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Dell Inspiron 1525/1526 Owners Manual

Model PP29L

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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.

___________________Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Wi-Fi Catcher, and Dell MediaDirect are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel and Core are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.; AMD, AMD Turion, Athlon, Sempron, ATI Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association. 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.Model PP29L

October 2007

P/N NN491

Rev. A01

Contents

Finding Information

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About Your ComputerFront View

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Left Side View

Right Side View Back View

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Bottom View

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Setting Up Your Computer .Connecting to the Internet

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Setting Up Your Internet Connection .

Transferring Information to a New Computer Windows Easy Transfer Setting Up a Printer Printer Cable

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Connecting a USB Printer Power Protection Devices Surge Protectors Line Conditioners .

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies

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Using the DisplayAdjusting Brightness

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Switching the Video Image From Your Computer Display To a Projector . . .

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Setting Display Resolution and Refresh Rate .

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Using the Keyboard and TouchpadNumeric Keypad

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Key Combinations

System Functions Battery

Display Functions .

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Power Management

Microsoft Windows Logo Key Functions Dell QuickSet Key Combinations Adjusting Keyboard Settings Touch Pad

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Customizing the Touch Pad .

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Using a Battery

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Battery Performance

Checking the Battery Charge

Dell QuickSet Battery Meter Low-Battery Warning

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Conserving Battery Power

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Configuring Power Management Settings . Using the Sleep Power State Charging the Battery Replacing the Battery Storing a Battery

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Using MultimediaPlaying Media

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Playing Media Using Dell Travel Remote (Optional) . Copying CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc (BD) Media

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How to Copy a CD, DVD or BD Helpful Tips

Using Blank CD, DVD, and BD Media

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Adjusting the Volume Adjusting the Picture

Using Dell MediaDirect .

Connecting Your Computer to a TV or Audio Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . S-Video and Standard Audio . S-Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio

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Composite Video and Standard Audio Component Video and Standard Audio

Composite Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio

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Component Video and S/PDIF Digital Audio HDMI (Optional) Enabling the Display Settings for a TV

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Using the Optional CameraAccessing the Cameras Help File

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Manually Adjusting the Camera Settings Creating a Picture or a Video

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Using CardsExpressCards

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ExpressCard Blanks

Installing an ExpressCard

Removing an ExpressCard or Blank . Memory Card Reader

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Memory Card Blanks Installing a Memory Card

Removing a Memory Card or Blank

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Setting Up and Using NetworksConnecting a Network or Broadband Modem Cable Setting Up a Network

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Wireless Local Area Network

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What You Need to Establish a WLAN Connection . . . . . .

Checking Your Wireless Network Card

Setting Up a New WLAN Using a Wireless Router and a Broadband Modem Connecting to a WLAN .

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Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network)

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What You Need to Establish a Mobile Broadband Network Connection

Checking Your Dell Mobile Broadband Card . Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network Enabling/Disabling the Dell Mobile Broadband Card .

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Dell Wi-Fi Catcher Network Locator

10 Securing Your ComputerSecurity Cable Lock Passwords .

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If Your Computer Is Lost or Stolen

11 Troubleshooting

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Dell Technical Update Service Dell Diagnostics .

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Dell Support Utility Dell Support 3 DellConnect

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Network Assistant PC TuneUp PC CheckUp Drive Problems

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Optical drive problems Hard drive problems

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E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems . Error Messages

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ExpressCard Problems

IEEE 1394 Device Problems Keyboard Problems

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External Keyboard problems Unexpected characters

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Lockups and Software Prob