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Dell™ OptiPlex™ SX Systems
Setup and Quick
Guide de configuration et de référence rapide
Guía de instalación y de referencia rápida
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Dell™ OptiPlex™ SX Systems Setup and Quick Reference Guide Model DCT 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 “Glossary” in the User’s Guide. If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer,
Contents About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CAUTION: Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 When Using Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 When Working Inside Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Batte
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Limited Warranties and Return Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Limited Warranty for Dell-Branded Hardware Products (U.S. Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only). . . . . . . . . . 30 Limited Warranty Terms for Dell-Branded Hardware Products (Canada Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only) .
About This Guide This document contains getting started/setup; solving problems; and safety, regulatory, and warranty information about your Dell™ OptiPlex™ computer. To obtain the latest versions of the documents on your hard drive, go to the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. Regulatory Model Number and Chassis Type DCT = Ultra small form- factor (USF) computer Features Two USB slots, headphone mounting slot mounting slot (insert mounting slot (insert and microphone connectors (inse
cable cover hard-drive cover (open module bay computer cover cover to access module device locking switch) power adapter chassis-stand computer mounting plate stand 6 Setup and Quick Reference Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com
CAUTION: Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your computer and working environment from potential damage. General Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service technician. Always follow installation instructions closely. To help prevent electric shock, plug the computer and device power cables into properly grounded electrical outlets. These cables are equipped with 3-prong p
CAUTION: Safety Instructions (continued) To help protect your computer from sudden, transient increases and decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Ensure that nothing rests on your computer’s cables and that the cables are not located where they can be stepped on or tripped over. Do not push any objects into the openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out interior components
When Using Your Computer As you use your computer, observe the following safe-handling guidelines. CAUTION: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, and so on) removed. Your computer is equipped with one of the following: – A fixed-voltage power supply — Computers with a fixed-voltage power supply do not have a voltage selection switch on the back panel and operate at only one voltage (see the regulatory label
When Using Your Computer (continued) When Working Inside Your Computer Before you open the computer cover, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated. CAUTION: Do not attempt to service the computer yourself, except as explained in your online Dell™ documentation or in instructions otherwise provided to you by Dell. Always follow installation and service instructions closely. NOTICE: To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer
When Using Your Computer (continued) Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge Static electricity can harm delicate components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer’s electronic components, such as the microprocessor. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to remove any st
Getting Started/Setup CAUTION: Before performing any of the procedures listed below, read and follow the safety instructions on page 7. NOTICE: Do not turn on your computer until all setup steps are completed. Determine the Computer’s Placement and Orientation 1 NOTE: If you want to orient your computer vertically or horizontally under a desktop or tabletop, see "Attaching the Stand" on page 14 and "Attaching the Stand to the Mounting Plate" on page 19. NOTICE: Do not place your monitor o
Installing a Device in the Module Bay 2 NOTE: To locate the module device locking switch, remove the hard-drive cover. Your Dell computer ships with either a floppy drive or an airbay installed in the module bay. To install a CD, DVD, or second hard drive in the module bay, first remove the airbay and then install the device. module device locking switch Setup and Quick Reference Guide 13
Attaching the Stand 3 NOTE: If you are installing the computer under a desktop or tabletop, first attach all cables, and then attach the stand to the mounting plate (see "Attaching the Stand to the Mounting Plate" on page 19). 1 Raise the captive screw and slide the chassis stand slat into one of three mounting slots on the back of the computer. 2 When the stand is in place, tighten the screw. NOTICE: If your computer is oriented under a desktop or tabletop and is in a high-vibration envir
Connecting the AC Adapter 4 NOTE: The power adapter LED will light when the adapter is properly plugged into a wall outlet and into the computer. 1 Connect the power adapter to the connector on the back of the computer. 2 Connect the power cable to the power adapter. NOTICE: The following steps apply to Japan only. CAUTION: If you decide to connect the green ground wire to an electrical outlet, do not permit contact between the green ground wire and power leads because electrical shock, fi
Connecting External Devices 5 NOTE: Connect only one keyboard and one mouse. CAUTION: To help prevent electric shock, use only the power adapter and power cable provided, and ensure that they are plugged into a properly grounded power source. SX260 SX270 16 Setup and Quick Reference Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com
Connecting a VGA Monitor If you have a VGA monitor and a DVI connector on the back of your computer, plug the VGA-DVI adapter into the DVI connector and connect the monitor cable to the adapter as shown. Attaching the Cable Cover 6 NOTICE: If you are installing the computer under a desktop or tabletop, do not attach the cable cover until the computer is firmly attached to the mounting plate (see Step 7, "Attaching the Stand to the Mounting Plate" on page 19). NOTICE: If you use the stand o
4 Grasp the top piece of the cable cover and align the two tabs with the two slots in the computer’s back panel. 5 Insert the tabs into the slots and slide the piece toward the diagnostic lights (see the illustration). 6 Install a security device in the security cable slot (optional). security cable slot Do not place the computer face- down on the bezel 18 Setup and Quick Reference Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com