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™ INSPIRON SETUP GUIDE Model PP25L
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. __________________ Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2008 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever withou
Contents Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop. . . . . . . . . .5 Removing and Replacing the Battery . . . . . 21 Using the Optical Disc Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . 5 Connect the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Software Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Check the Wireless Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Network Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Connect the Network Cable (optional)
Dell Factory Image Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Operating System Reinstallation . . . . . . . . . 39 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Technical Support and Customer Service . . 42 ™ DellConnect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Online Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 AutoTech Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Returning Items
INSPIRON Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about setting Restricting airflow around your Inspiron up your Inspiron 1318 laptop and connecting computer may cause it to overheat. To prevent peripherals. overheating ensure that you leave at least 10.2 cm (4 in) at the back of the computer and a Before Setting Up Your Computer minimum of 5.1 cm (2 in) on all other sides. You should never put your computer in an enclosed When positioning your computer, ensure th
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the AC Adapter Check the Wireless Switch Connect the AC adapter to the computer and If you plan to use wireless connections, make then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector. sure the wireless switch is in the “On” position. CAUTION: The AC adapter works with Using The Wireless Switch electrical outlets worldwide. However, To turn on the wireless switch, slide it from the power connectors and power strips vary rear to the front of the compute
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the Network Cable Press the Power Button (optional) If you plan to use a wired network connection, plug in the network cable. 7
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop ® Windows Vista Setup Connect to the Internet (Optional) Your Dell computer is preconfigured with NOTE: ISPs and ISP offerings vary by Windows Vista. To set up Windows Vista for country. the first time, follow the instructions on the To connect to the Internet, you need an external screen. These steps are mandatory and may modem or network connection and an Internet take up to 15 minutes to complete. The screens service provider (ISP). Your ISP will offer o
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop • Dial-up connections that provide Internet Setting Up a Wired Internet Connection access through a telephone line. Dial- If you are using a dial-up connection, connect up connections are considerably slower the telephone line to the external USB modem than DSL and cable (or satellite) modem (optional) and to the telephone wall jack connections. Your computer does not have before you set up your Internet connection. If an integrated modem. An optional USB
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up Your Internet Connection NOTE: Have your ISP information ready. If you do not have an ISP, the Connect to the To set up an Internet connection with a provided Internet wizard can help you get one. ISP desktop shortcut: 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. open programs. ® 2. Click Start → Control Panel. 2. Double-click the ISP icon on the Microsoft ® Windows desktop. 3. Unde
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, click Help me choose or contact your ISP. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen and use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup. 11
Using Your Inspiron Laptop Your Inspiron 1318 has several indicators, 9 1 Num Lock light – Turns on when buttons, and features that provide information the numeric keypad (Num Lock key) is at-a-glance and time-saving shortcuts for enabled. common tasks. A 2 Caps Lock light – Turns on when Device Status Lights the uppercase letter (Caps Lock key) is The device status lights located to the left of the enabled. power button provide information for wireless 3 Scroll Lock light – Turns
Using Your Inspiron Laptop ® 4 5 WiFi status light – Turns on when Bluetooth status light (optional) wireless networking is enabled. – Turns on when a card with Bluetooth wireless technology is enabled. Use the wireless switch located at the front, right side of the computer to quickly NOTE: The card with Bluetooth turn all wireless communication On and wireless technology is an optional Off. feature. Using The Wireless Switch To turn off Bluetooth wireless, right-click the bluetooth ic
Using Your Inspiron Laptop Right Side Features 1 Wireless On/Off switch – Use this switch to rapidly turn all wireless devices Off or On such as WLAN cards and internal cards with Bluetooth wireless technology. The wireless switch may be in the Off position when your computer is shipped to you. To turn the switch On, slide the switch away from the front of the computer until it clicks into place. - Off - On 5 NOTE: This switch can be deactivated 4 through Dell QuickSet or the BIOS
Using Your Inspiron Laptop 2 4 ExpressCard slot – Supports one USB 2.0 connector – Connects a ExpressCard. The computer ships with a USB device, such as a mouse, keyboard, plastic blank installed in the slot. printer, external drive, or MP3 player. 3 Optical Drive – Plays or burns only 5 Security cable slot – Used to attach a standard-size and shape (12 cm) CDs, and commercially available antitheft device to DVDs. Ensure that the side with print or the computer. writing is facing upward w
Using Your Inspiron Laptop Left Side Features 1 AC adapter connector – Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer and charge the battery when the computer is not in use. 2 VGA connector – Connects to a monitor or projector. 3 Network connector – If you are using a cabled network signal, this connects your computer to a network or broadband device. 4 USB connector – Connects to a 5 USB device, such as a mouse, keyboard, 4 printer, external drive, or MP3 player. 3 2 5 IEEE 1394 c
Using Your Inspiron Laptop Front Side Features 1 Audio Out/ Headphone connector – Connects one pair of headphones, or sends audio to a powered speaker or sound system. 2 Audio In/ Microphone connector – Connects to a microphone or input signal for use with audio programs. 3 SD/MMC - MS/Pro - xD 8-in-1 Media card reader – Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory cards: 1 • Secure digital (
Using Your Inspiron Laptop Computer Base and Keyboard Features 1 2 4 3 3 Keyboard – 1 Touch pad – Provides the functionality of The settings for this keyboard can be a mouse to move the cursor, drag or move personalized by using Dell QuickSet. For selected items, and left-click by tapping more information, see the Dell Technology the surface. Guide. 2 Touch pad buttons – Provide left- and 4 Media Controls – Controls CD, DVD, and right-click functions those on like a mouse. media pla