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Dell™ XPS™ 8300 Service
Manual
Model: D03M Series
Type: D03M001
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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.
© 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and XPS™ are trademarks of Dell Inc.;
Microsoft®, Windows®, and the Windows start button logo
are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries; Bluetooth® is a
registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc.
is strictly forbidden.
Regulatory model: D03M series
December 2010
Regulatory Type: D03M004
Rev. A00
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Contents
1
Technical Overview .
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Inside View of Your Computer
Before You Begin
10
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13
Technical Specifications
Recommended Tools
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Safety Instructions
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14
Computer Cover
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Turning Off Your Computer
3
4
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System Board Components
2
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Removing the Computer Cover
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Replacing the Computer Cover
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Memory Module(s)
Removing the Memory Module(s) .
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21
Replacing the Memory Module(s)
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Front Bezel
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Removing the Front Bezel
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Replacing the Front Bezel
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Graphics Card Bracket
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Removing the Graphics Card Bracket .
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Replacing the Graphics Card Bracket
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Wireless Mini-Card
Removing the Mini-Card .
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Replacing the Mini-Card
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PCI Express Cards
Removing the Card Retention Bracket
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Replacing the Card Retention Bracket
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Removing PCI Express Cards
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Replacing PCI Express Cards
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41
Configuring Your Computer After Removing or Installing the PCI
Express Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Drives
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Hard Drive
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Removing the Primary Hard Drive
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Contents
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Removing the Hard Drive Cage
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Removing the Secondary Hard Drive
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Replacing the Secondary Hard Drive
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Replacing the Hard Drive Cage
Replacing the Primary Hard Drive
Optical Drive
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50
Removing the Optical Drive
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50
Replacing the Optical Drive
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54
Media Card Reader
Removing the Media Card Reader
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54
Replacing the Media Card Reader
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10 Top Cover
Removing the Top Cover .
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57
Replacing the Top Cover
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11 Top I/O Panel .
Removing the Top I/O Panel .
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Replacing the Top I/O Panel
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65
12 Front USB Panel
Removing the Front USB Panel
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Replacing the Front USB Panel
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13 Bluetooth Assembly
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Removing the Bluetooth Assembly
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Replacing the Bluetooth Assembly
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73
14 Power Button Module
Removing the Power Button Module
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Replacing the Power Button Module
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77
15 Fans
Chassis Fan
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Removing the Chassis Fan
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Replacing the Chassis Fan
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Processor Fan and Heat-Sink Assembly
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Removing the Processor Fan and Heat-Sink Assembly 79
Replacing the Processor Fan and Heat-Sink Assembly 81
16 Processor
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Removing the Processor .
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Replacing the Processor
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17 Coin-Cell Battery
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Contents
83
Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
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89
Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery
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18 Power Supply
93
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Removing the Power Supply
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93
Replacing the Power Supply
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19 System Board
Removing the System Board
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97
Replacing the System Board
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99
Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS
20 System Setup Utility
Overview
101
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Entering System Setup Utility
System Setup Options
Boot Sequence .
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Clearing Forgotten Passwords
Clearing CMOS Passwords
21 Flashing the BIOS
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Technical Overview
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 avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist
grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a
connector on your computer).
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your
computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by
your warranty.
Inside View of Your Computer
1
2
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9
7
3
4
5
6
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front bezel
2
primary hard drive
3
graphics card bracket (optional)
4
secondary hard drive
5
system board
6
card retention clamp
7
power supply
8
primary optical drive
9
secondary optical drive
System Board Components
2
1
3
4 5 6 7
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25
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power connector (PWR2)
2
processor socket
3
processor fan connector
(CPU_FAN)
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
password reset jumper (PSWD)
10
CMOS reset jumper (RTCRST)
11
SATA drive connector (SATA 0)
12
power button connector
(F_PANEL)
13
SATA drive connector (SATA 1)
14
front panel USB connector
(F_USB1)
15
SATA drive connector (SATA 2)
16
front panel USB connector
(F_USB3)
17
SATA drive connector (SATA 3)
18
battery socket (BATTERY)
19
front panel USB connector
(F_USB2)
20
front panel USB connector
(F_USB4)
21
front panel audio connector
(F_AUDIO1)
22
PCI Express x1 card slot
(PCI-EX1_3)
23
PCI Express x1 card slot
(PCI-EX1_2)
24
PCI Express x1 card slot
(PCI-EX1_1)
25
PCI Express x16 card slot
(PCI-EX16_1)
26
Mini-Card slot
(PCIE_MINICARD)
27
chassis fan connector
(SYS_FAN 1)
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Technical Overview
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Before You Begin
This manual provides instructions for removing and installing the
components in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure
assumes that the following conditions exist:
•
You have performed the steps in "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 13
and "Safety Instructions" on page 14.
