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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE...

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    INSPIRON ™ SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P07F series Regulatory type: P07F001; P07F002; P07F003...

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, Inspiron , YOURS IS HERE , Solution Station , and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.;...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    (Recommended) ..... . . 10 Dell Dock ......40 Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional).

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    My Dell Downloads ....48 Contacting Dell......70 System Messages .

  • Page 7: Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop

    WARNING: Do not block, push objects up your 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. Microsoft Windows ® ® To set up 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 ™ 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. → 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 Press the key on the function key row on the keyboard to enable or disable wireless. The wireless on or off icons appear on the screen to indicate the status. Wireless enabled Wireless disabled NOTE: The wireless key allows you to quickly turn off all wireless radios (Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth ®...

  • Page 16: 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 at www.dell.com. or cellular telephone service for setup instructions. To complete setting up your wired Internet connection, follow the instructions in “Setting...

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up a Wireless Connection Windows Vista ® Ensure that wireless is enabled on your NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see computer (see “Enable or Disable Wireless” the documentation that shipped with your on page 12).

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    Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up Your Internet Connection To set up your Internet connection: Windows 7 ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in your country. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.

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

  • Page 20: Using Your Inspiron Laptop

    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 Optical drive — Plays or records CDs and DVDs. For more information, see “Using the Optical Drive” on page 32. 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 22: Left View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left View Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop AC adapter connector — Connects to an AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery. USB 2.0 connectors (3) — Connect to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. Network connector —...

  • Page 24: Front View Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Front View Features...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Power status light — Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate the power status. For more information on the power status light, see “Status Lights and Indicators” on page 24. Hard drive activity light — Blinks to indicate hard drive activity when the computer reads or writes data.

  • Page 26: Status Lights And Indicators

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Status Lights and Indicators Battery Status Light Indicator light status Computer state(s) Battery charge level solid white on/standby/off/ <= 98% AC adapter hibernate on/standby/off/ > 98% hibernate Battery solid amber on/standby <= 10% on/standby/off/ > 10% hibernate off/hibernate <= 10%...

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    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Power Button Light/Power Indicator Light Indicator light status Computer state(s) solid white Power status light off/hibernate breathing white standby NOTE: For information on power problems, see “Power Problems” on page 43.

  • Page 28: Computer Base Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Computer Base Features...

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    The touch pad supports Scroll, Zoom, and Rotation features. To change the touch pad settings, double‑click the Dell Touch pad icon in the notification area of the desktop. For more information, see “Touch Pad Gestures” on page 28.

  • Page 30: Touch Pad Gestures

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Touch Pad Gestures Circular Scroll — Allows you to scroll up or down, and right or left. Scroll To scroll up or down: Allows you to scroll through content. The scroll Move a finger in the vertical feature includes: scroll zone (extreme right of Traditional Scroll —...

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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 32: 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 multimedia 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 Mute the sound Play the previous track or chapter Decrease the volume level Play or pause Increase the volume level Play the next track or chapter...

  • Page 34: 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. This optical drive plays or records CDs and DVDs.

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

  • Page 36: Display Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Display Features...

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    2 Camera — Built‑in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat. 3 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 support.dell.com/manuals or at the following location: →...

  • 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 lock latch battery battery release latch...

  • Page 40: Software Features

    Using Your Inspiron Laptop Software Features NOTE: For more information about the features described in this section, see the Dell Technology Guide at support.dell.com/manuals or at the following location: → All Programs→ Dell Help Documentation Windows 7 : Start ®...

  • Page 41: 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 42: 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 43: Solving Problems

    Possible system board failure — solve your problem using the following BIOS ROM checksum failure guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 47 or “Contacting Dell” on page 70. No RAM detected Beep Codes NOTE: If you installed or replaced the memory module,...

  • Page 44: 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 and The wireless router is offline or wireless has not damaged.

  • Page 45: Power Problems

    • If the computer is plugged into a power strip, • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see ensure that the power strip is plugged into “Contacting Dell” on page 70). an electrical outlet and that the power strip If the power light is blinking white —...

