Dell PR01X - Advanced Port Replicator 2U442 Manual

Dell PR01X - Advanced Port Replicator 2U442 Manual

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Dell™ D/Port Advanced Port Replicator User's Guide
Using the APR
Regulatory Notices
Limited Warranties and Return Policy
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the
A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Glossary.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Model PR01X
January 2003 P/N J0834 Rev A00
Initial release: 22 Oct 2002


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  • Page 1 Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Computer Corporation is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; EMC is a trademark of EMC Corporation.
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    Alert your network administrator before you connect the APR to a network. The APR integrates your Dell computer quickly and easily into a desktop environment. Use the instructions in this document to connect, or dock, the computer to the APR and to attach external devices.
  • Page 3 connector RJ-45 network digital-video interface connector connector parallel connector S-video connector PS/2 connectors (2) USB 2.0 connectors S/PDIF connector The following table shows the icons for each of the connectors on the back of the APR and indicates the type of external device(s) that you can attach to each connector.
  • Page 4: Left View

    power button undock request button eject button power button — Press to turn a docked computer on or off. The power button light indicates the power status of the APR or a docked computer as follows: Off — The APR is either not connected to electrical power or, if a computer is docked, the computer is turned off or in hibernate mode.
  • Page 5: Right View

    Lets you connect the portable computer to the APR. audio connector — Lets you attach headphones to the APR. USB connector — Lets you connect a Dell D/Bay external module bay. The lower portion of the connector also accepts a standard USB 2.0 cable. Right View slide lock security cable slot slide lock —...
  • Page 6: Bottom View

    Any battery installed in the computer charges while you are using the APR. NOTICE: Always use the Dell AC adapter that came with the APR. If you use any other commercially available AC adapter, you may damage the APR or the computer.
  • Page 7 AC adapter AC adapter connector 1. Complete the steps in "Before You Dock for the First Time." 2. Save and close any open files and exit any open programs. 3. If you have not already done so, connect the AC adapter to the AC adapter connector on the APR, and plug the AC adapter power cable in to an electrical outlet.
  • Page 8: Connecting External Devices To The Apr

    NOTICE: Do not pick up the computer or the APR when the computer is docked. Doing so can damage the connectors on the computer and on the APR. After docking, if the computer is turned on, the power button light on the APR turns from amber to green. See the following table for more information on docking control lights.
  • Page 9 3. Connect any external devices to electrical outlets. If you attach an external monitor to the APR, you may need to press one or more times to switch the screen image to the desired location. If the computer cover is closed, you can press on an attached external keyboard to switch the image.
  • Page 10: Undocking The Computer

    Undocking the Computer NOTICE: If the computer is not receiving power from a battery, the computer turns off when you undock it and you will lose any unsaved data. 1. Save and close any open files and exit any open programs. NOTICE: Never undock the computer without first preparing the computer to undock.
  • Page 11: Dell Diagnostics

    The Dell Diagnostics that came with your Dell computer includes tests that help you troubleshoot the controllers in your APR. The subtests in the Network Interface test group of the Dell Diagnostics verify the basic operation of the network controller in the APR.
  • Page 12: Regulatory Notices

    Using shielded cables ensures that you maintain the appropriate EMC classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell on the World Wide Web at
  • Page 13: Fax Branding

    If you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, refer to your computer's troubleshooting documentation or, for some computers, the section titled "Contacting Dell" in your computer's documentation to find the appropriate telephone number for obtaining customer assistance. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
  • Page 14: Ce Notice (European Union)

    (or other Dell digital apparatus), examine all registration labels located on the bottom, side, or the back panel of your computer (or other digital apparatus). A statement in the form of "IC Class A ICES-003" or "IC Class B ICES-003" will be located on one of these labels.
  • Page 15: Ce Mark Notice

    This Dell device is classified for use in a typical Class B domestic environment. A "Declaration of Conformity" in accordance with the preceding directives and standards has been made and is on file at Dell Computer Corporation Products Europe BV, Limerick, Ireland.
  • Page 16: Simplified Chinese Class A Warning Notice (China Only)

    "Under power failure conditions, this telephone may not operate. Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local power, is available for emergency use." "Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device.
  • Page 17: Mic Notice (Republic Of Korea Only)

    MIC Notice (Republic of Korea Only) To determine which classification (Class A or B) applies to your computer (or other Dell digital device), examine the Republic of Korean Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) registration labels located on your computer (or other Dell digital device).
  • Page 18: Polish Center For Testing And Certification Notice

    Please note that this device has been approved for business purposes with regard to electromagnetic interference. If you find that this device is not suitable for your use, you may exchange it for a nonbusiness-purpose device. If the regulatory label includes the following marking, your computer is a Class A product: Please note that this device has been approved for nonbusiness purposes and may be used in any environment, including residential areas.
  • Page 19: Bsmi Notice (Taiwan Only)

    A protection mark "B" confirms that the equipment is in compliance with the protection usage requirements of standards PN- 93/T-42107 and PN-EN 55022. BSMI Notice (Taiwan Only)
  • Page 20 If you find a mark on the regulatory label on the bottom, side, or back panel of your computer, the following section is applicable: Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 22: Limited Warranties And Return Policy

    Limited Warranties and Return Policy Dell™ D/Port Advanced Port Replicator User's Guide For information about the Dell warranty and return policy for your APR, see the warranty and return policy in the printed documentation that came with your Dell computer.
  • Page 23 Back to Contents Page Glossary Dell™ D/Port Advanced Port Replicator User's Guide E F G N O P Terms in this Glossary are provided for informational purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your particular docking device.
  • Page 24 BTU — British thermal unit — A measurement of heat output. bus — A communication pathway between the components in your computer. bus speed — The speed, given in MHz, that indicates how fast a bus can transfer information. byte — The basic data unit used by your computer.
  • Page 25 device driver — See driver. DIN connector — A round, six-pin connector that conforms to DIN (Deutsche Industrie-Norm) standards; it is typically used to connect PS/2 keyboard or mouse cable connectors. disk striping — A technique for spreading data over multiple disk drives. Disk striping can speed up operations that retrieve data from disk storage.
  • Page 26 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.
  • Page 27 then turns off the computer. When you restart the computer, the memory information that was saved to the hard drive is automatically restored. HTML — hypertext markup language — A set of codes inserted into an Internet web page intended for display on an Internet browser.
  • Page 28 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.
  • Page 29 system setup options that you can set. Optical Drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read or write data from CDs, DVDs, or DVD+RWs. Example of optical drives include CD drives, DVD drives, CD-RW drives, and CD-RW/DVD combo drives. parallel connector —...
  • Page 30 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 or when you call Dell for customer service or technical support. setup program —...
  • Page 31 Network connections cannot be protected by surge protectors. Always disconnect the network cable from the network connector during electrical storms. SVGA — super-video graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers. Typical SVGA resolutions are 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768.
  • Page 32 video mode — A mode that describes how text and graphics are displayed on a monitor. Graphics-based software, such as Windows operating systems, displays in video modes that can be defined as x horizontal pixels by y vertical pixels by z colors. Character-based software, such as text editors, displays in video modes that can be defined as x columns by y rows of characters.

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