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Dell Inspiron 530sa Owner's Manual

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Dell™ Inspiron™ 530s Series
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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 530s Series Owner’s Manual Model DCSLF w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

  • Page 2: Abbreviations And Acronyms

    Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Yours Is Here, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Setting Up and Using Your Computer Front View of the Computer Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd Back View of the Computer Inspiron 530s Inspiron 530sa/530sc Inspiron 530sb/530sd Back Panel Connectors Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc Inspiron 530sb/530sd Installing Your Computer in an Enclosure Setting Up a Printer...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Copying CDs and DVDs How to Copy a CD or DVD Using Blank CDs and DVDs Helpful Tips Using a Media Card Reader (Optional) Connecting Two Monitors Connecting Two Monitors With VGA Connectors Connecting One Monitor With a VGA Connector and One Monitor With a DVI Connector Connecting a TV Changing the Display Settings...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Transferring Information to a New Computer ® Microsoft Windows Vista Setting Up a Home and Office Network Connecting to a Network Adapter Setting Up a Network in the ® Microsoft Operating System Setting Up a Network in the Windows Vista Connecting to the Internet Setting Up Your Internet Connection Solving Problems...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    If the screen is blank If the screen is difficult to read Troubleshooting Tools Power Lights Beep Codes System Messages Dell Diagnostics When to Use the Dell Diagnostics Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive Contents ® ® Windows operating system .

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Media Dell Diagnostics Main Menu Drivers ......

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Inspiron 530sc Inspiron 530sd Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments Memory Memory Installation Guidelines: Installing Memory Removing Memory Cards PCI and PCI Express Cards Bezel Removing the Bezel Replacing the Bezel Drives Recommended Drive Cable Connections Connecting Drive Cables Drive Interface Connectors Connecting and Disconnecting Drive Cables Hard Drives...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    I/O Panel ......Removing the I/O Panel Installing the I/O Panel Processor Fan ..... . Removing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly Installing the Processor Fan/Heat...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Clearing Forgotten Passwords Clearing CMOS Settings Flashing the BIOS Cleaning Your Computer Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only) FCC Notice (U.S. Only) Contacting Dell Glossary Index ......

  • Page 11: Finding Information

    • Ergonomics information • End User License Agreement • How to set up my computer • Model Number Find it Here Dell™ Product Information Guide Setup Diagram See the back of your computer for the model number. NOTE: If there is no label present, the model number is Inspiron 530s.

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    •Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact support. •Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting support. Dell Support Website — support.dell.com NOTE: Select your region to view the appropriate support site. NOTE:...

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    DSS utility. DSS provides critical updates for your operating system and support for Dell™ 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, optical drives, and USB devices. DSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer. The software...

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    Finding Information...

  • Page 15: Computer, Front View Of The Computer, Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd

    Setting Up and Using Your Computer Front View of the Computer Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd Setting Up and Using Your Computer...

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    CD/DVD drive panel Setting Up and Using Your Computer Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you access the Dell Support website or call technical support. Press here to open/close the CD/DVD drive. Press here to open or close the floppy/media card...

  • Page 17: Back View Of The Computer, Inspiron 530s

    Back View of the Computer Inspiron 530s Setting Up and Using Your Computer...

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    security cable slot padlock rings power connector voltage selector switch power supply light card slots back panel connectors Setting Up and Using Your Computer Security cable slot lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. For more information, see the instructions included with the device.

  • Page 19: Inspiron 530sa/530sc

    Inspiron 530sa/530sc Setting Up and Using Your Computer...

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    security cable slot padlock rings power supply light power connector voltage selector switch card slots back panel connectors Setting Up and Using Your Computer Security cable slot lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. For more information, see the instructions included with the device.

  • Page 21: Inspiron 530sb/530sd

    Inspiron 530sb/530sd Setting Up and Using Your Computer...

  • Page 22: Back Panel Connectors

    1 security cable slot 2 padlock rings 3 power supply light 4 power connector 5 voltage selector switch 6 card slots 7 back panel connectors Setting Up and Using Your Computer Security cable slot lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. For more information, see the instructions included with the device.

  • Page 23: Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc

    Back Panel Connectors Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc network activity light network adapter connector link integrity light Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state. To attach your computer to a network or broadband device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network port or your network or broadband device.

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    On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card. Use the pink connector to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program. On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the card.

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    Inspiron 530sb/530sd network activity light network adapter connector link integrity light Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light appear to be in a steady "on" state. To attach your computer to a network or broadband device, connect one end of a network cable to either a network port or your network or broadband device.

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    On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card. Use the pink connector to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program. On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the card.

  • Page 27: Installing Your Computer In An Enclosure

    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 Owner’s Manual reflects the maximum ambient operating temperature.

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    • Do not install your computer in an enclosure that does not allow airflow. Restricting the airflow impacts your computer’s performance, possibly causing it to overheat. Setting Up and Using Your Computer...

  • Page 29: Setting Up A Printer, Printer Cable, Connecting A Usb Printer

    Setting Up a Printer NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to the computer. 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. •...

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    1 USB connector on computer 3 Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. 4 Depending on your computer’s operating system, a printer wizard may be available to help you install the printer driver: If your computer is running the Microsoft and the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel.

  • Page 31: Playing Cds And Dvds

    Playing CDs and DVDs 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. 1 Press the eject button on the front of the drive.

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Volume

    A DVD player includes the following basic buttons: Stop Restart the current chapter Play Fast forward Pause Fast reverse Advance a single frame while in pause mode Go to the next title or chapter Continuously play the current title or chapter Go to the previous title or chapter Eject For more information on playing CDs or DVDs, click Help on the CD or...

