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Summary of Content for Dell XPS 12 9250 Laptop User's Guide PDF

XPS 12

Users Guide

Regulatory Model: T02H Regulatory Type: T02H001

Notes, cautions, and warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your tablet.

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.

2016 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 and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Updated - 2016 - 03

Rev. A01

Contents

1 Tablet features.................................................................................. 5

2 Accessories........................................................................................8

Keyboard features................................................................................... 8

3 Setting up your tablet..................................................................... 9

Charging the tablet................................................................................. 9

Turning on your tablet......................................................................... 10

Inserting a microSD card..................................................................... 10

Removing the microSD card............................................................... 11

Inserting a micro-SIM card (optional)............................................... 12

Removing the micro-SIM card (optional).........................................13

Using headset......................................................................................... 13

4 Using your tablet............................................................................15

Turning off your tablet..........................................................................15

Using the power button on the Start screen............................15

Using the power button................................................................16

Turning off the screen..........................................................................16

Using the power button on the Start screen............................16

Using the power button................................................................16

Start screen............................................................................................. 16

Wi-Fi......................................................................................................... 17

Turning Wi-Fi on or off..................................................................17

Connecting to a network..............................................................17

Mobile broadband setting (optional)................................................. 17

Bluetooth.................................................................................................18

Turning Bluetooth on or off ........................................................18

Pairing with Bluetooth-enabled devices...................................18

Screen orientation.................................................................................18

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Locking or unlocking the screen orientation...........................19

Adjusting screen brightness................................................................ 19

Calibrating the touchscreen................................................................19

Synchronizing your tablet....................................................................19

Restoring your operating system...................................................... 20

Resetting your tablet.....................................................................20

Gestures.................................................................................................. 20

Docking your tablet.............................................................................. 23

Undocking your tablet......................................................................... 25

5 Entering BIOS setup program..................................................... 26

With keyboard........................................................................................26

Without keyboard..................................................................................26

6 Specifications................................................................................. 27

7 Troubleshooting.............................................................................31

Battery problem..................................................................................... 31

Network problem..................................................................................32

Touchscreen problem..........................................................................33

System problem.....................................................................................33

8 Getting help ................................................................................... 35

Self-help resources...............................................................................35

9 Contacting Dell..............................................................................36

10 Locating your Service Tag and Express Service Code.......... 37

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Tablet features

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Feature

1. Microphones (2) Provides sound input for audio recording, voice calls, and so on.

2. Front camera-status light Turns on when the front camera is in use.

3. Front camera Allows you to video chat, capture photos, and record videos.

4. Volume-control buttons (2) Press to increase or decrease the volume.

5. microSD card slot Insert a microSD card to expand the tablets storage capacity. Your tablet supports a microSD card with capacity up to 128 GB.

6. Micro-SIM card slot (optional) Insert a micro-SIM card to connect to a mobile broadband network.

7. Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C)/ charging ports (2)

Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort over USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3. Provides data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and up to 40 Gbps for Thunderbolt 3. Connect a power adapter to provide power to your tablet and charge the battery.

8. Headset port Connect a headphone, a microphone, or a headphone and microphone combo (headset).

9. Microphone Provides sound input for audio recording, voice calls, and so on.

10. Rear camera Allows you to video chat, capture photos, and record videos.

11. Windows button Press to open the Windows Start

screen.

Press for quick access to the most recently used app or most recently used screen.

12. Tablet-docking pins Allows docking to the keyboard dock.

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Feature

NOTE: The keyboard backlight turns on for 2 seconds when the tablet- docking pins and keyboard-docking pins are aligned correctly.

13. Service Tag label Provides the Service Tag and Express Service Code needed for contacting Dell.

14. Security-cable slot Connects a security cable to prevent unauthorized movement of your tablet.

15. Power button Press to turn on the tablet if it is turned

off or in sleep state.

Press to turn off the screen.

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Accessories Your tablet supports the following accessories:

Dell Keyboard

Dell Premier Magnetic Folio

Keyboard features

Feature

1. Keyboard-docking pins Allows docking the tablet here.

NOTE: The keyboard backlight turns on for 2 seconds when the tablet-docking pins and keyboard-docking pins are aligned correctly.

