SETUP GUIDE INSPIRON ™..
SETUP GUIDE Regulatory Model: D02U series Regulatory Type: D02U001 and D02U002 INSPIRON ™..
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. © 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used..
3 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop . . . . . . . .5 Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . 5 Connect the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Connect the Keyboard and Mouse. . . . . . . . . 8 Connect the Power Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Connect the Network Cable (Optional) . . . . 10 Press the Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Set Up the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connect to the Internet (Optional) . . . . . . . . 14 Using Your Inspiron Desktop . . . . . . . . . . .18 Front View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...
4 Contents Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Technical Support and Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 DellConnect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Online Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Automated Order‑Status Service . . . . . . . . . 55 Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Returning Items for Repair Under Warranty or for Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Before You Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Contacting..
5 This section provides information about setting up your Inspiron ™ 300/400. WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Before Setting Up Your Computer When positioning your computer, ensure that you allow easy access to a power source, adequate ventilation, and a level surface to place your computer. Restricting airflow around your computer may cause it to overheat. To prevent ov..
6 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Display Inspiron 300: Connect the display using the integrated VGA connector. Inspiron 400: Connect the display using the integrated VGA connector or the HDMI connector. For better performance it is recommended that you connect the display using the HDMI connector. You can purchase the HDMI‑to‑DVI adapter and additional HDMI cables on the Dell website at www.dell.com . Use the appropriate cable based on the connectors available on your computer and display. Refer to the following table to identify the connectors on your computer and display..
7 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connection Type Computer Cable Display VGA‑to‑VGA (VGA cable) HDMI‑to‑HDMI (HDMI cable) HDMI‑to‑DVI (HDMI‑to‑DVI adapter + DVI cable)..
8 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Keyboard and Mouse Connect the USB keyboard and mouse to the USB connectors on the back panel of the computer...
9 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Power Cable..
10 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Network Cable (Optional)..
11 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop A network connection is not required to complete your computer setup, but if you have an existing network or Internet connection that uses a cable connection (such as a broadband device or Ethernet jack), you can connect it now. NOTE: Use only an Ethernet cable to connect to the network connector (RJ45 connector). Do not plug a telephone cable (RJ11 connector) into the network connector. To connect your computer to a network or a broadband device, connect one end of the network cable to the network port or the broadband device. Connect the other end of th..
12 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Press the Power Button..
13 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Set Up the Operating System Your Dell 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 connection. CAUTION: Do not interrupt the operating system’s setup process. Doing so may render ..
14 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect to the Internet (Optional) To connect to the Internet, you need an external modem or network connection and an Internet service provider (ISP). If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter is not part of your original order, you can purchase one from the Dell website at www.dell.com . Setting Up a Wired Connection If you are using a dial‑up connection, connect • the telephone line to the optional external USB modem and to the telephone wall jack before you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite • modem connect..
15 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Setting Up a Wireless Connection NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see the documentation that shipped with your router. Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect to your wireless router. To set up your connection to a wireless router: Windows XP Save and close any open files, and exit any 1. open programs. Click 2. Start → Control Panel . Click 3. Network Connections. Under 4. Network Connections, click Create a New Connection. Follow the instructions on the screen to 5. complete the setup. Windows Vista ® Save and c..
16 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Setting Up Your Internet Connection ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact your ISP for offerings available in your country. If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try connecting again later. Have your ISP information ready. If you do not have an ISP, the Connect to the Internet wizard can help you get one. To setup your Internet connection: Windows XP Save and close any open files, and exit any 1. open programs. Click..
17 Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP. Select the appropriate option under 8. How do you want to connect to the Internet? , and then click Next . Use the setup information provided by your 9. ISP to complete the setup. Windows Vista NOTE: The following instructions are applicable to the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell ™ computer to the Windows classic view. Save and close any open files, and exit any 1. open programs. Click 2. Start → Control Panel . Click 3. Network and Internet..
18 Using Your Inspiron Desktop This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron ™ desktop. Front View Features 3 1 2 4 5 INSPIRON..
