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I have a new laptop, a Dell Latitude E5400 running Windows 7 Pro’. I’m very happy with it so far except it doesn’t seem to come with a manual.

I’ve checked the DVDs that come with it and can’t see any PDF manual or anything similar. I’ve checked online and can’t find it. The Dell website has several docs but not the manual that I can see. The closest I can find is a PDF file called ‘Dell Latitude E5400 - Quick Start & Setup Guide’ but that certainly isn’t it.

So the question is, can anyone tell me where I can find the manual for a Dell Latitude E5400?

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You can get the manual at dell's website, right here. For English, it gives these options:

Service Manual View Download (HTML, 2.90 MB)
Service Manual (With discrete video) View Download (HTML, 7.78 MB)
Setup and Quick Reference Guide View Download (PDF, 551 KB)
Setup and Features Information Tech Sheet View Download (PDF, 796 KB)
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Tech sheet View Download (PDF, 58 KB)
LCD Panel Tech Sheet View Download (PDF, 89.2 KB)

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Thanks MaQleod but those are the docs I already found. None of them are the manual. I would expect a manual to feature such things as explaining the meaning and use of the ‘dashboard lights’ above the function keys and the what all the blue ‘Fn’ symbols scattered over the keyboard are for. Also, how to add more memory and change the hard drive so on. Pretty basic things that need explanation with each computer. –  andygrunt Nov 7 '10 at 11:25
    
@andygrunt: Thanks for the -1 for pointing out something you didn't say you already found and obviously didn't read. The Service Manual tells you EVERYTHING about how to pull apart the laptop and replace ANY part. The Setup and Features Information Tech Sheet tells you what every button does. The function keys are images designed to be easy to decipher just by looking at them and color coded so that it is obvious they work with the function key. –  MaQleod Nov 7 '10 at 19:20
    
No offence was meant I assure you. It’s my understanding that the point of this site is to get definitive answers to specific questions and the votes up and down are meant to be used to indicate that so when the next person wanting to know the answer, finds the page, the best answer is at the top of the list because it got the most up votes or was marked as the final answer. As my question was specifically ‘where is the manual for my laptop’ and your answer didn’t provide that specific thing, I voted it down. Cntd... –  andygrunt Nov 8 '10 at 12:27
    
... Perhaps I should have specified that I’d already looked at the Dell website but instead, I said I’d already searched and not found it – my thinking was that this covered the Dell site and a general web search without weighing my question down with superfluous detail (which tends to put people off reading and responding to a question, in my experience). Cntd... –  andygrunt Nov 8 '10 at 12:28
    
... I did actually look at those documents when I did my search and found that, although there are various pieces of info I’d expect to see in the manual scattered around them, none of them was what I would call the full user manual, hence my asking the question on this site. If someone could say definitively that such a manual does not exist and the docs you pointed out are the only ones available, then I’d consider that the final answer (but the person would have to know that rather than just make the assumption.) Fair enough? –  andygrunt Nov 8 '10 at 12:29

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