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Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
Before You Begin
Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices
Color Insert Cover
System Components
Reserve Battery
Hard Drive
Bluetooth™ Card
Keyboard
Modem
Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Microprocessor Module
Display Assembly and Display Latch
Palm Rest
Docking Doors
Speakers
Base Latch
Fan
System Board
Flashing the BIOS
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your
computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you
how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or
death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2003 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademarks
of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark
owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and
names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
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Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
Model PP10L
November 2003
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Before You Begin
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Preparing to Work Inside the Computer
Recommended Tools
Computer Orientation
Screw Identification
Preparing to Work Inside the Computer
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your
computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by
your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions in the Owner's Manual that
came with the computer.
CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge
static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic
components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.
CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or
contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a
component such as a microprocessor by its edges, not by its pins.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin
working inside the computer.
1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.
2. Save any work in progress and exit all open programs.
3. Turn off the computer and all attached devices.
NOTE: Ensure that the computer is off and not in a power management mode. If you cannot
shut down the computer using the computer operating system, press and hold the power button
for 4 seconds.
4. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it.
5. Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.
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6. To avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 10 to 20 seconds and then disconnect any
attached devices.
7. Disconnect all other external cables from the computer.
8. Remove any installed PC Cards from the PC Card slot.
9. Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you
service the computer.
10. Slide and hold the battery-bay latch release on the bottom of the computer, and then remove
the battery from the bay.
11. Remove any installed memory modules, Mini PCI cards, and devices, including a second battery
if one is installed.
12. Remove the hard drive.
Recommended Tools
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The procedures in this manual require the following tools:
●
#1 Phillips screwdriver
●
¼-inch flat-blade screwdriver
●
Small plastic scribe
●
Flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD
Computer Orientation
1
back
2
right
3
front
4
left
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Screw Identification
When you are removing and replacing components, photocopy "Screw Identification" as a tool to lay out
and keep track of the screws. The placemat provides the number of screws and their sizes.
Optional Device:
Hard Drive:
Keyboard:
(1 each)
(2 each)
(2 each)
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Modem:
Display Assembly:
Display Bezel:
(1 each)
(4 each)
(display bumpers, 6 each)
(6 each)
Display Panel:
Display Latch:
Palm Rest:
(8 each)
(1 each)
(4 each)
Display Adapter Rails
(14.1-inch display only):
(13 each)
(4 each)
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Speakers:
Fan:
System Board:
(1 each)
(2 each)
(2 each)
(4 each)
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Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices
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Memory Module
Mini PCI Card
Devices
Memory Module
CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in
your Owner's Manual.
CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge
static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic
components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.
NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer
warranty.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Turn the computer over, loosen the captive screw (labeled "M") from the memory module
cover, and lift the cover.
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NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the
securing clips that secure the memory module.
3. If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module.
NOTICE: Handle memory modules by their edges, and do not touch the components on a
module.
a. Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the
memory module connector until the module pops up.
b. Remove the module from the connector.
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NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in
the connector labeled "DIMM A" (slot 1) before you install a module in the other connector.
4. Ground yourself and install the new memory module:
a. Align the notch in the module with the slot in the center of the connector.
b. Slide the edge of the module firmly into the connector, and rotate the module down until
you feel a click. If you do not feel the click, remove the module and reinstall it.
NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer does not boot. No error
message indicates this failure.
5. Replace the cover and screw.
NOTICE: If the memory module cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it.
Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer.
6. Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an
electrical outlet.
7. Turn on the computer.
As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system
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configuration information.
Mini PCI Card
If you ordered a Mini PCI card at the same time that you ordered your computer, Dell has already
installed the card for you.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your
Owner's Manual.
CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge
static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic
components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and
contacts.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Turn the computer over, and loosen the captive screw (labeled "C") on the Mini PCI card cover.
3. Place your finger under the cover at the indentation, lift up the cover, and slide the cover open.
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4. If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 5. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card,
remove the existing card:
a. Disconnect the Mini PCI card from any attached cables.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the Mini PCI card connector, do not use tools to spread the
securing clips that secure the card.
b. Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the securing clips until the card pops up slightly.
c. Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector.
5. Slide the new Mini PCI card firmly into the connector.
6. Connect the antenna cables from the Mini PCI card to the antenna connectors on the computer.
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1 antenna cables (2)
2 antenna connectors on card (2)
7. Lower the Mini PCI card toward the inner tabs to approximately a 20-degree angle.
8. Continue lowering the Mini PCI card until it snaps into the inner tabs of the connector.
9. Replace the cover.
Devices
Your computer ships with an optical drive installed in the module bay. However, the device security
screw is not installed in the optical drive but packaged separately. When you install your device in the
module bay, you can install the device security screw.
