Dell Inspiron P11S series user manual

User manual for the device Dell Inspiron P11S series

Device: Dell Inspiron P11S series
Size: 1,59 MB
Date of adding : 2013-04-01 18:05:56
Number of pages: 90
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INSPIRON
SETUP GUIDE

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™ INSPIRON SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P11S series Regulatory type: P11S001

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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. ™ ® ® If you purchased a Dell n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft Windows operating systems are not applicable. __________________ Info

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Contents Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop. . . . . . . . . .5 Back View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Front View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . 5 Connect the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Status Lights and Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Connect the Network Cable (Optional) . . . . . 7 Computer Base and Keyboard Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Contents Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Automated Order-Status Service . . . . . . . . . 68 Lockups and Software Problems . . . . . . . . . 47 Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Returning Items for Repair Under Using Support Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Warranty or for Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Dell Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Before You Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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INSPIRON Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about setting WARNING: Do not block, push objects ™ ™ up your Dell Inspiron laptop. into, or allow dust to accumulate in ™ the air vents. Do not place your Dell Before Setting Up Your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, or on fabric Computer surfaces, such as carpets or rugs, while When positioning your computer, ensure that it is powered on. Restricting the airflow you allow easy

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into an electrical outlet or surge protector. WARNING: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or permanent damage to your computer. 6

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the Network Cable (Optional) To use a wired network connection, connect the network cable. 7

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Press the Power Button 8

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Set Up the Operating System Your computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase. Set Up Microsoft Windows ® ® To set up Microsoft Windows for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are mandatory and may take some time to complete. The Windows setup screens will take you through several procedures including accepting license agreements, setting preferences, and setting up an Internet connecti

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Create System Recovery Media (Recommended) NOTE: It is recommended that you create a system recovery media as soon as you set up Microsoft Windows. The system recovery media can be used to restore your computer to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer, while preserving data files (without the need of the Operating System disc). You can use the system recovery media if changes to the hardware, software, drivers, or other system settings

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To create a system recovery media: 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see “Connect the AC Adapter” on page 6). 2. Insert the disc or USB key in the computer. 3. Click Start → Programs→ Dell DataSafe Local Backup. 4. Click Create Recovery Media. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. NOTE: For information on using the system recovery media, see “System Recovery Media” on page 61. 11

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Install the SIM Card (Optional) NOTE: Installing a SIM card is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet. Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card on your computer allows you to connect to the Internet. To access the Internet you must be within the network of your cellular service provider. To install the SIM card: 1. Turn off your computer. 2. Remove the battery (see “Removing and Replacing the Battery” on page 38). 3. In th

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop 1 SIM card slot 2 SIM card 3 battery bay 2 3 1 13

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional) 14

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop NOTE: The wireless feature is available on your computer only if you ordered a WLAN card at the time of purchase. For more information on the cards supported by your computer, see “Specifications” on page 76. To enable or disable wireless: 1. Ensure that your computer is turned on. 2. Press the wireless key on the keyboard. The current wireless status is displayed on the screen. Wireless enabled Wireless disabled 3. Press the wireless key again to toggle

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the External Optical Drive (Optional) NOTE: Your computer does not have an internal optical drive. Use an external optical drive for procedures that involve discs. Connect the external optical drive to the USB connectors on your computer. 16

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Set Up the TV Tuner Connect to the Internet (Optional) (Optional) NOTE: Availability of the TV tuner may vary To connect to the Internet, you need an external by region. modem or network connection and an Internet Service Provider (ISP). To set up the TV tuner for the first time: If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter 1. Click Start → All Programs→ Windows is not a part of your original order, you can Media Center. purchase one at www.dell.com. 2. Follow

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Setting Up a Wired Connection Setting Up a Wireless Connection • If you are using a dial-up connection, NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see connect the telephone line to the optional the documentation that shipped with your external USB modem and to the telephone router. wall connector before you set up your Before you can use your wireless Internet Internet connection. connection, you need to connect to your • If you are using a DSL or cable/satellit


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