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Dell Inspiron 500m Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 500m Owner's Manual (166 pages)

DEll Laptop PC Owner's Manual Inspiron 500m  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 4.04 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Co Ntents9................................................................................................................................................................
Caution: Safety Instructions11................................................................................................................................................................
General11................................................................................................................................................................
Power12................................................................................................................................................................
Battery13................................................................................................................................................................
Air Travel14................................................................................................................................................................
Emc Instructions14................................................................................................................................................................
When Using Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Ergonomic Computing Habits16................................................................................................................................................................
When Working Inside Your Computer16................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge17................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Disposal17................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View23................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View25................................................................................................................................................................
Back View26................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View30................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet34................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection34................................................................................................................................................................
Modem And Internet Connection Problems35................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail Problems36................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer36................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer38................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable38................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Parallel Printer38................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer39................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems40................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Docking Device To Connect To A Network41................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices41................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors41................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners42................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies42................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer42................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery44................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance44................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge45................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Battery48................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing A Reserve Battery49................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery50................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems50................................................................................................................................................................
About The Module Bay51................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Charge On The Second Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Is Turned Off52................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Not Installed53................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Installed54................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running55................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad60................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Shortcuts61................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions61................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions61................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking And The Bluetoothâ„¢ Card)61................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management62................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions62................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad64................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters65................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds And Dvds68................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Problems68................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray68................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound69................................................................................................................................................................
If The Cd-rw Drive Stops Writing69................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Problem With Integrated Speakers69................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Problem With External Speakers69................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds70................................................................................................................................................................
Using Easy Cd Creator Basic71................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd-r Discs Or Blank Cd-rw Discs71................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips71................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Television To The Computer73................................................................................................................................................................
S-video Connection74................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video Connection76................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Television78................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter80................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard81................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems81................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Solutions84................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Help86................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages86................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems87................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank87................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read88................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable89................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems89................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems90................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Drive90................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive91................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
General Program Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes92................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding92................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages Appear92................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Gets Wet93................................................................................................................................................................
If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer94................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Other Technical Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers95................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver95................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers95................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities96................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Reinstalling Drivers For Windows Xp97................................................................................................................................................................
Using System Restore98................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Restore Point98................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State98................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore99................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities99................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Reinstall100................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Xp101................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Software103................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory106................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Mini Pci Card108................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive111................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications116................................................................................................................................................................
Standard Settings122................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens123................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens123................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options124................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)126................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals127................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals127................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell127................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Notices145................................................................................................................................................................
Nom Information (mexico Only)146................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranties And Return Policy147................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty For The U.s147................................................................................................................................................................
Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (u.s. Only)150................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty Terms For Canada151................................................................................................................................................................
Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (canada Only)155................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Software And Peripherals (canada Only)155................................................................................................................................................................
Return Policy156................................................................................................................................................................
Making A Claim156................................................................................................................................................................
Limitation And Statutory Rights157................................................................................................................................................................

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