Dell Inspiron 4150 Manual
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User reviews and opinions
|SlamJam||9:37am on Friday, October 29th, 2010|
|frustrating solution I was in need of a new adapter after the new puppy got a hold of the original one. Dell was selling theirs for a lot more. frustrating solution I was in need of a new adapter after the new puppy got a hold of the original one. Dell was selling theirs for a lot more.|
|lmccoy||9:02pm on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010|
|Ive had the dell for 3 years now and apart fr... Does everything fast. warms up a little.|
|abalavsan||1:36am on Thursday, September 9th, 2010|
|Right Battery, but No Connector Granted, the picture provided DOES show just two leads and not the actual connector to attach to the motherboard.|
|Bigun||2:05am on Friday, July 16th, 2010|
|Shortly after the warranty exipred, I experienced multiple problems. Screen would go dark.|
|Saxywolf||9:47pm on Thursday, July 8th, 2010|
|Ive had the dell for 3 years now and apart from having a faulty battery from new its performed... I am not happy with my Dell purchase.|
|chameenz||8:22am on Sunday, May 16th, 2010|
|I have had an Inspiron 4150 for 2 years and added a pair of SODIMM 256MB boards. Red Hat Linux 8 and 9 run perfectly, however.|
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What Is a Driver? Identifying Drivers Reinstalling Drivers
Manually Reinstalling Drivers for Windows XP.
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities Using Microsoft Windows System Restore Creating a Restore Point
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State Undoing the Last System Restore
Reinstalling Microsoft Windows XP Before You Reinstall Reinstalling Windows XP
Reinstalling Drivers and Software
3 Adding and Replacing Parts
Display Cover Hard Drive
Returning a Hard Drive to Dell
Memory, Mini PCI Card, and Modem Adding Memory Adding a Mini PCI Card Adding a Modem
Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)
Definition of Dell-Installed Software and Peripherals Definition of Third-Party Software and Peripherals Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit Contacting Dell
NOM Information (Mexico Only)
Limited Warranties and Return Policy Limited Warranty for the U.S.
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only) Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (Canada Only). Dell Software and Peripherals (Canada Only) One-Year End-User Manufacturer Guarantee (Latin America and the Caribbean Only). Intel Pentium
Warranty Statement for and Celeron Processors Only (U.S. and Canada Only).
CAUTION: Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your computer and working environment from potential damage.
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself unless you are a trained service technician. Always follow installation instructions closely. If you use an extension power cable with your AC adapter, ensure that the total ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension power cable does not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable. Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your computer. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out interior components. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a carrying case or a closed briefcase, while the computer is turned on. Restricting airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. Keep your computer away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling vents. Avoid placing loose papers underneath your computer; do not place your computer in a closed-in wall unit or on a bed, sofa, or rug. Place the AC adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desk top or on the floor, when you use it to run the computer or to charge the battery. Do not cover the AC adapter with papers or other items that will reduce cooling; also, do not use the AC adapter inside a carrying case. The AC adapter may become hot during normal operation of your computer. Use care when handling the adapter during or immediately after operation. Do not allow your portable computer to operate with the base resting directly on exposed skin for extended periods of time. The surface temperature of the base will rise during normal operation (particularly when AC power is present). Allowing sustained contact with exposed skin can cause discomfort or, eventually, a burn. Do not use your computer in a wet environment, for example, near a bath tub, sink, or swimming pool or in a wet basement If your computer includes an integrated or optional (PC Card) modem, disconnect the modem cable if an electrical storm is approaching to avoid the remote risk of electric shock from lightning via the telephone line.
When Using Yo ur Computer
Ground yourself by touching the unpainted metal surface of the I/O panel on the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch the I/O panel to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components.
Static electricity can harm electronic components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computers electronic components, such as a memory module. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computers I/O panel. As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an I/O connector to remove any static charge your body may have accumulated. You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD): When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, do not remove the component from the antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the component. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging, be sure to discharge static electricity from your body. When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging. Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and workbench pads.
Your computer uses a lithium-ion battery and a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) reserve battery. For instructions about replacing the lithium-ion battery in your computer, refer to the section about replacing the battery in your Dell computer documentation. The NiMH battery is a long-life battery, and it is very possible that you will never need to replace it. However, should you need to replace it, the procedure must be performed by an authorized service technician. Do not dispose of the battery along with household waste. Contact your local waste disposal agency for the address of the nearest battery deposit site.
Setting Up and Using Yo u r C o m p u t e r
A Tour of Your Computer Setting Up a Printer Transferring Information to a New Computer With Windows XP Setting Up a Home and Office Network With Windows XP Connecting to the Internet Copying CDs Turning Off the Computer About the Module Bay Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off Swapping Devices While the Computer Is Running Using the Floppy Drive as an External Device Enabling the Infrared Sensor Connecting a Television to the Computer Setting Up the Dolby Headphone Setting Up the Docking Device to Connect to a Network Power Protection Devices
A Tour of Your Computer
Dell AccessDirect button keyboard status lights power button air vent
keyboard microphone touch pad/track stick buttons
Left Side View
PC Card slot
security cable slot
P C C A R D S L O T Has two connectors that support various types of PC Cards, including modems and network adapters. For more information, see the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 56. H A R D D R I V E Reads and writes data on a hard disk. S E C U R I T Y C A B L E S L O T Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. Instructions for installing antitheft devices are usually included with the device. NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot.
S P E A K E R S Press the volume control keyboard shortcuts to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers. For more information, see the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 56.
Right Side View
modem connector infrared sensor S-video TV-out connector
speaker audio connectors
air vent network connector
S P E A K E R S Press the volume control keyboard shortcuts to adjust the volume of the integrated speakers. For more information, see the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 56. I N F R A R E D S E N S O R The infrared sensor lets you transfer files from your computer to another infrared-compatible device without using cable connections.
