Dell D610 - Latitude Centrino Laptop 1.6ghz 512mb 40gb Wifi Xp Pro 14" Lcd Specifications

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Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP
Dell™ QuickSet 
Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia
Passwords
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"Finding
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 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
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NOTICE:
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Model PP11L
December 2005    P/N P4946     Rev. A03
Using the Module Bay
Alert Standard Format (ASF)
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    ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 2: About Your Computer, Front View

    Back to Contents Page   About Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   Front View   Left View   Right View   Back View   Bottom View  Front View display speakers power button track stick/touch pad buttons device status lights track stick keyboard volume control buttons touch pad...

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    Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the light is flashing.

  • Page 4: Left View

    The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled. Turns on when wireless devices are enabled. Turns on when the uppercase letter function is enabled. Turns on when Mini PCI functionality and Bluetooth® wireless technology are enabled. To enable or disable Mini PCI functionality and Bluetooth wireless technology, press <Fn><F2>.

  • Page 5: Right View

    When you receive your computer, the sensor is disabled. You can use the system setup program to enable the sensor. For information on transferring data, see Windows Help, the Help and Support Center, or the documentation that came with your infrared-compatible device.  ...

  • Page 6: Back View

    USB connectors   module bay — You can install devices such as an optical drive or a Dell TravelLite™ module in the module bay. For more information, see "Using the Module Bay."   device latch release — Releases the module bay device. See "Using the Module Bay" for instructions.  Back View network connector (RJ-45) serial connector S-video TV-out connector video connector USB connectors...

  • Page 7: Bottom View

    Connects a parallel device, such as a printer.   video connector Connects an external monitor. For more information, see "Using the Display."   serial connector Connects serial devices, such as a mouse or handheld device.   AC adapter connector — Attach an AC adapter to the computer.

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    memory module cover docking device slot battery-bay latch release battery charge gauge modem/coin-cell battery cover battery hard drive   memory module cover — Covers the compartment that contains the memory module(s). See "Adding and Replacing Parts."   battery-bay latch release — Releases the battery.

  • Page 9: Macrovision Product Notice, Fcc Identification Information

     FCC Notices (U.S. Only) Most Dell computers are classified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as Class B digital devices. To determine which classification applies to your computer, examine all FCC registration labels located on the bottom, side, or back panel of your computer, on card-mounting brackets, and on the cards themselves.

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    Periodic heartbeats have been transmitted to verify system Entity Presence presence. For more information about Dell's ASF implementation, see ASF for Dell Portable Computers and the ASF Administrator's Guide for Dell Portable Computers, which are available on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 12: Using A Battery, Battery Performance, Checking The Battery Charge

    Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The lithium ion battery is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.

  • Page 13: Charge Gauge, Check The Battery Charge, Conserving Battery Power, Power Management Modes, Standby Mode

    You can check battery health in one of two ways: by using the charge gauge on the battery as described below and by using the Battery Meter in Dell QuickSet. For information about QuickSet, right-click the icon in the taskbar, and click Help.

  • Page 14: Hibernate Mode, Configuring Power Management Settings, Charging The Battery

     Charging the Battery NOTE: With Dell™ ExpressCharge™, when the computer is turned off, the AC adapter charges a completely discharged battery to 80 percent in about 1  hour and to 100 percent in approximately 2 hours. Charge time is longer with the computer turned on. You can leave the battery in the computer for as long as you like. The battery's internal circuitry prevents the battery from overcharging.

  • Page 15: Replacing The Battery, Storing A Battery

      CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The battery is designed to work with your Dell™ computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.  To remove the battery:   1. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions.

  • Page 16: About The Module Bay, About The Device Security Screw, Removing The Device Security Screw

    Back to Contents Page   Using the Module Bay Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   About the Module Bay   About the Device Security Screw   Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off   Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running  About the Module Bay  ...

  • Page 17: Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running

      3. Pull the device out of the module bay.   4. Push the new device into the bay until it clicks.  Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running NOTICE: If the device security screw is installed, you must turn off the computer before removing the screw.  ...

