Dell Inspiron 530S Owner's Manual

Dell Inspiron 530S Manual

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  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    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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    Copying CDs and DVDs. ... 34 34 35 36 37 39 39 How to Copy a CD or DVD. Helpful Tips Using Blank CDs and DVDs . ... Using a Media Card Reader (Optional) Connecting Two Monitors ... Connecting Two Monitors With VGA Connectors ... Connecting One Monitor With...
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    ... Operating System Connecting to the Internet . ... Setting Up Your Internet Connection . 2 Solving Problems . Troubleshooting Tips. Battery Problems Drive Problems ...64 65 66 66 68 69 70 70 70 70 70 ... ... CD and DVD drive problems Hard drive problems ... E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems . ...
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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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    ...the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Media ...Dell Diagnostics Main Menu . Drivers ... 89 90 91 91 92 92 ... ...... . 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 ... Disconnecting Drive Cables ...Hard Drives Floppy Drive (Optional) Media Card Reader . CD/DVD Drive . Battery ... ... ... ... Replacing the Battery . Power Supply ... Replacing the Power ...
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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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    ... 196 196 197 197 197 198 198 198 198 200 ... Clearing Forgotten Passwords. Inspiron 530s Inspiron 530sa . Inspiron 530sb . ..., Keyboard, and Monitor Floppy Drive (Optional) CDs and DVDs . ... ... Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only) . Definition of "Dell-Installed" Software and Peripherals. . ...
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    ... information Terms and Conditions (U.S. only) Safety instructions Regulatory information Ergonomics information End User License Agreement Find it Here Dell™ ... 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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    ... asked questions • Community - Online discussion with other Dell customers • Upgrades - Upgrade information for components, such as memory... and white papers • Downloads - Certified drivers, patches, and software updates Dell Support Website - support.dell.com NOTE: Select your region to...
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    ... (DSS)- If To download Desktop System Software: you reinstall the operating system for 1 Go to support.dell.com and click your computer, you should also reinstall ... drives, optical drives, and USB devices. Utilities→ Dell Desktop System DSS is necessary for correct operation of ...
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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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    ... 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 or close the ...
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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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    ...may not be available on your computer. Access connectors for any installed PCI and PCI Express cards. Plug USB, audio, and other devices into the ... 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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    ...connector. See "Back Panel Connectors" on page 23 for more information. 2 padlock rings 3 4 5 6 7 power supply light power connector voltage selector switch card slots back panel connectors 20 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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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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    ... Plug USB, audio, 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 connector voltage selector switch card slots back panel connectors 22 Setting Up and Using ...
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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 yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A high volume of network traffic may make this light ...
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    ... sound) to attach headphones and most speakers with integrated amplifiers. On computers with a sound card, use the connector on the card. Use... Use the gray connector to provide enhanced surround audio for computers with 7.1 speakers. On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the ...
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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 light when the computer is transmitting or receiving network data. A ... cable has been securely attached. NOTE: Do not plug a telephone cable into the network connector. On...
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    ... device such as a cassette player, CD player, or VCR. On computers with a sound card, use the connector ...attach headphones and most speakers with integrated amplifiers. On computers with a sound card, use the connector ... with a video card, use the connector on the card. 26 Setting Up and Using Your ...
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    ... overheat. 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...
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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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    ... or ink cartridge. For technical assistance, refer to the printer owner's manual or contact the printer manufacturer. Printer Cable Your printer connects to your computer with either ... USB cable or a parallel cable. Your printer may not come with a printer cable, so if you purchase...
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    ...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 a printer to start the Add Printer Wizard. 5 Install the printer driver if necessary. See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities"...
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    Playing CDs and DVDs NOTICE: Do not press down on the CD or DVD tray when you open or close it. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive. NOTICE: Do not move the computer when you are playing CDs or DVDs. 1 Press the eject button on the front of the ...
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    ... on the CD 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...
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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 ... 2 Under Speaker settings click Advanced. 3 Under Speaker Setup choose Surround sound 5.1 setup. Windows Vista 1 Click Start , point to Control Panel→ Hardware and ...
