Dell Inspiron PD598 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Inspiron PD598

Device: Dell Inspiron PD598
Size: 19,55 MB
Date of adding : 2014-11-01 17:51:36
Number of pages: 188
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PD598a01.book Page 1 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM
Dell™ Inspiron™ 9400/E1705
Owner’s Manual
Model PP05XB
www.dell.com | support.dell.com

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PD598a01.book Page 2 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM 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 "Glossary" on page 173. ®

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PD598a01.book Page 3 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Contents Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1 A Tour of Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Determining Your Computer’s Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Left Side View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Right Side Vie

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PD598a01.book Page 4 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM 3 Using the Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Adjusting Brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Switching the Video Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Setting Display Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 4 Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . .

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PD598a01.book Page 5 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Storing a Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 6 Dell™ QuickSet Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 7 Using CDs, DVDs, and Other Multimedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Playing CDs or DVDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Adjusting the Volume . . . . . . . . .

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PD598a01.book Page 6 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Media Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Installing a Media Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Removing a Media Memory Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 9 Setting Up a Home and Office Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Physically Connecting to a Network or Broadband Modem . . . . . . . . . . 77 Network Setup Wizard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PD598a01.book Page 7 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM 11 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Dell Technical Update Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Dell Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 When to Use the Dell Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Starting the Dell Diagnostics Fr

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PD598a01.book Page 8 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Network Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Mobile Broadband Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 ExpressCard Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Power Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Ensuring Sufficient Power for Your

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PD598a01.book Page 9 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Hard Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Returning a Hard Drive to Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Mini-Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Hinge Cover . . . . .

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PD598a01.book Page 10 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM 16 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Using the System Setup Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Viewing the System Setup Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 System Setup Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Commonly Used Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Cleaning Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . .

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PD598a01.book Page 11 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Finding Information 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  A diagnostic program for my computer Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as ResourceCD)  Drivers for my computer NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may be optional and ma

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PD598a01.book Page 12 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM What Are You Looking For? Find It Here  How to set up my computer Setup Diagram ® ®  Service Tag and Express Service Code Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License  Microsoft Windows License Label These labels are located on the bottom of your computer.  Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact technical support.  Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting tech

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PD598a01.book Page 13 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM What Are You Looking For? Find It Here  Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles Dell Support Website — support.dell.com from technicians, and online courses, frequently asked NOTE: Select your region to view the appropriate support questions site.  Community Forum — Online discussion with other Dell customers  Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such as memory, the hard drive, and the operating system  Cust

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PD598a01.book Page 14 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM What Are You Looking For? Find It Here  Information on network activity, the Power Management Dell QuickSet Help Wizard, hotkeys, and other items controlled by Dell To view Dell QuickSet Help, right-click the icon in the QuickSet. ® ® Microsoft Windows taskbar. For more information on Dell QuickSet, see "Dell™ QuickSet Features" on page 49.  How to reinstall my operating system Operating System CD NOTE: The Operating System CD is op

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PD598a01.book Page 15 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM A Tour of Your Computer Determining Your Computer’s Configuration Based on selections that you made when purchasing your computer, your computer has one of several different video controller configurations. To determine your computer’s video controller configuration: 1 Access the Windows Help and Support Center. For instructions, see "Windows Help and Support Center" on page 13. 2 Under Pick a Task, click Use Tools to view your comput

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PD598a01.book Page 16 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Front View 1 2 3 4 12 5 11 10 6 9 7 8 1 display latches (2) 5 device status lights 9 touch pad buttons 2 display latch release 6 touch pad 10 keyboard 3 display 7 media control buttons 11 Dell MediaDirect button 4 power button 8 speakers 12 keyboard and wireless status lights DISPLAY LATCHES — Keeps the display closed. DISPLAY LATCH RELEASE — Slide to release the display latches and open the display. DISPLAY — For more information about

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PD598a01.book Page 17 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM DEVICE STATUS LIGHTS Turns on when you turn on the computer, and blinks when the computer is in a power management 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 c

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PD598a01.book Page 18 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM TOUCH PAD — Provides the functionality of a mouse. TOUCH PAD SCROLL ZONE — Provides the functionality of the scroll button on a mouse. A vertical scroll zone is located on the right side of the touch pad. A horizontal scroll zone is located on the bottom of the touch pad. MEDIA CONTROL BUTTONS — Control CD, DVD, and Media Player playback. Mute the sound. Turn the volume down. Turn the volume up. Play or pause. Play the previous track.

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PD598a01.book Page 19 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM KEYBOARD AND WIRELESS STATUS LIGHTS The lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled. 9 A Turns on when the uppercase letter function is enabled. Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled. Turns on when wireless networking is enabled. To quickly enable or disable wireless networking, press . ® Turns on when a card with Bluetooth wireless technology is enabled. NOT

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PD598a01.book Page 20 Monday, February 6, 2006 2:24 PM Left Side View 1 23 4 5 1 security cable slot 3 USB connectors (2) 5 optical-drive-tray eject button 2 air vent 4 optical drive SECURITY CABLE SLOT — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. For more information, see "Security Cable Lock" on page 85. Also, see the instructions included with the device. NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot. AI


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