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      4. Push the new device into the bay until it clicks. The operating system automatically recognizes the device.   5. If necessary, enter your password to unlock your computer. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 19: Adjusting The Volume

    Back to Contents Page   Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   Playing a CD or DVD   Adjusting the Volume   Adjusting the Picture   Connecting Your Computer to a TV or Audio Device  Playing a CD or DVD NOTICE: Do not press down on the CD or DVD tray when you open or close it. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive.

  • Page 20: Adjusting The Picture, Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device

    If available in your country, cables may be purchased at most consumer electronics stores or from Dell. Your computer has an S-video TV-out connector that, together with a standard S-video cable (available from Dell), enables you to connect the computer to a...

  • Page 21: Composite Video And Standard Audio

    When you finish connecting the video and audio cables between your computer and your TV, you must enable your computer to work with the TV. See "Enabling the Display Settings for a TV in Microsoft® Windows® XP" to ensure that the computer recognizes and works properly with the TV.  ...

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    1 standard S-video to composite video adapter 2 composite video cable 3 standard audio cable   1. Turn off the computer and the TV and/or audio device that you want to connect.   2. Connect the standard video to composite video adapter cable to the S-video TV-out connector on the computer.  ...

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      4. Click the DVD option.   5. Click the DVD Audio Setting icon.   6. Click the arrows beside the Speaker Configuration setting to scroll through the options, and select the SPDIF option.   7. Click the Back button once, and then click the Back button again to return to the main menu screen.  ...

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      5. Click the DVD Audio Setting icon.   6. Click the arrows beside the Speaker Configuration setting to scroll through the options, and select the Headphones option.   7. Click the arrows beside the Audio listening mode setting to scroll through the options, and select the CL Headphone option.  ...

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      8. If you want to use a TV and the computer display at the same time: a.  In the new window, click Intel (R) Dual Display Clone and ensure that one of the devices listed is a TV. b.  Click Device Settings. c.

  • Page 26: Cleaning Your Computer, Floppy Drive, Cds And Dvds

    Back to Contents Page   Cleaning Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   Computer, Keyboard, and Display   Floppy Drive   CDs and DVDs   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  Computer, Keyboard, and Display  ...

  • Page 28: Using The Dell Diagnostics, Dell Diagnostics, When To Use The Dell Diagnostics

      4. Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.  NOTE: If you cannot see anything on your display, hold down the mute button and press the computer's power button to begin the Dell Diagnostics. The computer automatically runs the Pre-boot System Assessment. NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the...

  • Page 29: Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

    4. When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the optional Drivers and Utilities CD, remove the CD.   5. When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen.

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  • Page 31: Using The Display, Adjusting Brightness, Switching The Video Image, Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate

    NOTE: Use only the Dell-installed video drivers, which are designed to offer the best performance with your Dell-installed operating system. If you choose a resolution or color palette that is higher than the display supports, the settings adjust automatically to the closest supported values.

  • Page 32: Swapping Primary And Secondary Displays

    "extended desktop" mode). This mode allows you to use both screens independently and drag objects from one screen to the other, effectively doubling the amount of viewable work space.   1. Connect the external monitor, TV, or projector to the computer.  ...

  • Page 33: Reinstalling Software, What Is A Driver, Identifying Drivers, Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    A driver acts like a translator between the device and any other programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes. Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed. NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may contain drivers for operating systems that are not on your computer.

  • Page 34: Manually Reinstalling Drivers

      3. Click System.   4. In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.   5. Click Device Manager.   6. Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and click Properties.   7. Click the Drivers tab.  ...

  • Page 35: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities, Creating A Restore Point

    See the Windows Help and Support Center for information on using System Restore. NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not work if you set your Dell™ computer to the  Windows Classic view.   Creating a Restore Point  ...

  • Page 36: Undoing The Last System Restore, Reinstalling Windows Xp

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so.

  • Page 37: Windows Xp Setup

      3. Restart the computer.   4. Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears.  If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.   5. Press the arrow keys to select CD-ROM, and press <Enter>.

