Dell 110L Laptop User Manual

Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Before You Begin
Battery
Keyboard
Palm Rest
Speakers
Hard Drive
Memory Module
Palm Rest Bracket
LED Board
Processor Fan
Internal Card With Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Coin-Cell Battery
Wireless Mini-Card(s)
Processor Heat Sink
Memory and Processor Board
I/O Board
AC Adapter Connector
Display
Camera Board
System Board
Flashing the BIOS
Comprehensive Specifications
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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under license; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, a n d Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries; Intel, Celeron, and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and 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
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Regulatory Model P03T series; Regulatory Type: P03T001
August 2009 Rev. A00
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AC Adapter Connector
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the AC Adapter Connector
Replacing the AC Adapter Connector
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the AC Adapter Connector
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the I/O board (see Removing the I/O Board).
10.
Disconnect the antenna cables from the WWAN card, if applicable (see Removing the WWAN Card).
11.
Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN card, if applicable (see Removing the WLAN Card).
12.
Make note of the cable routing and carefully dislodge the Mini-Card antenna cables from the routing guides.
13.
Disconnect the AC adapter connector cable from the system board connector.
14.
Lift the AC adapter connector off the computer base.
1
AC adapter connector
2
system board connector
Replacing the AC Adapter Connector
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the AC adapter connector on the system board.
3.
Connect the AC adapter connector cable to the system board connector.
4.
Route the Mini-Card antenna cables through the routing guides.
5.
Connect the antenna cables to the WWAN card, if applicable (see Replacing the WWAN Card).
6.
Connect the antenna cables to the WLAN card, if applicable (see Replacing the WLAN Card).
7.
Replace the I/O board (see Replacing the I/O Board).
8.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
10.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
11.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
12.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
13.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
14.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Before You Begin
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Recommended Tools
Turning Off Your Computer
Before Working Inside Your Computer
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 Before Working Inside Your Computer.
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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 the reverse order.
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
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Small flat-blade screwdriver
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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 the operating system; click Start
, click the arrow
, and then click Shut Down.
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.
Before Working Inside Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help to ensure your own personal safety.
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: 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: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal
mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: 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.
Press and eject any installed cards from the Memory Card Reader.
5.
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
6.
Disconnect all attached devices from your computer.
CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
7.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
8.
Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and press the power button to ground the system board.
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Flashing the BIOS
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual 1.
Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached.
2.
Turn on the computer.
3.
Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com.
4.
Click Drivers & Downloads® Select Model.
5.
Select the type of product in the Select Your Product Family list.
6.
Select the product brand in the Select Your Product Line list.
7.
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.
8.
Click Confirm.
9.
A list of results appear on the screen. Click BIOS.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Click Download Now to download the latest BIOS file.
The File Download window appears.
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 that appear on the screen.
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Internal Card With Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Bluetooth Card
Replacing the Bluetooth 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
If you ordered a card with Bluetooth® wireless technology with your computer, it is already installed.
Removing the Bluetooth Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the screw that secures the Bluetooth card to the system board.
10.
Lift the Bluetooth card to disconnect it from the system board connector.
1
screw
2
Bluetooth card
Replacing the Bluetooth Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the connector on the Bluetooth card with the connector on the system board and press gently.
3.
Replace the screw that secures the Bluetooth card to the system board.
4.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
5.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
6.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
7.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
8.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
9.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
10.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Camera Board
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Camera Board
Replacing the Camera 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Camera Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).
10.
Remove the hinge caps (see Removing the Hinge Caps).
11.
Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel).
12.
Remove the display panel (see Removing the Display Panel).
13.
Disconnect the camera cable from the connector on the camera board.
14.
Lift the camera board off the display back cover.
1
camera cable connector
2
camera board
Replacing the Camera Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Replace the camera board on the display cover.
3.
Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera board.
4.
Replace the display panel (see Replacing the Display Panel).
5.
Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel).
6.
Replace the hinge caps (see Replacing the Hinge Caps).
7.
Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).
8.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Replacing the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
10.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
11.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
12.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
13.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
14.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Comprehensive Specifications
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual This document provides information that you may need when setting up, updating drivers for, and upgrading your computer.
NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start
the option to view information about your computer.
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Processor
Type
Intel® Celeron®
Intel Pentium®
External bus frequency
800 MHz
L2 cache
1 MB or 2 MB
Memory
Connectors
one internally-accessible SO-DIMM socket
Memory type
800 MHz DDR2
Memory configuration possible
1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB
Computer Information
System chipset
Intel GS45
Data bus width
64 bits
DRAM bus width
single channel 64-bit buses
Processor address bus width
32 bits
Flash EPROM
1 MB
Communications
Network adapter
10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board
Wireless
internal WLAN Mini-Card with WiFi
Optional WWAN and Bluetooth® Mini-Cards
Video
UMA:
Video type
integrated on system board
Video controller
integrated Intel GS45 UMA
Video memory
dynamic based on system memory capacity
LCD interface
Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS)
Audio
Audio type
4 channel High Definition audio
Audio controller
Realtek ALC272
Internal interface
Intel High Definition audio
Speaker
two 1.0 watt speakers
Ports and Connectors
Audio
one microphone connector, one mono headphone/stereo speaker connector
Mini-Card
one full size Mini-Card slot and one half size Mini-Card slot, supports dual interface
Network adapter
one RJ45 connector
USB
two 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors
one 4-pin power USB 2.0-compliant connector
HDMI
one HDMI connector
Display
Type
11.6-inch HD+ WLED with TrueLife
Dimensions:
Height
144 mm (5.7 inches)
Width
256.12 mm (10.1 inches)
Diagonal
293.83 mm (11.6 inches)
Maximum resolution
1366 x 768 at 262 K colors
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Operating angle
0° (closed) to 135°
Luminance
180 min. 200 typ. cd/m²
Viewing Angles:
Horizontal
±40° min
Vertical
+15°/–30° min
Pixel pitch
0.1875 x 0.1875 mm
Controls
brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts (for more information, see the Dell Technology Guide on
your hard drive or at support.dell.com)
Keyboard (Backlit)
Number of keys
86 (US); 87 (UK/Brazil); 90 (Japan)
Layout
QWERTY
Camera
Pixel
1.3 megapixel
Video resolution
640 x 480 at 30 fps (maximum)
Diagonal viewing angle
66°
Touch Pad
X/Y position resolution (graphics table
mode)
240 cpi
Size:
Width
84.45 mm (3.32 inches) sensor-active area
Height
41.6 mm (1.64 inches) rectangle
Battery
Type
3-cell lithium ion
6-cell lithium ion
Attributes
3-cell
6-cell
Depth
23.1 mm (0.91 inches)
45.62 mm (1.80 inches)
Height
39.04 mm (1.54 inches)
45.7 mm (1.80 inches)
Width
204.14 mm (8.04 inches)
214.0 mm (8.42 inches)
Weight
0.165 kg (0.36 lb)
0.350 kg (0.77 lb)
Voltage
11.1 VDC
11.1 VDC
Charge time when the computer is off
(approximate)
3.0 hours (3-cell)
4.0 hours (6-cell)
Operating time
Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions and can be significantly reduced under certain
power-intensive conditions.