  • Page 46: Memory Problems

    If you receive an insufficient memory and then turn it back on. message — • If the problem persists, contact Dell (see • Save and close any open files and exit any “Contacting Dell” on page 70). open programs you are not using to see if If you encounter interference that hinders that resolves the problem.

  • Page 47: Lockups And Software Problems

    Solving Problems Lockups and Software If a program is designed for an earlier Microsoft Windows operating ® ® Problems system — If the computer does not start up — Ensure that Run the Program Compatibility Wizard. The the AC adapter cable is firmly connected to the Program Compatibility Wizard configures a computer and to the electrical outlet.

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    Solving Problems If the computer stops responding or a solid – Ensure that the program is compatible blue screen appears — with the operating system installed on your computer. CAUTION: You might lose data if you are unable to perform an operating system –...

  • Page 49: Using Support Tools

    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 50: My Dell Downloads

    Some of the software pre‑installed on your new computer do not include a backup 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 website you can download available...

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    “Contacting Dell” on page 70). that the cables are connected and that the Hard-disk drive failure — Possible hard‑disk drive is installed properly and partitioned as drive failure during POST. Contact Dell (see a boot device. “Contacting Dell” on page 70). •...

  • Page 52: Hardware Troubleshooter

    Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the or may not indicate a potential hard drive incompatibility. problem — S.M.A.R.T error, possible hard‑disk To start the Hardware Troubleshooter: drive failure. Contact Dell for assistance (see “Contacting Dell” on page 70). → Help and Support. Click Start...

  • Page 53: Dell Diagnostics

    Starting Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive If you experience a problem with your The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden computer, perform the checks in “Lockups and diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive. Software Problems” on page 45 and run the...

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    If PSA is invoked: If PSA is not invoked: The PSA will start running the tests. Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics If the PSA completes successfully, the from the diagnostics utility partition on your following message is displayed: “No...

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    Shut down and restart the computer. window. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> ™ To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the immediately. computer, click Exit. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to...

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    Choose An Option window. Select the Boot from CD-ROM option from the menu that appears and press <Enter>. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and to restart the computer, click Exit. 1 to start the CD menu and press Type <Enter> to proceed.

  • Page 57: 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 permanently deletes all data files on your computer. If possible, backup your data files before using these options.

  • Page 58: System Restore

    Restoring Your Operating System System Restore Starting System Restore Click Start The Windows operating systems provide a System Restore option which allows System Restore 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 window changes to the hardware, software, or other...

  • Page 59: Dell Datasafe Local Backup

    Next. Backup is designed to preserve the data files on your computer, it is recommended that you backup your data files before using the 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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    Backup and restore your computer based on support.dell.com. 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 on the taskbar. Click UPGRADE NOW! Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the upgrade.

  • Page 62: System Recovery Media

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

  • Page 63: Dell Factory Image Restore

    Windows desktop; then, restart your ® operating system computer and try again. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the Select Repair Your Computer. last method to restore your operating system. The System Recovery Options window This option restores your hard drive to the appears.

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    NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, Click Finish to restart the computer. you may need to select Dell Factory Tools, then Dell Factory Image Restore. Click Next. The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears. NOTE: If you do not want to proceed with...

  • Page 65: Getting Help

    See “Online Services” See “Solving Problems” on page 41 for on page 65 for a more extensive list of Dell information and procedures that pertain to Support online. the problem your computer is experiencing.

  • Page 66: Technical Support And Customer

    DellConnect DellConnect is a simple online access tool that ™ allows a Dell service and support associate to access your computer through a broadband connection, diagnose your problem and repair it all under your supervision. For more information, go to www.dell.com/dellconnect.

  • Page 67: Online Services

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

  • Page 68: Automated Order-status Service

    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 69: Returning Items For Repair Under Warranty Or For Credit

    Dell Diagnostics (see “Dell NOTE: Before you return the product to Diagnostics” on page 51. 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 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 The Service Tag is located on a label at the bottom of your computer.

