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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop. . . . . . . . . .5

Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . .5
Connect the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Connect the Network Cable (Optional) . . . . .7
Press the Power Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Set Up the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Create System Recovery Media
(Recommended). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Install the SIM Card (Optional). . . . . . . . . . .12
Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional). . . . .14
Set Up Wireless Display (Optional) . . . . . . .16
Connect to the Internet (Optional). . . . . . . . 17

Using Your Inspiron Laptop. . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Right View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Left View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Back View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Front View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Status Lights and Indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Computer Base and Keyboard Features . . .30
Touch Pad Gestures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Multimedia Control Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Using the Optical Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Display Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Removing and Replacing the Battery . . . . .40
Software Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Dell DataSafe Online Backup. . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Dell Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

Solving Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

Beep Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Network Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 6
Power Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
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