19 Using Your Inspiron Desktop 1 Optical drive (optional) — Plays or records only standard‑size (12 cm) CDs, DVDs, and Blu‑ray Discs. 2 Optical drive eject button — Opens the optical drive disc tray when pressed. 3 4-in-1 Memory card reader — Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, videos, and documents stored on the following digital memory cards: Secure Digital (SD) memory card • Mini Secure Digital • memory card Micro SD/SDHC • memory card 4 USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connects to USB devices that are connected occasionally such as memor..
20 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Top View Features 1..
21 Using Your Inspiron Desktop 1 Power button and light — Turns the power on or off when pressed. The light in the center of this button indicates the power state: Off — The computer is either turned off, in hibernate mode, or is not receiving power. • Solid white — The computer is on. • Solid amber — The computer is in sleep state or there is a problem with the system board. • Blinking amber — Indicates a problem with the system board or the power supply. • NOTE: For information on power problems, see “Power Problems” on page 33...
22 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Back View Features Inspiron 300 3 4 5 6 2 9 1 7 8 Inspiron 400 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 4 3 5 6..
23 Using Your Inspiron Desktop 1 AC adapter connector — Connects to the AC adapter to power the computer. 2 Hard drive activity light — Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. A blinking white light indicates hard drive activity. CAUTION: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the hard drive activity light is blinking. 3 Top cover release button — Opens the cover of the computer. 4 VGA connector — Connects video devices such as a monitor or projector. 5 Network connector and light — Connects your computer to a network or broadband device. 6 Security cabl..
24 Using Your Inspiron Desktop 9 USB 2.0 connectors (2) — Connects to USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, printer, external drive, or MP3 player. 10 eSATA connectors (2) — Connects to external SATA and eSATA storage devices. 11 HDMI connector — Connects to a TV for both 2.1 audio and video signals. NOTE: When both HDMI and line out connectors are connected, audio is routed through the analog connectors and not through the HDMI connector...
25 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Software Features NOTE: For more information about the features described in this section, see the Dell Technology Guide available on your hard drive or on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals . Productivity and Communication You can use your computer to create presentations, brochures, greeting cards, fliers, and spreadsheets. You can also edit and view digital photographs and images. Check your purchase order for software installed on your computer. After connecting to the Internet, you can access websites, setup an e‑mail account, and uplo..
26 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Customizing the Desktop You can customize your desktop to change the appearance, resolution, wallpaper, screensaver, or other features of your desktop. To customize the desktop: Windows ® XP Right‑click an open area of the desktop to 1. access the display properties window. Click 2. Properties , to open the Display Properties window and learn more about your customization options. Windows Vista ® Right‑click an open area of the desktop. 1. Click 2. Personalize , to open the Personalize appearance and sounds window and learn more about your customization ..
27 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Customizing Your Energy Settings You can use the power options in your operating system to configure the power settings on your computer. The Microsoft ® Windows ® operating system installed on your Dell computer provides the following options: Windows Vista Dell Recommended • — Offers full performance when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity. Power saver • — Saves power on your computer by reducing system performance to maximize the life of the computer and by reducing the amount of energy consumed by your computer over its life..
28 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Transferring Information to a New Computer Windows XP NOTE: The following steps are applicable for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view. Click 1. Start → All Programs → Accessories → System Tools → Files and Settings Transfer Wizard . Follow the instructions on the 2. Files and Settings Transfer Wizard . Windows Vista NOTE: The following steps are applicable for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell ™ computer to the Windows Classic view. Click 1. S..
29 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Backing Up Your Data It is recommended that you periodically back up files and folders on your computer. To back up files: Windows XP Click 1. Start → All Programs → Accessories → System Tools → Backup . Follow the instructions on the 2. Backup or Restore wizard. Windows Vista Click 1. Start → Control Panel → System and Maintenance → Back Up and Restore Center → Back up files . If the 2. User Account Control window appears, click Continue . NOTE: Certain editions of Windows Vista provide an option to back up your computer. Follow the instructio..