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    ... have a CD-RW, DVD+/-RW, or 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 CD or DVD. You can also use Sonic Digital Media for other ...
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    ... and click the Disc Copy button. The computer reads your source CD or DVD and copies the data to a temporary folder on your computer hard drive. When prompted, insert a blank CD or DVD into the drive and click OK. • If you have two CD or DVD drives, select the drive into which you have ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...available DVD players used in home theater systems may not support all available DVD formats. For a list of formats supported by your DVD player, see the documentation provided with your DVD player or contact the manufacturer. Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW to its...
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    Using a Media Card Reader (Optional) Use the Media Card 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) ...
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    ... Card (SD)/ MultiMediaCard (MMC) xD-Picture Card and SmartMedia (SMC) To use the Media ...determine the proper orientation for insertion. 2 Slide the media or card into the appropriate slot until it is completely ...you encounter resistance, do not force the media or card. Check the card orientation and ...
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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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    ... power while in standby mode, it may lose data. NOTICE: The graphics card in your computer is installed in the 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 ...
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    ... and then completely turning off the computer. When the computer exits from hibernate mode, the desktop is restored to... enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory, Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate ... and turning off the hard drive. 42 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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    ... - If you want your computer to run with minimal power conservation. Max Battery - If your ...to activate standby mode, activate hibernate mode, or turn off the computer. To program these functions, click an ... hibernate support check box on the Hibernate tab. Setting Up and Using Your Computer 43
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    ...to reduce the amount of electricity your computer uses when it is on and you are not using it. You can reduce... 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 ...
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    ... three power plans - the top option is Dell Recommended - this is the currently active plan. There ... then completely turning off the computer. When the computer exits from hibernate mode, the desktop is restored ... Hibernate from the user if Hybrid Sleep is enabled. See Help and Support for further...
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    ... hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory, Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before ... the settings you want and create a custom power plan here). Choose when to turn off the display Change when the computer sleeps. 46 Setting Up and Using ...
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    ... Vista automatically sets Intel Speedstep technologies in the Dell Recommended, Balanced, and Power Saver ...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...same size in order to ensure that the larger drive does not contain unallocated (and therefore unusable) space...is equal to the size of the smallest drive in the configuration. 48 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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    Configuring Your Hard Drives for RAID At 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 least two hard drives installed in your ...
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    ... NOTE: When you perform this operation, all data on the RAID drives will be lost. NOTE: If your computer currently boots to RAID and you delete the RAID volume in the Intel RAID Option ROM, your computer will become unbootable. 1 Press when you are prompted to enter...
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    ...two new drives to an existing single-drive computer (and the operating system is on the single drive),...You already have a two-hard drive computer configured into an array, but you ...Storage Manager. NOTE: If you do not see an Actions menu option, you have not yet set your computer to RAID-enabled mode ...
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    ... Back to make changes. 9 Follow Microsoft Windows procedures for creating a partition on the new RAID volume. Deleting a RAID Volume NOTE: While ...the Intel® 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 ...
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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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    ... hard drive, and the computer has reported a degraded RAID 1 volume, you can manually rebuild the computer's redundancy mirror to a new hard drive ... following section that corresponds to the operating system your computer is running. Microsoft® Windows® XP The Microsoft Windows XP ...
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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 must ... New Computer→ Next. 4 On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I will use the wizard from the ...
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    ... a wizard disk, use your new computer with Windows XP and perform the following steps: 1 ... the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer→ Next. 4 On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I want to create a Wizard... a writable CD, and click OK. 56 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... to move data from a source computer to a new computer. You can transfer data, such as User account Files and folders Program settings Internet settings ...or you can store it on removable media, such as a writable CD, for transfer to the new computer. There are two ways to access the...
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    ... NOTICE: Plug the network cable into the network adapter connector on the computer. Do not plug the network cable into the modem connector on the computer. Do not plug a network cable into a telephone wall jack. 1 Connect the network cable to the network adapter ...
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    ...network. NOTE: Selecting the connection method 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...