AUDIO CONNECTORS Attach a microphone to the connector. connector. Attach headphones or speakers to the
MODEM CONNECTOR Connect the telephone line to the optional modem connector. For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer. To access device users guides, see the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 56.
NETWORK CONNECTOR Connects the computer to a network. The lights next to the connector indicate activity for both wired and wireless network communications. For information on using the network adapter, see the online network adapter documentation supplied with your computer. To access device users guides, see the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 56.
NOTICE: The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector. Do not plug a telephone line into the network connector. S-V I D E O TV- O U T C O N N E C T O R Connects your computer to a TV. For more information, see page 42.
A I R V E N T The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a lowairflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. HINT: The computer turns on the fans when the computer gets hot. The fans may make noise, which is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer.
If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone cable to the modem connector on your computer and to the telephone wall jack before you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or cable modem connection, contact your ISP for setup instructions.
Setting Up Your Internet Connection
To set up an America Online or DellNet by MSN connection:
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Windows desktop. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you want to set up an Internet connection with a different ISP:
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click the Start button and click Control Panel. Click Network and Internet Connections. Click Set up or change your Internet connection. In the Internet Properties window, click Setup and then click Next. The New Connection Wizard appears. Click Connect to the Internet. In the next window, click the appropriate option: If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose from a list of Internet service providers (ISPs). If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did not receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection manually. If you have a CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP.
Click Next. If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 9. Otherwise, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to the Internet?, and then click Next. Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
HINT: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP.
If you are having problems connecting to the Internet, see "Modem and Internet Connection Problems" on page 62. If you cannot connect to the Internet but have successfully connected in the past, the ISP might have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or try connecting again later.
To burn CDs, you need to use CD-burner software. Roxio Easy CD Creator Basic is your computer's CD-burner software. The software includes these project programs that enable you to record specialty CDs for different types of uses: DirectCD allows you to format a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc so that you can use Microsoft Windows Explorer to drag and drop data files to the CD-RW drive. You can use a DirectCD-formatted CD-RW disc like another hard drive on your computer because CD-RW discs are fully rewritable (CD-R discs can be used with DirectCD, but that media type has overwriting limitationssee "Using Blank CD-R Discs or Blank CD-RW Discs" for recording media differences). MusicCD allows you to burn custom music CDs. DataCD allows you to copy a variety of your documents, such as spreadsheet or accounting files, to a CD for permanent storage. Disc Copier allows you to make a backup copy of almost any type of CD. This program allows you to make a copy of a CD for everyday use so that you can archive and save the original copy. (Disc Copier is titled "CD Copier" in some versions of Roxio CD Creator Basic.)
HINT: To ensure maximum battery operating time, connect only your computer to a UPS. Connect other devices, such as a printer, to a separate power strip that provides surge protection.
Finding Solutions Accessing Help Power Problems Error Messages Video and Display Problems Sound and Speaker Problems Printer Problems Modem and Internet Connection Problems Scanner Problems Touch Pad or Mouse Problems External Keyboard Problems Unexpected Characters Drive Problems PC Card Problems Network Problems General Program Problems E-Mail Problems If Your Computer Gets Wet If You Drop or Damage Your Computer Resolving Other Technical Problems Drivers Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities Using Microsoft Windows System Restore Reinstalling Microsoft Windows XP
HINT: If you have a problem with an external device, see the device documentation or contact the manufacturer.
Sometimes its difficult to figure out where to go for answers. Use this chart to quickly find the answers to your questions.
See page 56.
Press the power button to exit standby mode. See the Tell Me How help file for more information on standby mode.
Get technical assistance from Dell. See page 108.
See page 57.
So l vi n g Pro b l em s
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See page 73.
TO A C C E S S T H E TE L L M E H O W H E L P F I L E 1 Click the Start button and then click Help and Support. 2 Click User and system guides and then click Users guides. 3 Click Tell Me How. TO A C C E S S H E L P I N W I N D O W S X P 1 Click the Start button and then click Help and Support. 2 Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and then click the arrow icon. 3 Click the topic that describes your problem. 4 Follow the instructions shown on the screen.
A D J U S T T H E B R I G H T N E S S See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on adjusting the brightness. To access the help file, see page 56. MOVE THE SUBWOOFER AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER OR MONITOR If your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor. E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances.
RO T A T E T H E C O MP U T E R T O F A C E A D IF F E R EN T D IR E C T IO N Eliminate sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality. ADJUST THE WINDOWS DISPLAY SETTINGS 1 Click the Start button and then click Control Panel. 2 Click Appearance and Themes. 3 Click the area you want to change or click the Display icon. 4 Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution. S E E "E R R O R M E S S A G E S " If an error message appears, see page 57.
If only part of the display is readable
CONNECT AN EXTERNAL MONITOR 1 Turn off your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer. 2 Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls. If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell (see page 108).
Sound and Speaker Problems
If you have a problem with integrated speakers
A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L Double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted. Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to eliminate distortion. A D J U S T T H E V O L U M E U S I N G K E Y B O A R D S H O R T C U T S Press to disable (mute) or reenable the integrated speakers. R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R See page 75.
If you have a problem with external speakers
C H E C K T H E S P E A K E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S See the setup diagram supplied with the speakers. TE S T T H E E L E C T R I C A L O U T L E T Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp. E N S U R E T H A T T H E S P E A K E R S A R E T U R N E D O N See the setup diagram supplied with the speakers. A D J U S T T H E W I N D O W S V O L U M E C O N T R O L Double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted. Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to eliminate distortion. TE S T T H E S P E A K E R S Plug the speaker audio cable into the line-out connector on the computer. Ensure that the headphone volume control is turned up. Play a music CD. R U N T H E S P E A K E R S E L F - T E S T Some speaker systems have a self-test button on the subwoofer. See the speaker documentation for self-test instructions. E L I M I N A T E P O S S I B L E I N T E R F E R E N C E Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference. R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U N D ( A U D I O ) D R I V E R See page 75. HINT: The volume control in some MP3 players overrides the Windows volume setting. If you have been listening to MP3 songs, make sure that you did not turn the player volume down or off.
