Dell Laptop C500 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Laptop C500

Device: Dell Laptop C500
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Date of adding : 2013-06-28 17:50:24
Number of pages: 188
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Dell™ Latitude™ C600/C500 User's Guide
About Your Computer Reinstalling Software
What You Need to Know
Solving Problems
Features and Options
Finding Solutions
Setup and Operation
Dell Diagnostics
Understanding Error Messages
Using Your Computer
Getting Help
Connecting Devices
Microsoft® Windows® XP Features
Technical Specifications
Using Intel® SpeedStep™ to Set
Performance Levels
Additional Information
Passwords and Security
Traveling With Your Computer
Regulatory Notices
Removing and Repla

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Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own. September 2001 368FN A02

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Back to Contents Page What You Need to Know: Dell™ Latitude™ C600/C500 User's Guide Finding Information When Using Your Computer Safety and EMC Symbols Ergonomic Computing Habits Safety Instructions When Removing or Installing Memory Modules EMC Instructions Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge Finding Information Besides this User's Guide, the following documentation is included with your computer. NOTE: Documentation updates are sometimes included with your computer to describe change

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Risk of explosion Aircraft Risk of fire Use of this feature may be prohibited on aircraft Risk of electric shock Safety Instructions General Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service technician. Always follow installation instructions closely. If you use an extension power cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension power cable does not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable. Do not

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compliant RJ-11 modular plug. PC Cards may become very warm during normal operation. Use care when removing PC Cards after their continuous operation. Before you clean your computer, remove power. Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, which may contain flammable substances. Power (Safety Instructions, continued) Use only the Dell-provided AC adapter approved for use with this computer. Use of another AC adapter may cause a fire or expl

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types may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Do not carry a battery pack in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects (such as car keys or paper clips) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely high temperatures and may result in damage to the battery pack or cause fire or burns. The battery poses a burn hazard if you handle it improperly. Do not disassemble it. Handle a damaged or leaking battery pack with extreme c

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EMC Instructions Use shielded signal cables to ensure that you maintain the appropriate EMC classification for the intended environment. For parallel printers, a cable is available from Dell. If you prefer, you can order a cable from Dell at its world-wide website at http://www.dell.com. Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components, such a

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disconnecting the device to help avoid possible damage to the system board. Clean the display with a soft, clean cloth and commercial window cleaner that does not contain wax or abrasives. Apply the cleaner to the cloth; then stroke the cloth across the display in one direction, moving from the top of the display to the bottom. If the display contains grease or some other contaminant, use isopropyl alcohol instead of commercial window cleaner. If your computer gets wet or is damaged, follow the

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1 Computer positioned directly in front of user 2 Wrists relaxed and flat 3 Arms at desk level When Removing or Installing Memory Modules Before removing or installing memory modules, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated. NOTICE: The only time you should ever access the inside of your computer is when you are installing memory modules. NOTICE: Wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before disconnecting a peripheral device or removing a memory module to help prevent possib

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While you work, periodically touch the I/O panel to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components. Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components, such as a memory module. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer's I/O panel. As you continue to work

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Back to Contents Page Features and Options: Dell™ Latitude™ C600/C500 User's Guide Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3 show the front, back, and bottom views of the computer. Figure 1. Front View of the Computer 1 Display latch 2 Display 3 Microphone 4 Air outlet 5 S-Video connector 6 Optional network connector 7 Optional modem connector 8 Audio jack (1) 9 System status lights 10 Infrared port 11 Speaker 12 Modular bay 13 Display latch button 14 Battery bay 15 Touch pad 16 Track stick 17 Keyboard s

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4 PC Card slots (2) 5 AC adapter connector 6 Video connector 7 USB connector 8 PS/2 connector 9 Air vent 10 Docking connector 11 Parallel connector 12 Serial connector Figure 3. Bottom View 1 Module release latches (2) 2 Docking security latch 3 Fan 4 Memory module and mini-PCI cover Your Dell computer has the following features: A 14.1-inch extended graphics array (XGA), thin film transistor (TFT) 1024 x 768 active-matrix color display (for C600 and C500 computers). A 14.1-inch super extended

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A CD-ROM drive that can be used in the modular bay. When you unpack your computer, look for the CD-ROM drive in the accessories box of the shipping carton. 128-bit hardware-accelerated video support, with 8 megabytes (MB) of video memory. Support for a zoomed video (ZV) PC Card in the lower PC Card connector. ESS Maestro 3i audio controller with software wavetable support and 3D surround sound. Two audio jacks for connecting external speakers, headphones, or a microphone. Integrated micro

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and the Dell Latitude C/Dock Family Expansion Station. A Dell DualPoint integrated pointing device which includes both a touch pad and a track stick. These pointing devices are positioned for both left- and right-handed users. The track stick is positioned in the keyboard to allow you to move the cursor while keeping your fingers in a typing position. Two sets of left and right buttons, located above and below the touch pad, mimic mouse buttons. You can also perform many pointing functions by

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see "Using the System Setup Program." Dell Diagnostics for evaluating the computer's components and devices. NOTE: If Dell did not install an operating system on your hard-disk drive, the drivers, system utilities, and diagnostics are available separately from Dell. To order them, see "Getting Help" for the appropriate telephone number in your location. Available Options For information on the available options for your computer, visit the Dell Web site at http://www.dell.com. Back to Contents

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Back to Contents Page Using Your Computer: Dell™ Latitude™ C600/C500 User's Guide Turning the Computer On and Off Keyboard and Keypad Controls Modular Bay Dell AccessDirect™ Key Diskette Drive Speaker Controls Removable Mass-Storage Drives Controlling the Cursor Display PC Cards Turning the Computer On and Off To turn on the computer, press the power button. (See Figure 1 in "Features and Options.") To turn off the computer, follow the standard shutdown procedure described in your operating syst

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SuperDisk drive Zip drive Second hard-disk drive To make the computer as light as possible, use the travel module in the modular bay in place of any of the available drives. Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Off 1. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer. 2. If the computer is connected (docked) to an Advanced Port Replicator (APR) or docking station, undock it. 3. Close the display and turn the computer over. 4. Slide and hold the latch release, an

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Swapping Devices While the Microsoft® Windows® Operating System Is Running NOTICE: To prevent damage to the docking connector, do not remove or replace devices while the computer is connected to an APR or docking station. In Windows XP 1. Double-click the icon on the Windows taskbar. 2. Click the device you want to eject. 3. Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can access the bottom of the computer. 4. Slide and hold the latch release, and pull the device out of the ba

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2. Click the device you want to eject and then click Stop. 3. Click OK, and wait until the device you want to eject is cleared from the list of devices in the Unplug or Eject Hardware window. 4. Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can access the bottom of the computer. 5. Slide and hold the latch release, and pull the device out of the bay. NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a travel case when they are not inserted in the computer. Store devices in a dr

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3. Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can access the bottom of the computer. 4. Slide and hold the latch release, and pull the device out of the bay. 5. Insert the new device into the bay, and push it until you hear a click. 6. Click OK. Then click OK again to close the Softex BayManager window or the Softex Docking Services window. Diskette Drive Your computer was shipped with a 3.5-inch diskette drive (see Figure 2) in the modular bay. To use the diskette drive: 1.


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