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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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    ...described in this chapter may be replaceable by a certified service technician only and are not custom replaceable. Troubleshooting Tips Follow these tips when ...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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    ...on page 185. TE S T T H E D R I V E - • Insert another floppy disk, CD, or DVD to eliminate the possibility that the original one is defective...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. ...
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    CD and DVD drive problems NOTE: High-speed CD or DVD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise, ... by clicking any boxes that are checked. C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R S A N D S U B W O O F E R - See "Sound and Speaker Problems" on page 79. Problems writing to a CD/DVD-RW drive C L O S E O T H...
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    Hard drive problems RUN CHECK DISK - Windows XP: 1 Click Start and click My Computer.... continue the 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 the ...
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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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    ... Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If the message is not listed, see the documentation for...file. To remove and then reinstall the program: Windows XP: 1 Click Start→ Control Panel→Add or Remove ...
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    ...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 ... 185) 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 Windows ...
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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 ... the electrical outlet The computer stops responding NOTICE: You might lose data if you are unable to perform an...
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    ... Then restart your computer. Other software problems CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION - ... is installed and configured properly. • Verify that the device drivers do not conflict with the program. • If necessary, uninstall and ...
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    ... is mapped to a network drive, 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 Manage. 2 Click Continue if prompted. 3...
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    ... Memory" on page 125) to ensure that your computer is successfully communicating with the memory. • Run the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on...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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    Mouse Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. C L E A N T H E M O U S E - See "Mouse" on page 196 for instructions on cleaning the mouse. CHECK THE MOUSE ...
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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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    ... 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. •..., such as a lamp. IF THE POWER LIGHT IS STEADY BLUE AND THE COMPUTER IS NOT R E S P O N D I N G - See "Beep Codes" ...
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    ...(see "Cards" on page 128). • Remove and then reinstall the graphics card, if applicable (see "Removing a PCI/PCI Express Card" on page 133). E L I M I N A T E I N T E R F E R E N C E - Some possible causes of interference are: • Power, keyboard, and mouse extension cables ...
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    ... Ports. 4 Adjust 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 of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product ...
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    ...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 ... are connected as shown on the setup diagram supplied with the speakers. If you purchased a sound card, ensure that the...
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    ... in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted. D I S C O N N E C T H E A D P H O N E S F R O M T H E H E A D P H O N E C O N N E C T O R - Sound from the speakers is automatically disabled when headphones are ...
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    Video and Monitor Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety ... 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 ...
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    ... cm (2 ft) away from the monitor. M O V E T H E M O N I T O R A W A Y F R O M E X T E R N A L P O W E R S O U R C E S - Fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, and other electrical ... INTERFERENCE ADJUST THE WINDOWS DISPLAY SETTINGS - Windows XP: 1 Click Start→ Control Panel→ Appearance and ...
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    Troubleshooting Tools Power Lights CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. The power button light (bi-color ...: • If the power light is off, the computer is either turned off or is not receiving power. ...
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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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    ... type into your computer (see "Installing Memory" on page 125). 3 If the problem persists, contact Dell. 3 4 Possible motherboard Contact Dell. failure RAM Read/Write failure 1 Ensure..., contact Dell. Contact Dell. 6 7 CPU cache test failure Contact Dell. Troubleshooting Tools 85
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    ... during HDD POST. check 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 during HDD boot test (see "Contacting Dell" on page 200 for assistance). K E Y B O A R D F A...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... HAS EXCEEDED ITS NORMAL OPERATING RANGE. DELL RECOMMENDS T H A T Y O U B A C K U P Y O U R D A T A R E G U L A R L Y. A P A R A M E T E R O U T O F R A N G E M A Y O R M A Y N O T I N D I C A T E A P O T E N T I A L H A R D D R I V E P R O B L E M . - S.M.A.R.T error, possible HDD failure. This ...
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    ... you begin. NOTICE: The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell™ computers. NOTE: The Drivers and ...no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and ... to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive. 88 Troubleshooting ...
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    Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities Media 1 Insert the Drivers and Utilities media. 2 Shut down and restart the computer. When the DELL logo ...your computer. 7 When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run. Troubleshooting Tools ...