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    Return Material Authorization Number Checklist. If possible, turn on your computer (if provided by Dell support technician): before you call Dell for assistance and call from • Operating system and version: a telephone at or near the computer. You may be •...

  • Page 72: Contacting Dell

    Getting Help Contacting Dell To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: For customers in the United States, call Visit www.dell.com/contactdell. 800‑WWW‑DELL (800‑999‑3355). Select your country or region. NOTE: If you do not have an active Select the appropriate service or support link Internet connection, you can find contact based on your requirement.

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    Getting Help...

  • Page 74: Resources

    “System Recovery Media” on page 60 run a diagnostic program for your computer “Dell Diagnostics” on page 51 reinstall laptop system software “My Dell Downloads” on page 48 for more information about the Microsoft support.dell.com ® Windows operating system and features ®...

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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 technical support taskbar.

  • Page 76: Specifications

    This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, see your computer documentation at the following location: → All Programs→ Dell Help Documentation Windows 7 : Start ®...

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    6 GB Minimum 2 GB (single channel) Memory Card Reader Maximum 6 GB (dual channel) Cards supported Secure Digital (SD) NOTE: For instructions on upgrading memory card memory , see the Service Manual at Multimedia Card (MMC) support.dell.com/manuals. Memory Stick...

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    ATI Mobility Radeon ™ Camera HD 4250 Camera resolution 0.3 megapixel Video memory up to 3067 MB of shared Video resolution 640 x 480 memory Inspiron N5030 Video controller Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD Video memory up to 358 MB of shared memory...

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    0.252 x 0.252 mm Type 15.6‑inch HD WLED with Controls brightness can be TrueLife controlled through Dimensions keyboard shortcuts (see the Dell Technology Height 193.53 mm (7.61 inches) Guide for more Width 344.23 mm (13.55 inches) information) Diagonal 396.24 mm (15.60 inches)

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    Specifications Keyboard Battery Number of keys 86 (U.S. and Canada); 6‑cell “smart” lithium ion 87 (Europe); 90 (Japan); Depth 57.64 mm (2.27 inches) 87 (Brazil) Height 22.80 mm (0.9 inches) Touch Pad Width 214 mm (8.43 inches) X/Y position 240 cpi Weight 0.34 kg (0.75 lb) resolution...

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    Specifications AC Adapter Physical Height 37.74 mm to 40.22 mm Input voltage 100‑240 VAC (1.48 inches to Input current 1.5 A/1.6 A/1.7A 1.58 inches) Input frequency 50‑60 Hz Width 378 mm (14.88 inches) Output power 65 W Depth 245 mm (9.64 inches) Output current 4.43 A (maximum at Weight (with 6‑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 drive and a 3‑ms half‑sine pulse; for (32° to 95°F) non‑operating — measured with the hard Storage –40°...

  • Page 83: Appendix

    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 84: 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 85: Index

    Index DellConnect 64 Dell Diagnostics 51 airflow, allowing 5 Dell Factory Image Restore 61 Dell Support Center 47 battery status light 24 Diagnostic Checklist 69 before you call 68 drivers and downloads 73 DVDs, playing and creating 38 calling Dell 68...

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    Index hardware problems power problems, solving 43 diagnosing 50 power strips, using 6 Hardware Troubleshooter 50 problems, solving 41 help products getting assistance and support 63 information and purchasing 66 Internet connection 14 resources, finding more 72 restoring factory image 61 Internet Service Provider 14 shipping products memory problems...

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    Index support email addresses 65 support sites worldwide 65 System Messages 48 System Recovery Media 60 system reinstall options 55 ventilation, ensuring 5 warranty returns 67 Windows program compatibility wizard 45 Windows, reinstalling 60 wired network connection 7 wireless network connection 42...

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    Printed in the U.S.A. www.dell.com | support.dell.com 07RR4TA01...

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