Dell Inspiron 530S Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 530S Manual

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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 530s Series Owner's Manual Model DCSLF w w w. d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m
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    ... of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Yours Is Here, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.;... registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; Microsoft, Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows ...
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    ... ... Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd Back View of the Computer Inspiron 530s Inspiron 530sa/530sc Inspiron 530sb/530sd Back Panel Connectors ... ... ... Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc Inspiron 530sb/530sd ... Installing Your Computer in an Enclosure . Setting Up a Printer Printer ...
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    ... Blank CDs and DVDs . ... Using a Media Card Reader (Optional) Connecting Two Monitors ... ... 48 49 49 51 ... ... Power Management Options in Microsoft® Windows® XP ...Standby Mode ... Windows Vista® ...Standby Mode Hibernate Mode . ... Power Plan Properties Enabling SpeedStep™ Technology About...
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    Transferring Information to a New Computer . Microsoft Windows XP Windows Vista® ® ® ... 54 54 ... to the Internet . ... Setting Up Your Internet Connection . 2 Solving Problems . Troubleshooting Tips. Battery ... and Software Problems The computer does not start up The computer stops responding A...
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    ...Problems . Power Problems ... Printer Problems . Scanner Problems Sound and Speaker Problems . No sound from speakers ... No sound from headphones Video and Monitor Problems If... . ... 83 83 84 86 88 88 88 ... ... System Messages Dell Diagnostics ... When to Use the Dell ...
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    ...96 96 98 100 ... Using Microsoft Windows System Restore ...Using Dell PC Restore Using the Operating System CD ® ... 4 Removing... . Removing the Computer Cover Removing the Support Bracket Inside View of Your Computer . System Board Components Inspiron 530s Inspiron 530sa Inspiron 530sb ... ... ...
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    Inspiron 530sc . Inspiron 530sd . ... 115 117 Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments ...Memory . ... 119 123 123 125 127 128 128 135 135 136 137 137 138 138 139 139 144 150 154 157 157 159 159 ... Memory Installation Guidelines: Installing Memory . Removing Memory Cards ... ......
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    ...Support Bracket . Replacing the Computer Cover . A Appendix ... 177 177 177 180 183 185 185 185 Specifications Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc Inspiron 530sb/530sd ... Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd System Setup . Overview ... Entering System Setup Contents 9...
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    ...192 192 193 194 195 196 196 196 197 197 197 198 198 198 198 200 ... Clearing Forgotten Passwords. Inspiron 530s Inspiron 530sa . Inspiron 530sb . Inspiron 530sc . Inspiron 530sd . ... Clearing CMOS Settings . Flashing the BIOS ... Cleaning Your Computer . Mouse ...
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    ... Information NOTE: Some features or media may be optional and may not ship with your computer. Some features or media may not be available in certain ... See the back of your computer for the model number. NOTE: If there is no label present, the model number is Inspiron 530s. Finding Information 11
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    ...Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact support. •Enter the Express ... discussion with other Dell customers • Upgrades - Upgrade information for components, such as memory, the hard ..., and software updates Dell Support Website - support.dell.com NOTE: Select your...
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    ...)- If To download Desktop System Software: you reinstall the operating system for 1 Go to support.dell.com ..., optical drives, and USB devices. Utilities→ Dell Desktop System DSS is necessary for correct ... Software and click Download Now. your Dell computer. The software automatically detects your ...
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    14 Finding Information
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    Setting Up and Using Your Computer Front View of the Computer Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd 1 2 3 11 4 5 6 10 9 7 8 Setting Up and Using Your Computer 15
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    ...) eject button for CD/DVD drive Flexbay open/close FlexBay drive Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you access the Dell Support website or call technical support. Press here to open/close the CD/DVD drive. Press here to open...
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    Back View of the Computer Inspiron 530s 1 7 2 6 3 5 4 Setting Up and Using Your Computer 17
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    ... voltage rating. Indicates power availability for power supply. NOTE: May or may not be available on your computer. Access connectors for any installed PCI ... 3 4 5 6 7 power connector voltage selector switch power supply light card slots back panel connectors 18 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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    Inspiron 530sa/530sc 1 7 2 6 3 5 4 Setting Up and Using Your Computer 19
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    ..., and then lock the padlock. Indicates power availability for power supply. NOTE: May or may not be available on your computer. Insert the power cable....information. 2 padlock rings 3 4 5 6 7 power supply light power connector voltage selector switch card slots back panel ...
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    Inspiron 530sb/530sd 1 2 7 6 3 5 4 Setting Up and Using Your Computer 21
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    ... padlock. Indicates power availability for power supply. NOTE: May or may not be available on your computer. Insert the power cable. ..., and other devices into the appropriate connector. See "Inspiron 530sb/530sd" on page 25 for more information. 2 padlock rings 3 4 5 6 7 power supply light power ...
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    Back Panel Connectors Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 1 network activity light network adapter connector 10 9 8 Flashes a ... attached. NOTE: Do not plug a telephone cable into the network connector. On computers with a network connector card, use the ...
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    ...playback device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR. On computers with a sound card, use the connector on ...connector Connect the monitor's VGA cable to the VGA connector on the computer. On computers with a video card, use the connector on the card. 24 Setting Up and Using Your Computer...
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    Inspiron 530sb/530sd 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 1 network activity light network adapter connector 7 Flashes a yellow... not plug a telephone cable into the network connector. On computers with a network connector card... the 10/100-Mbps network and the computer. • Off - The computer is not detecting a physical...