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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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    ...the test and may indicate requirements for running the test. device. The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration information for all devices from system... to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen. 6 Remove the Drivers and Utilities media...
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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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    ... InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears, remove the Drivers and Utilities 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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    5 At the Welcome Dell System Owner screen, click Next. NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities media displays drivers only ...a particular driver is not listed, that driver is not required by your operating system. Manually Reinstalling Drivers After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described...
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    Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems in the Microsoft Windows® XP and Windows Vista® Operating System If ...use the Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the incompatibility. To start the Hardware Troubleshooter: Windows XP: 1 Click Start→ Help and Support. 2 Type hardware troubleshooter in ...
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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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    ... click Help and Support. 2 In the search box, type System Restore and press . NOTE: The User Account Control window may appear. If you are an administrator on the computer, click ... System 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 ... 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 of the screen. 2 Immediately upon seeing the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...the PC Restore utility from your computer. After you have removed Dell PC Restore, you will not be able to use it to restore your computer's .... To remove PC Restore: 1 Log on to the computer as a local administrator. 2 In Windows Explorer, go to c:\dell\utilities\DSR. 3 Double-...
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    ... 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop; then, shut down your computer and try again. NOTE: The next ... specified in the system setup program. 4 When the boot device list appears, highlight CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive and press . 5 Press ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    102 Troubleshooting Tools
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... this chapter may be replaceable by a certified service technician only and are not custom replaceable. Before You Begin ... 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 ...
  • 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
    ... begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of ... always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. CAUTION: Do not operate your equipment with any cover(s) (including...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the 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 bracket cable clamp. 5 Pivot the ...
  • 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
    ... 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 Installing Parts
  • 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
    ... socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) main power connector (ATX_POWER) 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) memory module connectors (DIMM_3) Floppy Drive ... (PCIE_X1) connector (PCIE_X16) 26 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 29 video connector (VGA) 27 2 USB connectors 30 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) ...
  • 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
    ... socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) main power connector (ATX_POWER) 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) memory module connectors (DIMM_3) battery socket 3...(PCIE_X1) connector (PCIE_X16) 25 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 28 video connector (VGA) 26 2 USB connectors 29 power for cpu (ATX_CPU...
  • 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
    1 processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) SYS_FAN2 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) password jumper (CLEAR_PW) CLR_CMOS 3 memory module connectors ...connectors 27 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 23 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 26 video connector (VGA) 114 Removing and Installing Parts
  • 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
    ...processor socket (CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) password jumper (CLR_PSWD) 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) memory module connectors (DIMM_3) main power ... x1 connector (PCIE_X1) 27 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 30 video connector (VGA) 29 chassis fan connector (CHASSIS_FAN) 116 Removing ...
  • 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
    ...(CPU) memory module connectors (DIMM_2) serial ATA drive connectors (SATA1) 2 processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) password jumper (CLEAR_PSWD) serial ATA drive connectors...(PCIE_X1) connector (PCIE_X16) 22 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 25 video connector (VGA) 23 2 USB connectors 26 power for cpu (ATX_CPU...
  • 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
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...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 Blue Black Green Black Black Black 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 22 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 AWG 20 ...
  • 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 VBDC Orange Black Red Black White Removing and Installing ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...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 Pin Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 122 Removing and Installing Parts
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... Do 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 connectors ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Inspiron 530sb/530sd • DIMM connectors must be populated in numerical order beginning with connector DIMM_1,... you purchased the new modules from Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module.../530sd). NOTE: Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty. 124 Removing ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... x16 card. See "Cards" on page 128. NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static ... 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    .... 5 Replace the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on page 128. 6 Replace the computer cover. NOTICE: To connect a ... removing memory, you must remove the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on page 128. NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Cards CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in ... slot location. PCI and PCI Express Cards Your computer supports two PCI cards,... 133. If you are replacing a card, remove the current driver for the card from the operating system. 128 Removing...