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    19. Reinstall the appropriate drivers with the Drivers and Utilities CD.   20. Reinstall your virus protection software.   21. Reinstall your programs. NOTE: To reinstall and activate your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works Suite programs, you need the Product Key number located on the back of the Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works Suite CD sleeve.

  • Page 39: Finding Information

    Documentation and drivers are already installed on your computer. You can use the CD to reinstall drivers or utilities or to run the Dell Diagnostics. Readme files may be included on your CD to provide last-minute updates about technical changes to your computer or advanced technical-reference material for technicians or experienced users.

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    The Dell Support Utility is an automated upgrade and notification system installed on your computer. This support provides real-time health scans of your computing environment, software updates, and relevant self-support information.

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    After you reinstall your operating system, use the Drivers and Utilities CD (ResourceCD) to reinstall drivers for the devices that came with your computer. Your operating system product key label is located on your computer.   NOTE: The color of your CD varies based on the operating system you ordered. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 42: Getting Help, Technical Assistance, Online Services

    Dell's Express Service Code system may not be available in all countries. When prompted by Dell's automated telephone system, enter your Express Service Code to route the call directly to the proper support personnel. If you do not have an Express Service Code, open the Dell Accessories folder, double-click the Express Service Code icon, and follow the directions.

  • Page 43: Autotech Service, Technical Support Service, Problems With Your Order, Product Information

     Product Information If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, visit the Dell website at www.dell.com. For the telephone number to call to speak to a sales specialist, see the contact numbers for your region.

  • Page 44: Before You Call, Contacting Dell

    NOTE: In certain countries, support specific to Dell XPS™ portable computers is available at a separate telephone number listed for participating  countries. If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS portable computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately. When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator.

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    1-800-534-3066 Website: support.euro.dell.com    Belgium (Brussels) Hardware And Warranty Support for XPS portable computers only 02 481 92 96 Hardware And Warranty Support for all other Dell computers 02 481 92 88 International Access Code: 00 Hardware And Warranty Support Fax 02 481 92 95 Country Code: 32 Customer Care 02 713 15 65...

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    Switchboard 22537 2711 Website: support.euro.dell.com     Hardware and Warranty Support for XPS portable computers only 7010 0074 Hardware and Warranty Support for all other Dell computers 7023 0182 Denmark (Copenhagen) Customer Care (Relational) 7023 0184 International Access Code: 00 Home/Small Business Customer Care 3287 5505...

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      E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com   Hardware and Warranty Support for XPS portable computers only 06103 766-7222 Germany (Langen) Hardware and Warranty Support for all other Dell computers 06103 766-7200 International Access Code: 00 Home/Small Business Customer Care 0180-5-224400 Global Segment Customer Care 06103 766-9570...

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    Hardware And Warranty Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron) 81-44-520-1435 Hardware And Warranty Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude) toll-free:0120-198-433 Hardware And Warranty Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, 81-44-556-3894 and Latitude) Japan (Kawasaki) Hardware And Warranty Support (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers)

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    Netherlands Antilles General Support 001-800-882-1519 Website: support.euro.dell.com   Hardware and Warranty Support for XPS portable computers only 020 674 45 94 Hardware and Warranty Support for all other Dell computers 020 674 45 00 Hardware and Warranty Support Fax 020 674 47 66 Netherlands (Amsterdam) Home/Small Business Customer Care 020 674 42 00...

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    E-mail: Tech_support_central_Europe@dell.com    Hardware and Warranty Support for XPS portable computers only 0848 33 88 57 Switzerland (Geneva) Hardware and Warranty Support (Home and Small Business) for all other Dell 0844 811 411 products International Access Code: 00 Hardware and Warranty Support (Corporate) 0844 822 844...

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    0870 907 4006 Uruguay General Support toll-free: 000-413-598-2521 Automated Order-Status Service toll-free: 1-800-433-9014 AutoTech (portable and desktop computers) toll-free: 1-800-247-9362 Hardware and Warranty Support (Dell TV, Printers, and Projectors) for toll-free 1-877-459-7298 Relationship customers Consumer (Home and Home Office)  Support for all other Dell products toll-free: 1-800-624-9896 Customer Service toll-free: 1-800-624-9897 Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers toll-free: 1-800-695-8133 Financial Services website: www.dellfinancialservices.com ...