  • Page 33: Configuring The Audio Connectors For 5.1- Channel, Adjusting The Picture

    Configuring the Audio Connectors for 5.1- Channel NOTE: The following is applicable only for Inspiron 530sb/530sd. Windows XP 1 Click Start point to Control Panel→ Sounds→ Audio devices→ Volume. 2 Under Speaker settings click Advanced. 3 Under Speaker Setup choose Surround sound 5.1 setup. Windows Vista 1 Click Start , point to Control Panel→...

  • Page 34: Copying Cds And Dvds

    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 Digital Media for other purposes, such as creating music CDs from audio files stored on your computer or backing up important data.

  • Page 35: Using Blank Cds And Dvds

    1 Click Start → All Programs→ Sonic→ DigitalMedia Projects→ Copy→ Disc Copy. 2 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 reads your source CD or DVD and copies the data to a temporary folder on your computer hard drive.

  • Page 36: Helpful Tips

    DVD-Writable Drives Media Type Read CD-R CD-RW DVD+R DVD-R DVD+RW DVD-RW DVD+R DL Helpful Tips ® • Use Microsoft Windows CD-RW only after you start Sonic DigitalMedia and open a DigitalMedia project. • 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.

  • Page 37: Using A Media Card Reader (optional)

    Using a Media Card Reader (Optional) Use the Media Card Reader to transfer data directly to your computer. The Media Card Reader supports the following memory types: • xD-Picture Card • SmartMedia (SMC) • CompactFlash Type I and II (CF I/II) •...

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    1 Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro) 3 CompactFlash Type I and II (CF I/II) and MicroDrive Card To use the Media Card Reader: 1 Check the media or card to determine the proper orientation for insertion. 2 Slide the media or card into the appropriate slot until it is completely seated in the connector.

  • Page 39: Connecting Two Monitors, Connecting Two Monitors With Vga Connectors

    Connecting Two Monitors CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If you purchased a graphics card that supports dual monitors, follow these instructions to connect and enable your monitors. The instructions tell you how to connect either two monitors (each with a VGA connector), one monitor with a VGA connector and one monitor with a DVI connector, or a TV.

  • Page 40: A Vga Connector And One Monitor With A Dvi Connector, Connecting A Tv

    Connecting One Monitor With a VGA Connector and One Monitor With a DVI Connector 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Connect the VGA connector on the monitor to the VGA (blue) connector on the back of the computer. 3 Connect the DVI connector on the other monitor to the DVI (white) connector on the back of the computer.

  • Page 41: Power Management, Standby Mode

    Power Management Power Management Options in Microsoft ® The Microsoft Windows amount of electricity your computer uses when it is on and you are not using it. You can reduce power to just the monitor or the hard drive, or you can use standby mode or hibernate mode to reduce power to the entire computer.

  • Page 42: Hibernate Mode, Power Options Properties

    Because hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory, Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you. If the computer’s hard drive becomes corrupted, Windows XP recreates the hibernate file automatically.

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    NOTICE: If you set the hard drive to time-out before the monitor does, your computer may appear to be locked up. To recover, press any key on the keyboard or click the mouse. To avoid this problem, always set the monitor to time-out before the hard drive.

  • Page 44: Power Management Options In Windows Vista, Standby Mode

    • Power Saver • High Performance Dell has added a fourth, Dell-Recommended mode that sets power management to the most typical settings for the majority of our customers. This is the active Power Plan. Standby Mode Standby mode is the default "off" state for Windows Vista. Standby mode conserves power by turning off the display and the hard drive after a time-out.

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    The next dialog box shows three power plans — the top option is Dell Recommended — this is the currently active plan. There is also a show additional plans arrow underneath the three power plans. You can have many power plans, but only three are displayed and the top one is the active plan.

  • Page 46: Power Plan Properties

    Because hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory, Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you. If the computer's hard drive becomes corrupted, Windows Vista recreates the hibernate file automatically.

  • Page 47: Enabling Speedstep™ Technology, About Raid Configurations

    Windows Vista automatically sets Intel Speedstep technologies in the Dell Recommended, Balanced, and Power Saver power plans. It is disabled in the High Performance power plan. About RAID Configurations NOTE: RAID is not supported on Inspiron 530sb/530sd.

  • Page 48: Raid Level 1 Configuration

    present in your computer, then each pair of drives can be set as a RAID level 1 volume. The drives should be the same size in order to ensure that the larger drive does not contain unallocated (and therefore unusable) space. RAID Level 1 Configuration RAID level 1 uses a data-redundancy storage technique known as "mirroring."...

  • Page 49: Configuring Your Hard Drives For Raid

    Configuring Your Hard Drives for RAID At some point you may want to configure your computer for RAID if you did not select a RAID configuration when you purchased your computer. You must have at least two hard drives installed in your computer to set up a RAID configuration.

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    3 Use the up- and down-arrow keys to highlight Create RAID Volume, and press <Enter>. 4 Enter a RAID volume name or accept the default, and press <Enter>. 5 Use the up- and down-arrow keys to select RAID1(Mirror), and press <Enter>.

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    Configuring for RAID Using the Intel If you already have one hard drive with the operating system installed on it, and you want to add a second hard drive and reconfigure both drives into a RAID volume without losing the existing operating system and any data, you need to use the migrating option (see "Migrating to a RAID 1 Volume"...

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    7 In the Specify Volume Size window, select the Volume Size desired and click Next. 8 Click Finish to create the volume, or click Back to make changes. 9 Follow Microsoft Windows procedures for creating a partition on the new RAID volume.

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    6 From the drop-down box, select RAID 1 as the RAID level. NOTE: Select the hard drive that already has the data or operating system files that you want to maintain on the RAID volume as your source hard drive. 7 On the Select Source Hard Drive screen, double-click the hard drive from which you want to migrate, and click Next.

