Dell Precision M6600 Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model P10E
Regulatory Type P10E001
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your
computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if
instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or
death.
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Contents
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings..................................................................2
1 Working on Your Computer......................................................................9
Before Working Inside Your Computer.............................................................................9
Recommended Tools.......................................................................................................10
Turning Off Your Computer..............................................................................................11
After Working Inside Your Computer..............................................................................11
2 Secure Digital (SD) Card.........................................................................13
Removing The Secure Digital (SD) Card.........................................................................13
Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card...........................................................................13
3 ExpressCard..............................................................................................15
Removing the ExpressCard.............................................................................................15
Installing The ExpressCard..............................................................................................15
4 Battery........................................................................................................17
Removing The Battery.....................................................................................................17
Installing The Battery......................................................................................................17
5 Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card...............................................19
Removing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM )Card..................................................19
Installing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM )Card...................................................20
6 Bluetooth Card..........................................................................................21
Removing The Bluetooth Card.........................................................................................21
Installing The Bluetooth Card..........................................................................................22
7 Base Cover................................................................................................23
Removing The Base Cover..............................................................................................23
Installing The Base Cover...............................................................................................24
8 Keyboard Trim...........................................................................................25
Removing The Keyboard Trim.........................................................................................25
Installing The Keyboard Trim..........................................................................................26
9 Keyboard....................................................................................................27
Removing The Keyboard.................................................................................................27
Installing The Keyboard..................................................................................................29
10 Optical Drive............................................................................................31
Removing The Optical Drive............................................................................................31
Installing The Optical Drive.............................................................................................32
11 Primary Hard Drive.................................................................................33
Removing The Primary Hard Drive..................................................................................33
Installing The Primary Hard Drive...................................................................................35
12 Secondary Hard Drive...........................................................................37
Removing The Secondary Hard Drive.............................................................................37
Installing The Secondary Hard Drive..............................................................................38
13 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card.....................................39
Removing Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card..................................................39
Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card............................................40
14 Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card...................................41
Removing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card.........................................41
Installing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card..........................................42
15 Primary Memory.....................................................................................43
Removing The Primary Memory......................................................................................43
Installing The Primary Memory.......................................................................................44
16 Secondary Memory...............................................................................45
Removing The Secondary Memory.................................................................................45
Installing The Secondary Memory..................................................................................46
17 CPU Fan....................................................................................................47
Removing The CPU Fan...................................................................................................47
Installing The CPU Fan....................................................................................................48
18 Coin-Cell Battery....................................................................................49
Removing The Coin-Cell Battery.....................................................................................49
Installing The Coin-Cell Battery.......................................................................................50
19 Palm Rest.................................................................................................51
Removing The Palm Rest.................................................................................................51
Installing The Palm Rest..................................................................................................56
20 CPU and Heatsink...................................................................................57
Removing The CPU Heatsink...........................................................................................57
Installing The CPU Heatsink............................................................................................58
21 Processor................................................................................................59
Removing The Processor................................................................................................59
Installing The Processor.................................................................................................60
22 Graphics Card Heatsink........................................................................61
Removing The Graphics Card Heatsink...........................................................................61
Installing The Graphics Card Heatsink............................................................................64
23 Graphics Card.........................................................................................65
Removing The Graphics Card..........................................................................................65
Installing The Graphics Card...........................................................................................66
24 ExpressCard Module.............................................................................67
Removing The ExpressCard Module...............................................................................67
Installing The ExpressCard Module................................................................................68
25 Input/Output Board................................................................................69
Removing The Input/Output Board..................................................................................69
Installing The Input/Output Board...................................................................................71
26 DC-in Jack...............................................................................................73
Removing The DC-in Jack...............................................................................................73
Installing The DC-in Jack................................................................................................75
27 Display Assembly...................................................................................77
Removing The Display Assembly....................................................................................77
Installing The Display Assembly.....................................................................................81
28 System Board..........................................................................................83
Removing The System Board..........................................................................................83
Installing The System Board...........................................................................................86
29 Touchscreen Display Bezel..................................................................87
Removing The Touchscreen Display Bezel.....................................................................87
Installing The Touchscreen Display Bezel......................................................................89
30 Touchscreen Display Panel..................................................................91
Removing The Touchscreen Display Panel.....................................................................91
Installing The Touchscreen Display Panel......................................................................94
31 Display Bezel...........................................................................................95
Removing The Display Bezel...........................................................................................95
Installing The Display Bezel............................................................................................96
32 Display Panel..........................................................................................97
Removing The Display Panel...........................................................................................97
Installing The Display Panel............................................................................................99
33 Camera...................................................................................................101
Removing The Camera..................................................................................................101
Installing The Camera...................................................................................................102
34 Display Hinge Cap Tower....................................................................103
Removing The Display Hinge Cap Tower......................................................................103
Installing The Display Hinge Cap Tower.......................................................................105
35 Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable............107
Removing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable....................107
Installing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable.....................109
36 Specifications.......................................................................................111
Technical Specifications...............................................................................................111
37 System Setup........................................................................................117
System Setup Overview................................................................................................117
Entering System Setup..................................................................................................117
System Setup Menu Options.........................................................................................117
38 Diagnostics............................................................................................131
Device Status Lights......................................................................................................131
Battery Status Lights.....................................................................................................131
Diagnostics....................................................................................................................131
39 Contacting Dell.....................................................................................135
Contacting Dell .............................................................................................................135
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Working on Your Computer
1
Before Working Inside Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential
damage and to help to ensure your personal safety. Unless otherwise noted,
each procedure included in this document assumes that the following
conditions exist:
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•
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You have performed the steps in Working on Your Computer.
You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
A component can be replaced or--if purchased separately--installed by
performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
WARNING: 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: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: 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.
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 processor by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: 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.
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NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently
than shown in this document.
To avoid damaging your computer, perform the following steps before you begin
working inside the computer.
1.
Ensure that your 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) such as the
optional Media Base or Battery Slice, undock it.
CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.
4.
Disconnect all network cables from the computer.
5.
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical
outlets.
6.
Close the display and turn the computer upside-down on a flat work
surface.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery
before you service the computer.
7.
Remove the main battery (see Battery).
8.
Turn the computer top-side up.
9.
Open the display.
10. Press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the
electrical outlet before opening the display.
CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by
touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the
computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to
dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components.
11. Remove any installed ExpressCards or Smart Cards from the appropriate
slots.