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    Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired (1-877-335-5889) U.S. Virgin Islands General Support 1-877-673-3355 Venezuela General Support 8001-3605 Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Glossary Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide Terms in this Glossary are provided for informational purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your particular computer.  A AC — alternating current — The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter power cable in to an electrical outlet.

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    CD — compact disc — An optical form of storage media, typically used for audio and software programs. CD drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read data from CDs. CD player — The software used to play music CDs. The CD player displays a window with buttons that you use to play a CD. CD-R —...

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    — A connector on the system board (in some computers) where you insert an expansion card, connecting it to the system bus. Express Service Code — A numeric code located on a sticker on your Dell™ computer. Use the Express Service Code when contacting Dell for assistance.  Express Service Code service may not be available in some countries.

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    HTTP — hypertext transfer protocol — A protocol for exchanging files between computers connected to the Internet. Hz — hertz — A unit of frequency measurement that equals 1 cycle per second. Computers and electronic devices are often measured in kilohertz (kHz), megahertz (MHz), gigahertz (GHz), or terahertz (THz).

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    — A device that allows your computer to communicate with other computers over analog telephone lines. Three types of modems include: external, PC Card, and internal. You typically use your modem to connect to the Internet and exchange e-mail. module bay — A bay that supports devices such as optical drives, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module. monitor — The high-resolution TV-like device that displays computer output.

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    — An I/O port often used to connect devices such as a handheld digital device or digital camera to your computer. Service Tag — A bar code label on your computer that identifies your computer when you access Dell Support at support.dell.com or when you call Dell for customer service or technical support.

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    The number of colors and resolution that a program displays depends on the capabilities of the monitor, the video controller and its drivers, and the amount of video memory installed in the computer. S-video TV-out — A connector used to attach a TV or digital audio device to the computer. SXGA —...

  • Page 60

    wallpaper — The background pattern or picture on the Windows desktop. Change your wallpaper through the Windows Control Panel. You can also scan in your favorite picture and make it wallpaper. write-protected — Files or media that cannot be changed. Use write-protection when you want to protect data from being changed or destroyed. To write- protect a 3.5-inch floppy, slide its write-protect tab to the open position.

  • Page 61: Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad, Numeric Keypad, Key Combinations, System Functions, Display Functions

    Battery <Fn><F3> Displays the Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter   CD or DVD Tray <Fn><F10> Ejects the tray out of the drive (if Dell QuickSet is installed).   Display Functions <Fn><F8> Switches the video image to the next display option. The options include the integrated display, an external monitor, and both displays simultaneously.

  • Page 62: Power Management, Speaker Functions

      Radios (Including Wireless Networking and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology) <Fn><F2> Enables and disables radios, including wireless networking and Bluetooth wireless technology   Power Management <Fn><Esc> Activates a power management mode. You can reprogram this keyboard shortcut to activate a different power management mode using the Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window.

  • Page 63: Customizing The Touch Pad And Track Stick, Changing The Track Stick Cap

    3. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.  Changing the Track Stick Cap You can replace your track stick cap if it wears down from prolonged use or if you prefer a different color. You can purchase additional caps by visiting the Dell website at www.dell.com.

  • Page 64: About Passwords, Using A Primary Password, Using An Administrator Password

    If you forget any of your passwords, contact your system administrator or contact Dell. For your protection, Dell technical support staff will ask you for proof of your identity to ensure that only an authorized person can use the computer.

  • Page 65: Using A Hard Drive Password

    You can also use the Asset Tag utility to enter an owner tag that appears in the system log-on screen and with the primary password prompt. To create a bootable floppy disk, download the Dell Portables Asset Tag utility from the support.dell.com website, and then use the floppy disk to assign an asset tag.

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    2. Type asset and press <Enter>.   Deleting an Asset Tag   1. Boot the computer using the bootable floppy disk you created in "Using the Dell™ Portables Asset Tag Utility."   2. Type asset /d and press <Enter>.   3. When the computer prompts you to delete the asset tag, type y.