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Setting up your tablet WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, read the safety information that shipped with your tablet. For additional best practices information, go to www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.

Topics:

Charging the tablet

Turning on your tablet

Inserting a microSD card

Removing the microSD card

Inserting a micro-SIM card (optional)

Removing the micro-SIM card (optional)

Using headset

Charging the tablet

CAUTION: Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of 0C to 35C (32F to 95F).

CAUTION: Use only the supplied power adapter to charge your tablet. Using unauthorized power adapters or cables may severely damage your tablet.

NOTE: The battery may not be fully charged when you unpack your tablet.

1 Connect the power cable into the power adapter.

2 Connect the power adapter to the power-adapter port on the tablet.

3 Connect the power adapter to an electrical outlet and charge the tablet until the battery is fully charged.

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NOTE: A fully discharged battery takes about 4 to 5 hours to fully charge.

Turning on your tablet

When you turn on the tablet for the first time, you must finish Windows setup to start using your tablet. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide that shipped with your tablet.

1 Press and hold the power button for 2 seconds to turn on your tablet. The lock screen appears.

2 Swipe up your finger from the bottom of the display to switch to the login screen, and then enter password to log in to Windows.

NOTE: If the login screen is not enabled, the Start screen appears after the lock screen.

The tablet is ready for use when the Windows Start screen is displayed.

Inserting a microSD card

1 Open the slot cover and locate the microSD card slot.

CAUTION: Ensure that the microSD card is aligned as shown in the image.

2 Insert the microSD card into the card slot until it locks into place.

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3 Close the slot cover.

Removing the microSD card

CAUTION: Removing the microSD card while it is in use may cause data loss or result in application errors.

1 Tap All Settings Devices Connected devices.

2 Under Connected devices, tap the SD Card and then tap Remove device.

NOTE: If a warning message appears stating the microSD card cannot be removed, ensure all data transfers involving the microSD card are complete.

A message appears that the microSD card can be safely removed.

3 Open the slot cover.

4 Press the microSD card inward and release it.

The microSD card pops out.

5 Slide the microSD card out of the slot.

6 Close the slot cover.

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Inserting a micro-SIM card (optional)

1 Open the slot cover and locate the micro-SIM card slot.

CAUTION: Ensure that the micro-SIM card is aligned as shown in the image.

2 Insert the micro-SIM card into the card slot until it locks into place.

3 Close the slot cover.

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Removing the micro-SIM card (optional)

CAUTION: Removing the micro-SIM card while it is in use may cause data loss or result in application errors.

1 Open the slot cover.

2 Press the micro-SIM card inward and release it.

The micro-SIM card pops out.

3 Slide the micro-SIM card out of the slot.

4 Close the slot cover.

Using headset

WARNING: Listening to loud music for an extended period of time can lead to hearing loss.

You can connect a headset, headphones, microphone, or other audio equipment to the headset port of your tablet.

1 Connect headset to the headset port on the tablet.

2 Wear the headset and adjust the volume to a comfortable level. Adjust the microphone to an optimal level when using voice-enabled applications.

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NOTE: When you connect an audio device to the headset port, the integrated speaker on your tablet is muted automatically.

CAUTION: To prevent damaging your headset when disconnecting it from the tablet, pull the connector and not the cable.

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Using your tablet NOTE: For detailed information on using Windows, see Getting help.

Topics:

Turning off your tablet

Turning off the screen

Start screen

Wi-Fi

Mobile broadband setting (optional)

Bluetooth

Screen orientation

Adjusting screen brightness

Calibrating the touchscreen

Synchronizing your tablet

Restoring your operating system

Gestures

Docking your tablet

Undocking your tablet

Turning off your tablet

Using the power button on the Start screen

1 Tap Start.

2 Tap the power button Shut down to turn off the tablet.

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Using the power button

1 Press and hold the power button for at least 4 seconds.

2 Swipe down the shut-down confirmation screen to turn off the tablet.

Turning off the screen

Using the power button on the Start screen

1 Tap Start.

2 Tap the power button Sleep to turn off the screen.

NOTE: If your tablet is in a standby state, press the power button or Windows button to turn on the screen.