C H E C K T H E P O W E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N Ensure that the scanner power cable is firmly connected to a working electrical power source and that the scanner is turned on. C H E C K T H E S C A N N E R C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N Ensure that the scanner cable is firmly connected to the computer and to the scanner. U N L O C K T H E S C A N N E R Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a locking tab or button. R E I N S T A L L T H E S C A N N E R D R I V E R See the scanner documentation for instructions.
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
CHECK THE TOUCH PAD SETTINGS 1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware. 2 Click Mouse. 3 Try adjusting the settings. C H E C K T H E M O U S E C A B L E Shut down the computer (see page 38). Disconnect the mouse cable and check it for damage. For PS/2 cables, check the cable connector for bent or broken pins. Firmly reconnect the cable. If you are using a mouse extension cable, disconnect it and connect the mouse directly to the computer.
TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E M O U S E , C H E C K T H E TOUCH PAD 1 Turn off the computer. 2 Disconnect the mouse. 3 Turn on the computer. 4 At the Windows desktop, use the touch pad to move the cursor around, select an icon, and open it. If the touch pad operates correctly, the mouse may be defective. R E I N S T A L L T H E T O U C H P A D D R I V E R See page 75.
External Keyboard Problems
C H E C K T H E K E Y B O A R D C A B L E Shut down the computer (see page 38). Disconnect the keyboard cable and check it for damage. For PS/2 cables, check the cable connector for bent or broken pins. Firmly reconnect the cable. If you are using a keyboard extension cable, disconnect it and connect the keyboard directly to the computer. CHECK THE EXTERNAL KEYBOARD 1 Turn off the computer, wait 1 minute, and turn it on again. 2 Verify that the numbers, capitals, and scroll lock lights on the keyboard blink during the boot routine. 3 From the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and click Notepad. 4 Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display. If you cannot verify these steps, you may have a defective external keyboard. HINT: When you attach an external keyboard, the integrated keyboard remains fully functional.
If you have problems with a hard drive
A L L O W T H E C O M P U T E R T O C O O L B E F O R E T U R N I N G I T O N A hot hard drive may prevent the operating system from starting. Try allowing the computer to return to room temperature before turning it on. CHECK THE DRIVE FOR ERRORS 1 Click the Start button and click My Computer. 2 Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and then click Properties. 3 Click the Tools tab. 4 Under Error-checking, click Check Now. 5 Click Start.
PC Card Problems
C H E C K T H E P C C A R D Ensure that the PC Card is properly inserted into the connector. E N S U R E T H A T T H E C A R D I S R E C O G N I Z E D B Y W I N D O W S Doubleclick the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar. Ensure that the card is listed.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH A DELL-PROVIDED PC CARD Contact Dell (see page 108). I F Y O U H A V E P R O B L E M S W I T H A PC C A R D N O T P R O V I D E D B Y D E L L Contact the PC Card manufacturer.
C H E C K T H E N E T W O R K C A B L E C O N N E C T O R Ensure that the network cable connector is firmly connected to the connector on the computer and the network wall jack. CHECK THE NETWORK LIGHTS ON THE NETWORK CONNECTOR Green indicates that the network connection is active. If the status light is not green, try replacing the network cable. Amber indicates that the network adapter driver is loaded and the adapter is detecting activity. R E S T A R T T H E C O M P U T E R Try to log on to the network again. C O N T A C T Y O U R N E T W O R K A D M I N I S T R A T O R Verify that your network settings are correct and that the network is functioning.
General Program Problems
A program crashes
HINT: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD. S E E T H E S O F T W A R E D O C U M E N T A T I O N Many software manufacturers maintain websites with information that may help you solve the problem. Ensure that you properly installed and configured the program. Reinstall the program if necessary.
A program stops responding
END THE PROGRAM 1 Simultaneously press. 2 Click the Applications tab, and then select the program that is no longer responding. 3 Click End Task.
A solid blue screen appears
TU R N T H E C O M P U T E R O F F If the computer does not respond to a keystroke or a proper shutdown (see page 38), press the power button until the computer turns off. Press the power button again to restart the computer. The solid blue screen appears because you were not able to perform a proper Windows shutdown. ScanDisk automatically runs during the start-up process. Follow the instructions on the screen.
HINT: The time required to complete the setup depends on the size of the hard drive and the speed of your computer. You can step away from the computer at this time if you need to do so.
Press to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and then follow the instructions on the screen. The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts multiple times.
Completing the GUI Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, you will see the following message: Press any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this message appears. 3
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your location, and then click Next. Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen, and then click Next. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, at the What's your computer's name window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the name provided), and then click Next. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, at the Computer Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and then click Next.
If you have a modem installed, the Modem Dialing Information screen appears. Enter the requested information and click Next. Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window and click Next. If your computer has a network adapter, select Typical in the Networking Settings screen and click Next. If your computer does not have a network adapter, you do not see this option.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, you may be prompted to provide further network information regarding your network configuration, such as the domain name or workgroup name. If you are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections. Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
Completing the Operating System Setup
NOTICE: When the computer restarts, you will see the following message: Press any key to boot from the CD. Do not press any key when this message appears. 5 6
When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next. When the How will this computer connect to the Internet? message appears, click Skip. When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, select No, not at this time, and then click Next. When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter up to five users. Click Next. Click Finish to complete the setup, and remove the CD from the drive.