•
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.
Technical Specifications
For information on technical specifications of your computer, see the Setup
Guide at support.dell.com/manuals.
Recommended Tools
The instructions in this document may require the following tools:
•
Small flat-blade screwdriver
•
Small Phillips screwdriver
•
Plastic scribe
•
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 To shut down the operating system, click Start
Down.
and then click Shut
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3 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" on page 13)
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 Media Card Reader.
7 Press and hold the power button to ground the system board.
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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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Before You Begin
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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 computer with the
cover removed—at least 30 cm (1 ft.) of desk top space.
Removing the Computer Cover
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Lay the computer on its side with the computer cover facing up.
3 Remove the thumbscrew that secures 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.
5 Lift the cover away from the computer and set it aside in a secure location.
Computer Cover
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1
2
1
thumbscrew
2
computer cover
Replacing the Computer Cover
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Connect all the cables and fold the 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.
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3
1
1
thumbscrew
3
computer cover
2
slots
7 Place the computer in an upright position.
Computer Cover
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Computer Cover
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Locate the memory module(s) on the system board (see "System Board
Components" on page 10).
4 Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.
Memory Module(s)
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2
1
1
memory module connector
2
securing clip
5 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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
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 or DDR3U memory modules.
CAUTION: If you remove the original memory module(s) from your 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.
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2
1
1
matched memory modules in
DIMM connectors 1 and 2 (white
securing clips)
2
matched memory modules in
DIMM connectors 3 and 4 (black
securing clips)
3 Align the notch on the bottom of the memory module with the tab in the
connector.
Memory Module(s)
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4
2
3
1
1
cutouts (2)
2
tab
3
notch
4
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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2
1
1
cutouts (2)
2
securing clip (snapped in
position)
5 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
6 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn
them on.
If a message appears stating that the memory size has changed, press
<F1> to continue.
7 Log on to your computer.
To verify that the memory is installed correctly, click Start
PanelSystem.
Control
Check the amount of memory (RAM) listed.
Memory Module(s)
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Memory Module(s)
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
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.
Front Bezel
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1
2
3
4
5
1
front bezel
2
front panel slots (3)
3
front bezel tabs (4)
4
front bezel clamps (3)
5
front panel
6 Set aside the front bezel in a secure location.
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Replacing the Front Bezel
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
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
2
3
4
5
Front Bezel
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1
front bezel
2
front bezel tabs (4)
3
front panel slots (3)
4
front bezel clamps (3)
5
front panel
4 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
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Graphics Card Bracket
5
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 graphic card bracket is present in your computer only if you ordered a
double-width graphics card at the time of purchase.
Removing the Graphics Card Bracket
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the two screws that secure the graphics card bracket to the chassis.
4 Lift the graphics card bracket off the chassis.
5 Set the graphics card bracket aside in a secure location.
Graphics Card Bracket
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1
2
1
screws (2)
2
graphics card bracket
Replacing the Graphics Card Bracket
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align the screw holes on the graphics card bracket with the screw holes on
chassis.
3 Replace the two screws that secure the graphics card bracket to the chassis.
4 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
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Wireless Mini-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.
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 your computer).
CAUTION: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective
antistatic packaging (see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the
safety instructions that shipped with your computer).
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards
from sources other than Dell.
If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already
installed.
Your computer supports one half Mini-Card slot for Wireless Local Area
Network (WLAN).
Removing the Mini-Card
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
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2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Disconnect the antenna cable(s) from the Mini-Card.
1
2
3
1
antenna cables (2)
3
clips (2)
2
Mini-Card
4 Release the Mini-Card by pressing the clips on either side of the card.
5 Lift the Mini-Card away from the system-board connector.
CAUTION: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective
antistatic packaging (see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the
safety instructions that shipped with your computer).
Replacing the Mini-Card
CAUTION: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. Use of
excessive force may damage the connectors.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the Mini-Card, ensure that there are no cables or
antenna cables under the Mini-Card.
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1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align the notch on the Mini-Card with the tab in the system-board
connector.