  • Page 54: Microsoft Windows Xp, Transferring Information To A New Computer, Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp

    Rebuilding a Degraded RAID 1 Volume If your computer does not have a spare hard drive, and the computer has reported a degraded RAID 1 volume, you can manually rebuild the computer’s redundancy mirror to a new hard drive by performing the following steps: 1 Click Start and point to All Programs→...

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    NOTE: You can transfer information from an old computer to a new computer by directly connecting a serial cable to the input/output (I/O) ports of the two computers. To transfer data over a serial connection, you must access the Network Connections utility from the Control Panel and perform additional configuration steps, such as setting up an advanced connection and designating the host computer and the guest computer.

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    5 On the Select a transfer method screen, click the transfer method you prefer. 6 On the What do you want to transfer? screen, select the items you want to transfer and click Next. After the information has been copied, the Completing the Collection Phase screen appears.

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    #154781 (What Are The Different Methods To Transfer Files From My Old Computer To My New Dell™ Computer Using the Microsoft Operating System?). NOTE: Access to the Dell™ Knowledge Base document may not be available in certain countries. ® Setting Up and Using Your Computer ®...

  • Page 58: Windows Vista

    ® Windows Vista ® Windows Vista operating system provides the Windows Easy Transfer wizard to move data from a source computer to a new computer. You can transfer data, such as: • User account • Files and folders • Program settings •...

  • Page 59: Setting Up A Home And Office Network, Connecting To A Network Adapter

    Setting Up a Home and Office Network Connecting to a Network Adapter NOTICE: Plug the network cable into the network adapter connector on the computer. Do not plug the network cable into the modem connector on the computer. Do not plug a network cable into a telephone wall jack. 1 Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back of your computer.

  • Page 60: Operating System, Connecting To The Internet

    Setting Up a Network in the Microsoft Operating System 1 Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→ Communications→ Network Setup Wizard→ Next→ Checklist for creating a network. NOTE: Selecting the connection method labeled This computer connects directly to the Internet enables the integrated firewall provided with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

  • Page 61: Setting Up Your Internet Connection

    If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone line to the modem connector on your computer and to the telephone wall jack before you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite modem connection, contact your ISP or cellular telephone service for setup instructions.

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    5 Click Next. If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 6. Otherwise, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP. 6 Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to the Internet?, and then click Next.

  • Page 63: Solving Problems, Troubleshooting Tips, Battery Problems

    (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 157). If the battery still does not work properly, contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200). — If you have to repeatedly reset time and date...

  • Page 64: Drive Problems

    — See "Cleaning Your Computer" on page 196. R O U B L E S H O O T E R — See "Troubleshooting Software and ® — See "Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your — — See ® XP and Windows Vista...

  • Page 65: Cd And Dvd Drive Problems

    CD and DVD drive problems NOTE: High-speed CD or DVD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise, which does not indicate a defect in the drive or the CD or DVD. NOTE: Because of different regions worldwide and different disc formats, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.

  • Page 66: Hard Drive Problems, E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems

    Hard drive problems H E C K I S K — Windows XP: Click Start and click My Computer. Right-click Local Disk C:. Click Properties→ Tools→ Check Now. Click Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors and click Start. Windows Vista: Start Click...

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    H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E L I N E C O N N E C T I O N H E C K T H E T E L E P H O N E J A C K O N N E C T T H E M O D E M D I R E C T L Y T O T H E T E L E P H O N E W A L L J A C K S E A D I F F E R E N T T E L E P H O N E L I N E •...

  • Page 68: Error Messages

    Error Messages CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system or the program that was running when the message appeared. F I L E N A M E C A N N O T C O N T A I N A N Y O F T H E F O L L O W I N G C H A R A C T E R S <...

  • Page 69: Keyboard Problems

    Operating System" on page 95. L O S E S O M E P R O G R A M S A N D T R Y — Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on — P O R T S A R E E N A B L E D I N T H E S YS T E M S E T U P —...

  • Page 70: 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 Ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet The computer stops responding NOTICE:...

  • Page 71: A Solid Blue Screen Appears, Other Software Problems

    A program is designed for an earlier Microsoft operating system U N T H E R O G R A M O M P A T I B I L I T Y Windows XP: The Program Compatibility Wizard configures a program so that it runs in an environment similar to non-XP operating system environments.

  • Page 72: Media Card Reader Problems

    A C K U P Y O U R F I L E S I M M E D I A T E L Y S E A V I R U S S C A N N I N G P R O G R A M T O C H E C K T H E H A R D D R I V E A V E A N D C L O S E A N Y O P E N F I L E S O R P R O G R A M S A N D S H U T D O W N Y O U R C O M P U T E R T H R O U G H T H E S T A R T M E N U Media Card Reader Problems...

  • Page 73: Memory Problems

    • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). 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 •...

  • Page 74: Mouse Problems

    Mouse Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. L E A N T H E M O U S E — See "Mouse" on page 196 for instructions on cleaning the mouse.

  • Page 75: Network Problems

    E I N S T A L L T H E M O U S E D R I V E R page 92. U N T H E A R D W A R E R O U B L E S H O O T E R Hardware Problems in the Microsoft Windows Operating System"...

  • Page 76: Power Problems

    Power Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S O F F receiving power.

  • Page 77: Printer Problems

    F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S B L I N K I N G A M B E R power, a device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed. • Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see "Memory" on page 123). •...

  • Page 78: Scanner Problems

    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 Windows XP: Click Start→ Control Panel→ Printers and Other Hardware→ View installed printers or fax printers.

