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Dell Inspiron 1721 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 1721 Owner's Manual (220 pages)

Dell Laptop Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.46 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information13................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration19................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View25................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View26................................................................................................................................................................
Back View29................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer33................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection34................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Easy Transfer35................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer35................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable36................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices37................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors37................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners38................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies38................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display39................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness39................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image From Your Computer Display To A Projector39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate39................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad41................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad41................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations41................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions41................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions41................................................................................................................................................................
Battery41................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management42................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Key Combinations42................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings42................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad43................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad44................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery45................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance45................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge46................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter46................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge47................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning48................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power48................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings49................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sleep Power State49................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery50................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery50................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia53................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media53................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media Using Dell Travel Remote55................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds56................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds57................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips58................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume59................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture59................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Mediadirect59................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Device60................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio62................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio64................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio66................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio68................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And Standard Audio70................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And S/pdif Digital Audio72................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv75................................................................................................................................................................
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 Blank82................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks83................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable83................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network84................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network84................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection84................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card85................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem86................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan87................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network)89................................................................................................................................................................
Broadband Network Connection89................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card90................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network90................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Wi-fi Catcher™ Network Locator92................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer93................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock93................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords93................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen94................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting97................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service97................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics97................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center101................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support 3102................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect103................................................................................................................................................................
Network Assistant104................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Tuneup104................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Checkup104................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems107................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages108................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems113................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters115................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems116................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start116................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding116................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly116................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears117................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems117................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems119................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems119................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (wireless Wide Area Network [wwan])120................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems121................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems122................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems123................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems123................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers123................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers124................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones124................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems124................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems125................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank125................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read126................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable127................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers127................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver127................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers128................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities128................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems In The Windows Vista™ Operating System130................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System131................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows Vista System Restore132................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts135................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin135................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools135................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer135................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer136................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive138................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive138................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive140................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell141................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive141................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive141................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive142................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover142................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover143................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover143................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard144................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard144................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard145................................................................................................................................................................
Memory146................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm A Memory Module147................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm A Memory Module148................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm B Memory Module149................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm B Memory Module151................................................................................................................................................................
Subscriber Identity Module153................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards154................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card154................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card156................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card157................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card160................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wpan Card161................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wpan Card162................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Card162................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card163................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery163................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery164................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery164................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services170................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service171................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service172................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order172................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Raid Configuration188................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 0 Configuration188................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 1 Configuration188................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer188................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display188................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse190................................................................................................................................................................
Media190................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)191................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals192................................................................................................................................................................
Peripherals192................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)192................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice193................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary195................................................................................................................................................................
Index213................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 1721 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 1721 Service Manual (69 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.17 MB
Table of contents
Wireless Sniffer Board2................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Connector Board3................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Audio Connector Board3................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector Board5................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Connector6................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Modem Connector7................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Cage7................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Expresscard Cage7................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base8................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Base9................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Base9................................................................................................................................................................
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 Bezel27................................................................................................................................................................
Display Panel27................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Panel27................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Panel28................................................................................................................................................................
Display Latch28................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Latch28................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Latch30................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Camera And Microphone Assembly31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fan32................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fan32................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fcm34................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fcm34................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive37................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Hard Drive37................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Hard Drive38................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover39................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover39................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover39................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard40................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard40................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Latch Assembly42................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Latch Assembly42................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly42................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Module44................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Memory Module45................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards48................................................................................................................................................................
Wlan Card52................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Modem54................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Modem54................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive56................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive56................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive56................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest57................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest57................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest58................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks59................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank59................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector61................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector61................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Assembly63................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speaker Assembly63................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speaker Assembly63................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Assembly65................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board Assembly65................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board Assembly66................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents69................................................................................................................................................................

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