Dell Alienware 13 (late 2014) User Manual English

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Alienware Graphics Amplifier - Page 1

Alienware Graphics Amplifier User’s Guide Regulatory Model: Z01G Regulatory Type: Z01G001

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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings - Page 2

Notes, Cautions, and Warnings NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2014 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Dell ™ and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks ..

Contents - Page 3

Contents Before Working Inside Your Alienware Graphics Amplifier ...................................................................................... 5 Before You Begin ................................................................................................ 5 Safety Instructions .............................................................................................. 5 Recommended Tools ........................................................................................... 6 After Working Inside Your Alienware Graphics Amplifier .............................................

Self-Help Resources - Page 4

Troubleshooting ................................................................... 35 Getting Help and Contacting Alienware ................... 36 Self-Help Resources .......................................................................................... 36 Contacting Alienware ....................................................................................... 36

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Before Working Inside Your - Page 5

Before Working Inside Your Alienware Graphics Amplifier CAUTION: To avoid damaging the components and cards, handle them by their edges and avoid touching pins and contacts. NOTE: The images in this document may differ from your device depending on the configuration you ordered. Before You Begin 1 Disconnect your device and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. 2 Disconnect all cables such as telephone cables, network cables and so on, from your device. 3 Disconnect all attached peripherals, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, and so on, from your device. Safety Instructions Use..

Recommended Tools - Page 6

CAUTION: To avoid damaging the components and cards, handle them by their edges and avoid touching pins and contacts. CAUTION: Only a certified service technician is authorized to remove the device cover and access any of the components inside the device. See the safety instructions for complete information about safety precautions, working inside your device, and protecting against electrostatic discharge. CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your device, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the device. While you work, periodically to..

After Working Inside Your - Page 7

After Working Inside Your Alienware Graphics Amplifier CAUTION: Leaving stray or loose screws inside your device may severely damage your device. 1 Replace all screws and make sure that no stray screws remain inside your device. 2 Connect any external devices, peripherals, and cables you removed before working on your device. 3 Replace any media cards, discs, and any other part(s) that you removed before working on your device. 4 Connect your device and all attached devices to their electrical outlets. 5 Turn on your device. 7

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Front View - Page 8

Views This chapter lists out the features available on your Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Front View 1 AlienHead/Docking status light 2 Service Tag/Regulatory labels 8

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Back View - Page 9

Back View 1 Release latch 2 Power port 3 Power-supply diagnostic button 4 Power-supply status light 5 USB 3.0 ports (4) 6 External graphics port 7 Graphics-card slot 9

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Graphics Cable - Page 10

Graphics Cable 1 Release clips (2) 2 Undock button 3 Docking status light 4 Graphics cable 10

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Specifications - Page 11

Specifications Dimensions and Weight Width 138 mm (5.43 in) Height 150 mm (5.90 in) Depth 375 mm (14.76 in) Ports and Connectors External: USB USB 3.0 ports (4) Video One external graphics port Internal: Graphics Card Graphics-card slot Device Environment Feature Specification Temperature range: Operating 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Storage –40°C to 65°C (–40°F to 149°F) Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (non-condensing) Storage 0% to 95% (non-condensing) Vibration (maximum): Operating 0.66 GRMS Storage 1.30 GRMS Shock (maximum): Operating 110 G Storage 160 G 11<..

Device Environment - Page 12

Device Environment Feature Specification Altitude: Operating –15.20 m to 3048 m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.20 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft) Airborne contaminant level G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985 12

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Using the Alienware - Page 13

Using the Alienware Graphics Amplifier This section will provide procedures on how to install and uninstall the Graphics card. WARNING: Disconnect all cables before working inside your device. CAUTION: Handle the components with care. Hold the graphics card at its edges. 13

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Installing the Graphics Card - Page 14

Installing the Graphics Card NOTE: The graphics card is sold separately. 1 Slide the release latch to release the cover. 1 release latch 2 cover 14

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NOTE: - Page 15

2 Lift the cover and open it as far as possible. 1 cover 3 Remove the screws that secure the graphics card fillers to the chassis. NOTE: Remove only one filler if you are installing a single width graphics card. 15

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4 - Page 16

4 Lift the graphics card fillers away from the chassis. 1 screws (2) 2 graphics card fillers (2) 16

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5 - Page 17

5 Disconnect the power cables from the slots on the device. 1 power cables (2) 2 slots (2) 6 Align the connector on the graphics card with the slot on the system board and press down the card until it locks into position. 17

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7 - Page 18

7 Replace the screws that secure the graphics card to the chassis. 1 screws (2) 2 graphics card 18

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NOTE: - Page 19

8 Connect the power cables to the power-cable connectors on the graphics card. NOTE: The location of the power-cable connectors may be different on your graphics card. 1 power cables (2) 2 power-cable connectors (2) 19

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9 - Page 20

9 Close the cover and press down until it locks into position. 1 cover 20

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Removing the Graphics Card - Page 21

Removing the Graphics Card 1 Slide the release latch to release the cover. 1 release latch 2 cover 21

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2 - Page 22

2 Lift the cover and open it as far as possible. 1 cover 22

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3 - Page 23

3 Press the tabs and disconnect the power cables from the graphics card. 1 power cables (2) 2 tabs (2) 4 Remove the screws that secure the graphics card to the chassis. 5 Press the release latch to release the graphics card from the slot on the system board. 23

