Dell™ Dimension™ E Service Manual Before You Begin About Your Computer Technical Overview Specifications Advanced Troubleshooting System Setup.
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Dell Technical Support Policy U. Select your region to view the appropriate support site. Corporate, government, and education customers can also use the customized Dell Premier Support website at premier. To download Desktop System Software: Enter your Service Tag or product model. What Are You Looking For? Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and click the arrow icon. Complete the operating system setup before you connect a printer to the computer.
See the documentation that came with the printer for setup information, including how to: USB connector on computer 3 Turn on the printer and then turn on the computer. See the documentation that came with your printer. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive. A DVD player includes the following basic buttons: You can also use Sonic DigitalMedia for other purposes, such as creating music CDs from audio files stored on your computer or backing up important data.
If you make a mistake, you can erase the data on the CD-RW and try again. If you encounter resistance, do not force the media or card.
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If you are connecting two flat-panel monitors, at least one of them must have a VGA connector.
Because hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory, Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you. Power Options Properties Define your standby mode settings, hibernate mode settings, and other power settings in the Power Options Properties window. To access the Power Options Properties window: A RAID level 1 configuration is recommended for users that desire a high level of data integrity.
Using Intel technology, your computer has a robust level of data protection out of the factory. With Dell DataSafe, you will have a selected area on your system that automatically stores periodic copies of your computer’s hard drive data.
If the battery still does not work properly, contact Dell see “Contacting Dell” on page If the stream is interrupted, an error occurs. If this does not resolve the problem or if you have an ultra small form- factor computer, contact Dell see “Contacting Dell” on page A program crashes repeatedly NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD. After the computer turns off, reconnect the mouse cable as shown on the on the setup diagram for your computer.
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See the monitor documentation for troubleshooting procedures. Click Display and click the Settings tab. If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell see “Contacting Dell” on page The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. If you contact Dell, technical support will ask for your Service Tag.
Parameters Allows you to customize the test by changing the test settings. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen.
Drivers What Is a Driver? A driver is a program that controls manuao device such as a printer, mouse, or keyboard. The Dell Support website at support.
If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications installed after you received the computer. Using Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications or drivers installed after you received your computer. If possible, back up the data before w520 PC Restore. Dell PC Restore enables you to restore your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased your computer.
The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard 5e20. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so. Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Delk due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself. Computer Cover” on page Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when mnaual access the Dell Support website or call technical support. Use the lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the diagnostic code. Back View of the Computer voltage selection switch may not be available on all computers power connector back manjal connectors card slots See the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide for more information.
Insert the power cable. Plug USB, audio, and other devices into the appropriate connector. See “Back Panel Connectors” On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card. Use the pink ddll to attach a personal computer microphone for voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program.
Removing and Installing Parts computer cover back of computer Memory You can increase your computer memory by manyal memory modules on the system board. Your computer supports DDR2 memory.
For additional information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see “Memory” on page If you remove your original memory modules from manuxl computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell.
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If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly.
To avoid damage to the memory module, press manusl module straight down into the connector while you apply equal force to each end of fell module. If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the module. You can do so by touching manuzl unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Because the door is captive, it will remain in the open position. F520 not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
Do not connect the network cable to the integrated connector on the back panel. Because the door is captive, it will remain in the open position see “Installing a PCI Card” on page 74 for an illustration of the card retention door.
See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer.
Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they are connected to a network. To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer.
This sliding plate secures and releases the drive panel and helps to secure the drives. Removing the Drive-Panel Insert drive panel 1 Press the drive-panel insert tab towards the center of the drive-panel insert to disengage the insert from the drive panel. Drives Your computer supports a combination of these devices: Connecting Drive Cables When you install a drive, you connect two cables—a DC power cable and a data cable—to the back of the drive.
Power Connector power cable Drive Interface Connectors Most interface connectors are keyed for correct insertion; that is, a notch or a missing pin on one connector matches a tab or a filled-in hole on the other connector. Connecting and Disconnecting Drive Cables When connecting and disconnecting a serial ATA data cable, disconnect the cable using the pull-tab.
The serial ATA interface connectors are keyed for correct insertion; that is, a notch or a missing pin on one connector matches a tab or a filled-in hole on the other connector. Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Installing a Hard Drive 1 Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation.
If your replacement hard drive does not have the hard drive bracket attached, remove the bracket from the old drive by unsnapping it from the drive. To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer. To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface. Instead, set the drive on a surface, such as a foam pad, that will sufficiently cushion it. To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
If you are adding a floppy drive, see “Installing a Floppy Drive” In the event that the replacement or new floppy drive does not have shoulder screws, check for the screws located within the drive panel insert or, if applicable, reuse screws attached to the drive that you are replacing. Removing and Installing Parts If you are installing a new floppy drive rather than replacing a drive, remove the drive panel insert where you want the drive to be installed, insert the shoulder screws located in the back of the drive panel insert into the Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
Bays Available devices Internally accessible: Appendix optional integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Video Network adapter Audio System board connectors: