Dell Inspiron 1150 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Inspiron 1150

Device: Dell Inspiron 1150
Size: 1,47 MB
Date of adding : 2014-07-01 17:51:04
Number of pages: 136
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Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150
Owner’s Manual
Model 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 Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. ® If you purch

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Contents CAUTION: Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SAFETY: General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SAFETY: Power SAFETY: Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SAFETY: Air Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 SAFETY: EMC Instructions When Using Your Computer . . . . . . . . .

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Setting Up a Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Printer Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Connecting a USB Printer Printer Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Power Protection Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Surge Protectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Line Conditioners . . . . . . . . . . .

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Speaker Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 ® ® Microsoft Windows Logo Key Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Touch Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Customizing the Touch Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Touch Pad or Mouse Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 External Keyboard Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Unexpected Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7 Solving Problems Dell Diagnostics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 When to Use the Dell Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Video and Display Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 If the display is blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 If the display is difficult to read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 . . . . . . . .

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8 Adding and Replacing Parts Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Recommended Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Shutting Down Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Hard Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Returning a Hard Drive to Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Modem and Mini P

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10 Limited Warranties and Return Policy Limited Warranty for Dell-Branded Hardware Products (U.S. Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded Hardware Products Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only) Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only)

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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. SAFETY: 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

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SAFETY: Power • Use only the Dell-provided AC adapter approved for use with this computer. Use of another AC adapter may cause a fire or explosion. • Before you connect the computer to an electrical outlet, check the AC adapter voltage rating to ensure that the required voltage and frequency match the available power source. • To remove the computer from all power sources, turn the computer off, disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet, and remove any battery installed in the batt

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– Additionally, the use of any PED, such as a portable computer, may be prohibited in aircraft during certain critical phases of flight, for example, takeoff and landing. Some airlines may further define the critical flight phase as any time the aircraft is below 3050 m (10,000 ft). Please follow the airline’s specific instructions as to when the use of a PED is allowed. SAFETY: EMC Instructions Use shielded signal cables to ensure that you maintain the appropriate electromagnetic compatibili

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• 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 "If Your Computer Gets Wet" on page 67

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• When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging. • Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and workbench pads. SAFETY: Battery Disposal Your computer uses an lithium-ion battery and a reserve battery. For instructions about replacing the lithium-ion battery in your computer, refer to "Removing a Battery" on page 39. The reserve battery is a long-life battery, and it is very possible that you

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14 CAUTION: Safety Instructions www.dell.com | support.dell.com

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Finding Information What Are You Looking For? Find It Here • How to access tutorials and other how to information Dell Solution Center • How to get a copy of my invoice On your Windows desktop • How to extend my warranty ® • How to access Dell Support on my Microsoft ® Windows desktop (U.S. only) • Additional documentation, tools, troubleshooting information, and links to online support resources • A diagnostic program for my computer Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as the ResourceCD) • D

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What Are You Looking For? Find It Here • How to set up my computer Setup Diagram ® ® • Tips on using Microsoft Windows Dell Inspiron Help File • How to play CDs and DVDs 1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support. • How to use standby mode and hibernate mode 2 Click User and system guides and click User’s guides. • How to change my display resolution 3 Click Dell Inspiron Help. • How to clean my computer • Service Tag and Express Service Code Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License •

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What Are You Looking For? Find It Here • Latest drivers for my computer Dell Support Website — support.dell.com NOTE: Select the appropriate region on the • Answers to technical service and support questions support.dell.com welcome page. • Online discussions with other users and technical support The Dell Support website provides several online tools, • Documentation for my computer including: • Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, and online courses • Com

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18 Finding Information www.dell.com | support.dell.com

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1 A Tour of Your Computer Front View display latch Dell AccessDirect display button keyboard status power button lights touch pad keyboard device status touch pad buttons lights speakers (2) DISPLAY LATCH — Keeps the display closed. DISPLAY — For more information about your display, see "Using the Display" in the Dell Inspiron Help file. To access the help file, see page 16. A Tour of Your Computer 19

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KEYBOARD STATUS LIGHTS The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled. 9 A Turns on when Caps Lock is enabled. Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled. ® ® KEYBOARD — The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft Windows logo key. For information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see page 42. SPEAKERS — To adjust the volume of the integrated speakers, press the volume-control keyboard shortcuts. For mor


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