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Dell Latitude XPi CD Reference Manual

Dell Latitude XPi CD Reference Manual (148 pages)

Dell Latitude XPiCD: Reference Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.1 MB
Table of contents
Safety Instructions3................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Modules4................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents11................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction21................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-1. Front View Of The Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Features22................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-2. Back View Of The Computer22................................................................................................................................................................
Software Features23................................................................................................................................................................
Interchanging Hard-disk Drives24................................................................................................................................................................
Available Options24................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Online Documentation24................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help24................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing System Features25................................................................................................................................................................
About System Setup Options25................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Control Center25................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program25................................................................................................................................................................
Working With System Setup Screens26................................................................................................................................................................
Table 2-1. System Setup Navigation Keys27................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 2-1. System Setup Screens28................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Options29................................................................................................................................................................
Admin Password29................................................................................................................................................................
Alarm Resume29................................................................................................................................................................
Asset Tag29................................................................................................................................................................
Battery29................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Status29................................................................................................................................................................
Bios Version29................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence30................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Speed30................................................................................................................................................................
Brightness30................................................................................................................................................................
Date30................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Time-out30................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive A31................................................................................................................................................................
Display Close31................................................................................................................................................................
Display Time-out31................................................................................................................................................................
Expansion Device31................................................................................................................................................................
External Cache31................................................................................................................................................................
Infrared Data Port31................................................................................................................................................................
Integrated Trackball32................................................................................................................................................................
Intellispin32................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Hard Drive32................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Click32................................................................................................................................................................
Lower Pc Card Socket And Upper Pc Card Socket32................................................................................................................................................................
Microprocessor33................................................................................................................................................................
Monitor Toggle33................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Mode33................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management33................................................................................................................................................................
Primary Password34................................................................................................................................................................
Replicator Network34................................................................................................................................................................
Replicator Scsi34................................................................................................................................................................
Ring/event Resume34................................................................................................................................................................
Ring Speed34................................................................................................................................................................
S2d Time-out34................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port35................................................................................................................................................................
Service Tag35................................................................................................................................................................
Smart Cpu Mode35................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Volume35................................................................................................................................................................
Suspend Time-out36................................................................................................................................................................
System Memory36................................................................................................................................................................
System Switch36................................................................................................................................................................
Time36................................................................................................................................................................
Video Memory37................................................................................................................................................................
System Utilities And Drivers37................................................................................................................................................................
Asset Tag Utility38................................................................................................................................................................
Assigning, Changing, And Deleting An Asset Tag Code38................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Pc Cards38................................................................................................................................................................
Suspend-to-disk Utility38................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The S2d Partition39................................................................................................................................................................
Creating The S2d Partition39................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Your Computer41................................................................................................................................................................
Backing Up Your Files41................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Checks41................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Connections42................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-1. Ac Adapter And Power Cable42................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-2. Removing The Battery42................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 3-3. External Cables42................................................................................................................................................................
Look And Listen43................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-1. Boot Routine Indications43................................................................................................................................................................
Messages And Codes44................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-2. System Error Messages45................................................................................................................................................................
System Beep Codes50................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-3. Beep Codes51................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Software Solutions53................................................................................................................................................................
Installing And Configuring Software53................................................................................................................................................................
Initialization Or Startup Files54................................................................................................................................................................
Expanded And Extended Memory54................................................................................................................................................................
Using Software54................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages54................................................................................................................................................................
Input Errors54................................................................................................................................................................
Memory-resident Programs54................................................................................................................................................................
Program Conflicts55................................................................................................................................................................
Avoiding Interrupt Assignment Conflicts55................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-4. Irq Line Assignments55................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Allocations56................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-5. Conventional Memory Map56................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Map57................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-6. Upper Memory Map57................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-7. I/o Map57................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Procedures58................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Wet Computer58................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Damaged Computer59................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Power Failure59................................................................................................................................................................
Total Power Failure When Using The Ac Adapter60................................................................................................................................................................
Total Power Failure When Using The Battery61................................................................................................................................................................
No Power To A Part Of The Computer61................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting The Diskette Drive62................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting The Cd-rom Drive63................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting The Hard-disk Drive63................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting An External Keyboard Or External Keypad64................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Memory65................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting The Built-in Display66................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting An External Monitor67................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Serial And Parallel Ports67................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting The Basic I/o Functions68................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Parallel Printer68................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Serial I/o Device69................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting The Infrared Ports69................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Audio Functions70................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Dell Diagnostics71................................................................................................................................................................
