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Dell Inspiron 1200 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1200 Owner's Manual (164 pages)

Dell Laptop Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 3.79 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Front View19................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View23................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View24................................................................................................................................................................
Back View25................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View28................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance31................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge32................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Power Meter32................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning32................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power33................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes33................................................................................................................................................................
Standby And Sleep Mode33................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Mode34................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings35................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Power Options Properties35................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery35................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery36................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery37................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard39................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad39................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations40................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management40................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Logo Key Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad41................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad42................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness43................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Projector43................................................................................................................................................................
Making Images And Text Look Bigger Or Sharper44................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp44................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Vista44................................................................................................................................................................
Using Both A Monitor And Your Computer Display45................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Monitor As Your Primary Display46................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia49................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Cds Or Dvds49................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds51................................................................................................................................................................
How To Copy A Cd Or Dvd51................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds52................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips53................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume54................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture54................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks55................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable55................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network In The Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp Operating System56................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network In The Microsoft Windows Vista™ Operating System56................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)57................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection57................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card57................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem58................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan59................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Firewall61................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cards63................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscards63................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks64................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard64................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank65................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer67................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock67................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords67................................................................................................................................................................
About Passwords67................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Primary (or System) Password68................................................................................................................................................................
Using An Administrator Password69................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Tracking Software70................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Reader (optional)70................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen70................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tools73................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Lights73................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Light Codes During Post73................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages74................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Troubleshooter78................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics79................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics79................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive79................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Media81................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu82................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting85................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems85................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems85................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages87................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems88................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems90................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights97................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service98................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility98................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Support Utility99................................................................................................................................................................
Clicking The Dell Support Icon99................................................................................................................................................................
Double-clicking The Dell Support Icon99................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program101................................................................................................................................................................
Overview101................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens102................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens102................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options102................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Boot Sequence102................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Infrared Sensor104................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Software105................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers105................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver105................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers105................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities106................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware And Software Problems110................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System110................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows System Restore111................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell™ Pc Restore And Dell Factory Image Restore113................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media116................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer119................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer119................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer119................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips120................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air120................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help123................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance123................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service124................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect124................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services124................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service125................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service125................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order125................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information126................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit126................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call127................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell129................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications131................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix137................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)137................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Class B137................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer138................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display138................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse (non-optical)139................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds139................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary141................................................................................................................................................................
Index159................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 1200 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1200 Owner's Manual (114 pages)

Dell Laptop Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 20.14 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information9................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer13................................................................................................................................................................
Front View13................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View16................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View17................................................................................................................................................................
Back View17................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View20................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet21................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection21................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Without The Operating System Cd23................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer24................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard With The Operating System Cd24................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer25................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable25................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer25................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices26................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors26................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners26................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies26................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery27................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance27................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning28................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge30................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter30................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management33................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Tips33................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Wizard33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Sleep Modes33................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Power Scheme34................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Battery Alarms And Actions35................................................................................................................................................................
Completing The Power Management Wizard35................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes35................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode35................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Mode36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Options Properties36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Schemes Tab36................................................................................................................................................................
Alarms Tab37................................................................................................................................................................
Power Meter Tab37................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Tab37................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Tab37................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds, Dvds, And Other Multimedia39................................................................................................................................................................
Playing A Cd Or Dvd39................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume40................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture41................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad43................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad43................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations44................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions44................................................................................................................................................................
Battery44................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Or Dvd Tray44................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions44................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking)44................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions45................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Logo Key Functions45................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad46................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad46................................................................................................................................................................
Using Pc Cards47................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Types47................................................................................................................................................................
Extended Pc Cards47................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pc Card47................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pc Card Or Blank48................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network49................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter49................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard49................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network50................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Network Type50................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Network In Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp50................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems53................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics53................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics53................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems55................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems56................................................................................................................................................................
If There Is No Audio56................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound56................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems56................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems57................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages58................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems59................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems60................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters60................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems61................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up61................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding61................................................................................................................................................................
Slow Computer Performance Or Problems Connecting To The Internet61................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding61................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes Repeatedly62................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Is Designed For An Earlier Windows Operating System62................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears62................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers67................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers67................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones68................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems68................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank69................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read70................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable70................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers70................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver70................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers71................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities71................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities72................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System73................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore73................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec74................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts77................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin77................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools77................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer77................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer78................................................................................................................................................................
Memory79................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive81................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix83................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications83................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program89................................................................................................................................................................
Overview89................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens89................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens90................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options90................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)91................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals91................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals92................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice92................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)92................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell93................................................................................................................................................................
Index111................................................................................................................................................................

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