30 Using Your Inspiron Desktop Dell Dock The Dell Dock is a group of icons that provides easy access to frequently‑used applications, files, and folders. You can personalize the Dock by: Adding or removing icons • Grouping related icons into categories • Changing the color and location of the Dock • Changing the behavior of the icons • Add a Category Right‑click the Dock, click 1. Add → Category . The Add/Edit Category window appears. Enter a title for the category in the 2. Title field. Select an icon for the category from the 3. Select an image: box. Click 4. Save . Add an I..
31 Solving Problems This section provides troubleshooting information for your computer. If you cannot solve your problem using the following guidelines, see “Using Support Tools” on page 38 or “Contacting Dell” on page 59. Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start‑up if there are errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. Write down the beep code and contact Dell (see “Contacting Dell” on page 59). Beep Code Possible Problem One Possible motherboard failure ‑ BIOS ROM checksum failure Two No RAM detected NOTE..
32 Solving Problems Network Problems Wireless Connections If the network connection is lost — The wireless router is offline or wireless has been disabled on the computer. Check your wireless router to ensure it is • powered on and connected to your data source (cable modem or network hub). Re‑establish your connection to the • wireless router. See “Settting Up a Wireless Connection” on page 15. Wired Connections If the network connection is lost — Check the cable to ensure it is plugged in • and not damaged. Check the status of the network activity and • link integrity li..
33 Solving Problems Link integrity light: Off — The computer is not detecting a • physical connection to the network or a good connection exists between a 10‑Mbps network and the computer. Solid green — A good connection exists • between a 100‑Mbps network and the computer. Solid orange — A good connection exists • between a 1000‑Mbps network and the computer. NOTE: The network activity and the link integrity light on the network connector is only for the wired cable connection. The network activity and the link integrity light do not provide status for wireless connection..
34 Solving Problems If the power light is solid white and there is no display — The display may not be connected, powered on, or the appropriate input signal source has not been selected. Ensure that the display is properly connected and the appropriate input signal source has been selected. Turn the display off, then back on. If the power light is solid amber — The computer is in sleep state. Press a • key on the keyboard, move the mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation. There may be a problem with either the • system board or the power supply. For assistance, ..
35 Solving Problems Memory Problems If you receive an insufficient memory message — Save and close any open files and exit any • open programs you are not using to see if that resolves the problem. See the software documentation for • minimum memory requirements. If necessary, install additional memory (see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals ). Reseat the memory modules (see the • Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals ) to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the memory. If you experienc..
36 Solving Problems Lockups and Software Problems If the computer does not start up — Ensure that the AC adapter cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet. If a program stops responding — End the program: Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. 1. Click 2. Applications . Click the program that is no longer 3. responding Click 4. End Task . If a program crashes repeatedly — Check the software documentation. If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program. NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentatio..
37 Solving Problems In the welcome screen, click 2. Next . Follow the instructions on the screen. 3. Windows Vista ® Click 1. Start → Control Panel → Programs → Use an older program with this version of Windows . In the welcome screen, click 2. Next . Follow the instructions on the screen. 3. Windows 7 Click 1. Start . In the search box, type 2. Use an older program with this version of Windows and press <Enter>. Follow the instructions on the 3. Program Compatibility wizard. If you have other software problems — Back up your files immediately. • Use a virus‑scanning prog..
38 Using Support Tools Dell Support Center The Dell Support Center helps you find the service, support, and system‑specific information you need. To launch the application, click the icon in the taskbar. The Dell Support Center home page displays your computer’s model number, service tag, express service code, and service contact information. The home page also provides links to access: Self Help (Troubleshooting, Security, System Performance, Network/Internet, Backup/ Recovery, and Windows operating system) Alerts (technical support alerts relevant to your computer) Assistance from Del..
