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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    ... and One Monitor With a DVI Connector ...Connecting a TV. Changing the Display Settings Power Management ... 48 49 49 51 ... ... Power Management Options in Microsoft® Windows® XP ...Standby Mode ... Vista® ...Standby Mode Hibernate Mode . ... Power Plan Properties Enabling SpeedStep™ Technology ...
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    ... Connecting to the Internet . ... Setting Up Your Internet Connection . 2 Solving Problems . Troubleshooting Tips. Battery ...70 ... ... CD and DVD drive problems Hard drive problems ... E-Mail, Modem, and ...Lockups and Software Problems The computer does not start up The computer stops responding ...
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    ... 80 81 81 82 ... ... ... ... Network Problems . Power Problems ... Printer Problems . Scanner Problems Sound and Speaker Problems . No sound from speakers ... No sound from headphones Video and Monitor Problems If the screen is blank ... ... ...
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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 ... Cables ...Hard Drives Floppy Drive (Optional) Media Card Reader . CD/DVD Drive . Battery ... ... ... ... Replacing the Battery . Power Supply ... Replacing the Power Supply 8 Contents
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    ... the 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 ...
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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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    ... the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact support. •Enter the Express Service Code to...specifications, 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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    ...)- 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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    ... the power cable. For selecting voltage rating. Indicates power availability for power supply. NOTE: May or may not be available on your computer. Access ... 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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    ... rings, and then lock the padlock. Indicates power availability for power supply. NOTE: May or may not be available on your computer. Insert...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 ...
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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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    ... Express cards. 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 ...
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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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    ...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. 26 Setting Up and Using Your Computer...
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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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    ... 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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    ... 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...tab, click and drag the device volume slider to adjust the sound volume. Windows Vista® 1 Click the Windows Vista Start ...
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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...depth are using too much memory and preventing DVD playback, adjust the display properties: Windows XP 1 Click Start→ Control Panel→ Appearance and Themes. 2...
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    .../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 ... drive and you experience recording problems, check for available software patches on the Sonic support website at www.sonic.com. The ...
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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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    ...Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Rewritable No Yes No No Yes Yes ...files can be played only on MP3 players or on computers that have MP3 software installed. Commercially ... used in home theater systems may not support all available DVD formats... DVD player or contact the manufacturer. Do not burn a blank CD-R or CD-RW...
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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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...you purchased a graphics card that supports dual monitors, follow these instructions to connect and ...Before You Begin" on page 103. NOTE: The integrated video card is disabled when an add-on graphics card is installed. The integrated video card port is capped when the port is disabled. Do not remove ...
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    ... 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...Center (click Start , click Help and Support, click User and system guides, click Device guides, and ...
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    ... in Microsoft® Windows® XP The Microsoft® Windows® XP power management features can 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 or the hard drive, or you can use ...
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    ..., and Hibernate tab. To exit from hibernate mode, press the power button. The computer may take a short time to exit from ... 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 ...
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    ... the mouse. To avoid this problem, always set the monitor to time-out before the hard drive. The Power schemes ...- If you want to use your computer with no power conservation. Home/Office Desk - ...Power Management - If you want your computer to run with minimal power conservation. Max Battery - ...
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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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    ...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 ... and create a custom power plan here). Choose when to turn off the display Change when the computer sleeps. 46 ...
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    ...the task at hand. When an application does not require full performance, significant amounts of power can be saved. Performance is designed...disabled in the High Performance power plan. About RAID Configurations NOTE: RAID is not supported on Inspiron 530sb/530sd. This section provides an overview of...
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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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    ...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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    ...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 exit the Intel Option ROM utility. 50 Setting Up and Using Your Computer
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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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    ... a 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 the computer's... bookmarks You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network or serial connection, or you can store it...
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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 ...the Windows Vista® Operating System 1 Click Start network. , and then click Connect To→ ...
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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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    ... Windows Vista Start button and click Computer. If the drive is not listed, perform a full scan with... Windows® XP and 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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    CD and DVD drive problems NOTE: High-speed CD or DVD drive ... is not muted 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..., click Power Options. 4 From the Power Schemes tab, select Always On. Solving Problems 65
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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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    ..., 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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    ... 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 ... "Troubleshooting Software and Hardware Problems in the Microsoft Windows® XP and Windows Vista® Operating System"...
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    ...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 outlet The computer stops ...
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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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    ..., FLOPPY DISKS, OR CDS SAVE AND CLOSE ANY OPEN FILES OR PROGRAMS AND SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER THROUGH THE START MENU Media Card Reader Problems NO DRIVE LETTER IS ASSIGNED - When Windows Vista detects the Media Card Reader, the device is ...
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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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    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 ... needed. Windows Vista: 1 Click Start → Control Panel→ Hardware and Sound→ Mouse. 2 Adjust the settings as needed. 74 Solving Problems
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    ... in the Microsoft Windows® XP and Windows Vista® Operating System" on page 95. Network Problems CAUTION: ... are correct and that the network is functioning. 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 ...