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
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Small flat-blade screwdriver
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•
•
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#0 Phillips screwdriver
#1 Phillips screwdriver
Small plastic scribe
Flash BIOS update program CD
Turning Off Your Computer
CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open
programs before you turn off your computer.
1.
Shut down the operating system:
•
In Windows Vista :
Click Start
, then click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the
Start menu as shown below, and then click Shut Down.
•
2.
In Windows XP:
Click Start → Turn Off Computer → Turn Off . The computer turns off
after the operating system shutdown process is complete.
Ensure that the computer and all 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
about 4 seconds to turn them off.
After Working Inside Your Computer
After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any
external devices, cards, and cables before turning on your computer.
CAUTION: 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.
1.
2.
Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator, battery slice, or
media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard.
Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer.
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CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device
and then plug it into the computer.
3.
4.
5.
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Replace the battery.
Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets.
Turn on your computer.
Secure Digital (SD) Card
2
Removing The Secure Digital (SD) Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Press in the Secure Digital (SD) memory card to release it.
3.
Slide the SD memory card out of the computer.
Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card
1.
Locate the Secure Digital (SD) memory card compartment on the left side of
the chassis.
2.
Push the SD memory card into the compartment until it is fully engaged
with a click sound.
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ExpressCard
3
Removing the ExpressCard
1.
2.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Press in on the ExpressCard gently to release it from the computer.
3.
Grasp the ExpressCard and pull out to release from the computer.
Installing The ExpressCard
1.
2.
Slide the ExpressCard into its slot until it clicks into place.
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
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Battery
4
Removing The Battery
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Slide the battery release latch into the unlock position.
3.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Installing The Battery
1.
Slide the battery back into the computer.
2.
The battery release latch automatically clicks back to the locked position.
3.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
Card
5
Removing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM )Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
3.
Remove the battery.
Slide the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) outward away from the slot.
4.
Pull out the SIM from the slot.
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Installing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM )Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Locate the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card slot in the battery
compartment.
Push the SIM card into the slot until it is fully engaged.
Replace the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Bluetooth Card
6
Removing The Bluetooth Card
1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Slide the Bluetooth door upward and release from the slot.
4.
Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth card.
5.
Remove the single screw securing the Bluetooth card in place.
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6.
Remove the Bluetooth card.
Installing The Bluetooth Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Place the Bluetooth card on the Bluetooth door and align with the screw
hole.
Tighten the screw to secure the Bluetooth card in place.
Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth card.
Locate the Bluetooth door compartment.
Slide the Bluetooth door onto the compartment until the tab is fully
engaged.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Base Cover
7
Removing The Base Cover
1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the screws that secure the base cover to the computer.
4.
Press the rubber feet towards the rear of the computer to disengage the
bottom door.
5.
Remove the base cover from the computer.
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Installing The Base Cover
1.
Slide the bottom door downwards and towards the front of the computer.
2.
3.
4.
Tighten the screws that secure the base cover to the computer.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Keyboard Trim
8
Removing The Keyboard Trim
1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Using a plastic scribe, pry under the keyboard trim to release it from the
computer.
4.
Work your way around the sides and bottom edge of the keyboard trim.
5.
Lift up to remove the keyboard trim from the unit.
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Installing The Keyboard Trim
1.
Align the keyboard trim with the tabs on the top of the palm rest.
2.
Press downwards along the bottom edge to latch on the tabs until clicks
are heard.
Work your way around the sides and top edge of the keyboard trim.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
3.
4.
5.
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Keyboard
9
Removing The Keyboard
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the keyboard trim.
Remove the screws securing the keyboard in place.
5.
Starting from the bottom of the keyboard, separate the keyboard from the
computer and turn the keyboard over.
6.
Disconnect the keyboard data cable from the system board.
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7.
Remove the keyboard.
8.
Peel back the adhesive tape securing the keyboard data cable to the back
of the keyboard.
9.
Disconnect the keyboard data cable from the back of the keyboard.
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10. Peel the keyboard data cable away from the keyboard and remove.
Installing The Keyboard
1.
Connect the keyboard data cable to the back of the keyboard.
2.
Replace the adhesive tape to secure the keyboard data cable to the back of
the keyboard.
3.
Connect the keyboard data cable to the system board.
4.
Place the keyboard on the palm rest and align the screw holes.
5.
Tighten the keyboard screws.
6.
Install the keyboard trim.
7.
Install the battery.
8.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Optical Drive
10
Removing The Optical Drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Remove the screw securing the optical drive in place.
5.
Remove the optical drive from the computer.
6.
Remove the screws securing the optical drive bracket.
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7.
Remove the optical drive bracket from the drive.
Installing The Optical Drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Tighten the screws to secure the bracket to the back of the optical drive.
Slide the optical drive into the compartment on the right side of the chassis.
Tighten the screw to secure the optical drive to the computer.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
Primary Hard Drive
11
Removing The Primary Hard Drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Remove the screws securing the hard drive bracket in place.
5.
Remove the screw securing the hard drive latch in place.
6.
Slide the hard drive release latch into the unlock position.
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7.
Remove the hard drive bracket from the computer.
8.
Flex the hard drive bracket outward and press the hard drive upwards from
the bottom.
9.
Remove the hard drive from the hard drive bracket.
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Installing The Primary Hard Drive
1.
Align the hard drive to the hard drive bracket.
2.
3.
Slide the hard drive into the hard drive bracket.
Slide the hard drive into its compartment towards the connector on the
system board.
Tighten the screw securing the hard drive latch in place.
Tighten the screws securing the hard drive in place.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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Secondary Hard Drive
12
Removing The Secondary Hard Drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Remove the screws securing the hard drive bracket in place.
5.
Use the tab to pull the hard drive bracket upward and remove it from the
computer.
6.
Remove the hard drive bracket screws.
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7.
Remove the hard drive bracket from the hard drive.
Installing The Secondary Hard Drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Attach the hard drive bracket to the hard drive.
Tighten the hard drive bracket screws. Ensure that the bracket is properly
aligned and holds the hard drive.
Slide the hard drive into its compartment towards the connector on system
board.
Tighten the screws securing the hard drive in place.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer.
Wireless Local Area Network
(WLAN) Card
13
Removing Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Disconnect any antennas that may be connected to the WLAN card.
5.
Remove the screw that secures the WLAN card to the computer.
6.
Remove the WLAN card.
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Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card
1.
