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Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Before You Begin
Technical Overview
Computer Cover
Front Bezel
Graphics Card Bracket
PCI and PCI Express Cards
Drives
Top Cover
Top I/O Panel
Front USB Panel
Bluetooth Assembly
Power Button Module
Memory Module(s)
Fans
Processor
Battery
Power Supply
System Board
System Setup
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING 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: D03M Series Type: D03M001
August 2009 Rev. A00
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Before You Begin
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Technical Specifications
Recommended Tools
Turning Off Your Computer
Safety Instructions
This manual provides procedures for removing and installing the components in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the
following conditions exist:
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You have performed the steps in Turning Off Your Computer and Safety Instructions.
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You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
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A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
Technical Specifications
For information on technical specifications of your computer, see the Comprehensive Specifications at support.dell.com/manuals.
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
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Small flat-blade screwdriver
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Small Phillips screwdriver
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Plastic scribe
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BIOS executable update program available at support.dell.com
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.
Save and close all open files and exit all open programs.
2.
Shut down your computer:
Windows Vista®:
Click Start
, click the arrow
, and then click Shut Down.
Windows® 7:
Click Start
3.
4.
, and click Shut Down.
The computer turns off after the operating system shutdown process is complete.
Ensure that the computer is turned off. If your computer did not automatically turn off when you shut down the operating system, press and hold the
power button until the computer turns off.
Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help ensure your own personal safety.
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: 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.
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.
CAUTION: 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) and all attached devices.
CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.
3.
Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer.
4.
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
5.
Disconnect all attached devices from your computer.
6.
Press and eject any installed cards from the 19-in-1 Media Card Reader.
7.
Press and hold the power button to ground the system board.
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.
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Front Bezel
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Front Bezel
Replacing the Front Bezel
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, front bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Front Bezel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Place the computer in an upright position.
4.
Grasp and release the front bezel tabs sequentially, one at a time by moving them outward from the front panel.
5.
Rotate and pull the front bezel away from the front of the computer to release the front bezel clamps from the front panel slots.
1 front bezel
2 front panel slots (3)
3 front bezel tabs (4)
4 front panel
5 front bezel clamps (3) 6.
Set aside the front bezel in a secure location.
Replacing the Front Bezel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align and insert the front bezel clamps into the front panel slots.
3.
Rotate the front bezel towards the computer until the front bezel tabs snap into place.
1 front bezel
2 front panel slots (3)
3 front bezel tabs (4)
4 front panel
5 front bezel clamps (3) 4.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
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Bluetooth Assembly
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Bluetooth Assembly
Replacing the Bluetooth Assembly
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Bluetooth Assembly
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Disconnect the Bluetooth® assembly cable from the system board connector (see System Board Components).
5.
Press the tab as shown in the illustration and pull the Bluetooth assembly.
6.
Carefully slide and remove the Bluetooth assembly out from the front of the computer.
1
Bluetooth assembly
2
Bluetooth assembly tab
3
front panel
4
Bluetooth assembly cable
7.
Set the Bluetooth assembly aside in a secure location.
Replacing the Bluetooth Assembly
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the Bluetooth assembly tab to the Bluetooth assembly slot in the front panel, and push the Bluetooth assembly until it clicks into place.
3.
Connect the Bluetooth assembly cable, to the system board connector (see System Board Components).
4.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
5.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
6.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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PCI and PCI Express Cards
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Card Retention Bracket
Replacing the Card Retention Bracket
Removing PCI and PCI Express Cards
Replacing PCI and PCI Express Cards
Configuring Your Computer After Removing or Installing the PCI Express Card
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Card Retention Bracket
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the screw that secures the card retention bracket.
4.
Lift the card retention bracket and set it aside in a secure location.
1 screw 2 card retention bracket
Replacing the Card Retention Bracket
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Replace the card retention bracket, ensuring that:
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The guide clamp is aligned with the guide notch.
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The top of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the alignment bar.
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The notch in the top of the card or filler bracket fits around the alignment guide.
1 guide clamps (2) 2 card retention bracket 3 alignment bar
4 alignment guide
5 filler bracket
6 guide notches (2)
Removing PCI and PCI Express Cards
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the graphics card bracket (see Removing the Graphics Card Bracket).
4.
Remove the primary hard drive, if applicable (see Removing the Hard Drive).
5.
Remove the card retention bracket (see Removing the Card Retention Bracket).
6.
Disconnect any cables connected to the card, if applicable.
7.
Remove the PCI Express card from the card slot:
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For a PCI or PCI Express x1 card, grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.
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For a PCI Express x16 card, press the retention mechanism, grasp the card by its top corners, and then ease it out of its connector.