39 Using Support Tools System Messages If your computer has an issue or error, it may display a System Message that will help you identify the cause and action needed to resolve the issue. NOTE: If the message you received is not listed in the following examples, see the documentation for either the operating system or the program that was running when the message appeared. Alert! Previous attempts at booting this system have failed at checkpoint [nnnn]. For help in resolving this problem, please note this checkpoint and contact Dell Technical Support — The computer failed to complete the..
40 Using Support Tools Keyboard failure — Replace keyboard or check the cable for loose connection. No boot device available — No bootable partition on hard drive, the hard drive cable is loose, or no bootable device exists. If the hard drive is your boot device, ensure • that the cables are connected and that the drive is installed properly and partitioned as a boot device. Enter system setup and ensure that the boot • sequence information is correct. See the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals . No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system bo..
41 Using Support Tools Hardware Troubleshooter If a device is either not detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured, you can use the Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the incompatibility. To start the Hardware Troubleshooter: Click 1. Start → Help and Support . Type 2. hardware troubleshooter in the search field and press <Enter> to start the search. In the search results, select the option that 3. best describes the problem and follow the remaining troubleshooting steps. Dell Diagnostics If you experience a problem with your computer, perf..
42 Using Support Tools Starting 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 (see “Contacting Dell” on page 59). Ensure that the computer is connected to an 1. electrical outlet that is known to be working properly. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the DELL 3. ™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately. Select Diagnostics from the boot menu and press <Enter>. NOTE: If you wait too long and the operating system logo..
43 Using Support Tools If you are experiencing memory issues, c. press <y> otherwise press <n>. The following message is displayed “Booting Dell Diagnostic Utility Partition. Press any key to continue.” Press any key to go to the d. Choose An Option window. If PSA is not invoked: Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive and to go to the Choose An Option window. Select the test you want to run. 4. If a problem is encountered during a test, 5. a message appears with an error code and a description of the problem. Wri..
44 Using Support Tools NOTE: The next steps change the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start‑up, the computer boots according to the devices specified in the system setup program. When the boot device list appears, highlight 3. CD/DVD/CD-RW and press <Enter>. Select the 4. Boot from CD-ROM option from the menu that appears and press <Enter>. Type 5. 1 to start the CD menu and press <Enter> to proceed. Select 6. Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer. Select the..
45 You can restore your operating system in the following ways: System • Restore returns your computer to an earlier operating state without affecting data files. Use System Restore as the first solution for restoring your operating system and preserving data files. Dell Factory Image Restore returns your hard • drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. This procedure permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs installed after you received the computer. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your op..
46 Restoring Your Operating System System Restore The Windows operating systems provide a System Restore option which allows you to restore your computer to an earlier operating state (without affecting data files) if changes to the hardware, software, or other system settings have left the computer in an undesirable operating state. Any changes that System Restore makes to your computer are completely reversible. CAUTION: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. NOTE: The procedures in this document are applicable for the Win..
47 Restoring Your Operating System In the event that System Restore did not resolve the issue, you may undo the last system restore. Undoing the Last System Restore NOTE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all open files, and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete. Windows XP Click 1. Start → All Programs → Accessories → System Tools → System Restore . In the welcome screen, click 2. Restore my computer to an earlier time . Follow the instructions on the screen. 3. Windows Vista or Win..
48 Restoring Your Operating System Dell Factory Image Restore CAUTION: Using Dell Factory Image Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before using this option. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only if System Restore did not resolve your operating system problem. NOTE: Dell Factory Image Restore may not be available in certain countries or on certain computers. Use Dell Factory Image Restore only as the last method to restore your operating system. This option restores..
49 Restoring Your Operating System Select a keyboard layout and click 4. Next . To access the recovery options, log on as a 5. local user. To access the command prompt, type administrator in the User name field, then click OK . Click 6. Dell Factory Image Restore . The Dell Factory Image Restore welcome screen appears. NOTE: Depending upon your configuration, you may need to select Dell Factory Tools , then Dell Factory Image Restore . Click 7. Next . The Confirm Data Deletion screen appears. NOTE: If you do not want to proceed with Factory Image Restore, click Cancel . Click the check box ..
