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Dell Inspiron DT549 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron DT549 Owner's Manual (222 pages)

Dell Inspiron 1720: Owners Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.25 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information15................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration21................................................................................................................................................................
Front View22................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View27................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View28................................................................................................................................................................
Back View31................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet35................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection36................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer37................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Easy Transfer37................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer37................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable38................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer38................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices39................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors39................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners40................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies40................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touchpad41................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad41................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations41................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management42................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings42................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display45................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness45................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image From Your Computer Display To A Projector45................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate45................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance47................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge48................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter48................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge49................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning50................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power50................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings50................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sleep Power State51................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery53................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia55................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media55................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd, Dvd, And Blu-ray Disc™ (bd) Media56................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd, Dvd, And Bd Media57................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips59................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume60................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture60................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Mediadirect61................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Device62................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio64................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio65................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio67................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio69................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And Standard Audio71................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And S/pdif Digital Audio74................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv77................................................................................................................................................................
Using Expresscards79................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks79................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard80................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank81................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Memory Card Reader83................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks83................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card83................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank84................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks85................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable85................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network86................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network86................................................................................................................................................................
Connection86................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card87................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem88................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan89................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network)90................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Mobile Broadband Network Connection91................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card91................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network92................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Dell Mobile Broadband Card93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Wi-fi Catcher™ Network Locator93................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer95................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock95................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords95................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen96................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting99................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service99................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics99................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility103................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems104................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages108................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems113................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems113................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters115................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems115................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start115................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding115................................................................................................................................................................
Repeatedly116................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears116................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems116................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems117................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems118................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems119................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (wireless Wide Area Network [wwan])119................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems120................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems121................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems122................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems122................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers123................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers123................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones123................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems124................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems125................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank125................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read125................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable126................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers126................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver126................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers127................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities127................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems130................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System130................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows System Restore131................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec131................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media134................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts137................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin137................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools137................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer137................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer138................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive139................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive140................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive141................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell142................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive142................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive142................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive143................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover143................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover144................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover145................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard145................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard145................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard146................................................................................................................................................................
Memory147................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm A Memory Module148................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm A Memory Module149................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm B Memory Module150................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm B Memory Module152................................................................................................................................................................
Subscriber Identity Module153................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini Cards154................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card155................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card157................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card158................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card161................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wpan Card162................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wpan Card163................................................................................................................................................................
Flash Cache Module163................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fcm163................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fcm164................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Card165................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card166................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery166................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery167................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery167................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Features169................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer171................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer171................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer171................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips172................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air172................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help173................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance173................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service174................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect174................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services174................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service175................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service175................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order175................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information176................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit176................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call177................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell179................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications181................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix189................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program189................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen190................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen190................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options190................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer192................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display192................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad192................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse193................................................................................................................................................................
Media193................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)194................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals195................................................................................................................................................................
Peripherals195................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)195................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice196................................................................................................................................................................

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