  • Page 79: Sound And Speaker Problems, No Sound From Speakers

    E R I F Y T H A T T H E S C A N N E R I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y Windows XP: Click Start→ Control Panel→ Printers and Other Hardware→ Scanners and Cameras.

  • Page 80: No Sound From Headphones

    D J U S T T H E I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.

  • Page 81: Video And Monitor Problems, If The Screen Is Blank

    Video and Monitor Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTE: See the monitor documentation for troubleshooting procedures. If the screen is blank H E C K T H E M O N I T O R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N •...

  • Page 82: If The Screen Is Difficult To Read

    If the screen is difficult to read H E C K T H E M O N I T O R S E T T I N G S instructions on adjusting the contrast and brightness, demagnetizing (degaussing) the monitor, and running the monitor self-test. O V E T H E S U B W O O F E R A W A Y F R O M T H E M O N I T O R includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the monitor.

  • Page 83: Troubleshooting Tools, Power Lights

    Troubleshooting Tools Power Lights CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. The power button light (bi-color LED) located on the front of the computer illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states: •...

  • Page 84: Beep Codes

    This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a possible motherboard failure. 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 88). Troubleshooting Tools...

  • Page 85

    Real time clock failure. Possible battery failure or motherboard failure. Video BIOS Test Failure. CPU cache test failure Contact Dell. Suggested Remedy Contact Dell. If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module (see "Installing Memory"...

  • Page 86: System Messages

    Replace floppy disk/check for loose cable connection. A R D D I S K D R I V E F A I L U R E POST. check cables /swap hard disks (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200 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 (see "Contacting Dell"...

  • Page 87

    (see "Entering System Setup" on page 185). O T I M E R T I C K I N T E R R U P T malfunctioning or motherboard failure (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200 for assistance). S YS T E M D I S K O R D I S K E R R O R has a bootable operating system or remove the floppy disk from drive A and restart the computer.

  • Page 88: Dell Diagnostics, When To Use The Dell Diagnostics, From Your Hard Drive

    Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities media. Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.

  • Page 89: The Drivers And Utilities Media

    <Enter>. 5 Type 1 to start the CD menu and press <Enter> to proceed. 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.

  • Page 90: Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

    "Contacting Dell" on page 200. 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. Troubleshooting Tools Function...

  • Page 91: Drivers, What Is A Driver

    Parameters 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. 6 Remove the Drivers and Utilities media (if applicable).

  • Page 92: Identifying Drivers, Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com 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 93

    Windows XP: 1 Click Start→ My Computer→ Properties→ Hardware→ Device Manager. 2 Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and click Properties. 3 Click the Drivers tab→ Roll Back Driver. Windows Vista: 1 Click Start , and right-click Computer. 2 Click Properties→...

  • Page 94

    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. If you installed additional hardware, the drivers for the new hardware might not be displayed by the Drivers and Utilities media.

  • Page 95

    Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems in the Microsoft Windows Windows Vista If a device is either not detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured, you can use the Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the incompatibility. To start the Hardware Troubleshooter: Windows XP: 1 Click Start →...

  • Page 96: Restoring Your Operating System

    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 Windows XP:...

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    Windows Vista: 1 Click the Windows Vista Start button 2 In the search box, type System Restore and press <Enter>. NOTE: The User Account Control window may appear. If you are an administrator on the computer, click Continue; otherwise, contact your administrator to continue the desired action.

  • Page 98: Using Dell Pc Restore

    NOTE: Dell PC Restore 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.

  • Page 99

    Dell PC Restore enables you to restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased your computer. It is recommended that you do not remove PC Restore from your computer, even to gain additional hard-drive space.

  • Page 100: Using The Operating System Cd

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

  • Page 101

    3 Restart the computer. Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft computer and try again. NOTE: The next steps change the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start-up, the computer boots according to the devices specified in the system setup program.

  • Page 102

    Troubleshooting Tools...

  • Page 103: Removing And Installing Parts, Before You Begin, Recommended Tools

    You have performed the steps in "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 104 and "Before Working Inside Your Computer" on page 104. • You have read the safety information in the Dell™ Product Information Guide. • A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 104: Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    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 pull-tab, not on the cable itself.

  • Page 105: Removing The Computer Cover

    3 Press the power button to ground the system board. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. 4 Remove the computer cover. NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer.

  • Page 106: Removing The Support Bracket

    4 Release the computer cover by pulling it away from the front of the computer and lifting it up. 5 Set the cover aside in a secure location. Removing the Support Bracket CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 107

    1 support bracket cable clamp 3 card retention bracket 5 support bracket 2 card retention release lever 4 hinge tabs Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 108: Inside View Of Your Computer

    Inside View of Your Computer CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTE: The inside view of your computer may vary based on the computer model. 1 power supply 4 CD or DVD drive Removing and Installing Parts support bracket...

  • Page 109: System Board Components, Inspiron 530s

    System Board Components Inspiron 530s Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 110

    processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) main power connector (ATX_POWER) 10 serial ATA drive connectors (SATA0) 13 serial ATA drive connectors (SATA1) 16 front USB connector (F_USB1) 19 front FlexBay connector (F_USB3) 22 PCI connector (PCI1) 25 audio connectors 28 chassis fan connector (CHASSIS_FAN) Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 111: Inspiron 530sa

    Inspiron 530sa Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 112

    processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) main power connector (ATX_POWER) 10 CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) 13 serial ATA drive connectors (SATA4) 16 serial ATA drive connectors (SATA5) 19 front audio (F_AUDIO) 22 PCI Express x1 connector (PCIE_X1) 25 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 28 video connector (VGA)

  • Page 113: Inspiron 530sb

    Inspiron 530sb Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 114

    processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) SYS_FAN2 10 serial ATA drive connectors (SATA1) 13 front USB connector (F_USB1) 16 CD_IN 19 PCI Express x1 connector (PCIE_x1) 22 audio connectors 25 chassis fan connector (CHASSIS_FAN) Removing and Installing Parts processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) password jumper...

