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Dell Inspiron 9300 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 9300 Owner's Manual (132 pages)

Dell Inspiron 9300  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.31 MB
Table of contents
Abbreviations And Acronyms2................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information9................................................................................................................................................................
Front View13................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View17................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View18................................................................................................................................................................
Back View19................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View22................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet23................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection23................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer24................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable24................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer25................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices25................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors26................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners26................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies26................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance27................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge28................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter28................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Power Meter28................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge29................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning29................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery29................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Battery29................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Battery30................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery30................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds And Dvds31................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds31................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd-rs And Cd-rws32................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips32................................................................................................................................................................
Using Mediadirect33................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device34................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio35................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio36................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio38................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio39................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Your Audio Settings41................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv41................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad43................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations44................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions44................................................................................................................................................................
Battery44................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions44................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking And Bluetooth Wireless Technology)44................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management44................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions45................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad46................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad46................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Types47................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Blanks47................................................................................................................................................................
Extended Pc Cards47................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pc Card47................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pc Card Or Blank48................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter51................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard52................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network52................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Network Type52................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics55................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics55................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems57................................................................................................................................................................
Dvd Drive Problems58................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems59................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems60................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages61................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters63................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up64................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding64................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding64................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes Repeatedly64................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Is Designed For An Earlier Windows Operating System64................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears65................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems68................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers70................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers70................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones71................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems71................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems72................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank72................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read73................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable73................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers74................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver74................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers74................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers74................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System75................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore76................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec77................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd79................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities80................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin81................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools81................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer81................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer82................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive83................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell84................................................................................................................................................................
Memory85................................................................................................................................................................
Modem88................................................................................................................................................................
Mini Pci Card89................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover92................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard93................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery94................................................................................................................................................................
Display95................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive97................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications99................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program105................................................................................................................................................................
Overview105................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens105................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen106................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options106................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)107................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals107................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals108................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell108................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)126................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Identification Information127................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice127................................................................................................................................................................
Index129................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 9300 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 9300 Owner's Manual (132 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.01 MB
Table of contents
Abbreviations And Acronyms2................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information9................................................................................................................................................................
Front View13................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View17................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View18................................................................................................................................................................
Back View20................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View22................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet25................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection25................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer26................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable26................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer27................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices27................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors28................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners28................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies28................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance29................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge30................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter30................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Power Meter30................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge30................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning31................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Battery31................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Battery32................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery32................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds And Dvds33................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds33................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd-rs And Cd-rws34................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips34................................................................................................................................................................
Using Mediadirect35................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device36................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio37................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio38................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio40................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio41................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Your Audio Settings43................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv43................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad45................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations46................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions46................................................................................................................................................................
Battery46................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions46................................................................................................................................................................
Radios (including Wireless Networking And Bluetooth Wireless Technology)46................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management46................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions47................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad48................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad48................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Types49................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Blanks49................................................................................................................................................................
Extended Pc Cards49................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pc Card49................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pc Card Or Blank51................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics53................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics53................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems55................................................................................................................................................................
Dvd Drive Problems56................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems57................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems57................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages59................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems60................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems60................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems61................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters61................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems62................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up62................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding62................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding62................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes Repeatedly62................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Is Designed For An Earlier Windows Operating System63................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears63................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems67................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems68................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers68................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers68................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones69................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank70................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read71................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable71................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers72................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver72................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers72................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers72................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System73................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore74................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec75................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities76................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter77................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard78................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network78................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Network Type78................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin81................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools81................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer81................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer82................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive83................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell85................................................................................................................................................................
Memory85................................................................................................................................................................
Modem88................................................................................................................................................................
Mini Pci Card90................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover93................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard94................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery95................................................................................................................................................................
Display96................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive97................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications101................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program107................................................................................................................................................................
Overview107................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens107................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen107................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options108................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)109................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals109................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals110................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell110................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)127................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Identification Information128................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice128................................................................................................................................................................
Index129................................................................................................................................................................

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