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    ... speaker out 7 USB 2.0 connectors (4) 8 VGA video connector Connect the monitor's VGA cable to the VGA connector on the computer. On computers with a video card, use the connector on the card. 26 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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    .... Follow the guidelines below when installing your computer in an enclosure: NOTICE: The operating temperature specifications indicated in this Owner's Manual reflects the maximum ambient operating temperature. The room ambient temperature needs to be a ...
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    • Do not install your computer in an enclosure that does not allow airflow. Restricting the airflow impacts your computer's performance, possibly causing it to overheat. 28 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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    ...including how to Obtain and install updated drivers. Connect the printer to the computer. Load paper and ...owner's manual or contact the printer manufacturer. Printer Cable Your printer connects to your computer ... while the computer is turned on. 1 Complete the operating system setup if you have not ...
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    ... computer's operating system, a printer wizard may be available to help you install the printer driver: If your computer is running the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system and the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click Cancel. If ...
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    ... CDs and DVDs NOTICE: Do not press down on the CD or DVD tray ...not using the drive. NOTICE: Do not move the computer when you are playing CDs or DVDs..., see the CD software that came with your computer. NOTE: Ensure that you follow all... Eject Go to the next track Setting Up and Using Your Computer 31...
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    ... or DVD player (if available). Adjusting the Volume NOTE: When the speakers are muted, you do not hear the CD or DVD playing. Microsoft® Windows® XP 1 Click Start, point to Control Panel→ Sounds, and then click Audio Devices. 2 Under the Volume tab, ...
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    Configuring the Audio Connectors for 5.1- Channel NOTE: The following is applicable only for Inspiron 530sb/530sd. Windows XP 1 Click Start, ... that the current resolution and color depth are using too much memory and preventing DVD playback, adjust the display properties: Windows XP 1 Click Start→ ...
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    ... CD-RW/DVD (combo) drive. NOTE: The types of CD or DVD drives offered by Dell may vary by country. The following instructions explain how to make an exact copy of a ... (dual layer) media, but cannot write to and may not read DVD-RAM or DVD-R DL media. NOTE: Most commercial DVDs ...
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    ... or DVD and copies the data to a temporary folder on your computer hard drive. When prompted, insert a blank CD or DVD ... CD or DVD and click the Disc Copy button. The computer copies the data from the source CD or DVD to the ... Yes Write Yes Yes Rewritable No Yes Setting Up and Using Your Computer 35
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    ...Commercially available DVD players used in home theater systems may not support all available DVD formats. For a list...provided with your DVD player or contact the manufacturer. Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW to its maximum capacity; for example, do not copy a 650-MB file to a blank 650-MB CD. The ...
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    ... Reader to transfer data directly to your computer. The Media Card Reader supports the following memory types xD-Picture Card SmartMedia (SMC) CompactFlash Type I and II (CF I/II) MicroDrive Card SecureDigital Card (SD) MultiMediaCard (MMC) Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro) For ...
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    ... 1 Memory Stick (MS/MS Pro) 3 CompactFlash Type I and II (CF I/II) and...to determine the proper orientation for insertion. 2 Slide the media or card into the appropriate slot until it is completely seated ...If you encounter resistance, do not force the media or card. Check the card orientation and try ...
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    ...follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If you purchased a graphics card that supports ... You Begin" on page 103. NOTE: The integrated video card is disabled when an add-on graphics... is installed. The integrated video card port is capped when the port is disabled. Do not remove...
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    ... DVI monitor. Changing the Display Settings 1 After you connect the monitor(s) or TV, turn on the computer. The Microsoft® Windows® desktop displays on the primary monitor. 2 Enable clone mode or extended desktop mode in the display settings. • • ...
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    ... reduce the amount of electricity your computer uses when it is on and you are not using it. You can reduce power to just the monitor ... PCI Express x16 slot. When there is a card in this slot and you add a peripheral that does not support s3 suspend, your computer will not enter standby mode. To set ...
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    .... 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. If the computer's hard drive ...
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    ... - If you want to use your computer with no power conservation. Home/Office Desk - If... - If you want your computer to run with minimal power conservation. Max Battery - If your computer.... Program the power button to activate standby mode, activate hibernate mode, or turn off the computer. To ...
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    ...mode. Windows Vista has three main default power management modes Balanced Power Saver High Performance Dell has added a fourth, Dell-Recommended mode that sets power management to the most typical settings for the majority of our customers....
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    The next dialog box shows three power plans - the top option is Dell Recommended - this is the currently active plan. There is also a show additional plans arrow ... from the list. To exit from hibernate mode, press the power button. The computer may take a short time to exit from...
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    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. If the computer's hard drive becomes...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...Intel Speedstep technologies in the Dell Recommended, Balanced, and Power Saver power plans. It is disabled ...plan. About RAID Configurations NOTE: RAID is not supported on Inspiron 530sb/530sd. This section provides... selected when you purchased your computer. Your computer supports RAID level 1. RAID...
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    present in your computer, then each pair of drives can be set as a RAID level 1 volume....the same size in order to ensure that the larger drive does not contain unallocated (and therefore unusable) space. ... 120-GB RAID level 1 drives collectively have a maximum of 120-GB on which to store data. NOTE: ...
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    ...some point you may want to configure your computer for RAID if you did not select a RAID configuration when you purchased your computer. You must have at ...any of the RAID configuration procedures in this document. Setting Your Computer to RAID-Enabled Mode 1 Enter the system setup (see "...
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    ... press . 7 Select the desired capacity for the volume, and press . The default value is the maximum available size. 8 Press to create the volume... RAID volume in the Intel RAID Option ROM, your computer will become unbootable. 1 Press when you are prompted...
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    ...You are adding two new drives to an existing single-drive computer (and the operating system is on the single drive), and you ... an Actions menu option, you have not yet set your computer to RAID-enabled mode (see "Setting Your Computer to RAIDEnabled Mode" on page 49). 3 On the Actions menu, select ...
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    ... the volume. Migrating to a RAID 1 Volume 1 Set your computer to RAID-enabled mode (see "Setting Your ... Matrix Storage Manager. NOTE: If you do not see an Actions menu option, you have not yet set your computer to RAID-enabled mode (see "Setting Your Computer to RAID-Enabled Mode" on page 49). 3 ...
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    ... make changes. You can use your computer normally during migration process. Creating ...created with a RAID 1 array. The spare hard drive is not recognized by the operating system, but you ... Utility. When a member of the RAID 1 array is broken, the computer automatically rebuilds the mirror array using ...
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    ... Degraded RAID 1 Volume If your computer does not have a spare hard drive, and the computer has reported a degraded RAID 1 volume, you can manually rebuild ... computer to another-for example, from an old computer to a new computer. For instructions, see the following section that corresponds ...
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    ... a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP. This information may not be available in certain countries. For transferring information to a new computer, you ... screen appears, go to your old or source computer. Do not click Next at this time. To copy data from ...
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    .... To create a wizard disk, use your new computer with Windows XP and perform the following steps: 1 Open the Files...and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen appears, click Next. 3 On the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer→ Next. 4 On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click ...
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    ...and the Now go to your old computer message appears, do not click Next. 7 Go to the ...Click Finished and restart the new computer. NOTE: For more information about this procedure, search support.dell.com for document #154781 (What Are The Different Methods To Transfer Files From My Old Computer To My ...
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    ... Transfer wizard to move data from a source computer to a new computer. You can transfer data, ... You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network or serial connection, or you can store ... media, such as a writable CD, for transfer to the new computer. There are two ways to access the Easy ...
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    ...cable into the modem connector on the computer. Do not plug a network cable into a telephone ... jack. 1 Connect the network cable to the network adapter connector on the back of your computer. Insert ... adapter connector network adapter connector on computer 2 4 4 network device network cable Setting ...
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    ... labeled This computer connects directly to the Internet enables the integrated firewall provided with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). 2 Complete the checklist. 3 Return to the Network Setup Wizard... network connection and an Internet service provider (ISP). Your ISP will offer one or more ...
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    ...and exit any open programs. 2 Double-click the ISP icon on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. 3 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup. If you do not have an ISP icon on your desktop or if you want to set up an Internet connection with...
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    5 Click Next. If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 6. Otherwise, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup. NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP. 6 Click the appropriate option ...
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    ... Troubleshooting Tips Follow these tips when you troubleshoot your computer If you added or removed a part before the problem started, review the installation... Battery" on page 157). If the battery still does not work properly, contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200). Solving Problems 63
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    ... Click the Windows Vista Start button and click Computer. If the drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your ... Windows Vista® Operating System" on page 95. R U N T H E D E L L D I A G N O S T I C S - See "Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive" on page 88. 64 Solving Problems
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    ... screen. • Ensure that the volume is turned up by clicking the slidebar and dragging it up. • Ensure that the sound is not muted by clicking any boxes that are checked. ...a Control Panel icon, click Power Options. 4 From the Power Schemes tab, select Always On. Solving Problems 65
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    ... desired action. 4 Follow the instructions on the screen. E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in... click Security. 2 Click Do not allow attachments to remove the checkmark. 66 Solving Problems
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    ...and then click Modem Helper. Follow the instructions on the screen to identify and resolve modem problems. (Modem Helper is not available on all computers.) VE R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S C O M M U N I C A T I N G W I T H W I N D O W S - 1 Click Start and then click ...
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    ..., follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If the message is not listed, see ... and then reinstall the program: Windows XP: 1 Click Start→ Control Panel→Add ...YS T E M D I S K E R R O R - Remove the floppy disk from the drive and restart your computer. 68 Solving Problems
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    NOT ENOUGH MEMORY OR RESOURCES. CLOSE SOME PROGRAMS AND TRY A G A I N - Close all windows and open the ...the program that you want to use first. O P E R A T I N G S YS T E M N O T F O U N D - Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200). Keyboard Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the ...
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    ...: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. The computer does not start up Ensure that the power cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical ...
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    ... seconds until the computer turns off. Then restart your computer. Other software problems CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION - • Ensure that the program is compatible with...
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    ... AND SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER THROUGH THE START MENU Media Card Reader Problems NO DRIVE LETTER IS ASSIGNED -..., Windows Vista does not automatically assign a drive letter to the Media Card Reader. To manually assign a drive for the Media Card Reader: 1 Click Start , right-click Computer and select ...
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    ..." on page 125) to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the memory. • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics"... For more information about the type of memory supported by your computer, see "Memory" on page 177. • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on ...
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    ... Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions ...>. 3 After the computer turns off, reconnect the mouse cable as shown on the on the setup diagram for your... mouse to the computer, and try using the mouse. CHECK THE MOUSE SETTINGS - Windows XP...
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    ... 92. R U N T H E H A R D W A R E TR O U B L E S H O O T E R - See "Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems in the Microsoft Windows® XP and .... R U N T H E H A R D W A R E TR O U B L E S H O O T E R - See "Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems in the Microsoft Windows® XP and ...
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    ... in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S O F F - The computer is either turned off or is not receiving power. • Reseat the power cable into both the power connector on the ...
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    ... electrical power, a device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed. • Remove and then reinstall the memory modules (see "Memory" on page 123). • Remove and then reinstall any cards (see ... strip • Multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet Printer Problems CAUTION:...