1 PCI Express x1 card
2 PCI Express x1 card slot
3 securing tab
4 retention mechanism
5 PCI Express x16 card slot 6 PCI Express x16 card
1 card retention clamp
2 PCI Express card
3 card retention clamp insert 4 filler bracket
5 screw
8.
If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening.
NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets also keep
dust and dirt out of your computer.
Replacing PCI and PCI Express Cards
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Prepare the card for installation.
See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your
computer.
3.
Place the PCI Express card in the slot in the chassis and press down firmly. Ensure that the PCI Express card is fully seated in the slot.
1 fully-seated card
2 not fully-seated card
3 alignment bar
4 alignment guide
5 bracket within slot 6 bracket caught outside of slot
4.
If you are installing the PCI Express card into the x16 card connector, position the card so the securing slot is aligned with the securing tab.
1 PCI Express x1 card
2 PCI Express x1 card slot
3 securing tab
4 retention mechanism
5 PCI Express x16 card slot 6 PCI Express x16 card
5.
Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the slot.
6.
Replace the card retention bracket (see Replacing the Card Retention Bracket).
1 screw
2 card retention clamp
3 card clamp insert 4 filler bracket
5 PCI Express card 7.
Connect any cables that should be attached to the card.
See the documentation for the card for information about the card's cable connections.
CAUTION: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly
or cause damage to the equipment.
8.
Replace the primary hard drive, if applicable (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
9.
Replace the graphics card bracket (see Replacing the Graphics Card Bracket).
10.
Replace the computer cover, reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
11.
To complete the installation, see Configuring Your Computer After Removing or Installing the PCI Express Card.
Configuring Your Computer After Removing or Installing the PCI Express Card
NOTE: For information on location of external connectors, see the Setup Guide. For information on installing drivers and software for your card, see the
documentation that shipped with the card.
Sound
Card
Installed
1.
2.
3.
Network
Card
1.
2.
3.
1.
Enter system setup (see
System Setup)
Go to Onboard LAN
Controller and then
change the setting to
Disabled.
Connect the network
cable to the network
card's connector.
1.
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Removed
Enter system setup (see
System Setup)
Go to Onboard Audio
Controller and then
change the setting to
Disabled.
Connect the external
audio devices to the
sound card's connectors.
2.
3.
2.
3.
Enter system setup (see
System Setup)
Go to Onboard Audio
Controller and then
change the setting to
Enabled.
Connect the external
audio devices to the
computer's back panel
connectors.
Enter system setup (see
System Setup)
Go to Onboard LAN
Controller and then
change the setting to
Enabled.
Connect the network
cable to the integrated
network connector.
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Battery
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Battery
Replacing the Battery
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.
WARNING: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Battery
1.
Record all the screens in system setup (see System Setup) so that you can restore the correct settings after the new battery has been installed.
2.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
3.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
4.
Locate the battery socket on the system board (see System Board Components).
CAUTION: If you pry the battery out of its socket with a blunt object, be careful not to touch the system board with the object. Ensure that the
object is inserted between the battery and the socket before you attempt to pry out the battery. Otherwise, you may damage the system board by
prying off the socket or by breaking circuit traces on the system board.
5.
Gently lift the battery with a plastic scribe from the battery socket on the system board.
1 plastic scribe
2 battery
3 battery socket 6.
Set aside the battery in a secure location.
Replacing the Battery
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin
2.
Insert the new battery (CR2032) into the socket with the side labeled "+" facing up, and press the battery into place.
1 battery 2 battery socket
3.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
4.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
5.
Enter system setup (see System Setup) and restore the settings you recorded in step 1.
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Computer Cover
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Computer Cover
Replacing the Computer Cover
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.
WARNING: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades, or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your
computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: Ensure that sufficient space exists to support the side cover with the cover removed—at least 30 cm (1 ft.) of desk top space.
Removing the Computer Cover
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Lay the computer on its side with the computer cover facing up.
3.
Remove the thumbscrew securing the computer cover to the chassis, using a screw driver, if necessary.
4.
Release the computer cover by sliding it away from the front of the computer and lift it up.
1
thumbscrew
5.
2
computer cover
Set the computer cover aside in a secure location.
Replacing the Computer Cover
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way.
3.
Ensure that no tools or extra parts are left inside the computer.
4.
Align the tabs at the bottom of the computer cover with the slots located along the edge of the chassis.
5.
Press the computer cover down and slide it towards the front of the computer.
6.
Replace the thumbscrew that secures the computer cover to the chassis.
7.
1
thumbscrew
2
slots
3
computer cover
Place the computer in an upright position.
