Dell Dimension 5150 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Dimension 5150

Device: Dell Dimension 5150
Size: 2,62 MB
Date of adding : 2013-09-25 17:50:35
Number of pages: 162
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Dell™ Inspiron™ 5100 and 5150
Owner’s Manual
Model PP07L and PP08L
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 Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 80. _______________

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Contents CAUTION: Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 General Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Air Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 EMC Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 When Using Your Computer . . . .

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Dell™ QuickSet Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Clicking the QuickSet Icon Double-Clicking the QuickSet Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Right-Clicking the QuickSet Icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Connecting to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Setting Up Your Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Modem and Internet Connection Problems E-Mail Problems .

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Storing a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Battery and Power Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 If the battery is not charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 If battery life is short . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 4 Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Dell™ AccessDirect™ Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Reprogramming the Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sound and Speaker Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 . . . . . . . . . 57 If you have a problem with integrated speakers If you have a problem with external speakers . . . . . . . . . . 57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Connecting a Television to the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 S-Video Connection Composite Video Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Enabling the Display Settings for a Television . . . . . . . . . 62 6 Setting Up a Home

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If you have problems with a hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 PC Card Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 General Program Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 A program crashes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 A program stops responding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Error messages appear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Resolving Other Technical Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 If Your Computer Get

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Adding a Mini PCI Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Returning a Hard Drive to Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 CD or DVD Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Keyboard 9 Appendix Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Using the System Setup Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only) . . . . . . . . 151 Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . 152 1-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the Caribbean Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 ® ® ® Intel Warranty Statement for Pentium and Celeron Processors Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 (U.S. and Canada Only) Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Contents 9

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10 Contents

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CAUTION: Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your computer and working environment from potential damage. 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 no

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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued) • To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm. Do not use your computer during an electrical storm unless all cables have been disconnected and the computer is operating on battery power. • If your computer includes a modem, the cable used with the modem should be manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wi

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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued) • Be sure that nothing rests on your AC adapter’s power cable and that the cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on. • If you are using a multiple-outlet power strip, use caution when plugging the AC adapter’s power cable into the power strip. Some power strips may allow you to insert the plug incorrectly. Incorrect insertion of the power plug could result in permanent damage to your computer, as well as risk of electric shock a

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CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued) Air Travel • Certain Federal Aviation Administration regulations and/or airline-specific restrictions may apply to the operation of your Dell computer while you are on board an aircraft. For example, such regulations/restrictions may prohibit the use of any personal electronic device (PED) that has the capacity for intentional transmission of radio frequency or other electromagnetic signals while on an aircraft. – In order to best comply with all such

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When Using Your Computer Observe the following safe-handling guidelines to prevent damage to your computer: • When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface. • When traveling, do not check the computer as baggage. You can put your computer through an X-ray security machine, but never put your computer through a metal detector. If you have the computer checked by hand, be sure to have a charged battery available in case you are asked to turn on the computer. • When travelin

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When Using Your Computer (continued) • Clean the display with a soft, clean cloth and water. Apply the water to the cloth; then stroke the cloth across the display in one direction, moving from the top of the display to the bottom. Remove moisture from the display quickly and keep the display dry. Long- term exposure to moisture can damage the display. Do not use a commercial window cleaner to clean your display. • If your computer gets wet or is damaged, follow the procedures described in “I

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When Using Your Computer (continued) 4 Ground yourself by touching any unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch the unpainted metal surface 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 c

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18 When Using Your Computer www.dell.com | support.dell.com

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1 SECTI O N 1 A Tour of Your Computer Front View Left Side View Right Side View Back View Bottom View

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Front View display latch Dell™ AccessDirect™ display button power button keyboard status lights touch pad keyboard touch pad buttons speaker speaker device status lights DISPLAY LATCH — Keeps the display closed. DISPLAY — For more information about your display, see "Using the Display" in the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 80. For information about adjusting font and icon sizes, see page 32. 20 A Tour of Your Computer www.dell.com | support.dell.com


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