Slide the WLAN card into its slot.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Tighten the screw securing the WLAN card in place.
Connect the antennas according to the color code on the WLAN card.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Wireless Wide Area Network
(WWAN) Card
14
Removing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Disconnect any antennas that may be connected to the Wireless Wide
Area Network (WWAN) card.
5.
Remove the screw securing the WWAN in place.
6.
Remove the WWAN card.
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Installing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card
1.
Slide the Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) card into its slot.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Tighten the screw securing the WWAN card in place.
Connect the antennas according to the color code on the WWAN card.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Primary Memory
15
Removing The Primary Memory
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Gently pry the retention clips away from the memory modules.
5.
Remove the memory modules from the computer.
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Installing The Primary Memory
1.
Locate the memory slot in the computer.
2.
3.
Insert the memory into the memory socket.
Press down on the memory until the securing clips secure the memory in
place.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
4.
5.
6.
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Secondary Memory
16
Removing The Secondary Memory
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard trim.
4.
Remove the keyboard.
5.
Gently pry the retention clips away from the memory module.
6.
Remove the memory module from the computer.
7.
Gently pry the retention clips away from the memory module.
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8.
Remove the memory module from the computer.
Installing The Secondary Memory
1.
Locate the memory slot in the computer.
2.
Insert the memory into the memory socket.
3.
Press down on the memory until the securing clips secure the memory in
place.
4.
Insert the memory into the memory socket.
5.
Press down on the memory until the securing clips secure the memory in
place.
6.
Install the keyboard.
7.
Install the keyboard trim.
8.
Install the battery.
9.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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CPU Fan
17
Removing The CPU Fan
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable.
5.
Remove the screws securing the CPU fan in place.
6.
Remove the CPU fan from the computer.
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Installing The CPU Fan
1.
Locate the CPU fan compartment in the computer.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Tighten the screws securing the CPU fan in place.
Connect the CPU fan cable.
Install the battery.
Install the base cover.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Coin-Cell Battery
18
Removing The Coin-Cell Battery
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Disconnect the coin-cell battery.
5.
Pry up the coin-cell battery from the adhesive.
6.
Remove the coin-cell battery from the computer.
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Installing The Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Attach the coin-cell battery to the coin-cell compartment.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connect the coin-cell battery to the system board.
Install the battery.
Install the base cover.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Palm Rest
19
Removing The Palm Rest
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Remove the keyboard trim.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the optical drive.
Remove the primary hard drive.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
Remove the screws at the bottom of the computer.
10. Remove the screws securing the palm rest in place.
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11. Loosen the captive screws.
12. Disconnect the speaker cable.
13. Disconnect the media board cable.
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14. Disconnect the touchpad cable.
15. Disconnect the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cable.
16. Disconnect the fingerprint reader cable.
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17. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable.
18. Disconnect the power button cable.
19. Lift up the left edge of palm rest assembly.
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20. Release the tabs along the edges of the palmrest.
21. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth module.
22. Remove the palm rest.
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Installing The Palm Rest
1.
Align the metal anchors at the bottom edge of the palm rest to the anchor
hooks on the computer.
2.
Starting from the right edge of the palm rest, press downwards on the
computer to engage the tabs.
3.
Work your way around the edges and ensure that the tabs are fully
engaged.
4.
Connect all the cables to the palm rest.
5.
Press down on the memory until the securing clips secure the memory in
place.
6.
Tighten the captive screws securing the palm rest in place.
7.
Tighten the screws securing the palm rest in place.
8.
Tighten the screws on the bottom of the system securing the palm rest in
place.
9.
Install the secondary hard drive
10. Install the primary hard drive
11. Install the optical drive;
12. Install the keyboard.
13. Install the keyboard trim.
14. Install the base cover
15. Install the battery.
16. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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CPU and Heatsink
20
Removing The CPU Heatsink
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard trim.
5.
Remove the keyboard.
6.
Remove the optical drive.
7.
Remove the primary hard drive.
8.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
9.
Remove the CPU fan
10. Remove the palm rest
11. Disconnect the camera cable.
12. Loosen the captive screws (1 > 2 > 3 ) on the heatsink.
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13. Lift up the CPU heatsink and remove from the computer.
Installing The CPU Heatsink
1.
Locate the heatsink compartment on the computer.
2.
Tighten the captive screws (1 > 2 > 3). Ensure the heatsink is properly
aligned and seated over the processor.
3.
Install the palm rest
4.
Install the CPU fan
5.
Install the secondary hard drive
6.
Install the primary hard drive
7.
Install the optical drive;
8.
Install the keyboard.
9.
Install the keyboard trim.
10. Install the base cover
11. Install the battery.
12. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Processor
21
Removing The Processor
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard trim.
5.
Remove the keyboard.
6.
Remove the optical drive.
7.
Remove the primary hard drive.
8.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
9.
Remove the CPU fan.
10. Remove the palm rest.
11. Remove the CPU heatsink.
12. Rotate the processor cam lock in a counter-clockwise direction to the
unlock position.
13. Remove the processor.
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Installing The Processor
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
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Insert the processor into the processor socket. Ensure that the processor is
properly seated.
Tighten the cam lock in a clockwise direction to the locked position.
Install the CPU heatsink.
Install the palm rest.
Install the CPU fan.
Install the secondary hard drive.
Install the primary hard drive.
Install the optical drive;.
Install the keyboard.
Install the keyboard trim.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Graphics Card Heatsink
22
Removing The Graphics Card Heatsink
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard trim.
5.
Remove the keyboard.
6.
Remove the optical drive.
7.
Remove the primary hard drive.
8.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
9.
Remove the CPU fan.
10. Remove the palm rest.
11. Remove the CPU heatsink.
12. Disconnect any antennas connected to the installed wireless slots.
13. Remove the any antennas from the routing channels.
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14. Pull the antennas through the opening to the top of the computer.
15. Disconnect the graphics card fan cable.
16. Remove the screw securing the graphics card heatsink in place.
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17. Loosen the captive screws (1 > 2 > 3 > 4) on the heatsink.
18. Lift up the graphics card heatsink and remove from the computer.
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Installing The Graphics Card Heatsink
1.
Locate the heatsink compartment on the computer.
2.
Tighten the captive screws (1 > 2 > 3). Ensure the heatsink is properly
aligned and seated over the graphics processor.
3.
Tighten the screw securing the graphics card heatsink in place.
4.
Connect the graphics card fan cable.
5.
