Ensuring Sufficient Power for Your Computer
For optimum system performance, always use a 130-W AC adapter.
Using less-powerful AC adapters may cause you to receive a
AC adapter may also cause your computer to experience a degradation in performance.
Docking Power Considerations
Due to the extra power consumption when a computer is docked to a docking device, normal computer
operation is not possible on battery power alone. Ensure that the AC adapter is connected to your
computer when the computer is docked to a docking device.
Docking While the Computer Is Running
If a computer is connected to the Dell D/Dock or Dell D/Port while the computer is running, presence of
the docking device is ignored until the AC adapter is connected to the computer.
AC Power Loss While the Computer Is Docked
If a computer loses AC power while docked to the Dell D/Dock or Dell D/Port, the computer
immediately goes into low-performance mode.
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product
If you need technical assistance for your printer, contact the printer's manufacturer.
N S U R E T H A T T H E P R I N T E R I S T U R N E D O N
H E C K T H E P R I N T E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S
See the printer documentation for cable connection information.
Ensure that the printer cables are securely connected to the printer and the computer.
E S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T
device, such as a lamp.
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.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
3 Click Properties and click the Ports tab. For a parallel printer, ensure that the Print to the following
port(s): setting is LPT1 (Printer Port). For a USB printer, ensure that the Print to the following
port(s): setting is USB.
E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another
I N D O W S
See the printer documentation for instructions.
message. The use of a less-powerful