Dell Inspiron 8500 Manuals

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Dell Inspiron 8500 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 8500 Owner's Manual (186 pages)

DEll Laptop PC Owner's Manual Inspiron 8500  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 3.31 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Caution: Safety Instructions11................................................................................................................................................................
General11................................................................................................................................................................
Power12................................................................................................................................................................
Battery13................................................................................................................................................................
Air Travel14................................................................................................................................................................
Emc Instructions14................................................................................................................................................................
California Residents14................................................................................................................................................................
When Using Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Ergonomic Computing Habits16................................................................................................................................................................
When Working Inside Your Computer16................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge17................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Disposal17................................................................................................................................................................
Tour Of Your Computer20................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left View24................................................................................................................................................................
Right View26................................................................................................................................................................
Back View27................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer33................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet34................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection34................................................................................................................................................................
Modem And Internet Connection Problems35................................................................................................................................................................
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 Batteries And Module Bay Devices43................................................................................................................................................................
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 Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems51................................................................................................................................................................
About The Module Bay52................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Charge On The Second Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Turned Off53................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Not Installed54................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Installed55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running56................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touchpad61................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad62................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Shortcuts62................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions62................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Or Dvd Tray63................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions63................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking And Bluetooth™)63................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management63................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions64................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Logo Key Functions64................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad65................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad66................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters67................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds, Dvds, And Other Multimedia69................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds And Dvds70................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Or Dvd Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Play A Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd70................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray71................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound71................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems71................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Problem With Integrated Speakers71................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have A Problem With External Speakers71................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds72................................................................................................................................................................
Using Easy Cd Creator Basic73................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd-r Discs Or Blank Cd-rw Discs73................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips73................................................................................................................................................................
How To Copy A Cd74................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Television To The Computer76................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio77................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Digital Audio79................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio81................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Digital Audio83................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Television84................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling S/pdif Digital Audio85................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home And Office Network89................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter90................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard91................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To Wireless Local Area Networks92................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Network Type92................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network In Windows Xp93................................................................................................................................................................
Finalizing Your Network Connection (security Settings)96................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems101................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Solutions102................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Help104................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages104................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank105................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read106................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable107................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems107................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems108................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Drive108................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive109................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems109................................................................................................................................................................
General Program Problems110................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes110................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding110................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages Appear110................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail Problems110................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Gets Wet111................................................................................................................................................................
If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer112................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Other Technical Problems112................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers113................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver113................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers113................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities114................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Reinstalling Drivers For Windows Xp115................................................................................................................................................................
Using System Restore116................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Restore Point116................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State116................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore117................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities118................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp119................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Reinstall119................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Xp119................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Software121................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts123................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory124................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Mini Pci Card128................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Modem131................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive134................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix137................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications138................................................................................................................................................................
Standard Settings145................................................................................................................................................................
Overview145................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens145................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens146................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options146................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)149................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals149................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals150................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell150................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Noticesour Cccess The Help168................................................................................................................................................................
Nom Information (mexico Only)169................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranties And Return Policy170................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty For Dell-branded Hardware Products (u.s. Only)170................................................................................................................................................................
Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (u.s. Only)174................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty Terms For Dell-branded Hardware Products (canada Only)174................................................................................................................................................................
Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (canada Only)178................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Software And Peripherals (canada Only)178................................................................................................................................................................
1-year End-user Manufacturer Guarantee (latin America And The Caribbean Only)179................................................................................................................................................................
Return Policy179................................................................................................................................................................
Making A Claim180................................................................................................................................................................
Limitation And Statutory Rights180................................................................................................................................................................
Intel ® Warranty Statement For Pentium ® And Celeron ® Processors Only (u.s. And Canada Only)181................................................................................................................................................................
Index183................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 8500 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 8500 Service Manual (75 pages)

Dell Laptop  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 4.19 MB
Table of contents
Display Assembly2................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin4................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing To Work Inside The Computer4................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools5................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Orientation6................................................................................................................................................................
Screw Identification6................................................................................................................................................................
Display Bezel8................................................................................................................................................................
Display Panel8................................................................................................................................................................
Display Latch8................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest9................................................................................................................................................................
System Board9................................................................................................................................................................
System Components11................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents12................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Module13................................................................................................................................................................
Mini Pci Card16................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Not Installed22................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Installed23................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive28................................................................................................................................................................
Display Cable40................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard46................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly48................................................................................................................................................................
Microprocessor Module55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Module55................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Microprocessor Module56................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios58................................................................................................................................................................
Reserve Battery59................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base59................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board61................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The System Board65................................................................................................................................................................
Base Latch69................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector71................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector72................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Connector74................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron 8500 Setup Manual

Dell Inspiron 8500 Setup Manual (62 pages)

Dell Laptop Setup Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.21 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop7................................................................................................................................................................
Before Setting Up Your Computer7................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Ac Adapter8................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Network Cable (optional)9................................................................................................................................................................
Press The Power Button10................................................................................................................................................................
Ubuntu ® Information11................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Vista ® Setup11................................................................................................................................................................
Connect To The Internet (optional)12................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Inspiron Laptop16................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side Features18................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base And Keyboard Features20................................................................................................................................................................
Display Features22................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Replacing The Battery23................................................................................................................................................................
Software Features24................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems26................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems26................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems27................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems28................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems29................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center31................................................................................................................................................................
Using Support Tools31................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages32................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Troubleshooter33................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics34................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System36................................................................................................................................................................
System Restore36................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Factory Image Restore38................................................................................................................................................................
Operating System Reinstallation39................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help41................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer42................................................................................................................................................................
Service42................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services42................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service43................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information43................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call44................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell45................................................................................................................................................................
Resources46................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Specifications48................................................................................................................................................................
Index56................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 8500 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 8500 Service Manual (46 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.7 MB
Table of contents
Before You Begin2................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing To Work Inside The Computer2................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools3................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Orientation3................................................................................................................................................................
Screw Identification3................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios7................................................................................................................................................................
Microprocessor Module10................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Module10................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Microprocessor Module11................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly12................................................................................................................................................................
Display Bezel14................................................................................................................................................................
Display Panel14................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive19................................................................................................................................................................
Base Latch22................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest23................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector25................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector25................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Connector26................................................................................................................................................................
Reserve Battery28................................................................................................................................................................
System Board31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board31................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The System Board33................................................................................................................................................................
System Components34................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly35................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Module38................................................................................................................................................................
Mini Pci Card39................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Not Installed42................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Installed43................................................................................................................................................................
Video Card45................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents46................................................................................................................................................................

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