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    ...the settings, as needed. R E I N S T A L L T H E P R I N T E R D R I V E R - See the printer documentation for instructions. Scanner Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any... information. • Ensure that the scanner cables are securely connected to the scanner and the computer. 78 Solving Problems
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    ... of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. No sound from speakers NOTE: The volume control in some MP3 players overrides ...have been listening to MP3 songs, ensure that you did not turn the player volume down or off. C H...
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    ... See "Manually Reinstalling Drivers" on page 94. R U N T H E H A R D W A R E TR O U B L E S H O O T E R - See "Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems in the ... corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted. ENSURE THAT THE CORRECT AUDIO SOLUTION ...
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    ... - • Ensure that the graphics cable is connected as shown on the setup diagram for your computer. If an optional video card is installed, check that the monitor cable is connected to the card, rather than the video connector on the system board. ...
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    ... the screen is difficult to read C H E C K T H E M O N I T O R S E T T I N G S — See the monitor documentation for instructions on adjusting the contrast and brightness, demagnetizing (... Personalization→ Display Settings. 2 Adjust Resolution and Colors settings, as needed. 82 Solving Problems
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    ...different states: • If the power light is off, the computer is either turned off or is not receiving ... is steady blue and the computer is not responding: - - • If the power light is blinking blue,... normal operation.If the power light is blue and the computer is not responding: - - Ensure...
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    ... the computer encountered a possible motherboard failure. If your computer beeps during start-up: 1 Write down the beep code. 2 Run the Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). 84 Troubleshooting Tools
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    ...BIOS checksum failure. Possible motherboard failure. No memory modules are detected. Contact Dell. 2 1 If you ... your computer (see "Installing Memory" on page 125). 3 If the problem persists, contact Dell. ... motherboard Contact Dell. failure RAM Read/Write failure 1 Ensure that no special memory ...
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    ...the same error (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200 for assistance). C M O S C H E C K S U M E R R O R - Possible motherboard failure or RTC battery ... cables /swap hard disks (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200 for assistance). H A R D - D I S K D R I V E R E A D F A I L U R E - Possible HDD failure...
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    ... T - A chip on the system board might be malfunctioning or motherboard failure (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200 for assistance). N O N - S YS T E M D I S K O R D I S K E R R O R - Replace the floppy disk with one that has a bootable operating...
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    ... instructions in the Product Information Guide. When to Use the Dell Diagnostics If you experience a problem ... "Lockups and Software Problems" on page 70) and run the Dell Diagnostics before ... to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. 88 Troubleshooting ...
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    ... and Utilities media. 2 Shut down and restart the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press immediately. ... multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer. 7 When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run. Troubleshooting Tools 89...
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    ... down the error code and problem description and see "Contacting Dell" on page 200. NOTE: 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. 90 Troubleshooting Tools
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    ... for running the test. device. The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration information for all devices from system setup, memory, and various ... 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. 6 ...
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    Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed-no further installation or ... Drivers and Utilities" on page 92). Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com and your Drivers and Utilities media provide approved drivers for Dell™...
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    ... Your Operating System" on page 96) does not resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Drivers and Utilities media. 1 With the Windows...media and click Finish to restart the computer. 4 When you see the Windows desktop, reinsert the Drivers and Utilities media. Troubleshooting Tools 93
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    ... the Welcome Dell System Owner screen, click Next. NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities media ... that you want to reinstall and follow the instructions on the screen. If a particular driver is not listed, that driver is not required by your operating system. Manually Reinstalling Drivers After extracting ...
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    Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems in the Microsoft Windows® XP and Windows Vista® .... To start the Hardware Troubleshooter: Windows XP: 1 Click Start→ Help and Support. 2 Type ... that best describes the problem and follow the remaining troubleshooting steps. Troubleshooting Tools 95
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    ... for restoring your operating system and preserving data files. Dell PC Restore by Symantec restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer. Dell PC Restore permanently deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any applications installed ...
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    ... window may appear. If you are an administrator on the computer, click Continue; otherwise, contact your ... prompts on the screen. In the event that System Restore did not resolve the issue, you may undo the ... Restore tab and ensure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked. Troubleshooting Tools 97
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    ... your operating system problem. NOTE: Dell PC Restore is not available in all countries or on all computers. Use Dell PC Restore by Symantec only as the last ... Restore. To use PC Restore: 1 Turn on the computer. During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears at the top...
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    ...the computer restarts. 8 After the computer restarts, click OK. Removing Dell PC Restore NOTICE: ...the PC Restore utility from your computer. After you have removed Dell PC Restore, you... PC Restore: 1 Log on to the computer as a local administrator. 2 In Windows Explorer, go to c:\dell\utilities\DSR. ...
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    ... will overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows Vista unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so. 1 Save and close any open files and exit ...