3 Insert the Mini-Card at a 45-degree angle into the system-board
connector.
4 Press the other end of the Mini-Card down until it clicks into place. If you
do not hear the click, remove the Mini-Card and reinstall it.
5 Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the WLAN card you are
installing. The WLAN card has two triangles marked on the label (black
and white):
•
Connect the black cable to the connector marked with a black
triangle.
•
Connect the white cable to the connector marked with a white
triangle.
6 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
7 Reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn
them on.
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PCI Express Cards
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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the screw that secures the card retention bracket.
4 Lift the card retention bracket and set it aside in a secure location.
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1
2
1
screw
2
card retention bracket
Replacing the Card Retention Bracket
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Replace the card retention bracket, ensuring that:
•
The guide clamp is aligned with the guide notch.
•
The top of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the alignment bar.
•
The notch on top of the card or filler bracket fits around the
alignment guide.
3 Replace the screw that secures the card retention bracket.
4 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
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1
2
3
7
6
4
5
1
screw
2
guide clamps (2)
3
card retention bracket
4
alignment bar
5
alignment guide
6
filler bracket
7
guide notches (2)
Removing PCI Express Cards
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
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3 Remove the graphics card bracket, if applicable (see "Removing the
Graphics Card Bracket" on page 31).
4 Remove the card retention bracket (see "Removing the Card Retention
Bracket" on page 37).
5 Disconnect any cables connected to the card, if applicable.
6 Remove the PCI Express card from the card slot:
•
For a PCI Express x1 card, grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it
out of its connector.
•
For a PCI Express x16 card, push the securing tab, grasp the card by its
top corners, and then ease it out of its connector.
5
1
2
4
3
40
1
PCI Express x1 card
2
PCI Express x1 card slot
3
securing tab
4
PCI Express x16 card slot
5
PCI Express x16 card
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7 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 Express Cards
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Prepare the card for installation.
See the documentation that shipped 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 on the system board and press down
firmly. Ensure that the PCI Express card is fully seated in the slot.
4
1
3
2
1
PCI Express x1 card
2
PCI Express x1 card slot
3
PCI Express x16 card slot
4
PCI Express x16 card
4 Replace the card retention bracket (see "Replacing the Card Retention
Bracket" on page 38).
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5 Connect any cables that should be attached to the card.
See the documentation that shipped with 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.
6 Replace the graphics card bracket, if applicable (see "Replacing the
Graphics Card Bracket" on page 32).
7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
8 Reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn
them on.
9 To complete the installation, see "Configuring Your Computer After
Removing or Installing the PCI Express Card" on page 42.
Configuring Your Computer After Removing or
Installing the PCI Express Card
NOTE: For information about the 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.
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Installed
Removed
Sound card
1 Enter system setup (see
1 Enter system setup (see
Network card
1 Enter system setup (see
1 Enter system setup (see
"System Setup Utility" on
page 103)
2 Go to Onboard Audio
Controller and then change
the setting to Disabled.
3 Connect the external audio
devices to the sound card’s
connectors.
"System Setup Utility" on
page 103)
2 Go to Onboard LAN
Controller and then change
the setting to Disabled.
3 Connect the network cable
to the network card’s
connector.
"System Setup Utility" on
page 103)
2 Go to Onboard Audio
Controller and then change
the setting to Enabled.
3 Connect the external audio
devices to the computer’s back
panel connectors.
"System Setup Utility" on
page 103)
2 Go to Onboard LAN
Controller and then change
the setting to Enabled.
3 Connect the network cable to
the integrated network
connector.
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Drives
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.
Hard Drive
Removing the Primary 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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
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 four screws that secure the hard drive to the chassis.
CAUTION: Ensure that you do not scratch the hard drive’s circuit board, while
removing or replacing the hard drive.
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5 Slide the hard drive out towards the back of the computer.
3
2
1
4
1
power cable
2
data cable
3
screws (4)
4
primary hard drive
6 If removing the hard drive changes the drive configuration, ensure that you
reflect these changes in the system setup (see "System Setup Utility" on
page 103).
Removing the Hard Drive Cage
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
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3 Remove the primary hard drive (see "Removing the Primary Hard Drive"
on page 45).