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Processor
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Processor
Replacing the Processor
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: Do not perform the following steps unless you are familiar with hardware removal and replacement. Performing these steps
incorrectly could damage your system board. For technical service, see the Setup Guide.
Removing the Processor
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: Despite having a plastic shield, the heat sink assembly may be very hot during normal operation. Ensure that it has had sufficient time
to cool before you touch it.
3.
Remove the processor fan and heat sink assembly from the computer (see Removing the Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly).
NOTE: Unless a new heat sink is required for the new processor, reuse the original heat sink assembly when you replace the processor.
4.
Press and push the release lever down and out to release it from the tab that secures it.
5.
Open the processor cover.
1 processor cover 2 processor
3 socket
4 tab
5 release lever
CAUTION: When removing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the socket or allow any objects to fall on the pins in the socket.
6.
Gently lift the processor to remove it from the socket.
Leave the release lever extended in the release position so that the socket is ready for the new processor.
Replacing the Processor
CAUTION: Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer.
CAUTION: When replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the socket or allow any objects to fall on the pins in the socket.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Unpack the new processor, being careful not to touch the underside of the processor. CAUTION: You must position the processor correctly in the socket to avoid permanent damage to the processor and the computer when you turn
on the computer.
3.
If the release lever on the socket is not fully extended, move it to that position.
4.
Orient the front and rear alignment-notches on the processor with the front and rear alignment-notches on the socket.
5.
Align the pin-1 corners of the processor and socket.
CAUTION: To avoid damage, ensure that the processor aligns properly with the socket, and do not use excessive force when you install the
processor.
6.
7.
Set the processor gently in the socket and ensure that the processor is positioned correctly.
When the processor is fully seated in the socket, close the processor cover, ensure that the tab on the processor cover is positioned underneath the
center cover latch on the socket.
1 rear alignment notch
2 processor cover
3 center cover latch
4 processor
5 socket
6 tab
7 release lever
8 front alignment notch
9 processor pin-1 indicator 8.
Pivot the socket release lever back toward the socket, and snap it into place to secure the processor.
9.
Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink.
CAUTION: Ensure that you apply new thermal grease. New thermal grease is critical for ensuring adequate thermal bonding, which is a
requirement for optimal processor operation.
10.
Apply the new thermal grease to the top of the processor.
11.
Replace the processor fan and heat sink assembly (see Replacing the Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly).
CAUTION: Ensure that the processor fan and heat sink assembly is correctly seated and secure.
12.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
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Drives
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Hard Drive
Optical Drive
Media Card Reader
FlexDock
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
NOTE: The 3.5-inch FlexDock is not interchangeable with the hard drive carrier.
Hard Drive
Removing the Hard Drive
CAUTION: If you are replacing a hard drive that contains data you want to keep, back up your files before you begin this procedure.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Disconnect the power and data cables from the hard drive.
NOTE: If you are not replacing the hard drive at this time, disconnect the other end of the data cable from the system board connector and set it
aside. You can use the data cable to install a hard drive at a later time.
4.
Remove the graphics card bracket (see Removing the Graphics Card Bracket)
5.
Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive to the drive panel.
6.
To remove the secondary hard drive, remove the four screws that secure the secondary hard drive to the drive panel.
CAUTION: Ensure that you do not scratch the hard drive's circuit board, while removing or replacing the hard drive.
1 power cable
2 secondary hard drive
3 drive panel
4 screws (4)
5 primary hard drive 6 data cable
7 SATA connector
7.
Slide the hard drive out towards the back of the computer.
8.
If removing the hard drive changes the drive configuration, ensure that you reflect these changes in the system setup (see System Setup).
Replacing the Hard Drive
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.
3.
Slide the hard drive into the hard drive bay.
4.
Align the screw holes in the hard drive with the screw holes in the drive panel.
5.
Replace the four screws that secure the hard drive to the drive panel.
6.
Connect the power and data cables to the hard drive (see System Board Components).
7.
If you are replacing the primary hard drive, replace the graphics card bracket (see Replacing the Graphics Card Bracket).
8.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
9.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
10.
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.
11.
Check the System Setup for drive configuration changes (see System Setup).
Optical Drive
Removing the Optical Drive
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Disconnect the power and data cables from the optical drive.
NOTE: If you are not replacing the optical drive at this time, disconnect the other end of the data cable from the system board connector and set it
aside. You can use the data cable to install an optical drive at a later time.
5.
Remove the two screws that secure the optical drive to the drive panel.
6.
Push and slide the optical drive out through the front of the computer.
1 screws (2)
2 optical drive
3 drive panel 4 SATA connector
5 data cable
7.
6 power cable
Set aside the optical drive in a secure location.
Replacing the Optical Drive
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the screw from the old optical drive and insert it into the new optical drive.
1 screw
3.
Gently slide the optical drive into the optical drive bay through the front of the computer.
4.
Align the screw holes in the optical drive with the screw holes in the drive panel.
5.
Replace the two screws that secure the optical drive to the drive panel.
6.
Connect the power and data cables to the optical drive (see System Board Components).
7.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
8.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
9.
Connect your computer and devices to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.
10.
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.
11.
Check the System Setup for drive configuration changes (see System Setup).
Media Card Reader
Removing the Media Card Reader
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive).
5.
Remove the top cover (see Removing the Top Cover).
6.
Remove the two screws that secure the Media Card Reader to the front panel. The screws are located below the Media Card Reader.
7.
Disconnect the Media Card Reader cable from the system board connector (see System Board Components).
8.
Slide and remove the Media Card Reader from the computer as shown in the illustration.
1 Media Card Reader guides (2) 2 slots (2)
3 Media Card Reader
4 screws (2)
Replacing the Media Card Reader
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Gently slide the Media Card Reader guides into the slots in the top panel.
3.
Replace the two screws that secure the Media Card Reader to the front panel.
4.
Connect the Media Card Reader cable to the system board connector (see System Board Components).
5.
Replace the top cover (see Replacing the Top Cover).
6.
Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).
7.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
8.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
9.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
FlexDock
Removing the FlexDock
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Disconnect the FlexDock USB cable from the system board connector (see System Board Components).
5.
Remove the two screws that secure the FlexDock to the drive panel.
6.
Slide the FlexDock out through the front of the computer.
NOTE: If you are not replacing the FlexDock at this time, replace the filler bracket (see Replacing the Filler Bracket).
1 drive panel 2 screws (2)
3 FlexDock
4 FlexDock USB cable
Replacing the FlexDock
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
If this is the first time you are installing the FlexDock:
a.
Align the tip of a Phillips screwdriver with the breakaway metal plate slot on the front panel and rotate the screwdriver outwards to remove the
breakaway metal plate.
b.
Remove the filler bracket on the front bezel, if applicable (see Removing the Filler Bracket)
1 breakaway metal plate
3.
Remove the FlexDock from its packaging.
4.
Gently slide the FlexDock into the FlexDock bay through the front of the computer.
5.
Align the screw holes on the FlexDock with the screw holes on the drive panel.
6.
Replace the two screws that secure the FlexDock to the drive panel.
7.
Connect the FlexDock USB cable to the system board connector (see System Board Components).
8.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
9.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
10.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
Removing the Filler Bracket
CAUTION: To comply with FCC regulations, it is recommended that you replace the filler bracket whenever the FlexDock or optical drive is
removed from the computer.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Gently press the tab as shown in the illustration to release the filler bracket from the front bezel.
1 filler bracket 2 tab
Replacing the Filler Bracket
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the tab in the filler bracket to the slot in the front bezel.
3.
Gently press the tab and push the filler bracket to fix it to the front bezel.
4.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
5.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
6.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
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Fans
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Chassis Fan
Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Chassis Fan
Removing the Chassis Fan
CAUTION: Do not touch the fan blades when you are removing the chassis fan. This could damage the fan.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Disconnect the chassis fan cable from the system board connector (see System Board Components).
4.
Remove the four screws that secure the chassis fan to the chassis.
5.
Slide and lift the chassis fan away from the computer as shown in the illustration.
1 screws (4) 2 chassis fan
Replacing the Chassis Fan
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the screw holes in the chassis fan with the screw holes in the chassis.
3.
Replace the four screws that secure the chassis fan to the chassis.
4.
Connect the chassis fan cable to the system board connector (see System Board Components).
5.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly
WARNING: Despite having a plastic shield, the processor fan and heat sink assembly may be very hot during normal operation. Ensure that it has
had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.
CAUTION: The processor fan and heat sink assembly is a single unit. Do not try to remove the fan separately.
Removing the Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Disconnect the processor fan cable from the system board connector (see System Board Components).
4.
In diagonal order, loosen the four captive screws that secure the processor fan and heat sink assembly to the chassis.
CAUTION: When you remove the processor fan and heat sink assembly, lay it upside down or on its side to avoid damaging the heat sink thermal
interface.
5.
Lift the processor fan and heat sink assembly out of the computer.
1 system board connector 2 processor fan and heat sink assembly
3 captive screws (4)
Replacing the Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin
2.
Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink.
CAUTION: Ensure that you apply new thermal grease. New thermal grease is critical for ensuring adequate thermal bonding, which is a
requirement for optimal processor operation.
3.
Apply new thermal grease to the top of the processor.
4.