  • Page 115: Inspiron 530sc

    Inspiron 530sc Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 116

    processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) password jumper (CLR_PSWD) 10 serial ATA drive connectors (SATA1) 13 front panel connector (F_PANEL) 16 front USB connector (F_USB1) 19 SPDIF 22 PCI connector (PCI2) 25 PCI Express x16 connector (PCIE_X16) 28 2 USB connectors 31 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 117: Inspiron 530sd

    Inspiron 530sd Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 118

    processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) serial ATA drive connectors (SATA1) 10 CMOS jumper CLR_CMOS 13 SPDIF 16 PCI connector (PCI2) 19 PCI Express x1 connector (PCIE_X1) 22 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 25 video connector (VGA) Removing and Installing Parts processor fan connector (CPU_FAN)

  • Page 119: Assignments

    Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments DC Power Connector P1 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 9 10 11 12 Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 120

    Pin Number Signal name 3.3 V 3.3 V 5 V AUX +12 V +12 V 3.3 V 3.3 V -12 V PS_ON OPEN Removing and Installing Parts Wire Color Wire Size Orange 20 AWG Orange 20 AWG Black 20 AWG 20 AWG Black 20 AWG...

  • Page 121

    DC Power Connector P2 Pin Number Signal Name +12 VADC +12 VADC DC Power Connectors P3, P5, and P6 Pin Number Signal name 18-AWG Wire +3.3 VDC +5 VDC +12 VBDC 18-AWG Wire Black Black Yellow Yellow Orange Black Black White Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 122

    DC Power Connector P4 Pin Number Signal Name +5 VDC +12 VADC DC Power Connector P7 Pin Number Signal Name +3.3 VDC +5 VDC +12 VDC Removing and Installing Parts 22-AWG Wire Black Black Yellow 18-AWG Wire Black Black Orange Yellow...

  • Page 123: Memory, Memory Installation Guidelines

    Memory You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. Your computer supports DDR2 memory. For additional information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see "Memory" on page 177. NOTICE: Do not install ECC or buffered memory modules. Only unbuffered, non-ECC memory is supported.

  • Page 124

    Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly.

  • Page 125: Installing Memory

    Installing Memory CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: Before installing memory, you must remove the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on page 128. NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components.

  • Page 126

    Inspiron 530sb/530sd memory connector closest from processor (DIMM_1) connector 3 Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down into the connector while you apply equal force to each end of the module. Removing and Installing Parts cutouts (2) memory module...

  • Page 127: Removing Memory

    4 Insert the module into the connector until the module snaps into position. If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the module. 5 Replace the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on page 128. 6 Replace the computer cover.

  • Page 128: Cards, Pci And Pci Express Cards

    You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Your Dell™ computer provides the following slots for PCI and PCI Express cards: • One PCI Express x16 card slot (SLOT1) •...

  • Page 129

    Installing a PCI/PCI Express Card 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105. 1 card retention release lever 3 Release the card retention bracket by lifting the card retention release lever up.

  • Page 130

    5 If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer, remove the card. If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. • For PCI card, grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.

  • Page 131

    7 Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the slot. 1 alignment bar 4 alignment guide 8 Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173) and then press down the card retention bracket to seat it on its slot. 9 Ensure that: •...

  • Page 132

    10 Connect any cables that should be attached to the card. See the documentation for the card for information about the card’s cable connections. NOTICE: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.

  • Page 133

    12 If you installed a sound card: Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 185), go to Onboard Devices and select Integrated Audio, and then change the setting to Off. Connect external audio devices to the sound card’s connectors. Do not connect external audio devices to the microphone, speaker/headphone, or line-in connectors on the back panel.

  • Page 134

    To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. Connect the network cable to the integrated connector on the back panel of the computer. See "Inspiron 530sa/530sc" on page 19 and "Inspiron 530sb/530sd" on page 21. Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 135: Bezel, Removing The Bezel

    Bezel CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

  • Page 136: Replacing The Bezel

    Replacing the Bezel 1 Align and insert the bottom tabs into the front panel hinges. 1 bottom tabs (3) top tabs (3) bezel 2 Rotate the bezel toward the computer until the three top tabs snap into place on the front panel. Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 137: Drives, Connections

    Drives Your computer supports a combination of these devices: • Up to two serial ATA hard drives • One optional floppy drive or an optional Media Card Reader • One CD or DVD drive 1 power supply 4 CD or DVD drive Recommended Drive Cable Connections •...

  • Page 138: Connecting Drive Cables, Drive Interface Connectors

    Connecting Drive Cables When you install a drive, you connect two cables—a DC power cable and a data cable—to the back of the drive. Power Connector 1 power cable power input connector data cable Drive Interface Connectors The drive cable connectors are keyed for correct insertion. Properly align the cable connector key on the cable and the drive before connecting.

  • Page 139: Connecting And Disconnecting Drive Cables, Hard Drives

    Connecting and Disconnecting Drive Cables When connecting and disconnecting a serial ATA data cable, disconnect the cable using the pull-tab. The serial ATA interface connectors are keyed for correct insertion; that is, a notch or a missing pin on one connector matches a tab or a filled-in hole on the other connector.

  • Page 140

    1 shoulder screws (4) 4 serial ATA data cable NOTE: The location of connectors on the system board may vary depending on your compute. See "Inside View of Your Computer" on page 108. 6 Press in on the securing tab on the side of the drive and slide the drive up and out.

