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Dell OptiPlex 760 Setup and Quick Reference GuideThis guide provides a features overview, specifications, and quick setup, software, and troubleshooting information for your computer. For more information about your operating system, devices, and technologies, see the Dell Technology Guide at support.dell.com.

Models DCSM, DCNE, DCCY, and DCTR

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Notes, Notices, and CautionsNOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury,or death.

If you purchased a Dell n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft Windows operating systems are not applicable.Macrovision Product Notice

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____________________Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2008 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, OptiPlex, and DellConnect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; Intel, Core, Celeron, and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and the Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.Models DCSM, DCNE, DCCY, and DCTR

September 2008 P/N H698D Rev. A00

Contents

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About Your Computer .Desktop Front View . Desktop Back View

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Desktop Back Panel Connectors . Mini Tower Front View . Mini Tower Back View .

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Mini Tower Back Panel Connectors . Small Form Factor Front View Small Form Factor Back View

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Small Form Factor Back Panel Connectors Ultra Small Form Factor Front View Ultra Small Form Factor Back View

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Ultra Small Form Factor Back Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Contents

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Setting Up Your ComputerQuick Setup

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Connecting the AC Power Adapter (Ultra Small Form Factor Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ultra Small Form Factor Cable Cover (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing Your Computer in an Enclosure . Connecting to the Internet .

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Setting Up Your Internet Connection

Transferring Information to a New Computer . Microsoft System. Windows Vista Operating

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Specifications

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Troubleshooting .

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Using the Hardware Troubleshooter. Tips .

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Power Problems

Memory Problems

Lockups and Software Problems . Dell Technical Update Service Dell Diagnostics .

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Reinstalling SoftwareDrivers Identifying Drivers

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Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities Restoring Your Operating System

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Using Microsoft Windows System Restore . Using Dell Factory Image Restore Using the Operating System Media

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Finding Information Getting Help .

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Obtaining Assistance DellConnect.

Technical Support and Customer Service Online Services .

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AutoTech Service .

Automated Order-Status Service . Problems With Your Order . Product Information

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Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit Before You Call Contacting Dell

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Index

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Contents

About Your ComputerDesktop Front View1 2 3 4 5

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optical drive USB 2.0 connectors (2) power button, power light network-connectivity light headphone connector floppy drive or Media Card Reader (optional)

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optical-drive eject button hard-drive activity light diagnostic lights (4) microphone connector optional floppy drive eject button

About Your Computer

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Desktop Back View1 2 3

6 1 3 5 expansion-card slots (3) cover release latch power connector 2 4 6

5 air vent padlock rings back-panel connectors

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About Your Computer

Desktop Back Panel Connectors1 2 3 4 5

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11 1 3 5 7 9 11 parallel connector link-integrity light network-activity light line-in connector VGA video connector DisplayPort connector

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serial connector network connector line-out connector USB 2.0 connectors (6) eSATA connector

About Your Computer

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Mini Tower Front View1 2 3 12 4

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optical drive optional optical drive bay optional floppy drive eject button hard-drive activity light diagnostic lights (4) microphone connector

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optical-drive eject button floppy drive or Media Card Reader (optional) USB 2.0 connectors (2) power button, power light headphone connector network-connectivity light

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About Your Computer

Mini Tower Back View6 5 4 1

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power connector expansion-card slots (4) padlock rings

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back-panel connectors air vent cover release latch

About Your Computer

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Mini Tower Back Panel Connectors1 2 3 4 5

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11 1 3 5 7 9 11 parallel connector link-integrity light network-activity light line-in connector VGA video connector DisplayPort connector

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serial connector network connector line-out connector USB 2.0 connectors (6) eSATA connector

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About Your Computer

Small Form Factor Front View

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optical drive USB 2.0 connectors (2) diagnostic lights (4) power button, power light headphone connector floppy drive or Media Card Reader (optional)

2 4 6 8 10

optical-drive eject button network-connectivity light hard-drive activity light microphone connector optional floppy drive eject button

About Your Computer

13

Small Form Factor Back View1

2 5 1 3 5 padlock rings power connector expansion-card slots (2) 4 2 4 cover release latch back-panel connectors 3

Small Form Factor Back Panel Connectors1 2 3 4 5

6 7

11 1 3 5 7 9 11 parallel connector link-integrity light network-activity light line-in connector VGA video connector DisplayPort connector

10 2 4 6 8 10

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serial connector network connector line-out connector USB 2.0 connectors (6) eSATA connector

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About Your Computer

Ultra Small Form Factor Front View1 2 3 4

9 1 3 5 7 9

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USB 2.0 connectors (2) hard drive activity light air vents optical drive air vents

microphone connector power button, power light optical-drive eject button headphone connector

Ultra Small Form Factor Back View1 2 3

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