Dell Inspiron 2500 Manuals

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Dell Inspiron 2500 Factory Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 2500 Factory Service Manual (119 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.79 MB
Table of contents
A Tour Of Your Computer4................................................................................................................................................................
Front View4................................................................................................................................................................
Display Latch5................................................................................................................................................................
Device Status Lights5................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Status Lights7................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad8................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Bay9................................................................................................................................................................
Media Bay9................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Buttons9................................................................................................................................................................
Power Button10................................................................................................................................................................
Volume Control Buttons11................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View11................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Slot12................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View13................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Connectors13................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive14................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Connector14................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Slot15................................................................................................................................................................
Back View15................................................................................................................................................................
Ac Adapter Connector16................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector17................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connectors18................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Connector18................................................................................................................................................................
Power Conservation19................................................................................................................................................................
Power Conservation Modes19................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode19................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Mode20................................................................................................................................................................
Power Options Properties20................................................................................................................................................................
Power Schemes Tab21................................................................................................................................................................
Alarms Tab22................................................................................................................................................................
Power Meter Tab23................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Tab24................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Tab25................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems28................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Help Files28................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems29................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems30................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank30................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read30................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems31................................................................................................................................................................
Integrated Speakers31................................................................................................................................................................
External Speakers31................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems32................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Print To A Parallel Port Printer32................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Print To A Usb Printer33................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Problems33................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems34................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Problems34................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems35................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters35................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems35................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk35................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Play A Dvd Movie36................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Hard Drive Problem37................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems37................................................................................................................................................................
General Program Problems39................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes39................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding39................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears39................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Gets Wet40................................................................................................................................................................
If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer41................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Other Technical Problems41................................................................................................................................................................
System Specifications43................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers And Utilities50................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities51................................................................................................................................................................
Windows 200052................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Restore Point54................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State55................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore55................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Me57................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows 200058................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program61................................................................................................................................................................
Standard Settings61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Replacing Parts70................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing To Work Inside The Computer70................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools71................................................................................................................................................................
Screw Identification71................................................................................................................................................................
System Components73................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive75................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive76................................................................................................................................................................
Media Bay Devices77................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Media Bay Devices77................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Modules77................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Module Cover77................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory Modules78................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Memory Modules79................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Assembly81................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard Assembly81................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard Assembly84................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover85................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly86................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Panel91................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Panel92................................................................................................................................................................
Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly97................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly98................................................................................................................................................................
Microprocessor Module99................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Module100................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Microprocessor Module101................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest Assembly103................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest Assembly105................................................................................................................................................................
Led Board107................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Led Board108................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Led Board108................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Assembly109................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board109................................................................................................................................................................
Fan Assembly112................................................................................................................................................................
Printed Documentation116................................................................................................................................................................
Online Documentation116................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents119................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 2500 Solution Manual

Dell Inspiron 2500 Solution Manual (118 pages)

Dell Inspiron 2500: User Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 0.5 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Safety And Emc Instructions: Portable Computers9................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Instructions9................................................................................................................................................................
Emc Instructions13................................................................................................................................................................
When Using Your Computer14................................................................................................................................................................
Ergonomic Computing Habits15................................................................................................................................................................
When Removing Or Installing Memory Modules17................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge17................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up19................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Printer20................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Printer20................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Printer21................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Printer Driver22................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home And Office Network23................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off The Computer24................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Me And Windows 200024................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Media Bay24................................................................................................................................................................
Swapping Devices25................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Solutions28................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Help30................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems31................................................................................................................................................................
Start-up Error Messages32................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems32................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank32................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read33................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems34................................................................................................................................................................
Integrated Speakers34................................................................................................................................................................
External Speakers34................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems35................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Print To A Parallel Port Printer35................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Print To A Usb Printer36................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Problems38................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems40................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Problems40................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems40................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters41................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems41................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Disk41................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Play A Music Cd Or Install A Program From A Cd42................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Play A Dvd Movie42................................................................................................................................................................
If The Cd-rw Drive Stops Writing43................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Hard Drive Problem43................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems44................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems44................................................................................................................................................................
General Program Problems45................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes45................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding45................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Error Causes The System To Lock Up46................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears46................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Is Designed For An Earlier Version Of The Windows Operating Systems46................................................................................................................................................................
Internet Connection Problems46................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail Problems48................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Gets Wet48................................................................................................................................................................
If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer49................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Other Technical Problems50................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities50................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Windows Xp Device Driver Rollback54................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities54................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Xp54................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Me55................................................................................................................................................................
Windows 200056................................................................................................................................................................
Using System Restore57................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Restore Point58................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State59................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore60................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Xp60................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Me62................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows 200064................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Hibernate Support65................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Parts67................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest Inserts68................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory69................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Hard Drive72................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell74................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix75................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications76................................................................................................................................................................
Standard Settings82................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens82................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing Settings83................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)84................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals84................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals85................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell85................................................................................................................................................................
Contact Numbers And Addresses85................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit99................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Information99................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)101................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Disposal104................................................................................................................................................................
Nom Information (mexico Only)105................................................................................................................................................................
Información Para Nom (únicamente Para México)106................................................................................................................................................................
Warranty And Return Policy Information106................................................................................................................................................................
One-year Limited Warranty (u.s. Only)107................................................................................................................................................................
One-year Limited Warranty (canada Only)109................................................................................................................................................................
Guarantee111................................................................................................................................................................
Exclusions112................................................................................................................................................................
Making A Claim112................................................................................................................................................................
Index115................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron 2500 Start Here

Dell Inspiron 2500 Start Here (2 pages)

Dell Laptop Quick Setup Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 0.15 MB
Dell Inspiron 2500 Start Here

Dell Inspiron 2500 Start Here (2 pages)

Dell Laptop Quick Start Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 0.16 MB

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