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<p>Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505</p> <p>Owners Manual</p> <p>Model PP20L</p> <p>w w w. d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m</p> <p>Notes, Notices, and CautionsNOTE: 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 theproblem.</p> <p>CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.</p> <p>Abbreviations and AcronymsFor a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see "Glossary" on page 169. If you purchased a Dell n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft Windows operating systems are not applicable.</p> <p>____________________Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 20052007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, DellNet, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, PowerVault, PowerApp, Dell TravelLite, ExpressCharge, Dell Media Experience, MediaDirect, XPS, and Strike Zone are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Core is a trademark and Intel and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Outlook, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; IBM is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation; EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation; ENERGY STAR is a registered trademark of the U.S. 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. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.Model PP20L</p> <p>August 2006</p> <p>P/N MD402</p> <p>Rev. A04</p> <p>ContentsFinding Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>11</p> <p>1</p> <p>About Your Computer .Front View</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>1515 16 20 21 22 24</p> <p>Determining Your Computers Configuration</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Left Side View</p> <p>Right Side View Back View</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Bottom View</p> <p>2</p> <p>Setting Up Your Computer.Connecting to the Internet .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>2525 25 26 26 27 29 29 29 30 30 31 31</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Setting Up Your Internet Connection</p> <p>Transferring Information to a New Computer .</p> <p>Running the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard With the Operating System CD . . . . . . . . . Running the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard Without the Operating System CD . . . . . . . Setting Up a Printer</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Printer Cable . . . . . . . Connecting a USB Printer. Power Protection Devices .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Surge Protectors . . . . . . . . Line Conditioners . . . . . . . . Uninterruptible Power Supplies</p> <p>Contents</p> <p>3</p> <p>3</p> <p>Using the Display.Adjusting Brightness .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>3333 33 33</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Switching the Video Image Setting Display Resolution .</p> <p>4</p> <p>Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad .Numeric Keypad Key Combinations</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>3535 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 38 38</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>System Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Display Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . Speaker Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . Microsoft Windows Logo Key Functions QuickSet Key Combinations . . . . . . . . Adjusting Keyboard Settings . . . . . . . . Touch Pad</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Customizing the Touch Pad .</p> <p>5</p> <p>Using a Battery .Battery Performance .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>3939 40 40 40 40 41 41 41 43 43 43 44</p> <p>Checking the Battery Charge</p> <p>Dell QuickSet Battery Meter . . . . Microsoft Windows Power Meter Charge Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low-Battery Warning . . . . . . . . . Conserving Battery Power .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Power Management Modes . . . . . . . Configuring Power Management Settings Charging the Battery . Replacing the Battery Storing a Battery .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>4</p> <p>Contents</p> <p>6</p> <p>Using MultimediaPlaying CDs or DVDs . Copying CDs and DVDs.</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>4545 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 49 49 50 50 52 53 55 56 58 60 62 63</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>How to Copy a CD or DVD. . Using Blank CDs and DVDs . Helpful Tips . . . . . . . . . Adjusting the Volume Adjusting the Picture</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Using Dell Media Experience and Dell MediaDirect If the computer is turned on or in standby mode . . If the computer is turned off or in hibernate mode . Dell MediaDirect and Dell Media Experience Help Connecting Your Computer to a TV or Audio Device S-Video and Standard Audio . . . . . . . . S-Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio. . . . . . Composite Video and Standard Audio . . . Composite Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio . Component Video and Standard Audio . . . Component Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio Setting Up the Cyberlink (CL) Headphones . Enabling the Display Settings for a TV . . .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>7</p> <p>Using CardsExpressCards .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>6565 65 65 66 67 67 68</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>ExpressCard Blanks. . . . . . . . . Installing an ExpressCard . . . . . . Removing an ExpressCard or Blank Media Memory Cards</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Installing a Media Memory Card . Removing a Media Memory Card .</p> <p>Contents</p> <p>5</p> <p>8</p> <p>Setting Up a Network .Network Setup Wizard .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>6969 70 70 70 70 71 72 74 74 74 74 75</p> <p>Physically Connecting to a Network or Broadband Modem</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)</p> <p>What You Need to Establish a WLAN Connection . . . . Checking Your Wireless Network Card . . . . . . . . . . Setting Up a New WLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network. . . . . . Enabling/Disabling the Wireless Network Card . . . . . Monitoring the Status of Wireless Network Connections Through Dell QuickSet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Mobile Broadband or Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) . What You Need to Establish a Mobile Broadband Network Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network . .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>9</p> <p>Securing Your Computer.Security Cable Lock Passwords</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>7777 77 78 78</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Computer Tracking Software</p> <p>If Your Computer Is Lost or Stolen .</p> <p>10 Solving Problems.Dell Diagnostics Dell Support Utility .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>7979 82 82 82 82 83 83 83 84 84</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Accessing the Dell Support Utility . . Clicking the Dell Support Icon . . . . Double-Clicking the Dell Support Icon Drive Problems .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>CD and DVD drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, DVD, or DVD+RW drive tray If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound . . . . . . Hard drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>6</p> <p>Contents</p> <p>E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems . Error Messages</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>84 85 89 89 90 90 90 91 91 91 91 91 91 92 92 93 93 93 94 95 95 96 97 97 97 97 98 98 98 99 99</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>ExpressCard Problems .</p> <p>IEEE 1394 Device Problems Keyboard Problems</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>External Keyboard problems Unexpected characters . . . Lockups and Software Problems</p> <p>The computer does not start up . . . . . . . . . . . The computer stops responding . . . . . . . . . . . A program stops responding or crashes repeatedly . A program is designed for an earlier Microsoft Windows operating system . . . . . . A solid blue screen appears . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dell MediaDirect problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other software problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memory Problems</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Network Problems .</p> <p>Mobile Broadband (Wireless Wide Area Network [WWAN]) Power Problems</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Ensuring Sufficient Power for Your Computer Printer Problems . Scanner Problems</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Sound and Speaker Problems .</p> <p>No sound from integrated speakers No sound from external speakers . No sound from headphones . . . . Touch Pad or Mouse Problems Video and Display Problems .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>If the display is blank . . . . . . . . . If the display is difficult to read . . . . If only part of the display is readable .</p> <p>Contents</p> <p>7</p> <p>Drivers</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>99 99 100 100 102 102 103 104 106</p> <p>What Is a Driver? . . . . . . . . Identifying Drivers . . . . . . . Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities</p> <p>Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities Restoring Your Operating System</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore . Using Dell PC Restore by Symantec . . . . . . Using the Operating System CD. . . . . . . . .</p> <p>11 Adding and Replacing Parts .Before You Begin .</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>109109 109 109 110 111 112 114 114 117 118 119 121 124 125 127</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .</p> <p>Recommended Tools . . . . . . . . . . Turning Off Your Computer . . . . . . . Before Working Inside Your Computer . Optical Drive . Hard Drive</p> <p>. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....</p>