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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P20G Regulatory type: P20G001...

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    WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. If you purchased a Dell n Series computer, any references in this document to the Microsoft Windows operating systems are not applicable. This item incorporates copy protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights of Rovi Corporation.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Right View Features ....22 Dell Stage ......54 Left View Features .

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    Hardware Troubleshooter ... .64 Contacting Dell..... 82 Dell Diagnostics ....64...

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop

    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.

  • Page 9: Connect The Network Cable

    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 steps are mandatory and may take some time to complete.

  • Page 12: Create System Recovery Media

    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: The SIM card slot is available in your computer only if you ordered a WWAN card at the time of purchase. NOTE: Installing a SIM card is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet.

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

  • Page 16: 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 or disable wireless: Ensure that your computer is turned on. Press <Fn> along with 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 <Fn>...

  • Page 18: Set Up Wireless Display (optional)

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Set Up Wireless Display To set up wireless display: Turn on your computer. (Optional) Press <Fn> along with the < > key on NOTE: The wireless display feature may the function key row on the keyboard to not be supported on all computers.

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    The Intel Wireless Display window appears. Select Connect to Existing Adapter. NOTE: You can download and install the latest driver for “Intel Wireless Display Connection Manager” from NOTE: For more information about wireless display, see the wireless display adapter documentation.

  • Page 20: Connect To The Internet (optional)

    If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite is not a part of your original order, you can modem connection, contact your ISP purchase one from or cellular telephone service for setup instructions. To complete setting up your wired Internet connection, follow the instructions in “Setting...

  • Page 21: Setting Up A Wireless Connection

    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up a Wireless Connection Setting Up Your Internet Connection NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see the documentation that shipped with ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. your router. Contact your ISP for offerings available in Before you can use your wireless Internet your country.

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To set up your Internet connection: Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. → Control Panel. Click Start network, and In the search box, type then click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up a new connection or network→...

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop...

  • Page 24: Using Your Inspiron Laptop

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron laptop. Right View Features 2 3 4...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 Optical drive — Plays or records CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs (optional). For more information, see “Using the Optical Drive” on page 42. 2 Optical drive light — Blinks when you press the optical drive eject button or when you insert a disc and it is being read.

  • Page 26: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop VGA connector — Connects to a monitor or projector. HDMI connector — Connects to a TV for both 5.1 audio and video signals. NOTE: When used with a monitor, only the video signal is read. eSATA/USB combo connector with USB PowerShare — Connects to eSATA compatible storage devices (such as external hard drives or optical drives) or USB devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player).

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 8-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. For the supported memory cards, see “Specifications” on page 86. NOTE: Your computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the media card slot. Blanks protect unused slots from dust and other particles.

  • Page 30: Back View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Back View Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Network connector — Connects your computer to a network or broadband device if you are using a wired network. USB 3.0 connector — Provides faster data transmission between your computer and USB devices. 3 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.

  • Page 32: Front View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Front View Features 1 2 3 4...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Power indicator light — Indicates the power states. For more information on the power indicator light, see “Status Lights and Indicators” on page 32. Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A solid white light indicates hard drive activity.

  • Page 34: Status Lights And Indicators

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Status Lights and Indicators Battery Status Light Computer state(s) Battery charge status Indicator light status AC adapter solid white on/standby/off/ charging hibernate on/standby/off/ fully charged hibernate Battery solid amber on/standby low battery (<= 10%) on/standby/off/ not charging hibernate NOTE: The battery is charging when the computer is powered using the AC adapter.

  • Page 35: 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 36: Features

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

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Power button and light — Press to turn on or turn off the computer. The light on the button indicates the power states. For more information on the power button light, see “Status Lights and Indicators” on page 32. 2 Function key row —...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop...

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    Windows Mobility Center provides quick access to your mobile PC settings such as brightness control, volume control, battery status, wireless network and so on. Dell Support Center button — Press to launch the Dell Support Center. For more information, see “Dell Support Center” on page 62.