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    ...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. • ... device, 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" on...
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    ... "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 ... on a power strip • Multiple power strips connected to the same electrical outlet Printer Problems CAUTION: Before you ...
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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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    ... speakers are connected as shown on the setup diagram supplied with the speakers. If you purchased a sound card, ensure that the speakers are connected to the card. ENSURE ... setup diagram supplied with the speakers. If your speakers have volume controls, adjust the volume, bass, or ...
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    ... R I V E R - 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 Microsoft Windows® XP and Windows Vista® Operating System" on page 95....
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    ...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... and removing the cable solves the problem, the cable is defective. • Swap the computer and monitor power cables to determine...
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    If 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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    ... Suggested Remedy BIOS checksum failure. Possible motherboard failure. No memory modules are detected. Contact Dell. 2 1 If you have two ... same type into your computer (see "Installing Memory" on page 125). 3 If the problem persists, contact Dell. 3 4 Possible motherboard Contact Dell. failure...
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    ...times for 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 low. ...the computer configuration information may not match the hardware configuration. Check cable connections (see "Contacting Dell" on page ...
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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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    ... Information Guide. When to Use the Dell Diagnostics If you experience a problem with your computer,... begin. NOTICE: The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell™ computers. NOTE: 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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    ... for running the test. device. The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration information for all devices from system setup, memory, and various internal ... 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    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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    ...Driver. If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System... resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Drivers and Utilities media. 1 With the Windows desktop... the computer. 4 When you see the Windows desktop, reinsert the Drivers and Utilities media. Troubleshooting...
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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® Operating System If a device is either not detected ... to start the search. 3 In the Fix a Problem section, click Hardware Troubleshooter. 4 In the Hardware Troubleshooter list, select the ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... 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 ...programs until the system restoration is complete. Windows XP: 1 Click Start→ All Programs→ Accessories→... tab and ensure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked. Troubleshooting Tools 97
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... Restore. Use PC Restore only if System Restore did not resolve 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 method to ...
  • 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 ...
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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
    ...the parts described in this chapter may be replaceable by a certified service technician only and are not custom replaceable....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
    ... your operating system, press and hold the power button for atleast 8-10 seconds until the computer turns off. Before Working Inside ... service 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
    ...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 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
    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
    ... fan connector (CPU_FAN) password jumper (CLEAR_PW) CLR_CMOS 3 memory module connectors (DIMM_1) main power connector (ATX_POWER) serial ATA drive ...) 21 PCI Express x16 connector (PCIE_x16) 24 2 USB connectors 27 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 23 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 26 video connector (VGA) 114 ...
  • 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
    ...) 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 ... x16 connector (PCIE_X16) 28 2 USB connectors 31 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 11 serial ATA drive connectors ...
  • 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
    ...password jumper (CLEAR_PSWD) serial ATA drive connectors (SATA0) 3 memory module connectors (DIMM_1) main power connector (ATX_POWER) Front Panel 4 5 ... 2 USB and 1 LAN connector 25 video connector (VGA) 23 2 USB connectors 26 power for cpu (ATX_CPU) 24 fan connector (SYS_FAN) 118 Removing and...
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... the cutouts at each end of the module. 5 Replace the PCI Express x16 card. See "Cards" on page 128. 6 Replace the computer cover. NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the ...
  • 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 ... 133. If you are replacing a card, remove the current driver for the card from the operating system....
  • 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
    ... 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... 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 card retention bracket PCI card 11 Replace the computer cover, reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    12 If you installed a sound card: a b Enter system setup (see "System Setup"... 23. 14 Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation. Removing a PCI/PCI ... brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...The notch in the top of the card or filler bracket fits around the alignment guide. 8 Replace the computer cover, ...9 Remove the card's driver from the operating system. 10 If you removed a sound card: a b Enter system ..."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
    ...serial ATA data cable 2 system board connector 5 hard drive 3 power cable NOTE: The location of connectors on the system board may vary... Replace the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 9 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). 10 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer. 5 Attach the shoulder screws to the hard drive. 1 2 1 hard drive 2 screws(4) 6 Connect the power and data cables to the drive. 7 Connect the data cable to the system board. 8 Slide...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... the support bracket (see "Replacing the Support Bracket" on page 173). 11 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer. 12 Connect ...
  • 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 ... the support 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, ...
  • 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
    ...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 computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on. 16 Check the system ...
  • 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
    ... the FlexBay slot till it snaps in place. 10 Attach the power and data cables to the floppy drive. 11 Connect ... 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    15 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug ... appropriate Diskette Drive option. 18 Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 88). Removing the FlexBay ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... recommended that you replace the drive panel insert whenever the floppy drive is removed from the computer. Media Card Reader CAUTION: Before you begin any ..., always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. Removing a Media Card Reader 1 Follow ...
  • 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 ...place. 10 If you are not reinstalling the Media Card Reader, replace the drive panel ...
  • 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
    7 If you are not replacing the drive, replace the drive panel insert (see "Replacing the FlexBay Drive ... "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...