  • 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
    5 If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer, remove the card. If necessary,...ease it out of its connector. 2 3 4 1 5 1 PCI Express x16 card 2 securing tab 3 PCI Express x1 ...sure to unplug your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards. 130 Removing ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...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) and...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... information about the card's cable connections. NOTICE: 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 ...network device and then plug it into the computer. 1 4 3 2 1 3 card retention release lever PCI ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    12 If you installed a sound card: a b Enter system setup (see "System Setup"...page 23. 14 Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation. Removing a PCI/PCI ... "Removing the Support Bracket" on page 106. 4 If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. •...
  • 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 setup (see ... 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 Removing and ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Bezel CAUTION: Before 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 shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always ...
  • 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
    ...ATA hard drives 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 ... on 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
    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 3 1 2 1 power cable 2 power input connector 3 data cable Drive Interface Connectors The drive cable connectors are keyed for correct ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against .... NOTICE: To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface. Instead, set... cover (see"Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the support bracket (see...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...and under Drive 0 through 3, set the Drive to the correct configuration. 8 Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 9 Replace the computer cover (see "...the Computer Cover" on page 174). 10 Connect computer and other devices to an electrical outlet. 140...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... 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 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer. 5 Attach the shoulder ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. 13 See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software ... you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... certain that they are properly connected and firmly seated. 12 Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 13 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing ... computer. 14 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against ... the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing... "System Board Components" on page 109. 4 Remove the CD/DVD drive (see "Removing...
  • 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
    ... FlexBay drive insert (see "Replacing the FlexBay Drive Panel Insert" on page 150). 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... Cover" on page 105). 3 Remove the bezel (see "Removing the Bezel" on page 135). 4 Remove the CD or DVD drive (see "Removing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 154). 5 Remove the FlexBay drive insert (see "Removing the FlexBay Drive Panel Insert" on page 149). 6 Press...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... out of the way to avoid blocking airflow between the fan and cooling vents. 13 Replace the CD or DVD drive (see "Installing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 155). 14 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the Bezel" on page 136). 148 Removing and Installing Parts
  • 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
    ...CD/DVD drive (see "Removing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 154). 5 Disconnect the FlexBay USB cable... separate it from the FlexBay drive cage. *1 2 *Not present on all computers. 3 1 media card reader 2 screws (2)... snaps in place. 10 If you are not reinstalling the Media Card Reader, replace the drive ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    11 Replace the CD/DVD drive (see "Installing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 155). 12 Replace the bezel (see "Replacing the ... Insert" on page 149). Remove the Media Card Reader from its packaging. 5 Remove the CD/DVD drive (see "Removing a CD/DVD Drive" on page 154). 6 Remove the FlexBay drive insert (see "...
  • 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
    ... injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. Removing a CD/DVD Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on ... the CD/DVD drive out through the front of the computer. 1 2 1 CD/DVD drive bay release lever 2 CD/DVD ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...(see "Entering System Setup" on page 185). Installing a CD/DVD Drive 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see...the two shoulder screws on the screw holes towards the front of the CD/DVD drive. 1 1 shoulder screws (2) Removing and Installing ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    5 Gently slide the drive into the CD/DVD drive bay till it snaps in place. 1 1 CD/DVD drive 6 ... page 185) and select 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 Parts
  • 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 Support Bracket" on page 173). NOTICE: To ... 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
    Power Supply CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located ...you replace them to prevent them from being pinched or crimped. 5 Remove the CD/DVD drive (see "Removing a... 154). 6 Remove the hard drive power cable, CD/DVD drive data and power cable...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...from being damaged. 11 Reconnect the DC power cables to the system board and drives. 12 Replace the CD/DVD drive (see "Installing a CD/DVD ...on page 155). 13 Secure the hard drive power cable, CD/DVD drive data and power cable, and the front panel cable to the securing clip on the ...
