Dell Inspiron M102Z Setup Manual

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE...

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P07T Regulatory type: P07T003...

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    Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell ™...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Dell Stage (Optional) ....40 Connect to the Internet (Optional) ..17 Dell Dock (Optional)....42...

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    Hardware Troubleshooter ... . 52 Contacting Dell..... 70 Dell Diagnostics ....52...

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

    This section provides information about WARNING: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in setting up your Dell Inspiron laptop. the air vents. Do not place your Dell Before Setting Up Your computer in a low-airflow environment, Computer...

  • 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.

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    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 Microsoft Windows

    NOTE: For optimal performance of your computer, it is recommended that you download and install the latest BIOS and drivers for your computer available at support.dell.com. NOTE: For more information on the operating system and features, go to...

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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 (optional) NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup does not support rewritable discs.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To create 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. Start Click Click Create Recovery Media.

  • Page 14: Install The Sim Card (optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Install the SIM Card (Optional) NOTE: Installing a SIM card is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet. Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card on your computer allows you to connect to the Internet.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop SIM card slot SIM card battery bay...

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

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To enable or disable wireless: Ensure that your computer is turned on. Press the < > key on the function key row on the keyboard. The current status of the wireless radios appears on the screen. Wireless enabled Wireless disabled Press the <...

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the External Optical Drive (Optional) NOTE: Your computer does not have an internal optical drive. Use an external optical drive for procedures that involve discs. Connect the external optical drive to the USB connectors on your computer.

  • Page 19: Set Up The Tv Tuner (optional), Connect To The Internet (optional)

    To set up the TV tuner: If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter → All Programs→ Windows Start Click is not a part of your original order, you can Media Center. purchase one from dell.com. Follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 20: Setting Up A Wired Connection, Setting Up A Wireless Connection

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up a Wired Connection Setting Up a Wireless Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection, NOTE: To set up your wireless router, connect the telephone line to the optional see the documentation that shipped with external USB modem and to the telephone your router.

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

  • Page 22: 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...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 Antenna-in connector (optional) — Connects to an external antenna to view programs using the TV tuner card (optional). Audio out/Headphone connector — Connects to a pair of headphones or to a powered speaker or sound system. Audio in/Microphone connector —...

  • Page 24: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Network connector — Connects your computer to a network or a broadband device if you are using a wired network. HDMI connector — Connects to a TV for both multi-channel digital audio and video signals. NOTE: For a monitor without built-in speakers, only the video signal will be read. USB 2.0 connector —...

  • Page 26: Back View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Back View Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 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. VGA connector — Connects to a monitor or projector.

  • Page 28: 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 decrease keys, touch pad enable or disable key , and the multimedia keys are located in this row.

  • Page 30: Status Lights And Indicators

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

  • Page 31: Disabling Battery Charging

    Power Options and press <Enter>. In the search box, type Under Power Options window, click Dell Battery Meter to open Battery Settings window. Turn off Battery Charging and then click OK. Click NOTE: Battery charging can also be disabled in the System Setup (BIOS) utility.

  • Page 32: Touch Pad Gestures

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Touch Pad Gestures Auto Scroll Horizontal — Allows you to scroll left or right on the active window. Scroll Move two fingers to your Allows you to scroll through content. The left or right at a fast pace scroll feature includes: to activate horizontal auto scrolling.

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Zoom Rotate Allows you to increase or decrease the Allows you to rotate the active content on the magnification of the screen content. The screen. The rotate feature includes: zoom feature includes: Twist — Allows you to rotate active content Pinch —...

  • Page 34: Multimedia Control Keys

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Multimedia Control Keys The multimedia control keys are located on the function key row on the keyboard. To use the multimedia controls, press the required key. You can configure the multimedia control keys using the System Setup (BIOS) Utility or the Windows Mobility Center. System Setup (BIOS) Utility Press <F2>...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Play the previous track or chapter Mute the sound Decrease the volume level Play or pause Increase the volume level Play the next track or chapter...

  • Page 36: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 Digital microphone — Provides high quality sound for video conferencing and voice recording. 2 Camera — Built-in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat. 3 Camera activity indicator — Indicates if the camera is on or off. A solid white light indicates camera activity.

  • Page 38: 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 battery release latches (2) battery...

  • Page 40: Software Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Software Features Entertainment and Multimedia NOTE: Your computer does not have Productivity and Communication an internal optical drive. Use an external You can use your computer to create optical drive or any external storage presentations, brochures, greeting cards, device for the procedures that involve fliers, and spreadsheets.

  • Page 41: Dell Datasafe Online Backup

    Dell DataSafe Online is an automated backup Follow the instructions on the screen. and recovery service that helps protect your data and other important files from catastrophic incidents like theft, fire, or natural disasters.