50 Restoring Your Operating System Operating System Reinstallation Before You Begin If you are considering reinstalling the Microsoft ® Windows ® operating system to correct a problem with a newly installed driver, first try using Windows Device Driver Rollback. To roll back the device driver: Windows XP Click 1. Start . Right‑click 2. My Computer . Click 3. Properties → Hardware → Device Manager . Right‑click the device for which the new 4. driver was installed, and click Properties . Click the 5. Drivers tab → Roll Back Drive r. Windows Vista or Windows 7 Click 1. Start . Righ..
51 Restoring Your Operating System To reinstall Windows, you need the following items: Dell • Operating System disc Dell • Drivers and Utilities disc NOTE: The Dell Drivers and Utilities disc contains drivers that were installed during the assembly of the computer. Use the Dell Drivers and Utilities disc to load any required drivers. Depending on the region from which you ordered your computer, or whether you requested the disc, the Dell Drivers and Utilities disc and Operating System disc may not ship with your computer. Reinstalling Microsoft ® Windows ® The reinstallation process c..
52 If you experience a problem with your computer, you can complete the following steps to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem: See “Solving Problems” on page 1. 31 for information and procedures that pertain to the problem your computer is experiencing. See “Dell Diagnostics” on page 2. 41 for procedures on how to run Dell Diagnostics. Fill out the “Diagnostic Checklist” on 3. page 58. Use Dell’s extensive suite of online services 4. available at Dell Support ( support.dell.com ) for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures. See “Online Services” on page 54..
53 Getting Help Technical Support and Customer Service Dell’s support service is available to answer your questions about Dell hardware. Our support staff uses computer‑based diagnostics to provide fast, accurate answers. To contact Dell’s support service, see “Before You Call” on page 57 and then see the contact information for your region or go to support.dell.com . DellConnect DellConnect ™ is a simple online access tool that allows a Dell service and support associate to access your computer through a broadband connection, diagnose your problem, and repair it all under your ..
54 Getting Help Online Services You can learn about Dell products and services on the following websites: www.dell.com • www.dell.com/ap • (Asian/Pacific countries only) www.dell.com/jp • (Japan only) www.euro.dell.com • (Europe only) www.dell.com/la • (Latin American and Caribbean countries) www.dell.ca • (Canada only) You can access Dell Support through the following websites and e‑mail addresses: Dell Support websites support.dell.com • support.jp.dell.com • (Japan only) support.euro.dell.com • (Europe only) Dell Support e-mail addresses firstname.lastname@example.org •..
55 Getting Help Automated Order-Status Service To check on the status of any Dell products that you have ordered, you can go to support.dell.com , or you can call the automated order‑status service. A recording prompts you for the information needed to locate and report on your order. For the telephone number to call your region, see “Contacting Dell” on page 59. If you have a problem with your order, such as missing parts, wrong parts, or incorrect billing, contact Dell for customer assistance. Have your invoice or packing slip handy when you call. For the telephone number to call fo..
56 Getting Help Returning Items for Repair Under Warranty or for Credit Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows: NOTE: Before you return the product to Dell, make sure to back up any data on the hard drive and on any other storage device in the product. Remove any and all confidential, proprietary and personal information, as well as removable media, such as CDs and PC Cards. Dell is not responsible for any of your confidential, proprietary or personal information; lost or corrupted data; or damaged or lost removable media that may be included with your re..
57 Getting Help Before You Call NOTE: Have your Express Service Code ready when you call. The code helps Dell’s automated‑ support telephone system direct your call more efficiently. You may also be asked for your Service Tag. Locating Your Service Tag The Service Tag of your computer is located on the base of the computer. 1 1 Service Tag/Express Service Code..