4 Remove the three screws that secure the hard drive cage to the chassis.
5 If applicable, disconnect the power and data cables from the secondary
hard drive (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
6 Slide the hard drive cage towards the back of the chassis.
3
2
1
5
1
power cable
2
data cable
3
screws (3)
4
hard drive cage
5
secondary hard drive
4
Removing the Secondary Hard Drive
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
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2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the primary hard drive (see "Removing the Primary Hard Drive"
on page 45).
4 Remove the hard drive cage (see "Removing the Hard Drive Cage" on
page 46).
5 Remove the four screws that secure the secondary hard drive to the hard
drive cage.
6 Slide the secondary hard drive away from the hard drive cage.
1
2
3
1
screws (4)
3
secondary hard drive
2
hard drive cage
Replacing the Secondary Hard Drive
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
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2 Check the documentation that shipped with the hard drive to verify that it
is configured for your computer.
3 Slide the secondary hard drive into the hard drive cage.
4 Align the screw holes on the secondary hard drive with the screw holes on
the hard drive cage.
5 Replace the four screws that secure the secondary hard drive to the hard
drive cage.
Replacing the Hard Drive Cage
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align the screw holes on the hard drive cage with the screw holes on the
chassis.
3 Replace the three screws that secure the hard drive cage to the chassis.
4 If applicable, connect the power and data cables to the secondary hard
drive (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
Replacing the Primary Hard Drive
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Check the documentation that shipped with the drive to verify that it is
configured for your computer.
3 Slide the primary hard drive into the hard drive cage.
4 Align the screw holes on the primary hard drive with the screw holes on the
chassis.
5 Replace the four screws that secure the primary hard drive to the chassis.
6 Connect the power and data cables to the primary hard drive (see "System
Board Components" on page 10).
7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
8 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn
them on.
9 See the documentation that shipped with the hard drive for instructions
on installing any software required for drive operation.
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10 Check the System Setup for drive configuration changes (see "System
Setup Utility" on page 103).
Optical Drive
Removing the Optical Drive
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the front bezel (see "Removing the Front Bezel" on page 27).
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 chassis.
6 Push and slide the optical drive out through the front of the computer.
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3
4
2
1
1
power cable
2
data cable
3
screws (2)
4
optical drive
7 Set aside the optical drive in a secure location.
Replacing the Optical Drive
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the screw from the old optical drive and insert it in the new
optical drive.
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1
1
screw
3 To install a secondary optical drive, insert a screw driver and twist it to
remove the break-away metal plate.
4 Pull the break-away metal plate away from the chassis.
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1
1
break-away metal plate
5 Gently slide the optical drive into the optical drive bay through the front
of the computer.
6 Align the screw holes on the optical drive with the screw holes on the
chassis.
7 Replace the two screws that secure the optical drive to the chassis.
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8 Connect the power and data cables to the optical drive (see "System Board
Components" on page 10).
9 Replace the front bezel (see "Replacing the Front Bezel" on page 29).
10 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
11 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them
on.
12 See the documentation that shipped with the drive for instructions on
installing any software required for drive operation.
13 Check the System Setup for drive configuration changes (see "System
Setup Utility" on page 103).
Media Card Reader
Removing the Media Card Reader
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the front bezel (see "Removing the Front Bezel" on page 27).
4 Remove the optical drive (see "Removing the Optical Drive" on page 50).
5 Remove the top cover (see "Removing the Top Cover" on page 57).
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
F_USB1 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
8 Slide and lift the Media Card Reader to remove it from the top panel.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
1
Media Card Reader guides (2)
2
slots (2)
3
top panel
4
Media Card Reader
5
screws (2)
6
front panel
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Replacing the Media Card Reader
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
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
F_USB1 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
5 Replace the top cover (see "Replacing the Top Cover" on page 59).
6 Replace the optical drive (see "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 51).
7 Replace the front bezel (see "Replacing the Front Bezel" on page 29).
8 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn
them on.
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the front bezel (see "Removing the Front Bezel" on page 27).
4 Remove the optical drive (see "Removing the Optical Drive" on page 50).
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.
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4
5
3
2
1
1
slots
2
release tab
3
top cover tabs
4
top panel
5
top cover
7 Set the top cover aside in a secure location.
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Replacing the Top Cover
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align the tabs on the top cover with the slots on the top panel.
3 Press and slide the top cover towards the back of the computer, until it
clicks into place.
4 Replace the optical drive (see "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 51).
5 Replace the front bezel (see "Replacing the Front Bezel" on page 29).
6 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
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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: Make note of 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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the front bezel (see "Removing the Front Bezel" on page 27).