Align the four captive screws on the processor fan and heat sink assembly with the screw holes on the system board.
5.
In diagonal order, tighten the four captive screws that secure the processor fan and heat sink assembly.
6.
Connect the processor fan and heat sink assembly cable to the system board connector (see System Board Components).
7.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
8.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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Front USB Panel
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Front USB Panel
Replacing the Front USB Panel
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Front USB Panel
NOTE: Note the routing of all cables as you remove them so that you can re-route them correctly when installing the new front USB panel.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
CAUTION: When sliding the front USB panel out of the computer, be extremely careful. Carelessness may result in damage to the cable
connectors and the cable routing clips.
4.
Disconnect the front USB panel cables from the system board connectors (see System Board Components).
5.
Remove the screw that secures the front USB panel to the front panel.
6.
Slide the front USB panel down to release the clamps from the front panel and pull it away.
1 front USB panel clamp slot 2 front USB panel
3 screw
Replacing the Front USB Panel
CAUTION: Take care not to damage the cable connectors and the cable routing clips when sliding the front USB panel into the front USB panel
clamp slot.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align and slide the front USB panel clamp into the front USB panel clamp slot.
3.
Replace the screw that secures the front USB panel to the front panel.
4.
Connect the front USB panel cables to the system board connectors (see System Board Components).
5.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
6.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
7.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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Graphics Card Bracket
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Graphics Card Bracket
Replacing the Graphics Card Bracket
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Graphics Card Bracket
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the two screws that secure the graphics card bracket to the drive panel.
4.
Pivot the graphics card bracket up and lift it off the hinge clamp slot.
1 hinge clamp slot 2 hinge clamp
3 screws (2)
5.
4 graphics card bracket
Set the graphics card bracket aside in a secure location.
Replacing the Graphics Card Bracket
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align and insert the hinge clamp on the graphics card bracket into the hinge clamp slot on the chassis.
3.
Pivot the graphics card bracket downward.
4.
Replace the two screws that secure the graphics card bracket to the drive panel.
5.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
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Memory Module(s)
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Memory Module(s)
Replacing the Memory Module(s)
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Memory Module(s)
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Locate the memory module(s) on the system board (see System Board Components).
4.
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.
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memory module connector
5.
2
securing clip
Grasp the memory module and pull it upwards.
If the memory module is difficult to remove, gently ease the memory module back and forth to remove it from the connector.
Replacing the Memory Module(s)
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: Do not install ECC memory modules.
CAUTION: If you remove your original memory module(s) from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new
module(s) that you may have, even if you purchased the new module(s) from Dell™. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly. The recommended memory configurations are:
Matched memory module(s) installed in DIMM connectors 1 and 2 and another matched memory module(s) installed in DIMM connectors 3 and 4.
1 matched memory modules in DIMM 2 matched memory modules in DIMM
connectors 3 and 4 (black securing
connectors 1 and 2 (white securing
clips)
clips)
3.
Align the notch on the bottom of the memory module with the tab in the connector.
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cutouts (2)
2
tab
3
notch
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memory module
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the memory module straight down into the connector while you apply equal force to
each end of the memory module.
4.
Insert the memory module into the connector until the memory module snaps into position.
If you insert the memory module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the memory module.
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cutouts (2)
2
securing clip (snapped in position)
5.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
6.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.
If the message appears stating that memory size has changed, press <F1> to continue.
7.
Log on to your computer.
8.
Right-click the My Computer icon on your Microsoft® Windows® desktop and click Properties.
9.
Click the General tab.
10.
To verify that the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of memory (RAM) listed.
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Power Supply
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Power Supply
Replacing the Power Supply
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Power Supply
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Disconnect the DC power cables from the system board and the drives (see System Board Components).
4.
Remove all the cables from the securing clip on the side of the power supply.
5.
Remove the four screws that secure the power supply to the chassis.
6.
Press the power supply clamp to release the power supply from the chassis.
1 screws (4)
2 chassis
3 power supply
4 cable
5 power supply clamp Replacing the Power Supply
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the screw holes in the power supply with the screw holes in the chassis.
WARNING: Failure to replace and tighten all screws may cause electrical shock as these screws are a key part of the system grounding.
3.
Replace the four screws that secure the power supply to the chassis.
4.
Connect the DC power cables to the system board and drives (see System Board Components).
5.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
6.
Check the voltage selector switch (if applicable) to ensure that the correct voltage is selected.
7.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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Power Button Module
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Power Button Module
Replacing the Power Button Module
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Power Button Module
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive).
5.
Remove the top cover (see Removing the Top Cover).
6.
Disconnect the power button module cable from the system board connector FP1 (see System Board Components).