58 Getting Help Remember to fill out the following Diagnostics Checklist. If possible, turn on your computer before you call Dell for assistance and call from a telephone at or near the computer. You may be asked to type some commands at the keyboard, relay detailed information during operations, or try other troubleshooting steps possible only at the computer itself. Ensure that the computer documentation is available. Diagnostic Checklist Name: • Date: • Address: • Phone number: • • Service Tag and Express Service Code (located on a label on the base of the computer): Return Mat..
59 Getting Help Contacting Dell For customers in the United States, call 800‑WWW‑DELL (800‑999‑3355). NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone‑ based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Visit 1. support.dell.com . Verify your country or region in the 2. Choose ..
60 Finding More Information and Resources If you need to: See: reinstall your operating system the Operating System disc find your system model number the base of your computer run a diagnostic program for your computer, reinstall desktop system software, or update drivers for your computer, and readme files the Drivers and Utilities disc NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates can be found on the Dell ™ Support website at support.dell.com . learn more about your operating system, maintaining peripherals, RAID, Internet, Bluetooth ® , networking, and e‑mail the Dell Technology Guide av..
61 Finding More Information and Resources If you need to: See: find safety best practices information for your computer review Warranty information, Terms and Conditions (U.S. only), Safety instructions, Regulatory information, Ergonomics information, and End User License Agreement the safety information that is shipped with your computer, before working inside your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance . find your Service Tag/Express Service Code — You must use the Service Tag to identify y..
62 This section provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer. For more detailed specifications, see the Comprehensive Specifications on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals . NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start → Help and Support and select the option to view information about your computer. Basic Specifications INSPIRON..
63 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Model Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400 Processor Intel ® Atom ™ AMD Athlon ™ AMD Athlon X2 Chipset Intel 945GC RS780G Video Intel UMA AMD ® UMA ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 (optional) Audio Integrated 2.1 channel, High Definition Audio Integrated 2.1 channel, High Definition Audio Communication (optional) Mini PCIe WLAN card (802.11 b/g or 802.11 b/g/n)..
64 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Model Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400 Memory Connectors one two Minimum 1 GB (1 x 1 GB DIMM) 1 GB (1 x 1 GB DIMM) Maximum 1 GB (1 x 1 GB DIMM) 8 GB (2 x 4 GB DIMMs) Memory type 533‑MHz DDR2 UDIMM; non‑ECC memory only 800‑MHz DDR2 SODIMM; non‑ECC memory only Capacities 1 GB 1 GB, 2GB, 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, and 8 GB NOTE: For instructions on upgrading the memory, see the Service Manual on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com/manuals...
65 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Model Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400 Drives Externally accessible (optional) one 5.25‑inch bay for SATA DVD+/‑RW Super Multi Drive one 5.25‑inch bay for SATA DVD+/‑RW Super Multi Drive, Blu‑ray Disc ™ combo, or Blu‑ray Disc RW optical drive Internally accessible one 3.5‑inch bay for SATA hard drive one 3.5‑inch bay for SATA hard drive Front Panel Connectors USB two USB 2.0‑compliant connectors two USB 2.0‑compliant connectors Audio one headphone connector one headphone connector Memory card reader one 4‑in‑1 memory card reader one 4‑i..
66 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Model Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400 Back Panel Connectors Audio one microphone connector one microphone connector one line‑out connector one line‑out connector Video one VGA connector one VGA connector one HDMI connector Network adapter one RJ45 connector (10/100) one RJ45 connector (10/100/1000) eSATA two connectors USB two USB 2.0‑compliant connectors two USB 2.0‑compliant connectors..
67 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Model Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400 Physical Width 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) Depth 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) 197.6 mm (7.77 inches) Height 89 mm (3.50 inches) 89 mm (3.50 inches) Weight (without AC adapter) 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) 2.0 kg (4.41 lbs)..