Push the antennas through the opening to the bottom of the computer.
6.
Secure the antennas to the routing channels.
7.
Connect the antennas to the installed wireless slots.
8.
Install the CPU heatsink.
9.
Install the palm rest.
10. Install the CPU fan.
11. Install the secondary hard drive.
12. Install the primary hard drive.
13. Install the optical drive.
14. Install the keyboard.
15. Install the keyboard trim.
16. Install the base cover.
17. Install the battery.
18. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Graphics Card
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Removing The Graphics Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard trim.
5.
Remove the keyboard.
6.
Remove the optical drive.
7.
Remove the primary hard drive.
8.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
9.
Remove the CPU fan.
10. Remove the palm rest.
11. Remove the CPU heatsink.
12. Remove the graphics card heat-sink
13. Remove the screws securing the graphics card in place.
14. Remove the graphics card.
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Installing The Graphics Card
1.
Locate the graphics card slot on the computer.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Tighten the screws securing the graphics card in place.
Install the graphics card heatsink.
Install the CPU heatsink.
Install the palm rest.
Install the CPU fan.
Install the secondary hard drive.
Install the primary hard drive.
Install the optical drive.
Install the keyboard.
Install the keyboard trim.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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ExpressCard Module
24
Removing The ExpressCard Module
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Remove the keyboard trim.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the optical drive.
Remove the primary hard drive.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
Remove the palm rest.
Disconnect the ExpressCard cable.
11. Remove the screws securing the ExpressCard module in place.
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12. Remove the ExpressCard module.
Installing The ExpressCard Module
1.
Place the ExpressCard module in the computer and tighten the screws
securing the ExpressCard module in place.
2.
Connect the ExpressCard cable.
3.
Install the palm rest.
4.
Install the secondary hard drive.
5.
Install the primary hard drive.
6.
Install the optical drive.
7.
Install the keyboard.
8.
Install the keyboard trim.
9.
Install the base cover.
10. Install the battery.
11. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Input/Output Board
25
Removing The Input/Output Board
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Remove the keyboard trim.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the optical drive.
Remove the primary hard drive.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
Remove the palm rest.
Disconnect the ExpressCard cable.
11. Remove the screw securing the Input/Output (IO) board in place.
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12. Lift the right edge of the IO board upwards to disengage the connector and
remove from the computer.
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Installing The Input/Output Board
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place the Input/Output (IO) board on the computer and ensure the
connector is properly engaged to the matching connector on the system
board.
Tighten the screw securing the IO board in place.
Connect the ExpressCard cable.
Install the palm rest.
Install the secondary hard drive.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Install the primary hard drive.
Install the optical drive;.
Install the keyboard.
Install the keyboard trim.
Install the base cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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DC-in Jack
26
Removing The DC-in Jack
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard trim.
5.
Remove the keyboard.
6.
Remove the optical drive.
7.
Remove the primary hard drive.
8.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
9.
Remove the CPU fan.
10. Remove the palm rest.
11. Remove the CPU heatsink.
12. Remove the Input/Output board.
13. Disconnect the DC-in cable from the system board.
14. Remove the single screw securing the DC-in bracket in place.
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15. Remove the DC-in bracket.
16. Remove the DC-in jack.
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Installing The DC-in Jack
1.
Place the DC-in jack in the computer.
2.
Place the DC-in bracket in the system and tighten the single screw
securing it in place.
3.
Connect the DC-in cable to the system board.
4.
Install the Input/Output board
5.
Install the CPU heatsink.
6.
Install the palm rest.
7.
Install the CPU fan.
8.
Install the secondary hard drive.
9.
Install the primary hard drive.
10. Install the optical drive;.
11. Install the keyboard.
12. Install the keyboard trim.
13. Install the base cover.
14. Install the battery.
15. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Display Assembly
27
Removing The Display Assembly
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
Remove the battery.
Remove the base cover.
Remove the keyboard trim.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the optical drive.
Remove the primary hard drive.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
Remove the palm rest.
Disconnect any antennas connected to installed wireless solutions.
11. Remove the antennas from the routing channels.
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12. Remove the screws at the bottom of the computer.
13. Remove the screws at the rear of the computer.
14. Pull the antennas through the opening to the top of the computer.
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15. Loosen the captive screws securing the low-voltage differential signaling
(LVDS) cable in place.
16. Disconnect the LVDS cable.
17. Disconnect the camera cable.
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18. Remove the screws securing the display assembly in place.
19. Remove the display assembly.
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Installing The Display Assembly
1.
Attach the display assembly to the base of the computer.
2.
Tighten the screws on the display assembly securing it in place.
3.
Tighten the screws on the rear of the system securing the display assembly
in place.
4.
Tighten the screws on the bottom of the system securing the display
assembly in place.
5.
Connect the camera cable to the system board.
6.
Connect the low-voltage differential signaling LVDS cable to the system
board and tighten the captive screws securing the LVDS cable in place.
7.
Push the antennas through the opening to the bottom of the computer.
8.
Secure the antennas to the routing channels.
9.
Connect antennas to installed wireless solutions.
10. Install the palm rest.
11. Install the secondary hard drive.
12. Install the primary hard drive.
13. Install the optical drive;.
14. Install the keyboard.
15. Install the keyboard trim.
16. Install the base cover.
17. Install the battery.
18. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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System Board
28
Removing The System Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the Secure Digital (SD) Card
3.
Remove the battery.
4.
Remove the base cover.
5.
Remove the keyboard trim.
6.
Remove the keyboard.
7.
Remove the optical drive.
8.
Remove the primary hard drive.
9.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
10. Remove the WLAN card.
11. Remove the WWAN card.
12. Remove the primary memory.
13. Remove the secondary memory.
14. Remove the CPU fan.
15. Remove the palm rest.
16. Remove the CPU heatsink.
17. Remove the processor.
18. Remove the graphics card heatsink.
19. Remove the graphics card.
20. Remove the Input/Output board.
21. Remove the display assembly.
22. Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable.
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23. Disconnect the wireless switch cable on the top side of the system board.
24. Disconnect the DC-in cable.
25. Remove the screws securing the system board in place.
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26. Gently lift the bottom edge of the system board assembly and raise it to a 45
degree angle.
27. Release the system board from the port connectors on the rear and remove
the system board.
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Installing The System Board
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
Align the system board to the port connectors on the rear of the chassis
and place the system board in the computer.
Tighten the screws securing the system board in place.
Connect the DC-in cable.
Connect the wireless switch.
Connect the coin-cell battery on the bottom side of the computer.
Install the display assembly.
Install the Input/Output board.
Install the graphics card.
Install the graphics card heatsink.
Install the processor.
Install the CPU heatsink.
Install the palm rest.
Install the CPU fan.
Install the secondary memory.
Install the primary memory.
Install the WWAN card.
Install the WLAN card.
Install the secondary hard drive.
Install the primary hard drive.
Install the optical drive.
Install the keyboard.
Install the keyboard trim.
Install the base cover.
24. Install the battery.
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25.
Touchscreen Display Bezel
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Removing The Touchscreen Display Bezel
1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the screw covers.
4.
Remove the screws securing the display bezel in place.
5.
Carefully pry up the top edge of the display bezel.
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6.
Pry up the right edge of the display bezel.
7.
Pry up the bottom edge of the display bezel.
8.
Work your way around the left edge of the display bezel.
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9.
Remove the display bezel.
Installing The Touchscreen Display Bezel
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Place the display bezel on the computer.
Starting from the bottom edge, press downward on the display bezel to
engage the tabs.
Work your way around the sides and top edge.
Tighten the screws securing the display bezel in place.
Replace the screw covers.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Touchscreen Display Panel
30
Removing The Touchscreen Display Panel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the touchscreen display bezel.
4.
Remove the screws on the left side securing the display panel in place. The
screws are partially hidden by the cables. Lift up the cables before
removing the screws.
5.
Remove the screws on the right side securing the display panel in place.
6.
Flip over the display panel.
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7.
Peel back the adhesives and disconnect the low-voltage differential
signaling (LVDS) cable from the back of the display panel.
8.
Disconnect the digitizer cable.
9.
Remove the screws securing the digitizer in place.
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10. Remove the touchscreen display panel.
11. Remove the screws securing the display bracket to the display panel.
12. Remove the display bracket.
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Installing The Touchscreen Display Panel
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Align the display bracket with the display panel and tighten the four screws
securing the display bracket in place.
Place the digitizer board in the computer.
Tight the screws securing the digitizer board in place.
Connect the digitizer cable.
Connect the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable to the back of
the display panel and replace to adhesives securing the LVDS cable in
place.
Tighten the screws securing the display panel in place.
Tighten the screws on the left side of the display panel securing the display
panel in place.
Install the touchscreen display Bezel.
9. Install the battery.
10. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Display Bezel
31
Removing The Display Bezel
1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Carefully pry up the top edge of the display bezel.
4.
Work your way around the bottom edge and sides of the display bezel and
remove the display bezel.
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Installing The Display Bezel
1.
Place the display bezel on the computer.
2.
Starting from the bottom edge, press downward on the display bezel to
engage the tabs.
Work your way around the sides and top edge.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
3.
4.
5.
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Display Panel
32
Removing The Display Panel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the display bezel.
4.
Remove the screws on the left side securing the display panel in place. The
screws are partially hidden by the cables. Lift up the cables before
removing the screws.
5.
Remove the screws securing the display panel in place.
6.
Flip over the display panel.
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7.
Peel back the adhesives and disconnect the low-voltage differential
signaling (LVDS) cable from the back of the display panel.
8.
Remove the display panel from the display assembly.
9.
Remove the screws securing the display bracket to the display panel.
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10. Remove the display bracket.
Installing The Display Panel
1.
Align the display bracket with the display panel and tighten the screws
securing the display bracket in place.
2.
Connect the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable to the back of
the display panel and replace to adhesives securing the LVDS cable in
place.
3.
Tighten the screws securing the display panel in place.
4.
Tighten the screws on the left side of the display panel securing the display
panel in place.
5.
Install the display bezel.
6.
Install the battery.
7.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Camera
33
Removing The Camera
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the standard display bezel or the touchscreen display bezel.
4.
Remove the standard display panel or the touchscreen display panel.
5.
Disconnect the camera cable.
6.
Loosen the screw securing the camera and microphone module.
7.
Lift and remove the camera and microphone module.
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Installing The Camera
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Place the camera and microphone module on the display cover and tighten
the screw securing the camera and microphone module in place.
Connect the camera cable to the camera and microphone module.
Install the battery.
Install the standard display panel or the touchscreen display panel.
Install the standard display bezel or the touchscreen display bezel.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Display Hinge Cap Tower
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Removing The Display Hinge Cap Tower
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard trim.
5.
Remove the keyboard.
6.
Remove the optical drive.
7.
Remove the primary hard drive.
8.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
9.
Remove the palm rest.
10. Remove the display assembly.
11. Remove the standard display bezel or the touchscreen display bezel.
12. Remove the standard display panel or the touchscreen display panel.
13. Remove the screws securing the display hinges in place.
14. Remove the display hinge caps.
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15. Remove the display hinges.
16. Release the display hinge towers from the cables and remove the hinge
towers.
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Installing The Display Hinge Cap Tower
1.
Insert the display hinge towers with the open end facing inward and ensure
the cables and antennas are not pinched.
2.
Insert the display hinges into the display hinge towers.
3.
Insert the display hinge caps at the ends of the hinge towers.
4.
Tighten the screws securing the display hinges in place.
5.
Install the standard display panel or the touchscreen display panel.
6.
Install the standard display bezel or the touchscreen display bezel.
7.
Install the display assembly.
8.
Install the palm rest.
9.
Install the secondary hard drive.
10. Install the primary hard drive.
11. Install the optical drive.
12. Install the keyboard.
13. Install the keyboard trim.
14. Install the base cover.
15. Install the battery.
16. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Low-Voltage Differential Signaling
(LVDS) Camera Cable
35
Removing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the base cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard trim.
5.
Remove the keyboard.
6.
Remove the optical drive.
7.
Remove the primary hard drive.
8.
Remove the secondary hard drive.
9.
Remove the palm rest.
10. Remove the display assembly.
11. Remove the standard display bezel or the touchscreen display bezel.
12. Remove the standard display panel or the touchscreen display panel.
13. Remove the display hinge, hinge cap, hinge tower.
14. Disconnect the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and camera cable
from the camera.
15. Pry up the LVDS and camera cable from the display cover.
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16. Remove the LVDS cable from the routing channel.
17. Remove the LVDS cable.
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Installing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable
1.
Secure the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable to its routing
channel.
2.
Replace the adhesives to secure the LVDS and camera cable in place.