7.
Press the power button module tabs to release them from the top panel and lift the power button module.
1 cables 2 power button module
3 slot
8.
4 power button module tabs (4)
Set the power button module aside in a secure location.
Replacing the Power Button Module
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align and push the power button module tabs into the slots in the top panel.
3.
Connect the power button module cable to the system board connector FP1 (see System Board Components).
4.
Replace the top cover (see Replacing the Top Cover).
5.
Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).
6.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
7.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
8.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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System Board
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the System Board
Replacing the System Board
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the System Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove any PCI and PCI Express cards, if applicable (see Removing PCI and PCI Express Cards).
4.
Remove the processor fan and heat sink assembly (see Removing the Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly).
5.
Remove the processor (see Removing the Processor).
6.
Remove the memory modules (see Removing the Memory Module(s)) and record which memory module is removed from each DIMM slot so that the
memory modules can be installed in the same slot after the system board is replaced.
7.
Disconnect all cables connected to the system board (see System Board Components). Note the routing of all cables as you remove them so that you
can re-route them correctly after installing the new system board.
8.
Remove the eight screws that secure the system board to the chassis.
1 screws (8) 2 system board
9.
10.
Lift the system board up and out.
Compare the system board that you just removed with the replacement system board to ensure that they are identical.
NOTE: Some components and connectors on the replacement system board may be in different locations compared to the components and
connectors on the existing system board.
NOTE: Jumper settings on the replacement system board is preset at the factory.
Replacing the System Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Gently align the system board into the chassis and slide it towards the back of the computer.
3.
Replace the eight screws that secure the system board to the chassis.
4.
Connect the cables that you disconnected from the system board (see System Board Components).
5.
Replace the processor (see Replacing the Processor).
6.
Replace the processor fan and the heat sink assembly (see Replacing the Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly).
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: Ensure that the heat sink assembly is correctly seated and secure.
7.
Replace the memory modules (see Replacing the Memory Module(s)).
8.
Replace any PCI and PCI Express cards on the system board, if applicable (see Replacing PCI and PCI Express Cards).
9.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
10.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
11.
Flash the system BIOS, as needed.
NOTE: For information on flashing the system BIOS, see Flashing the BIOS.
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System Setup
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Overview
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Clearing CMOS Settings
Flashing the BIOS
Overview
Use system setup to:
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Change the system configuration information after you add, change, or remove any hardware in your computer
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Set or change a user-selectable option such as the user password
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Read the current amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
CAUTION: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes can make your computer work
incorrectly.
NOTE: Before you change system setup, it is recommended that you write down the system setup screen information for future reference.
Entering System Setup
1.
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2.
When the blue DELL™ logo is displayed, watch for the F2 prompt to appear and then 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. 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 (see Turning Off Your Computer) and
try again.
System Setup Screens
The system setup screen displays current or changeable configuration information for your computer. Information on the screen is divided into three areas: the
options list, active options field, and key functions.
Menu — Appears on top of the System Setup window. This field provides a menu to access the System Setup options. Press the up- and down-arrow keys to
navigate. As a Menu option is highlighted, the Options List, lists the options that define the hardware installed on you computer.
Options List — Appears on the left side of the
System Setup window. The field lists features
that define the configuration of your computer,
including installed hardware, power
conservation, and security features.
Scroll up and down the list with the up- and
down-arrow keys. As an option is highlighted,
the Options Field displays the option's current
and available settings.
Options Field — Appears on the right side of Options List and
contains information about each option listed in the Options List. In
this field you can view information about your computer and make
changes to your current settings. Press <Enter> to make changes to
your current settings. Press <ESC> to return to the Options List.
NOTE: Not all settings listed in the Options Field are changeable.
Key Functions — Appears below the Options Field and lists keys and their functions within the active system setup field.
System Setup Options
NOTE: The items listed in this table may vary depending on your computer and installed devices.
System Info
BIOS Info
Displays the BIOS version number and date information
System
Displays the system model number
Asset Tag
Displays the asset tag of the computer if present
Service Tag
Displays the service tag of the computer
Help — Appears on the right side
of the System Setup window and
contains help information about
the option selected in Options
List.
Processor Type
Displays the processor type
Processor Cache L2
Displays the processor L2 cache size
Processor Cache L3
Displays the processor L3 cache size
Memory Installed
Indicates the amount of installed memory in MB
Memory Available
Indicates the amount of memory available in MB
Memory Speed
Indicates the memory speed in MHz.
Memory Technology
Indicates the memory technology; DDR3
Standard CMOS Features
System Time
Displays current time in hh:mm:ss format
System Date
Displays the current date in mm:dd:yy format
SATA1
Displays the SATA1 drive integrated in the computer
SATA2
Displays the SATA2 drive integrated in the computer
SATA3
Displays the SATA3 drive integrated in the computer.
