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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 online User’s Guide. If you purchased a Dell™ n Series comp
Contents Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 About Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Left Side View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Right Side View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using a Battery . . . . .
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 Drivers and Utilities Media computer NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities media may be optional Drivers for my computer and may not ship with your computer. My device documentation Documentation and dri
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here How to remove and replace parts Dell™ Latitude™ User’s Guide Specifications Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center How to configure system 1 Click Start or → Help and Support→ Dell settings User and System Guides→ System Guides. How to troubleshoot and solve 2 Click the User’s Guide for your computer. problems ® ® Service Tag and Express Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License Service Code These labels are located on your computer. Mic
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here Solutions — Troubleshooting Dell Support Website — support.dell.com hints and tips, articles from NOTE: Select your region or business segment to view technicians, online courses, the appropriate support site. and frequently asked questions 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, servic
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here Notebook System Software To download Notebook System Software: (NSS) — If you reinstall the 1 Go to support.dell.com, select your region or operating system for your business segment, and enter your Service Tag. computer, you should also 2 Select Drivers & Downloads and click Go. reinstall the NSS utility. NSS 3 Click your operating system and search for the provides critical updates for keyword Notebook System Software. your operating system and
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here Information on network Dell QuickSet Help activity, the Power To view Dell QuickSet Help, right-click the Management Wizard, hotkeys, ® ® QuickSet icon in the Microsoft Windows and other items controlled by taskbar. Dell QuickSet. For more information on Dell QuickSet, see "Dell™ QuickSet" in your online User’s Guide. How to reinstall my operating Operating System Media system NOTE: The Operating System media may be optional and may not ship with
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 c
About Your Computer Front View 1 11 2 10 9 3 8 7 6 4 5 1 display latch 5 touch pad buttons 9 speakers 2 display 6 track stick buttons 10 ambient light sensor 3 device status lights 7 track stick 11 keyboard and network status lights 4 touch pad 8 keyboard Quick Reference Guide 11
Left Side View 4 1 2 3 6 5 1 security cable slot 3 headphone connector 5 Smart Card slot 2 microphone 4 PC Card slot 6 Secure Digital memory connector card slot Right Side 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. 2 3 1 1 air vents 2 wireless switch 3 power button 12 Quick
Back View 12 3 4 5 6 7 1 network connector 4 video connector 7 AC adapter connector (RJ-45) 2 modem connector 5 powered USB (RJ-11) connector 3 USB connectors (2) 6 IEEE 1394 Connector 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. Quick Reference Guide 13
Bottom View 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 1 battery 3 battery-bay latch 5 air vents release (2) 2 battery charge gauge 4 "memory module/WLAN 6 docking device slot Mini-Card cover" on page 21 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 m
NOTE: Because the battery may not be fully charged, use the AC adapter to connect your new computer to an electrical outlet the first time you use the computer. For best results, operate the computer with the AC adapter until the battery is fully charged. To view battery charge status, check the Power Meter in Power Options. See "Accessing Power Options Properties" on page 18. NOTE: Battery operating time (the time the battery can hold a charge) decreases over time. Depending on how ofte
CAUTION: Do not dispose of batteries with household waste. When your battery no longer holds a charge, call your local waste disposal or environmental agency for advice on disposing of a lithium-ion battery. See "Battery Disposal" in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: Misuse of the battery may increase the risk of fire or chemical burn. Do not puncture, incinerate, disassemble, or expose the battery to temperatures above 65°C (149°F). Keep the battery away from children. Handle damag
Check the Battery Charge To check the battery charge, press and release the status button on the battery charge gauge to illuminate the charge-level lights. Each light represents approximately 20 percent of the total battery charge. For example, if the battery has 80 percent of its charge remaining, four of the lights are on. If no lights appear, the battery has no charge. Check the Battery Health NOTE: You can check battery health in one of two ways: by using the charge gauge on the batte
Accessing Power Options Properties Windows XP Click the Start button, point to Control Panel→ Performance and Maintenance, and then click Power Options Windows Vista Click the Windows Vista Start button , click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click Power Options. Charging the Battery When you connect the computer to an electrical outlet or install a battery while the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the computer checks the battery charge and temperature. I
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. To remove the battery: 1 If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your dock
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 (see "Charging the Battery" on page 18). 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 CHECK THE DIAGNOSTIC LIGHTS ENSURE THAT THE POW