Using the power button

Press the power button to turn off the screen.

Start screen

The Start screen displays tiles that act as shortcuts to installed apps.

NOTE: You can disable or enable tablet mode using the icon in the Action center. You can also choose to automatically switch to PC mode when the tablet is docked. When in PC mode, the Start screen is replaced by the Start menu. To learn more about using Windows, see Getting help.

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Tiles on your Start screen change and update in real time to show news and sports updates, weather updates, social-networking feeds, and so on.

You also can customize the Start screen by pinning your favorite apps as tiles, setting your favorite picture as a wallpaper, and so on.

Wi-Fi

Turning Wi-Fi on or off

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

2 Tap to turn Wi-Fi on or off.

Connecting to a network

1 Tap Wi-Fi icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

2 In the list of available networks, tap the network you want to connect to, and then tap Connect.

Mobile broadband setting (optional)

1 Tap Network in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

2 Under Cellular tap your mobile broadband carrier and then tap Connect .

3 In the advanced options tap Connect.

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Bluetooth

Turning Bluetooth on or off

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

2 Tap Bluetooth to turn Bluetooth off or on.

Pairing with Bluetooth-enabled devices

NOTE: Bluetooth connection between your tablet and Apple devices are not supported.

1 Turn on Bluetooth. For more information, see Turning on/off Bluetooth.

2 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

3 Press and hold Bluetooth and then tap Go to settings.

4 From the list of devices, tap the device you want to pair with and tap Pair.

5 If needed, verify that the Bluetooth passcode that appears on both the tablet and the Bluetooth-enabled device are the same.

6 Confirm the pairing process on both the tablet and device.

NOTE: After a device is successfully paired with the tablet, it automatically connects with the tablet when Bluetooth is enabled on both tablet and device and they are in Bluetooth range.

Screen orientation

For optimal viewing experience, the screen orientation changes automatically to portrait or landscape depending on how you hold the tablet. You can disable automatic screen rotation and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode.

NOTE: Some apps may not support automatic screen rotation and are designed to work only in one orientation.

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Locking or unlocking the screen orientation

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

2 Tap to lock or unlock the screen orientation.

Adjusting screen brightness

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

2 Tap the brightness icon to adjust the screen brightness.

Calibrating the touchscreen

1 Press and hold the Start button to display the right-click menu.

2 Tap Control Panel Hardware and Sound Tablet PC Settings.

3 Tap Calibrate.

4 Follow the instructions on the screen.

Synchronizing your tablet

When you use your Microsoft account to sign in to devices, the settings such as Windows and app settings and personal files are automatically synchronized.

NOTE: To synchronize, the devices must be connected to the internet. If you are using a local account, switch to a Microsoft account to enable

synchronization. On the Settings screen, tap Accounts . On the Accounts screen, tap Manage my Microsoft Account to switch to your Microsoft account.

To customize the synchronizing settings:

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

2 Tap All settings .

3 On the Accounts screen, tap Sync your settings to see the options for synchronizing your data and settings.

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Restoring your operating system

CAUTION: Restoring the operating system deletes all data on the hard drive and removes any programs or drivers installed after you received your tablet. If possible, back up the data before using this option.

This option restores the operating system on your tablet to the operating state it was in when you purchased the tablet. Use this option only if it is not responding, behaving unexpectedly, or has other software-related issues.

Resetting your tablet

CAUTION: Back up all the required data before you proceed.

You can either reset your tablet to restore it to the state you received it or you can choose to retain your files.

1 Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access the Action Center.

2 Tap All Settings Update and Security Recovery.

3 Under Reset this PC, tap Get started.

4 Choose either Keep my files or Remove everything.

NOTE: The option Keep my files removes apps and setings, but keeps your personal files. The option Remove everything removes all of your personal files, apps, and settings.

5 Follow the instructions on the screen.

Gestures

Gestures Functions

Touch

Tap gently on the display with your fingertip.

Select items on the screen including options, entries, images, and icons.

Start applications.

Touch buttons on the screen.

Input text using the on-screen keyboard.

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Gestures Functions

Touch and hold

Touch and hold your finger on the display.

Display detailed information about an item.

Open the context menu of an item to perform further actions.

