Quick Links. Download this manual See also: Quick Reference Manual. Table of Contents. A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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Quick Links. Download this manual. Table of Contents. Click the links to the left for information on the features and operation of your computer. For information on other documentation included with your computer,. Notes, Notices, and Cautions. A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

Abbreviations and Acronyms. For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Glossary. Some features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. Dell OpenManage are trademarks of Dell Inc. Environmental Protection Agency.

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. Dell laptop pc user's guide latitude lt system pages. Page 3 Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode.

Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. Page 4: Left View The computer turns on the fan when the computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer.

Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. You can also connect the optional floppy drive directly to a USB connector using the optional floppy drive cable.

Page 6: Back View smart card slot — Supports one smart card. For more information, see "Using Smart Cards. The computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot. For more information, see "Using PC Cards. Page 8 Replacing Parts. See the Dell documentation that came with your docking device for more information. Page 9: Macrovision Product Notice 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Back to Contents Page Page Using A Battery Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased from Dell. The lithium ion battery is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.

Page Conserving Battery Power You can check battery health in one of two ways: by using the charge gauge on the battery as described below and by using the Battery Meter in Dell QuickSet. For information about QuickSet, right-click the icon in the taskbar, and click Help. Charge time is longer with the computer turned on.

You can leave the battery in the computer for as long as you like. The battery's internal circuitry prevents the battery from overcharging. Ensure that the computer is turned off, suspended in a power management mode, or connected to an electrical outlet. Insert the new device into the bay, push the device until you feel a click, and push the device latch release in so that it is flush with the bay.

Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out. Windows XP automatically recognizes the new device. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive. Page NOTE: If you cannot see anything on your display, hold down the mute button and press the computer's power button to begin the Dell Diagnostics. The computer automatically runs the Pre-boot System Assessment. Page Dell Diagnostics Main Menu 4.

When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen. Page 23 Back to Contents Page If you choose a resolution or color palette that is higher than the display supports, the settings adjust automatically to the closest supported values. This mode allows you to use both screens independently and drag objects from one screen to the other, effectively doubling the amount of viewable work space.

Connect the external monitor, TV, or projector to the computer. Page Reinstalling Software A driver acts like a translator between the device and any other programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver recognizes. Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed. Click System. In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.

Click Device Manager. Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and click Properties. Click the Drivers tab. System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them. Creating a Restore Point The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive.

Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so. Page Windows Xp Setup 2. Insert the Operating System CD. Restart the computer. If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again. Page 31 If you reinstall the operating system for your computer, you should also reinstall the NSS utility.

NSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell portable computer. Page 33 The Dell Support Utility is an automated upgrade and notification system installed on your computer. This support provides real-time health scans of your computing environment, software updates, and relevant self-support information. Page 34 After you reinstall your operating system, use the Drivers and Utilities CD ResourceCD to reinstall drivers for the devices that came with your computer.

Your operating system product key label is located on your computer. When prompted by Dell's automated telephone system, enter your Express Service Code to route the call directly to the proper support personnel.

For the telephone number to call to speak to a sales specialist, see the contact numbers for your region. If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for XPS portable computers, you may contact Dell through the support number listed and your call will be routed appropriately.

When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes provided in the following table.

If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator. Page 38 Website: support. A AC — alternating current — The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter power cable in to an electrical outlet. Page 47 CD — compact disc — An optical form of storage media, typically used for audio and software programs. CD drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read data from CDs. CD player — The software used to play music CDs.

The CD player displays a window with buttons that you use to play a CD. CD-R — Page 48 — A connector on the system board in some computers where you insert an expansion card, connecting it to the system bus. Express Service Code service may not be available in some countries. Page 49 HTTP — hypertext transfer protocol — A protocol for exchanging files between computers connected to the Internet.

Hz — hertz — A unit of frequency measurement that equals 1 cycle per second. Page 50 — A device that allows your computer to communicate with other computers over analog telephone lines. Three types of modems include: external, PC Card, and internal. You typically use your modem to connect to the Internet and exchange e-mail.


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