of the chassis towards the front) optical drive optical-drive eject button headphone connector power button front-panel door grip optional optical-drive bay About Your Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519...

  • Page 8: Back View

    Back View power connector power supply light expansion card slots (4) security cable slot About Your Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519 voltage selector switch back panel connectors padlock rings...

  • Page 9: Back Panel Connectors

    IEEE 1394 connector network adapter connector center/subwoofer connector front L/R line-out connector side L/R surround connector USB 2.0 connectors (4) link integrity light network activity light line-in connector microphone back L/R surround connector VGA video connector About Your Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519...

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    About Your Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519...

  • Page 11: Setting Up Your Computer, Installing Your Computer In An Enclosure

    Setting Up Your Computer Installing Your Computer in an Enclosure Installing your computer in an enclosure can restrict the airflow and impact your computer’s performance, possibly causing it to overheat. Follow the guidelines below when installing your computer in an enclosure: NOTICE: The operating temperature specifications indicated in this manual reflects the maximum ambient operating temperature.

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    • If your computer is installed in a corner on a desk or under a desk, leave at least 5.1 cm (2 in) clearance from the back of the computer to the wall to permit the airflow required for proper ventilation. Setting Up Your Computer...

  • Page 13: Connecting To The Internet, Setting Up Your Internet Connection

    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: •...

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    NOTE: If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see your Dell Technology Guide. If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try connecting again later.

  • Page 15: Transferring Information To A New Computer

    9 Click 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 Bluetooth wireless technology connection. • Chose Dial-up if you will use a dial-up modem or ISDN. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, click Help me choose or contact your ISP.

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    Setting Up Your Computer...

  • Page 17: Specifications

    ® Core™ 2 Quad processor ® Dual-Core ® processor Inspiron 519 • AMD Atholon™ 64/ LE/ 64 X2/ X2 BE • AMD Phenom™ X2/ X4/ X2 GE/ triple core • Up to 2 MB for AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors •...

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    124 pins 32 bits Two x1 36 pins 1 PCI Express lane One x16 164 pins 16 PCI Express lane Inspiron 519 PCI 2.3 PCI Express 2.0 SATA 1.0 and 2.0 USB 2.0 133 MB/s x1 slot bidirectional speed —1 GB/s x16 slot bidirectional speed —...

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    Memory type Minimum memory Maximum memory Drives Externally accessible Internally accessible Available devices Inspiron 518/519 Four user-accessible DDR2 DIMM sockets 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB 667 MHz, 800 MHz Non-ECC DDR2 SDRAM 512 MB 4 GB Inspiron 518/519 One 3.5-inch drive bay...

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    Connectors External connectors Audio IEEE 1394 Specifications Inspiron 518/519 ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio) Line-in connector — Use the blue line-in connector to attach a record/playback device such as a microphone, cassette player, CD player, or VCR. On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card.

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    Connectors (continued) Network Inspiron 518/519 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN on the system board. RJ-45 port — Connect one end of a network cable to either a network connector or your network or broadband device. Connect the other end of the network cable to the network adapter connector on your computer.

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    Four 10-pin connectors Four 240-pin connectors One 124-pin connector Two 36-pin connectors One 164-pin connector One 24-pin connector One 4-pin connector • Inspiron 518 — one 775-pin connector • Inspiron 519 — one 940-pin connector One 4-pin connector Four 7-pin connectors...

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    Controls and Lights Front of the computer Power button Power light Drive activity light Inspiron 518/519 Push button Blue light — Blinking blue indicates that the computer is in sleep state; solid blue indicates power-on state. Amber light — Blinking amber indicates a problem with the system board.

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    Voltage (see the safety instructions that shipped with your computer for important voltage setting information) Coin cell battery Specifications Inspiron 518/519 Green light — indicates a good connection exists between a 10/100-Mbps network and the computer. Orange light — indicates a good connection exists between a 1000-Mbps network and the computer.

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    Operating Storage Altitude (maximum): Operating Storage Airborne contaminant level Inspiron 518/519 379 mm (14.9 inches) 17.0 cm (6.7 inches) 43.5 cm (17.1 inches) 13.1 kg (28.9 lb) Inspiron 518/519 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F) 20% to 80% (noncondensing) 5 to 350 Hz at 0.0002 G2/Hz...

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  • Page 27: Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Tools, Beep Codes

    If your computer beeps during start-up: 1 Write down the beep code. 2 Run the Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 31). ® default view, so these may not apply if you set your Dell™...

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    "Contacting Dell" on page 57. If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module.

  • Page 29: System Messages

    C M O S C H E C K S U M E R R O R Replace battery. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at or see "Contacting Dell" on page 57 for assistance. C P U F A N F A I L U R E —...

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    USB ports on the front I/O panel to the system board may be loose. A R D D I S K D R I V E F A I L U R E power-on self-test (POST). Check cables /swap hard disks or see "Contacting Dell" on page 57 for assistance. A R D D I S K D R I V E R E A D F A I L U R E boot test (see "Contacting Dell"...

  • Page 31: Dell Diagnostics

    Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities media. — Disconnect the USB device. Use external power P L E A S E C O N T A C T , and click Help and Support.