Drag

1 Touch and hold your finger on an item on the screen.

2 Keeping your finger in contact with the display, move your fingertip to the desired location.

3 Take your finger off the display to drop the item in the desired location.

Move items such as images and icons on the screen.

Swipe or slide

Move your finger in a vertical or horizontal direction on the display.

Scroll through the Start screen, web pages, lists, entries, photos, contacts, and so on.

Close an application (Swipe the application to the bottom of the display).

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Gestures Functions

Zoom in

Touch the display with two fingers and then move the fingers apart.

Enlarge the view of an image or web page.

Zoom out

Touch the display with two fingers and then move the fingers closer.

Reduce the view of an image or web page.

Rotate

Touch the display with two or more fingers and then move the fingers in a clockwise or counter- clockwise arc.

Rotate an object by 90 degrees.

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Docking your tablet

1 Place the keyboard on the Dell Premier Magnetic Folio.

2 Align the tablet-docking pins to the keyboard-docking pins and dock the tablet to the keyboard dock.

NOTE: The keyboard backlight turns on for 2 seconds when the tablet- docking pins and keyboard-docking pins are aligned correctly.

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3 Close the Dell Premier Magnetic Folio.

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Undocking your tablet

1 Open the Dell Premier Magnetic Folio.

2 Slide and lift the tablet away from the keyboard and folio.

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Entering BIOS setup program With keyboard

1 Connect your tablet to the keyboard dock or connect a USB-enabled keyboard to your tablet.

2 Press the power button to turn on your tablet.

3 When the Dell logo is displayed, press F2.

Without keyboard

1 Press the power button to turn on your tablet.

2 Press and hold the Volume Up button when the Dell logo appears on the screen.

3 When the F12 boot selection menu appears, select BIOS Setup using the Volume Up button.

4 Press the Volume Down button to enter BIOS setup program.

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Specifications Dimensions and weight

Thickness 8 mm (0.31 in.)

Width 291 mm (11.46 in.)

Height 193.1 mm (7.60 in.)

Weight (maximum) 0.72 kg (1.59 lb)

System information

Processor 6th Generation Intel Core m Processor

Operating system Windows 10

RAM LPDDR3

Storage 128 GB solid-state drive

256 GB solid-state drive

Memory

Type LPDDR3

Speed 1600 MHz

Configurations supported 4 GB and 8 GB

Ports and connectors

Audio One headset port (headphone and microphone combo)

microSD card One microSD-card slot

micro-SIM card One micro SIM-card slot (optional)

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Ports and connectors

Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C)/charging ports

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C)/ charging ports

Communications

Wi-Fi Dual-band 802.11ac

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 LE

Video controller

Type Intel HD graphics 515

Display

Type 12.5-inch full HD

12.5-inch ultra HD

Resolution:

FHD 1920 x 1080

UHD 3840 x 2160

Aspect ratio 16:9

Brightness 400 nits

Viewing angle 85

Contrast ratio 1500:01

Color depth 16.7 M

Camera

Front-facing camera Rear-facing camera

Type 5 MP - Fixed focus 8 MP - Auto focus

Resolution:

Still image 2592 x 1944 3296 x 2520

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Camera

Video 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps (maximum)

3296 x 2520 at 30 fps (maximum)

Power adapter

Input voltage 120 VAC240 VAC

Input frequency 50 Hz60 Hz

Input current 1.30 A

Output current 1.5 A

Rated output voltage 20 VDC

Temperature range:

Operating 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)

Storage 40C to 70 C (40F to 158F)

Environmental requirements

Temperature range:

Operating 0C to 35 C (32F to 95 F)

Non-operating -40C to 65 C (-40F to 149 F)

Relative humidity (maximum):

Operating 10% to 90% (non-condensing)

Non-operating 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Altitude (maximum, unpressurized):

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)

Keyboard

Width 269.90 mm (10.63 in.)

Height 104.95 mm (4.13 in.)

Thickness 3.85 mm (0.15 in.)

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Keyboard

Weight 0.55 kg (1.22 lb)

Type Full-size, backlit chiclet keys with 1.9 mm key travel

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Troubleshooting Battery problem

Problems Possible causes Possible solutions

Battery does not charge The cable connections may be loose.

