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Dell Inspiron E1405 Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron E1405 Owner's Manual (188 pages)

Dell Owner's Manual Dell Inspiron 640M, E1405  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.99 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
A Tour Of Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Front View15................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View19................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View21................................................................................................................................................................
Back View22................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View23................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer25................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet25................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection25................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer26................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard With The Operating System Cd26................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Without The Operating System Cd27................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer28................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices30................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors30................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners30................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies30................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display31................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness31................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate31................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad33................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad33................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations34................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions34................................................................................................................................................................
Battery34................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions34................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management34................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Functions35................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad36................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad36................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery37................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance37................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge38................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Battery Meter38................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge38................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning39................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power39................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes39................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings41................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery41................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery41................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery42................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cds, Dvds, And Other Multimedia43................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Cds Or Dvds43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume44................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture45................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Media Experience™ And Dell Mediadirect46................................................................................................................................................................
If The Computer Is On Or In Standby Mode46................................................................................................................................................................
If The Computer Is Off Or In Hibernate Mode46................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect And Dell Media Experience Help47................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Dell Mediadirect™ Repair Utility Cd Or The Dell Mediadirect Reinstallation Cd47................................................................................................................................................................
Repairing Dell Mediadirect48................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Dell Mediadirect48................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device49................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And Standard Audio51................................................................................................................................................................
S-video And S/pdif Digital Audio53................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And Standard Audio55................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video And S/pdif Digital Audio56................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And Standard Audio58................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video And S/pdif Digital Audio60................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Dvd Playback Using Headphones62................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv63................................................................................................................................................................
Using Expresscards65................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Types65................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks65................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard65................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank66................................................................................................................................................................
Media Memory Card Types67................................................................................................................................................................
Media Memory Card Blanks67................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Media Memory Card68................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Media Memory Card Or Blank69................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network71................................................................................................................................................................
Physically Connecting To A Network Or Broadband Modem71................................................................................................................................................................
Network Setup Wizard71................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)72................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection72................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card72................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan73................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wireless Local Area Network74................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Wireless Network Card75................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring The Status Of Wireless Network Connections Through Dell™ Quickset76................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband Or Wireless Wide Area Network (wwan)76................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Mobile Broadband Network Connection76................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network76................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth Network77................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Bluetooth Connection77................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Bluetooth Network77................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer79................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock79................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords79................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Tracking Software80................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen80................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting81................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service81................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics81................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics81................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive81................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Cd82................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu83................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility84................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Support Utility84................................................................................................................................................................
Clicking The Dell Support Icon85................................................................................................................................................................
Double-clicking The Dell Support Icon85................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems85................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems85................................................................................................................................................................
If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Dvd, Or Dvd+rw Drive Tray86................................................................................................................................................................
If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound86................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems86................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages88................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters93................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up93................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding93................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly93................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears94................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
Ensuring Sufficient Power For Your Computer97................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems97................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers98................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers98................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones99................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems99................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems100................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank100................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read100................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable101................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers101................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver101................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers101................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities102................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities103................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System104................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows Xp System Restore104................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore By Symantec106................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd107................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts109................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin109................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools109................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer109................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer110................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive111................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell113................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drives114................................................................................................................................................................
About The Device Security Screw114................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Optical Drives114................................................................................................................................................................
Memory115................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Module In Connector Dimm B116................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Module In Connector Dimm A118................................................................................................................................................................
Modem (optional)120................................................................................................................................................................
Mini-card123................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover125................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover125................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover127................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard127................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard127................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard128................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery130................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery130................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery130................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Features131................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer133................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer133................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer133................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips134................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air134................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell135................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications157................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix165................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program165................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen165................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen165................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options166................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer167................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display167................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive168................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds168................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)168................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals169................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals169................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)169................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice170................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary171................................................................................................................................................................
Index183................................................................................................................................................................

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