NOTICE: Insert devices into the module bay before you dock and turn on the
computer.
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NOTE: You do not need to install the device security screw unless you want to secure the
module inside the computer for security purposes.
If the Device Security Screw Is Not Installed
NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry place when they are not
installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of
them.
1. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.
1 device latch release
2. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the module bay.
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If the Device Security Screw Is Installed
1. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation
that came with your docking device for instructions.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry place when they are not
installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of
them.
2. Close the display and turn the computer over.
3. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the M2 x 3-mm screw from the bottom of the
computer.
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1 M2 x 3-mm screw
4. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out.
5. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the module bay.
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Color Insert Cover
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Removing the Color Insert Cover
1. Press down along the front of the display.
2. Firmly grasp the lip of the color insert cover to detach it from the computer, and pull the cover
up.
Replacing the Color Insert Cover
1. Place the tabs on the cover in the grooves above the display hinges, and lower the cover over
the computer.
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2. Press along the front until the cover snaps into place.
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System Components
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NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage
due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.
NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, each procedure in this document assumes that a part can be
replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
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1 display assembly
8
speakers
2 center control cover
9
hard drive
3 palm rest (with touch pad) 10 fan
4 system board
11 microprocessor
5 computer base
12 microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly
6 battery
13 keyboard
7 reserve battery
14 display cable
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Reserve Battery: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Reserve Battery
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CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in
your Owner's Manual.
CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge
static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic
components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the battery.
3. Depress the battery latch and rotate it out to remove the reserve battery cover.
1 reserve battery cover
4. Pull the reserve battery straight out of the computer base.
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5. Disconnect the reserve-battery cable connector from the battery connector.
1 battery connector
2 reserve battery
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Hard Drive: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Hard Drive
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CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do
not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your
Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, shut down your computer before removing the hard drive. Do
not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.
NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the
drive.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources
other than Dell.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Turn the computer over. Use a standard #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two M2.5 x 5mm screws.
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1
M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)
NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic
packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in your Owner's Manual.
3. Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
4. Remove the new drive from its packaging.
Save the original packaging to use when storing or shipping the hard drive.
NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you force the hard drive
into place using excessive force, you may damage the connector.
5. Press the hard drive cover down until it is fully seated in the bay, and then replace and tighten
the two screws.
6. Use the Operating System CD to install the operating system for your computer.
7. Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to install the drivers and utilities for your computer.
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Bluetooth™ Card
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CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the hard drive.
3. Pull the Bluetooth card connector out of the system board connector.
4. Pull the cable to remove the Bluetooth card from the computer.
NOTICE: When replacing the Bluetooth card, ensure that the Bluetooth cable is routed
correctly so that you do not damage the cable when you install the hard drive.
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1 Bluetooth card
2 system board connector
3 Bluetooth card connector
4 Bluetooth cable
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Keyboard
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CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Turn the computer top-side up and open it.
1 display
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2 center control cover
3 palm rest
3. Remove the center control cover:
a. Open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it lies flat against your work surface.
b. Starting on the right side of the computer, use a plastic scribe to pry up the center
control cover. Lift it away from the computer, and lay it aside.
1 center control cover
4. Remove the keyboard:
a. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws across the top of the keyboard.
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NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time- consuming to
replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
b. Rotate the keyboard up and slide it forward.
c. Hold the keyboard up and slightly forward to allow access to the keyboard connector.
d. Pull up on the keyboard connector tab to disconnect the keyboard connector from the
system board.
1 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)
2 keyboard connector
3 keyboard connector tab
NOTE: When you replace the keyboard, ensure that the keyboard tabs are completely in place
to avoid scratching the palm rest.
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Modem
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Removing the Modem
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Disconnect the display cable from the display cable connector on the system board.
4. Remove the M2 x 3-mm screw.
1 modem cable
4 pull-tab
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2 modem
5 modem connector on system board
3 M2 x 3-mm screw
5. Pull up on the pull-tab to disconnect the modem from the modem connector on the system
board.
NOTICE: Do not disconnect the modem cable from the system
board.
6. Disconnect the modem cable from the modem.
Installing the Modem
1. Connect the modem cable to the modem.
2. Slip the left end of the modem and the modem cable underneath the metal modem-securing
clip.