  • 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
    ... 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 ... an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. NOTE: The processor fan with the heatsink is one single unit. Do not try to remove ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Removing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly NOTICE: Do not touch the fan blades when you are removing the processor fan/heat sink assembly. This...fan/heat sink assembly NOTE: The processor fan/heat sink assembly in your computer may not look exactly like the one shown in the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... fan/heat sink assembly NOTE: The processor fan/heat sink assembly in your computer may not look exactly like the one shown in the illustration...Cover" on page 174). 5 Connect your computer and devices to an electrical outlet, and turn them on. Removing and Installing Parts ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Processor CAUTION: Before you 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 "Before You Begin" on page 103. 2 Remove the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    NOTICE: When replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the socket or allow any objects to fall on the ... the socket to avoid permanent damage to the processor and the computer when you turn on the computer. 3 If the release lever on the socket is not fully extended, move it to that ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...5 center cover latch 7 front alignment-notch 8 processor pin-1 indicator 9 rear alignment notch 9... adequate thermal bonding, which is a requirement for optimal processor operation. 10 Apply the new thermal grease... fan/heat sink assembly (see "Installing the Processor Fan/Heat Sink Assembly" on page ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against likelihood of ... an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Removing the Chassis Fan NOTICE: Do not touch the fan blades when you are removing the chassis ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... Slide the chassis fan in place towards the back of the computer. 4 Tighten the screw to secure the chassis fan....other unexpected injuries, 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 ...
  • 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 ... 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 Computer Cover" on ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... your computer and 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). Replacing the Support Bracket CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in ...
  • 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
    ... seated correctly. 6 Replace and tighten the two screws that secure the computer cover, using a screwdriver.... cover tab 2 slot 3 computer cover 7 Move the computer to the upright position. NOTICE: To connect a... device and then plug it into the computer. NOTICE: Ensure that none of the system air-...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    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 1.0A SATA 1.0 and 2.0 USB 2.0 PCI: 133 MB/s PCI Express: x1 slot ... 164 pins 16 PCI Express lanes one x1 36 pins 1 PCI Express lane two 124 pins 32 bits 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
    ... four 240-pin connectors one 4-pin connector one 24-pin connector Inspiron 530sb/530sd Processor Processor type Intel® Core™2 Duo processor Intel... Memory capacities Minimum memory Maximum memory Computer Information Chipset RAID Support DMA channels Interrupt levels BIOS chip...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Video Type Audio Type Expansion Bus Bus type PCI 2.3 PCI Express 1.0A SATA 1.0 and 2.0 USB 2.0 PCI: 133 MB/s PCI Express: x1 slot ... 164 pins 16 PCI Express lanes one x1 36 pins 1 PCI Express lane two 124 pins 32 bits Realtek ALC662 (5.1- Channel audio) Intel integrated video Bus speed Appendix 181
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... and one 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
    ... 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... a system board or a power supply problem (see "Power Problems" on page 76). Drive activity light blue light -...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... 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 voltage setting information) Coin cell battery ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... you add, change, or remove any hardware in your computer To set or change a user-selectable option such as the user ...information for 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
    ...; Disabled (Enabled by default) Off; On (On by default) Boot Up NumLock Boot Device Configuration Removable Device Priority Hard Disk Boot Priority First Boot Device Used to set the... Legacy LAN; Disabled (Removable by default) Second Boot Device Removable; Hard Disk; CDROM; ...
  • 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
    ... 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 tests are ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...wait too long and the operating system 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 available boot devices. Each device has ...