  • Page 141

    Installing a Hard Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the support bracket (see "Removing the Support Bracket" on page 106). 4 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.

  • Page 142

    10 Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 11 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.

  • Page 143

    second hard drive (optional) 7 Connect the power and data cables to the drive. 8 Connect the data cable to the system board. 9 Slide the hard drive into the hard drive bay until it snaps in place. 10 Install the first hard drive (see "Installing a Hard Drive" on page 141). 11 Check all cables to be certain that they are properly connected and firmly seated.

  • Page 144: Floppy Drive (optional)

    15 See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. 16 Check the System Setup for drive configuration changes (see "Entering System Setup" on page 185). Floppy Drive (Optional) CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 145

    floppy drive 5 Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the floppy drive. 6 Disconnect the data cable from the system board. 7 Press the two spring clamps and slide out the floppy drive along with the FlexBay drive cage from the FlexBay slot.

  • Page 146

    9 Lift the floppy drive to separate it from the FlexBay drive cage. 10 Slide the FlexBay drive cage in the FlexBay slot till it snaps in place. 11 Install the FlexBay drive insert (see "Replacing the FlexBay Drive Panel Insert"...

  • Page 147

    Installing a Floppy Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the bezel (see "Removing the Bezel" on page 135). 4 Remove the CD or DVD drive (see "Removing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 154).

  • Page 148

    8 Tighten the two screws on the other side to secure the floppy drive in the FlexBay drive cage. 9 Slide the FlexBay drive cage along with the floppy drive in the FlexBay slot till it snaps in place. 10 Attach the power and data cables to the floppy drive. 11 Connect the other end of the data cable to the connector labeled "FLOPPY"...

  • Page 149

    17 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 185) and select the appropriate Diskette Drive option. 18 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). Removing the FlexBay Drive Panel Insert 1 Gently press on the release lever outward to release the lock.

  • Page 150: Media Card Reader

    Replacing the FlexBay Drive Panel Insert 1 Slide the drive panel insert tab into the slot on the bezel. 2 Push the panel insert towards the bezel till it snaps in place. NOTE: To comply with FCC regulations, it is recommended that you replace the drive panel insert whenever the floppy drive is removed from the computer.

  • Page 151

    4 Remove the CD/DVD drive (see "Removing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 154). 5 Disconnect the FlexBay USB cable and the power cable from the back of the Media Card Reader and from the internal USB connector on the system board (see "System Board Components" on page 109). 6 Press the two spring clamps and slide out the Media Card Reader along with the FlexBay drive cage from the FlexBay slot.

  • Page 152

    11 Replace the CD/DVD drive (see "Installing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 155). 12 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 136). 13 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 14 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.

  • Page 153

    Not present on all computers. 12 Replace the CD/DVD drive (see "Installing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 155). 13 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 136). 14 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174).

  • Page 154: Cd/dvd Drive

    CD/DVD Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

  • Page 155

    7 If you are not replacing the drive, replace the drive panel insert (see "Replacing the FlexBay Drive Panel Insert" on page 150). 8 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 136). 9 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174).

  • Page 156

    11 Enter system setup (see "System Setup" on page 185) and select the appropriate Drive option. 12 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 157: Battery, Replacing The Battery

    Battery Replacing the Battery CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components.

  • Page 158

    battery release lever 8 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 9 Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.

  • Page 159: Power Supply, Replacing The Power Supply

    Power Supply CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components.

  • Page 160

    8 Slide out the power supply and lift it out. 9 Slide the replacement power supply toward the back of the computer. 10 Replace and tighten all screws that secure the power supply to the back of the computer chassis. CAUTION: Failure to replace and tighten all screws may cause electrical shock as these screws are a key part of the system grounding.

  • Page 161: I/o Panel, Removing The I/o Panel

    15 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 16 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 17 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). I/O Panel CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 162: Installing The I/o Panel

    174). 6 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 7 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). Removing and Installing Parts I/O panel...

  • Page 163: Processor Fan

    Processor Fan CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

  • Page 164: Removing The Processor Fan/heat Sink Assembly

    Removing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly NOTICE: Do not touch the fan blades when you are removing the processor fan/heat sink assembly. This could damage the fan. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105).

  • Page 165: Installing The Processor Fan/heat Sink Assembly

    Installing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly NOTICE: When reinstalling the fan, ensure that you do not pinch the wires that run between the system board and the fan. 1 Align the captive screws on the processor fan/heat sink assembly to the four metal screw hole projections on the system board.

  • Page 166: Processor, Removing The Processor

    Processor CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Removing the Processor 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105).

  • Page 167: Installing The Processor

    NOTICE: When replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the socket or allow any objects to fall on the pins in the socket. 5 Gently remove the processor from the socket. Leave the release lever extended in the release position so that the socket is ready for the new processor.

  • Page 168

    1 processor cover 4 processor socket 7 front alignment-notch 8 processor pin-1 indicator 9 rear alignment notch 9 Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink. NOTICE: Ensure that you apply new thermal grease. New thermal grease is critical for ensuring adequate thermal bonding, which is a requirement for optimal processor operation.

  • Page 169: Chassis Fan, Removing The Chassis Fan

    Chassis Fan CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

  • Page 170: Replacing The Chassis Fan, System Board, Removing The System Board

    Replacing the Chassis Fan 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Slide the chassis fan in place towards the back of the computer. 4 Tighten the screw to secure the chassis fan.

  • Page 171

    1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove any add-in cards on the system board (see "Cards" on page 128). 4 Remove the processor and heat sink assembly (see "I/O Panel" on page 161).

  • Page 172: Installing The System Board

    Inspiron 530sb/530sd Place the system board assembly that you just removed next to the replacement system board to compare and ensure they are identical. Installing the System Board 1 Gently align the board into the chassis and slide it toward the back of the computer.