  • Page 42: Dell Stage (optional)

    — View, organize, or edit your Stage. pictures. You can create slideshows and collections of your pictures and • Minimize — Drag the Dell Stage window to upload them to Facebook or Flickr when the bottom of the screen. connected to the Internet. •...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop • DELL WEB — Provides a preview of up to four of your favorite web pages. Click the web page preview to open it in the web browser. • VIDEO — View videos. The optional CinemaNow application allows you to purchase or rent movies and TV shows when connected to the Internet.

  • Page 44: Dell Dock (optional)

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Dell Dock (Optional) 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 •...

  • Page 45: Solving Problems, Beep Codes

    Possible system board failure — guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on BIOS ROM checksum failure page 50 or “Contacting Dell” on page 70. WARNING: Only trained service No RAM detected NOTE: If you installed or personnel should remove the computer cover.

  • Page 46: Network Problems

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

  • Page 47: Power Problems

    Solving Problems Power Problems – Off — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network. If the power/battery indicator light is off — For assistance, contact your network The computer is either turned off, in hibernate administrator or ISP. mode, or is not receiving power.

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    • Check the AC adapter cable connections. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see If the AC adapter has a light, ensure that “Contacting Dell” on page 70). the light on the AC adapter is on.

  • Page 49: Memory Problems, Lockups And Software Problems

    (see the Service Manual at Click End Task. support.dell.com/manuals). • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 70). If you experience other memory problems — • Run Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 52).

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    Solving Problems If a program crashes repeatedly — Check If a program is designed for an earlier the software documentation. If necessary, Microsoft Windows operating system — uninstall and then reinstall the program. Run the Program Compatibility Wizard. The NOTE: Software usually includes Program Compatibility Wizard configures a installation instructions in its program so that it runs in an environment...

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    – Write down any error message that is displayed to help in troubleshooting • Check the software documentation or when contacting Dell. contact the software manufacturer for troubleshooting information: – Ensure that the program is compatible with the operating system installed on your computer.

  • Page 52: Using Support Tools, Dell Support Center

    The Dell Support Center provides system changes made to your computer each day. alerts, performance improvement offers, PC Checkup Utilities system information, and links to other Dell • Drive Space Manager — Manage your hard tools and diagnostic services.

  • Page 53: My Dell Downloads

    Some of the software pre-installed on your new Dell computer do not include a backup Get Help — View Dell Technical Support CD or DVD. This software is available on options, Customer Support, Tours and Training, the My Dell Downloads website.

  • Page 54: Hardware Troubleshooter, Dell Diagnostics

    “Lockups incorrectly configured, you can use the and Software Problems” on page 47 and run Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for incompatibility. technical assistance. To start the Hardware Troubleshooter:...

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    <y>; to retest the component that failed, press <r>. • If failures are detected during the Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment, write down the error code(s) and contact Dell (for more information, see “Contacting Dell” on page 70).

  • Page 56: 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 permanently deletes all data files on your computer. If possible, backup your data files before using these options.

  • Page 57: System Restore

    Restoring Your Operating System System Restore Starting System Restore Start Click The Microsoft Windows operating systems System Restore provide a System Restore option which allow In the search box, type you to return your computer to an earlier and press <Enter>. operating state (without affecting data files) if NOTE: The User Account Control changes to the hardware, software, or other...

  • Page 58: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    <Enter>. computer before using Dell DataSafe Undo my last restoration and click Click Local Backup. Use Dell DataSafe Local Next. Backup only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem. CAUTION: Although Dell Datasafe...

  • Page 59: Dell Datasafe Local Backup Basic

    You can use Dell DataSafe Local Backup to internal hardware. restore your hard drive to the operating state NOTE: Do not disconnect the AC it was in when you purchased your computer, adapter.

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    353560 at on 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 in the notification area of your desktop. Click UPGRADE NOW! Follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 61: System Recovery Media

    You can use the system recovery media, Insert the system recovery disc or USB key created using Dell DataSafe Local Backup, to and restart the computer. return your hard drive to the operating state When the DELL logo appears, press <F12>...

  • Page 62: Dell Factory Image Restore

    Restoring Your Operating System Dell Factory Image Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. Restore This option restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased CAUTION: Using Dell Factory Image the computer.

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    Dell Factory Image Restore. Click Finish to restart the computer. Click The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears. NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore.

  • Page 64: Getting Help

    Express Service Code, open the (support.dell.com) for help with Dell Accessories folder, double-click the installation and troubleshooting Express Service Code icon, and follow the procedures. See “Online Services” on directions. page 64 for a more extensive list of Dell Support online.

  • Page 65: Service, Dellconnect

    NOTE: Some of the services are not always available in all locations outside DellConnect is a simple online access the continental U.S. Call your local tool that allows a Dell service and support Dell representative for information on associate to access your computer through availability.

  • Page 66: Online Services

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

  • Page 67: Automated Order-status Service, Product Information

    Dell, or if you would To check on the status of any Dell products like to place an order, go to the Dell website that you have ordered, you can go to at dell.com. For the telephone number to support.dell.com, or you can call the...

