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Dell Inspiron 8600 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 8600 Owner's Manual (174 pages)

Dell Inc. Owner's Manual Laptop PC Inspiron 8600  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 3.65 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................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left View24................................................................................................................................................................
Right View26................................................................................................................................................................
Back View27................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View30................................................................................................................................................................
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 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 Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
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 Shortcuts60................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions60................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions61................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking And Bluetoothâ„¢)61................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management61................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions62................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad63................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad64................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters65................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds And Dvds68................................................................................................................................................................
Cd Or Dvd Problems68................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Play A Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd68................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray69................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound69................................................................................................................................................................
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 And Standard Audio74................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Digital Audio77................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio79................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Digital Audio81................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Television82................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio For Dvd Playback84................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter88................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard89................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems89................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Solutions92................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Help94................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages94................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank95................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read96................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable97................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems97................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Drive98................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive99................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems99................................................................................................................................................................
General Program Problems100................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes100................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding100................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages Appear100................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail Problems101................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Gets Wet101................................................................................................................................................................
If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer102................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Other Technical Problems102................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers103................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver103................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers103................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities104................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Reinstalling Drivers For Windows Xp105................................................................................................................................................................
Using System Restore106................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Restore Point106................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State106................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore107................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities108................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Reinstall109................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Xp109................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Software111................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory114................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Mini Pci Card119................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Modem122................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive125................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications128................................................................................................................................................................
Standard Settings135................................................................................................................................................................
Overview135................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens135................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens135................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options136................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)138................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals139................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals139................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell139................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Notices157................................................................................................................................................................
Nom Information (mexico Only)158................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranties And Return Policy159................................................................................................................................................................
Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (u.s. Only)162................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty Terms For Dell-branded Hardware Products (canada Only)162................................................................................................................................................................
Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (canada Only)165................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Software And Peripherals (canada Only)166................................................................................................................................................................
Making A Claim167................................................................................................................................................................
Limitation And Statutory Rights167................................................................................................................................................................
Index171................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 8600 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 8600 Owner's Manual (122 pages)

Dell Owner's Manual Laptop PC Inspiron 8600  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.88 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information9................................................................................................................................................................
Front View11................................................................................................................................................................
Left View15................................................................................................................................................................
Right View16................................................................................................................................................................
Back View17................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View20................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet21................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection21................................................................................................................................................................
Modem And Internet Connection Problems22................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer23................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable23................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer23................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems24................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Docking Device To Connect To A Network25................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices25................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors25................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners25................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies26................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer26................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery27................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance27................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge28................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery29................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Battery30................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Battery30................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems31................................................................................................................................................................
About The Module Bay31................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Charge On The Second Battery32................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Turned Off32................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Not Installed33................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Installed34................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running35................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad39................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Shortcuts40................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Battery40................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking And Bluetooth )40................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management41................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions41................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad42................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad43................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems43................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems43................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters44................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds45................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd-rs, Cd-rws, Dvd+rs, And Dvd+rws46................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips46................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device47................................................................................................................................................................
S-video Connection47................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video Connection48................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv50................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter53................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard54................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems54................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network54................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Network Type54................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Solutions59................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Help61................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages61................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank62................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read63................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable64................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Save A File To A Floppy Drive64................................................................................................................................................................
If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive65................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
General Program Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes66................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding67................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages Appear67................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Gets Wet67................................................................................................................................................................
If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer68................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Other Technical Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers69................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver69................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers70................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities70................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Reinstalling Drivers For Windows Xp71................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System71................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore71................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec73................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities74................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory77................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Mini Pci Card81................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Modem84................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive87................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications89................................................................................................................................................................
Standard Settings95................................................................................................................................................................
Overview95................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens96................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens96................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options96................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)98................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals98................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals99................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)99................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell100................................................................................................................................................................
Index119................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 8600 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................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual (70 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 3.92 MB
Table of contents
Display Assembly2................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin4................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing To Work Inside The Computer4................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools5................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Orientation6................................................................................................................................................................
Screw Identification6................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive7................................................................................................................................................................
Display Latch8................................................................................................................................................................
System Board9................................................................................................................................................................
System Components10................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents11................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Module12................................................................................................................................................................
Mini Pci Card15................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Not Installed21................................................................................................................................................................
If The Device Screw Is Installed22................................................................................................................................................................
Display Cable39................................................................................................................................................................
Display Bezel41................................................................................................................................................................
Display Panel42................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard45................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly47................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest49................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base53................................................................................................................................................................
Microprocessor Module54................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Microprocessor Module54................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Microprocessor Module55................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios57................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board58................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The System Board62................................................................................................................................................................
Base Latch66................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector68................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector68................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron 8600 Setup Manual

Dell Inspiron 8600 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................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Service42................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services42................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service43................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information43................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call44................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell45................................................................................................................................................................
Resources46................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Specifications48................................................................................................................................................................
Index56................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 8600 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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