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Dell™ Latitude™ D410  User's Guide
Finding Information
About Your Computer
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP
Dell™ QuickSet 
Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Using the Display
Using the Dell™ D/Bay
Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia
Using a Battery
Wireless Local Area Network
Using PC Cards
Using Smart Cards
Travelling With Your Computer
Model PP06S
Click the links to the left for information on the features and operation of your computer. For information on other documentation included with your computer,
see
"Finding Information."
 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE:
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION:
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.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
NOTE:
Some features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries.
NOTE:
The Drivers and Utilities CD and the Operating System CD are optional and may not ship with your computer.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
©2004–2005 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Dell TravelLite, DellNet, Axim, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, Strike Zone, and
Dell OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Intel SpeedStep are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, and Outlook are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and is used by Dell under license; ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark
of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Dell Inc. has determined that this product meets the 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.
Model PP06S
December 2005    P/N W7405     Rev. A02
Passwords
Solving Problems
Using the Dell Diagnostics
Cleaning Your Computer
Reinstalling Software
Adding and Replacing Parts
Using the System Setup Program
Getting Help
Specifications
Appendix
Alert Standard Format (ASF)
Glossary

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  • Page 1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Dell Inc. has determined that this product meets the 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

    Back to Contents Page   About Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D410  User's Guide   Front View   Left View   Right View   Back View   Bottom View  Front View display latch touch pad display track stick/touch pad buttons volume control buttons track stick device status lights speaker mute button...
  • Page 3 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 computer turns on the fan when the computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer.   CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your Dell™ computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.  ...
  • Page 5: Right View

      D/Bay connector — Connects the computer to the Dell D/Bay.   USB connector Connects USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. You can also connect the optional floppy drive directly to a USB connector using the optional floppy drive cable.
  • Page 6: Back View

    smart card slot — Supports one smart card. For more information, see "Using Smart Cards."   PC Card slot — Supports one PC Card, such as a modem or network adapter. The computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot. For more information, see "Using PC Cards."...
  • Page 7: Bottom View

    Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. You can also connect the optional floppy drive directly to a USB connector using the optional floppy drive cable.   video connector Connects video devices, such as a monitor.    ...
  • Page 8 Replacing Parts."   docking-device connector — Lets you attach your computer to the Media Base or other docking device. See the Dell documentation that came with your docking device for more information.   fan air vents — The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the fan air vents, which prevents the computer from overheating.
  • Page 9: Macrovision Product Notice

    2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTICE: The FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Inc. could void your authority to operate this equipment. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
  • Page 10: Alert Standard Format (Asf)

    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 11: Using A Battery

    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 12: Conserving Battery Power

    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 13: Configuring Power Management Settings

     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 14: Replacing The 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. Ensure that the computer is turned off, suspended in a power management mode, or connected to an electrical outlet.
  • Page 15: Using The Dell™ D/Bay

    3. Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until you feel a click, and push the device latch release in so that it is flush with the bay.   4. Connect the D/Bay cable to the Dell D/Bay connector on the computer.  Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running  ...
  • Page 16   3. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.   4. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the D/Bay.   5. Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until you feel a click, and push the device latch release in so that it is flush with the bay. Windows XP automatically recognizes the new device.
  • Page 17: Using Cds, Dvds, And Other Multimedia

    Back to Contents Page   Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia Dell™ Latitude™ D410  User's Guide   Playing a CD or DVD   Adjusting the Volume   Adjusting the Picture  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 18: Adjusting The Picture

    1 volume icon 2 Volume Meter 3 mute icon When the meter is enabled, adjust the volume with the volume control buttons or by pressing the following keys:  Press <Fn> <PageUp> to increase volume.  Press <Fn> <PageDn> to decrease volume.  Press <Fn>...
  • Page 19: Cleaning Your Computer

    Back to Contents Page   Cleaning Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D410  User's Guide   Computer, Keyboard, and Display   Touch Pad   Floppy Drive   CDs and DVDs   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 20  ...
  • Page 21: Using 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 Dell Diagnostics from your Drivers and Utilities If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop.
  • Page 22: Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

    4. When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the 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.
  • Page 23 Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 24: Using The Display

    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 25: 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 26: Reinstalling Software

    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 27: Using The Drivers And Utilities Cd