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    ... system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop; then, shut down your computer and try again. NOTE: The ...>. 5 Press any key to Boot from CD-ROM. 6 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. Troubleshooting Tools 101
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    102 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, ... screwdriver Small Phillips screwdriver Small plastic scribe Flash BIOS executable update program on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com Removing and Installing Parts 103
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch ... technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. NOTICE: When you ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    3 Press the power button to ground the system board. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by ..., always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: Do not operate your equipment with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...front of the computer and lifting it up. 5 Set the cover aside in a secure location. Removing the Support ...computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105. 3 Release the card retention bracket by lifting the card retention release lever up. 4 Remove any cable(s) attached to the support...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    1 2 3 5 4 1 support bracket cable clamp 3 card retention bracket 5 support bracket 2 card retention release lever 4 hinge tabs Removing and Installing Parts 107
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... in the Product Information Guide. NOTE: The inside view of your computer may vary based on the computer model. 1 2 5 4 3 1 4 power supply CD or DVD drive 2 5 support bracket hard drive 3 floppy drive or Media Card Reader 108 Removing and ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    System Board Components Inspiron 530s 1 30 7 29 28 27 26 25 9 10 11 12 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 13 14 8 2 3 4 5 6 Removing and Installing Parts 109
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    1 processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) main power connector (ATX_POWER) 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) memory module connectors (DIMM_3) ...2 USB and 1 LAN connector 29 video connector (VGA) 27 2 USB connectors 30 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 110 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Inspiron 530sa 1 29 7 28 2 3 4 5 6 27 26 25 24 8 9 10 23 22 21 20 12 13 11 19 18 17 16 15 14 Removing and Installing Parts 111
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    1 processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) main power connector (ATX_POWER) 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) memory module connectors (DIMM_3) ... 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 28 video connector (VGA) 26 2 USB connectors 29 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 27 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Inspiron 530sb 3 4 1 27 2 5 26 25 24 23 6 22 7 21 20 19 18 17 9 10 11 8 16 15 14 13 12 Removing and Installing Parts 113
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... SYS_FAN2 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) password jumper (CLEAR_PW) CLR_CMOS 3 memory module connectors (DIMM_1) main power connector (ATX_POWER) serial ATA drive...24 2 USB connectors 27 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 23 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 26 video connector (VGA)...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Inspiron 530sc 1 31 2 3 4 5 6 30 29 28 27 26 7 8 9 25 24 23 22 10 11 12 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 Removing and Installing Parts 115
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... module connectors (DIMM_2) password jumper (CLR_PSWD) 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) memory module connectors (DIMM_3) main power connector (ATX_POWER) 3 memory module connectors (DIMM_1) memory module connectors (DIMM_4) serial ATA drive connectors (SATA0) 4 5...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Inspiron 530sd 1 26 5 25 24 23 22 21 6 2 3 4 20 19 18 17 16 7 8 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 Removing and Installing Parts 117
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...connector (CPU_FAN) password jumper (CLEAR_PSWD) serial ATA drive connectors (SATA0) 3 memory module connectors (DIMM_1) main power connector (ATX_POWER) Front Panel 4 ... USB and 1 LAN connector 25 video connector (VGA) 23 2 USB connectors 26 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 24 fan...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments DC Power Connector P1 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Removing and Installing Parts 119
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    Pin Number Signal name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 3.3 V 3.3 V RTN 5V RTN 5V RTN POK 5 V AUX +12 V +12 V 3.3 V 3.3 V -12 V RTN PS_ON RTN RTN RTN OPEN 5V 5V 5V RTN Wire Color Wire Size Orange Orange Black Red Black Red Black Gray Purple Yellow Yellow Orange Orange...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    DC Power Connector P2 3 1 4 2 Pin Number Signal Name 1 2 3 4 GND GND +12 VADC +12 VADC 18-AWG Wire Black Black Yellow Yellow DC Power Connectors P3, P5, and P6 Pin Number Signal name 18-AWG Wire 1 2 3 4 5 +3.3 VDC GND +5 VDC GND +12 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    DC Power Connector P4 Pin Number 1 2 3 4 Signal Name +5 VDC GND GND +12 VADC 22-AWG Wire Red Black Black Yellow DC Power Connector P7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Signal Name 18-AWG Wire N/C COM COM +3.3 VDC +5 VDC +12 VDC Black Black Orange Red Yellow...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... not install ECC or buffered memory modules. Only unbuffered, non-ECC memory is supported. Memory Installation Guidelines: Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc • DIMM connectors must be populated in numerical order beginning with connectors DIMM_1 and DIMM_3, then ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Inspiron 530sb/530sd • DIMM connectors must be populated in numerical order beginning with connector DIMM_1, then connector ... 1 and 3 or DIMM connectors 2 and 4 (not applicable for 530sb/530sd). NOTE: Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty. 124 Removing and Installing ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Press the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector. Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc 1 2 3 1 3 memory connector closest from processor (DIMM_1) connector 2 securing clips (2) Removing and Installing Parts 125
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Inspiron 530sb/530sd 1 2 3 1 3 memory connector closest from processor (DIMM_1) connector 2 securing clips (2) 3 Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector. 3 2 1 4 1 3 cutouts (2) notch 2 4 memory module crossbar NOTICE: To avoid damage to the memory ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of memory (RAM) listed. Removing Memory CAUTION: Before you begin any of ... in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: Before removing memory, you must remove the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...slot location. PCI and PCI Express Cards Your computer supports two PCI cards, one PCI Express x16 card and one ...section. If you are removing but not replacing a card, see "Removing a PCI/PCI.... If you are replacing a card, remove the current driver for the card from the operating system. 128...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    .../PCI Express Card 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105. 1 2 1 card retention release lever ...retention bracket by lifting the card retention release lever up. 4 Remove the support bracket. See ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer, remove the card. If necessary... it out of its connector. 2 3 4 1 5 1 PCI Express x16 card 2 securing tab 3 PCI Express x1... the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer. CAUTION: Some network...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...the slot. 3 4 2 5 6 1 1 4 alignment bar alignment guide 2 5 fully-seated card bracket within slot 3 6 not fully seated card bracket caught outside of slot 8 Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173)...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.... network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. 1 4 3 2 1 3 card retention release lever PCI card slot 2 4...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    .... 14 Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation. Removing a PCI... Express Card 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer... over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...on. 9 Remove the card's driver from the operating system. 10 If you removed a sound card: a b Enter system ... connector: a b Connect the network cable to the integrated connector on the back panel of the computer. See "Inspiron 530sa/530sc" on page 19 and "Inspiron 530sb/530sd" on page 21. 134 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric ...fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. Removing the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Replacing the Bezel 1 Align and insert the bottom tabs into the front panel hinges. 1 2 3 1 bottom tabs (3) 2 top tabs (3) 3 bezel 2 Rotate the bezel toward the computer until the three top tabs snap into place on the front panel. 136 Removing and Installing Parts
