Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop
This section provides information about
setting up your Dell Inspiron laptop.
Before Setting Up Your
When positioning your computer, ensure that
you allow easy access to a power source,
adequate ventilation, and a level surface to
place your computer.
Restricting airflow around your laptop may
cause it to overheat. To prevent overheating
ensure that you leave at least 10.2 cm
(4 inches) at the back of the computer and
a minimum of 5.1 cm (2 inches) on all other
sides. You should never place your computer
in an enclosed space, such as a cabinet or
drawer when it is powered on.
WARNING: Do not block, push objects
into, or allow dust to accumulate
in the air vents. Do not place your
Dell computer in a low-airflow
environment, such as a closed
briefcase, or on fabric surfaces, such as
carpets or rugs, while it is powered on.
Restricting the airflow can damage the
computer, deteriorate the computer
performance, or cause a fire. The
computer turns on the fan when the
computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal
and does not indicate a problem with
the fan or the computer.
CAUTION: Placing or stacking heavy
or sharp objects on the computer may
result in permanent damage to the