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Dell Inspiron 1521 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1521 Owner's Manual (222 pages)

Dell Laptop Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.75 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information13................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration19................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View25................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View27................................................................................................................................................................
Back View28................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View30................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Projector39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate39................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touchpad41................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad41................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations42................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions42................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions42................................................................................................................................................................
Battery42................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management42................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Key Combinations43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings43................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad43................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad45................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance47................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge48................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter48................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge49................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning50................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power50................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings50................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sleep Power State51................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery53................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia55................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media55................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media Using Dell Travel Remote57................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd And Dvd Media58................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd And Dvd Media59................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips60................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume61................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture61................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Mediadirect61................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device62................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio65................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio66................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio68................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio70................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And Standard Audio72................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And S/pdif Digital Audio75................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv78................................................................................................................................................................
Using Expresscards79................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks79................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard80................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank81................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Memory Card Reader83................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks83................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card83................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank85................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks87................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable87................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network88................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network88................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection88................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card89................................................................................................................................................................
Broadband Modem90................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan91................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network)93................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Mobile Broadband Network Connection93................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card94................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network94................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Dell Mobile Broadband Card95................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Wi-fi Catcher™ Network Locator96................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer97................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock97................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords97................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen99................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting101................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service101................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics101................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center106................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support 3106................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Pc Tune-up107................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Pc Checkup108................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Network Assistant108................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect108................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems109................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems109................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems110................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems111................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages112................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems117................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters119................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems120................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start120................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding120................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly120................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears121................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems121................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems122................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems123................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems123................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (wireless Wide Area Network [wwan])124................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems125................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems126................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems127................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems127................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers127................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers128................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones128................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems128................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems129................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank129................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read130................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable131................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers131................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver131................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers132................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities132................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems In The Windows Vista ® Operating System134................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows Vista System Restore136................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media139................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts141................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin141................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools141................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer141................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer142................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive143................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Microsoft ® Windows Vista ® Operating System144................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive144................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive145................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell145................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive146................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive146................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive147................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover147................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover147................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover148................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard148................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard149................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard150................................................................................................................................................................
Memory150................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm A Memory Module150................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm A Memory Module152................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm B Memory Module153................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm B Memory Module154................................................................................................................................................................
Subscriber Identity Module156................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards157................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card157................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card159................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card160................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card163................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wpan Card164................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wpan Card165................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Card165................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card166................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery166................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery167................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery167................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Features169................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer171................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer171................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer171................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips172................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air172................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help173................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance173................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service174................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services174................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service175................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service175................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order175................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information175................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit176................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call177................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell179................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications181................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program189................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen190................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen190................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options190................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer192................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display192................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse193................................................................................................................................................................
Media193................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)194................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals195................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals195................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)195................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice196................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary197................................................................................................................................................................
Index215................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 1521 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1521 Owner's Manual (218 pages)

Dell Inspiron 1521: Owners Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.18 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information13................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration19................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View25................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View27................................................................................................................................................................
Back View28................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View30................................................................................................................................................................
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 Rate39................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touchpad41................................................................................................................................................................
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 Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance47................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge48................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter48................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge49................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning50................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power50................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings50................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sleep Power State51................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery53................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia55................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media55................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd And Dvd Media56................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd And Dvd Media57................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips58................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume59................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture59................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Mediadirect60................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Device61................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio63................................................................................................................................................................
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 Audio73................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv76................................................................................................................................................................
Using Expresscards77................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks77................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard78................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank79................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Memory Card Reader81................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks81................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card81................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank83................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks85................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable85................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network86................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network86................................................................................................................................................................
Connection86................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card87................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem88................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan89................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network)90................................................................................................................................................................
Broadband Network Connection91................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card91................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network92................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Dell Mobile Broadband Card93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Wi-fi Catcher™ Network Locator93................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer95................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock95................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords95................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen96................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting99................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service99................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics99................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility103................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems104................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages108................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems113................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems113................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters115................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems115................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start115................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding115................................................................................................................................................................
Repeatedly116................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears116................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems116................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems117................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems119................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (wireless Wide Area Network [wwan])119................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems120................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems121................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems122................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems122................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers123................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers123................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones123................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems124................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems125................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank125................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read125................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable126................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers126................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver126................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers127................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities127................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems130................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System130................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows System Restore131................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec131................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media134................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts137................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin137................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools137................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer137................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer138................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive139................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive140................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive141................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell141................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive142................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive142................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive143................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover143................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover143................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover144................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard144................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard145................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard146................................................................................................................................................................
