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Dell Precision™ Mobile Workstation M50
System Information Guide
Guide d'information sur le système
Informazioni di sistema
Guía de información del sistema
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Dell Precision™ Mobile Workstation M50 System Information Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com
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 Gui
Contents Safety and EMC Instructions: Mobile Workstation Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Caution: Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 EMC Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 When Using Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ergonomic Computing Habits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge . . . . . . . . . . 13 Finding Information and Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety and EMC Instructions: Mobile Workstation Computers The following information defines the meaning of additional symbols used only in the Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Instructions. Risk of explosion Aircraft Risk of fire Use of this feature may be prohibited on aircraft Risk of electric shock Caution: Safety Instructions General Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are an authorized service technician. Always follow installation instructions cl
The AC adapter may become hot during normal operation of your computer. Use care when handling the adapter during or immediately after operation. Do not allow your mobile workstation computer to operate with the base resting directly on exposed skin for extended periods of time. The surface temperature of the base will rise during normal operation (particularly when AC power is present). Allowing sustained contact with exposed skin can cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn. Do no
Caution: Power (Safety Instructions, continued) Use only the Dell-provided AC adapter approved for use with this computer. Use of another AC adapter may cause a fire or explosion. Before you connect the computer to an electrical outlet, check the AC adapter voltage rating to ensure that the required voltage and frequency match the available power source. To remove power from the computer, turn it off, remove the battery pack, and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
Caution: Battery (Safety Instructions, continued) Use only Dell battery modules that are approved for use with this computer. Use of other types may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Do not carry a battery pack in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects (such as car keys or paper clips) could short-circuit the battery terminals. The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely high temperatures and may result in damage to the battery pack or cause fire
Caution: Air Travel (Safety Instructions, continued) Certain Federal Aviation Administration regulations and/or airline-specific restrictions may apply to the operation of your Dell™ computer while you are on board an aircraft. For example, such regulations/restrictions may prohibit the use of any personal electronic device (PED) that has the capacity for intentional transmission of radio frequency or other electromagnetic signals while on an aircraft. – In order to best comply with all
When Using Your Computer Observe the following safe-handling guidelines to prevent damage to your computer: When setting up the computer for work, place it on a level surface. When traveling, do not check the computer as baggage. You can put your computer through an X-ray security machine, but never put your computer through a metal detector. If you have the computer checked by hand, be sure to have a charged battery available in case you are asked to turn on the computer. When trave
Handle components with care. Hold a component such as a memory module by its edges, not its pins. When preparing to remove a memory module from the system board or disconnect a peripheral device from the computer, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter cable, and then wait 5 seconds before proceeding to help avoid possible damage to the system board. Clean the display with a soft, clean cloth and commercial window cleaner that does not contain wax or abrasives. Apply the cle
When using an external monitor with your computer, set the monitor at a comfortable viewing distance (usually 510 to 610 millimeters [20 to 24 inches] from your eyes). Make sure the monitor screen is at eye level or slightly lower when you are sitting in front of the monitor. Use a chair that provides good lower-back support. Keep your forearms horizontal with your wrists in a neutral, comfortable position while using the keyboard, touch pad, track stick, or external mouse. Always
wrists relaxed and flat computer positioned directly in front of user arms at desk level Before removing or installing memory modules, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated. NOTICE: The only time you should ever access the inside of your computer is when you are installing memory modules. NOTICE: Wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before disconnecting a peripheral device or removing a memory module to help prevent possible damage to the system board. System I
1 Turn off your computer and any attached peripherals. 2 Disconnect your computer and peripherals from electrical outlets to reduce the potential for personal injury or shock. Also, disconnect any telephone or telecommunication lines from the computer. 3 Remove the main battery from the battery compartment and, if necessary, the secondary battery from the module bay. 4 Ground yourself by touching the unpainted metal surface of the I/O panel on the back of the computer. While you work, perio
Finding Information and Assistance The following table lists the resources that Dell provides as support tools. Additional resources may be shipped with your computer. Resources and Support Tools Resource Contents Using the Resource User’s guides for your Depending on your operating system, double-click the computer and devices User’s Guides icon on your desktop, or click the Start button and then select Help and Support to access the documentation stored on your hard drive. Obtain informati
Resource Contents Using the Resource Operating System CD To reinstall your operating system, use the Operating System CD that came with your computer. NOTE: The Operating System CD may not include all the latest drivers for your computer. If you reinstall your operating system, use the Drivers and Utilities CD to reinstall drivers for the devices shipped with your computer. For more information about installing your operating ® ® system, see the Dell-installed Microsoft Windows Setup Guid
Resource Contents Using the Resource Dell Premier Support website Go to premiersupport.dell.com: Service call status The Dell Premier Support website is customized for Top technical issues by corporate, government, and education customers. product This service may not be available in all regions. Frequently asked questions by product number Customized service tags System configuration detail Setting Up Your Computer 1 Unpack the accessories box. 2 Set aside the contents of the acces
4 Open the computer display and press the power button to turn on the computer. Power Button NOTE: Do not dock the computer until it has been turned on and shut down at least once. About Your Computer Front View CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Doing so can damage the computer or cause a fire. 18 System Information Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com