NOTICE: Ensure that the modem cable is routed correctly when you replace the
modem.
3. Ensure that the modem cable is properly routed under its routing clip.
NOTICE: Do not press down on the left side of the modem while installing
it.
4. Align the connector on the bottom of the modem with the modem connector on the system
board and then press down on the right side of the modem to seat both connectors.
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1 modem
2 modem-cable routing clip
3 modem cable
4 modem-securing clip
5. Replace the M2 x 3-mm screw.
6. Reconnect the display cable to the display cable connector and then secure the display cable in
its three display-cable routing clips.
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Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
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Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and
remove any installed batteries.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Disconnect the display cable from the display cable connector on the system board.
4. Release the two antenna cables from the two antenna-securing clips.
5. Disconnect one antenna cable from the display by holding the two gold antenna connectors and
gently pulling them apart. Then disconnect the other antenna cable. (The gold antenna
connectors on each cable are keyed to ensure that they are correctly reconnected.)
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1 antenna connectors (4)
2 display cable connector
3 display cable connector on system board
4 antenna securing clips (2)
5 antenna cables (2)
NOTE: You can remove the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly with the fan
attached.
6. Loosen in consecutive order the four captive screws, labeled "1" through "4," that secure the
microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly to the system board.
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1 microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly
2 captive screws (4)
7. Lift up the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly and remove it from the system board.
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1 microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly
Installing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
1. Slip the left side of the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly underneath the palm rest and
then place the assembly over the microprocessor.
2. Tighten the four captive screws, labeled "1" through "4," in consecutive order.
3. Reconnect the two antenna cables and then secure them into the two antenna-securing clips.
4. Reconnect the display cable to the display cable connector and then secure the display cable in
its three display-cable routing clips.
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Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Microprocessor Module
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Removing the Microprocessor Module
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
NOTICE: Do not touch the processor die. Press and hold the microprocessor down on the
substrate on which the die is mounted while turning the cam screw to prevent intermittent
contact between the cam screw and microprocessor.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the microprocessor, hold the screwdriver so that it is
perpendicular to the microprocessor when turning the cam screw.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
NOTICE: To ensure maximum cooling for the microprocessor, do not touch the heat transfer
areas on the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly. The oils in your skin reduce the heat
transfer capability of the thermal pads.
3. Remove the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly.
NOTICE: When removing the microprocessor module, pull the module straight up. Be careful
not to bend the pins on the microprocessor module.
4. To loosen the ZIF socket, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver and rotate the ZIF-socket cam
screw counterclockwise until it comes to the cam stop.
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1 pin-1 corner
2 ZIF socket
NOTE: The ZIF-socket cam screw secures the microprocessor to the system board. Take note
of the arrow on the ZIF- socket cam screw.
5. Lift out the microprocessor module.
Installing the Microprocessor Module
NOTICE: Ensure that the cam lock is in the fully open position before seating the
microprocessor module. Seating the microprocessor module properly in the ZIF socket does not
require force.
NOTICE: A microprocessor module that is not properly seated can result in an intermittent
connection or permanent damage to the microprocessor and ZIF socket.
1. Align the pin-1 corner of the microprocessor module with the pin-1 corner of the ZIF socket,
and insert the microprocessor module.
NOTE: The pin-1 corner of the microprocessor module has a triangle that aligns with the
triangle on the pin-1 corner of the ZIF socket.
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NOTICE: You must position the microprocessor module correctly in the ZIF socket to avoid
permanent damage to the module and the socket.
When the microprocessor module is correctly seated, all four corners are aligned at the same
height. If one or more corners of the module are higher than the others, the module is not seated
correctly.
2. Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the microprocessor module
to the system board.
3. Replace the other computer parts you removed earlier in this procedure.
4. Update the BIOS using a flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD. For instructions on how
to flash the BIOS, see "Flashing the BIOS."
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Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
Display Assembly
Display Bezel
Display Panel
Display Latch
Display Assembly
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
NOTICE: You must remove the display assembly before you remove the palm
rest.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Open the display assembly approximately 180 degrees, and support the display assembly so
that it does not open past this position.
4. Pull up on the pull-tab that is attached to the display cable connector to remove the connector
from the system board.
5. Release the display cable from the three display-cable routing clips.
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6. Release the two antenna cables from the two antenna-securing clips.
7. Disconnect one antenna cable from the display by holding the two gold antenna connectors and
gently pulling them apart. Then disconnect the other antenna cable. (The gold antenna
connectors on each cable are keyed to ensure that they are correctly reconnected.)
