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CAUTION When the hard-disk drive is not in the computer, store it in a hard-disk drive case to protect it from exposure to static electricity. CAUTION Hard-disk drives are extremely fragile and must be handled carefully. Even a slight jar or bump can damage the spinning heads and plates, thus rendering the drive inoperable. WARNING The hard-disk drive may be hot to the touch. Do not touch the plastic carrier of the hard-disk drive if you remove the drive from the computer when the drive is hot....

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System System Physical Status Battery Charge System Power Management CPU Throttling Standby Suspend Suspend Default Interrupt Technical Initial Initial User Visual Observing the Boot Eliminating Resource Getting Beep Codes and Error Messages 3-1 POST Beep System Error Running the Dell Removing and Replacing Parts 4-1 Recommended Precautionary Screw Identification and Removing Customer-Replaceable Parts 4-4 Removing Field- and Depot-Replaceable Parts and Assemblies 4-9 ZIF Exploded View of...

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Table 3-2 lists (in alphabetical order) system error messages that may appear on the display during the boot routine or during normal computer operation. CMOS battery is dead-Replace and run Setup The CMOS battery does not have enough charge to power the computer. CMOS battery completely discharged. Faulty CMOS battery or system board. Faulty or incorrectly inserted diskette in drive. Faulty diskette drive. Faulty system board. Faulty or loose external cable. Extended memory not configured...

Beep Codes and Error Messages

This chapter describes beep codes and system error messages that can occur during system start-up or, in the case of some failures, during normal computer operation. The tables in this chapter list faults that can cause a beep code or system error message to occur and the probable causes of the fault in each case. If a faulty computer does not emit beep codes or display system error messages to indicate a failure, you should load the diagnostics and run the appropriate tests to help isolate the...