Dell Studio XPS PP35L Specifications

Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Before You Begin
Base Cover
Hard Drive
Rear Caps
Processor Heat Sink
Processor
Thermal Fan
Memory
Coin-Cell Battery
Wireless Mini-Card
Palm Rest
Keyboard
Speakers
Optical Drive
Display Assembly
IEEE 1394 Module
Subwoofer
Audio Board
System Board
TV Tuner Card (Optional)
eSATA Connector
AC Adapter Connector
Battery Latch Assembly
Flashing the BIOS
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
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.
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Model PP35L
December 2008 Rev. A00
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IEEE 1394 Module
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the IEEE 1394 Module
Replacing the IEEE 1394 Module
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the IEEE 1394 Module
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Remove the screw that secures the IEEE 1394 module.
4.
Disconnect the module cable from the system board connector.
5.
Lift the module out of the computer base.
1
IEEE 1394 module cable connector
2
IEEE 1394 module
3
screw
Replacing the IEEE 1394 Module
1.
Place IEEE 1394 module in the computer base.
2.
Replace the screw that secures the module.
3.
Connect the module cable to the system board connector.
4.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
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.
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AC Adapter Connector
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the AC Adapter Connector
Replacing the AC Adapter Connector
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the AC Adapter Connector
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).
3.
Remove the system board (see Removing the System Board).
4.
Remove the screw that secures the AC adapter connector.
5.
Remove the AC adapter cable from the routing guide.
6.
Lift the connector and cable out of the computer base.
1 screw
2 AC adapter connector
3 AC adapter connector cable Replacing the AC Adapter Connector
1.
Place the AC adapter connector in the computer base.
2.
Replace the screw that secures the AC adapter connector.
3.
Route the AC adapter cable through the routing guide.
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.
4.
Replace the system board (see Replacing the System Board).
5.
Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).
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Audio Board
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Audio Board
Replacing the Audio Board
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Audio Board
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Disconnect the audio board cable from the connectors on the audio board and the system board.
4.
Remove the device status lights board mylar.
5.
Disconnect the audio grounding cable from the system board and audio board connectors and remove it from the computer base.
6.
Remove the two screws that secure the audio board.
7.
Lift the audio board out of the computer base.
1 audio board cable connectors (2) 2 audio grounding cable connectors (2)
3 device status lights board mylar
4 audio board
5 screws (2)
Replacing the Audio Board
1.
Place the audio board in the computer base.
2.
Replace the two screws that secure the audio board.
3.
Connect the audio board cable to the connectors on the audio board and the system board.
4.
Replace the device status lights board mylar.
5.
Replace the audio grounding cable and connect it to the system board and audio board connectors.
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.
6.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
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Base Cover
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Base Cover
Replacing the Base Cover
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
CAUTION: Before performing these procedures, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet and the computer,
disconnect the modem from the wall connector and the computer, and remove any other external cables from the computer.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Base Cover
1.
Ensure that the computer is turned off.
2.
Remove the battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer).
3.
Loosen the ten captive screws on the base cover and lift the cover off the computer at an angle as shown in the figure.
CAUTION: Do not touch the processor heat sink. Processor components should be removed only by trained support personnel.
1
base cover
2
captive screws (10)
Replacing the Base Cover
1.
Align the tabs on the base cover to the bottom of the computer.
2.
Tighten the ten captive screws on the base cover.
3.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
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Battery Latch Assembly
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Battery Latch Assembly
Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Battery Latch Assembly
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the system board (see Removing the System Board).
3.
Remove the screw that secures the battery latch assembly to the computer base.
4.
Remove the spring from the hook that holds it in place.
5.
Lift the assembly out of the computer base.
1
battery latch assembly
2
screw
3
battery release latch
4
spring
Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly
1.
Place the battery latch assembly in the channel in the computer base.
2.
Replace the screw that secures the battery latch assembly to the computer base.
3.
Using a small screwdriver, place the spring over the hook on the computer base.
Ensure that the newly installed latch moves smoothly and freely when pushed and released.
4.
Replace the system board (see Replacing the System Board).
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.
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Before You Begin
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Recommended Tools
Turning Off Your Computer
Before Working Inside Your Computer
This section provides procedures for removing and installing the components in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the
following conditions exist:
l
You have performed the steps in Turning Off Your Computer and Before Working Inside Your Computer.