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1 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (4) 5 pull-tab
2 display cable connector
6 system board connector
3 display
7 antenna securing clips (2)
4 computer base
8 antenna connectors (4)
8. Remove the four M2.5 x 5-mm screws.
9. Rotate the display assembly to a 90-degree angle, and lift the display assembly up and out of
the computer base.
14.1-Inch Display
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1 M2 x 5-mm screws
(6)
5 top cover
2 display bumpers (6)
6 M2 x 5-mm screws (8)
3 display bezel
7 adapter rails (2)
4 display panel
8 M2 x 3-mm screws (4)
15-Inch Display
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1 M2 x 5-mm screws (6) 4 display panel
2 display bumpers (6)
5 top cover
3 display bezel
6 M2 x 5-mm screws (8)
Display Bezel
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Remove the display assembly.
4. Use a plastic scribe to pry the six display bumpers out of the screw holes located on the front of
the bezel.
5. Remove the six M2 x 5-mm screws located on the front of the bezel.
NOTICE: Carefully separate the bezel from the top cover to avoid damage to the
bezel.
6. Starting at the bottom of the display panel (by the DELL™ logo), use your fingers to separate
the bezel from the top cover by lifting the inside edge of the bezel away from the top cover.
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Display Panel
14.1-Inch Display Panel
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Remove the display bezel.
4. Remove the eight M2 x 5-mm screws from each side of the display- panel adapter rails.
5. Lift the display panel, and rotate the display panel out of the display cover.
6. Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws from each side of the display panel to remove the adapter
rails.
When reinstalling the adapter rails to the replacement display panel, orient the rails so that the
"This side up" markings are facing you, and then reattach the rails with the M2 x 3-mm four
screws. (The "This side down" markings on the rails should be visible from the backside of the
display panel.)
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1 14.1-inch display panel
2 adapter rails (2)
3 M2 x 3-mm screws (4)
4 "This side up" markings
7. Press in both sides of the top flex-cable connector, and pull the top flex-cable connector away
from the display connector.
8. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the bottom flex-cable connector from the inverter connector.
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1 pull-tab on bottom flex-cable connector
2 top flex-cable connector
3 display connector
4 inverter connector
15-Inch Display Panel
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Remove the display bezel.
4. Remove the eight M2 x 5-mm screws from each side of the display panel.
5. Lift the display panel, and rotate the display panel out of the display cover.
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6. Press in both sides of the top flex-cable connector, and pull the top flex-cable connector away
from the display connector.
7. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the bottom flex-cable connector from the inverter connector.
1 pull-tab on bottom flex-cable connector
2 top flex-cable connector
3 display connector
4 inverter connector
Display Latch
NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and
remove any installed batteries.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
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1. Remove the keyboard.
2. Remove the display assembly.
3. Remove the display bezel.
4. Remove the M2 x 5-mm screw that secures the display bracket to the top cover.
5. Lift the display bracket out of the top cover, and then remove the display latch.
NOTE: Ensure that the display bracket is upright when you replace the display
latch.
1 top cover
2 M2 x 5-mm screw (1)
3 display bracket
4 display latch
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Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Palm Rest
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
NOTICE: You must remove the display assembly before you remove the palm rest; the display
hinges pass through the back of the palm rest.
3. Remove the display assembly.
4. Remove the three M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "circle P" from the top of the palm rest.
5. Remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw labeled "M2.5x5" from the metal shield.
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1 M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "circle P" (3)
2 top of the palm rest
3 M2.5 x 5-mm screw labeled "M2.5x5"
6. Turn over the computer and remove the 13 M2.5 x 8-mm screws.
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1 M2.5 x 8-mm screws (13)
7. Disconnect the touch pad connector from the system board.
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1 system board connector
2 touch pad connector
3 computer base
NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the
palm rest.
8. Starting at the back center of the palm rest, use your fingers to separate the palm rest from the
computer base by gently lifting up the palm rest while pressing down on the back of the
computer base.
NOTE: When you reinstall the palm rest, attach the right side of the palm rest
first.
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Docking Doors: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Docking Doors
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
Removing the Docking Doors
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your
Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Gently bend the docking doors and lift them away from the computer base.
1 docking doors
Installing the Docking Doors
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Slide the side of the docking doors with the spring over the longer posts.
1 docking doors with spring
2 longer post
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Speakers: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Speakers
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Remove the display assembly.