  • Page 67: Enabling The Tpm Feature

    If you use TPM, you must follow the backup procedures in the documentation that came with the software to secure your TPM data and encryption keys. In the event of these backups being incomplete, lost, or damaged, Dell will be unable to assist in the recovery of encrypted data.

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      7. Initialize the TPM owner and user passwords: a.  Boot your computer to the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. b.  Click Start® Programs® Broadcom Security Platforms Tools. Then, click the icon for the Security Platform Initialization Wizard. c.  Follow the instructions for creating the TPM owner, user passwords, and credentials. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 69: Using Pc Cards, Pc Card Types, Pc Card Blanks, Extended Pc Cards

    Back to Contents Page   Using PC Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   PC Card Types   PC Card Blanks   Extended PC Cards   Installing a PC Card   Removing a PC Card or Blank  PC Card Types See "Specifications" for information on supported PC Cards. NOTE: A PC Card is not a bootable device.

  • Page 70: Removing A Pc Card Or Blank

    The computer recognizes most PC Cards and automatically loads the appropriate device driver. If the configuration program tells you to load the manufacturer's drivers, use the floppy or CD that came with the PC Card.  Removing a PC Card or Blank NOTICE: Use the PC Card configuration utility (click the icon in the taskbar) to select a card and stop it from functioning before you remove it from...

  • Page 71

     Network connectivity  Power management  Display  System information Depending on what you want to do in Dell™ QuickSet, you can start it by either clicking, double-clicking, or right-clicking the QuickSet icon, , in the Microsoft® Windows® taskbar. The taskbar is located in the lower-right corner of your screen. For more information about QuickSet, right-click the QuickSet icon and select Help.

  • Page 72: Adding And Replacing Parts, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.

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    If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module.

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      3. If you are replacing a memory module, ground yourself and remove the existing module: a.  Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up. b.

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    NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory-module securing clips.   3. If you are replacing a memory module, ground yourself and remove the existing module: a.  Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up. b.

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    1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."   2. Turn the computer over and release the captive screw from the modem cover. 1 captive screw   3. Place your finger under the cover at the indentation and lift the cover open. 1 screw 2 modem 3 coin-cell battery...

  • Page 77: Mini Pci Card

     Mini PCI Card If you ordered a Mini PCI card with your computer, the card is already installed.   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1.

  • Page 78: Hard Drive

    1 Mini PCI card 2 metal securing tabs (2)   4. Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until you feel a click. 1 Mini PCI card 2 antenna wires (2) NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card.

  • Page 79

    Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive. NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay:  ...

  • Page 80

    1 display 2 center control cover 3 computer base   3. Remove the center control cover: a.  Open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it lies flat against your work surface. b.  Starting on the right side of the computer, use a plastic scribe to pry up the center control cover. Lift it away from the computer, and lay it aside. center control cover  ...

  • Page 81

    M2.5 x 6-mm screws (2) keyboard connector pull-tab keyboard tabs palm rest  Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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      CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 84: Using The System Setup Program, Viewing The System Setup Screens, System Setup Screen

     System security and hard-drive password settings NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the system setup settings. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.  Viewing the System Setup Screens  ...

  • Page 85: Changing Printer Modes, Changing Com Ports, Enabling The Infrared Sensor

      4. Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

  • Page 87: Using Smart Cards, About Smart Cards, Installing A Smart Card

    Back to Contents Page   Using Smart Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   About Smart Cards   Installing a Smart Card NOTE: This feature may not be available on your computer.  About Smart Cards Smart cards are portable credit-card shaped devices with internal integrated circuits. The top surface of the smart card usually contains an embedded processor located under the gold contact pad.

  • Page 88: Solving Problems, Dell Technical Update Service, Dell Support Utility, Accessing The Dell Support Utility

     Dell Support Utility The Dell Support Utility is installed on your computer and available from the Dell Support icon on the taskbar or from the Start button. Use this support utility for self-support information, software updates, and health scans of your computing environment.