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6 - Page 24

6 Lift the graphics card away from the chassis. 1 release latch 2 screws (2) 3 graphics card 7 Slide the graphics card fillers into the slots on the graphics card. 8 Replace the screws that secure the graphics card fillers to the chassis. 24

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9 - Page 25

9 Connect the power cables to the slots on the device. 1 screws (2) 2 graphics card fillers 25

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10 - Page 26

10 Close the cover and press down until it locks into position. 1 cover 26

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Installing the Graphics Card - Page 27

Setting Up Your Alienware Graphics Amplifier 1 Install the graphics card. See “ Installing the Graphics Card ”. 2 Connect the power cable to the power port on the Alienware graphics amplifier. 1 power port 2 power cable 27

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NOTE: - Page 28

3 NOTE: It is recommended to shut down the computer and connect the Graphics cable from the Alienware Graphics Amplifier to your computer and then powering on the computer to dock with the graphics amplifier. Press the release clips and connect one end of the graphics cable to the external graphics port on the Alienware graphics amplifier. 1 external graphics port 2 release clips (2) 3 graphics cable 28

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Computer is Turned On - Page 29

4 NOTE: Shut down your computer before you connect the graphics cable. Press the release clips and connect the other end of the graphics cable to the external graphics port on your computer. The light on the graphics cable turns on indicating the Alienware Graphics Amplifier is connected and ready to use. NOTE: If required, connect the display to the Alienware graphics amplifier. 1 external graphics port 2 graphics cable 3 release clips Computer is Turned On 1 Save and close all open files and exit all open applications. 29

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NOTE: - Page 30

2 Connect the graphics cable from the Alienware Graphics Amplifier to the external graphics port on your computer. NOTE: For the location of the external graphics port, see the documentation that shipped with your computer. The AlienHead logo on the Alienware Graphics Amplifier lights up and a dialog box appears on the computer asking you to restart the computer. NOTE: The AlienHead/docking status light will not turn on if you are connecting the graphics cable for the first time. Enable the docking status light using AlienFX in the Alienware Command Center. 3 Click YES to restart the comput..

Disconnecting Alienware - Page 31

Disconnecting Alienware Graphics Amplifier CAUTION: Do not disconnect the graphics cable until the computer has shut down and the light on the graphics cable has turned off. 1 Save and close all open files and exit all open applications. 2 Shut down your computer. CAUTION: Do not disconnect the graphics cable until the computer has shut down and the light on the graphics cable has turned off. 3 After the light on the graphics cable has turned off, press the release clips on the graphics cable to disconnect it from the external graphics port on the computer. NOTE: Shut down your computer bef..

Alternate Methods to Disconnect - Page 32

Alternate Methods to Disconnect Alienware Graphics Amplifier CAUTION: Do not disconnect the graphics cable until the computer has shut down and the light on the graphics cable has turned off. Using Keyboard Shortcut 1 Save and close all open files and exit all open applications. 2 Press the Fn+F1 keys on the keyboard of your computer. 3 A dialog box appears with the option to shutdown or restart your computer. Select SHUTDOWN . CAUTION: Do not disconnect the graphics cable until the computer has shut down and the light on the graphics cable has turned off. 4 After the light on the graphics ..

Undock Button Settings - Page 33

Undock Button Settings This section will provide procedure on how to set the computer’s behavior when the undock button on the graphics cable is pressed. 1 Launch AlienAdrenaline . Windows 8.1 : a) On the Start screen, browse to Apps and click the Alienware Command Center tile. b) In the Alienware Command Center window, click AlienAdrenaline . Windows 7 : Click Start → All Programs → Alienware → Command Center → AlienAdrenaline . 2 On the AlienAdrenaline window, click Graphics Amplifier → Undock Button . NOTE: Save and close all open files and exit all open applications before p..

Installing the Alienware - Page 34

Installing the Alienware Graphics Amplifier Software NOTE: Alienware Graphics Amplifier software is already installed on your computer. It is a standalone application and not a part of Alienware Command Center. NOTE: If the Alienware Graphics Amplifier software or Alienware Command Center is not available on your computer, you can download and install it from the support website. To download and install the Alienware Graphics Amplifier software, follow the instructions below: 1 Turn on the computer. 2 Go to dell.com/support . 3 If you have your computer's Service Tag, type your computer's S..

Troubleshooting - Page 35

Troubleshooting Issue Solution Graphics card is not detected Download and install the latest driver for the video card installed in the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. For more information, see the document that came with the video card you purchased. NOTE: The graphics card is sold separately. The video ports and the display on your computer will be disabled when a dual core graphics card is used The output will be from Alienware Graphics Amplifier only. Your device is working as designed. 35

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Getting Help and Contacting - Page 36

Getting Help and Contacting Alienware Self-Help Resources You can get information and help on Alienware products and services using these online self-help resources: Self-Help Information Self-Help Options Accessing Windows Help Windows 8.1 — Open the Search charm, type Help and Support in the search box and press Enter . Windows 7 — Click Start → Help and Support . Information about Alienware products and services See alienware.com . Troubleshooting information, user manuals, setup instructions, product specifications, technical help blogs, drivers, software updates, and so on See al..

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