3.
Connect the LVDS and camera cable to the camera.
4.
Install the display hinge, hinge cap, hinge tower
5.
Install the standard display panel or the touchscreen display panel.
6.
Install the standard display bezel or the touchscreen display bezel.
7.
Install the display assembly
8.
Install the palm rest.
9.
Install the secondary hard drive.
10. Install the primary hard drive.
11. Install the optical drive.
12. Install the keyboard.
13. Install the keyboard trim.
14. Install the base cover.
15. Install the battery.
16. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Specifications
Technical Specifications
NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the
configuration of your computer, click Start
(or Start in Windows XP) Help and
Support, and then select the option to view information about your computer.
Processor
Processor type
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•
•
L1 cache
Up to 256 KB cache depending on processor type
L2 cache
Up to 8 MB cache depending on processor type
Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core
Intel Core i7 Quad Extreme
Intel Core i7 Quad Core
Memory
Type
DDR3
Speed
1333 MHz and 1600 MHz (faster UI)
Connectors:
Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core
processors
two DIMM slots
Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad four DIMM slots
Extreme processors
Capacity
1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB
Minimum Memory
2 GB
Maximum memory:
Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core
processors
16 GB
Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad 32 GB
Extreme processors
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Video
Type
discrete
Data bus
integrated video
Video controller and
memory:
M4600
•
•
•
M6600
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•
•
•
AMD FirePro M5950 Mobility Pro Graphics with 1 GB
GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M with 2 GB GDDR3
NVIDIA Quadro 2000M with 2 GB GDDR3
AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2 GB
GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro 3000M with 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro 4000M with 2 GB GDDR5
NVIDIA Quadro 5010M with 4GB GDDR5
Audio
Integrated
dual-channel High-Definition audio
Communication
Network adapter
network interface card capable of
10/100/1000 Mb/s communication
Wireless
•
•
•
•
internal wireless local area network
(WLAN)
internal wireless wide area network
(WWAN)
internal WiMax
Bluetooth wireless support
System Information
System Chipset
Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset
DMA Channels
two 82C37 DMA controllers with seven
independently programmable channels
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System Information
Interrupt Levels
Integrated I/O APIC capability with 24
interrupts
BIOS Chip (NVRAM)
8 Mb (256 KB)
Expansion Bus
Bus Type
PCI 2.3, PCI Express 1.0, SATA 1.0A and
2.0, USB 2.0
Bus Speed
PCIe X16
BIOS Chip (NVRAM)
8 Mb (256 KB)
External Connectors
Audio
two connectors for line-out and line-in/
microphone
Network Adapter
one RJ45 connector
USB 2.0
two
USB 3.0
two
eSATA\USB 2.0
one
IEEE
one 4–pin IEEE connector
Video
15-pin VGA connector, 19-pin HDMI
connector, 2-pin DisplayPort connector
Battery
Type
lithium ion
NOTE: The Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation only supports a 9–cell battery.
Dimensions (6-cell / 9-cell / 9-cell long cycle life (LCL)):
Depth
80 mm (3.14 inches)
Height
190 mm (7.48 inches)
Width
20 mm (0.78 inches)
Weight
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Battery
365 g (0.80 lb) (6–cell)
500 g (1.10 lb) (9–cell / 9–cell LCL)
Voltage
11.10 V
Temperature range:
Operating
0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F)
Non-operating
–40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Coin-cell battery
3 V CR2032 lithium ion cell
AC Adapter
M4600
M6600
Input voltage
100 VAC to 240 VAC
100 VAC to 240 VAC
Input current (maximum)
2.50 A
3.50 A
Input frequency
50 Hz to 60 Hz
50 Hz to 60 Hz
Output power
180 W
240 W
Output current
9.23 A
12.30 A
Rated output voltage
19.50 VDC
19.50 VDC
Dimensions:
180 W
240 W
Height
30 mm (1.18 inches)
25.40 mm (1 inch)
Width
155 mm (6.10 inches)
200 mm (7.87 inches)
Depth
76 mm (2.99 inches)
100 mm (3.93 inches)
Temperature range:
Operating
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Non Operating
–40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Contactless Smart Card
Supported Smart Cards and
Technologies
ISO14443A — 160 kbps, 212 kbps, 424 kbps, and 848
kbps
ISO14443B — 160 kbps, 212 kbps, 424 kbps, and 848
kbps
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Contactless Smart Card
ISO15693
HID iClass
FIPS201
NXP Desfire
Physical
M4600
M6600
Height
36.5 mm (1.44 inches)
37.20 mm (1.46 inches)
Width
376 mm (14.80 inches)
416.70 mm (16.41 inches)
Depth
256 mm (10.08 inches)
270.60 mm (10.65 inches)
Weight (Minimum)
2.77 kg (6.11 lb with 6-cell
and airbay)
3.52 kg (7.77 lb with 9-cell
and airbay)
Environmental
Temperature range:
Operating
0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F)
Storage
–40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10 % to 90 % (non-condensing)
Storage
5 % to 95 % (non-condensing)
Maximum vibration:
Operating
0.66 GRMS
Storage
1.3 GRMS
Maximum shock:
Operating
140 G
Storage
163 G
Altitude:
Operating
–15.2 m to 3048 m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 m to 10668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft)
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Environmental
Airborne contaminant level
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G1 or lower as defined by ANSI/ISA-S71.04-1985
System Setup
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System Setup Overview
System Setup allows you to:
•
change the system configuration information after you add, change, or
remove any hardware in your computer.
•
set or change a user-selectable option such as the user password.
•
read the current amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed.
Before you use System Setup, it is recommended that you write down the
System Setup screen information for future reference.
CAUTION: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings for
this program. Certain changes can cause your computer to work incorrectly.
Entering System Setup
1.
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2.
When the blue DELL logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to
appear.
3.
Once the F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately.
NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can
appear very quickly, so you must watch for it to display, and then press <F2> . If you
press <F2> before you are prompted, this keystroke will be lost.
4.
If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then, shut down your
computer and try again.
System Setup Menu Options
The following sections describe the menu options for the System Setup program
General
The following table describe the menu options of the General menu.
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Option
Description
System Information
This section lists the primary hardware
features of your computer.
•
•
•
•
System Information
Memory Information
Processor Information
Device Information
Battery Information
Displays the battery status and the type of
AC adapter connected to the computer.
Boot Sequence
Allows you to change the order in which
the computer attempts to find an operating
system.
