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About Your Computer

Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide

  Front View

  Left View

  Right View

  Back View

  Bottom View



Front View

1

display

7

speakers

2

power button

8

track stick/touch pad buttons

3

device status lights

9

track stick

4

keyboard

10

volume control buttons

5

touch pad

11

mute button

6

display latch

12

keyboard and wireless status lights

display — For more information about your display, see "Using the Display."

power button — Press the power button to turn on the computer or exit a power management mode.

NOTICE: To avoid losing data, turn off your computer by performing a Microsoft® Windows® operating system shutdown rather than by pressing the power button.

If the computer stops responding, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off completely (which may take several seconds).

device status lights

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

Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.

NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the light is flashing.

Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate battery charge status.

If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the light operates as follows:

If the computer is running on a battery, the light operates as follows:

keyboard — The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Windows logo key. For information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad."

touch pad — Provides the functionality of a mouse. See "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad" for more information.

display latch — Keeps the display closed.

speakers — To adjust the volume of the integrated speakers, press the volume control buttons, mute button, or volume-control keyboard shortcuts. For more information, see "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad."

track stick/touch pad buttons — Provide the functionality of a mouse. See "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad" for more information.

track stick — Provides the functionality of a mouse. See "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad" for more information.

volume control buttons — Press these buttons to adjust the volume.

mute button — Press this button to turn off the volume.

keyboard and wireless status lights

The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:

Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled.

Turns on when wireless devices are enabled.

Turns on when the uppercase letter function is enabled.

Turns on when Mini PCI functionality and Bluetooth® wireless technology are enabled. To enable or disable Mini PCI functionality and Bluetooth wireless technology, press <Fn><F2>.

NOTE: Bluetooth wireless technology is an optional feature on your computer, so the icon turns on only if you ordered Bluetooth wireless technology with your computer.

For more information, see the documentation that came with your Bluetooth wireless technology.

Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.


Left View

1

security cable slot

4

PC Card slot

2

audio connectors (2)

5

smart card slot

3

infrared sensor

6

hard drive

PC Card slot — Supports one PC Card, such as a modem or network adapter. The computer ships with a plastic blank installed in the slot. For more information, see "Using PC Cards."

smart card slot — Supports one smart card. For more information, see "Using Smart Cards."

infrared sensor — Lets you transfer files from your computer to another infrared-compatible device without using cable connections.

When you receive your computer, the sensor is disabled. You can use the system setup program to enable the sensor. For information on transferring data, see Windows Help, the Help and Support Center, or the documentation that came with your infrared-compatible device.

audio connectors

Attach headphones or speakers to the connector.

Attach a microphone to the connector.

hard drive — Stores software and data.

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

NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot.


Right View

1

module bay

2

device latch release

3

USB connectors (2)

module bay — You can install devices such as an optical drive or a Dell TravelLite™ module in the module bay. For more information, see "Using the Module Bay."

device latch release — Releases the module bay device. See "Using the Module Bay" for instructions.


Back View

1

network connector (RJ-45)

6

serial connector

2

S-video TV-out connector

7

video connector

3

USB connectors (2)

8

AC adapter connector

4

modem connector (RJ-11)

9

air vents

5

parallel connector

 

 

USB connectors

Connect USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. You can also connect the optional floppy drive directly to a USB connector using the optional floppy drive cable.

S-video TV-out connector

Connects your computer to a TV. For more information, see "Connecting Your Computer to a TV or Audio Device."

modem connector (RJ-11)

If you ordered the optional internal modem, connect the telephone line to the modem connector.

For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer.

network connector (RJ-45)
NOTICE: The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector. To avoid damaging the computer, do not plug a telephone line into the network connector.

Connects the computer to a network. The two lights next to the connector indicate the status of both the connection and the transfer of information for wired network communications.

For information on using the network adapter, see the device user's guide supplied with your computer. See "Finding Information."

parallel connector

Connects a parallel device, such as a printer.

video connector

Connects an external monitor. For more information, see "Using the Display."

serial connector

Connects serial devices, such as a mouse or handheld device.

AC adapter connector — Attach an AC adapter to the computer.

The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off.

CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to the power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.
NOTICE: When you disconnect the AC adapter cable from the computer, grasp the connector, not the cable itself, and pull firmly but gently to avoid damaging the cable.

air vents — 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 low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
NOTE: The computer turns on the fan when the computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.

Bottom View

1

memory module cover

5

docking device slot

2

battery-bay latch release

6

fan

3

battery charge gauge

7

modem/coin-cell battery cover

4

battery

8

hard drive

memory module cover — Covers the compartment that contains the memory module(s). See "Adding and Replacing Parts."

battery-bay latch release — Releases the battery. See Using a Battery for instructions.

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

battery — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without connecting the computer to an electrical outlet. See Using a Battery.

docking device slot — Lets you attach your computer to a docking device. See the documentation that came with your docking device for additional information.

fan — 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 low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire.
NOTE: The computer turns on the fan when the computer gets hot. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fans or the computer.

modem/coin-cell battery cover — Covers the compartment that contains the modem and the coin-cell battery. See "Adding and Replacing Parts."

hard drive — Stores software and data.


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