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Dell Inspiron 9400 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 9400 Owner's Manual (188 pages)

Dell Laptop Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 19.55 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
A Tour Of Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration15................................................................................................................................................................
Front View16................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View20................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View21................................................................................................................................................................
Back View23................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View27................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet29................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection29................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer30................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard With The Operating System Cd30................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Without The Operating System Cd31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer33................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable33................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer33................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices34................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors34................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners35................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies35................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display37................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness37................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image37................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution38................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad39................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad39................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations40................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Battery40................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions40................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management40................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions41................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad42................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad42................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery43................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance43................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge44................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Battery Meter44................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Power Meter44................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge44................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning45................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power45................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes45................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode45................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings47................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery48................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Features49................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds, Dvds, And Other Multimedia51................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Cds Or Dvds51................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume52................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture53................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds54................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds54................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips55................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Media Experience And Dell Mediadirect56................................................................................................................................................................
If The Computer Is On Or In Standby Mode56................................................................................................................................................................
If The Computer Is Off Or In Hibernate Mode56................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect And Dell Media Experience Help57................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device57................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio59................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio60................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio62................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio63................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And Standard Audio65................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And S/pdif Digital Audio67................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Cyberlink (cl) Headphones69................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cards71................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscards71................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks71................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard71................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank73................................................................................................................................................................
Media Memory Cards74................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Media Memory Card74................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Media Memory Card75................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home And Office Network77................................................................................................................................................................
Physically Connecting To A Network Or Broadband Modem77................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard78................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)78................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection78................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card78................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan79................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network80................................................................................................................................................................
Determining The Wireless Network Device Manager81................................................................................................................................................................
Completing The Connection To The Wlan81................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Wireless Network Card82................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring The Status Of The Wireless Network Card Through Dell™ Quickset82................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband Or Wireless Wide Area Network82................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Mobile Broadband Network Connection82................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Mobile Broadband Card83................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network83................................................................................................................................................................
Internet Connection Firewall84................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer85................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock85................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords85................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Tracking Software86................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen86................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting87................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service87................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics87................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics87................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive87................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Cd88................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu89................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility90................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Support Utility90................................................................................................................................................................
Clicking The Dell Support Icon91................................................................................................................................................................
Double-clicking The Dell Support Icon91................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Dvd, Or Dvd+rw Drive Tray92................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound92................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages94................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems97................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters98................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems99................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up99................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding99................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly99................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears99................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems100................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems100................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems101................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems101................................................................................................................................................................
General101................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband Network101................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems102................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems103................................................................................................................................................................
Ensuring Sufficient Power For Your Computer104................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems104................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems104................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers105................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers105................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones106................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank106................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read107................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable107................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers108................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver108................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers108................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities108................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities110................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System111................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore111................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec112................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd114................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts117................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin117................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools117................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer117................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer118................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive119................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell121................................................................................................................................................................
Memory121................................................................................................................................................................
Modem124................................................................................................................................................................
Mini-card125................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover129................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard131................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery132................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive133................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer135................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer135................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer135................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips136................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air136................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications137................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help145................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance145................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services145................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service146................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service146................................................................................................................................................................
Support Service146................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order147................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information147................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit147................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call147................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix149................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program149................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screens149................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen149................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options150................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer151................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display151................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds151................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notices (u.s. Only)152................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice153................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)153................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals153................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals154................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell155................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary173................................................................................................................................................................
Index183................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Inspiron 9400 Service Manual

Dell Inspiron 9400 Service Manual (57 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.94 MB
Table of contents
Battery Latch Assembly2................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Latch Assembly2................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly3................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin5................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools5................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer5................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer5................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Orientation6................................................................................................................................................................
Screw Identification6................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Cage10................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery13................................................................................................................................................................
System Components15................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Module16................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Module16................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Module17................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly20................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly20................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Assembly21................................................................................................................................................................
Display Bezel22................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Bezel23................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Bezel24................................................................................................................................................................
Display Panel24................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Panel24................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Panel26................................................................................................................................................................
Display Latch26................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Latch26................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Latch26................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios30................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive31................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive31................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell32................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover33................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover33................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover33................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Memory Module(s)35................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Memory Module(s)36................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Modem37................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Modem38................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive39................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest40................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest40................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest41................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector43................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector43................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Connector44................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speakers45................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speakers45................................................................................................................................................................
System Board48................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board48................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board50................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Port Board53................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Usb Port Board53................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Usb Port Board53................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents57................................................................................................................................................................

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