    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 28: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities

    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 29: Undoing The Last System Restore

    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 30: Windows Xp Setup

    2. Insert the Operating System CD. Click Exit if the Install Windows XP message appears.   3. Restart the computer.   4. Press <F2> 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.
  • Page 31 If you reinstall the operating system for your computer, you should also reinstall the NSS utility. NSS provides critical updates for your operating system and support for Dell™ 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, Intel® Pentium® M processors, optical drives, and USB devices. NSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell portable computer.
  • Page 32: Finding Information

        NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates can be found at support.dell.com.  How to set up my computer   Quick Reference Guide  Basic troubleshooting information  How to run the Dell Diagnostics  ...
  • Page 33 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.
  • Page 34 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 35: Getting Help

    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 36: Problems With Your Order

     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 37: Before You Call

    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.
  • Page 38 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...
  • Page 39 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...
  • Page 40   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...
  • Page 41 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)
  • Page 42 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...
  • Page 43 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...
  • Page 44 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 ...
  • Page 45 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  ...
  • Page 46 Back to Contents Page   Glossary Dell™ Latitude™ D410  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.
  • Page 47 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 —...
  • Page 48 — 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.
  • Page 49 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).
  • Page 50 — 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.
  • Page 51 — 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.
  • Page 52 S-video TV-out — A connector used to attach a TV or digital audio device to the computer. SXGA — super-extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. SXGA+ — super-extended graphics array plus — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1400 x 1050. system board —...
  • Page 53 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 disk, slide its write-protect tab to the open position. WXGA — wide-aspect extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1280 x 800."  X XGA —...
  • Page 54: Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad

    <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...
  • Page 55: Power Management

    displays simultaneously. <Fn> and up-arrow key Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor). <Fn> and down-arrow Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor).   Radios (Including Wireless Networking and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology) <Fn><F2>...
  • Page 56: 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 57: About Passwords

    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 58: Using A Hard Drive Password

    To secure your TPM data and encryption keys, follow the backup procedures documented in the Broadcom Secure Foundation Getting Started Guide. In the event of these backups being incomplete, lost, or damaged, Dell will be unable to assist in the recovery of encrypted data.
  • Page 59 b.  Click Start® Programs® Broadcom Security Platforms Tools. Then, click the icon for the Security Platform Initialization Wizard. c.  Follow the instructions to activate the TPM setup program. NOTE: You only need to activate the program once. d.  Once the process is complete, the computer either restarts automatically or prompts you to restart your computer.  ...
  • Page 60: Using Pc Cards

    Back to Contents Page   Using PC Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D410  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 61: 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 62: Dell™ Quickset

     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 63: Adding And Replacing Parts

    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.
  • Page 64 You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 65 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.  Remove the module from the connector. 1 memory module 2 securing clips (2 per connector)  ...
  • Page 66 1 memory module 2 securing clips (2 per connector) NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled "DIMM A" before you install a module in the connector labeled "DIMM B." Insert memory modules at a 45-degree angle to avoid damaging the connector.  ...
  • Page 67   1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."   2. Remove the keyboard.   3. Remove the metal shield: a.  Loosen the captive metal-shield screws. b.  Lift the shield on the side near the screw holes, slide the shield tabs out from under the edge of the computer base, and lay the shield aside.  ...
  • Page 68: 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 located in the Product Information Guide.  ...
  • Page 69: Hard Drive

    c.  Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.   5. 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. NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card.
  • Page 70 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 71   3. Remove the center control cover: a.  Open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it lies flat against your work surface. NOTICE: Removing the center control cover in a different way than described may cause the plastic to break. b.
  • Page 72  Display   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 an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.  ...
  • Page 73: Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

      9. Lift the display away from the computer and lay it aside. display screws (2) display cable connector display cable connector on system board   10. Fit the hinges of the replacement display onto the computer base.   11. Secure the screws on the left and right hinges.  ...
  • Page 74: Coin-Cell Battery

    card door captive screw on card door card connector card card screw  Coin-Cell Battery   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.
  • Page 75 5. Place the double-sided tape on the replacement coin-cell battery.   6. Affix the replacement battery with the double-sided tape on the system board.   7. Replace the memory module/coin-cell battery cover. 1 coin-cell battery 2 battery cable connector 3 battery cable Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 76: Using The System Setup Program