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...One optional floppy drive or an optional Media Card Reader One CD or DVD drive 1 2 3 4 5 1 4 power supply CD or DVD drive 2 5 hard drive floppy drive... the system board. NOTE: SATA 4 and SATA 5 are not supported on Inspiron 530sb/530sd. Removing and Installing Parts 137...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... 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 3 1 2 1 power cable 2 power input connector 3 data cable Drive Interface Connectors The drive cable connectors are ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see"Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the support bracket (see "Removing the Support Bracket" on page 106). 4 Disconnect the power and data cables from the drive. 5 Disconnect the data cable from the system board. ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...cable 2 system board connector 5 hard drive 3 power cable NOTE: The location of connectors on the system ...support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 9 Replace the computer cover (see ...Computer Cover" on page 174). 10 Connect computer and other devices to an electrical outlet...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the support bracket (see "... your computer. 5 Attach the shoulder screws to the hard drive. 1 2 1 hard drive 2 screws(4) 6 Connect the power ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 11 Replace the computer cover (see... cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the support bracket (see... the Support Bracket" on page 106). 4 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...1 second hard drive (optional) 2 screws (4) 7 Connect the power and data cables to the drive. 8 Connect the ... bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 13 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    15 See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. 16 Check the... you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of electric ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    1 2 1 floppy drive 2 spring clamps (2) 5 Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the floppy drive. 6 Disconnect the data cable from the system board. 7 Press the two spring clamps and slide out the floppy drive along with the FlexBay drive cage from the FlexBay slot. 8 Remove the two ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ..." on page 155). 13 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 136). 14 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 15 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. 16 Check the system setup for ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Installing a Floppy Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the bezel (see "Removing the Bezel" on page 135). 4 Remove the CD or DVD drive (...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... drive in the FlexBay drive cage. 9 Slide the FlexBay drive cage along with the floppy drive in the FlexBay slot till it snaps in place. 10 Attach the power and data cables to the floppy drive. 11 Connect the other end of the data cable to the connector labeled "FLOPPY" on the system board (see "...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... to their electrical outlets, and turn them on. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required ... Diskette Drive option. 18 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). Removing the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... insert whenever the floppy drive is removed from the computer. Media Card Reader CAUTION: Before you begin ... unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. Removing a Media Card Reader 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... FlexBay USB cable and the power cable from the back of the Media Card Reader and from the internal ... separate it from the FlexBay drive cage. *1 2 *Not present on all computers. 3 1 media card reader 2 screws ... in place. 10 If you are not reinstalling the Media Card Reader, replace the drive ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. Installing a Media Card Reader 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (... (see "Removing the Bezel" on page 135). 4 If this is a new card reader installation: • • Remove the drive panel insert (...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    *Not present on all computers. 1* 1 Media Card Reader 12 Replace the CD/DVD drive (see "Installing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 155). 13 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 136). 14 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 15 Connect your ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against ... cable from the system board connector. 5 Disconnect the power cable and the CD/DVD drive .../DVD drive out through the front of the computer. 1 2 1 CD/DVD drive bay release ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... Insert" on page 150). 8 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 136). 9 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 10 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. 11 Configure the drives in ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... bay till it snaps in place. 1 1 CD/DVD drive 6 Connect the power and data cables to the drive. 7 Connect the data cable ... the appropriate Drive option. 12 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). 156 Removing and Installing ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To prevent static ...years. If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning ... cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 4 Remove the support bracket (see ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... 8 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 9 Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the ..., first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. 10 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. 11 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Replacing the Power Supply 1 Follow the procedures in "Before..." on page 154). 6 Remove the hard drive power cable, CD/DVD drive data.... 7 Remove the three screws that attach the power supply to the back of the computer chassis. Removing and...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... lift it out. 9 Slide the replacement power supply toward the back of the computer. 10 Replace and tighten all screws that secure the power supply to the back of the computer chassis. CAUTION: Failure ...front panel cable to the securing clip on the side of the power supply. NOTE: Double-check all ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 17 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). I/O Panel CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...on page 174). 6 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 7 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). 162 Removing and Installing Parts
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: The heat sink assembly, power supply, and other components may be very ... metal surface on the computer chassis. NOTE: The processor fan with the heatsink is one single unit. Do not try to ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly NOTICE: Do not touch the fan blades when you are removing the processor ... the system board (see "Inside View of Your Computer" on page 108). 4 Carefully move away any cables ... processor fan/heat sink assembly in your computer may not look exactly like the one shown in...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...Assembly NOTICE: When reinstalling the fan, ensure that you do not pinch the wires that run between the system board ... fan/heat sink assembly in your computer may not look exactly like the one shown ...page 174). 5 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. Removing and...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Removing the Processor 1 Follow the procedures in "...touch it. 3 Remove the processor fan/heat sink assembly from the computer (see "Removing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly" on ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... metal surface on the back of the computer. NOTICE: When replacing the processor, do not touch any... 103. 2 Unpack the new processor, being careful not to touch the underside of the processor. NOTICE: You... and the computer when you turn on the computer. 3 If the release lever on the socket is not fully...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... the processor fan/heat sink assembly (see "Installing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly" on page 165). NOTICE: Ensure that the heat sink assembly is correctly seated and secure. 12 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 168 Removing and Installing Parts
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: The heat sink assembly, power supply, and other components may be very ...touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Removing the Chassis Fan NOTICE: Do not touch the fan ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... 105). 3 Slide the chassis fan in place towards the back of the computer. 4 Tighten the screw to secure the chassis fan. System Board ... always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: The heat sink assembly, power supply, and other components may be very hot...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... installing the new system board. 7 Remove the eight screws from the system board. 8 Lift the system board up and out. System Board Screws Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc 1 2 1 screws (8) 2 system board Removing and Installing Parts 171
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Inspiron 530sb/530sd 1 2 1 screws (6) 2 system board Place the system board assembly that you just removed next to the ... locations from which you removed them (see "Installing Memory" on page 125). 6 Replace any add-in cards on the system board. 7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. 9 Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88... the hard drive bay and press it down. 4 Ensure that the support bracket is seated correctly and replace the card retention...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... 2 3 1 support bracket 2 card retention release lever 3 card retention bracket Replacing the Computer Cover CAUTION: Before you begin any... in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: Do not operate your equipment with...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...cover tab 2 slot 3 computer cover 7 Move the computer to the upright position. NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. NOTICE: Ensure that none of the system air-vents are blocked. Removing ...