  • Page 68: Warranty Or For Credit

    NOTE: Before you return the product to Include a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist Dell, ensure that you back up any data (see “Diagnostic Checklist” on page 69), on the hard drive(s) and on any other indicating the tests that you have run and any storage device in the product.

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    Dell. Collect On Delivery (C.O.D.) packages are not accepted. NOTE: Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused at Dell’s receiving dock and returned to you.

  • Page 70: 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 and Express Service Code The Service Tag and Express Service Code for your computer can be found on a label at the bottom of your computer.

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    Getting Help Remember to fill out the following Diagnostic Checklist Diagnostic Checklist. If possible, turn on your • Name: computer before you call Dell for assistance • Date: and call from a telephone at or near the • Address: computer. You may be asked to type some commands at the keyboard, relay detailed •...

  • Page 72: Contacting Dell

    If the computer is connected to 800-WWW-DELL (800-999-3355). a printer, print each file. Otherwise, record the contents of each file before calling Dell. NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact •...

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    Getting Help To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: dell.com/ContactDell. Go to Select your country or region. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your requirement. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.

  • Page 74: Resources

    “System Recovery Media” on page 59 run a diagnostic program for your computer “Dell Diagnostics” on page 52 reinstall system software “My Dell Downloads” on page 51 for more information about the Microsoft support.dell.com Windows operating system and features find your Service Tag/Express Service Code —...

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    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at review Warranty information, Terms and dell.com/regulatory_compliance Conditions (U.S. only), Safety instructions, Regulatory information, Ergonomics information, and End User License Agreement find drivers and downloads; readme files support.dell.com...

  • Page 76: Specifications

    NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information on the configuration of your computer, see the Detailed System Information section in the Dell Support Center. → All Programs→ Dell→ To launch the Dell Support Center, click Start Dell Support Center→...

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    1066 MHz SODIMM three 4-pin USB DDR3 2.0-compliant connectors NOTE: For instructions on upgrading the memory, see the Service Manual at Video one 15-hole connector support.dell.com/manuals. Antenna-in one MCX connector Connectors connector (optional) Audio one microphone-in SIM card one SIM slot...

  • Page 78: Media Card Reader

    Specifications Media Card Reader Communications Cards Secure Digital (SD) Modem external V.92 56 K USB supported memory card (optional) modem Secure Digital High Network 10/100 Ethernet LAN on Capacity (SDHC) adapter system board MultiMedia Card (MMC) Wireless WLAN Wi-Fi a/b/g/n; WWAN/GPS (optional);...

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    Specifications Video Display Type 11.6-inch HD WLED Video controller ATI Mobility Radeon HD backlight, TrueLife 6310/6250 Dimensions: Camera Height 144.00 mm (5.67 inches) Camera 1.3 megapixel Width 256.12 mm (10.08 inches) resolution Video 1280 x 1024 Diagonal 293.83 mm (11.57 inches) resolution Maximum 1366 x 768...

  • Page 80: Touch Pad

    Specifications Touch Pad Battery X/Y position 240 cpi 9-cell “smart” lithium ion: resolution Height 22.03 mm (0.87 inches) (graphics table mode) Width 210 mm (8.27 inches) Size: Depth 74.83 mm (2.95 inches) Height 34 mm (1.34 inches) Weight 0.51 kg (1.13 lb) rectangle Voltage 11.1 VDC...

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    Specifications Physical AC Adapter Height 24.20 mm to 35.00 mm Input frequency 50-60 Hz (0.95 inches to Output power 65 W 1.38 inches) Output current 3.34 A (continuous) Width 292 mm (11.50 inches) Rated output 19.5 VDC Depth 205 mm (8.07 inches) voltage Weight (with configurable to less...

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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 drive and a 2-ms half-sine pulse; for (32° to 95°F) non-operating — measured with the hard Storage –40°...

  • Page 83: Appendix, Information For Nom, Or Official Mexican 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 84: Index

    DataSafe Local Backup Basic 57 Professional 58 backup and recovery 39 DellConnect 63 Dell Dock 42 Dell Factory Image Restore 60 calling Dell 68 Dell Stage 40 CDs, playing and creating 38 Dell Support Center 50 computer capabilities 38 Diagnostic Checklist 69...

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    Index finding more information 72 memory problems FTP login, anonymous 64 solving 47 hard drive activity light 27 network connection fixing 44 hardware problems diagnosing 52 Hardware Troubleshooter 52 Power/battery indicator light 27 help power problems, solving 45 getting assistance and support 62 power strips, using 6 problems, solving 43 Internet connection 17...

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    Index Service Tag ventilation, ensuring 5 locating 68 setup, before you begin 5 warranty returns 66 shipping products Windows for return or repair 66 Program Compatibility Wizard 48 SIM card 12 wired network software features 38 network cable, connecting 7 software problems 47 wireless network solving problems 43...

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