  • Page 89: Drive Problems, Cd And Dvd Drive Problems

    Double-click the icon to manually check your computing environment, view frequently asked questions, access the help file for the Dell Support Utility, and view Dell Support settings. For more information about the Dell Support Utility, click the question mark (?) at the top of the Dell Support screen.

  • Page 90: Hard Drive Problems

     Ensure that the sound is not caused by the program that is running.  Ensure that the disk or disc is inserted properly.   Hard drive problems   Allow the computer to cool before turning it on — A hot hard drive may prevent the operating system from starting. Try allowing the computer to return to room temperature before turning it on.

  • Page 91: Error Messages

    Internet, your computer might be infected with spyware. Use an anti-virus program that includes anti-spyware protection (your program may require an upgrade) to scan the computer and remove spyware. For more information, go to support.dell.com and search for the keyword spyware.  Error Messages...

  • Page 92

    A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."   Operating system not found — Reinstall the hard drive. If the problem persists, contact Dell.   Optional ROM bad checksum — The optional ROM apparently failed. Contact Dell.  ...

  • Page 93: Ieee 1394 Device Problems, Keyboard Problems

      1.  Click the Start button and click Control Panel. 2.  Click Printers and Other Hardware. If your IEEE 1394 device is listed, Windows recognizes the device.   If you have problems with a Dell-provided IEEE 1394 device  —     If you have problems with an IEEE 1394 device not provided by Dell  —   Contact Dell or the IEEE 1394 device manufacturer.

  • Page 94: External Keyboard Problems, Unexpected Characters, Lockups And Software Problems, The Computer Does Not Start Up

    Diagnostics Checklist as you perform the various checks. NOTE: Use the integrated keyboard when working in MS-DOS® mode or when running the Dell Diagnostics or the system setup program. When you attach an external keyboard, the integrated keyboard remains fully functional.

  • Page 95: A Program Crashes Repeatedly, A Solid Blue Screen Appears, Other Software Problems

    Internet, your computer might be infected with spyware. Use an anti-virus program that includes anti-spyware protection (your program may require an upgrade) to scan the computer and remove spyware. For more information, go to support.dell.com and search for the keyword spyware.  ...

  • Page 96: Memory Problems, Network Problems, Pc Card Problems, Power Problems

     Ensure that the PC Card is properly inserted into the connector.   Ensure that the card is recognized by Windows  —  Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar. Ensure that the card is listed.   If you have problems with a Dell-provided PC Card  —  Contact Dell.   If you have problems with a PC Card not provided by Dell  —  Contact the PC Card manufacturer.

  • Page 97: Ensuring Sufficient Power For Your Computer, Docking Power Considerations

      Docking While the Computer Is Running If a computer is connected to the Dell D/Dock or Dell D/Port while the computer is running, presence of the docking device is ignored until the AC adapter is connected to the computer.

  • Page 98: Printer Problems, Scanner Problems

    If a computer loses AC power while docked to the Dell D/Dock or Dell D/Port, the computer immediately goes into low-performance mode.  Printer Problems Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 99: Sound And Speaker Problems, No Sound From Integrated Speakers, No Sound From External Speakers

     Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference.   Reinstall the audio driver   Run the Dell Diagnostics   No sound from headphones   Check the headphone cable connection  —  Ensure that the headphone cable is securely inserted into the headphone connector.

  • Page 100: Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems, Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    Test the mouse controller — To test the mouse controller (which affects pointer movement) and the operation of the touch pad or mouse buttons, run the Mouse test in the Pointing Devices test group in the Dell Diagnostics.   Reinstall the touch pad driver —...

  • Page 101: If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable

    4.  Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.   Run the Video diagnostics tests — If no error message appears and you still have a display problem, but the display is not completely blank, run the Video device group in the Dell Diagnostics. Then contact Dell.  ...

  • Page 102: Specifications

    Back to Contents Page   Specifications Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   Processor Processor type Intel® Pentium® M L1 cache 32-KB instruction and 32-KB write-back data cache L2 cache 2 MB External bus frequency 533 MHz   System Information System chipset Intel 915GM (integrated video), ICH60M, or Intel...

