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Dell Inspiron 1420 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1420 Owner's Manual (210 pages)

Dell Inspiron 1420: Owners Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.46 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information15................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration21................................................................................................................................................................
Front View22................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View27................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View28................................................................................................................................................................
Back View30................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer33................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection34................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Easy Transfer35................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer35................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable36................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices37................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors37................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners38................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies38................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display39................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness39................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image From Your Computer Display To A Projector39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate40................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad41................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad41................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations42................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions42................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions42................................................................................................................................................................
Battery42................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management42................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Key Combinations43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings43................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad43................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad44................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery45................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance45................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge46................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter46................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge47................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning48................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power48................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings48................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sleep Power State49................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery49................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery50................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery50................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Optional Camera51................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Camera's Help File51................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Adjusting The Camera Settings52................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Picture Or A Video52................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia53................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media53................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media Using Dell Express Card Remote Control55................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd And Dvd Media56................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd And Dvd Media57................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips58................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume59................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture59................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Mediadirect59................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Device60................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio62................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio64................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio66................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio68................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And Standard Audio70................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And S/pdif Digital Audio72................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv74................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cards75................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscards75................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks76................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard76................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank77................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Reader78................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks79................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card79................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank80................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks81................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable81................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network82................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network82................................................................................................................................................................
Connection82................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card82................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem83................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan85................................................................................................................................................................
Broadband Network Connection86................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card87................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network88................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Dell Mobile Broadband Card88................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Wi-fi Catcher™ Network Locator89................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer91................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock91................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords91................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen92................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility97................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems99................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems100................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems100................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages102................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems107................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems107................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems108................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems108................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters109................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems109................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start109................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding109................................................................................................................................................................
Repeatedly110................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears110................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems110................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems111................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems112................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems113................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (wireless Wide Area Network [wwan])113................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems115................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems116................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems117................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers117................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers117................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones118................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Control Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems119................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank119................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read120................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable120................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers121................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver121................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers121................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities122................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems124................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System124................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows System Restore124................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media125................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts129................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin129................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools129................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer129................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer130................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive131................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive132................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive133................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell134................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive134................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive134................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive135................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover135................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover136................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover136................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard137................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard137................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard138................................................................................................................................................................
Memory139................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Module139................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Memory Module141................................................................................................................................................................
Modem142................................................................................................................................................................
Subscriber Identity Module144................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards145................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card145................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card147................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Card With Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology148................................................................................................................................................................
Wwan Card149................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card151................................................................................................................................................................
Flash Cache Module152................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fcm152................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fcm153................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery154................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery154................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery155................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Features157................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer159................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer159................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer159................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips160................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air160................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help161................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance161................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service162................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect162................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services162................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service163................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service163................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order163................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information163................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit164................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call164................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell166................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications167................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix177................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program177................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen178................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen178................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options178................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer180................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display180................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse181................................................................................................................................................................
Media182................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)182................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals183................................................................................................................................................................
Peripherals183................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)183................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice184................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Operating System185................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 1420 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 1420 Service Manual (46 pages)

Service Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.37 MB
Table of contents
Before You Begin2................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools2................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer2................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer2................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios4................................................................................................................................................................
Camera Module6................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery7................................................................................................................................................................
Microprocessor Module9................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Module9................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Microprocessor Module10................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly12................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly14................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Assembly15................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Bezel16................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Bezel17................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Panel17................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Panel18................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fan20................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fan20................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fcm22................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fcm22................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive25................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Cover26................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard Cover26................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard Cover26................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard27................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard27................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Module29................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Memory Module30................................................................................................................................................................
Communication Cards31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card31................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card32................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card32................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card33................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive35................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive35................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive35................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest36................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest36................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest37................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector39................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector39................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Connector40................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speakers41................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speakers41................................................................................................................................................................
System Board43................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board43................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board44................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents46................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron 1420 Setup Manual

Dell Inspiron 1420 Setup Manual (2 pages)

Setting Up Your Computer  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 0.29 MB

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