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    176 Removing and Installing Parts
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Appendix Specifications Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc Processor Processor type Intel® Core™2 ... (NVRAM) NIC G33/ICH9 RAID 1 support (on-board) seven 24 16 Mb (Inspiron 530s only) 8Mb (Inspiron 530sa/530sc) Integrated network... GB 512 MB 4 GB (Inspiron 530s only) 8 GB (Inspiron 530sa/530sc) Appendix 177...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Video Type Audio Type Expansion Bus Bus type PCI 2.3 PCI Express ... connector size connector data width (maximum) PCI Express connector connector size ... connector size connector data width (maximum) one x16 164 pins 16 ... Realtek ALC888 (7.1 Channel audio) Intel integrated video Bus speed 178 Appendix...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... drive (optional) one 3.5-inch floppy drive (optional) or Media Card Reader (optional) NOTE: Floppy drive is supported only on Inspiron 530s. Connectors External connectors: Video Network adapter USB Audio 15-hole connector RJ-45 connector two front-panel ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...-pin connectors one 4-pin connector one 24-pin connector Inspiron 530sb/530sd Processor Processor type Intel® Core™2 Duo ... associative, writeback SRAM Memory Type Memory connectors Memory capacities Minimum memory Maximum memory Computer Information Chipset RAID Support DMA channels Interrupt ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Video Type Audio Type Expansion Bus Bus type PCI 2.3 PCI Express ... connector size connector data width (maximum) PCI Express connector connector size ... connector size connector data width (maximum) one x16 164 pins 16... Realtek ALC662 (5.1- Channel audio) Intel integrated video Bus speed Appendix 181...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... 5.25-inch Serial ATA CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW, or combo drive (optional) one Media Card Reader (optional) Connectors External connectors: Video Network adapter USB Audio System board connectors: Serial ATA Internal USB device Floppy drive ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    Connectors (continued) Memory Power 12V Power four 240-pin connectors one 4-pin connector one 24-pin connector Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd Controls and Lights Front of computer: Power button Power light push button blue light - Blinking ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    Power DC power supply: Wattage Maximum heat dissipation 250 W 162 W NOTE: Heat dissipation is calculated by using the power supply wattage rating. Voltage (see the 115/230 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 6A/3A safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide for important ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...selectable option such as the user password To read the current amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed Before you ... future reference. NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes can make your computer work incorrectly...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then, shut down your computer and try again. System ... number and date information. Shows the service tag of the computer. Identifies whether the computer's processor supports Hyper-Threading and lists ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ..., channel mode (dual or single), and type of memory installed. Standard CMOS Features Date/Time SATA Info SATA HDD AutoDetection Capacity Drive A Halt On Displays current date and ... to which the hard drive is attached. The combined installed capacity of all the SATA devices. None; 1.44M, 3.5 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... by default) Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default) Enabled or Disabled (Disabled by default) IDE; RAID (IDE by default) NOTE: Applicable for Inspiron 530s, 530sa, and 530sc only. S1(POS); S3(STR) (S3(STR) by default) On; Off (On by default)...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... Current Boot 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 Drivers and Utilities media, but you want the computer to boot from the hard drive when the diagnostic ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then, shut down your computer and try again. The Boot Device Menu appears, listing all...the current boot only. For example, if you are booting to a USB memory key, highlight USB Flash Device and press
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Inspiron 530s Inspiron 530sa Appendix 191
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Inspiron 530sb 1 2 3 1 2 3 Inspiron 530sc 1 2 3 1 2 3 192 Appendix
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    Inspiron 530sd 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1... cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug...computer. 8 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. Appendix ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... CMOS settings: a Locate the 3-pin CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) on the system board based on your computer model: "Inspiron 530s" on page 191 "Inspiron 530sa" on page 191 "Inspiron 530sb" on page 192 "Inspiron 530sc" on page 192 "Inspiron 530sd" on page 193 Remove ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... is available or when replacing the system board. 1 Turn on the computer. 2 Locate the BIOS update file for your computer at the Dell Support website at support.dell.com. 3 Click Download Now to download the file. 4 If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Computer, Keyboard, and ...outlet. Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid ...and holes on your computer and from between the keys on the keyboard. NOTICE: Do not wipe...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dell-installed hardware. In addition to this technician-assisted technical support, online technical support is available at ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Dell provides limited technical support for the computer and any "Dell-installed" software and peripherals1...and any optional support service contract purchased with the computer. All Dell-standard components ...installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dell-branded module bay or PC ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... are on different branch circuits. If necessary, consult a representative of Dell Inc. or an experienced radio/television technician for additional ... with the FCC regulations: Product name: Model number: Company name: Dell™ Inspiron™ 530s Series DCSLF Dell Inc. Worldwide Regulatory Compliance & ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...or Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and ... available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer support issues: 1 Visit ... Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need. 6 Choose the method of contacting Dell ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... - A dedicated graphics port that allows system memory to be used for video-related tasks. AGP delivers a smooth, ... video image because of the faster interface between the video circuitry and the computer memory. AHCI - Advanced Host Controller Interface - An interface for a SATA hard drive ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...system - A program (or utility) that serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system. Unless ... what effect these settings have on the computer, do not change them. Also referred... can be either a reserved section of main memory or an independent high-speed storage device...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...- continuity rambus in-line memory module - A special module that has no memory chips and is used to fill unused RIMM slots. cursor - The... is installed in or connected to your computer. device driver - See driver. DIMM - dual in-line memory module - A circuit board with memory chips that ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... Force - A consortium of hardware and software companies who develop management standards for distributed desktop, network, enterprise, and Internet environments. domain - A group of computers, programs, and devices on a network that are ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...board in some computers, expanding the capabilities of the computer. Examples include video, modem, and sound cards. expansion slot - A ...located on a sticker on your Dell™ computer. Use the Express Service Code when contacting Dell for assistance. Express Service Code service may not be available...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...A DIMM with DDR2 DRAM chips and an Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB) that speeds communication between ... and physical interface between the processor and RAM. FTP - file transfer protocol - A standard ... for computer processors, buses, and interfaces are often measured in GHz. graphics mode - A video ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... processors that helps dissipate heat. hibernate mode - A power management mode that saves everything in memory to a reserved space on the hard drive and then turns off the computer. When you restart the computer, the memory information that was saved to the hard drive ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...- A unit of data that equals 1024 bits. A measurement of the capacity of memory integrated circuits. KB - kilobyte - A unit of data that equals 1024 bytes but is often... other parallel device. M Mb - megabit - A measurement of memory chip capacity that equals 1024 Kb. Mbps - ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...is typically used for data transfer ratings. media bay - A bay that supports devices such as optical drives, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module. memory - A temporary data storage area inside your computer. Because the data in memory is not ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... random access memory - A type of memory that stores data when the computer is turned off or loses its external power source. NVRAM is ..., they will operate at the slower speed. PCMCIA - Personal Computer Memory Card International Association - The organization that establishes standards for PC ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... programs, loaded automatically by the BIOS, that perform basic tests on the major computer components, such as memory, hard drives, and video. If no problems are detected during POST, the computer continues the start-up. processor -...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...radiations, such as infrared and light. ROM - read-only memory - Memory that stores data and programs that cannot be ... reset - A jumper on the system board of some computers that can often be used for troubleshooting problems. S SAS - serial attached SCSI - A faster, serial version of the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    Service Tag - A bar code label on your computer that identifies your computer when you access Dell Support at support.dell.com or when you call Dell for customer service or technical support. setup program - A program that is used to install and ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    SXGA+ - super-extended graphics array plus - A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1400 ...- unified memory allocation - System memory dynamically allocated to video. UPS - uninterruptible power supply - A backup power source...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... — ultra extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200. V video controller — The circuitry on a video card or on the system board (in computers with an integrated video controller) that provides the video capabilitiesମ.
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... WXGA - wide-aspect extended graphics array - A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1280 x 800. X XGA - extended graphics array - A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1024 x 768....
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Index A audio. See sound CD-RW drive problems, 65 CDs, 34 playing, 31 B battery problems, 63 replacing, 157 beep codes, 84...34 cover removing, 105-106 replacing, 174 C cards installing PCI, 129 PCI, 128 removing ... slots, 128 types supported, 128 CD/DVD drive installing, 155 problems, 65 removing,...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... Dell contacting, 200 support policy, 197 support site, 12 Dell Diagnostics, 88 diagnostics beep codes, 84 Dell, 88 documentation End User License ... and Utilities media, 93 Dell Diagnostics, 88 drives, 137 hard drive,...11 error messages beep codes, 84 troubleshooting, 68 F Files and Settings Transfer ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...installing second, 142 problems, 66 removing, 139 hardware beep codes, 84 conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 hibernate mode, 42-43, 45...-40 display settings, 40 extended desktop mode, 40 hard to read, 82 motherboard. See system board mouse problems, 74 I I/O panel replacing, 162...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...65 computer crashes, 70-71 computer stops responding, 70 conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 drives, 64 DVD drive, 65..., 66 Internet, 66 keyboard, 69 Media Card Reader, 72 memory, 73 modem, 66 monitor is... 47 options, schemes, 42 problems, 76 standby mode, 41, 44 power light conditions, 76 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... the Drivers and Utilities CD, 89 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive, 88 support contacting Dell, 200 policy, 197 R regulatory information, 11 Removing Memory, 127 S S.M.A.R.T, 87 safety instructions, 11 SATA. See serial ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... 54, 60 Program Compatibility Wizard, 71 T technical support policy, 197 transferring information to a new computer, 54, 60 troubleshooting conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 Hardware Troubleshooter, 95 restore to previous state, 96 tips, 63 TV connect ...



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