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Dell Inspiron 1501 PP23LA Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1501 PP23LA Owner's Manual (166 pages)

Dell Laptop Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 10.35 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration15................................................................................................................................................................
Front View16................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View20................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View21................................................................................................................................................................
Back View22................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View24................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer25................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet25................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection25................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer26................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard With The Operating System Media26................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Without The Operating System Media27................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices30................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors30................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners31................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies31................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display33................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness33................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution33................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad35................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad35................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations36................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions36................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management36................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions36................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings37................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad38................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad38................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery39................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance39................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge40................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Battery Meter40................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Power Meter40................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge40................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning41................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power41................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes41................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings43................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery43................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery43................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery44................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia45................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume46................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture47................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds47................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds48................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips49................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cards51................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscards51................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks51................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard51................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank52................................................................................................................................................................
Media Memory Cards53................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Media Memory Card53................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Media Memory Card54................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network55................................................................................................................................................................
Physically Connecting To A Network Or Broadband Modem55................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard56................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)56................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection56................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card56................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan57................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network58................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Wireless Network Card59................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer61................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock61................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords61................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Tracking Software62................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen62................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics63................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Dvd, Or Dvd+rw Drive Tray67................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound67................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages68................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems72................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems72................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters73................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up74................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding74................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly74................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears74................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems74................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems75................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems75................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems76................................................................................................................................................................
Ensuring Sufficient Power For Your Computer77................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems77................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems77................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems78................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers78................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers78................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones79................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems79................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems79................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank79................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read80................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable80................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers81................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver81................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers81................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities81................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities83................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System84................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore84................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec85................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd87................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts89................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin89................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools89................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer89................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer90................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive91................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive92................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell94................................................................................................................................................................
Memory94................................................................................................................................................................
Modem96................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover98................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard99................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini-card101................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery104................................................................................................................................................................
Display105................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Features107................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer109................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer109................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer109................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips110................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air110................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell111................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications133................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix141................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program141................................................................................................................................................................
Entering System Setup141................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options142................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer143................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display144................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive144................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds144................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)145................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals145................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals145................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)146................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice147................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 1501 PP23LA Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1501 PP23LA Owner's Manual (164 pages)

Dell Laptop User Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.19 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Contents9................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration15................................................................................................................................................................
Front View16................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View20................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View21................................................................................................................................................................
Back View22................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View24................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer25................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet25................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection25................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer26................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard With The Operating System Cd26................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Without The Operating System Cd27................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices30................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors30................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners31................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies31................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display33................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness33................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution33................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad35................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad35................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations36................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions36................................................................................................................................................................
Battery36................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management36................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions37................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings37................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad38................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad38................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery39................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance39................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge40................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge40................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning41................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power41................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes41................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings42................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery43................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery43................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery44................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia45................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume46................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture46................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds46................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds47................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips48................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cards49................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscards49................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks49................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard49................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank50................................................................................................................................................................
Media Memory Cards51................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Media Memory Card51................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Media Memory Card52................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network53................................................................................................................................................................
Physically Connecting To A Network Or Broadband Modem53................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard54................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)54................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection54................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card54................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan55................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network56................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Wireless Network Card57................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer59................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock59................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords59................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Tracking Software60................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen60................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems61................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics61................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Dvd, Or Dvd+rw Drive Tray65................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound65................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages66................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems71................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters71................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems72................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up72................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding72................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly72................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears72................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems74................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems74................................................................................................................................................................
Ensuring Sufficient Power For Your Computer75................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems75................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems76................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems76................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers76................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers76................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones77................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems77................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems78................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank78................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read78................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable79................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers79................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver79................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers79................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities80................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities81................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System82................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore82................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec84................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd85................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts87................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin87................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools87................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer87................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer88................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive90................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive90................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell92................................................................................................................................................................
Memory92................................................................................................................................................................
Modem95................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover97................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard98................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini-card99................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery103................................................................................................................................................................
Display104................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer107................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer107................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer107................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips108................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air108................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell109................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications131................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix139................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program139................................................................................................................................................................
Entering System Setup139................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options140................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer142................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display142................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive142................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds143................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)143................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals143................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals144................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)144................................................................................................................................................................

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