Memory146................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm A Memory Module146................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm A Memory Module148................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm B Memory Module149................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm B Memory Module150................................................................................................................................................................
Subscriber Identity Module151................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards152................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card153................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card155................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card156................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card159................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wpan Card160................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wpan Card161................................................................................................................................................................
Technology161................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Card161................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card162................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery162................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery163................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery163................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Features165................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer167................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer167................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer167................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips168................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air168................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help169................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance169................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service170................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect170................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services170................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service171................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service171................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order171................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information172................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit172................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call173................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell175................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications177................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix185................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program185................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen186................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen186................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options186................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer188................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display188................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse189................................................................................................................................................................
Media189................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)190................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals191................................................................................................................................................................
Peripherals191................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)191................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice192................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary193................................................................................................................................................................
Index211................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron 1521 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1521 Owner's Manual (112 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.26 MB
Table of contents
About Your Computer2................................................................................................................................................................
Front View2................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View4................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View6................................................................................................................................................................
Back View6................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View7................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program9................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen9................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen9................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options9................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Boot Sequence9................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer10................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad11................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning An Optical Mouse11................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice13................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery14................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance14................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge14................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter14................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge15................................................................................................................................................................
Check The Battery Charge15................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power15................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings15................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sleep Power State16................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery16................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery16................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery17................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Memory Card Reader18................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks18................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card18................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank19................................................................................................................................................................
Using Expresscards20................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks20................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard20................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank21................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help22................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance22................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service22................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services22................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service23................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order23................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information23................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit23................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call24................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell24................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display26................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness26................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image From Your Computer Display To A Projector26................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate26................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information27................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touchpad37................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad37................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations37................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions37................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions37................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management37................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings38................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad38................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia40................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media40................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd And Dvd Media41................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd And Dvd Media42................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips42................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture43................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device44................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio46................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And Standard Audio48................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv51................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts52................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin52................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools52................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer52................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer52................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive53................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive53................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive54................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell54................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive54................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive55................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive55................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover55................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover56................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard56................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard57................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm A Memory Module57................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm A Memory Module58................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm B Memory Module59................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm B Memory Module59................................................................................................................................................................
Subscriber Identity Module60................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards60................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card61................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card62................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card62................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card64................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wpan Card64................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wpan Card64................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Card65................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card65................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery66................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer68................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock68................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen68................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer70................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet70................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection70................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer71................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Easy Transfer71................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer71................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable71................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer71................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices72................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors72................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners72................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies73................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications74................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer79................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer79................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer79................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips79................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air79................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting81................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service81................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics81................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics81................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive81................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Media82................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu82................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center83................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support 383................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Pc Checkup84................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Network Assistant84................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems84................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems85................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages87................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters92................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start93................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding93................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly93................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems97................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers98................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers98................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones99................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems99................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems99................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank100................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read100................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable101................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver101................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers101................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities101................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Drivers And Utilities Media102................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Reinstalling Drivers102................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows Vista System Restore103................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Restore Point103................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State104................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore104................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To The Default Factory Configuration104................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media105................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks107................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable107................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network107................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network107................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection107................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card108................................................................................................................................................................
Device Manager108................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan109................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring The Status Of The Wireless Network Card Through Dell Quickset109................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Mobile Broadband Network Connection110................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card110................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network110................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents112................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 1521 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 1521 Service Manual (67 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.86 MB
Table of contents
Wireless Sniffer Board2................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Connector Board3................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Audio Connector Board3................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Connector5................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Modem Connector5................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Cage6................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Expresscard Cage7................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base8................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Base8................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Base8................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin10................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools10................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer10................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios12................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From A Cd12................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive12................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Bluetooth Card14................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Bluetooth Card14................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Memory Card Reader15................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks15................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank15................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card15................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery17................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Module19................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Module19................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Module20................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly24................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly24................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Assembly25................................................................................................................................................................
Display Bezel26................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Bezel26................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Bezel26................................................................................................................................................................
Display Panel27................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Panel27................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Panel28................................................................................................................................................................
Display Latch28................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Latch28................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Latch29................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Camera And Microphone Assembly30................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fan31................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fan31................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive35................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive35................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive36................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover37................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover37................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover37................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard38................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard38................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Latch Assembly40................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Latch Assembly40................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly40................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Module42................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Memory Module43................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards46................................................................................................................................................................
Wlan Card50................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Modem52................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Modem52................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive54................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive54................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive54................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest55................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest56................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks57................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank57................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector59................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector59................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Assembly61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speaker Assembly61................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speaker Assembly61................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Assembly63................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board Assembly63................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board Assembly64................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents67................................................................................................................................................................
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