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Dell Inspirion Owner's Manual

Dell Inspirion Owner's Manual (149 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.88 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents4................................................................................................................................................................
Caution: Safety Instructions10................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: General10................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: Power11................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: Battery11................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: Air Travel11................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: Emc Instructions12................................................................................................................................................................
When Using Your Computer12................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: Ergonomic Computing Habits13................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: When Working Inside Your Computer13................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge13................................................................................................................................................................
Safety: Battery Disposal14................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information For Your Computer16................................................................................................................................................................
A Tour Of Your Computer20................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left View23................................................................................................................................................................
Right View25................................................................................................................................................................
Back View26................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View30................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer32................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet32................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection32................................................................................................................................................................
Modem And Internet Connection Problems33................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail Problems35................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer36................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable36................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Parallel Printer36................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer37................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems38................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices39................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors39................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners39................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies40................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer40................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery42................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance42................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge43................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Battery Meter43................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Power Meter43................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge44................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning44................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery44................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Battery45................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Battery45................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing A Reserve Battery45................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems47................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Module Bay50................................................................................................................................................................
About The Module Bay50................................................................................................................................................................
About The Device Security Screw50................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Device Security Screw50................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Turned Off51................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running52................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad54................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad54................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Shortcuts55................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions55................................................................................................................................................................
Battery55................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Or Dvd Tray55................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions55................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking And Bluetooth™)55................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management55................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions56................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Logo Key Functions56................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad57................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad58................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems58................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems59................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters59................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds, Dvds, And Other Multimedia60................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds And Dvds60................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems60................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk Drive60................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Play A Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd61................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray63................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound63................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive63................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Problem With Integrated Speakers64................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Problem With External Speakers64................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds65................................................................................................................................................................
How To Copy A Cd Or Dvd65................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd-rs And Cd-rws66................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips66................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Television To The Computer66................................................................................................................................................................
S-video Connection67................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video Connection69................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Television71................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home And Office Network72................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter72................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard73................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network73................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Network Type74................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Network In Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp74................................................................................................................................................................
Finalizing Your Wireless Network Connection (security Settings)77................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Without Security-related Requirements78................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network With Wi-fi Protected Access (wpa) Security Requirements78................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network With Wired Equivalent Protocol (wep) Security Requirements79................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems82................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages82................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems83................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank83................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read83................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable84................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems88................................................................................................................................................................
General Program Problems88................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes88................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding89................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears89................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages Appear89................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Other Technical Problems89................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Dell™ Computer Gets Wet90................................................................................................................................................................
If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer91................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers91................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver91................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers91................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities92................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities94................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp System Restore94................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Restore Point95................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State95................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore95................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics96................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics96................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp98................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin98................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Xp99................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts102................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools102................................................................................................................................................................
Shutting Down Your Computer102................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory104................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Mini Pci Card108................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive110................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell112................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard113................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth™ Card115................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix118................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications118................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program124................................................................................................................................................................
Overview124................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens124................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens124................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options125................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Boot Sequence125................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Printer Modes126................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Com Ports126................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Infrared Sensor126................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell128................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Notices144................................................................................................................................................................
Nom Information (mexico Only)145................................................................................................................................................................
Index146................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspirion Setup Manual

Dell Inspirion Setup Manual (86 pages)

Dell Laptop Setup Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.32 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop7................................................................................................................................................................
Before Setting Up Your Computer7................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Ac Adapter8................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Network Cable (optional)9................................................................................................................................................................
Press The Power Button10................................................................................................................................................................
Set Up Microsoft Windows11................................................................................................................................................................
Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)12................................................................................................................................................................
Connect To The Internet (optional)14................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Inspiron Laptop18................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side Features18................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side Features20................................................................................................................................................................
Front Side Features22................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base Features26................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Gestures28................................................................................................................................................................
Media Controls30................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Optical Drive32................................................................................................................................................................
Display Features34................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Replacing The Battery36................................................................................................................................................................
Software Features38................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Dock41................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems42................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes42................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems43................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems43................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems45................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems46................................................................................................................................................................
Using Support Tools49................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center49................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages50................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Troubleshooter51................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics51................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System55................................................................................................................................................................
System Restore56................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Datasafe Local Backup57................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Factory Image Restore59................................................................................................................................................................
Operating System Reinstallation61................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help64................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer65................................................................................................................................................................
Service65................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect65................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services66................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service67................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information67................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Repair Under Warranty Or For Credit68................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call69................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell71................................................................................................................................................................
Resources72................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Specifications74................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix79................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice79................................................................................................................................................................
Information For Nom, Or Official Mexican Standard (only For Mexico)80................................................................................................................................................................
Index81................................................................................................................................................................

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