  • 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
    ...several years. If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on the computer, replace the battery. CAUTION: A new battery can ... manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. To replace the battery: 1 Record all the screens in ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... 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 connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. 10 Connect your ...
  • 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... other cables from the securing clip on the side of the power supply. 7 Remove the three screws that attach...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...screws (3) 8 Slide out the power supply and 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 to replace and tighten all screws ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... 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).... 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 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
    ...or 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 hot during normal operation. Be sure that they have had sufficient ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... 103. 2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 105). 3 Disconnect the processor fan cable from the system board (...1 processor 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 ...
  • 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 ...the CPU_FAN system board connector (see "Inside View of Your Computer" on page 108). 4 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer ...
  • 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... metal surface on the back of the computer. NOTICE: When replacing the processor, do not touch any... to the processor and the computer when you turn on the computer. 3 If the release lever on the socket is not...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...is critical for ensuring adequate thermal bonding, which is a requirement for optimal processor operation. 10 Apply the new thermal grease to the top ..." on page 165). NOTICE: Ensure that the heat sink assembly is correctly seated and secure. 12 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...or 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 hot during normal operation. Be sure that they have had sufficient ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...or 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 hot during normal operation. Be sure that they have had sufficient ...
  • 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 replacement ... 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... 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 this ...
  • 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 is seated correctly. 6 Replace and tighten the two screws that secure the computer cover, using a ... 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 ...
  • 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
    ...Front panel audio HDA header Processor Memory Power 12V Power one 9-pin connector one 775-pin connector four ... one 24-pin connector Inspiron 530sb/530sd Processor Processor type Intel® Core™2 ... Memory capacities Minimum memory Maximum memory Computer Information Chipset RAID Support DMA ...
  • 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
    ... 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 Processor fan Chassis...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...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 ... cannot start initialization. This could be a system board or a power supply problem (see "Power Problems" on page 76). Drive activity...
  • 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 voltage setting ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... 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. Entering System Setup 1 Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2 When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press
  • 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 ... list containing features that define the configuration of your computer, including installed hardware, power conservation, and security features. Option...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Memory Info Indicates amount of installed memory, memory speed, 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 time settings. Date (mm:dd:yy) Displays the SATA drives ...
  • 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
    ... 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 tests ...
  • 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 ... of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on...
  • 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... computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 174). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, ... plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. 8 Connect your computer...
  • 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
    ... any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide. Computer, Keyboard, and Monitor CAUTION: Before you ... the electrical outlet. Clean your computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...programs, and hardware drivers to the original 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...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... Dell-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... 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
    ...varies by country and product, some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer support issues: 1...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
    ... purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your particular ... - alternating current - The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter... - The length of time (minutes or hours) that a portable computer battery powers the computer. Glossary 201...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... what effect these settings have on the computer, do not change them. Also referred ... sequence - Specifies the order of the devices from which the computer attempts to boot. bootable CD - A CD ... memory or an independent high-speed storage device. The cache enhances the efficiency of many processor...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... Hardware such as a disk drive, printer, or keyboard that 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 connects to a memory module on...
  • 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
    ... 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
    ... - A measurement of frequency that equals one thousand million Hz, or one thousand MHz. The speeds for computer processors, buses, and interfaces are often measured in GHz. graphics mode - A video mode that can be defined as x horizontal pixels by y ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... A metal plate on some 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 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...1000 Hz. L LAN - local area network - A computer network covering a small area. A LAN... area network (WAN). LCD - liquid crystal display - The technology used by portable computer... the status of the computer. local bus - A data bus that provides a fast throughput for devices to the processor...
  • 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
    ...that provides network capabilities. A computer may include a network adapter on its system board, or it may contain a PC Card with an adapter ... random access memory - A type of memory that stores data when the computer is turned off or loses its external power source. NVRAM is used for maintaining ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... 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 - A computer chip that interprets and...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ..., retains its contents after you shut down your computer. Some programs essential to the operation of your computer reside in ... - 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
    ...+ - super-extended graphics array plus - A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1400 x 1050... - System memory dynamically allocated to video. UPS - uninterruptible power supply - A backup power source used when the electrical power fails or drops to ...
  • 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
    ... example, a 66-WHr battery can supply 66 W of power for 1 hour or 33 W for 2 hours. wallpaper ... extended graphics array - A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up ... graphics array - A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up ...
  • 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 BIOS, 185 boot sequence, ..., 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..., 91 identifying, 92 reinstalling, 92 Drivers and Utilities media, 93 Dell Diagnostics, 88 drives, 137 hard drive, 139 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... 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 installing parts ...
  • 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, ... is blank, 81 monitor is hard to read, 82 mouse, 74 network, 75 power, 76 power light ... 47 options, schemes, 42 problems, 76 standby mode, 41, 44 power light conditions, 76 ...
  • Dell Inspiron 530S | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ..., 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 ...Your Hard Drive, 88 support contacting Dell, 200 policy, 197 R regulatory information, 11 Removing Memory, 127 S S.M.A.R.T, ...
  • 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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