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SETUP GUIDE Model PP35L
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. __________________ Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any ma
Contents Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop . . . . . . .5 Left Side Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Display Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . 5 Connecting the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Media, Wireless, and Power Controls . . . . . 23 Connecting the Network Cable (Optional). . . 6 Computer Base and Keyboard Features . . . 24 Using the Optical Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contents Using Support Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Returning Items for Repair Under Warranty or for Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Dell Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Before You Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 My Dell Downloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Contacting Dell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Finding More I
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop This section provides information to help you set WARNING: Do not block, push objects ™ up your Studio XPS 1640/1645/1647 laptop and into, or allow dust to accumulate in connect peripherals. the air vents. Do not place your Dell™ computer in a low-airflow environment, Before Setting Up Your Computer such as a closed briefcase, or on fabric When positioning your computer, ensure that surfaces, such as carpets or rugs, while you have easy access to a power
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop Connecting the AC Adapter Connecting the Network Cable Connect the AC adapter to the computer and (Optional) then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector. If you plan to use a wired network connection, plug in the network cable. WARNING: The AC adapter works with worldwide electrical outlets. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or incorrectly connecting the cable to a power strip or electric
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop Turning on Your Computer Using the Wireless Button To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, lightly touch the wireless symbol on the center control cover and then release. To turn on your computer, lightly press the power button on the center control cover and then release. This button allows you to quickly turn all of your ® wireless radios (Bluetooth , Wi‑Fi, and WWAN) off, such as when you are asked to disable all wireless radios on an air
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop Set Up Microsoft Windows Create System Recovery Media Your computer is preconfigured with the (Recommended) operating system you selected at the time of NOTE: It is recommended that you create a ® ® purchase. To set up Microsoft Windows for the system recovery media as soon as you set first time, follow the instructions on the screen. up Microsoft Windows. These steps are mandatory and may take some The system recovery media can be used to time to comp
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop To create a system recovery media: Connecting to the Internet 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see (Optional) “Connecting the AC Adapter” on page 6). To connect to the Internet, you need an external 2. Insert the disc or USB key in the computer. modem or network connection and an Internet 3. Click Start → Programs→ Dell DataSafe Service Provider (ISP). Local Backup. If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter 4. Click Create Recovery Media. is not
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop ® Setting Up a Wireless Connection Windows Vista NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see 1. Ensure that wireless is enabled on your the documentation that shipped with your computer (see “Using the Wireless Button” router. on page 7). 2. Save and close any open files, and exit any Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect to your open programs. wireless router. 3. Click Start → Connect To. To set up your connection to a wi
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop To set up your Internet connection: Windows Vista Windows 7 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. 2. Click Start → Control Panel. 2. Click Start → Control Panel. 3. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up 3. In the search box, type network, and then a connection or network→ Connect to the click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop • Select Custom setup, Setting Up the TV Tuner (Optional) – Follow the instructions given. NOTE: Availability of the TV tuner may vary by region. – In the Optional Setup screen, choose Configure tuners, TV signal, and Guide. You can set up the TV Tuner through the Media Center. – Click Next and confirm your region. To set up the TV Tuner for the first time: To re-setup the TV Tuner, if required: Follow this procedure if you are launching the Follow this pr
Setting Up Your Studio XPS Laptop Setting Up the 5.1 Audio Connections (Optional) To set up the 5.1 audio connections: Click Start → Control Panel→ Additional Options. Run IDT Audio Control Panel. In the Jacks tab, there are three connector icons. Follow the instructions to finish the setup. 1. Click the microphone icon, select Device: Rear Speakers, and plug your rear speaker cable to the audio in/microphone connector. 2. Click the middle headphone icon, select Device: Center/LFE Speak
Using Your Studio XPS Laptop Your computer has several indicators, 1 Hard drive activity light – Turns on buttons, and features that provide information when the computer reads or writes data. A at‑a‑glance and time‑saving shortcuts for flashing light indicates hard drive activity. common tasks. CAUTION: To avoid loss of data, Device Status Lights never turn off the computer while the hard drive activity light is flashing. ® 2 Bluetooth status light (optional) – Turns on when Bluetooth
Using Your Studio XPS Laptop To turn off Bluetooth wireless, either press the wireless symbol or right‑click the Bluetooth icon in the notification area of your desktop, and click Disable Bluetooth Radio. 3 WiFi status light – Turns on when the internal WLAN is enabled. To turn on wireless, with the computer turned on, lightly touch the wireless symbol on the center control cover and then release. WWAN status light – Turns on when 4 WWAN is enabled. To turn on wireless, with the co
Using Your Studio XPS Laptop Right Side Features 1 ExpressCard slot – Supports one ExpressCard. NOTE: Your computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the ExpressCard slot. Blanks protect 7 unused slots from dust and other 6 5 particles. Save the blank for use 4 when no ExpressCard is installed in the slot; blanks from other computers may not fit your computer. 3 2 SD/MMC - MS/Pro - xD 1 2 8-in-1 Media Card Reader – Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital
Using Your Studio XPS Laptop • Secure digital (SD) memory card 3 IEEE 1394 connector – Connects to • Secure Digital High Capacity high‑ speed serial multimedia devices, (SDHC) card such as digital video cameras. • Secure Digital Input/Output (SDIO) 4 Optical Drive – Plays or burns only card standard‑size and shape (12 cm) CDs, • Multi Media Card (MMC) and DVDs. Ensure that the side with print or writing is facing upward when • Memory Stick inserting discs. • Memory Stick PRO NOTE: Do n
Using Your Studio XPS Laptop NOTE: If the computer is turned off or 5 eSATA/USB combo connector with in sleep state while the USB device is USB PowerShare – Connects to eSATA charging, unplug the USB device and compatible storage devices (such as plug it in again to continue charging external hard drives or optical drives) or the device. USB devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, NOTE: The USB PowerShare will be printer, external drive, or MP3 player). automatically shut off when only 1