  • 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 ...2 and replace it on pins 2 and 3 to enable the password feature. 7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing .... 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
    Cleaning Your Computer CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Computer, Keyboard, and Monitor CAUTION: Before you clean your computer, ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... discs and provide some protection from dust, fingerprints, and scratches. Cleaning products for CDs are safe to use on DVDs. Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only) Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and participation ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...-installed peripherals include any internal expansion cards, or Dell-branded module bay or PC Card accessories. In addition, any Dell-branded monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, microphones for... peripheral, accessory, or software program sold by Dell not under the Dell brand (printers, scanners, ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    .... NOTICE: The FCC regulations provide that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Dell Inc. could void your authority to ... with the FCC regulations: Product name: Model number: Company name: Dell™ Inspiron™ 530s Series DCSLF Dell Inc. Worldwide Regulatory Compliance & Environmental ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... product, some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer support issues: 1 Visit support.dell.com....page. 5 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need. 6 Choose the method of contacting Dell that is ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... and may or may not describe features included with your particular computer. A AC - alternating ... because of the faster interface between the video circuitry and the computer memory. AHCI - Advanced ... Host Controller which allows the storage driver to enable technologies such as Native Command ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    .... Unless you understand what effect these settings have on the computer, do not change them. Also referred to as ... devices to automatically recognize each other. boot sequence - Specifies the order of the devices from which the computer attempts to boot. bootable CD - A CD that you can use to ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... to CD-R discs only once. CD-RW/DVD drive - A drive, sometimes referred to as a combo drive, that can read CDs and DVDs and write to CD-RW (rewritable CDs) ..., or keyboard that is installed in or connected to your computer. device driver - See driver. DIMM - dual in-line memory module ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...hardware and software companies who develop management standards for distributed desktop, network, enterprise, and Internet environments. domain - A group of computers, programs, and devices....) DVD+RW drive - drive that can read DVDs and most CD media and write to DVD+...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... Service Code - A numeric code 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 in some countries. extended display mode - A display...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... unique fingerprint to authenticate your user identity to help secure your computer. folder - A term ...path and physical interface between the processor and RAM. FTP - file transfer protocol ...speeds for computer processors, buses, and interfaces are often measured in GHz. graphics mode - A video ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...bus used to connect IEEE 1394-compatible devices, such as digital cameras and DVD players, to the computer. infrared sensor - A port that allows you... extracts data from your computer. Keyboards and printers are I/O devices. I/O address - An address in RAM that is associated with...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...ISP typically provides you with a software package, user name, and access phone numbers ...display - The technology used by portable computer and flatpanel displays. LED - light-emitting diode - An electronic component that emits light to indicate the status of the computer. local bus - A data ...
  • 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
    ... optical technology to read or write data from CDs, DVDs, or DVD+RWs. Example of optical drives include... logical drives. Each partition can contain multiple logical drives. PC Card - A removable I/O...types of PC Cards. PCI - peripheral component interconnect - PCI is a local bus that supports 32-...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... 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... • It resides on a physically write-protected floppy disk, CD, or DVD. • It is located on a network in a directory and the system ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...- 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 ...-speed interface used to connect devices to a computer, such as hard drives, CD drives, printers, and scanners. 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 x 1050. system board - The main circuit board in your computer. Also known as the motherboard. system setup - A utility that ...
  • 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...a floppy disk. If the floppy disk is left in the drive when the computer is shut down and then turned ...
  • 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
    ... general information, 34 helpful tips, 36 how to, 34 cover removing, 105-106 replacing, 174 C cards installing PCI, 129 PCI, 128 removing PCI, 133 slots, 128 types supported, 128 CD/DVD drive installing, 155 problems, 65 removing, 154 Index 217
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    D Dell contacting, 200 support policy, 197 support site, 12 Dell Diagnostics, 88 diagnostics beep codes, 84 Dell, 88 documentation End User License Agreement, 11 ... identifying, 92 reinstalling, 92 Drivers and Utilities media, 93 Dell Diagnostics, 88 drives, 137 hard drive, 139 installing CD/DVD, ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ..., 139 hardware beep codes, 84 conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 hibernate mode, 42-43, 45 ... Windows, 12 Service Tag, 12, 16 M Media Card Reader installing, 150, 152 problems, 72 removing... VGA, 39-40 display settings, 40 extended desktop mode, 40 hard to read, 82 motherboard. See system board mouse ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...RW drive, 65 computer crashes, 70-71 computer stops responding, 70 conflicts, 95 Dell Diagnostics, 88 drives, 64 DVD drive, 65 e-mail, 66 error ... 190 jumper, 190 PC Restore, 98 PCI cards installing, 129 removing, 133 playing CDs and DVDs, 31 power button, 16 conserving...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... processor, 177, 180 technical, 177 video, 178, 181 standby mode, 41, 44 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD, 89 Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive, 88 support contacting Dell, 200 policy, 197 R regulatory ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... Transfer Wizard, 54 Windows Vista Device Driver Rollback, 92 Hardware Troubleshooter, 95 Program Compatibility Wizard, 71 ...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,...



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