Dell Laptop D520 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Laptop D520

Device: Dell Laptop D520
Size: 1,64 MB
Date of adding : 2013-09-25 17:50:35
Number of pages: 99
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Dell™ Latitude™ D520 User's Guide
About Your Computer
Finding Information
Using a Battery
Using the Display
Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Using Multimedia
Using Cards
Setting Up a Network
Securing Your Computer
System Setup Program
Reinstalling Software
Adding and Replacing Parts
Dell™ QuickSet
Traveling With Your Computer
Getting Help
Click the links to the left for information on the features and operation of your compute

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Back to Contents Page   About Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D520 User's Guide   Front View   Left View   Right View   Back View   Bottom View  Front View 1 display 2 device status lights 3 keyboard 4 touch pad 5 display latch 6 speakers 7 touch pad buttons 8 keyboard status lights 9 power button   display — For more information about your display, see Using the Display.   device status lights

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Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in Standby mode. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the light is flashing. Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate battery charge status. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the light operates as follows: ¡  Solid green: The battery is charging. ¡  Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged. If the compu

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icon turns on only if Bluetooth wireless technology is installed on your computer. For more information, see the documentation that came with your Bluetooth wireless technology. Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.   power button — Press the power button to turn on the computer or exit a power management mode (see Power Management Modes). NOTICE: To avoid losing data, turn off your computer by performing a Microsoft® Windows® operating system shutdown rather than by pres

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Attach headphones or speakers to the connector. Attach a microphone to the connector.   hard drive — Stores software and data.  Right View 1 media bay 2 device latch release 3 USB connectors (2)   media bay — You can install devices such as an optical drive, second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module in the media bay. For more information, see Media Bay.   device latch release — Releases the media bay device. See Media Bay for instructions.   USB connectors Connect USB

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USB connectors Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. You can also connect the optional floppy drive directly to a USB connector using the optional floppy drive cable.   modem connector (RJ-11) If you ordered the optional internal modem, connect the telephone line to the modem connector. For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer. See Finding Information for information about accessing online user's guid

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  CAUTION: 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 the power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage. NOTICE: When you disconnect the AC adapter cable from the computer, grasp the connector, not the cable itself, and pull firmly but gently to avoid damaging the cable.   air vents — The computer uses an internal fan to creat

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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.   hard drive — Stores software and data. Back to Contents Page  

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Back to Contents Page   Appendix Dell™ Latitude™ D520 User's Guide   Cleaning Your Computer   Macrovision Product Notice   FCC Notice (U.S. Only)  Cleaning Your Computer   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   Computer, Keyboard, and Display   CAUTION: Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet and remove any installed batteries. Clean your c

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 Macrovision Product Notice This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.  FCC Notice (U.S. Only)   FCC Class B This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio freq

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Back to Contents Page   Using a Battery Dell™ Latitude™ D520 User's Guide   Battery Performance   Checking the Battery Charge   Conserving Battery Power   Power Management Modes   Configuring Power Management Settings   Charging the Battery   Replacing the Battery   Storing a Battery  Battery Performance NOTE: For information about the Dell warranty for your computer, see the Product Information Guide or separate paper warranty document that shipped with your computer.

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Microsoft® Windows® Power Meter The Windows Power Meter indicates the remaining battery charge. To check the Power Meter, double-click the icon on the taskbar. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, a icon appears.   Charge Gauge By either pressing once or pressing and holding the status button on the charge gauge on the battery, you can check: l  Battery charge (check by pressing and releasing the status button) l  Battery health (check by pressing and holding the sta

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NOTICE: If your computer loses AC and battery power while in standby mode, it may lose data. To enter standby mode: l  Click Start ® Shut Down® Stand by. or l  Depending on how you set the power management options in the Power Options Properties window or the QuickSet Power Management Wizard, use one of the following methods: ¡  Press the power button. ¡  Close the display. ¡  Press . To exit standby mode, press the power button or open the display depending on how yo

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For more information about resolving problems with a battery, see Power Problems.  Replacing the Battery   CAUTION: Before performing these procedures, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet and the computer, disconnect the modem from the wall connector and computer, and remove any other external cables from the computer.   CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible bat

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Back to Contents Page   Using Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D520 User's Guide   Card Types   Card Blanks   Extended Cards   Installing a PC Card or ExpressCard   Removing a Card or Blank  Card Types See Specifications for information on supported card types. NOTE: A PC Card is not a bootable device. The PC Card/ExpressCard slot has one connector that supports a single Type I or Type II card, as well as an adapter for a 34-mm ExpressCard. The PC Card/ExpressCard slot supports CardBu

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  1. Hold the card with its orientation symbol pointing into the slot and the top side of the card facing up. The latch may need to be in the "in" position before you insert the card.   2. Slide the card into the slot until the card is completely seated in its connector. If you encounter too much resistance, do not force the card. Check the card orientation and try again. The computer recognizes most cards and automatically loads the appropriate device driver. If the configurati

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Back to Contents Page   Using the Display Dell™ Latitude™ D520 User's Guide   Adjusting Brightness   Switching the Video Image   Setting Display Resolution and Refresh Rate   Dual Independent Display Mode   Swapping Primary and Secondary Displays  Adjusting Brightness When a Dell™ computer is running on battery power, you can conserve power by setting the brightness to the lowest comfortable setting by pressing   and the up- or down-arrow key on the keyboard. NOTE: Brigh

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1. Connect the external monitor, TV, or projector to the computer.   2. Click Start ® Control Panel ® Display® Settings. NOTE: If you choose a resolution or color palette that is higher than the display supports, the settings adjust automatically to the closest supported values. For more information, see your operating system documentation.   3. Click the monitor 2 icon ® Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor ® Apply.   4. Change Screen resolution to the appropriate size

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Back to Contents Page   Finding Information Dell™ Latitude™ D520 User's Guide NOTE: Some features or media may be optional and may not ship with your computer. Some features or media may not be available in certain countries. NOTE: Additional information may ship with your computer.     What Are You Looking For? Find It Here l  A diagnostic program for my computer   Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as ResourceCD) l  Drivers for my computer l  My device documentation Documenta

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l  How to remove and replace parts   User's Guide l  Specifications l  How to configure system settings Microsoft Windows XP Help and Support Center l  How to troubleshoot and solve problems 1.  Click Start ® Help and Support® Dell User and System Guides ® System Guides. 2.  Click the User's Guide for your computer in the list of online documentation. l  Service Tag and Express Service Code   Service Tag and Microsoft® Windows® License l  Microsoft Windows License Label These labe

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