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You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
l
A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
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Small flat-blade screwdriver
l
Phillips screwdriver
l
Hex nut driver
l
Processor extraction tool
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BIOS upgrade CD
Turning Off Your Computer
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer.
1.
Save and close all open files and exit all open programs.
2.
In Microsoft® Windows Vista®, click Start
, click the arrow
, and then click Shut Down.
The computer turns off after the operating system shutdown process finishes.
3.
Ensure that the computer and any attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut
down your operating system, press and hold the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off.
Before Working Inside Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help to ensure your own personal safety.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.
NOTICE: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges. Hold a component such
as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.
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: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs; if
you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly
aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
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 the computer cover from being scratched.
2.
Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer).
3.
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 disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.
4.
Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer.
5.
Press and eject any installed cards from the ExpressCard slot and the 8-in--1 Memory Card Reader.
6.
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you service the computer.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell
computers.
7.
Turn the computer over.
8.
Slide the battery release latch to the side.
9.
Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
1
10.
battery
battery release latch
Press the power button to ground the system board.
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Flashing the BIOS
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Flashing the BIOS From a CD
Flashing the BIOS From the Hard Drive
If a BIOS upgrade CD is provided with the new system board, flash the BIOS from the CD. If you do not have a BIOS upgrade CD, flash the BIOS from the hard
drive.
Flashing the BIOS From a CD
1.
Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.
NOTE: If you use a BIOS upgrade CD to flash the BIOS, set up the computer to boot from a CD before inserting the CD.
2.
Insert the BIOS upgrade CD, and restart 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.
Select the Exit menu.
5.
Select Load Setup Defaults to reset the computer defaults.
6.
Remove the BIOS upgrade CD from the drive.
7.
Select Exit Saving Changes to save configuration changes.
8.
The BIOS upgrade finishes and the computer restarts automatically.
Flashing the BIOS From the Hard Drive
1.
Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached.
2.
Turn on the computer.
3.
Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com.
4.
Click Download Now to download the file.
5.
If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement.
The File Download window appears.
6.
Click Save this program to disk and then click OK.
The Save In window appears.
7.
Click the down arrow to view the Save In menu, select Desktop, and then click Save.
The file downloads to your desktop.
8.
Click Close if the Download Complete window appears.
The file icon appears on your desktop and is titled the same as the downloaded BIOS update file.
9.
Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Coin-Cell Battery
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board connector.
4.
Lift the coin-cell battery off the computer base.
1
coin-cell battery
2
coin-cell battery cable connector
Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Replace the coin-cell battery.
2.
Connect the coin-cell battery cable to the system board connec
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Processor
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Processor
Installing the Processor
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
NOTICE: To prevent intermittent contact between the ZIF-socket cam screw and the processor when removing or replacing the processor, press to
apply slight pressure to the center of the processor while turning the cam screw.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the processor, hold the screwdriver so that it is perpendicular to the processor when turning the cam screw.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Processor
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Remove the rear caps (see Removing the Rear Caps).
4.
Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink).
NOTICE: When removing the processor, pull it straight up. Be careful not to bend the pins on the processor.
5.
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.
The ZIF-socket cam screw secures the processor to the system board. Take note of the arrow on the ZIF-socket cam screw.
1
processor
2
pin-1 corner of processor
3
ZIF socket
4
ZIF-socket cam screw
6.
Use a processor extraction tool to remove the processor.
Installing the Processor
NOTICE: Ensure that the cam lock is in the fully open position before seating the processor. Seating the processor properly in the ZIF socket does not
require force.
NOTICE: A processor that is not properly seated can result in an intermittent connection or permanent damage to the processor and ZIF socket.
1.
Align the pin-1 corner of the processor so that it points to the triangle on the ZIF socket, and insert the processor into the ZIF socket.
When the processor is correctly seated, all four corners are aligned at the same height. If one or more corners of the processor are higher than the
others, the processor is not seated correctly.
NOTICE: To prevent intermittent contact between the ZIF-socket cam screw and the processor when removing or replacing the processor, press to
apply slight pressure to the center of the processor while turning the cam screw.
2.
3.
Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the processor to the system board.
Peel the backing off the new thermal cooling pads in the kit and adhere the pads to the portions of the processor heat sink that cover the central
processor unit and the graphic processor unit.
