Dell IM10-2863 - Inspiron Mini - Obsidian Setup Manual

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE...

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P09T series Regulatory type: P09T001...

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    Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, Inspiron , YOURS IS HERE, Solution Station, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademark and Atom is the trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connect the Network Cable (Optional) ..7 Dell Dock ......29 Press the Power Button .

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    System Messages ..... 38 Contacting Dell......61 Hardware Troubleshooter .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop, Before Setting Up Your Computer

    Dell Inspiron laptop. into, or allow dust to accumulate in ™ ™ the air vents. Do not place your Dell ™ Before Setting Up Your computer in a low-airflow environment, Computer such as a closed briefcase, or on fabric...

  • Page 8: Connect The Ac Adapter

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into an electrical outlet or surge protector. WARNING: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or permanent damage to your computer.

  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable (optional)

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

  • Page 10: Press The Power Button

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Press the Power Button...

  • Page 11: Set Up The Operating System

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Set Up the Operating System Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase. Set Up Microsoft Windows To set up Microsoft Windows for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These ®...

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    You will require the following to create the system recovery media: • Dell DataSafe Local Backup • USB key with a minimum capacity of 8 GB or DVD-R/DVD+R/Blu-ray Disc ™ NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup does not support rewritable discs.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To create a system recovery media: Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see “Connect the AC Adapter” on page Insert the disc or USB key in the computer. → All Programs→ Dell DataSafe Local Backup. Click Start Click Create Recovery Media.

  • Page 14: Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional)

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To enable wireless: To disable wireless: Turn on your computer. Double-click the icon on the system tray or press <F2>. Double-click the icon on the system tray or press <F2>. The Wireless Enable/Disable dialog box appears.

  • Page 16: Connect To The Internet (optional)

    To set up your connection to a wireless router: purchase one at www.dell.com. Ensure that wireless is enabled on your Setting Up a Wired Connection computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless”...

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up Your Internet Connection To set up your Internet connection: Save and close any open files, and exit any ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact open programs. your ISP for offerings available in your country. →...

  • Page 18: Using Your Inspiron Laptop, Right View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron laptop. ™ Right View Features Audio out/Headphone connector — Connects to a pair of headphones or to a powered speaker or sound system. USB 2.0 connector — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player.

  • Page 19: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features VGA connector — Connects to a monitor or projector. USB 2.0 connector — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. 3-in-1 Media Card Reader — Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on memory cards.

  • Page 20: Computer Base And Keyboard Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Computer Base and Keyboard Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Power button — Turns the computer on or off when pressed. 2 Function key row — The wireless enable or disable key, brightness increase and decrease keys, and the volume control keys are located in this row. Power/Battery status light —...

  • Page 22: Status Lights And Indicators

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Status Lights and Indicators Power/Battery Status Light Indicator light status Computer state(s) Battery charge level AC adapter solid white charging < 90% off/hibernate breathing white standby charging off/hibernate > 90% Battery solid white > 10% breathing white standby >= 10% solid amber...

  • Page 23: Back View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Back View Features 1 Security cable slot — Attaches a commercially available security cable to the computer. NOTE: Before you buy a security cable, ensure that it fits into the security cable slot on your computer. AC adapter connector —...

  • Page 24: Touch Pad Gestures

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll feature includes: Circular Scroll — Allows you to scroll up or Traditional Scroll — Allows you to scroll up or down, and right or left. down, and right or left.

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Zoom Allows you to increase or decrease the magnification of the screen content. The zoom feature includes: One finger zoom — Allows you to zoom in or out. To zoom in: Move a finger up in the zoom zone (extreme left of the touch pad).

  • Page 26: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features The display panel holds a camera and accompanying digital microphone. 1 2 3...

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    3 Camera activity indicator — Indicates if the camera is on or off. 4 Display — Your display can vary based on selections you made when purchasing your computer. For more information about displays, see the Dell Technology Guide at → All Programs→ Dell Help Documentation.

  • Page 28: Removing And Replacing The Battery

    WARNING: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. This computer should only use a battery purchased from Dell. Do not use batteries from other computers. WARNING: Before removing the battery, shut down the computer, and remove external cables (including the AC adapter).

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 battery release latches (2) 2 battery 3 battery bay 4 battery bay slots (3)

  • Page 30: Software Features

    NOTE: For more information about the play games and listen to music and Internet features described in this section, see the radio stations. Dell Technology Guide at support.dell.com/ → All Programs→ manuals or at Start You can download or copy pictures and video files from portable devices, such as digital cameras Dell Help Documentation.

  • Page 31: Dell Dock

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Dell Dock The Dell Dock is a group of icons that provides easy access to frequently-used applications, files, and folders. You can personalize the Dock by: • Adding or removing icons • Changing the color and location of the Dock •...

  • Page 32: Dell Datasafe Online Backup

    NOTE: A broadband connection is recommended for fast upload/download speeds. Dell DataSafe Online is an automated backup and recovery service that helps protect your data and other important files from catastrophic incidents like theft, fire, or natural disasters. You can access the service on your computer using a password-protected account.

