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Using Multimedia

Dell™ Latitude™ D620 User's Guide

  Playing CDs or DVDs

  Adjusting the Volume

  Adjusting the Picture



Playing CDs or DVDs

NOTICE: Do not press down on the CD or DVD tray when you open or close it. Keep the tray closed when you are not using the drive.
NOTICE: Do not move the computer while playing CDs or DVDs.
  1. Press the eject button on the front of the drive.

  2. Pull out the tray.

  1. Place the disc, label side up, in the center of the tray and snap the disc onto the spindle.

NOTE: If you use a module that shipped with another computer, you need to install the drivers and software necessary to play DVDs or write data. For more information, see the Drivers and Utilities CD (the Drivers and Utilities CD is optional and may not be available for your computer or in certain countries).
  1. Push the tray back into the drive.

To format CDs for storing data, to create music CDs, or to copy CDs, see the CD software that came with your computer.

NOTE: Ensure that you follow all copyright laws when you create CDs.

Adjusting the Volume

NOTE: When the speakers are muted, you do not hear the CD or DVD playing.

Volume Control Window

  1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs (or Programs)® Accessories® Entertainment (or Multimedia), and then click Volume Control.

  2. In the Volume Control window, click and drag the bar in the Volume Control column and slide it up or down to increase or decrease the volume.

For more information on volume control options, click Help in the Volume Control window.

Volume Control Buttons

You can adjust the volume with the volume control buttons on your computer. See volume control buttons.

Volume Control Keys

You can adjust the volume by pressing the following keys:


Adjusting the Picture

If an error message notifies you that the current resolution and color depth are using too much memory and preventing DVD playback, adjust the display properties.

  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings® Control Panel, and then click Display.

  2. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.

  3. Under Pick a category, click Appearance and Themes.

  4. Under Pick a task..., click Change the screen resolution.

  5. Under Screen resolution, click and drag the bar in Screen resolution to change the setting to 1024 by 768 pixels.

  6. Click the drop-down menu under Color quality, and then click Medium (16 bit).

  7. Click OK.


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