NOTE: If the processor, thermal fan, or system board is replaced, use the thermal cooling pads provided in the kit on the processor heat sink to ensure
that thermal conductivity is achieved. Do not reuse the old thermal cooling pads.
4.
Replace the processor heat sink (see Replacing the Processor Heat Sink).
5.
Replace the rear caps (see Replacing the Rear Caps).
6.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
7.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
8.
Update the BIOS using a BIOS upgrade CD (see Flashing the BIOS).
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Processor Heat Sink
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Processor Heat Sink
Replacing the Processor Heat Sink
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Processor Heat Sink
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Remove the rear caps (see Removing the Rear Caps).
4.
Loosen the seven captive screws that secure the processor heat sink to the system board.
5.
Lift the processor heat sink off the computer.
1
processor heat sink
2
captive screws (7)
Replacing the Processor Heat Sink
NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have already removed the processor heat sink and are ready to replace it.
1.
Peel the backing off the thermal cooling pads attached to the new processor heat sink.
NOTE: If the processor heat sink is replaced, the thermal cooling pads will be attached to the new processor heat sink. Do not reuse the old thermal
cooling pads.
2.
Place the processor heat sink on the system board.
3.
Tighten the seven captive screws that secure the processor heat sink to the system board.
4.
Replace the rear caps (see Replacing the Rear Caps).
5.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
6.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
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Display Assembly
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Display Assembly
Replacing the Display Assembly
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the display, you must not disassemble your Edge-to-Edge display assembly in the field.
Removing the Display Assembly
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive).
4.
Make note of the Mini-Card cable routing and carefully dislodge the Mini-Card antenna cables from their routing guides.
5.
Remove the two screws from the computer base.
6.
Turn the computer over.
7.
Pull the Mini-Card cables out through the system board so that they are clear of the computer base.
8.
Make note of the display cable, camera cable, and power/battery light cable routing and carefully dislodge the cables from their routing guides.
1 right power/battery light cable
connector
2 camera cable connector
3 display cable connector
4 left power/battery light cable
connector
5 Mini-Card antenna cable front
routing
9.
Disconnect the right power/battery light cable, left power/battery light cable, display cable, and camera cable from the system board connectors.
10.
Remove the display cable screw.
11.
Remove the four screws (two on either side) that secure the display assembly to the computer base.
12.
Lift the display assembly off the computer.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the display, you must not disassemble your Edge-to-Edge display assembly in the field.
1 right power/battery cable connector
2 camera cable connector
3 display cable connector
4 display cable screw
5 left power/battery cable connector
6 screws (4 total; 2 on either side)
7 display assembly
Replacing the Display Assembly
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the display, you must not disassemble your Edge-to-Edge display assembly in the field.
1.
2.
Place the display assembly in position and replace the four screws (two on either side) that secure the display assembly.
Place the right power/battery light cable, left power/battery light cable, display cable, and camera cable in the routing guides and connect them to the
respective system board connectors.
3.
Route the Mini-Card antenna cables into their routing guides on the palm rest and through the system board.
4.
Replace the two screws on the computer base.
5.
Route the Mini-Card antenna cables through their routing guides in the computer base.
6.
Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).
7.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
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.
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eSATA Connector
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the eSATA Connector
Replacing the eSATA Connector
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the eSATA Connector
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the system board (see Removing the System Board).
3.
Remove the screw that secures the eSATA connector.
4.
Remove the eSATA cable from the routing guide.
5.
Lift the connector and cable out of the computer base.
1 screw
2 eSATA connector
3 eSATA connector cable Replacing the eSATA Connector
1.
Place the eSATA connector in the computer base.
2.
Replace the screw that secures the eSATA connector.
3.
Route the eSATA cable through the routing guide.
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.
4.
Replace the system board (see Replacing the System Board).
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Thermal Fan
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Thermal Fan
Replacing the Thermal Fan
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Thermal Fan
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Remove the rear caps (see Removing the Rear Caps).
4.
Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink).
5.
Remove the two screws that secure the thermal fan to the computer base.
6.
Disconnect the thermal fan cable from the system board connector.
7.
Lift the thermal fan off the computer.
1
thermal fan cable connector
2
screws (2)
3
thermal fan
Replacing the Thermal Fan
NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have already removed the thermal fan and are ready to replace it.
1.
Place the thermal fan on the computer base.
2.
Connect the thermal fan cable to the system board connector.