Reinstall the appropriate drivers (see page 75). Reinstall your virus protection software. See the documentation that came with the software for instructions. Reinstall your other software programs. See the documentation that came with the software for instructions.
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What do I do if I am not satisfied?
We pride ourselves on our great customer service. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive under this limited warranty, please let us know. We have found that the best way to resolve issues regarding our limited warranty is to work together. If, after those discussions, you are still not satisfied, we believe arbitration is the most expeditious way to resolve your concerns. Therefore, ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE, OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PREEXISTING, PRESENT, OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) AGAINST DELL arising from or relating to this limited warranty, its interpretation, or the breach, termination, or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this limited warranty (including, to the full extent permitted by applicable law, relationships with third parties), Dell's advertising, or any related purchase SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL ARBITRATION FORUM (NAF) under its Code of Procedure then in effect (available via the Internet at www.arb-forum.com/ or via telephone at 1-800-474-2371). The arbitration will be limited solely to the dispute or controversy between you and Dell. Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Information may be obtained and claims may be filed with the NAF at P Box 50191, Minneapolis, MN 55405. This provision applies.O. only to individual home consumers and consumers who purchased through an employee purchase program. It does not apply to small, medium, large, and global commercial customers or government, education, and healthcare customers.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may record your transfer by going to Dell's website: If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm If you are a Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm If you are a Government, Education, or Healthcare Customer, or an Individual Consumer who purchased through an employee purchase program, go to www.dell.com/us/en/pub/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm
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"Total Satisfaction" Return Policy (U.S. Only)
We value our relationship with you and want to make sure that you're satisfied with your purchases. That's why we offer a "Total Satisfaction" return policy for most products that youthe end-user customerpurchase directly from Dell. Under this policy, you may return to Dell products that you purchased directly from Dell for a credit or a refund of the purchase price paid, less shipping and handling and applicable restocking fees as follows: New Hardware Products and Accessories All new hardware, accessories, parts, and unopened software still in its sealed package, excluding the products listed below, may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date. To return applications software or an operating system that has been installed by Dell, you must return the entire computer. A different return policy applies to nondefective products purchased through Dell's Software and Peripherals division by customers of our Small and Medium Business divisions. Those products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date, but a fifteen percent (15%) restocking fee will be deducted from any refund or credit. The "Total Satisfaction" Return Policy and Software and Peripherals division return policy are not available for Dell | EMC storage products, EMCbranded products, or enterprise software.
Reconditioned or Refurbished Dell-Branded Hardware Products and Parts All reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded server and storage products may be returned within thirty days from the invoice date. All other reconditioned or refurbished Dell-branded hardware products and parts may be returned within fourteen days of the invoice date.
To return products, e-mail or call Dell customer service to receive a Credit Return Authorization Number within the return policy period applicable to the product you want to return. You must obtain a Credit Return Authorization Number in order to return the product. See "Contacting Dell" on page 108 (or www.dell.com/us/en/gen/contact.htm) to find the appropriate contact information for obtaining customer assistance. You must ship the products to Dell within five days of the date that Dell issues the Credit Return Authorization Number. You must also return the products to Dell in their original packaging, in as-new condition along with any media, documentation, and all other items that were included in the original shipment, prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment.
Limited Warranty Terms for Canada
This limited warranty does not cover: Software, including the operating system and software added to the Dell-branded hardware products through our factory-integration system, or the reloading of the software Non-Dell branded products and accessories Problems that result from: External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, or problems with electrical power Servicing not authorized by us Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions Failure to follow the product instructions or failure to perform preventive maintenance Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by us
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. DELL'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, FOR THE TERM OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD REFLECTED ON YOUR INVOICE. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT, DELL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION LASTS. THEREFORE, THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This Guarantee does not apply to defects resulting from: improper or inadequate installation, use, or maintenance; actions or modifications by unauthorized third parties or the end user; accidental or willful damage; or normal wear and tear.
Making a Claim
Claims must be made in Latin America or the Caribbean by contacting the Dell point of sale within the guarantee period. The end user must always supply proof of purchase, indicating name and address of the seller, date of purchase, model and serial number, name and address of the customer, and details of symptoms and configuration at the time of malfunction, including peripherals and software used. Otherwise, Dell may refuse the guarantee claim. Upon diagnosis of a warranted defect, Dell will make arrangements and pay for ground freight and insurance to and from Dells repair/replacement center. The end user must ensure that the defective product is available for collection properly packed in original or equally protective packaging together with the details listed above and the return number provided to the end user by Dell.
Limitation and Statutory Rights
Dell makes no other warranty, guarantee or like statement other than as explicitly stated above, and this Guarantee is given in place of all other guarantees whatsoever, to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the absence of applicable legislation, this Guarantee will be the end users sole and exclusive remedy against Dell or any of its affiliates, and neither Dell nor any of its affiliates shall be liable for loss of profit or contracts, or any other indirect or consequential loss arising from negligence, breach of contract, or howsoever. This Guarantee does not impair or affect mandatory statutory rights of the end user against and/or any rights resulting from other contracts concluded by the end user with Dell and/or any other seller. Dell World Trade LP One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682, USA Dell Computadores do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 72.381.189/0001-10)/ Dell Commercial do Brasil Ltda (CNPJ No. 822/0001-40) Avenida Industrial Belgraf, 400 92990-000 - Eldorado do Sul RS - Brasil Dell Computer de Chile Ltda Coyancura 2283, Piso 3- Of.302, Providencia, Santiago - Chile
NOTICE: The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector. Do not plug a telephone line into the network connector.
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S-Video TV-Out Connector Connects your computer to a TV.
Air Vent The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. HINT: The computer turns on the fans when the computer gets hot. The fans may make noise, which is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer. CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before you disconnect an external device. CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
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Fan The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. Serial Connector Connects serial devices, such as a mouse or handheld device.