  • Page 33: Solving Problems, Beep Codes

    Possible system board failure — solve your problem using the following BIOS ROM checksum failure guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 37 or “Contacting Dell” on page 61. No RAM detected Beep Codes NOTE: If you installed or replaced the memory module,...

  • Page 34: Network Problems

    Solving Problems Network Problems Wired Connections If the wired network connection is lost — The Wireless Connections cable is loose or damaged. If the wireless network connection is lost — • Check the cable to ensure it is plugged in The wireless router is offline or wireless has and not damaged.

  • Page 35: Power Problems

    • Reseat the AC adapter cable into the • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see power connector on the computer and the “Contacting Dell” on page 61). electrical outlet. If the power light is breathing white — The •...

  • Page 36: Memory Problems

    • Too many devices connected to a minimum memory requirements. power strip. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see • Multiple power strips connected to the same “Contacting Dell” on page 61). electrical outlet. If you experience other memory problems —...

  • Page 37: Lockups And Software Problems

    Solving Problems Lockups and Software If a program crashes repeatedly — Check the software documentation. If necessary, uninstall Problems and then reinstall the program. If the computer does not start up — Ensure NOTE: Software usually includes installation that the AC adapter is firmly connected to the instructions in its documentation or on the computer and to the electrical outlet.

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    Back up your files immediately. – If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall • Use a virus-scanning program to check the the program. hard drive or CDs. – Write down any error message that is displayed to help in troubleshooting when contacting Dell.

  • Page 39: Using Support Tools, Dell Support Center

    Using Support Tools Dell Support Center Alerts (technical support alerts relevant to your computer) The Dell Support Center is an easy-to-use application that provides information about your computer, personalized service and support resources. Assistance from Dell (Technical Support with DellConnect ™...

  • Page 40: My Dell Downloads, System Messages

    CD or DVD. NOTE: If the message you received is not This software is available at My Dell Downloads. listed in the following examples, see the From this web site you can download available...

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    Support — The computer failed to complete that the cables are connected and that the the boot routine three consecutive times for the drive is installed properly and partitioned as same error. Contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” a boot device. on page 61). •...

  • Page 42: Hardware Troubleshooter, Dell Diagnostics

    Press <F2> during POST (Power On Self best describes the problem and follow the Test) to enter the System Setup (BIOS) utility. remaining troubleshooting steps. Start the Dell Diagnostics from your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities disc.

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    Windows desktop; ® ® The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden then, shut down your computer and try again. diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive. NOTE: If you see a message stating that no NOTE: If your computer cannot display...

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    Press any key to continue. The Choose An Option window appears. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the computer, click Exit. If PSA is not invoked: Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive and to go to the Choose An Option window.

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    <Enter> to proceed. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> ™ Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from immediately. the numbered list. If multiple versions are NOTE: If you wait too long and the listed, select the version appropriate for your operating system logo appears, continue to computer.

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    Dell. When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Choose An Option window. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the computer, click Exit. Drivers and Utilities disc. Remove the...

  • Page 47: Restoring Your Operating System

    You can restore the operating system on your computer using any of the following options: CAUTION: Using Dell Factory Image Restore or the Operating System disc to restore your operating system will permanently delete all data files on your computer. If possible, backup your data files before using these options.

  • Page 48: System Restore

    Restoring Your Operating System System Restore Starting System Restore To restore your computer: The Windows operating systems provide a System Restore option which allows Click Start you to return your computer to an earlier In the search box, type System Restore operating state (without affecting data files) if and press <Enter>.

  • Page 49: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    CAUTION: Although Dell Datasafe Local Backup is designed to preserve the data files on your computer, it is recommended that you backup your data files before using Dell DataSafe Local Backup. NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup may not be available in all regions.

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    Turn off your computer. operating system. Disconnect all the devices (USB drive, You can use Dell DataSafe Local Backup to printer, etc.) connected to the computer and restore your hard drive to the operating state remove any newly added internal hardware.

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    353560 at file types support.dell.com. • Backup files to a local storage device • Schedule automated backups To upgrade to Dell DataSafe Local Backup Professional: Double-click the Dell DataSafe Local Backup icon on the taskbar. Click UPGRADE NOW! Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the upgrade.

  • Page 52: System Recovery Media

    You can use the system recovery media, created Select the appropriate boot device from the using Dell DataSafe Local Backup, to return list and press <Enter>. your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer while Follow the instructions on the screen to preserving the data files on your computer.

  • Page 53: Dell Factory Image Restore

    Restoring Your Operating System Dell Factory Image Restore Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. CAUTION: Using Dell Factory Image This option restores your hard drive to the Restore to restore your operating system...

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    <F8> ™ NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, several times to access the Advanced Boot you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, Options window. then Dell Factory Image Restore. NOTE: If you wait too long and the Click Next.

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    Restoring Your Operating System...

  • Page 56: Getting Help

    U.S. Call your local Dell procedures. See “Online Services” on page 56 representative for information on availability. for a more extensive list of Dell Support online.

  • Page 57: Service, Dellconnect

    Customer Service DellConnect is a simple online access tool that ™ allows a Dell service and support associate to Dell’s support service is available to answer access your computer through a broadband your questions about Dell hardware. Our support connection, diagnose your problem and repair it staff use computer-based diagnostics to provide all under your supervision.

