Dell Latitude D631 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Latitude D631

Device: Dell Latitude D631
Size: 5,01 MB
Date of adding : 2014-04-16 17:51:44
Number of pages: 110
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Dell™ Latitude™ D631
Quick Reference Guide
Model PP18L |

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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 Glossary in your User’s Guide. ® ® If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, a

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Contents Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 About Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Using a Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Contents 3

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4 Contents

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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 Media  Drivers for my computer NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities media may be optional and may not ship with your computer.  My device documentation  Notebook System Sof

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What Are You Looking For? Find It Here ® ®  Service Tag and Express Service Code Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License  Microsoft Windows License Label These labels are located on your computer.  Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use or contact support.  Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting support. NOTE: The Microsoft Windows License label has been redesigned with a hole, or "security portal," as an increased securi

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What Are You Looking For? Find It Here  Software upgrades and troubleshooting hints — Frequently Dell Support Utility asked questions, hot topics, and general health of your The Dell Support Utility is an automated upgrade computing environment and notification system installed on your computer. This support provides real-time health scans of your computing environment, software updates, and relevant self-support information. Access the Dell Support Utility from the icon in the taskbar. F

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Setting Up Your Computer CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 1 Unpack the accessories box. 2 Set aside the contents of the accessories box, which you will need to complete the setup of your computer. The accessories box also contains user documentation and any software or additional hardware (such as PC Cards, drives, or batteries) that you have ordered. 3 Connect the AC adapter to the AC adapter con

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About Your Computer Front View 1 2 3 13 12 4 11 10 5 9 8 7 6 1 display latch 2 display 3 power button 4 device status lights 5 keyboard 6 touch pad 7 fingerprint reader (optional) 8 touch-pad/track-stick buttons 9 track stick 10 keyboard status lights 11 volume control buttons 12 ambient light sensor 13 mute button Quick Reference Guide 9

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Left Side View 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 security cable slot 2 air vent 3 audio connectors (2) 4 smart card slot (with blank) 5 1394 connector 6 wireless switch 7 Wi-Fi Catcher™ light 8 PC Card slot 9 hard drive Right Side View 1 3 2 1 optical drive in media bay 2 media-bay device latch release 3 USB connectors (2) 10 Quick Reference Guide

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Back View CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 network connector (RJ-45) 2 modem connector (RJ-11) 3 USB connectors (2) 4 serial connector 5 video connector 6 AC adapter connector 7 air vents Bottom View 1 2 8 3 7 4 6 5 1 battery charge gauge/health gauge 2 b

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Using a Battery Battery Performance NOTE: For information about the Dell warranty for your computer, see the Product Information Guide or separate paper warranty document that shipped with your computer. For optimal computer performance and to help preserve BIOS settings, operate your Dell™ portable computer with the main battery installed at all times. One battery is supplied as standard equipment in the battery bay. NOTE: Because the battery may not be fully charged, use the AC adapter to

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Checking the Battery Charge The Dell QuickSet Battery Meter, the Microsoft Windows Power Meter window and icon, the battery charge gauge and health gauge, and the low-battery warning provide information on the battery charge. Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter If Dell QuickSet is installed, press to display the QuickSet Battery Meter. The Battery Meter displays status, battery health, charge level, and charge completion time for the battery in your computer. For more information about Qui

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Low-Battery Warning NOTICE: To avoid losing or corrupting data, save your work immediately after a low-battery warning. Then connect the computer to an electrical outlet. If the battery runs completely out of power, hibernate mode begins automatically. By default, a pop-up window warns you when the battery charge is approximately 90 percent depleted. You can change the settings for the battery alarms in QuickSet or the Power Options Properties window. See "Configuring Power Management Setti

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1 2 1 battery-bay latch release 2 battery To replace the battery, place the battery in the bay and press down until the battery-bay latch release clicks. Storing a Battery Remove the battery when you store your computer for an extended period of time. A battery discharges during prolonged storage. After a long storage period, recharge the battery fully before you use it (see "Charging the Battery" on page 14). Troubleshooting Lockups and Software Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the

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A program stops responding or crashes repeatedly NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD. END THE PROGRAM — 1 Press simultaneously. 2 Click Task Manager. 3 Click the program that is no longer responding. 4 Click End Task. CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION — If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program. ® ® A program is designed for an earlier Microsoft Windows operating system RUN THE PROGRAM COMPATIBIL

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RUN THE DELL DIAGNOSTICS — See "Dell Diagnostics" on page 17. If all tests run successfully, the error condition is related to a software problem. Dell Diagnostics CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. When to Use the Dell Diagnostics If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in "Lockups and Software Problems" on page 15 and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for

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The computer runs the Pre-boot System Assessment, a series of initial tests of your system board, keyboard, hard drive, and display.  During the assessment, answer any questions that appear.  If a failure is detected, the computer stops and beeps. To stop the assessment and restart the computer, press ; to continue to the next test, press ; to retest the component that failed, press .  If failures are detected during the Pre-boot System Assessment, write down the error code(s)

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Dell Diagnostics Main Menu 1 After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button for the option you want. Option Function Express Test Performs a quick test of devices. This test typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and requires no interaction on your part. Run Express Test first to increase the possibility of tracing the problem quickly. Extended Test Performs a thorough check of devices. This test typically takes 1 hour or more and requires you to answer questio

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20 Quick Reference Guide

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