  • Page 173: Replacing The Support Bracket

    8 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 9 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). Replacing the Support Bracket CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 174: Replacing The Computer Cover

    1 support bracket Replacing the Computer Cover CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: Do not operate your equipment with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.) removed. 1 Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way.

  • Page 175

    5 Ensure that the cover is seated correctly. 6 Replace and tighten the two screws that secure the computer cover, using a screwdriver. 1 computer cover tab 7 Move the computer to the upright position. NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.

  • Page 176

    Removing and Installing Parts...

  • Page 177: Specifications, Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc

    SRAM DDR2 SDRAM(667/800-MHz) four 512 MB, 1 GB or 2 GB 512 MB 4 GB (Inspiron 530s only) 8 GB (Inspiron 530sa/530sc) G33/ICH9 RAID 1 support (on-board) seven 16 Mb (Inspiron 530s only) 8Mb (Inspiron 530sa/530sc) Integrated network interface capable of 10/100...

  • Page 178

    Video Type Audio Type Expansion Bus Bus type Bus speed connectors connector size connector data width (maximum) PCI Express connector connector size connector data width (maximum) PCI Express connector connector size connector data width (maximum) Appendix Intel integrated video Realtek ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio) PCI 2.3 PCI Express 1.0A SATA 1.0 and 2.0...

  • Page 179

    Drives Externally accessible: Internally accessible Available devices Connectors External connectors: Video Network adapter Audio System board connectors: Serial ATA Internal USB device Floppy drive Processor fan Chassis fan PCI 2.3 PCI Express x1 PCI Express x16 Front panel control Front panel USB one 3.5-inch drive bay (FlexBay) one 5.25-inch drive bays two 3.5-inch drive bays...

  • Page 180

    Connectors (continued) Front panel audio HDA header Processor Memory Power 12V Power Inspiron 530sb/530sd Processor Processor type Level 2 (L2) cache Memory Type Memory connectors Memory capacities Minimum memory Maximum memory Computer Information Chipset RAID Support DMA channels Interrupt levels BIOS chip (NVRAM) Appendix one 9-pin connector...

  • Page 181

    Video Type Audio Type Expansion Bus Bus type Bus speed connectors connector size connector data width (maximum) PCI Express connector connector size connector data width (maximum) PCI Express connector connector size connector data width (maximum) Intel integrated video Realtek ALC662 (5.1- Channel audio) PCI 2.3 PCI Express 1.0A SATA 1.0 and 2.0...

  • Page 182

    Drives Externally accessible: Internally accessible Available devices Connectors External connectors: Video Network adapter Audio System board connectors: Serial ATA Internal USB device Floppy drive Processor fan Chassis fan PCI 2.3 PCI Express x1 PCI Express x16 Front panel control Front panel USB Front panel audio HDA header Processor...

  • Page 183: Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd

    Connectors (continued) Memory Power 12V Power Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd Controls and Lights Front of computer: Power button Power light Drive activity light Back of computer: Link integrity light (on integrated network adapter) Network activity light (on integrated network adapter) four 240-pin connectors one 4-pin connector one 24-pin connector push button...

  • Page 184

    Power DC power supply: Wattage Maximum heat dissipation Voltage (see the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide for important voltage setting information) Coin cell battery Physical Height 36.2 cm (14.2 inches) Width 10.0 cm (3.9 inches) Depth 43.5 cm (17.1 inches) Weight 9.0 kg (19.8 lb) Environmental...

  • Page 185: System Setup, Overview, Entering System Setup

    Certain changes can make your computer work incorrectly. Entering System Setup 1 Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2 When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately. 3 Once this F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately. NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized.

  • Page 186: System Setup Options

    4 If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft your computer and try again. System Setup Screens The system setup screen displays current or changeable configuration information for your computer. Information on the screen is divided into three areas: the options list, active options field, and key functions.

  • Page 187

    Memory Info Standard CMOS Features Date/Time SATA Info SATA HDD Auto- Detection Capacity Drive A Halt On Advanced BIOS Features CPU Feature Boot Up NumLock Boot Device Configuration Removable Device Priority Hard Disk Boot Priority First Boot Device Second Boot Device Removable; Hard Disk; CDROM; USB-CDROM; Indicates amount of installed memory, memory speed, channel mode (dual or single), and type of memory installed.

  • Page 188

    Third Boot Device Boot Other Device Advanced Chipset Features Init Display First PCI Slot, Onboard, PCIEx (PCI Slot by default) Video Memory Size DVMT Mode DVMT/FIXED Memory Size Integrated Peripherals USB Device Setting • USB Controller—Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default) Onboard FDC Controller Onboard Audio...

  • Page 189: Boot Sequence

    You can use this feature, for example, to tell the computer to boot from the CD drive so that you can run the Dell Diagnostics on the Drivers and Utilities media, but you want the computer to boot from the hard drive when the diagnostic tests are complete.

  • Page 190: Clearing Forgotten Passwords

    3 When F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, press <F12>. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then, shut down your computer and try again.

  • Page 191: Inspiron 530s, Inspiron 530sa

    Inspiron 530s Inspiron 530sa Appendix...

  • Page 192

    Inspiron 530sb 1 2 3 1 2 3 Inspiron 530sc 1 2 3 1 2 3 Appendix...

  • Page 193

    Inspiron 530sd 4 Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1 and 2. 5 Wait for approximately five seconds to clear the password. 6 Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 1 and 2 and replace it on pins 2 and 3 to enable the password feature.