Parallel Connector Connects a parallel device, such as a printer. You can also connect the optional floppy drive directly to the parallel connector using the optional floppy drive cable.
Docking Connector HINT: Docking devices may not be available in some countries.
Connects the optional docking device. A docking device allows you to easily use external devices with your computer, such as an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor. See the documentation that came with your docking device for additional information. PS/2 Connector HINT: You can use the integrated keyboard and an external keyboard at the same time. When you attach a PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 numeric keypad, the integrated keypad is disabled.
Connects PS/2-compatible devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or external numeric keypad. Shut down the computer before attaching or removing a PS/2-compatible device. If the device does not work, install the device drivers from the floppy disk or CD that came with the device, and restart the computer. USB Connector
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Insert bootable media The operating system is trying to boot to a nonbootable floppy disk or CD. Insert a bootable floppy disk or CD.
Non-system disk or disk error A floppy disk is in the floppy drive. Remove the floppy disk and restart the computer.
Not enough memory or resources. Exit some programs and try again You have too many programs open. Close all windows and open the program that you want to use.
Operating system not found Contact Dell. See your Owner's Manual for contact information.
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A required.DLL file was not found The program that you are trying to open is missing an essential file. Remove and then reinstall the program. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel. Click Add or Remove Programs. Select the program you want to remove. Click Remove or Change/Remove and follow the prompts on the screen. See the program documentation for installation instructions.
x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready Insert a disk into the drive and try again.
Video and Display Problems
If the display is blank
HINT: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer supports, Dell recommends that you attach an external monitor to your computer.
light When the
light is blinking, the computer has power.
If the light is blinking, the computer is in standby modepress the power button to exit standby mode. If the light is off, press the power button.
If the light is on, your power management settings may have caused the display to turn off. Try pressing the power button.
Check the battery If you are using a battery to power your computer, the battery charge may be depleted. Connect the computer to an electrical outlet using the AC adapter, and turn on the computer.
Test the electrical outlet Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
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Check the AC adapter Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the AC adapter has a light, ensure that it is on.
Adjust the Power Properties Your computer may be in standby or hibernate mode. For information on power management modes, see the Tell Me How help file, or search for the keyword standby or hibernate in the Windows XP Help and Support Center (see "Accessing Help").
Switch the video image If your computer is attached to an external monitor, press to switch the video image to the display.
If the display is difficult to read
Adjust the brightness See the Tell Me How help file for instructions on adjusting the brightness (see "Accessing Help").
Move the subwoofer away from the computer or monitor If your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor.
Rotate the computer to face a different direction Eliminate sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality.
Adjust the Windows display settings 1. 2. 3. 4. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes. Click the area you want to change or click the Display icon. Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.
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See "Error Messages" If an error message appears, see "Error Messages."
If only part of the display is readable
Connect an external monitor 1. Shut down your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer. 2. Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls. If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell. See your Owner's Manual for contact information.
Sound and Speaker Problems
If you have a problem with integrated speakers
Adjust the Windows volume control Double-click the speaker icon in the lowerright corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted. Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to eliminate distortion.
Adjust the volume using keyboard shortcuts Press or reenable the integrated speakers.
to disable (mute)
Reinstall the sound (audio) driver See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities."
Check the network lights on the network connector Green indicates that the network connection is active. If the status light is not green, try replacing the network cable. Amber indicates that the network adapter driver is loaded and the adapter is detecting activity.
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Restart the computer Try to log on to the network again.
Contact your network administrator Verify that your network settings are correct and that the network is functioning.
General Program Problems
A program crashes
HINT: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD.
See the software documentation Many software manufacturers maintain websites with information that may help you solve the problem. Ensure that you properly installed and configured the program. Reinstall the program if necessary.
A program stops responding
End the program
1. Simultaneously press. 2. Click the Applications tab, and then select the program that is no longer responding. 3. Click End Task. If the computer does not respond to a keystroke or a proper shutdown, press the power button until the computer turns off. Press the power button again to restart the computer.
Error messages appear
Review "Error Messages" Look up the message and take the appropriate action. See the software documentation.
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Ensure that you are connected to the Internet With the Outlook Express e-mail program open, click File. If Work Offline has a check mark next to it, click the check mark to remove it and connect to the Internet.
If Your Computer Gets Wet
CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when removing wet cables from a live power source. 1. Shut down the computer, disconnect the AC adapter from the computer, and then disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet. 2. Turn off any attached external devices, and disconnect them from their power sources and then from the computer. 3. Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer. 4. Remove the module bay device and any installed PC Cards, and put them in a safe place to dry. 5. Remove the battery. 6. Wipe off the battery and put it in a safe place to dry. 7. Remove the hard drive. 8. Remove the memory module(s). 9. Open the display and place the computer right-side up across two books or similar props to let air circulate all around it. Let the computer dry for at least 24 hours in a dry area at room temperature. NOTICE: Do not use artificial means, such as a hair dryer or a fan, to speed the drying process. CAUTION: To help prevent electrical shock, verify that the computer is thoroughly dry before continuing with the rest of this procedure.
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Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities: Dell Inspiron 4150
Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
Overview Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities Using Microsoft Windows XP System Restore
Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers and utilities already installedno further installation or configuration is needed. NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may contain drivers for operating systems that are not on your computer. Ensure that you are installing software appropriate for your operating system. To reinstall drivers for optional devices such as wireless communications, DVD drives, and ZIP drives, you may need the CD and documentation that came with those devices. NOTICE: The Dell | Support website, support.dell.com, and the Drivers and Utilities CD provide approved drivers for Dell computers. If you install drivers from other sources, your computer might not work correctly. To reinstall a driver or utility from your Drivers and Utilities CD: 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. 2. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD. In most cases, the CD starts running automatically. If it does not, start Microsoft Windows Explorer, click your CD drive directory to display the CD contents, and then double-click the autocd.exe file. The first time that you run the CD, it might prompt you to install setup files. Click OK, and follow the instructions on the screen to continue. 3. From the Language drop-down menu in the toolbar, select your preferred language for the driver or utility (if available).