Features Of The Dell Diagnostics71................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics71................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Start Testing72................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics72................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-1. Diagnostics Menu72................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use The Dell Diagnostics73................................................................................................................................................................
Confirming The System Configuration Information74................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-2. Main Screen Of The Dell Diagnostics74................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use The Menu75................................................................................................................................................................
Main Menu Options75................................................................................................................................................................
Run75................................................................................................................................................................
Select75................................................................................................................................................................
Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
Run Under Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
Select Under Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
Options Under Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
Test Limits Under Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
About Under Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
Key-help Under Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
Quit Menu Under Subtest76................................................................................................................................................................
Options76................................................................................................................................................................
Number Of Times To Repeat Test(s)77................................................................................................................................................................
Maximum Errors Allowed77................................................................................................................................................................
Pause For User Response77................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-1. Option Parameters77................................................................................................................................................................
Output Device For Status Messages78................................................................................................................................................................
Output Device For Error Messages78................................................................................................................................................................
Test Limits78................................................................................................................................................................
About79................................................................................................................................................................
Key-help79................................................................................................................................................................
Quit79................................................................................................................................................................
Tests In The Dell Diagnostics79................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-2. Dell Diagnostics Tests80................................................................................................................................................................
Ram Test Group82................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Ram Test83................................................................................................................................................................
Subtests83................................................................................................................................................................
System Set Test Group83................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A System Set Test83................................................................................................................................................................
Table 4-3. Ram Test Switches83................................................................................................................................................................
Video Test Group85................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Video Test85................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Test Group86................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Keyboard Test86................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Test86................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run The Mouse Test86................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drives Test Group87................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Diskette Drives Test87................................................................................................................................................................
Hard-disk Drives (non-scsi) Test Group87................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Hard-disk Drives Test87................................................................................................................................................................
Ide Cd Rom Drives Test Group88................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run An Ide Cd Rom Drives Test88................................................................................................................................................................
Serial/infrared Ports Test Group89................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Serial/infrared Ports Test89................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Ports Test Group89................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Parallel Ports Test90................................................................................................................................................................
Scsi Devices Test Group90................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Scsi Devices Test91................................................................................................................................................................
Network Interface Test Group91................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run A Network Interface Test91................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Test Group92................................................................................................................................................................
Why Run An Audio Test92................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Assistance95................................................................................................................................................................
Help Tools95................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Q&a96................................................................................................................................................................
System User's Guide96................................................................................................................................................................
Reference And Troubleshooting Guide96................................................................................................................................................................
World Wide Web On The Internet96................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-1. Help Tools96................................................................................................................................................................
Commercial Online Services97................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Program97................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service97................................................................................................................................................................
Techfax Service97................................................................................................................................................................
Techconnect Bbs98................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status System98................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order98................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information98................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit98................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call99................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 5-1. Diagnostics Checklist100................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Contact Numbers101................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-2. International Dialing Codes102................................................................................................................................................................
Table 5-3. Dell Contact Numbers104................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Specifications113................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-1. Technical Specifications113................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B Diagnostic Video Tests121................................................................................................................................................................
Video Memory Test121................................................................................................................................................................
Video Hardware Test121................................................................................................................................................................
Text Mode Character Test121................................................................................................................................................................
Character Attributes Subtest (80122................................................................................................................................................................
Character Set Subtest (80122................................................................................................................................................................
Character Attributes Subtest (40122................................................................................................................................................................
Character Set Subtest (40122................................................................................................................................................................
Figure B-1. 80-column X 25-line Character Set Subtest Screen122................................................................................................................................................................
Figure B-2. 40-column X 25-line Character Set Subtest Screen122................................................................................................................................................................
Text Mode Color Test123................................................................................................................................................................
Color Attributes Subtest (80123................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-1. Color Attributes123................................................................................................................................................................
Color Attributes Subtest (40124................................................................................................................................................................
Color Bars Subtest124................................................................................................................................................................
Text Mode Pages Test124................................................................................................................................................................
Graphics Mode Test124................................................................................................................................................................
320 X 200 Graphics Mode Screens124................................................................................................................................................................
320 X 200 16-color Graphics Mode Screen124................................................................................................................................................................