4 Remove the optical drive (see "Removing the Optical Drive" on page 50).
5 Remove the top cover (see "Removing the Top Cover" on page 57).
6 Disconnect the top I/O panel cables from the system board connectors,
F_USB3 and F_AUDIO1 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
7 Remove the two screws that secure the top I/O panel to the top panel.
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1
2
3
1
screws (2)
3
top panel
2
top I/O panel
8 Carefully remove the top I/O panel from the top panel.
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Replacing the Top I/O Panel
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align the screw holes on the top I/O panel with the screw holes on 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" on page 10).
5 Replace the top cover (see "Replacing the Top Cover" on page 59).
6 Replace the optical drive (see "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 51).
7 Replace the front bezel (see "Replacing the Front Bezel" on page 29).
8 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them
on.
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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: Make note of 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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the front bezel (see "Removing the Front Bezel" on page 27).
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 connector
F_USB2 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
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.
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3
4
1
2
3
4
66
1
front USB panel clamp slot
2
clamps (2)
3
front USB panel
4
screw
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Replacing the Front USB Panel
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the cable connectors and the cable routing clips,
carefully slide the front USB panel into the front USB panel clamp slot.
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align and slide the front USB panel clamps 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 connector
F_USB2 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
5 Replace the front bezel (see "Replacing the Front Bezel" on page 29).
6 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 18).
7 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the front bezel (see "Removing the Front Bezel" on page 27).
4 Disconnect the Bluetooth assembly cable from the system board
connector F_USB4 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
5 Press in on the tab as shown in the illustration and pull the Bluetooth
assembly away from the front panel.
6 Carefully slide and remove the Bluetooth assembly cable through the slot
in the front panel.
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2
1
3
4
1
Bluetooth assembly
2
Bluetooth assembly tab
3
Bluetooth assembly cable
4
front panel
7 Set the Bluetooth assembly aside in a secure location.
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Replacing the Bluetooth Assembly
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Slide the Bluetooth assembly cable through the slot on the front panel.
3 Align the Bluetooth assembly tab with the Bluetooth assembly slot in the
front panel.
4 Press in on the Bluetooth assembly tab, and push it towards the front panel
until it clicks into place.
5 Connect the Bluetooth assembly cable to the system board connector,
F_USB4 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
6 Replace the front bezel (see "Replacing the Front Bezel" on page 29).
7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
8 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the front bezel (see "Removing the Front Bezel" on page 27).
4 Remove the optical drive (see "Removing the Optical Drive" on page 50).
5 Remove the top cover (see "Removing the Top Cover" on page 57).
6 Disconnect the power button module cable from the system board
connector, F_PANEL (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
7 Press the power button module tabs and lift the power button module to
release it from the top panel.
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1
2
4
3
1
cable
2
power button module
3
slot
4
power button module tabs (4)
8 Set the power button module aside in a secure location.
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Replacing the Power Button Module
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align and push the power button module tabs into the slots on the top
panel.
3 Connect the power button module cable to the system board connector,
F_PANEL (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
4 Replace the top cover (see "Replacing the Top Cover" on page 59).
5 Replace the optical drive (see "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 51).
6 Replace the front bezel (see "Replacing the Front Bezel" on page 29).
7 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
8 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.
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Fans
14
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, as
this could damage the fan.
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Disconnect the chassis fan cable from the system board connector
SYS_FAN1 (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
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.
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2
1
1
screws (4)
2
chassis fan
Replacing the Chassis Fan
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Align the screw holes on the chassis fan with the screw holes on 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 SYS_FAN1
(see "System Board Components" on page 10).
5 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Disconnect the processor fan cable from the system board connector,
CPU_FAN (see "System Board Components" on page 10).
4 Using a flat-blade screwdriver loosen the four captive screws that secure
the processor fan and heat-sink assembly to the system board.
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.
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2
3
80
1
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3
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Replacing the Processor Fan and Heat-Sink Assembly
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13
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 Place the processor fan and heat-sink assembly over the processor.
5 Align the four captive screws on the processor fan and heat-sink assembly
with the screw holes on the system board.
6 Tighten the four captive screws that secure the processor fan and heat-sink
assembly to the system board.
NOTE: Ensure that the processor fan and heat-sink assembly is correctly seated
and secure.
7 Connect the processor fan cable to the system board connector, CPU_FAN
(see "System Board Components" on page 10).
