DELL D600 User Manual

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Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Model PP05L 
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Model PP05L 
September 2009      P/N 6T524       Rev. A06
 
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Summary of Contents of user manual for DELL D600

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    Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide About Your Computer About Microsoft® Windows® XP Dell™ QuickSet Features Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Using the Display Using a Battery Using...

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    Back to Contents Page   About Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Front View   Left View   Right View   Back View   Bottom View  Front...

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    Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode....

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    keyboard status lights The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following: Turns on when the numeric keypad is...

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    When you receive your computer, the sensor is disabled. You can use the system setup program to enable the sensor....

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      security cable slot — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. For more information, see...

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      S-video TV-out connector Connects your computer to a TV. For more information, see "Connecting a Television to the Computer."...

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      AC adapter connector — Attach an AC adapter to the computer. The AC adapter converts AC power to the...

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    battery charge gauge — Provides information on the battery charge. See "Using a Battery."   battery — When a battery...

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    Back to Contents Page   Appendix Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Macrovision Product Notice   FCC Notices (U.S. Only)   Warranty and Return Policy  Macrovision Product...

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     Warranty and Return Policy Dell Inc. ("Dell") manufactures its hardware products from parts and components that are new or equivalent...

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    Back to Contents Page   Alert Standard Format (ASF) Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide ASF is a DMTF management standard that specifies "pre-operating system"...

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    Back to Contents Page   Using a Battery Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Battery Performance   Checking the Battery Charge   Charging the Battery   Removing a...

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    level and current status of the docking device battery. The following icons appear in the Battery Meter screen: l  The...

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    When you connect the computer to an electrical outlet or install a battery while the computer is connected to an...

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      3. Pull the reserve battery out of its compartment, and disconnect the reserve battery cable from the connector....

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     Storing a Battery Remove the battery when you store your computer for an extended period of time. A battery discharges...

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    Back to Contents Page   Using the Module Bay Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   About the Module Bay   Checking the Charge on the Second...

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    If the Device Screw Is Not Installed   NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry...

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    1 device latch release   5. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.  ...

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      3. Click the device you want to eject.   NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in...

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    1 device latch release   4. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the...

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    1 device latch release   5. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.  ...

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      4. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.   5. Pull the device...

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    NOTE: If you use a module that shipped with another computer, you need to install the drivers and software...

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      Windows 2000   1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.   2. Double-click...

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    Back to Contents Page   Cleaning Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Computer and Keyboard   Display   Touch Pad   Floppy Drive   Optical Media  Computer...

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    If you notice problems, such as skipping, with the playback quality of your CDs or DVDs, try cleaning the discs....

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    Back to Contents Page   Using the Dell Diagnostics Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   When to Use the Dell Diagnostics   Features of the Dell...

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    continue to the next test, press <Y>; to retest the component that failed, press <R>. l  If failures are...

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    Back to Contents Page   Using the Display Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Adjusting Brightness   Switching the Video Image   Setting Display Resolution  Adjusting Brightness...

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      1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.   2. Under Pick a category, click Appearance and...

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    Back to Contents Page   Reinstalling Software Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities   Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities   Using Microsoft® Windows® System Restore...

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      5. Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver.   6. Click the...

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    In the Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows 2000 operating systems, IRQ conflicts occur if a device either is not detected during the...

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     Using Microsoft® Windows® System Restore The Microsoft Windows XP operating system provides a System Restore feature that allows you to return your...

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      1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs® Accessories® System Tools, and then click System Restore.  ...

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    go to step 15. If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to select...

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    8. When the Regional Settings window appears, select your region, and then click Next.   9. Enter your name...

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    Back to Contents Page Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Finding Information  Finding Information NOTE: Some features may not be available for your computer or...

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    l  How to remove and replace parts   User's Guide l  Specifications l  How to configure system settings Microsoft® Windows®...

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    Back to Contents Page  

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    Back to Contents Page   Getting Help Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Technical Assistance   Problems With Your Order   Product Information   Returning Items for Warranty...

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    apsupport@dell.com (Asian/Pacific countries only) support.jp.dell.com (Japan only) support.euro.dell.com (Europe only) l  Electronic Quote Service sales@dell.com apmarketing@dell.com (Asian/Pacific countries only)...

