Dell Laptop 6000 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Laptop 6000

Device: Dell Laptop 6000
Size: 1,77 MB
Date of adding : 2013-06-28 17:50:24
Number of pages: 124
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Dell™ Inspiron™ 6000
Owner’s Manual
Model PP12L
www.dell.com | support.dell.com

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Notes, Notices, and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Abbreviations and Acronyms For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see "Finding Information" on

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Contents Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1 A Tour of Your Computer Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Left Side View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Right Side View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . .

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Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Removing a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Installing a Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Storing a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 4 Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia Using CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Copying CDs and DVDs. . . .

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6 Using PC Cards PC Card Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 PC Card Blanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Extended PC Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Installing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Removing a PC Card or Blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 7 Setting Up a Home and Office Network Connecting to a

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A program crashes repeatedly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 A program is designed for an earlier Windows operating system . . . . . 60 A solid blue screen appears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Other software problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Network Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 PC Card Problems

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Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Returning a Hard Drive to Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Wireless Mini PCI Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Coin-Cell Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8 Contents

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Finding Information NOTE: Some features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries. NOTE: Additional information may ship with your computer. What Are You Looking For? Find It Here  Warranty information Dell™ Product Information Guide  Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)  Safety instructions  Regulatory information  Ergonomics information  End User License Agreement  How to set up my computer Setup Diagram ® ®  Tips on using Microsoft Windows Help File  How to play CD

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What Are You Looking For? Find It Here  Service Tag and Express Service Code Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License  Microsoft Windows License Label These labels are located on the bottom of your computer.  Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact technical support.  Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting technical support.  Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles Dell Support Website — support.

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What Are You Looking For? Find It Here  Downloads — Certified drivers, patches, and software updates  Notebook System Software (NSS)— If you reinstall the operating system for your computer, you should also reinstall the NSS utility. NSS provides critical updates for your operating system and support for Dell™ ® ® 3.5-inch USB floppy drives, Intel Pentium M processors, optical drives, and USB devices. NSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer. The software automatic

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12 Finding Information

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A Tour of Your Computer Front View display latches (2) display latch release display keyboard status lights power button device status lights keyboard touch pad touch pad buttons media control buttons speakers DISPLAY LATCHES — Keeps the display closed. DISPLAY LATCH RELEASE — Press this to release the display latches and open the display. DISPLAY — For more information about your display, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see "Finding Information" on page 9. A Tour

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POWER BUTTON — Press the power button to turn on the computer or to enter or exit a power management mode. NOTICE: To avoid losing data when you turn off your computer, shut down your computer through the Start menu instead of pressing the power button. DEVICE STATUS LIGHTS Turns on when you turn on the computer, and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the

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TOUCH PAD — Provides the functionality of a mouse. MEDIA CONTROL BUTTONS — Control CD, DVD, and Media Player playback. Mutes the sound. Turns the volume down. Turns the volume up. Play or pause. This button also launches Dell Media ® ® Experience or Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition. See "Using Dell MediaDirect" on page 33. Plays the previous track. Plays the next track. Stop. SPEAKERS — To adjust the volume of the integrated speakers, press the media control buttons or speaker-volume

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KEYBOARD — The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft Windows logo key. For information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see "Key Combinations" on page 40. KEYBOARD STATUS LIGHTS The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: 9 Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled. Turns on when the uppercase letter function is enabled. A Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled. Turns on when wireless networking is enabled. To enable or disable wireles

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Left Side View air vent optical-drive-tray eject button security cable slot optical drive AIR VENT — The computer uses fans to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. SECURITY CABLE SLOT — Lets y

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OPTICAL-DRIVE-TRAY EJECT BUTTON — Press this button to eject a CD and DVD from the optical drive. OPTICAL DRIVE — You can install devices such as a DVD drive or other optical drive in the optical drive bay. For more information, see "Using CDs and DVDs" on page 31. Right Side View audio connectors USB connectors (2) hard drive IEEE 1394 connector PC Card slot Secure Digital I/O slot AUDIO CONNECTORS Attach headphones or speakers to the connector. Attach a microphone to the connector. USB CONN

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SECURE DIGITAL I/O SLOT — The Secure Digital I/O slot supports one Secure Digital memory card or other SD I/O device. Use Secure Digital memory cards to save or back up data. PC CARD SLOT — Supports one PC Card, such as a modem or network adapter. The computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot. For more information, see the Dell™ Inspiron™ Help file. To access the help file, see "Finding Information" on page 9. HARD DRIVE — Stores software and data. Back View network connector

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USB CONNECTORS Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. S-VIDEO TV-OUT CONNECTOR Connects your computer to a TV. Also connects digital audio capable devices using the TV/digital audio adapter cable. VIDEO CONNECTOR Connects an external VGA-compatible monitor. For more information, see the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see "Finding Information" on page 9. AC ADAPTER CONNECTOR — Attaches an AC adapter to the computer. The AC adapter converts AC power to


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