8 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them
on.
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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 equipment 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 information, see the Setup Guide.
Removing the Processor
1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
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" on page 79).
NOTE: Unless a new heat-sink is required for the new processor, reuse the original
heat-sink assembly when you replace the processor.
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4 Press the release lever down and then pull it outwards to release it from the
tab that secures it.
5 Extend the release lever completely to open the processor cover.
3
1
1
2
processor cover
2
tab
3
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.
2
1
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processor
2
socket
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" on page 13.
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 alignment notches on the processor with the alignment tabs 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.
Set the processor lightly in the socket and ensure that the processor is
positioned correctly.
4
5
1
2
3
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socket
2
processor
4
alignment
notches (2)
5
processor pin-1
indicator
3
alignment tabs (2)
CAUTION: Ensure that the processor cover notch is positioned underneath the
alignment post.
6 When the processor is fully seated in the socket, close the processor cover.
7 Pivot the release lever down and place it under the tab on the processor
cover.
4
3
5
2
1
1 alignment post
2 processor cover
4 processor
5 processor cover notch
3 release lever
8 Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat-sink.
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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.
9 Apply the new thermal grease to the top of the processor.
10 Replace the processor fan and heat-sink assembly (see "Replacing the
Processor Fan and Heat-Sink Assembly" on page 81).
CAUTION: Ensure that the processor fan and heat-sink assembly is correctly
seated and secure.
11 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
12 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
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Coin-Cell 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 Coin-Cell Battery
1 Record all the screens in system setup (see "System Setup Utility" on
page 103) so that you can restore the correct settings after the new coincell battery has been installed.
2 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
3 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
4 Locate the battery socket on the system board (see "System Board
Components" on page 10).
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 Press the battery-release lever to remove the coin-cell battery.
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3
1
2
1
battery-release lever
3
battery socket
2
coin-cell battery
6 Set aside the battery in a secure location.
Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13
2 Insert the new coin-cell battery (CR2032) into the socket with the side
labeled "+" facing up, and press the coin-cell battery into place.
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2
1
coin-cell battery
2
battery socket
3 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
4 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn
them on.
5 Enter system setup (see "System Setup Utility" on page 103) and restore
the settings you recorded in step 1.
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Disconnect the DC power cables from the system board and the drives
(see "System Board Components" on page 10).
4 Remove the four screws that secure the power supply to the chassis.
5 Press the power supply clamps to release the power supply from the
chassis.
6 Slide and lift the power supply away from the chassis.
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2
1
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3
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Replacing the Power Supply
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Slide the power supply towards the back of the chassis.
3 Align the screw holes on the power supply with the screw holes on 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.
4 Replace the four screws that secure the power supply to the chassis.
5 Connect the DC power cables to the system board and drives (see "System
Board Components" on page 10).
6 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
7 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them
on.
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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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Remove the Mini-Card, if applicable (see "Removing the Mini-Card" on
page 33).
4 Remove any PCI Express cards, if applicable (see "Removing PCI Express
Cards" on page 39).
5 Remove the processor fan and heat-sink assembly (see "Removing the
Processor Fan and Heat-Sink Assembly" on page 79).
6 Remove the processor (see "Removing the Processor" on page 83).
7 Remove the memory modules (see "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on
page 21) 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.
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8 Disconnect all cables connected to the system board (see "System Board
Components" on page 10). Note the routing of all cables as you remove
them so that you can re-route them correctly after installing the new
system board.
9 Remove the eight screws that secure the system board to the chassis.
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10 Lift the system board up and out of the chassis.
11 Compare the system board that you 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 instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Gently place 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" on page 10).
5 Replace the processor (see "Replacing the Processor" on page 85).
6 Replace the processor fan and the heat-sink assembly (see "Replacing the
Processor Fan and Heat-Sink Assembly" on page 81).
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)" on
page 22).
8 Replace any PCI Express cards, if applicable (see "Replacing PCI Express
Cards" on page 41).
9 Replace the Mini-Card, if applicable (see "Replacing the Mini-Card" on
page 34).
10 Replace the computer cover (see "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
11 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.
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12 Flash the system BIOS, as needed.
NOTE: For information on flashing the system BIOS, see "Flashing the BIOS"
on page 115.
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Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Press <F2> during POST to enter the system setup program.
3 From the main tab enter the service tag in the Set Service Tag field.
NOTE: Set Service Tag field allows you to enter the service tag manually only
when the service tag is absent.