     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 77: Changing Printer Modes

      4. Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F2> 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 79: Using Smart Cards

    Back to Contents Page   Using Smart Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D410  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 80 Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 81: Solving Problems

     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 82: Drive Problems

    For more information about the Dell Support Utility, click the question mark (?) at the top of the Dell Support screen.  Drive Problems   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 83: E-Mail, Modem, And Internet Problems

     Ensure that the 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 84: 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 85 Keyboard controller failure — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard or the mouse during the boot routine. Run the Keyboard Controller test as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."   Keyboard data line failure —...
  • Page 86: Keyboard Problems

    The operating system cannot find a specific track on the hard drive.   Shutdown failure — A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."   Time-of-day clock lost power —...
  • Page 87: Lockups And Software Problems

    Unexpected characters   Disable the numeric keypad — Press <Num Lk> to disable the numeric keypad if numbers are displayed instead of letters. Verify that the numbers lock light is not lit.  Lockups and Software Problems   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  ...
  • Page 88: Memory 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 89: Pc Card 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 90: Printer Problems

    Docking Power 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 91: Sound And Speaker Problems

      Unlock the scanner  —  Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a locking tab or button.   Restart the computer and try the scanner again   Check the cable connections  —    See the scanner documentation for cable connection information.  Ensure that the scanner cables are securely connected to the scanner and the computer.  ...
  • Page 92: Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems

    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.   Adjust the Windows volume control  —  Click or double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
  • Page 93: If The Display Is Difficult To Read

    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 94: Specifications

    Back to Contents Page   Specifications Dell™ Latitude™ D410  User's Guide   Processor  Processor type ® ® Intel Pentium L1 cache 32-KB instruction and 32-KB write-back data cache L2 cache 2 MB External bus frequency 533 MHz   System Information  System chip set Intel 82915GM, 82801FBM...
  • Page 95 Interface internal AC'97 bus Network adapter 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  Video type integrated on system board, 128-bit hardware accelerated Data bus integrated video Video controller Intel Extreme Graphics Video memory...
  • Page 96 Size:   Width 64.88 mm (2.55-inch) sensor-active area Height 48.88-mm (1.92-inch) rectangle   Track Stick  X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) 250 count/sec @ 100 gf Size protrudes 0.5 mm higher than surrounding keycaps   Battery  Type 6-cell "smart" lithium ion (53 WHr) (standard) 9-cell "smart" lithium ion (80 WHr) (optional) Dimensions:  ...
  • Page 97 Storage –40° to 70°C (–40° to 158°F) (both)   Physical  Height 31.9 mm (1.3 inches) Width 278.0 mm (11.1 inches) Depth 238.0 mm (9.5 inches)   NOTE: The weight of the computer varies depending on configuration and manufacturing variability. Weight 1.7 kg (3.8 lb)   Environmental  Temperature range:  ...
  • Page 98 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Dell Inc. has determined that this product meets the 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 99: Travelling With Your Computer

     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 phone number in this file.
  • Page 100: 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 101: Wireless Local Area Network

    Back to Contents Page   Wireless Local Area Network Dell™ Latitude™ D410  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 102: Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network

    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 103: 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 104: Using Microsoft® Windows® Xp

    Back to Contents Page   Using Microsoft® Windows® XP Dell™ Latitude™ D410  User's Guide   Help and Support Center   Microsoft® Windows® Classic View   Desktop Cleanup Wizard   Transferring Information to a New Computer   User Accounts and Fast User Switching   Setting Up a Home and Office Network   Network Setup Wizard   Internet Connection Firewall  Help and Support Center...
  • Page 105: Desktop Cleanup Wizard

      2. In the left panel, click Switch to Classic View.  Desktop Cleanup Wizard Your computer is set up to use the Desktop Cleanup Wizard to move program icons that are not frequently used to a designated folder 7 days after you first start your computer and every 60 days after that.
  • Page 106: Adding User Accounts

      4. On the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen, click Next.   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.  ...
  • Page 107: Setting Up A Home And Office Network

     Setting Up a Home and Office Network   1. Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back of your computer or docking device. NOTE: Insert the cable until it clicks into place, and then gently pull it to ensure that it is secure.  ...