  • Page 40: Touch Pad Gestures

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Touch Pad Gestures Scroll Allows you to scroll through content. The NOTE: Some of the touch pad gestures scroll feature includes: may be disabled by default. To change the touch pad gestures settings, Auto Scroll Vertical — Allows you to scroll →...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Zoom Flick Allows you to increase or decrease the Allows you to flip content forward or magnification of the screen content. The backward based on the direction of the flick. zoom feature includes: Move three fingers quickly in Pinch —...

  • Page 42: 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 on the keyboard using the System Setup (BIOS) utility or the Windows Mobility Center. System Setup Press <F2>...

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

  • Page 44: Using The Optical Drive

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Using the Optical Drive CAUTION: Do not press down on the optical drive tray when you open or close it. Keep the optical drive tray closed when you are not using the drive. CAUTION: Do not move the computer while playing or recording a disc. The optical drive plays or records CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs (optional).

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop 1 disc 2 spindle 3 optical drive tray 4 emergency eject hole 5 optical drive eject button...

  • Page 46: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features...

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

  • Page 48: Removing And Replacing The Top

    Turn off the computer and close the display. Press and hold the release button that secures the top cover to the display back cover. Slide and lift the top cover. NOTE: You can purchase additional replaceable top covers at

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop top cover release button back of the computer...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop To replace the top cover: NOTE: Ensure that the Dell logo is facing towards the back of the computer while replacing the top cover. Align the top cover on the display back. Slide the top cover until it clicks into place. Ensure that there are no gaps between the top...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop...

  • Page 52: Removing And Replacing

    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 lock latch battery battery release latch...

  • Page 54: Software Features

    Internet radio stations. recognition feature. This feature helps keep You can download or copy pictures and video your Dell computer secure by learning the files from portable devices, such as digital unique appearance of your face and uses this cameras and cell phones.

  • Page 55: Dell Datasafe Online Backup

    NOTE: A broadband connection is recommended for fast upload/download Follow the instructions on the screen. 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.

  • Page 56: Dell Stage

    Dell upload them to Facebook or Flickr when connected to the Internet. Stage. • Minimize — Drag the Dell Stage window to the bottom of the screen. • Customize — Select the settings icon and then choose the desired option.

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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 and download’...

  • Page 58: Solving Problems

    Possible system board failure — guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on BIOS ROM checksum failure page 62 or “Contacting Dell” on page 82. WARNING: Only trained service No RAM detected NOTE: If you installed or...

  • Page 59: 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.

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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 82). the light on the AC adapter is on.

  • Page 61: Memory Problems

    (see the Service Manual at Click End Task. • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 82). If you experience other memory problems — • Run Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell Diagnostics” on page 64).

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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 troubleshooting information: displayed to help in troubleshooting – Ensure that the program is compatible when contacting Dell. with the operating system installed on your computer. – Ensure that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the software.

  • Page 64: Using Support Tools

    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 65: 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 the options, Customer Support, Tours and My Dell Downloads web site.

  • Page 66: Hardware Troubleshooter

    “Lockups incorrectly configured, you can use the and Software Problems” on page 59 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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    Using Support Tools Turn on (or restart) your computer. If the Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment completes successfully, the following When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> message appears: “Do you want to run immediately. the remaining memory tests? This NOTE: If you wait too long and the...

  • Page 68: Restoring Your Operating

    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 69: 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 70: 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...

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    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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    Backup and restore your computer based on file types • 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 73: System Recovery Media

    NOTE: If you wait too long and the You can use the system recovery media, operating system logo appears, continue created using Dell DataSafe Local Backup, to to wait until you see the Microsoft return your hard drive to the operating state Windows desktop;...

  • Page 74: 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 76: Getting Help

    Fill out the “Diagnostic Checklist” on the proper support personnel. If you do not page 81. have an Express Service Code, open the Dell Use Dell’s extensive suite of online Accessories folder, double-click the Express services available at Dell Support Service Code icon, and follow the directions.

  • Page 77: Technical Support And Customer

    Technical Support and DellConnect Customer Service DellConnect is a simple online access tool that allows a Dell service and support Dell’s support service is available to answer associate to access your computer through your questions about Dell hardware. Our a broadband connection, diagnose your...

  • Page 78: Online Services

    Getting Help Online Services Dell Support E-mail Addresses • You can learn about Dell products and services on the following web sites: • • • (Latin America and Caribbean countries only) • (Asian/Pacific countries only)

  • Page 79: Automated Order-status Service

    Dell, or if you would To check on the status of any Dell products like to place an order, go to For the that you have ordered, you can go to telephone number to call for your region or, or you can call the...