640 X 350 16-color Graphics Mode Screen124................................................................................................................................................................
640 X 480 2-color Graphics Mode Screen124................................................................................................................................................................
640 X 480 16-color Graphics Mode Screen125................................................................................................................................................................
320 X 200 256-color Graphics Mode Screen125................................................................................................................................................................
640 X 480 256-color Graphics Mode Screen125................................................................................................................................................................
800 X 600 16-color Graphics Mode Screen125................................................................................................................................................................
800 X 600 256-color Graphics Mode Screen125................................................................................................................................................................
1024 X 768 16-color Graphics Mode Screen (external Monitor125................................................................................................................................................................
1024 X 768 256-color Graphics Mode Screen (external Monitor125................................................................................................................................................................
Color Palettes Test125................................................................................................................................................................
Figure B-3. 640 X 480 2-color Graphics Mode Screen125................................................................................................................................................................
Solid Colors Test126................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Notices127................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Class B Notice (u.s. Only127................................................................................................................................................................
Modem Requirements128................................................................................................................................................................
Type Of Service128................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone Company Procedures128................................................................................................................................................................
If Problems Arise128................................................................................................................................................................
Installation And Labeling128................................................................................................................................................................
Load Number128................................................................................................................................................................
Ic Notice (canada Only128................................................................................................................................................................
Canadian Modem Requirements129................................................................................................................................................................
En 55022 Compliance (czech Republic Only)129................................................................................................................................................................
Ce Notice129................................................................................................................................................................
Vcci Notices (japan Only130................................................................................................................................................................
Class 1 Notice130................................................................................................................................................................
Class 2 Notice130................................................................................................................................................................
Korean Regulatory Notice130................................................................................................................................................................
Class A Device131................................................................................................................................................................
Class B Device131................................................................................................................................................................
Polish Center For Testing And Certification Notice131................................................................................................................................................................
Warranties And Return Policy133................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Three-year Warranty (u.s. Only)133................................................................................................................................................................
Coverage During Year One133................................................................................................................................................................
Coverage During Years Two And Three133................................................................................................................................................................
General134................................................................................................................................................................
Limited One-year Warranty (u.s. Only)136................................................................................................................................................................
Limited One-year Warranty (canada Only)137................................................................................................................................................................
Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (u.s. And Canada Only138................................................................................................................................................................
Index139................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Latitude XPi CD User Manual

Dell Latitude XPi CD User Manual (122 pages)

Dell Latitude XPiCD: User Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 3.78 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1 System Overview9................................................................................................................................................................
System Features9................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Description10................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-1. Front View Of The Notebook Computer10................................................................................................................................................................
Indicator Panel11................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-2. Back View Of The Notebook Computer11................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 1-3. Indicator Panel11................................................................................................................................................................
Power/suspend Indicator12................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette-drive Access Indicator12................................................................................................................................................................
Hard-disk/cd-rom Drive Access Indicator12................................................................................................................................................................
Pc Card Access Indicator12................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Indicator12................................................................................................................................................................
Charging Indicator12................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Indicators13................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling Computer Power13................................................................................................................................................................
Power States13................................................................................................................................................................
Interrupt Assignments14................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-1. Interrupt Assignments14................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Specifications15................................................................................................................................................................
Table 1-2. Technical Specifications15................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2 Initial Procedures23................................................................................................................................................................
Initial User Contact23................................................................................................................................................................
Visual Inspection23................................................................................................................................................................
Observing The Boot Routine26................................................................................................................................................................
Eliminating Resource Conflicts27................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help27................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes And Error Messages29................................................................................................................................................................
Post Beep Codes29................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-1. Post Beep Codes29................................................................................................................................................................
System Error Messages31................................................................................................................................................................
Table 3-2. System Error Messages31................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Dell Diagnostics36................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Replacing Parts39................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-1. Computer Orientation39................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools40................................................................................................................................................................
Precautionary Measures40................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-2. Main Battery Assembly Removal41................................................................................................................................................................
Screw Identification And Tightening42................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-3. Screw Identification42................................................................................................................................................................
Zif Connectors43................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-4. Disconnecting An Interface Cable43................................................................................................................................................................
Field-replaceable Parts And Assemblies44................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-5. Exploded View-computer44................................................................................................................................................................
Hard-disk Drive Assembly45................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-6. Hard-disk Drive Assembly Removal45................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Compartment Cover46................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-7. Memory Compartment Cover Removal46................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Modules47................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-8. Memory Module Removal47................................................................................................................................................................