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A welcome screen appears. 4. Click Next. The CD automatically scans your hardware to detect drivers and utilities used by your computer. After the CD completes the hardware scan, you can also detect other drivers and utilities. Under Search Criteria, select the appropriate categories from the System Model, Operating System, and Topic drop-down menus. A link or links appear(s) for the specific drivers and utilities used by your computer. 5. Click the link of a specific driver or utility to display information about the driver or utility that you want to install. 6. Click the Install button (if present) to begin installing the driver or utility. At the welcome screen, follow the screen prompts to complete the installation. If no Install button is present, automatic installation is not an option. For installation instructions, either see the appropriate instructions in the following subsections, or click Extract, follow the extracting instructions, and read the readme file. If instructed to navigate to the driver files, click the CD directory on the driver information window to display the files associated with that driver.
Manually Reinstalling Drivers for Windows XP
HINT: If you are reinstalling an infrared sensor driver, you must first enable the infrared sensor in the system setup program (see "Using the System Setup Program") before continuing with the driver installation. 1. After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described in the previous section, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. 2. Click the Start button and right-click My Computer. 3. Click Properties. 4. Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager. 5. Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver (for example, Modems or Infrared devices). 6. Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver. 7. Click the Driver tab and then click Update Driver. 8. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next. 9. Click Browse, and browse to the location to which you previously extracted the driver files.
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10. When the name of the appropriate driver appears, click Next. 11. Click Finish and restart your computer.
Using Microsoft Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If you install a new device driver that causes system instability, you can use the Windows XP Device Driver Rollback utility to replace the new device driver with the previously installed version of the device driver. If you cannot reinstall your previous driver by using the Device Driver Rollback utility, then use System Restore to return your operating system to its previous operating state before you installed the new device driver. To use Device Driver Rollback: 1. Click the Start button and right-click My Computer. 2. Click Properties. 3. Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager. 4. In the Device Manager window, right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and then click Properties. 5. Click the Drivers tab. 6. Click Roll Back Driver.
Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities
In the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, IRQ conflicts occur if a device either is not detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured. To check for IRQ conflicts on your computer: 1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel. 2. Click Performance and Maintenance and click System. 3. Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager. 4. In the Device Manager list, check for conflicts with the other devices. Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (!) beside the conflicting device or a red X if the device has been disabled. 5. Double-click any conflicting device listed to bring up the Properties window so that you can determine what needs to be reconfigured or removed from the Device Manager. 6. Resolve these conflicts before checking specific devices. 7. Double-click the malfunctioning device type in the Device Manager list.
Information and Results Provides test results, test errors, version numbers of the subtests used by the Dell Diagnostics, and additional help on the Dell Diagnostics. Program Options Allows you to change the settings of the Dell Diagnostics.
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If the Dell Diagnostics are being run from the Diagnostics utility partition on the hard drive, reboots the computer. If the Dell Diagnostics are being run from a CD or floppy disk, exits to the MS-DOS prompt.
For a quick check of your computer, select Quick Tests from the Test All Devices or Test One Device option. Quick Tests runs only the subtests that do not require user interaction and that do not take a long time to run. Dell recommends that you choose Quick Tests first to increase the odds of tracing the source of the problem quickly. For a thorough check of your computer, select Extended Tests from the Test All Devices option. To check a particular area of your computer, select Extended Tests from the Test One Device option, or select the Advanced Testing option to customize your test(s).
When you select Advanced Testing from the Diagnostics Menu, the following screen appears, listing the diagnostic test groups and devices of the selected device group, and the screen allows you to select categories from a menu. Press the arrow keys or to navigate the screen.
Advanced Testing Main Screen
HINT: The test groups reflect the configuration of your computer. Information in the Advanced Testing screen is presented as follows:
On the left side of the screen, the Device Groups area lists the diagnostic test groups in the order they will run if you select All from the Run tests menu category. Press to highlight a test group. or
On the right side of the screen, the Devices for Highlighted Group area lists the computer's currently detected hardware and some of the relevant settings. Two lines at the bottom of the screen make up the menu area (see "Advanced Testing Help Menu"). The first line lists the categories you can select; press or to highlight a menu category. The second line gives information about the category currently highlighted.
