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Dell Vostro  500 Owner's Manual

Dell Vostro 500 Owner's Manual (170 pages)

Dell Notebook Computer Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 7.07 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information13................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Front View19................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View24................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View26................................................................................................................................................................
Back View27................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View28................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet29................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection30................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer31................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Easy Transfer31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer34................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable35................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer35................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices36................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors36................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners37................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies37................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display39................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness39................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image From Your Computer Display To A Projector39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate40................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad41................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad41................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations42................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions42................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions42................................................................................................................................................................
Battery42................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management42................................................................................................................................................................
Dellâ„¢ Quickset Key Combinations43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings43................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad44................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad45................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance47................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge48................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter48................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning49................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power49................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes50................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode50................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Mode50................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings51................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Power Options Properties51................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery53................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia55................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media55................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd And Dvd Media57................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd And Dvd Media58................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips58................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume59................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture60................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cards61................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscards61................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks62................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard62................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank63................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Reader63................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks63................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card64................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank65................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks67................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable67................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network68................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network68................................................................................................................................................................
Connection68................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card68................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem69................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan71................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer73................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock73................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords73................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen74................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting75................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service75................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics75................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems79................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems80................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems81................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems81................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages82................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems87................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems88................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems88................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems89................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters90................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems90................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start90................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding90................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly90................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears91................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems91................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers96................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers96................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones97................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems97................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank98................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read99................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable99................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers100................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver100................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers100................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities100................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System103................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows System Restore103................................................................................................................................................................
Starting System Restore104................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media105................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts107................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin107................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools107................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer107................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer108................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive109................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive110................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive111................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell111................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive112................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive112................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive112................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover113................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Cover113................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover114................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard114................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard114................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard115................................................................................................................................................................
Memory116................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory Module116................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Memory Module118................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini-cards120................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Mini-card120................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Mini-card122................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Card122................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card123................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer125................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer125................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer125................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips126................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air126................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help127................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance127................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service128................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect128................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services128................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service129................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service129................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order129................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information129................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit130................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call130................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell132................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications133................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program141................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen142................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen142................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options142................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer144................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display144................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse145................................................................................................................................................................
Media145................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)146................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals146................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals146................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)147................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice148................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Operating System149................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary149................................................................................................................................................................
Index165................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Vostro  500 Owner's Manual

Dell Vostro 500 Owner's Manual (170 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 6.94 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information13................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View24................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View26................................................................................................................................................................
Back View27................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View28................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet29................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection30................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer34................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable35................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices36................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies37................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display39................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness39................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image From Your Computer Display To A Projector39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate40................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad41................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad41................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations42................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions42................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management42................................................................................................................................................................
Dellâ„¢ Quickset Key Combinations43................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad44................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad45................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery47................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance47................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge48................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power49................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Modes50................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings51................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery51................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery52................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery53................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia55................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media55................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd And Dvd Media57................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cd And Dvd Media58................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume59................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture60................................................................................................................................................................
Using Cards61................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks62................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard62................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank63................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Reader63................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card64................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank65................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks67................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable67................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network68................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network68................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem69................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan71................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer73................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock73................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen74................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting75................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service75................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics75................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems79................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems80................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems81................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages82................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems87................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems88................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems88................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems89................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters90................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems90................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears91................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems92................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems93................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers96................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers96................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems97................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems98................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read99................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers100................................................................................................................................................................
Operating System103................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System103................................................................................................................................................................
Starting System Restore104................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media105................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts107................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin107................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer108................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive109................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive110................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive111................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive112................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Cover113................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Cover114................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard115................................................................................................................................................................
Memory116................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Memory Module118................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini-cards120................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Mini-card122................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card123................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer125................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer125................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer125................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips126................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help127................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance127................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service128................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order129................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information129................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit130................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call130................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell132................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications133................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program141................................................................................................................................................................
A Appendix142................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer144................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)146................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)147................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice148................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Operating System149................................................................................................................................................................
Index165................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Vostro  500 Service Manual

Dell Vostro 500 Service Manual (55 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.47 MB
Table of contents
Before You Begin2................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools2................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer2................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive4................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Optical Drive4................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Optical Drive4................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive5................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive5................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive6................................................................................................................................................................
Center Control Cover7................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Center Control Cover7................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Center Control Cover9................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard12................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard13................................................................................................................................................................
Button Board14................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Button Board14................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Button Board14................................................................................................................................................................
Speaker Assembly22................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Speaker Assembly22................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Speaker Assembly22................................................................................................................................................................
Display Assembly24................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Assembly24................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Assembly26................................................................................................................................................................
Display Bezel27................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Bezel27................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Bezel28................................................................................................................................................................
Display Panel28................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Display Panel28................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Display Panel30................................................................................................................................................................
Palm Rest31................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Palm Rest31................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Palm Rest32................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Cage34................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Expresscard Cage34................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Assembly38................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board Assembly38................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The System Board Assembly40................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Board40................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Usb Board40................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Usb Board40................................................................................................................................................................
Charger Board41................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Charger Board41................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery43................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Latch Assembly45................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Battery Latch Assembly45................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly46................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios47................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From A Cd47................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive47................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Module49................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Module49................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Module50................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Connector52................................................................................................................................................................
Video Connector52................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents55................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Vostro  500 Quick Setup

Dell Vostro 500 Quick Setup (2 pages)

Dell Vostro Setting Up  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 0.35 MB

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