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Quick Reference Guide 11
Using a Battery
NOTE: For information about the Dell warranty for your computer, see the Product Information Guide or separate
paper warranty document that shipped with your computer.
For optimal computer performance and to help preserve BIOS settings, operate your Dell™ portable
computer with the main battery installed at all times. One battery is supplied as standard equipment in
the battery bay.
NOTE: Because the battery may not be fully charged, use the AC adapter to connect your new computer to an
electrical outlet the first time you use the computer. For best results, operate the computer with the AC adapter
until the battery is fully charged. To view battery charge status, click Start
Control Panel→ Power Options
1 memory module/Mini PCI
2 optical-drive locking screw 3 hard drive
4 battery 5 battery-bay latch lock 6 battery-bay latch release
7 processor and thermal module