3.
Replace the two screws that secure the thermal fan to the computer base.
4.
Peel the backing off the new thermal cooling pads in the kit and adhere the pads to the portions of the processor heat sink that cover the central
processor unit and the graphic processor unit.
NOTE: If the processor, thermal fan, or system board is replaced, use the thermal cooling pads provided in the kit on the processor heat sink to ensure
that thermal conductivity is achieved. Do not reuse the old thermal cooling pads.
5.
Replace the processor heat sink (see Replacing the Processor Heat Sink).
6.
Replace the rear caps (see Replacing the Rear Caps).
7.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
8.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
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Hard Drive
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Hard Drive
Replacing the Hard Drive
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 information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer) before removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive
while the computer is on or in Sleep state.
NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.
NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard
drive (see the Dell Technology Guide).
Removing the Hard Drive
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Remove the three screws securing the hard drive assembly to the computer base.
4.
Pull the blue pull-tab to disconnect the hard drive assembly from the system board connector.
5.
Lift the hard drive assembly out of the computer base.
NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging (see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the
safety instructions that shipped with your computer).
1
hard drive assembly
2
screws (3)
3
blue pull-tab
6.
Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive and remove the bracket.
1
hard drive
2
hard drive bracket
3
screws (4)
7.
1
Pull the interposer to disconnect it from the hard drive.
hard drive
2
interposer
Replacing the Hard Drive
1.
Remove the new drive from its packaging.
Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive.
NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector.
2.
Replace the four screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive.
3.
Connect the interposer to the hard drive.
4.
Place the hard drive assembly in the computer base.
5.
Replace the three screws securing the hard drive assembly to the computer base.
6.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
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.
7.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
8.
Install the operating system for your computer, as needed (see Dell Technology Guide).
9.
Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed (see Dell Technology Guide).
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Keyboard
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Keyboard
Replacing the Keyboard
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Keyboard
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Turn the palm rest over and disconnect the backlit keyboard cable (availability varies according to region) from the connector.
4.
Remove the thirteen screws that secure the keyboard to the palm rest.
5.
Remove the keyboard shield.
NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the
keyboard.
6.
Lift the keyboard out of the palm rest.
1 backlit keyboard cable (availability varies according to
region)
2 palm rest
3 keyboard
4 screws
(13)
5 keyboard shield
Replacing the Keyboard
1.
Align the keyboard and the keyboard shield over the screw holes on the palm rest.
2.
Reconnect the backlit keyboard cable (availability varies according to region) to the connector.
3.
Replace the thirteen screws that secure the keyboard to the palm rest.
NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the
keyboard.
4.
Replace the palm rest (Replacing the Palm Rest).
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Memory
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Memory Module(s)
Replacing the Memory Module(s)
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" in your Setup Guide for information on the
memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer.
NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.
Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets that can be accessed from the bottom of the computer. The DIMM B memory module is located directly
above the DIMM A memory module located on the bottom of the computer.
NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the DIMM A connector before you install a module in the
DIMM B connector.
Removing the Memory Module(s)
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips.
3.
Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up.
4.
Remove the module from the connector.
1
memory module connector
2
securing clips (2)
3
memory module
Replacing the Memory Module(s)
1.
2.
Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot.
Slide the module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and press the module down until it clicks into place. If you do not feel the click, remove the
module and reinstall it.
NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot.
1
tab
2
notch
NOTICE: If the cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer.
3.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
4.
Slide the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet.
5.
Turn on the computer.
As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information.
To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start
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Wireless Mini-Card
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Mini-Card
Replacing the Mini-Card
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell.
If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed.
Your computer has three Mini-Card slots:
l
two Full Mini-Card slots
l
one Half Mini-Card slot
The types of Mini-Cards supported are:
l
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) — Half Mini-Card
l
Mobile broadband or Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) — Full Mini-Card
l
Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) or Internal Card with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology — Full Mini-Card
NOTE: Your computer can only support two Full Mini-Cards and one Half Mini-Card at a time.
NOTE: The WLAN slot supports a half Mini-Card.
NOTE: Depending on the configuration of the system when it was sold, one or more of the Mini-Card slots may not have Mini-Cards installed in them.
Removing the Mini-Card
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Disconnect the antenna cables from the Mini-Card.