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    5. Pack the equipment to be returned in the original (or equivalent) packing materials. You are responsible for paying...

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    International Access Code: 00 E-mail for servers and EMC:   la_enterprise@dell.com Country Code: 54 Customer Care toll-free: 0-800-444-0730 City Code: 11...

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    Country Code: 56 Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support toll-free: 1230-020-4823 City Code: 2 Technical Support website: support.dell.com.cn   Technical Support...

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    Customer Care 0825 823 833 Switchboard 0825 004 700 France (Paris) (Montpellier) Switchboard (calls from outside of France) 04 99 75 40 00 International Access Code: 00...

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    Website: support.euro.dell.com     E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/     Home and Small Business       Technical Support 02 577 826 90 Italy (Milan) Customer Care 02 696 821 14...

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    Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault) toll-free: 1800 88 1386 Country Code: 60 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 04 633 4949 City Code: 4...

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    Puerto Rico General Support 1-800-805-7545 St. Kitts and Nevis General Support toll-free: 1-877-441-4731 St. Lucia General Support 1-800-882-1521 St. Vincent and...

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    Website: support.ap.dell.com   Taiwan E-mail: ap_support@dell.com   International Access Code: 002 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, Inspiron, Dimension, and Electronics...

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    (1-877-335-5889) U.S. Virgin Islands General Support 1-877-673-3355 Venezuela General Support 8001-3605 Back to Contents Page  

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    Back to Contents Page   Glossary Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide Terms in this glossary are provided for informational purposes only and may or...

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      bootable disk — A disk that you can use to start your computer. In case your hard drive is...

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      Control Panel —  A Windows utility that allows you to modify operating system and hardware settings, such as display...

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    DVD drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read data from DVDs and CDs.   DVD player —...

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      Fahrenheit — A temperature measurement system where 32° is the freezing point and 212° is the boiling point of water.   FCC — Federal Communications Commission — A U.S. agency responsible for enforcing communications-related regulations that...

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    HTTP — hypertext transfer protocol — A protocol for exchanging files between computers connected to the Internet.   Hz —...

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    LAN — local area network — A computer network covering a small area. A LAN usually is confined to a...

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    or cursor on your screen.   ms — millisecond — A measure of time that equals one thousandth of a...

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    Plug-and-Play — The ability of the computer to automatically configure devices. Plug and Play provides automatic installation, configuration, and compatibility...

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    RTCRST — real-time clock reset — A jumper on the system board of some computers that can often be used...

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    system board — The main circuit board in your computer. Also known as the motherboard.   system setup program —...

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    A common type of virus is a boot virus, which is stored in the boot sectors of a floppy disk....

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    Back to Contents Page   Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Numeric Keypad   Keyboard Shortcuts   Touch Pad   Track Stick...

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    external DVI monitor only. <Fn> + up- Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor)...

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    1 touch pad 2 track stick/touch pad buttons l  To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch...

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    l  To select and move (or drag) an object, position the cursor on the object. Then press and hold...

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    Back to Contents Page   Passwords Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   About Passwords   Using a Primary Password   Using an Administrator Password   Using a Hard...

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    NOTE: The administrator password provides access to the computer, but it does not provide access to the hard drive...

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      4. When the computer prompts you to verify the asset tag, type y and press <Enter>. The computer...

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    Back to Contents Page   Using PC Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   PC Card Types   PC Card Blanks   Extended PC Cards   Installing a...

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    The computer recognizes most PC Cards and automatically loads the appropriate device driver. If the configuration program tells you to...

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    Back to Contents Page   Power Management Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Power Management Tips   Power Management Wizard   Power Management Modes   Power Options Properties...

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    Selecting a Power Scheme NOTE: When your computer is running on battery power, the Network Disabled power scheme disables your...

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    ¡  Press <Fn><Esc>. To exit standby mode, press the power button or open the display depending on how you...

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    l  Set power icon and standby mode password options. l  Program the following functions (depending on your operating system):...

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    Back to Contents Page   Solving Problems Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Power Problems   Drive Problems   Error Messages   PC Card Problems   Video and Display...

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    Enable the Pointing Device option in the system setup program. If the problem persists, contact Dell.   Bad command or...

