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Dell Latitude E6420 Visual Guide

This article provides a visual guide to the Dell Latitude E6420 Computer

Table of Contents :

  1. Front View
  2. Rear View
  3. Top View
  4. Bottom View
  5. Left View
  6. Right View
Note: For a more detailed description about each location, please go to the system manuals at

1 Front View

1 Built in Microphone - Used to capture audio sounds
2 Camera LED - Indicates camera activity
3 Display - For more information about the display, see the section on HD LCD
4 Power button - Press to turn on the laptop or exit a power management mode
5 Volume controls - Allows the user to adjust the system audio volume
6 Fingerprint scanner - Security feature to identify the user using fingerprints
7 Contactless Smart Card Reader - For more information about the contactless smart card, see the section on Contactless Smart Card
8 Media card reader - Provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, and videos stored on a media card
9 Touch pad - Allows the user to manipulate and control the on-screen cursor Essentially provides the function of a mouse
10 Keyboard - For more information about the keyboard, see the section on Keyboard
11 Device Status LEDs - Indicates power on/off and shows battery status For more information, see the section on LEDs
12 Built in Camera - Used to capture moving images and snapshots (Optional)

Note: For a guide to the keyboard see the following article:

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2 Rear View

1 HDMI Port - Connector port for devices supporting audio/video signals in HDMI format
2 Kensington lock slot - Used to attach a commercially available antitheft device to the laptop
3 Modem connector (RJ-11) - Used to connect the laptop to a network via a modem If modem is not purchased, it will be installed with the modem port plug
4 AC adapter connection - Used to connect an AC adapter to the computer
5 RJ-45 (network) connector - Used to make ethernet connections

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3 Top View

1 Power/HDD LED- Indicates system power and hard drive activity

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4 Bottom View

1 Docking Port - Used for connecting the laptop to a docking station and slice battery
2 Water Drainage Slot - For draining water that falls on keyboard
3 Speakers - Sound output
4 Country of Origin(COO) Label - Contain model name and country made info
5 Battery release latches - Lock the battery into the device
6 Battery - Lithium-ion battery

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5 Left View

1 USB 20 port - Used to connect USB devices, such as flash memory, a mouse, keyboard or printer
2 VGA external monitor port - Used to connect an external monitor to the computer
3 Headphone / Microphone combo jack - Used to connect audio peripherals Attach a headphone or speaker or microphone to the connector
4 Hard Drive - Stores data and programs used by the system
5 Smart Card Slot - Used for inserting Smart Cards into the system

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6 Right View

1 Express Card Slot - Used for inserting Express Cards into the system
2 Optical Drive - Used to read from and write to optical disc media
3 Wireless Switch - Enables or disables wireless connections on the system
4 USB 20 port - Used to connect USB devices, such as flash memory, a mouse, keyboard or printer
5 eSATA/USB port - Used to connect external SATA hard drives or USB devices

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Article ID: SLN285406

Last Date Modified: 09/13/2017 09:46 AM

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