NOTE: If you are removing a WPAN Mini-Card, disconnect the blue antenna cable from the Mini-Card.
1
Mini-Card
4.
2
screw
3
antenna cable connectors (2)
Remove the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the system board.
5.
Lift the Mini-Card out of the system board connector.
NOTICE: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. For more information, see "Protecting Against
Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety information that shipped with your computer.
Replacing the Mini-Card
1.
Remove the new Mini-Card from its packaging.
NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the card into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector.
2.
Insert the Mini-Card connector at a 45-degree angle into the appropriate system board connector. For example, the WLAN card connector is labeled
WLAN and so on.
3.
Press the other end of the Mini-Card down into the slot on the system board.
4.
Replace the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the system board.
5.
Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the Mini-Card you are installing. The following table provides the antenna cable color scheme for the MiniCard supported by your computer.
Connectors on the Mini-Card
Antenna Cable Color Scheme
WWAN (2 antenna cables)
Main WWAN (white triangle)
white with gray stripe
Auxiliary WWAN (black triangle)
black with gray stripe
WLAN (2 or 3 antenna cables) Main WLAN (white triangle)
white
Auxiliary WLAN (black triangle)
black
MIMO WLAN (gray triangle)
gray
WPAN (one antenna cable)
WPAN
blue
6.
Secure the unused antenna cables in the protective mylar sleeve.
7.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
8.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
9.
Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide.
NOTE: If you are installing a communication card from a source other than Dell, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. For more generic
driver information, see the Dell Technology Guide.
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Optical Drive
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Optical Drive
Replacing the Optical Drive
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Optical Drive
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Turn the computer over and remove the screw that secures the optical drive to the computer base.
4.
Turn the computer top side up and remove the three screws that secure the optical drive to the system board.
5.
Lift the optical drive off the computer.
1
optical drive
6.
2
screws (3)
Detach the interposer from the optical drive.
1
interposer
Replacing the Optical Drive
1.
Attach the interposer to the optical drive.
2.
Place the optical drive in the computer base.
3.
Replace the three screws that secure the optical drive to the system board.
4.
Turn the computer over and replace the screw that secures the optical drive to the computer base.
5.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
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Palm Rest
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Palm Rest
Replacing the Palm Rest
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Palm Rest
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Remove the rear caps (see Removing the Rear Caps).
4.
Remove the fourteen screws from the computer base.
5.
Turn the computer over and remove the two screws from the top of the palm rest.
NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.
6.
7.
Lift the two tabs of the palm rest near the display.
Starting at the back center of the palm rest, use your fingers to gently ease the palm rest from the computer base by lifting the inside of the palm rest
while pulling on the outside.
8.
Disconnect the keyboard cable and the touch pad cable from the respective system board connectors.
9.
Lift the palm rest off the computer base.
1
touch pad cable
2
display cable
3
palm rest
4
tabs (2)
5
screws (2)
Replacing the Palm Rest
1.
Align the palm rest tabs and the palm rest with the computer base and gently snap the palm rest into place.
2.
Reconnect the keyboard cable and the touch pad cable to the respective system board connectors.
3.
Replace the two screws on the top of the palm rest.
4.
Turn the computer upside down and replace the fourteen screws in the computer base.
5.
Replace the rear caps (see Replacing the Rear Caps).
6.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
7.
Reinstall the ExpressCards in the ExpressCard slot, if any.
8.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
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Rear Caps
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Rear Caps
Replacing the Rear Caps
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
CAUTION: Before performing this procedures, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet and the computer,
disconnect the modem from the wall connector and the computer, and remove any other external cables from the computer.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such
as a connector on the back of the computer).
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Rear Caps
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Push the rear caps to the side and then pull them out as shown in the figure.
1
rear caps (2)
Replacing the Rear Caps
1.
Align the hooks on the rear caps to the hinges and snap them in place.
2.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
3.
Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place.
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Speakers
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Speakers
Replacing the Speakers
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Speakers
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the four speaker screws (two on each speaker) from the back of the palm rest.
1
speakers (2)
2
screws (4)
3
speaker cable connector
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the system board connector.
6.
Make note of the speaker cable routing.
7.
Remove the speakers and the cables.
Replacing the Speakers
1.
Replace the speakers and the speaker cables.
2.
Place the speaker cable in the routing guide and connect it to the system board connector.
3.