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System Setup Utility
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Overview
Use the system setup utility 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
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 Utility
1 Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2 When the 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, and then press <F2>. If you
press <F2> before the F2 prompt, 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" on page 13) 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 setup item, active help screen, and key functions.
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Setup Item — This field appears
on the left side of the system setup
window. The field is a scrollable list
containing 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 Help
Screen displays more information
about that option and available
settings.
Help Screen — This field appears on
the right side of the system setup
window and contains information
about each option listed in the Setup
Item. In this field you can view
information about your computer and
make changes to your current settings.
Press the up-arrow and down-arrow
keys to highlight an option. Press
<Enter> to make that selection
active and return to the Setup Item.
NOTE: Not all settings listed in the Setup
Item are changeable.
Key Functions — This field appears below the Help Screen and lists keys
and their functions within the active system setup field.
System Setup Options
NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this
section may appear, or may not appear exactly as listed.
Main
System Information
Displays the system name
BIOS Version
Displays the BIOS version number
System Date
Displays the current date in mm/dd/yyyy
format
System Time
Displays the current time in hh:mm:ss
format
Service Tag
Displays the service tag of the computer
when the service tag is present
Displays a field to input the service tag
manually when the service tag is absent
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Asset Tag
Displays the asset tag of the computer
when the asset tag is present
Processor Information
Processor Type
Displays the processor information
L2 Cache
Displays the L2 cache size
L3 Cache
Displays the L3 cache size
Memory Information
Memory Installed
Indicates the amount of memory installed
in MB
Memory Speed
Indicates the memory speed in MHz
Memory Technology
Indicates the type of installed memory
Memory Channel
Indicates single channel or dual channel
mode
Device Information
SATA 0
Displays the SATA drive connected to the
SATA 0 connector
SATA 1
Displays the SATA drive connected to the
SATA 1 connector
SATA 2
Displays the SATA drive connected to the
SATA 2 connector
SATA 3
Displays the SATA drive connected to the
SATA 3 connector
ESATA
Displays the ESATA drive connected to
the computer
Advanced
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CPU Configuration
• Hyper-threading — Enabled or
Disabled (Enabled by default)
• Active Processor Cores — All; 1; 2; 3
(All by default)
• Limit CPUID Value — Enabled or
Disabled (Disabled by default)
• CPU XD Support — Enabled or
Disabled (Enabled by default)
• Intel Virtualization Technology —
Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by
default)
• Intel SpeedStep — Enabled or Disabled
(Enabled by default)
• Intel Turbo Boost Technology —
Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by
default)
• CPU C6 Report — Enabled or Disabled
(Enabled by default)
Graphics Configuration
• Intel Multiple Monitor Feature —
Enabled or Disabled (Disabled by
default)
System Configuration
• Onboard Audio Controller — Enabled
or Disabled (Enabled by default)
• Onboard LAN Controller — Enabled or
Disabled (Enabled by default)
• Onboard LAN Boot ROM — Enabled
or Disabled (Disabled by default)
• SATA Mode — AHCI; RAID (AHCI by
default)
• ESATA Port — Enabled or Disabled
(Enabled by default)
• USB Controller — Enabled or Disabled
(Enabled by default)
• Onboard Card Reader — Enabled or
Disabled (Enabled by default)
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Power Management
• Restore AC Power Loss — Power Off;
Power On; Last State (Power Off by
default)
• Wake on LAN from S4/S5 — Enabled
or Disabled (Enabled by default)
• USB Powershare in S4/S5 State —
Enabled or Disabled (Disabled by
default)
• USB Powershare in Sleep State —
Normal; Enhanced (Normal by default)
• Resume by PS/2 Devices — Enabled or
Disabled (Enabled by default)
• Auto Power On — Enabled or Disabled
(Disabled by default)
• Auto Power On Date — 0 to 31, 0 for
everyday (15 by default)
• Auto Power On Hour — 0 to 23 (12 by
default)
• Auto Power On Minute — 0 to 59 (30
by default)
• Auto Power On Second — 0 to 59 (30
by default)
Post Behavior
• Bootup NumLock State — On; Off (On
by default)
• Keyboard Error Report — Enabled;
Disabled (Enabled by default)
Security
Admin Password
Allows to set, change, or delete the
administrator password
NOTE: Deleting the administrator
password will delete the system password.
