Our goal is to provide you with a quick access to the content of the user manual for Dell INSPIRON P17F. Using the online preview, you can quickly view the contents and go to the page where you will find the solution to your problem with Dell INSPIRON P17F.
If looking through the Dell INSPIRON P17F user manual directly on this website is not convenient for you, there are two possible solutions:
Many people prefer to read the documents not on the screen, but in the printed version. The option to print the manual has also been provided, and you can use it by clicking the link above - Print the manual. You do not have to print the entire manual Dell INSPIRON P17F but the selected pages only. paper.
Below you will find previews of the content of the user manuals presented on the following pages to Dell INSPIRON P17F. If you want to quickly view the content of pages found on the following pages of the manual, you can use them.
™ INSPIRON SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P17F Regulatory type: P17F001
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. If you purchased a Dell n Series computer, any references in this document to the Microsoft Windows operating systems are not applicable. This item incorporates c
Contents Front View Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop . . . .5 Status Lights and Indicators. . . . . . . . . . .30 Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . 5 Disabling Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Connect the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Computer Base and Keyboard Features 32 Connect the Network Cable (Optional) . . 7 Press the Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Touch Pad Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contents Power Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Automated Order-Status Service . . . . . . 77 Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Lockups and Software Problems. . . . . . .58 Returning Items for Repair Under Warranty or for Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Using Support Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Before You Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Dell Support Cen
INSPIRON Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about WARNING: Do not block, push objects setting up your Dell Inspiron laptop. into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not place your Dell Before Setting Up Your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, or on fabric Computer surfaces, such as carpets or rugs, while When positioning your computer, ensure that it is powered on. Restricting the airflow you allow easy acce
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into an electrical outlet or surge protector. WARNING: 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 a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or permanent damage to your computer. 6
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the Network Cable (Optional) To use a wired network connection, connect the network cable. 7
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Press the Power Button 8
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Set Up the Operating System Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase. Set Up Microsoft Windows To set up Microsoft Windows for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are mandatory and may take some time to complete. The Windows setup screens will take you through several procedures including accepting license agreements, setting preferences, and setting up an Internet connec
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Create System Recovery Media (Recommended) NOTE: It is recommended that you create system recovery media as soon as you set up Microsoft Windows. The system recovery media can be used to restore your computer to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer, while preserving data files (without the need of the Operating System disc). You can use the system recovery media if changes to the hardware, software, drivers, or other system settings h
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To create system recovery media: 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see “Connect the AC Adapter” on page 6). 2. Insert the disc or USB key in the computer. 3. Click Start → All Programs→ Dell DataSafe Local Backup. 4. Click Create Recovery Media. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. NOTE: For information on restoring your operating system using the system recovery media, see “System Recovery Media” on page 71. NOTE: It is recommended that you creat
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Install the SIM Card (Optional) NOTE: The SIM card slot is available in your computer only if you ordered a WWAN card at the time of purchase. NOTE: Installing a SIM card is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet. Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in your computer allows you to connect to the Internet. To access the Internet you must be within the network of your cellular service provider. To install the SIM card:
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop 1 SIM card slot 2 SIM card 3 battery bay 1 2 3 13
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional) 14
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To enable or disable wireless: 1. Ensure that your computer is turned on. 2. Press
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To set up wireless display: Set Up Wireless Display 1. Turn on your computer. (Optional) 2. Press
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To enable wireless display: Connect to the Internet 1. Click the Intel Wireless Display icon on (Optional) the desktop. The Intel Wireless Display window To connect to the Internet, you need an appears. external modem or network connection and an Internet Service Provider (ISP). 2. Select Connect to Existing Adapter. If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter NOTE: You can download and install the is not a part of your original order, you can latest driv
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up a Wired Connection Setting Up a Wireless Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection, NOTE: To set up your wireless router, connect the telephone line to the optional see the documentation that shipped with external USB modem and to the telephone your router. wall connector before you set up your Before you can use your wireless Internet Internet connection. connection, you need to connect to your • If you are using a DSL or cable/satellit