  • Page 58: Online Services

    Getting Help Online Services Dell Support e-mail addresses • mobile_support@us.dell.com You can learn about Dell products and services • support@us.dell.com on the following websites: • (Latin America and • www.dell.com la-techsupport@dell.com Caribbean countries only) • (Asian/Pacific countries www.dell.com/ap only) •...

  • Page 59: Automated Order-status Service, Product Information

    If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like To check on the status of any Dell products that to place an order, visit www.dell.com. For the you have ordered, you can go to telephone number to call your region or to speak support.dell.com, or you can call the automated...

  • Page 60: Warranty Or For Credit

    Dell Diagnostics NOTE: Before you return the product to (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 40). Dell, make sure to back up any data on the hard drive(s) and on any other storage Include any accessories that belong with the device in the product.

  • Page 61: Before You Call

    Getting Help Before You Call NOTE: Have your Express Service Code ready when you call. The code helps Dell’s automated- support telephone system direct your call more efficiently. You may also be asked for your Service Tag. Locating Your Service Tag The Service Tag is located on a label at the bottom of your computer.

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    Remember to fill out the following Diagnostic Diagnostic Checklist Checklist. If possible, turn on your computer • Name: before you call Dell for assistance and call from • Date: a telephone at or near the computer. You may be •...

  • Page 63: Contacting Dell

    Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Visit www.dell.com/contactdell. Select your country or region.

  • Page 64: Resources

    “System Recovery Media” on page 50 run a diagnostic program for your computer “Dell Diagnostics” on page 40 reinstall system software “My Dell Downloads” on page 38 find more about the Microsoft Windows support.dell.com ® ®...

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    Service tag/Express Service Code — the bottom of your computer You must use the service tag to identify your the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell computer on support.dell.com or to contact Support Center, click the icon in the task technical support find drivers and downloads;...

  • Page 66: Specifications

    NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, see the About Your System section in the Dell Support Center. To launch the Dell Support Center, click the icon in the notification area of your desktop.

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    Specifications Connectors Media Card Reader Card supported Secure Digital (SD) Audio one stereo headphone/ memory card speaker connector Secure Digital High Mini-Card one half-size Mini-Card Capacity (SDHC) slot Memory Stick Network adapter one RJ45 connector Memory Stick PRO two 4-pin USB MultiMedia Card (MMC) 2.0-compliant connectors one 15-hole connector...

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    Specifications Display Audio Audio controller Realtek ALC272-VB-GR Type 10.1-inch WSVGA Truelife WLED Speakers 1 x 2 watt speakers Dimensions: Volume controls software program Height 222.72 mm (8.77 inches) menus and media controls Width 125.28 mm (4.93 inches) Diagonal 255.52 mm (10.10 inches) Video Maximum 1024 x 600...

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    Specifications Touch Pad Battery X/Y position 240 cpi 3/6-cell “smart” lithium ion resolution Height 22.56 mm (0.89 inches) (graphics table Width 206 mm (8.11 inches) mode) Depth 60.62 mm (2.39 inches) Size: Weight 0.22 kg (0.48 lb) (3-cell) Width 65.0 mm to 78.0 mm (2.55 to 3.07 inches) 0.38 kg (0.84 lb) (6-cell) sensor-active area...

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    Specifications AC Adapter Physical Height 25.5 mm to 32.8 mm Input voltage 100-240 VAC (1.00 inch to Input current 1.0 A 1.29 inches) Input frequency 50-60 Hz Width 268.0 mm (10.55 inches) Output power 30 W Depth 196.6 mm (7.74 inches) Output current 1.58 A Weight (with 3-cell...

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    Specifications Computer Environment Computer Environment Temperature range: Maximum shock (for operating — measured with Dell Diagnostics running on the hard Operating 0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F) drive and a 2-ms half-sine pulse; for Storage –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F) non-operating —...

  • Page 72: Appendix, Macrovision Product Notice

    Appendix Macrovision Product Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.

  • Page 73: Standard (only For Mexico)

    The following information is provided in the device(s) described in this document in accordance with the requirements of the Official Mexican Standard (NOM): Importer: Dell México S.A. de C.V. Paseo de la Reforma 2620 – Flat 11° Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F.

  • Page 74: Index

    Index Dell Dock 29 Dell Factory Image Restore 51 airflow, allowing 5 Dell Support Center 37 Diagnostic Checklist 60 before you call 59 drivers and downloads 63 calling Dell 59 e-mail addresses computer capabilities 28 for technical support 56 computer, setting up 5...

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    Index Hardware Troubleshooter 40 help power problems, solving 33 getting assistance and support 54 power strips, using 6 products information and purchasing 57 Internet connection 14 Internet Service Provider 14 resources, finding more 62 restoring factory image 47, 51 memory problems solving 34 setting up internet connection internet connection 15...

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    Index software features 28 software problems 35 Specifications 64 support e-mail addresses 56 support sites worldwide 56 System Messages 38 ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 58 Windows program compatibility wizard 36 wired network connection 7 wireless network connection 32...

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