Parallel Video Audio PS/2 keyboard/mouse USB Infrared
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Docking S-video TV-out
200-pin connector for a Dell docking device 7-pin mini-DIN connector (optional S-video to composite video adapter cable) Type IIIA Mini PCI card slot with Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless support RJ-11 port RJ-45 port
Mini PCI Modem Network adapter
Modem: Type Controller Interface Network adapter v.92 56K MDC softmodem internal AC 97 bus 10/100 Ethernet LOM
Video type Data bus Video controller Video memory LCD interface TV support
64-bit hardware accelerated 4X AGP ATI Mobility RADEON 7500C 16 MB or 32 MB LVDS NTSC or PAL in S-video and composite modes
Audio type Audio controller Stereo conversion
AC97 (Soft Audio) Cirrus Logic CS4205 18-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog)
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Interfaces: Internal External Speaker Internal speaker amplifier Volume controls PCI bus/AC 97 microphone-in connector, stereo headphones/speakers connector two 4-ohm speakers 1.0-W channel into 4 ohms keyboard shortcuts, program menus
Type (active-matrix TFT) Dimensions: Height Width Diagonal Maximum resolutions
XGA; SXGA+; UXGA
214.3 mm (8.4 inches) 285.7 mm (11.3 inches) 357.1 mm (14.1 inches) 1024 x 768 at 16.8 million colors (XGA) 1400 x 1050 at 16.8 million colors (SXGA+) 1600 x 1200 at 16.8 million colors (UXGA) 20-ms rise (maximum), 30-ms fall (maximum) 60 Hz 0 (closed) to 180
Response time (typical) Refresh rate Operating angle Viewing angles: Horizontal Vertical Pixel pitch
40 +10/30 0.28 x 0.28 mm (XGA) 0.20 x 0.20 mm (SXGA+) 0.18 x 0.18 mm (UXGA)
Power Consumption: Panel with backlight (typical) 6.5 W (XGA) 7.0 W (SXGA+) 7.5 W (UXGA)
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brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts
Number of keys Key travel Key spacing Layout
87 (U.S. and Canada); 88 (Europe); 91 (Japan) 2.7 mm 0.3 (0.11 inch 0.016 inch) 19.05 mm 0.3 mm (0.75 inch 0.012 inch) QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji
X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size: Width Height
64.8-mm (2.55-inch) sensoractive area 48.88-mm (1.92-inch) rectangle
X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) Size
250 count/sec @ 100 gf protrudes 0.5 mm higher than surrounding keycaps
Type Dimensions: Depth Height
8-cell "smart" lithium ion (4460 mAh)
88.5 mm (3.48 inches) 21.5 mm (0.83 inch)
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Width Weight Voltage Charge time (approximate): Computer on Computer off Operating time
139.0 mm (5.47 inches) 0.43 kg (0.95 lb) 14.8 VDC
2.5 hours 1 hour 3 to 4 hours with average usage; can be significantly reduced under certain power-intensive conditions See the Tell Me How help file for more information on battery life. See "Accessing Help."
Life span (approximate) Temperature range: Operating Storage
400 discharge/charge cycles
0 to 35C (32 to 95F) 40 to 65C (40 to 149F)
Input voltage Input current (maximum) Input frequency Output current Output power Rated output voltage Dimensions: Height Width Depth Weight (with cables) Temperature range: Operating
90264 VAC 1.5 A 4763 Hz 3.5 A 70 W 20 VDC
27.94 mm (1.1 inches) 58.42 mm (2.3 inches) 130.80 mm (5.15 inches) 0.4 kg (0.9 lb)
0 to 35C (32 to 95F)
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40 to 65C (40 to 149F)
Height Width Depth Weight (with 8-cell battery): With travel module With floppy disk drive With CD drive
36.8 mm (1.4 inches) 319.5 mm (12.5 inches) 253.6 mm (9.9 inches)
2.4 kg (5.3 lb) 2.6 kg (5.7 lb) 2.6 kg (5.8 lb)
Temperature range: Operating Storage Relative humidity (maximum): Operating Storage Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment): Operating Storage Maximum shock (measured with the hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating Storage Altitude (maximum): Operating 15.2 to 3048 m (50 to 10,000 ft) 122 G 163 G 0.9 GRMS 1.3 GRMS 10% to 90% (noncondensing) 5% to 95% (noncondensing) 0 to 35C (32 to 95F) 40 to 65C (40 to 149F)
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15.2 to 10,668 m (50 to 35,000 ft)
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Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron 4150
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors
Port Locations Serial Connector Parallel Connector Docking Connector PS/2 Connector USB Connector Video Connector S-Video TV-Out Connector
air intake serial connector parallel connector docking connector air vent
PS/2 connector USB connector video connector AC adapter connector
Use the 9-pin serial connector to attach a serial device to the computer. The serial connector passes
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data in serial format (1 bit at a time over one line). This connector supports a variety of devices, including a serial mouse, that require serial data transmission. If you reconfigure your hardware, you may need pin number and signal information for the serial connector.
Signal I/O Definition
DCD RXDA TXDA DTR GND DSR RTS CTS RI
I I O O N/A I O I I N/A
Data carrier detect Receive data Transmit data Data terminal ready Signal ground Data set ready Request to send Clear to send Ring indicator Frame ground
Use the 25-hole parallel connector to attach a parallel device to the computer. The parallel connector is used primarily for printers. The parallel connector transmits data in parallel format, where 8 data bits (one byte) are sent simultaneously over eight separate lines. The parallel connector can also be configured for compatibility with the PS/2 standard. Support for the EPP feature improves network adapter performance (adapters connect to the computer's parallel connector and require the appropriate software drivers from the adapter's manufacturer).
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If you reconfigure your hardware, you may need pin number and signal information for the parallel connector.
STB# D0 PD1 PD2 PD3 PD4 PD5 PD6 PD7 ACK# BUSY PE SLCT AFD# ERR# INIT# SLIN#
I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I/O I I I I O I O O N/A N/A
Strobe Printer data bit 0 Printer data bit 1 Printer data bit 2 Printer data bit 3 Printer data bit 4 Printer data bit 5 Printer data bit 6 Printer data bit 7 Acknowledge Busy Paper end Select Automatic feed Error Initialize printer Select in Ground signal Frame ground
18-25 N/A Shell N/A
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Use this connector to attach your computer to the optional docking device.
