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Dell XPS RW491 Owner's Manual

Dell XPS RW491 Owner's Manual (202 pages)

Dell Laptop Owner's Manual  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 7.97 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information13................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Your Computer's Configuration19................................................................................................................................................................
Front View20................................................................................................................................................................
Left Side View24................................................................................................................................................................
Right Side View26................................................................................................................................................................
Back View28................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom View29................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer31................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet31................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection32................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer33................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer33................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable34................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer34................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices35................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protectors35................................................................................................................................................................
Line Conditioners36................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supplies (ups)36................................................................................................................................................................
Using The System Setup Program37................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The System Setup Screen38................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Screen38................................................................................................................................................................
Commonly Used Options38................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer40................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Display40................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad41................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse41................................................................................................................................................................
Media42................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Keyboard And Touch Pad43................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad43................................................................................................................................................................
Key Combinations43................................................................................................................................................................
System Functions43................................................................................................................................................................
Display Functions43................................................................................................................................................................
Battery43................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management44................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions44................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset Key Combinations44................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Keyboard Settings44................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Touch Pad46................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Display47................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Brightness47................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Video Image From Your Computer Display To A Projector47................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution And Refresh Rate47................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Battery49................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Performance49................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge50................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Quickset Battery Meter50................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Battery Meter51................................................................................................................................................................
Charge Gauge51................................................................................................................................................................
Low-battery Warning52................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power52................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Power Management Settings52................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Sleep Power State53................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery53................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery54................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery55................................................................................................................................................................
Using Multimedia57................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media57................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media Using Dell Travel Remote (optional)58................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds60................................................................................................................................................................
How To Copy A Cd Or Dvd60................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds60................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips61................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume62................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture62................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Mediadirect63................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Using The Hdmi Connector64................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display Settings For A Tv64................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Audio Settings For A Tv65................................................................................................................................................................
Using Expresscards67................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Blanks67................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Expresscard68................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Expresscard Or Blank69................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Memory Card Reader71................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Card Blanks71................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Memory Card71................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Memory Card Or Blank72................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Networks73................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Network Or Broadband Modem Cable73................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Network74................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)74................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Wlan Connection74................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card74................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wlan Using A Wireless Router And A Broadband Modem75................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Wlan77................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network)78................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Establish A Mobile Broadband Network Connection78................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card79................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network80................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling/disabling The Dell Mobile Broadband Card80................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Wi-fi Catcher™ Network Locator81................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Computer83................................................................................................................................................................
Security Cable Lock83................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords83................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Reader (optional)84................................................................................................................................................................
If Your Computer Is Lost Or Stolen85................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting87................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service87................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics87................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center91................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support 392................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Pc Tune-up93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Pc Checkup93................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Network Assistant94................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect94................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems94................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems95................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems96................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages98................................................................................................................................................................
Expresscard Problems103................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems103................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems104................................................................................................................................................................
External Keyboard Problems104................................................................................................................................................................
Unexpected Characters105................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems105................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start105................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding105................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding Or Crashes Repeatedly106................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Is Designed For An Earlier Microsoft Windows Operating System106................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears106................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Mediadirect Problems106................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems107................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems108................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems108................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (wireless Wide Area Network [wwan])109................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems110................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems111................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems112................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems112................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Integrated Speakers112................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From External Speakers113................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones113................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems113................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Display Problems114................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Blank114................................................................................................................................................................
If The Display Is Difficult To Read115................................................................................................................................................................
If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable116................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers116................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver116................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers117................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities117................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems119................................................................................................................................................................
In The Windows Vista ® Operating System119................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Microsoft ® Windows Vista ® Operating System120................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows Vista System Restore121................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media124................................................................................................................................................................
Adding And Replacing Parts127................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin127................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools127................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer127................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer128................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive129................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hard Drive130................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hard Drive131................................................................................................................................................................
Returning A Hard Drive To Dell131................................................................................................................................................................
Hinge Covers And Center Control Cover132................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Hinge Covers And Center Control Cover132................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Hinge Covers And Center Control Cover134................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard135................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Keyboard135................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Keyboard136................................................................................................................................................................
Memory137................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm 1 Memory Module137................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm 1 Memory Module139................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Dimm 2 Memory Module140................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Dimm 2 Memory Module142................................................................................................................................................................
Subscriber Identity Module144................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Mini-cards144................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Wlan Card145................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wlan Card147................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card147................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Wwan Card149................................................................................................................................................................
Flash Cache Module (fcm)150................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Fcm150................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Fcm151................................................................................................................................................................
Internal Card With Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology151................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Card151................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Card152................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery152................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery153................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery153................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Quickset155................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling With Your Computer157................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Your Computer157................................................................................................................................................................
Packing The Computer157................................................................................................................................................................
Travel Tips158................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling By Air158................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help159................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance159................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service160................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services160................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service161................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service161................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order161................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information161................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit162................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call162................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell164................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications165................................................................................................................................................................
A Appendix173................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)173................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals173................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals174................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)174................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Class B174................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice175................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary177................................................................................................................................................................
Index195................................................................................................................................................................

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