How to Determine the Exact Model of the Inspiron Desktop 530 - KB Article - 347263

How to Determine the Exact Model of the Inspiron Desktop 530 - KB Article - 347263




Different System Boards Determine Different Inspiron 530 System Models

Article Summary:

Depending on how the Inspiron 530 system has been configured, a different system board may be installed in the system. Different system boards denote different system Inspiron 530 system models. Inspiron 530 models are :

  • Inspiron 530
  • Inspiron 530s
  • Inspiron 530a
  • Inspiron 530sa
  • Inspiron 530b
  • Inspiron 530sb
  • Inspiron 530c
  • Inspiron 530sc
  • Inspiron 530d
  • Inspiron 530sd



Determine the System Model of the Inspiron 530 from the BIOS

  1. Restart your computer.

  2. At the first text on the screen or when the Dell logo appears, press <F2> every three seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.

  3. Once in the System Setup, press the <Enter> key on System Info.

  4. In the System Info screen, the System field will display the exact system model (Figure 1).


    Figure 1: The System Model Field in the Inspiron 530 System Setup

Alternatively, the system model is also displayed during POST at the Dell logo screen (Figure 2).


Figure 2: The System Model on the Inspiron 530 POST Splash Screen



Determine the System Model of the Inspiron 530 from the Rear IO Panel Sticker

The Inspiron 530 system model can be determined by the sticker on the rear I/O panel of the system chassis (Figure 1).


Figure 1: The Rear I/O Panel Sticker on the Inspiron 530

Note:
If the system model is not on the rear I/O panel sticker, the system model can be determined by entering the System Setup.



 
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Article ID: SLN39104

Last Date Modified: 08/26/2010 12:00 AM


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