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Quick Reference Guide
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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 User’s Guide. NOTE: Some features may not be available for y
Contents Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 About Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Left View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Right View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Back View . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding Information NOTE: Some features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries. NOTE: Additional information may ship with your computer. What Are You Looking For? Find It Here A diagnostic program for my computer Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as ResourceCD) Drivers for my computer Documentation and drivers are already installed on your My computer documentation computer. You can use the CD to reinstall drivers, run the Dell Diagnostics, or access your d
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here Warranty information Dell™ Product Information Guide Terms and Conditions (U.S. only) Safety instructions Regulatory information Ergonomics information End User License Agreement How to remove and replace parts User’s Guide ® ® Specifications Microsoft Windows XP Help and Support Center How to configure system settings 1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support. How to troubleshoot and solve problems 2 Click User’s and system gu
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles Dell Support Website — support.dell.com from technicians, online courses, frequently asked NOTE: Select your region to view the appropriate support questions site. Community — Online discussion with other Dell NOTE: Corporate, government, and education customers customers can also use the customized Dell Premier Support website Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such at premier.sup
What Are You Looking For? Find It Here How to use Windows XP Windows Help and Support Center Documentation for my computer 1 Click the Start button and click Help and Support. Documentation for devices (such as a modem) 2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and click the arrow icon. 3 Click the topic that describes your problem. 4 Follow the instructions on the screen. How to reinstall my operating system Operating System CD The operating system is already installed on you
3 Connect the AC adapter to the AC adapter connector on the computer and to the electrical outlet. 4 Open the computer display and press the power button to turn on the computer. Quick Reference Guide 9
About Your Computer Front View display keyboard touch pad touch pad buttons (2) device and keyboard status lights Secure Digital memory slot 10 Quick Reference Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com
Left View 1394 connector audio connectors AC adapter video powered USB connector connector connector Right View network connector modem connector CompactFlash USB power button card slot connector Back View security cable slot Quick Reference Guide 11
Bottom View battery-bay latch battery charge gauge battery releases (2) speaker Using a Battery Battery Performance CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. 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, opera
Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions. Operating time is significantly reduced when you perform operations including, but not limited to, the following: Using wireless communications devices or USB devices Using high-brightness display settings, 3D screen savers, or other power-intensive programs such as 3D games Running the computer in maximum performance mode NOTE: It is recommended that you connect your computer to an electrical outlet when writing to a CD
The following icons appear in the Battery Meter window: The computer or docking device is running on battery power. The computer is connected to AC power and the battery is charging. The computer is connected to AC power and the battery is fully charged. For more information about QuickSet, right-click the icon in the taskbar, and click Help. ® ® Microsoft Windows Power Meter The Windows Power Meter indicates the remaining battery charge. To check the Power Meter, double-click the icon on the
Health Gauge The battery operating time is largely determined by the number of times it is charged. After hundreds of charge and discharge cycles, batteries lose some charge capacity, or battery health. To check the battery health, press and hold the status button on the battery charge gauge for at least 3 seconds. If no lights appear, the battery is in good condition, and more than 80 percent of its original charge capacity remains. Each light represents incremental degradation. If five lig
Removing a Battery CAUTION: Before performing these procedures, disconnect the modem from the telephone wall jack. 1 Ensure that the computer is turned off or connected to an electrical outlet. 2 Slide and hold the battery-bay latch releases on the bottom of the computer, and then remove the battery from the bay. latch releases (2) Installing a Battery Slide the battery into the bay until the latch releases click. 16 Quick Reference Guide www.dell.com | support.dell.com
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 before you use it. Solving Problems Notebook System Software (NSS) If you reinstall the operating system for your Dell™ computer, it is also recommended to reinstall the NSS utility. The utility is available on the optional Drivers and Utilities CD and on the Dell Support website at support.del
A program stops responding END THE PROGRAM — 1 Press
Other software problems CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION — Ensure that the program is compatible with the operating system installed on your computer. Ensure that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the software. See the software documentation for information. Ensure that the program is installed and configured properly. Verify that the device drivers do not conflict with the program.
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive. NOTE: If your computer cannot display a screen image, contact Dell. 1 Shut down the computer. 2 Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press