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•
•
•
•
Diskette Drive
Internal HDD
USB Storage Device
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
Onboard NIC
Cardbus NIC
You can also choose the Boot List option.
The options are:
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•
Date/Time
Legacy
UEFI
Allows you to change the date and time.
System Configuration
The following table describe the menu options of the System Configuration
menu.
Option
Description
NOTE: System Configuration contains options and settings related to integrated
system devices. Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed
in this section may or may not appear.
Integrated NIC
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Allows you to configure the integrated
network controller. The options are:
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•
•
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled w/PXE
Default Setting: Enabled w/PXE
System Management
Allows you to control the systems
management mechanism. The options are:
•
•
Disabled
DASH/ASF 2.0
Default Setting: DASH/ASF 2.0
Parallel Port
Allows you to configure the parallel port
on the docking station. The options are:
•
•
•
•
Disabled
AT
PS2
ECP
Default Setting: AT
Serial Port
Allows you to configure the integrated
serial port. The options are:
•
•
•
•
•
Disabled
COM1
COM2
COM3
COM4
Default Setting: COM1
SATA Operation
Allows you to configure the internal SATA
hard-drive controller. The options are:
•
•
•
•
Disabled
ATA
AHCI
RAID On
Default Setting: RAID On
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NOTE: SATA is configured to support
RAID mode.
USB Controller
Allows you to control the USB controller.
The options are:
•
•
Enable Boot Support
Enable External USB Port
Default Setting: Enable USB Controller and
Enable External USB Port
Miscellaneous Devices
Allows you to enable or disable the
following devices:
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Internal Modem
Microphone
eSATA Ports
Hard Drive Free Fall Protection
Module Bay
ExpressCard
Camera
You can also enable or disable:
•
•
•
Media Card and 1394
Enable Media Card only
Disable Media Card and 1394
Default Setting: Media Card and 1394.
Keyboard illumination
Allows you to configure the keyboard
illumination feature. The options are:
•
•
•
•
•
Disabled
Level is 25%
Level is 50%
Level is 75%
Levels is 100%
Default Setting: Level is 25%
Drives
Allows you to configure the SATA drives
on board. The options are:
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SATA-0
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•
•
SATA-1
SATA-4
SATA-5
Default Setting: All drives are enabled.
Video
The following table describe the menu options of the Video menu.
Option
Description
LCD Brightness
Allows you to set the display brightness
depending up on the power source (On
Battery and On AC).
Enable Optimus
This option enables or disables the Nvidia
Optimus Technology applicable to
Windows 7 only.
Security
The following table describe the menu options of the Security menu.
Option
Description
Admin Password
Allows you to set, change, or delete the
administrator (admin) password.
NOTE: You must set the admin
password before you set the system or
hard drive password.
NOTE: Successful password changes
take effect immediately.
NOTE: Deleting the admin password
automatically deletes the system
password and the hard drive
password.
NOTE: Successful password changes
take effect immediately.
Default Setting: Not set
System Password
Allows you to set, change or delete the
system password.
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NOTE: Successful password changes
take effect immediately.
Default Setting: Not set
Internal HDD-0 Password
Allows you to set or change the system's
internal hard-disk drive.
NOTE: Successful password changes
take effect immediately.
Default Setting: Not set
Password Bypass
Allows you to enable or disable the
permission to bypass the System and the
Internal HDD password, when they are
set. The options are:
•
•
Disabled
Reboot bypass
Default Setting: Disabled
Password Change
Allows you to enable the disable
permission to the System and Hard Drive
passwords when the admin password is
set.
Default Setting: Allow Non-Admin
Password Changes is selected
Strong Password
Allows you to enforce the option to always
set strong passwords.
Default Setting: Disabled
OROM Keyboard Access
Allows you to set an option to enter the
Option ROM Configuration screens using
hotkeys during boot. The options are:
•
•
•
Enable
One Time Enable
Disable
Default Setting: Enable
TPM Security
Allows you to enable the Trusted Platform
Module (TPM) during POST.
Default Setting: Disabled
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Computrace
Allows you to activate or disable the
optional Computrace software The options
are:
•
•
•
Deactivate
Disable
Activate
NOTE: The Activate and Disable
options will permanently activate or
disable the feature and no further
changes will be allowed
Default Setting: Deactivate
CPU XD Support
Allows you to enable the Execute Disable
mode of the processor.
Default Setting: Enabled
Non-Admin Setup Changes
Allows you to determine whether changes
to the setup options are allowed when an
Administrator Password is set. If disabled
the setup options are locked by the admin
password.
Default Setting: Disabled
Password Configuration
Allows you to determine the minimum and
maximum length of Administrator and
System passwords.
Admin Setup Lockout
Allows you to prevent users from entering
Setup when an Administrator password is
set.
Default Setting: Disabled
Performance
The following table describe the menu options of the Performance menu.
Option
Description
Multi Core Support
Allows you to enable or disable multi-core
support for the processor. The options are:
•
•
All
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2
Default Setting: All
Intel SpeedStep
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel
SpeedStep feature.
Default Setting: Enabled
C-States Control
Allows you to enable or disable the
additional processor sleep states.
Default Setting: The options C states, C3,
C6, Enhanced C-states, and C7 options are
selected/enabled.
Limit CPUID
Allows you to limit the maximum value the
processor Standard CPUID Function will
support.
Default Setting: Enable CPUID Limit
Intel TurboBoost
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel
TurboBoost mode of the processor.
Default Setting: Enabled
HyperThread Control
Allows you to enable or disable the
HyperThreading in the processor.
Default Setting: Enabled
Power Management
The following table describe the menu options of the Power Management menu.
Option
Description
AC Behavior
Allows you to enable or disable the
computer from turning on automatically
when an AC adapter is connected.
Default Setting: Disabled
Auto On Time
Allows you to set the time at which the
computer must turn on automatically. The
options are:
•
•
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Disabled
Every Day
Weekdays
Default Setting: Disabled
USB Wake Support
Allows you to enable USB devices to wake
the system from Standby.
Default Setting: Disabled
NOTE: This feature is only functional
when the AC power adapter is
connected. If the AC power adapter is
removed during Standby, the system
setup will remove power from all of the
USB ports to conserve battery power.
Wireless Radio Control
Allows you to enable or disable the feature
that automatically switches from wired or
wireless networks without depending on
the physical connection.
Default Setting: The options Control WLAN
radio and Control WWAN radio are
selected.