Replace the four speaker screws (two on each speaker) that secure the speakers to the back of the palm rest.
4.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
5.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
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Subwoofer
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the Subwoofer
Replacing the Subwoofer
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Subwoofer
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Disconnect the subwoofer cable from the system board connector.
4.
Lift the subwoofer out of the computer base.
1
subwoofer
2
subwoofer cable connector
Replacing the Subwoofer
1.
Place subwoofer in the computer base.
2.
Connect the subwoofer cable to the system board connector.
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.
3.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
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System Board
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the System Board
Replacing the System Board
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside 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: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
Removing the System Board
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the base cover (see Removing the Base Cover).
3.
Remove the rear caps (see Removing the Rear Caps).
4.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
5.
Remove the memory module(s) (see Removing the Memory Module(s)).
6.
Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink).
7.
Remove the thermal fan (see Removing the Thermal Fan).
8.
Remove the coin-cell battery (see Removing the Coin-Cell Battery).
9.
Remove the Mini-Cards, if any (see Removing the Mini-Card).
10.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
11.
Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive).
12.
Remove the IEEE 1394 module (see Removing the IEEE 1394 Module).
13.
Remove the subwoofer (see Removing the Subwoofer).
14.
Remove the audio board (see Removing the Audio Board).
15.
Disconnect the right power/battery light cable, left power/battery light cable, display cable, and camera cable from the system board connectors (see
Removing the Display Assembly).
16.
Remove the three screws that secure the system board to the computer base.
17.
Disconnect the eSATA connector cable, AC adapter connector cable, and TV tuner card cable from the respective system board connectors.
18.
Lift the system board at an angle toward the side of the computer and out of the computer base.
1 system board
2 screws (3)
3 eSATA connector cable connector 4 AC adapter connector cable connector
5 computer base
6 TV tuner card cable connector
Replacing the System Board
1.
Replace the system board in the computer base.
2.
Connect the eSATA connector cable, AC adapter connector cable, and TV tuner card cable to the respective system board connectors.
3.
Replace the three screws that secure the system board to the computer base.
4.
Place the right power/battery light cable, left power/battery light cable, display cable, and camera cable in the routing guides and connect them to the
respective system board connectors (see Replacing the Display Assembly).
5.
Replace the audio board (see Replacing the Audio Board).
6.
Replace the subwoofer (see Replacing the Subwoofer).
7.
Replace the IEEE 1394 module (see Replacing the IEEE 1394 Module).
8.
Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).
9.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
10.
Replace the Mini-Cards, if any (see Replacing the Mini-Card).
11.
Replace the coin-cell battery (see Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery).
12.
Replace the thermal fan (see Replacing the Thermal Fan).
13.
Peel the backing off the new thermal cooling pads in the kit and adhere the pads to the portions of the processor heat sink that cover the central
processor unit and the graphic processor unit.
NOTE: If the processor, thermal fan, or system board is replaced, use the thermal cooling pads provided in the kit on the processor heat sink to
ensure that thermal conductivity is achieved. Do not reuse the old thermal cooling pads.
14.
Replace the processor heat sink (see Replacing the Processor Heat Sink).
15.
Replace the memory module(s) (see Replacing the Memory Module(s)).
16.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
17.
Replace the rear caps (see Replacing the Rear Caps).
18.
Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).
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.
19.
Turn on the computer.
NOTE: After you have replaced the system board, enter the computer Service Tag into the BIOS of the replacement system board.
20.
Insert the BIOS upgrade CD that accompanied the replacement system board into the appropriate drive. Follow the instructions that appear on the
screen.
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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.
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Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, XPS, and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under
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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
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TV Tuner Card (Optional)
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 1640 Service Manual Removing the TV Tuner Card
Replacing the TV Tuner Card
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the
computer.
NOTE: The availability of the TV Tuner card varies according to region.
Removing the TV Tuner Card
1.
Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
3.
Remove the screw that secures the TV tuner card.
4.
Make note of the routing and disconnect the TV tuner card cable from the connectors on the card and the system board.
5.
Lift the TV tuner card and the cable off the computer base.
1 TV tuner card cable 2 TV tuner card
Replacing the TV Tuner Card
1.
Place the TV tuner card in the computer base.
2.
Replace the screw that secures the TV tuner card.
3.
Place the TV tuner card cable in the routing guide and connect it to the connectors on the card and the system board.
4.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
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.
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