Dell Alienware M15x user manual

User manual for the device Dell Alienware M15x

Device: Dell Alienware M15x
Size: 3,71 MB
Date of adding : 2013-06-28 17:50:24
Number of pages: 75
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ALIENWARE M15x MOBILE MANUAL

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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, The contents herein are subject to change without notice. personal injury, or death. © 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without

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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION...........................................................5 CHAPTER 3: CONNECTING DEVICES........................................ 25 Connecting External Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 . CHAPTER 1: SETTING UP YOUR LAPTOP .................................... 7 Connecting Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Before Setting Up Your Laptop . . . . .

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CHAPTER 6: TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................... 49 Basic Hints and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Backup and General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Software Diagnostic Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 . Answers to Common Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Dear Valued Alienware Customer, Welcome to the Alienware family. We are thrilled to include you among the growing number of savvy high-performance computer users. The Alienware technicians who have crafted your computer have made certain that your high-performance computer is properly optimized and performs to its fullest potential. We build computers with a single unwavering purpose: Build It As If It Were Your Own. The technicians will not rest until your new computer meets or exceeds our

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6 INTRODUCTION

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CHAPTER 1: SETTING UP YOUR LAPTOP CHAPTER 1: SETTING UP YOUR LAPTOP CHAPTER 1: SETTING UP YOUR LAPTOP 7

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Product Documentation and Media Before Setting Up Your Laptop ® ® The documentation that ships with your Alienware laptop is designed to provide Congratulations on the purchase of your Alienware M15x! answers to many of the questions that may arise as you explore your new laptop’s Read all safety and setup instructions before connecting your new laptop. Begin capabilities. You may see the documentation for technical information or general by carefully opening the box and removing all compone

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Connect the AC Adapter Press the Power Button WARNING: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage. NOTE: The 150 W AC adapter must be connected to the laptop for maximum gaming performance. CHAPTER 1: SETTING UP YOUR LAPTOP 9

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Connect the Network Cable (Optional) Set Up Microsoft Windows CAUTION: Do not interrupt the operating system’s setup process. Doing so may render your computer unusable. Your computer is preconfigured with the operating system you requested while ordering your computer. To configure the remaining settings, follow the instructions on the screen. Connect to the Internet (Optional) Setting Up a Wired Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection, connect the telephone line to the optional

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Setting Up Your Internet Connection Setting Up a Wireless Connection NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see the documentation that shipped ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in with your router. your country. Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect to your If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, wireless router. the Internet Service Provider (ISP) might have a se

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® Windows 7 1. Click Start → Control Panel. 2. Click Network and Internet→ Network and Sharing Center→ Set up a connection or Network→ Connect to the Internet. The Connect to the Internet window appears. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, click Help me choose or contact your ISP. Follow the instructions on the screen and use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup. 12 CHAPTER 1: SETTING UP YOUR LAPTOP

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This chapter provides information about your new laptop to familiarize you with CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR LAPTOP its various features, and get you up and running quickly. CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR LAPTOP CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR LAPTOP 13

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Front View Features 1 Left speaker — Combines with the right speaker to provide high quality stereo sound. 2 Infrared port — Connects to devices using infrared. 3 Right speaker — Combines with the left speaker to provide high quality stereo sound. 1 2 3 14 CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR LAPTOP

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Left View Features 1 Security cable slot — Attaches a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. NOTE: Before you buy a lock, ensure that it works with the security lock slot on your computer. 2 AC adapter connector — Connects to an AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery. 3 VGA connector — Connects to video devices, such as a monitor or projector. 4 Network connector — Connects your computer to a network or broadband device. 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 5 DisplayPort conn

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3 Optical drive — Plays or records only standard-size (12 cm) CDs, DVDs, and Right View Features Blu-ray Discs (optional). Ensure that the side with print or writing is facing upward when inserting discs. For more information, see “Using the Optical 1 2 Drive “ on page 33. 4 USB/eSATA combo connector with USB PowerShare — Connects to eSATA compatible storage devices (such as external hard drives or optical drives) or USB devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 p

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1 Left digital array microphone — Combines with the right digital array Display Features microphone to provide high quality sound for video chatting and voice recording. 2 Camera activity indicator — Indicates if the camera is on or off. 1 2 3 4 3 Camera — Built-in camera for video capture, conferencing, and chat. 4 Right digital array microphone — Combines with the left digital array microphone to provide high quality sound for video chatting and voice recording. CHAPTER 2: GETTING TO KNOW

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1 Status lights (3) — Indicates if the Scroll Lock, Caps Lock, or Number Lock Computer Base and Keyboard Features lights are turned on or off. 2 Keyboard — The backlit keyboard provides visibility in dark environments by illuminating all symbols on the keys. 6 3 Touch pad — Provides the functionality of a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move selected items, and left-click by tapping the surface. 5 1 4 Touch pad buttons (2) — Provide left- and right-click functions like those on a mouse. 5

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Status Lights Touch Controls The three status lights are located at the top-left side of the keyboard. For the The touch controls are located at the top of the keyboard. For the exact location, exact location, see “Computer Base and Keyboard Features” on page 18. see “Computer Base and Keyboard Features” on page 18. To activate, gently touch the desired control. The control will illuminate temporarily to confirm your selection. Scroll Lock Light Eject Increase volume Turns on when the scroll

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On AC adapter: Power Button Blue or custom AC-color The battery is fully charged. You can program this button to perform actions like shutting down the operating system or entering the standby mode. For details on how to program this button, Blue or custom AC-color fading The computer is turned off or on ® ® see Power Options in the Control Panel of Microsoft Windows operating into white or custom battery- and the battery is charging. system. color Blue or custom AC-color fading The computer


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