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    Invalid configuration information-please run System Setup Program — The system configuration information does not match the hardware configuration. The message...

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    Windows 2000 1.  Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. 2.  Double-click the Add/Remove...

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      Adjust the power properties — Search for the keyword standby in Windows Help or the Windows Help and...

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      Adjust the volume using keyboard shortcuts — See "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad." Press <Fn><End> to disable...

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    Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you perform the various checks.   Check the printer cable connections — Ensure that...

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      Check the telephone line — Try using a different telephone line. If you are using a line that is...

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    To verify that the problem is with the mouse, check the touch pad — 1.  Shut down the computer....

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    If you cannot save a file to a floppy disk drive   Ensure that Windows recognizes the drive — In...

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    2.  Straighten a paper clip and insert one end into the eject hole at the front of the drive;...

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      Check the smart card — Ensure that the smart card is properly inserted into the smart card slot....

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    The computer restarts. Windows 2000 The solid blue screen appears because you were not able to perform a proper...

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     If You Drop or Damage Your Computer   1. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and...

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    Back to Contents Page   Dell™ QuickSet Features  Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Clicking the QuickSet Icon   Double-Clicking the QuickSet Icon   Right-Clicking the QuickSet Icon Dell™ QuickSet runs from the  icon...

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    Back to Contents Page   Adding and Replacing Parts Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Adding Memory   Adding a Mini PCI Card   Replacing the Hard...

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      NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled...

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    4. Remove all installed batteries, and disconnect the AC adapter cable and any external devices from the computer. Wait...

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    1 antenna connectors on card (2) 2 antenna cables (2)   11. Lower the Mini PCI card toward the...

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    1 captive screw   7. Turn the computer over so that it is upright.   NOTICE: You cannot remove...

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     Removing and Replacing the Hinge Cover and Keyboard   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in...

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    Before you begin, ensure that you have the following cables: 1 S-video cable 2 audio cable   1. Shut down...

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    Composite Video Connection To connect the computer to a television that has a composite video input only, Dell provides a...

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      5. Plug the single-connector end of the audio cable into the headphone connector on the computer.   6....

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    Back to Contents Page Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Safety Instructions  Safety Instructions See your Product Information Guide for safety instructions. Back to Contents...

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    Back to Contents Page   Using the System Setup Program Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Overview   Viewing the System Setup Screens   System Setup Screens...

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    The Boot Order page displays a general list of the bootable devices that may be installed in your computer, including...

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      6. Follow the instructions on the screen while the infrared sensor driver is being installed.   7. At...

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    Back to Contents Page   Using Smart Cards Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   About Smart Cards   Installing a Smart Card  About Smart Cards To...

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    3 smart card Back to Contents Page  

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    Back to Contents Page   Specifications Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Microprocessor  Microprocessor type Intel® Pentium® M Processor L1 cache 64 KB (internal),...

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    Parallel 25-hole connector; unidirectional, bidirectional, or ECP Video 15-hole connector Audio microphone miniconnector, stereo headphones/speakers miniconnector USB two 4-pin USB...

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    Response time 25-ms rise (typical) 35-ms fall (maximum) Refresh rate 60 Hz Operating angle 0º (closed) to 180° Viewing angles:   Horizontal...

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    Input current (maximum) 1.7 A Input frequency 47–63 Hz Output current 3.34 A (continuous) (65 W) 4.62 A (continuous)...

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    Back to Contents Page Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide Click the links to the left for information on the features and operation of your...

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    Back to Contents Page   Traveling With Your Computer Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Identifying Your Computer   Packing the Computer   Travel Tips  Identifying Your...

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      NOTICE: Do not walk the computer through a metal detector. Send the computer through an X-ray machine or have...

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    Back to Contents Page   Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Determining Your Network Type   Connecting to a...

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      2. Click to select the network you want to configure, and then click Connect or double-click the network...

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    Back to Contents Page   About Microsoft® Windows® XP Dell™ Latitude™ D600 Systems User's Guide   Help and Support Center   Program Compatibility Wizard   Switching to Classic View   User...

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    1. Right-click an empty spot on the desktop, and click Properties.   2. Click the Desktop tab and click...

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     Internet Connection Firewall The Internet Connection Firewall provides basic protection from unauthorized access to the computer while the computer is...

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