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    If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities media. 4 Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive.

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    6 Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer. 7 When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run. Dell Diagnostics Main Menu 1 After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button for the option you want.

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    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. 4 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 35: Solving Problems, Power Problems

    (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at • Ensure that the main power cable and front panel cable are securely connected to the system board (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at

  • Page 36: Memory Problems

    • Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at • Remove and then reinstall any cards (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at • Remove and then reinstall the graphics card, if applicable (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at

  • Page 37: Lockups And Software Problems

    F Y O U E X P E R I E N C E O T H E R M E M O R Y P R O B L E M S • Reseat the memory modules (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at to ensure that your computer is successfully...

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    A program stops responding N D T H E P R O G R A M — Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. Click Applications. Click the program that is no longer responding. Click End Task. A program crashes repeatedly NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD.

  • Page 39: Other Software Problems

    Other software problems H E C K T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N O R C O N T A C T T H E S O F T W A R E M A N U F A C T U R E R F O R T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G I N F O R M A T I O N •...

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  • Page 41: Reinstalling Your Operating System, Drivers, What Is A Driver

    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. NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities media may contain drivers for operating systems that are not on your computer.

  • Page 42: Identifying Drivers, Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities NOTICE: The Dell Support website at and your Drivers and Utilities media provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. Using Windows Device Driver Rollback...

  • Page 43: Using The Drivers And Utilities Media

    Drivers and Utilities media and click Finish to restart the computer. 4 When you see the Windows desktop, reinsert the Drivers and Utilities media. 5 At the Welcome Dell System Owner screen, click Next. NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities media displays drivers only for hardware that came installed in your computer.

  • Page 44: Restoring Your Operating System

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

  • Page 45: Using Microsoft Windows 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. Starting System Restore 1 Click Start 2 In the Start Search box, type System Restore and press <Enter>.

  • Page 46: Using Dell Factory Image Restore

    Using Dell Factory Image Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using these options. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem.

  • Page 47: Using The Operating System Media

    To reinstall Windows, you need the following items: • Dell™ Operating System media • Dell Drivers and Utilities media NOTE: Dell Drivers and Utilities media during the assembly of the computer. Use the load any required drivers. Depending on the region from which you ordered your...

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    2 Insert the Operating System media. 3 Click Exit if the Install Windows message appears. 4 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 computer and try again.

  • Page 49: Finding Information

    The Operating System media is a CD or DVD that may have shipped with your computer. Service Manual The Service Manual for your computer can be found at Contents • Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use or contact support.

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    Document/Media/Label Dell Technology Guide The Dell Technology Guide is a available at Microsoft ® Windows ® License Label Your Microsoft Windows License is located on your computer. Product safety and warranty information is available as a hardcopy with your computer.

  • Page 51: Getting Help, Obtaining Assistance

    1 See "Solving Problems" on page 35 for information and procedures that pertain to the problem your computer is experiencing. 2 See "Dell Diagnostics" on page 31 for procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics. 3 Fill out the "Diagnostics Checklist" on page 56.

  • Page 52: Technical Support And Customer Service, Dellconnect, Online Services

    Dell's support service is available to answer your questions about Dell™ hardware. Our support staff uses computer-based diagnostics to provide fast, accurate answers. To contact Dell's support service, see "Before You Call" on page 55, and then see the contact information for your region or go to DellConnect™...

  • Page 53: Autotech Service, Automated Order-status Service, Problems With Your Order

    "Contacting Dell" on page 57. 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 54: Product Information, Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit

    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 55: Before You Call

    Service Tag (located on the back or bottom of your computer). Remember to fill out the Diagnostics Checklist (see "Diagnostics Checklist" on page 56). 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...

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    Name: Date: Address: Phone number: Service Tag: Express Service Code: Return Material Authorization Number (if provided by Dell support technician): Operating system and version: Devices: Expansion cards: Are you connected to a network? Yes No Network, version, and network adapter:...

  • Page 57: Contacting Dell

    NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. 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.

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    Getting Help...

  • Page 59: Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)

    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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

  • Page 60: Macrovision Product Notice

    The following information is provided on the device or devices covered in this document in compliance with the FCC regulations: • Product name: Dell™ Inspiron 518/Dell Inspiron 519 • Model number: DCMF • Company name: Dell Inc. Worldwide Regulatory Compliance & Environmental Affairs...

  • Page 61: Index

    37 conflicts software and hardware incompatibilities, 31 contacting Dell, 57 Dell contacting, 57 Dell Diagnostics, 31 Dell Technology Guide, 50 DellConnect, 52 diagnostics beep codes, 27 Dell, 31 documentation Dell Technology Guide, 50 End User License Agreement, 50...

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    27 conflicts, 31 Dell Diagnostics, 31 Internet connection about, 13 options, 13 setting up, 13 IRQ conflicts, 31 memory problems, 36 operating system media, 47 reinstalling, 49 Operating System CD, 49 phone numbers, 57 power problems, 35...

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    S.M.A.R.T, 30 safety instructions, 50 Service Manual, 49 software conflicts, 31 problems, 38-39 specifications, 17 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD, 32 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive, 32 support contacting Dell, 57 System Restore, 44-45...

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