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Dell INSPIRON 531s Series Owner's Manual

Dell INSPIRON 531s Series Owner's Manual (212 pages)

Dell Laptop User Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 15.36 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Front View Of The Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Back View Of The Computer17................................................................................................................................................................
Back Panel Connectors19................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Your Computer In An Enclosure21................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer23................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable23................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer23................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Cds And Dvds25................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume27................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture27................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds28................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds29................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips30................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Media Card Reader (optional)31................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Two Monitors33................................................................................................................................................................
Connectors33................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting One Monitor With A Vga Connector And One Monitor With A Dvi Connector34................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Tv34................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Display Settings35................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management35................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Xp35................................................................................................................................................................
Power Options Properties37................................................................................................................................................................
Power Schemes Tab37................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Tab38................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Tab38................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Options In Windows Vista38................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode39................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Mode40................................................................................................................................................................
Power Plan Properties40................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Cool 'n' Quiet Technology42................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 1 Configuration43................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Your Hard Drives For Raid44................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Nvidia Mediashield Rom Utility45................................................................................................................................................................
Using Nvidia Mediashield46................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer47................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Vista48................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home And Office Network49................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter49................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard50................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet51................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection51................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems55................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tips55................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems55................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems56................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems57................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems58................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems58................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages60................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up62................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding63................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding63................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes Repeatedly63................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears64................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems68................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems71................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems74................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Speakers74................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones75................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems76................................................................................................................................................................
If The Screen Is Blank76................................................................................................................................................................
If The Screen Is Difficult To Read77................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tools79................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights79................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes80................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages82................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer83................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics84................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics84................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive84................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Media85................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu85................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers87................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver87................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers87................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities88................................................................................................................................................................
Incompatibilities91................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System92................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows System Restore93................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore95................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd98................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Parts101................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin101................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools101................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer102................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer102................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Cover103................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Support Bracket104................................................................................................................................................................
Inside View Of Your Computer106................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Components107................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Dc Connector Pin Assignments109................................................................................................................................................................
Memory112................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Installation Guidelines112................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Memory113................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory115................................................................................................................................................................
Cards116................................................................................................................................................................
Pci And Pci Express Cards116................................................................................................................................................................
Bezel123................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Bezel123................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Bezel124................................................................................................................................................................
Drives124................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Drive Cable Connections125................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Drive Cables125................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Interface Connectors126................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting And Disconnecting Drive Cables126................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drives126................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Second Hard Drive (optional)129................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive131................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader137................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Or Dvd Drive.141................................................................................................................................................................
Battery144................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery144................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply146................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Power Supply146................................................................................................................................................................
Processor148................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor148................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Processor150................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Panel153................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The I/o Panel153................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The I/o Panel154................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Fan155................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Fan155................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Processor Fan158................................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Fan160................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Fan160................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Fan161................................................................................................................................................................
System Board162................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board162................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The System Board164................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Support Bracket164................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Cover165................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications167................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup172................................................................................................................................................................
Overview172................................................................................................................................................................
Entering System Setup172................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Options173................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence175................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence For The Current Boot175................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Forgotten Passwords176................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Cmos Settings177................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios178................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer179................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Monitor179................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse179................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds180................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)180................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals181................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals181................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)181................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help183................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance183................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service183................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect184................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services184................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service185................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service185................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order185................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information185................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit186................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call186................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell188................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary189................................................................................................................................................................
Index205................................................................................................................................................................

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