Wake on LAN/WLAN
This field allows the computer to power up
from the off state when triggered by a
special LAN signal or from Hibernate state
when triggered by a special wireless LAN
signal. Wake-up from the Standby state is
unaffected by this setting and must be
enabled in the operating system. This
feature only works when the computer is
connected to AC.
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•
•
•
Disabled — Does not allow the system
to power on when it receives a wakeup signal from the LAN or wireless
LAN.
LAN Only — Allows the system to be
powered on by special LAN signals.
WLAN Only — Allows the system to be
powered on by special WLAN signals.
LAN or WLAN — Allows the system to
be powered on by special LAN or
wireless LAN signals.
Default Setting: Disabled
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ExpressCharge
Allows you to enable or disable the
ExpressCharge feature. The options are:
•
•
Standard
ExpressCharge
Default Setting: ExpressCharge
POST Behavior
The following table describe the menu options of the POST Behavior menu.
Option
Description
Adapter Warnings
Allows you to enable or disable the system
setup (BIOS) warning messages when you
use certain power adapters.
Default Setting: Enable Adapter Warnings
is selected.
Keypad (Embedded)
Allows you to choose one or two methods
to enable the keypad that is embedded in
the internal keyboard.
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•
Fn Key Only
By Num Lk
Default Setting: Fn Key Only
Mouse/Touchpad
Allows you to define how the system
handles mouse and touchpad input. The
options are:
•
•
•
Serial Mouse
PS2 Mouse
Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse
Default Setting: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse
Numlock Enable
Allows you to enable the Numlock option
when the computer boots.
Default Setting: Enable Numlock is
selected.
Fn Key Emulation
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Allows you to set the option where the
<Scroll Lock> key is used to simulate the
<Fn> key feature.
Default Setting: Enable Fn Key Emulation is
selected.
POST HotKeys
Allows you to enable the sign-on screen
message display indicating the keystroke
sequence to access the System Setup
option menu.
Default Setting: Enable F12 Boot Option
Menu is selected.
Fastboot
Allows you to set the option to speed up
the boot process. The options are:
•
•
•
Minimal
Thorough
Auto
Default Setting: Thorough
Virtualization Support
The following table describe the menu options of the Virtualization Support
menu.
Option
Description
Virtualization
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel
Virtualization Technology.
Default Setting: Enable Intel Virtualization
Technology is selected.
VT for Direct I/O
Allows you to enable or disable
Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O.
Default Setting: Disabled is selected.
Trusted Execution
This option specifies wether a Measured
Virtual Machine Monitor (MVMM) can
utilize the additional hardware capabilities
provided by Intel Trusted Execution
Technology. The TPM Virtualization
Technology and Virtualization Technology
for Direct I/O must be enabled to use this
feature.
Default Setting: Disabled is selected.
Wireless
The following table describe the menu options of the Wireless menu.
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Option
Description
Wireless Switch
Allows you to set the wireless devices that
can be controlled by the wireless switch.
The options are:
•
•
•
WWAN
WLAB
Bluetooth
Default Setting: All the options are
selected.
Wireless Device Enable
Allows you to enable or disable the
wireless devices
Default Setting: All the options are
selected.
Maintenance
The following table describe the menu options of the Maintenance menu.
Option
Description
Service Tag
Displays the Service Tag of your
computer.
NOTE: If a Service Tag has not been
set for this system, the computer will
automatically bring up this screen
when users enter the BIOS. You will be
prompted to enter the Service Tag.
Asset Tag
Displays the Asset Tag.
System Logs
The following table describe the menu options of the System Logs menu.
Option
Description
BIOS Events
Allows you to view and clear the System
Setup (BIOS) POST events.
DellDiag Events
Allows you to view and clear the DellDiag
events.
Thermal Events
Allows you to view and clear the Thermal
events.
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Power Events
Allows you to view and clear the Power
events.
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Device Status Lights
Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a
power management mode.
Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.
Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate battery charge status.
Turns on when wireless networking is enabled.
Battery Status Lights
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the battery light operates as
follows:
•
•
•
•
•
Alternately blinking amber light and blue light — An unauthenticated or
unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop.
Alternately blinking amber light with steady blue light — Temporary battery
failure with AC adapter present.
Constantly blinking amber light — Fatal battery failure with AC adapter
present.
Light off — Battery in full charge mode with AC adapter present.
Blue light on — Battery in charge mode with AC adapter present.
Diagnostics
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Device Status Lights
Battery Status Lights
LED Error Codes
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Device Status Lights
Turns on when you turn on the computer
and blinks when the computer is in a
power management mode.
Turns on when the computer reads or
writes data.
Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate
battery charge status.
Turns on when wireless networking is
enabled.
Turns on when a card with Bluetooth
wireless technology is enabled. To turn off
only the Bluetooth wireless technology
function, right-click the icon in the system
tray and select Disable Bluetooth Radio.
Battery Status Lights
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the battery light operates as
follows:
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Alternately blinking amber light and blue light — An unauthenticated or
unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop.
Alternately blinking amber light with steady blue light — Temporary battery
failure with AC adapter present.
Constantly blinking amber light — Fatal battery failure with AC adapter
present.
Light off — Battery in full charge mode with AC adapter present.
Blue light on — Battery in charge mode with AC adapter present.
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LED Error Codes
The following table shows the possible LED codes that may display when your
computer is unable to complete a power on self test.
Diagnostic LED
HDD/
Storage
LED
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Battery
LED
Error Description
Wireless
LED
Diagnostic LED
Error Description
Solid
Solid
The microcontroller is handing control of
the system to the processor. This code
persists if no processor is detected.
Solid
Blinking
Solid
The memory has encountered an error.
Blinking
Blinking
Blinking
Blinking
Solid
The video card is preventing the system
from completing POST.
Blinking
Blinking
Off
The keyboard is preventing the system
from completing POST.
Blinking
Off
Solid
Blinking
Blinking
Solid
Off
Blinking
Blinking
Blinking A system board component is faulty.
Blinking The USB controller encountered a problem
during initialization.
Blinking No SODIMMs are installed.
Blinking The LCD encountered a problem during
initialization.
Blinking The modem is preventing the system from
completing POST.
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Contacting Dell
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Contacting Dell
To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues:
1. Visit support.dell.com.
2. Verify your country or region in the Choose a Country/Region drop-down
menu at the bottom of the page.
3. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page.
4. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
5. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you.
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