1 Check the cable, connectors, and power adapter to ensure proper connectivity.

2 Verify that the wall outlet is functioning by connecting another device.

The tablet's temperature is below 0C (32F) or higher than 35C (95F).

Charge the battery in an ambient temperature between 0C to 35C (32F to 95F).

The battery or power adapter is damaged.

Contact Dell. See Contacting Dell.

Battery does not charge when the battery charge is at 95% to 99%

The battery is in maintenance mode to prolong battery life.

Let the battery drain until the battery charge drops below 95%.

Restart the tablet. See Turning off your tablet and Turning on your tablet.

Battery drains quickly even when the tablet is in standby mode

If the tablet is not in the range of a network it can connect to, the tablet continues to try to locate a base station and drains the battery.

Temporarily turn off the tablet.

Move the tablet in range of a network it can connect to or temporarily turn off the wireless

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connection on your tablet.

Disable Wi-Fi or mobile broadband when not in range of any wireless networks.

Enable airplane mode.

Battery charge values are not accurate

Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to forcefully turn off the tablet, and force the system to obtain a new reference point for the battery charge value (do not follow the regular Windows shutdown process).

Perform a full battery charge/discharge cycle to recalibrate the battery charge value by charging the tablet until the battery is fully charged and run the battery power until the tablet shuts itself down.

Battery is fully charged (battery charge is at 100%) but the battery-charging status light is on

Battery charge jumps from 90% to 100% when the battery is charging

Network problem

Problems Possible causes Possible solutions

No wireless connection The wireless connection is not enabled.

Check if the wireless radio is on. See Wi-Fi

The wireless connection is out of range.

Try to get closer to the wireless access point.

Slow internet connections The signal strength is not strong enough.

Contact your internet service provider (ISP).

Unable to pair with a Bluetooth device

Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on both the tablet and the device you are trying to pair with.

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Ensure they are within Bluetooth range.

Touchscreen problem

Problems Possible causes Possible solutions

Touchscreen responds slowly or improperly

The screen is dirty.

A protective cover may prevent the tablet from recognizing your inputs.

Moisten a soft, lintfree cloth with either water or a display cleaner, and wipe the surface of the tablet until it is clean. Do not allow water from the cloth to seep down to the tablet ports or buttons.

Moisten a soft, lintfree cloth with either water or a display cleaner, and wipe the surface of the tablet until it is clean. Do not allow water from the cloth to seep down to the tablet ports or buttons.

Calibrate the touchscreen .

System problem

Problems Possible causes Possible solutions

Tablet does not turn on The battery is completely discharged. Charge the tablet for

at least 4 hours.

Press and hold the power button for 2 seconds.

Tablet does not turn off Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to forcefully turn off the tablet.

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Tablet locks up Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to forcefully turn off the tablet.

Tablet is not responding or behaving unexpectedly

Restart the tablet. See Turning off your tablet and Turning on your tablet.

Reset the tablet. See Resetting your tablet.

Tablet cannot boot into Windows

Contact Dells support service. Go to www.dell.com/support.

Software or feature is not working as expected

Software updates may have been downloaded in the background. Restart your tablet.

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Getting help Self-help resources

You can get information and help on Dell products and services using these self- help resources:

Information about Dell products and services

www.dell.com

Dell Help & Support app

Get started app

Help + Tips app

Accessing help In Windows search, type Help and Support, and tap Enter.

Online help for operating system www.dell.com/support/windows

Troubleshooting information, user manuals, setup instructions, product specifications, technical help blogs, drivers, software updates, and so on

www.dell.com/support

Learn about your operating system, setting up and using your tablet, data backup, diagnostics, and so on.

See Me and My Dell at www.dell.com/ support/manuals.

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Contacting Dell To contact Dell for sales, technical assistance, or customer service issues:

1 Go to www.dell.com/contactdell.

2 Verify your country or region in the Choose a Country/Region drop-down list at the bottom of the page.

3 Select the appropriate service or support link based on your requirement or choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.

Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area.

NOTE: If you do not have an active internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

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Locating your Service Tag and Express Service Code

You must provide the Service Tag and Express Service Code of your tablet when contacting Dell for customer s

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