  • Page 194: Clearing Cmos Settings

    Locate the 3-pin CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) on the system board based on your computer model: • "Inspiron 530s" on page 191 • "Inspiron 530sa" on page 191 • "Inspiron 530sb" on page 192 • "Inspiron 530sc" on page 192 •...

  • Page 195: Flashing The Bios

    The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board. 1 Turn on the computer. 2 Locate the BIOS update file for your computer at the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. 3 Click Download Now to download the file.

  • Page 196: Cleaning Your Computer, Computer, Keyboard, And Monitor, Mouse

    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 Monitor CAUTION: Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet. Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.

  • Page 197: Cds And Dvds, Floppy Drive (optional), Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)

    Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dell-installed hardware.

  • Page 198: Definition Of "dell-installed Software And Peripherals, Definition Of "third-party Software And Peripherals

    All Dell-standard components included in a Custom Factory Integration (CFI) project are covered by the standard Dell limited warranty for your computer. However, Dell also extends a parts replacement program to cover all nonstandard, third-party hardware components integrated through CFI for the duration of the computer’s service contract.

  • Page 199

    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 200: 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. Because availability varies by country and product, some services may not be available in your area.

  • Page 201: 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. ACPI —...

  • Page 202

    BIOS — basic input/output system — A program (or utility) that serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system. Unless you understand what effect these settings have on the computer, do not change them. Also referred to as system setup. bit —...

  • Page 203

    CD-R — CD recordable — A recordable version of a CD. Data can be recorded only once onto a CD-R. Once recorded, the data cannot be erased or written over. CD-RW — CD rewritable — A rewritable version of a CD. Data can be written to a CD-RW disc, and then erased and written over (rewritten).

  • Page 204

    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 205

    ExpressCards. ExpressCards support both the 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 206

    Fahrenheit — A temperature measurement scale where 32° is the freezing point and 212° is the boiling point of water. FBD — fully-buffered DIMM — A DIMM with DDR2 DRAM chips and an Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB) that speeds communication between the DDR2 SDRAM chips and the system.

  • Page 207

    hard drive — A drive that reads and writes data on a hard disk. The terms hard drive and hard disk are often used interchangeably. heat sink — A metal plate on some processors that helps dissipate heat. hibernate mode — A power management mode that saves everything in memory to a reserved space on the hard drive and then turns off the computer.

  • Page 208

    IRQ — interrupt request — An electronic pathway assigned to a specific device so that the device can communicate with the processor. Each device connection must be assigned an IRQ. Although two devices can share the same IRQ assignment, you cannot operate both devices simultaneously. ISP —...

  • Page 209

    — A bay that supports devices such as optical drives, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module. memory — A temporary data storage area inside your computer. Because the data in...

  • Page 210

    250 MB/sec to 4 GB/sec. If the PCI Express chip set and the device are capable of different speeds, they will operate at the slower speed. PCMCIA — Personal Computer Memory Card International Association — The organization that establishes standards for PC Cards.

  • Page 211

    PIO — programmed input/output — A method of transferring data between two devices through the processor as part of the data path. pixel — A single point on a display screen. Pixels are arranged in rows and columns to create an image. A video resolution, such as 800 x 600, is expressed as the number of pixels across by the number of pixels up and down.

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    refresh rate — The frequency, measured in Hz, at which your screen's horizontal lines are recharged (sometimes also referred to as its vertical frequency). The higher the refresh rate, the less video flicker can be seen by the human eye. resolution —...

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    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. setup program — A program that is used to install and configure hardware and software.

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    SXGA+ — super-extended graphics array plus — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1400 x 1050. system board — The main circuit board in your computer. Also known as the motherboard. system setup — A utility that serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system.

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    UTP — unshielded twisted pair — Describes a type of cable used in most telephone networks and some computer networks. Pairs of unshielded wires are twisted to protect against electromagnetic interference, rather than relying on a metal sheath around each pair of wires to protect against interference. UXGA —...

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    W — watt — The measurement of electrical power. One W is 1 ampere of current flowing at 1 volt. WHr — watt-hour — A unit of measure commonly used to indicate the approximate capacity of a battery. For example, a 66-WHr battery can supply 66 W of power for 1 hour or 33 W for 2 hours.

  • Page 217: Index

    Index audio. See sound battery problems, 63 replacing, 157 beep codes, 84 BIOS, 185 boot sequence, 189 changing, 189-190 option settings, 189 booting to a USB device, 189 cards installing PCI, 129 PCI, 128 removing PCI, 133 slots, 128 types supported, 128 CD/DVD drive installing, 155 problems, 65...

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    Dell contacting, 200 support policy, 197 support site, 12 Dell Diagnostics, 88 diagnostics beep codes, 84 Dell, 88 documentation End User License Agreement, 11 ergonomics, 11 Finding Information, 11 online, 12 Product Information Guide, 11 regulatory, 11 safety, 11 Setup Diagram, 11...

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    141 installing second, 142 problems, 66 removing, 139 hardware beep codes, 84 conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 hibernate mode, 42-43, 45 I/O panel replacing, 162 installing parts before you begin, 103 recommended tools, 103 turning off your computer, 104...

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    84 blue screen, 71 CD drive, 65 CD-RW drive, 65 computer crashes, 70-71 computer stops responding, 70 conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 drives, 64 DVD drive, 65 e-mail, 66 error messages, 68 general, 70 hard drive, 66 Internet, 66...

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    184 power, 184 processor, 177, 180 technical, 177 video, 178, 181 standby mode, 41, 44 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD, 89 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive, 88 support contacting Dell, 200...

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    197 transferring information to a new computer, 54, 60 troubleshooting conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 Hardware Troubleshooter, 95 restore to previous state, 96 tips, 63 connect to computer, 39-40 booting to devices, 189 Using Windows Device Driver...

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