Palmrest Assembly48................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-9. Palmrest Assembly Removal48................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-10. Palmrest-assembly Retaining Screws49................................................................................................................................................................
Trackball Assembly51................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-11. Trackball Assembly Removal51................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Assembly52................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-12. Keyboard Assembly Removal52................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly54................................................................................................................................................................
Tilt-support Foot54................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-13. Tilt-support Foot Removal54................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-14. Display Assembly Removal56................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly Bezel58................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-15. Display Assembly Bezel Removal58................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly Latch And Latch Spring59................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-16. Display Assembly Latch And Latch Spring Removal59................................................................................................................................................................
Lcd Panel60................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-17. Lcd Panel Removal60................................................................................................................................................................
Lcd Inverter Board62................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-18. Lcd Inverter Board Removal62................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Covers63................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-19. Hinge Covers Removal63................................................................................................................................................................
Display-assembly Interface Cable64................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-20. Display-assembly Interface Cable Removal64................................................................................................................................................................
Microphone/switch Assembly66................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-21. Microphone/switch Assembly Removal66................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom Case Assembly67................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-22. Bottom Case Assembly Removal68................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette/cd-rom Drive Assembly69................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-23. Diskette/cd-rom Drive Assembly Removal69................................................................................................................................................................
Deck Buoy71................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-24. Deck Buoy Removal71................................................................................................................................................................
Superpart Assembly72................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-25. Superpart Assembly Removal72................................................................................................................................................................
Reserve Battery74................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-26. Reserve Battery Removal74................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Assembly76................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-27. System Board Assembly Removal76................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board Assembly77................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board Assembly78................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-28. I/o Bracket Clips78................................................................................................................................................................
3.1-v Power Supply Board79................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-29. 3.1-v Power Supply Board Removal79................................................................................................................................................................
I/o-panel Dust Cover80................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-30. I/o-panel Dust Cover Removal80................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced Port Replicator Connector Dust Cover81................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-31. Advanced Port Replicator Connector Dust Cover81................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Board82................................................................................................................................................................
Figure 4-32. Audio Board Removal82................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A Factory Repair Parts83................................................................................................................................................................
Factory Repair Parts And Assemblies83................................................................................................................................................................
Table A-1. Factory Repair Parts And Assemblies84................................................................................................................................................................
Exploded Views Of Components And Assemblies94................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-1. Exploded View-display Assembly94................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-2. Exploded View-palmrest Assembly95................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-3. Exploded View-bottom Case Assembly96................................................................................................................................................................
Hard-disk Drive97................................................................................................................................................................
Cd-rom Drive98................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Drive98................................................................................................................................................................
Palmrest Assembly Components98................................................................................................................................................................
Trackball98................................................................................................................................................................
Trackball Interface Cable98................................................................................................................................................................
Trackball Button Board98................................................................................................................................................................
Palmrest Brace98................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly Components99................................................................................................................................................................
Display-assembly Emi Shield99................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-4. Display-assembly Emi Shield Removal99................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly Base100................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly Hinges101................................................................................................................................................................
System-board Assembly Components102................................................................................................................................................................
System Board102................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-5. System Board Assembly In The Bottom Case Assembly102................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard/keypad/mouse Connector Shield103................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-6. Keyboard/keypad/mouse Connector Shield Removal103................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Interface Cable104................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-7. I/o Interface Cable Removal104................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Board105................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-8. I/o Board Removal105................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Panel106................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-9. I/o Panel Removal106................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom-case Assembly Components107................................................................................................................................................................
Main Battery Insulator107................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-10. Bottom-case Assembly Components107................................................................................................................................................................
Power Button And Power-button Mounting Bracket108................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-11. Power Button And Power-button Mounting Bracket108................................................................................................................................................................
Removal108................................................................................................................................................................
Spreader And Keel Plates109................................................................................................................................................................
Figure A-12. Spreader And Keel Plate Removal109................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix B System Setup Options111................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Control Center111................................................................................................................................................................
Figure B-1. Dell Control Center Icon111................................................................................................................................................................
Figure B-2. Dell Control Center Window111................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The System Setup Program112................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screens113................................................................................................................................................................
Table B-1. System Setup Program Categories114................................................................................................................................................................

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