Hence, the administrator password must
be set before setting the system password.
System Password
Allows to set, change, or delete the
system password
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Boot Menu Security
Enabled or Disabled
User must enter Admin Password to
access the F12 Boot Menu when this
setting is enabled (Disabled by default)
Boot
1st Boot Priority
Specifies the boot sequence from the
available devices
Hard Disk; CD/DVD; Network; USB
Floppy; USB Hard Disk; USB CD/DVD;
Disabled (Hard Disk by default)
2nd Boot Priority
Specifies the boot sequence from the
available devices
Hard Disk; CD/DVD; Network; USB
Floppy; USB Hard Disk; USB CD/DVD;
Disabled (CD/DVD Drive by default)
3rd Boot Priority
Specifies the boot sequence from the
available devices
Hard Disk; CD/DVD; Network; USB
Floppy; USB Hard Disk; USB CD/DVD;
Disabled (USB Floppy by default)
4th Boot Priority
Specifies the boot sequence from the
available devices
Hard Disk; CD/DVD; Network; USB
Floppy; USB Hard Disk; USB CD/DVD;
Disabled (Network by default)
5th Boot Priority
Specifies the boot sequence from the
available devices
Hard Disk; CD/DVD; Network; USB
Floppy; USB Hard Disk; USB CD/DVD;
Disabled (USB Hard Disk by default)
6th Boot Priority
Exit
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Floppy; USB Hard Disk; USB CD/DVD;
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Exit options
Provides options to Save Changes and
Reset, Discard Changes and Reset, and
Load Defaults
Boot Sequence
This feature allows you to change the boot sequence for devices.
Boot Options
•
USB Floppy — The computer attempts to boot from the USB floppy disk
drive. If no operating system is on the floppy disk, the computer generates
an error message.
•
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.
•
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive — The computer attempts to boot from the
CD/DVD/CD-RW drive. If no CD/DVD/CD-RW is in the drive, or if the
CD/DVD/CD-RW has no operating system, the computer generates an
error message.
•
USB Storage Device — Insert the memory device into a USB connector
and restart the computer. When F12 Boot Options appears in the
lower-right corner of 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.
•
Network — The computer attempts to boot from the network. If no
operating system is found on the network, the computer generates an error
message.
NOTE: To boot from the network, ensure that onboard LAN boot ROM option is
enabled in the system setup (see "System Setup Utility" on page 103).
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/CD-RW drive to run the Dell Diagnostics from the
Drivers and Utilities disc. On completion of diagnostic tests, the previous
boot sequence is restored.
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1 If you are booting from a USB device, connect the USB device to a USB
connector.
2 Turn on (or restart) your computer.
3 When F2 Setup, F12 Boot Options appears in the lower-right
corner of the screen, press <F12>.
NOTE: 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.
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
Storage 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 utility (see "Entering System Setup Utility" on
page 103).
2 Use the arrow keys to highlight the Boot 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 your computer.
WARNING: The computer must be disconnected from the electrical outlet to
clear the password setting.
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.
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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 your computer).
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Locate the 3-pin password reset jumper (PSWD) on the system board.
(see "System Board Components" on page 10).
4 Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1 and 2.
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5 Turn on the computer 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" on
page 18).
9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.
Clearing CMOS Passwords
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 password setting.
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: 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 your computer).
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 13.
2 Remove the computer cover (see "Removing the Computer Cover" on
page 17).
3 Locate the 3-pin CMOS reset jumper (RTCRST) on the system board (see
"System Board Components" on page 10).
4 Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1 and 2.
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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 "Replacing the Computer Cover" on
page 18).
8 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets and turn them on.
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Flashing the BIOS
The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing
the system board. To flash the BIOS:
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads.
3 Locate the BIOS update file for your computer.
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located on a label on the top of
your computer.
If you have your computer’s Service Tag:
a
Click Enter a Tag.
b
Enter your computer’s Service Tag in the Enter a service tag field,
click Go, and proceed to step 4.
If you do not have your computer’s Service Tag:
a
Select the type of product in the Select Your Product Family list.
b
Select the product brand in the Select Your Product Line list.
c
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.
d
Click Confirm.
4 A list of results appear on the screen. Click BIOS.
5 Click Download Now to download the latest BIOS file. The File
Download window appears.
6 Click Save to save the file on your desktop. The file downloads to your
desktop.
7 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.
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8 Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions that
appear on the screen.
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