Dell SmartStep 100N user manual

User manual for the device Dell SmartStep 100N

Device: Dell SmartStep 100N
Size: 1,11 MB
Date of adding : 2013-02-28 17:51:53
Number of pages: 90
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Dell™ SmartPC™ 100N
Owner’s Manual
www.dell.com | support.dell.com

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Hints, Notices, and Cautions HINT: A HINT 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 Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 26. _______________

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Contents Safety and Use Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Caution: Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 When Using Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ergonomic Computing Habits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 When Removing or Installing Memory Modules . . . . . . . . . 13 Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Battery Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1 Setting Up Conne

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Accessing Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Power Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Video and Display Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 If the display is blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 If the display is difficult to read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 If only part of the display is readable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 So

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If You Drop or Damage Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Resolving Other Technical Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Reinstalling the Modem Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Using the Windows XP Device Driver Rollback . . . . . . . . . 43 Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities . . . . . . . 44 Using System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Creating a Restore P

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Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit . . . . . . . . . . 69 Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Regulatory Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 CE Notice (European Union) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 CE Mark Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 6 Contents

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Safety and Use Instructions Caution: Safety Instructions The following information defines the meaning of additional symbols used only in "Safety and Use Instructions." Risk of explosion Aircraft Risk of fire Use of this feature may be prohibited on aircraft Risk of electric shock Caution: General (Safety Instructions, continued) � Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are an authorized service technician. Always follow installation instructions closely. � If you use an

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� 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 portable 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 not use your

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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.

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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

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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

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� When traveling, do not place the computer in overhead storage compartments where it could slide around. Do not drop your computer or subject it to other mechanical shocks. � Protect your computer, battery, and hard drive from environmental hazards such as dirt, dust, food, liquids, temperature extremes, and overexposure to sunlight. � When you move your computer between environments with very different temperature and/or humidity ranges, condensation may form on or within the computer. T

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Ergonomic Computing Habits CAUTION: Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury. CAUTION: Viewing the display or external monitor screen for extended periods of time may result in eye strain. For comfort and efficiency, observe the ergonomic guidelines in the Tell Me How help file when setting up and using your computer (see "Accessing Help" on page 26). When Removing or Installing Memory Modules Before removing or installing memory modules, perform the following steps in the

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As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an I/O connector to remove any static charge your body may have accumulated. You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD): � When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, do not remove the component from the antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the component. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging, be sure to discharge static e

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SECTION 1 Setting Up Connecting a Printer Transferring Information to a New Computer ® (Windows XP Only) Setting Up a Home and Office Network (Windows XP Only) Turning Off the Computer Power Protection Devices

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Connecting a Printer See the documentation that came with the printer for any recommended preparation procedures, such as: � Removing the packaging � Installing the toner or ink cartridge � Loading paper Then follow the instructions that came with the printer to connect it to the computer. If no information is provided, see the following sections. HINT: For complete Parallel Printer printer driver installation 1 Turn off the computer (see page 20). instructions, refer to your printer docume

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screws (2) parallel connector on computer parallel connector on printer clips (2) parallel printer cable notches (2) 3 Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. If the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel. 4 Install the printer driver if necessary (see page 18). USB Printer 1 Install the printer driver if necessary (see page 18). HINT: You can connect USB devices while the 2 Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connector on the computer computer is turned on.

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USB connector on back of computer USB connector on printer USB printer cable Installing the Printer Driver If you need to install a printer driver, insert the installation CD into the CD drive. Then follow the prompts on the screen and use the instructions that came with the printer. If your printer installation CD does not automatically run, click the Start button, click Run, and type x:\setup.exe (where x is the letter of your CD drive [usually drive D]). Then click OK and follow the pr

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Transferring Information to a New ® Computer (Windows XP Only) Windows XP provides a Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to move data such as e-mails, window sizes, toolbar settings, and Internet bookmarks, from one computer to another. First you collect the data from the source computer, and then you import the data to the new computer. If the source computer uses another Windows operating system, you can launch the wizard from the Windows XP Operating System CD or from a floppy disk creat

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HINT: Selecting the This 4 Complete the checklist and required preparations, and then return to computer connects the Network Setup Wizard. directly to the Internet 5 Follow the instructions on the screen. connection method enables the integrated firewall provided with Windows XP. Turning Off the Computer NOTICE: To prevent data loss, you must turn off your computer through the Start menu rather than by pressing the power button. HINT: If you are having 1 Save and close any open files


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