4. Remove the palm rest.
5. Remove the speaker cable from the speaker-cable routing clip.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the speaker cable when inserting it back into the routing clip,
slightly bend open the clip with your finger, insert the cable, and then press the clip closed.
6. Disconnect the speaker connector from the system board connector.
NOTICE: Handle the speakers with care to avoid damaging
them.
7. Remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw labeled "M2.5x5" from the speakers.
8. Gently pull out on the front plastic computer base while pulling up the speakers.
9. Remove the reserve battery from the speakers.
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1 reserve battery
5 speaker latches
2 M2.5 x 5-mm screw labeled
"M2.5x5"
6 computer base
3 speaker
7 system board connector
4 speaker connector
8 speaker-cable routing clip
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Base Latch: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Base Latch
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Remove the display assembly.
4. Remove the palm rest.
5. Remove the speakers.
6. Press in the release button, slightly press together the two securing clips nearest the back of
the computer, and then pull the base latch straight up and away from the computer base.
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1 base latch
2 release button
3 securing clips (2)
4 computer base
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Fan: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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Fan
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Remove the palm rest.
4. Remove the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly.
5. Pull straight up on the fan cable connector to disconnect it from the system board connector.
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1 M2.5 x 8-mm screws (2)
2 fan
3 fan cable connector
4 system board connector
6. Remove the two M2.5 x 8-mm screws from the fan, and pull the fan away from the system
board.
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System Board: Dell Inspiron 510m Service Manual
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System Board
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
Removing the System Board
CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
The system board's BIOS chip contains the Service Tag, which is also visible on a barcode label on the
bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board includes a CD that provides a utility
for transferring the Service Tag to the replacement system board.
NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and
remove any installed batteries.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."
2. Remove the keyboard.
3. Remove the modem.
4. Remove the display assembly.
5. Remove the palm rest.
6. Remove the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly.
7. Remove the microprocessor.
8. Remove the speakers.
9. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "B."
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1 M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "B" (2)
2 system board
10. Turn over the computer and remove the four M2 x 4-mm screws labeled "B" that secure the
system board to the computer base.
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1 M2 x 4-mm screws labeled "B" (4)
11. Gently push down near the middle of the back plastic computer base so that the two systemboard securing clips clear their slots, and then pull out the system board.
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1 system-board securing clips (2)
Installing the System Board
1. Follow all of the steps in "Removing the System Board" in reverse order.
NOTICE: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws
remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.
2. Turn on the computer.
NOTE: After replacing the system board, enter the computer Service Tag into the BIOS of the
replacement system board.
3. Insert the floppy disk or CD that accompanied the replacement system board into the
appropriate drive. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
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Flashing the BIOS
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.
NOTE: If you use a BIOS update program CD to flash the BIOS, set up the computer to boot
from a CD before inserting the CD.
2. Insert the BIOS update program floppy disk or CD, and turn on the computer.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. The computer continues to boot and updates
the new BIOS. When the flash update is complete, the computer will automatically reboot.
3. Press <F2> during POST to enter the system setup program.
4. Press <Alt> and <F> to reset the computer defaults.
5. Press <Esc Suspend>, select Save changes and reboot, and press <Enter> to save
configuration changes.
6. Remove the flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD from the drive and restart the
computer.
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Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors
Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
USB Connector
Video Connector
Parallel Connector
S-Video TV-Out Connector
Serial Connector
IEEE 1394 Connector
USB Connector
Pin
Signal
1
USB5V+
2
USBP–
3
USBP+
4
GND
Video Connector
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Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
CRT_R
9
5V+
2
CRT_G
10
GND
3
CRT_B
11
MONITOR_DETECT–
4
NC
12
DDC_DATA
5
GND
13
CRT_HS
6
GND
14
CRT_VS
7
GND
15
DDC_CLK
8
GND
Parallel Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
STROBE–
10
ACK–
2
PD0
11
BUSY
3
PD1
12
PE
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4
PD2
13
SLCT
5
PD3
14
AFD/3M–
6
PD4
15
ERROR–
7
PD5
16
INIT–
8
PD6
17
SLIN–
9
PD7
18–25
GND
S-Video TV-Out Connector
S-Video
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
GND
3
DLUMA-L
4
DCRMA-L
Composite Video
Pin
Signal
5
NC
6
DCMPS-L
7
GND
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Serial Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RXDA
7
RTS
3
TXDA
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
GND
IEEE 1394 Connector
Pin
Signal
1
TPB–
2
TPB+
3
TPA–
4
TPA+
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