  • Page 103

    10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board Wireless internal Mini PCI Wi-Fi (802.11b, 802.11b/g, or 802.11a/b/g) and Bluetooth® wireless technology (optional)   Video   NOTE: Your Dell™ Latitude™ D610 computer has both integrated and discrete video options. Video type: integrated on system board, 128-bit hardware accelerated Data bus integrated video Video controller Intel Extreme Graphics Video memory Integrated video up to 128 MB of shared system memory.

  • Page 104

    SXGA+ 1400 x 1050 at 262,000 colors Operating angle 0º (closed) to 180° Viewing angles:   Horizontal ±40°  Vertical +10°/–30°  Pixel pitch:   0.28 mm (12.1 inch); 0.297 mm (14.1 inch) SXGA+ 0.204 mm (14.1 inch) Power consumption (panel with backlight)   (maximum): 6.0 W SXGA+...

  • Page 105

    NOTE: The 90-W AC adapter is optional and may not ship with your computer. Types 90 W and 65 W Input voltage 90–264 VAC (both) Input current (maximum) 1.7 A (both) Input frequency 47–63 Hz (both) Output current:   90 W 5.62 A (maximum at 4-second pulse);...

  • Page 106

    ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 107: Travelling With Your Computer, Identifying Your Computer, Packing The Computer, Travel Tips, Travelling By Air

     Write down your Service Tag and store it in a safe place away from the computer or carrying case. Use the Service Tag if you need to report a loss or theft to law enforcement officials and to Dell.  Create a file on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop called if_found. Place information such as your name, address, and telephone number in this file.

  • Page 108: If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen

    If possible, give the name of the investigating officer. The Dell customer service representative will log your report under the computer Service Tag and flag the computer as missing or stolen. If someone calls Dell for technical assistance and gives your Service Tag, the computer is identified automatically as missing or stolen.

  • Page 109: Wireless Local Area Network, What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection

    Back to Contents Page   Wireless Local Area Network Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   Overview   Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network  Overview A WLAN is a series of interconnected computers that communicate with each other over the air waves rather than through a network cable connected to each computer.

  • Page 110: Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network, Determining The Wireless Network Device Manager

    If the software is removed or corrupted, follow the instructions in the user documentation for your wireless network card. Verify the type of wireless network card installed in your computer and then search for that name on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. For information on the...

  • Page 111: Completing The Connection To The Wlan

    Thereafter, whenever you log on to your computer within the range of the wireless network that you selected, the same pop-up notifies you of the wireless network connection. NOTE: If you select a secure network, you must enter a WEP or WPA key when prompted. Network security settings are unique to your network. Dell cannot provide this information. NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.

  • Page 112: Help And Support Center, Start Menu, Control Panel

    Back to Contents Page   Using Microsoft® Windows® XP Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide   Help and Support Center   User Accounts and Fast User Switching   Microsoft® Windows® Classic View   Setting Up a Home and Office Network   Desktop Cleanup Wizard   Network Setup Wizard   Transferring Information to a New Computer   Internet Connection Firewall   ...

  • Page 113: Desktop Cleanup Wizard, Transferring Information To A New Computer

     Desktop Cleanup Wizard Your computer is set up to use the Desktop Cleanup Wizard to move programs that are not frequently used to a designated folder 7 days after you first start your computer and every 60 days after that. The appearance of the Start menu changes as programs are moved. To turn off the Desktop Cleanup Wizard, perform the following steps.

  • Page 114: Adding User Accounts, Fast User Switching, Setting Up A Home And Office Network

      5. On the Which computer is this? screen, click Old Computer and click Next.   6. On the Select a transfer method screen, click the transfer method you prefer.   7. On the What do you want to transfer? screen, select the items you want to transfer and click Next. After the information has been copied, the Completing the Collection Phase screen appears.

  • Page 115: Network Setup Wizard, Internet Connection Firewall

      1. Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back of your computer. NOTE: Insert the cable until it clicks into place, and then gently pull it to ensure that it is secure.   2. Connect the other end of the network cable to a network connection device, such as a network wall connector. NOTE: Do not use a network cable with a telephone wall connector.

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