SATA4
Displays the SATA4 drive integrated in the computer
eSATA
Displays the eSATA drive integrated in the computer
Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Feature
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USB Device Setting
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Hyper-Threading — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
Intel SpeedStep™ Tech — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
Intel® C-STATE Tech — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
Intel® Virtualization Tech — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
Limit CPUID Value — Enabled or Disabled (Disabled by default)
Execute Disable Bit — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
Multiple CPU Core — All or 1 or 2 (All by default)
USB Controller — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
USB Operation Mode — High Speed; Full/Low Speed (High Speed by default)
Advanced Chipset Features
Onboard Audio Controller
Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
SATA Mode
IDE; RAID (IDE by default)
Onboard LAN Controller
Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Enabled or Disabled (Disabled by default)
1394 Controller
Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default)
Boot Device Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration Configures the settings during system boot.
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Sets the hard drive boot priority. The items displayed are dynamically updated according to the hard drives detected
First Boot Device
Specifies the boot sequence from the available devices
Removable; CD/DVD; Hard Drive; Disabled (Removable by default)
Second Boot Device
Specifies the boot sequence from the available devices
Removable; CD/DVD; Hard Drive; Disabled (CD/DVD by default)
Third Boot Device
Specifies the boot sequence from the available devices
Removable; CD/DVD; Hard Drive; Disabled (Hard Drive by default).
Boot Other Device
No; Yes (Yes by default)
Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
Specifies the ACPI suspend type. The default is S3
Remote Wake Up
This option turns on the computer when you try to access the computer through the LAN (Enabled by default)
AC Recovery
Specifies the behavior of the computer after recovering from a power loss (Off by default)
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On — The computer turns on after it recovers from a power failure
Off — The computer remains turned off.
Last — The computer returns to the power state it was in before the power failure
Auto Power On
Enables you to set an alarm to turn on the computer automatically
Auto Power On Date
Enables you to set a date to turn on the computer automatically
Auto Power On Time
Enables you to set a time to turn on the computer automatically
BIOS Security Features
Supervisor Password
Status of supervisor installed.
User Password
Status of user installed
Set Supervisor Password
Allows to set the desired supervisor password
User Access Level
Allows to change the access level for users only if the supervisor password is set
Set User Password
Allows to set the desired user passwords only if the supervisor password is set
Password Check
Setup; Always (Setup by default). This option is available only if the supervisor password is set
Exit
Exit Options
Provides options to Load Default, Save and Exit Setup, and Exit Without Saving
Boot Sequence
This feature allows you to change the boot sequence for devices.
Boot Options
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Hard Drive — The computer attempts to boot from the primary hard drive. If no operating system is on the drive, the computer generates an error
message.
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CD/DVD Drive — The computer attempts to boot from the CD/DVD drive. If no CD/DVD is in the drive, or if the CD/DVD has no operating system, the
computer generates an error message.
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USB Flash Device — Insert the memory device into a USB port and restart the computer. When F12 = Boot Menu appears in the screen, press <F12>.
The BIOS detects the device and adds the USB flash option to the boot menu.
NOTE: To boot to a USB device, the device must be bootable. To ensure that your device is bootable, check the device documentation.
Changing Boot Sequence for the Current Boot
You can use this feature to change the current boot sequence, for example, to boot from the CD/DVD drive to run the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and
Utilities disc. On completion of diagnostic tests, the previous boot sequence is restored.
1.
If you are booting to a USB device, connect the USB device to a USB connector.
2.
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
3.
When F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu appears on the screen, press <F12>.
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.
The Boot Device Menu appears, listing all available boot devices. Each device has a number next to it.
4.
On the Boot Device Menu choose the device you want to boot from.
For example, if you are booting to a USB memory key, highlight USB Flash Device and press <Enter>.
NOTE: To boot to a USB device, the device must be bootable. To ensure your device is bootable, check the device documentation.
Changing Boot Sequence for Future Boots
1.
Enter system setup (see Entering System Setup).
2.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the Boot Device Configuration menu option and press <Enter> to access the menu.
NOTE: Write down your current boot sequence in case you want to restore it.
3.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to move through the list of devices.
4.
Press plus (+) or minus (–) to change the boot priority of the device.
Clearing Forgotten Passwords
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with the computer.
WARNING: The computer must be disconnected from the electrical outlet to clear the Password setting.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Locate the 3-pin password reset jumper (PSWD1) on the system board (see System Board Components).
4.
Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1 and 2.
5.
Power on the system to clear the password.
6.