  • Page 80: Returning Items For Repair Under

    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 81), 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 82: 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 84: 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: Go to Select your country or region.

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    Getting Help...

  • Page 86: Resources

    “System Recovery Media” on page 71 run a diagnostic program for your computer “Dell Diagnostics” on page 64 reinstall system software “My Dell Downloads” on page 63 for more information about the Microsoft Windows operating system and features upgrade your computer with new or...

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    Warranty information, Terms and Conditions (U.S. only), Safety instructions, Regulatory information, Ergonomics information, and End User License Agreement

  • Page 88: Specifications

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

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    Memory type 1333 MHz SODIMM one 4-pin USB DDR3 2.0-compliant connector NOTE: For instructions on upgrading the memory, see the Service Manual at two 4-pin USB 3.0-compliant connectors Connectors Video one 15-hole connector Audio one microphone-in eSATA one 7-pin/4-pin...

  • Page 90: 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 Extended Network 10/100 Ethernet LAN on Capacity (SDXC) adapter system board Secure Digital High Wireless WLAN, WWAN (optional), Capacity (SDHC) WiMax/Wi-Fi abgn/agn, and Bluetooth wireless...

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    Specifications Video Camera Discrete: Camera 1.0 megapixel resolution Video AMD Radeon HD 6470M controller Camera type widescreen HD AMD Radeon HD 6630M Video resolution 1280 x 720 Video 1 GB DDR3 memory Keyboard UMA: Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); Video Intel HD Graphics 3000 87 (Europe);...

  • Page 92: Touch Pad

    Specifications Display Display Type 14.0-inch HD WLED Operating angle 0° (closed) to 135° TrueLife Horizontal 40/40 Dimensions: viewing angle Height 309.40 mm Vertical viewing 15/30 (H/L) (12.18 inches) angle Width 173.95 mm Pixel pitch 0.226 mm x 0.226 mm (6.85 inches) Touch Pad Diagonal 355.60 mm...

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    Specifications Battery Battery 6-cell “smart” lithium ion: Voltage 11.10 VDC (6/9 cell) Height 22.80 mm Charge time 4 hours (when the (0.90 inches) (approximate) computer is turned off) Width 214.00 mm Operating time battery operating time (8.43 inches) varies depending on operating conditions Depth 57.64 mm (2.27 inches)

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    Specifications AC Adapter AC Adapter NOTE: Use only AC adapters specified Temperature range: for use with your computer. See the Operating 0° to 40°C safety information that shipped with (32° to 104°F) your computer. Storage –40° to 70°C Input voltage 100-240 VAC (–40°...

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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 96: Appendix

    Voltage Frequency consumption voltage intensity P20G 100-240 50-60 Hz 1.50 A/1.60 A/ 19.50 VDC 3.34 A/4.62 A 1.70 A For details, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see

  • Page 97: Index

    DataSafe Local Backup Basic 69 Professional 70 backup and recovery 53 DellConnect 75 battery status light 31 Dell Factory Image Restore 72 Dell Support Center 62 Dell Support Web Sites 76 calling Dell 80 Diagnostic Checklist 81 CDs, playing and creating 52...

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    Index Internet Service Provider 18 finding more information 84 FTP login, anonymous 76 memory problems solving 59 gestures Touch Pad 38 network connection fixing 57 hard drive activity light 31 hardware problems diagnosing 64 Optical Drive Hardware Troubleshooter 64 emergency eject hole 42 HDMI connector 25 Using 42 help...

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    Index problems, solving 56 specifications 86 products support e-mail addresses 76 information and purchasing 77 support sites worldwide 76 System Recovery Media 71 resources, finding more 84 system reinstall options 66 restoring factory image 72 System Restore 67 Service Tag Touch Pad locating 80 Gestures 38...

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    Index warranty returns 78 Windows Program Compatibility Wizard 60 Windows Mobility Center 40 wired network network cable, connecting 7 problems 57 wireless network connecting 14 problems 57...

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    I can't find Dell Battery Meter!!!