68 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Model Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400 AC Adapter (65W) Input voltage 100–240 VAC 100–240 VAC Input current 1.7 A 1.7 A Input frequency 50–60 Hz 50–60 Hz Output power 65 W 65 W Output current 3.42 A 3.42 A Rated output voltage 19 +/‑ 0.95 VDC 19 +/‑ 0.95 VDC Dimensions: Height 31.5 mm (1.24 inches) 31.5 mm (1.24 inches) Width 45.5 mm (1.79 inches) 45.5 mm (1.79 inches) Depth 108 mm (4.25 inches) 108 mm (4.25 inches) Weight (with cables) 0.25 kg (0.55 lbs) 0.25 kg (0.55 lbs) Weight (Auto‑Air adapter without AC/DC cord) 0.26 kg (0.57 lbs) 0.26 kg (0.57..
69 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Model Inspiron 300 Inspiron 400 AC Adapter (75W) NOTE: The 75W AC adapter is shipped with the optional graphics card. Input voltage 100–240 VAC Input current 1.5 A Input frequency 50–60 Hz Output power 75 W Output current 3.95A Rated output voltage 19 +/‑ 0.95 VDC Dimensions: Height 30.3 mm (1.19 inches) Width 57 mm (2.24 inches) Depth 132.5 mm (5.21 inches) Weight (with cables) 0.45 kg (0.99 lbs) Weight (Auto‑Air adapter without AC/DC cord) 0.46 kg (1.01 lbs)..
70 Basic Speciﬁcations Computer Environment Temperature ranges : Operating 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) Storage – 40°C to 65°C (–40°F to 149°F) Relative humidity (maximum): 20% to 80% RH (noncondensing) Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): Operating 5 to 350 Hz at 0.0002 G2/Hz Storage 5 to 500 Hz at 0.001 to 0.01 G2/Hz Maximum shock (measured with hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating 40G +/‑ 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/‑ 10% (equivalent to 20 in/sec [51 cm/sec]) Storage 105 G +/‑..
71 Appendix Information for NOM, or Official Mexican Standard (only for Mexico) The following information is provided in the device(s) described in this document in accordance with the requirements of the Official Mexican Standard (NOM): Importer: Dell México S.A. de C.V. Paseo de la Reforma 2620 – Flat 11° Col. Lomas Altas 11950 México, D.F. INSPIRON..
72 Appendix Laptops Número de modelo reglamentario Suministro Entrada Frecuencia D02U 3.42 A or 3.94 A 19Vdc 50/60 Hz For details, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance ...
73 A AC adapter size and weight 68 , 69 B backups creating 29 C calling Dell 57 CDs, playing and creating 25 computer capabilities 25 connect(ing) displays 6 optional network cable 10 conserving energy 27 Contacting Dell online 59 customer service 53 customizing your desktop 25 your energy settings 27 D data, backing up 28 DellConnect 53 Dell Diagnostics 41 Dell Dock 30 Dell Factory Image Restore 48 Dell support website 61 Dell Technology Guide for futher information 60 Diagnostic Checklist 57 Index INSPIRON..
74 Index drivers and downloads 61 DVDs, playing and creating 25 E eject button 19 email addresses for technical support 54 energy conserving 27 Express Service Code 52 F front‑side connectors 5 , 18 FTP login, anonymous 54 H hard drive type 65 hard drive activity light 23 hardware problems diagnosing 41 Hardware Troubleshooter 41 I Internet connection 14 ISP Internet Service Provider 14 M memory problems solving 35 N network connection fixing 32 network connector location 23..
75 Index network speed testing 32 O order status 55 P power button and light 21 power problems, solving 33 problems, solving 31 products information and purchasing 55 R reinstalling Windows 45 restoring factory image 48 S security cable slot 23 Service Tag 58 shipping products for return or repair 56 software features 25 software problems 36 solving problems 31 specifications 62 support email addresses 54 support sites worldwide 54 System Messages 39 System Restore 45..
76 Index T technical support 53 temperature operating and storage ranges 70 U USB 2.0 back connectors 24 front connectors 19 W warranty returns 56 Windows Program Compatibility Wizard 36 reinstalling 51 Windows, reinstalling 45 Windows XP 36 , 46 , 47 , 50 wireless network connection 32..
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