Turn off the computer and disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
7.
Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 1 and 2 and replace it on pins 2 and 3 to enable the password feature.
8.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
9.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
Clearing CMOS Settings
WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.
WARNING: The computer must be disconnected from the electrical outlet to clear the CMOS setting.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Locate the 3-pin CMOS reset jumper (CLR_CMOS1) on the system board (see System Board Components).
4.
Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix on pins 1 and 2.
5.
Wait for approximately five seconds to clear the CMOS setting.
6.
Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 1 and 2 and replace it on pins 2 and 3.
7.
Replace the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
8.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
Flashing the BIOS
1.
Turn on the computer.
2.
Go to the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.
3.
Click Drivers & Downloads®Select Model.
4.
Select the type of product in the Select Your Product Family list.
5.
Select the product brand in the Select Your Product Line list.
6.
Select the product model number in the Select Your Product Model list.
NOTE: If you have selected a different model and want to start over again, click Start Over on the top right of the menu.
7.
Click Confirm.
8.
A list of results appear on the screen. Click BIOS.
9.
Click Download Now to download the latest BIOS file. The File Download window appears.
10.
11.
12.
Click Save to save the file on your desktop. The file downloads to your desktop.
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.
Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the procedures on the screen.
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Technical Overview
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Inside View of Your Computer
System Board Components
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.
Inside View of Your Computer
1
front bezel
2
FlexDock
3
secondary hard drive
4
primary hard drive
5
graphics card bracket
6
system board
7
card retention clamp
8
power supply
9
primary optical drive
10
secondary optical drive
System Board Components
1
Power connector (PWR2)
2
processor socket
3
processor fan connector
(CPU_FAN1)
4
memory module connector
(DIMM3)
5
memory module connector
(DIMM1)
6
memory module connector
(DIMM4)
7
memory module connector
(DIMM2)
8
main power connector (PWR1)
9
CMOS reset jumper (CLR_CMOS1)
10 password reset jumper (PSWD1)
11 SATA connector (SATA1)
12 SATA connector (SATA2)
13 power button connector (FP1)
14 SATA connector (SATA4)
15 front panel USB connector
(F_USB1)
16 front panel USB connector
(F_USB2)
17 SATA connector (SATA3)
18 front panel USB connector
(F_USB3)
19 front panel USB connector
(F_USB4)
20 front panel USB connector
(F_USB5)
21 S/PDIF connector (SPDIF_OUT2)
22 front panel audio connector
(F_AUDIO1)
23 PCI card slot (PCI1)
24 PCI Express x1 card slot (PCIEX1_1)
25 battery socket (BAT1)
26 PCI Express x1 card slot (PCIEX1_2)
27 PCI Express x16 card slot (PCIE1_16X1)
28 chassis fan connector (sys_fan1)
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Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Studio XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel and Intel SpeedStep are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation in the U.S. and other countries; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
August 2009 Rev. A00
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Top Cover
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Top Cover
Replacing the Top Cover
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Top Cover
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive).
5.
Pull the release tab, and slide the top cover towards the front of the computer to release the top cover tabs from the slots on the top panel.
6.
Pull the top cover away from the top panel.
1
top cover tabs
2
slots
3
release tab
4
top panel
5
top cover
7.
Set the top cover aside in a secure location.
Replacing the Top Cover
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the tabs in the top cover with the slots in the top panel.
3.
Press and slide the top cover towards the back of the computer, until it clicks in place.
4.
Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).
5.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
6.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
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Top I/O Panel
Dell™ Studio XPS™ 8000 Service Manual Removing the Top I/O Panel
Replacing the Top I/O Panel
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.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
WARNING: Do not operate your computer with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.)
removed.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty.
Removing the Top I/O Panel
NOTE: Note the routing of all cables as you remove them so that you can re-route them correctly when installing the new top I/O panel.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).
3.
Remove the front bezel (see Removing the Front Bezel).
4.
Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive).
5.
Remove the top cover (see Removing the Top Cover).
6.
Disconnect the top I/O panel cables from the system board connectors F_USB3 and F_AUDIO1 (see System Board Components).
7.
Remove the two screws that secure the top I/O panel to the top panel.
1
screws (2)
2
top I/O panel
3
top panel
8.
Carefully remove the top I/O panel from the computer.
Replacing the Top I/O Panel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the screw holes in the top I/O panel with the screw holes in the top panel.
3.
Replace the two screws that secure the top I/O panel to the top panel.
4.
Connect the top I/O panel cables to the system board connectors F_USB3 and F_AUDIO1 (see System Board Components).
5.
Replace the top cover (see Replacing the Top Cover).
6.
Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).
7.
Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).
8.
Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).
9.
Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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