STRB#/5V PD0 PD1 PD2 PD3 PD4 PD5 PD6 PD7 GND DOC_SPKR DOCK_MIC DOCK_LINE DOCK_CDROM GND M_SEN#
HSYNC VSYNC GND DOCKED USB_VD1+ USB_VD1GND USB_VD2+ USB_VD2DOCKOC1# RUN_ON# GND NC DOCK_SCLK DOCK_LRCK DOCK_MCLK
101 VGA_GRN 102 GND 103 VGA_RED 104 GND 105 VGA_BLU
151 GND 152 CLK_SPCI 153 GND 154 SADSAD1
106 DOCK_SD/MODE 156 SADD_IRTX 108 D_IRRX 109 GND 110 SPIRQB# 111 SPIRQC# 112 DAT_DDCCLK_DDCSPAR 115 SPME# 116 GND 157 SADSADSADSADGND 162 SADSADSC/BE0# 165 SADSAD10
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POWER_SW# QPCIEN# S1.6M_EN# DFDD/LPT# GND NC NC D_ATCTLED D_PWRLED
GND +12V AFD# ERROR# ACK# GND INIT# SLCT_IN# BUSY PE SLCT GND DAT_SMB DCLK_SMB SMB_INIT# GND DAT_DOCSM1
117 SSERR# 118 SPERR# 119 SLOCK# 120 SSTOP# 121 GND 122 SDEVSEL# 123 STRDY# 124 SIRDY# 125 SFRAME# 126 SCLKRUN# 127 GND 128 SGNTA# 129 SREQA# 130 SGNT0# 131 SREQ0# 132 SPCIRST# 133 SH1SEL#
167 SADSADGND 170 SADSADSADSADSC/BE1# 175 SC/BE2# 176 GND 177 SADSADSADSADSADGND 183 SADSADSAD24
DOCK_PWR_SRC 76 DOCK_PWR_SRC 77 DOCK_PWR_SRC 78 GND +5VDOCK +5VDOCK +5VDOCK +5VDOCK +5VDOCK GND 85
CLK_DOCKSMGND DAT_DOCKBD CLK_DOCKBD GND R10 CTS0 RTS0 DSR0 GND DTR0 TXD0# RXD0# DCD0 NC 135 SWRPRT#
DOCK_PWR_SRC 86 DOCK_PWR_SRC 87 DOCK_PWR_SRC 88 DOCK_PWR_SRC 89 GND DOCK_+DC_IN DOCK_+DC_IN DOCK_+DC_IN DOCK_+DC_IN DOCK_+DC_IN DOCK_+DC_IN DOCK_+DC_IN 96 97
136 SDSKCHG#/DRQ 186 SC/BE3# 137 SDIR# 138 STRK0# 139 SSTEP# 140 SDRV1# 141 GND 142 SMRT1# 143 SWRDATA# 144 SWGATE# 145 SRDATA# 146 SINDEX# 147 GND 187 SADGND 189 SADSADSADSADSADSADGND 196 NC 197 NC
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DOCK_+DC_IN GND LOW_PWR
148 NC 149 +5VALW 150 NC
198 NC 199 NC 200 GND
Use the 6-hole, miniature DIN PS/2 connector to attach PS/2-compatible devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or external numeric keypad. If you reconfigure your hardware, you may need pin number and signal information for the PS/2 connector.
EXK_MSDATA I/O KBD_DATA GND EXK_MSPWR EXK_MSCLK KBD_CLK I N/A N/A I/O I N/A
External keyboard/keypad/mouse data Keyboard data Signal ground External keyboard/keypad/mouse supply voltage External keyboard/keypad/mouse clock Keyboard clock Chassis ground
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Use the USB connector to attach one or more USB devices, such as a mouse, to the computer. USB is a peripheral standard that enables automatic detection of USB-compliant peripheral devices.
VCC Data +Data
Cable power N/A N/A
Ground Cable ground
Use the 15-pin video connector to attach an external monitor to the computer. If the image does not appear on the monitor immediately, press.
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RED GREEN BLUE
Red video Green video Blue video Monitor detect ID2 Signal ground Signal ground Signal ground Signal ground 5-V power source for CRT Signal ground Digital monitor sense/monitor detect ID1 Monitor detect serial data Horizontal synchronization Vertical synchronization Monitor Detect serial clock Frame ground
DDC2_MONID2 I GND GND GND GND CRTVCC GND M-SEN# DDC_DATA HSYNC VSYNC DDC_CLK N/A N/A N/A N/A O N/A I I O O 1 N/A
S-Video TV-Out Connector
Use this connector to connect your computer to a television.
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GND GND DLUMA-L DCRMA-L
NC DCMPS-L GND
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Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4150
Removing and Replacing Parts
Before You Remove or Replace Parts System Components Palm Rest and Display Cover Inserts Hard Drive Memory Modules, Mini PCI Card, and Modem Keyboard Display, Display Assembly, Display Latch, and Hinge Covers Palm Rest Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly Microprocessor Hybrid Cooling Fan Reserve Battery Speakers System Board Battery and Module Bay Latches
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Documentation: Dell Inspiron 4150
Printed Documentation Online Documentation
You must right-click the link for a portable document format (PDF) file and save the file to your hard drive. Attempting to open large PDF files through your browser causes your computer to stop responding. To save PDF files (files with an extension of.pdf) to your hard drive, right-click the document title, click Save Target As in Microsoft Internet Explorer or Save Link As in Netscape Navigator, and specify a location on your hard drive. Right-click only the following link: Getting Started sheet (.pdf) (2.75 MB) Dell Inspiron 4150 Owner's Manual (.pdf) (2.34 MB) Dell Inspiron 4150 Removing and Installing Parts (.pdf) (657 KB) HINT: PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe website at: www.adobe.com. To view a PDF file, launch Acrobat Reader. Click File Open and select the PDF file.
Compiled HTML Help files (files with an extension of.chm) require Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.
Downloading the Inspiron 4150 Tell Me How Help File
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1. Click the appropriate button to download the zipped file and save it to your hard drive. 806 KB 701 KB 666 KB 659 KB 651 KB 783 KB 645 KB 2. Go to the directory location you specified when you saved the file. 3. Double-click the.exe file you downloaded. The WinZip Self-Extractor dialog box appears. 4. Specify the location to save the unzipped files to and click Unzip. A message appears, stating that the files unzipped successfully. 5. Click OK. 6. Click Close.
Viewing Tell Me How
1. Open the folder in which you saved the file. 2. Double-click the filename.
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