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Dell™ Latitude™ D620
Quick Reference Guide
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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 User’s Guide (depending on your operating system, double-click the User’s Guide
Contents Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 About Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Front View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Left Side View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Right Side View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 is optional and may not ship with your computer. My computer documentation
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here How to remove and replace parts Dell Latitude™ User’s Guide ® ® Specifications Microsoft Windows XP Help and Support Center How to configure system settings 1 Click Start→ Help and Support→ Dell User and How to troubleshoot and solve problems System Guides→ System Guides. 2 Click the User’s Guide for your computer. The User’s Guide is also available on the optional Drivers and Utilities CD. Service Tag and Express Service Code Service Tag and Mi
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles Dell Support Website — support.dell.com from technicians, online courses, frequently NOTE: Select your region or business segment to view the asked questions appropriate support site. Community — Online discussion with other Dell customers Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such as memory, the hard drive, and the operating system Customer Care — Contact information, service call
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here Dell QuickSet Help To view Dell QuickSet Help, right-click the icon ® ® in the Microsoft Windows taskbar. For more information on Dell QuickSet, see your User’s Guide. How to reinstall my operating system Operating System CD NOTE: The Operating System CD may be optional and may not ship with your computer. The operating system is already installed on your computer. To reinstall your operating system, use the Operating System CD. See your User’s Guid
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
About Your Computer Front View 1 2 14 3 13 12 4 11 5 10 6 9 7 8 1 display latch 2 display 3 power button 4 device status lights 5 keyboard 6 touch pad 7 fingerprint reader (optional) 8 speaker 9 touch pad/track stick buttons 10 track stick 11 keyboard status lights 12 volume control buttons 13 ambient light sensor (ALS) 14 mute button NOTE: The ALS is disabled when you receive the computer. For more information about the ALS, see the computer User’s Guide. 10 Quick Reference Guide
Left Side View 2 3 4 8 1 5 6 7 9 1 air vents 2 security cable slot 3 audio connectors (2) 4 infrared sensor 5 smart card slot 6 wireless switch NOTE: For information about the functions of the wireless switch, see the computer User’s Guide. 7 Wi-Fi Catcher™ light 8 PC Card or 9 hard drive ExpressCard slot Quick Reference Guide 11
Right Side View 1 2 3 1 media bay 2 device latch release 3 USB connectors (2) 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
Bottom View 1 2 7 3 4 6 5 1 memory module cover 2 battery charge gauge 3 battery 4 battery-bay latch 5 docking-device 6 air vents releases (2) connector 7 hard drive Quick Reference Guide 13
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
Checking the Battery Charge The Dell QuickSet Battery Meter, the Microsoft Windows Power Meter window and icon, the battery charge gauge, and the low-battery warning provide information on the battery charge. Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter If Dell QuickSet is installed, press
Health Gauge The battery operating time is largely determined by the number of times it is charged. After hundreds of charge and discharge cycles, batteries lose some charge capacity, or battery health. To check the battery health, press and hold the status button on the battery charge gauge for at least 3 seconds. If no lights appear, the battery is in good condition, and more than 80 percent of its original charge capacity remains. Each light represents incremental degradation. If five lig
Replacing the Battery CAUTION: Before performing these procedures, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet and the computer, disconnect the modem from the wall connector and computer, and remove any other external cables from the computer. NOTICE: You must remove all external cables from the computer to avoid possible connector damage. CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compa
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 16). Troubleshooting Lockups and Software Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. The computer does not start up ENSURE THAT THE AC ADAPTER IS
A solid blue screen appears TURN THE COMPUTER OFF — If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press and hold the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Then restart your computer. Dell MediaDirect™ problems CHECK THE DELL MEDIADIRECT HELP FILE FOR INFORMATION — Click the question mark icon at the bottom of the Dell MediaDirect screen to access Help. TO PLAY MOVIES WITH DELL MEDIADIRECT, YOU MUST HAVE A DVD DR
SCAN THE COMPUTER FOR SPYWARE — If you are experiencing slow computer performance, you frequently receive pop-up advertisements, or you are having problems connecting to the Internet, your computer might be infected with spyware. Use an anti-virus program that includes anti-spyware protection (your program may require an upgrade) to scan the computer and remove spyware. For more information, go to support.dell.com and search for the keyword spyware. RUN THE DELL DIAGNOSTICS — See "Dell Diagn