Dell DIMENSION XPS GEN 3 WHL User Manual

It has integrated JBL 2. Page 81 If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening. Other utilities include Access Connections from managing your wireless connections, Password Manager, and Rescue and Recovery for Backups. Page 4 adapter connector on your computer. The XPS 13 features a

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The matte black, rubberized lid with its simple silver logo and raven black sides, bottom, and interior are all long-time ThinkPad staples, as is the tiny red TrackPoint pointing stick that sits between the G and H keys.

The rubberized ABS plastic lid, carbon-reinforced bottom, and internal roll cage help protect against shocks and drops. Using the standard six-cell battery cuts the T's length to 9 inches and its weight to 4.

Lenovo's ThinkPad Ts , designed as a lighter alternative, weighs only 4 pounds and measures only The classic, spill-resistant keyboard on the ThinkPad T features 7 rows with a full range of keys, even rarely used ones such as scroll lock and pause.

Enlarged Esc and Delete keys make it easy to perform these frequent functions. The combination of strong tactile feedback and a smile-shaped key surface allowed us to achieve an 86 word-per-minute score with a 1-percent error rate on the Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor test, well above our 80 wpm average.

However, the typing experience on the inch ThinkPad X1 remains the industry's best because of that notebook's soft-touch palm rest and even more responsive keys. We're huge fans of the TrackPoint because it provides the most accurate way to navigate around the desktop short of using a mouse, and it allows you to move the pointer without lifting your fingers off of the home row.

If you don't like pointing sticks, the 3 x 1. However, multitouch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom are not smooth at all. The ThinkPad T stayed pleasantly cool throughout our testing. After streaming video for 15 minutes, the touchpad measured a frigid 82 degrees, the keyboard an icy 81 degrees, and the bottom a cool 87 degrees Fahrenheit. We consider temperatures below 95 degrees comfortable. When we watched a p QuickTime trailer for the movie Point Blank , images were sharp and motion smooth with viewing angles solid up to 45 degrees to the left or right.

However, when we streamed a p Flash episode of Fringe from Fox. Whether we were playing Kool and the Gang's jazz-oriented "Summer Madness," the bass-heavy "Between the Sheets" by the Isley Brothers, or Motley Crue's guitar-laden "Looks that Kill," sound was accurate and loud enough to fill a medium-sized room. We could even make out a solid separation of sound between the speakers, which sit on either side of the keyboard.

The ThinkPad T has plenty of connectivity options, but it's missing a couple of the obvious ones. On the back are a FireWire port and a powered USB port that allows you to charge devices with the system off.

Conspicuously absent are USB 3. Considering that we've been seeing notebooks with USB 3. The p webcam provided sharp images even in low-light situations. In our dark living room, fine details of our face were visible when we snapped a picture at x and chatted on Skype in standard def.

However, like with many other webcams, our face appeared shadowy if there was a bright light source directly behind; this occurred when we tried snapping a photo while sitting in front of a window with sunlight coming in.

Lenovo's conferencing software features a unique keyboard noise suppression feature that, on our tests, completely muted the sound of our typing as we chatted on Skype. The software also allows you to configure the dual-array microphones for a single voice or group chat. The GB, 7,rpm hard drive booted into Windows 7 Professional in a speedy 48 seconds, much faster than the second category average.

For additional information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see "Memory" on page If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly. Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.

Close the computer cover. To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. Right-click the My Computer icon and click Properties. Click the General tab. If you are installing a new card, remove the filler bracket to create a card-slot opening. Then continue with step 5.

If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer, remove the card. If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. Grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.

Do 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.

Connect any cables that should be attached to the card. If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening.

If you need a filler bracket, contact Dell see page Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. Press the lever on the card retention arm and raise the retention arm. If your card includes a retention mechanism, remove the top of the retention mechanism by pressing the tab and pulling up on the top.

If you replaced a card that was already installed in the computer and you removed the top of the retention mechanism, you can reinstall the top. Before you lower the retention arm, ensure that: 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 and to the system board.

Some drives may also have an audio connector; one end of the audio cable attaches to the drive connector and the other end attaches to the system board. 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. Disconnect the power and hard-drive cables from the drive and from the system board. Installing a Hard Drive Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation.

If you are installing a hard drive in the lower bay, place the drive in the bay so that the power connector is on the left-hand side opposite of the top hard drive hard-drive cable power cable When replacing the hard-drive shroud, ensure that all the cables are properly routed.

Insert the bottom tabs of the shroud in to the holes on the drive cage and rotate the shroud up. Press in on the top tabs and lock them in to place. Gently press on the shroud to ensure it is secure. Partition and logically format your drive before you proceed to the next step. See the documentation for your operating system for instructions. Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics see page If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, install your operating system on the hard drive.

Connect the hard-drive cable to the drive and to the system board see page Close the computer cover see page Installing a Floppy Drive If you are replacing a drive and the new drive does not have the bracket rails attached, remove the rails from the old drive by removing the two screws that secure each rail to the drive. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. Enter system setup see page and update the appropriate Diskette Drive option.

Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics see page Connect the new drive to the set of rails that are attached to the inside of the cover. If a set of rails is not attached inside the computer cover, call Dell see page Removing and Installing Parts If you are installing a replacement drive and the new drive does not have the bracket rails attached, remove the rails from the old drive by removing the two screws that secure each rail to the drive.

Attach the bracket to the new drive by aligning the screw holes on the drive with the screw holes on the bracket rails and then inserting and tightening all four screws two screws on each rail.

Enter system setup see page 69 and select the appropriate Drive option. Before you perform this procedure, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Do not perform the following steps unless you are familiar with hardware removal and replacement. Performing these steps incorrectly could damage your system board. For technical service, see "Contacting Dell" on page The heat sink can get very hot during normal operation. Be sure that the heat sink has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.

Remove the heat sink: Remove the retention module clips. Press the tabs toward the center of the clip and lift up. Lay the heat sink down on its side. If you are installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, discard the original heat sink. If you are not installing a heat sink processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat sink and blower when you install your new processor.

Leave the release lever extended in the release position so that the socket is ready for the new processor. Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer. Unpack the new processor. Pivot the socket release lever back toward the socket and snap it into place to secure the processor. If you are not installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat sink assembly when you replace the processor.

If you installed a processor replacement kit from Dell, return the original heat sink assembly and processor to Dell in the same package in which your replacement kit was sent. Install the heat sink: Slide one end of the heat sink under the retention tab. Pull out the other retention tab and lower the heat sink until it fits securely in the base.

Ensure the heat sink is correctly seated and secure. Reinstall the retention module clips. Close the computer cover halfway and pull the front panel away from the computer. Replacing the Front Panel To replace the front panel, perform the removal procedure in reverse.

Removing the Drive Door Open the drive door. Unsnap the top bracket hinge and pull the top of the drive door outward, away from the computer. Replacing the Drive Door To prevent damage to your computer, the drive door is designed to "break away" from the computer if it is opened too far. To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. Enter system setup see page and restore the settings you recorded in step 1.

Properly dispose of the old battery. Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading technology. Drives continued Internally accessible: Controls and Lights continued Link integrity light on integrated green light — A good connection exists between a Mbps network network adapter and the computer.

Entering System Setup Turn on or restart your computer. Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed. System Lists system information such as the computer name, the BIOS version System Info number and date, system tags, and other system-specific information.

Identifies and defines the parallel port settings. Identifies the address for the parallel port. Sets the computer to automatically turn on. The default setting is Off. This feature does not work if you turn off your computer using a power strip or surge protector. Sets time to automatically turn on the computer. You can use this feature, for example, to tell the computer to boot from the CD drive so that you can run the Dell Diagnostics on the Dell Dimension ResourceCD, but you want the computer to boot from the hard drive when the diagnostic tests are complete.

At the bottom of the menu, enter the number of the device that is to be used for the current boot only. To boot to a USB device, the device must be bootable. Locate the 3-pin password jumper PSWD on the system board see page 69 , and attach the jumper plug to pins 2 and 3 to clear the password.

When you receive your computer, the jumper plug is attached to pins 1 and 2. Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or software program sold by Dell not under the Dell brand printers, scanners, cameras, games, and so on. Support for all third- party software and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer of the product.

Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed. 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.

Technical Support dial within U. Virgin Islands General Support Venezuela CD, 12 computer crashes, connector, 66 reinstalling, 12 computer stops responding, 36 Microsoft Windows label, 11 reinstalling Windows XP , 57 Dell Diagnostics, 50 diagnostic lights, 47 modem Operating System CD, 12 drives, 31 connector, 66 overclocking, 29 DVD drive, Windows XP , 57 controls and lights, monitor hard to read, 44 drives, ResourceCD, 9, 54 monitor is blank, 44 environmental, Dell Diagnostics, 50 mouse, 38 expansion bus, network, 39 memory, power, 40 physical, Page of Go.

Table of Contents Add to my manuals Add. Table Of Contents Contents Page 4 Solving Problems When to Use the Dell Diagnostics Page 11 Select your region to view the appropriate support site.

Page 14 backlight badge There are several color choices: Changing The Display Settings Device guides, and then click the guide for your graphics card. Configuring Your Computer For Raid serial ATA RAID configured for RAID level 1 segment 1 segment 1 duplicated segment 2 segment 2 duplicated segment 3 segment 3 duplicated segment 4 segment 4 duplicated segment 5 segment 5 duplicated segment 6 segment 6 duplicated hard drive 1 hard drive 2 If a drive failure occurs, subsequent read and write operations are directed to the surviving drive.

Page 24 Click Finish to start migrating, or click Back to make changes. Solving Problems — If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on the computer, or if an incorrect time or date displays during start-up, replace the battery see page Ieee Device Problems If so, run the program that you want to use first. Page 46 Solving Problems Dell Diagnostics 31 and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance. Page 51 Turn on or restart your computer.

Page 52 If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell see page Page 60 Reinstall the appropriate drivers with the ResourceCD see page

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