For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide on your hard drive or at support.dell.com.
Life span (approximate)
300 discharge/charge cycles
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Coin-cell battery
CR-2032
AC Adapter
Input voltage
100–240 VAC
Input current (maximum)
1.5 A
Input frequency
50–60 Hz
Output power
65 W
Output current
3.34 A (continuous)
Rated output voltage
19.5 ± 1 VDC
Dimensions:
Height
16 mm (0.63 inches)
Width
66 mm (2.6 inches)
Length
127 mm (5 inches)
Weight (without cables)
0.25 kg (0.55 lbs)
Temperature ranges:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–30° to 65°C (–22° to 149°F)
Physical
Height
16.4 mm to 25.8 mm (0.64 inches to 1.01 inches)
Width
292 mm (11.49 inches)
Depth
214 mm (8.42 inches)
Weight (with 3-cell battery):
Configurable to less than
1.35 kg (2.98 lbs)
Computer Environment
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10% to 90% (noncondensing)
Storage
5% to 90% (noncondensing)
Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment):
Operating
0.66 GRMS
Non-Operating
1.3 GRMS
Maximum shock (for operating: measured with Dell Diagnostics running on the hard drive and a 2-ms half-sine pulse; for non-operating: measured with hard drive
in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse):
Operating
110 GRMS
Non-Operating
160 GRMS
Altitude (maximum):
Operating
–15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
Airborne contaminant level
G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985
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Memory and Processor Board
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Memory and Processor Board
Replacing the Memory and Processor 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Memory and Processor Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink).
CAUTION: When the memory and processor board is removed from the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging (see "Protecting
Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions that shipped with your computer).
10.
Remove the four screws that secure the memory and processor board to the computer base.
11.
Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on either side of the memory and processor board connector until the board pops up.
1
screws (4)
2
memory and processor board connector
3
securing clips (2)
4
memory and processor board
12.
Lift the memory and processor board off the system board.
Replacing the Memory and Processor Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the notch in the memory and processor board with the tab in the connector.
3.
Slide the memory and processor board firmly into the slot at a 30-degree angle, and press the memory and processor board down until it clicks into
place. If you do not hear the click, remove the memory and processor board and reinstall it.
4.
Replace the four screws that secure the memory and processor board to the system board.
5.
Replace the processor heat sink (see Replacing the Processor Heat Sink).
6.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
7.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
8.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
9.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
10.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
11.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
12.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Processor Heat Sink
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Processor Heat Sink
Replacing the Processor Heat Sink
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: If you remove the processor heat sink from the computer when the heat sink is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the heat sink.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Processor Heat Sink
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
In sequential order (indicated on the processor heat sink), loosen the four captive screws that secure the processor heat sink to the system board.
1
captive screws (4)
2
processor heat sink
CAUTION: To ensure maximum cooling for the processor, do not touch the heat transfer areas on the processor heat sink assembly. The oils in
your skin can reduce the heat transfer capability of the thermal pads.
10.
Lift the processor heat sink off the system board.
Replacing the Processor Heat Sink
NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have already removed the processor heat sink and are ready to replace it.
NOTE: The original thermal pad can be reused if the original heat sink is replaced. If the heat sink is replaced, use the thermal pad provided in the kit to
ensure that thermal conductivity is achieved.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the processor heat sink on the system board.
3.
Align the four captive screws on the processor heat sink with the screw holes on the system board and tighten the screws in sequential order (indicated
on the processor heat sink).
4.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
5.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
6.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
7.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
8.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
9.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
10.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Display
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Display Assembly
Hinge Caps
Display Bezel
Display Panel Brackets
Display 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Display Assembly
Removing the Display Assembly
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the I/O board (see Removing the I/O Board).
10.
Disconnect the antenna cables from the WWAN card, if applicable (see Removing the WWAN Card).
11.
Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN card, if applicable (see Removing the WLAN Card).
12.
Make note of the cable routing and carefully dislodge the Mini-Card antenna cables from the routing guides.
13.
Disconnect the display cable and the camera cable from the system board connectors.
1
camera cable connector
3
Mini-Card antenna cables
14.
display cable connector
Remove the two screws (one on each side) that secure the display assembly to the computer base.
1
display assembly
15.
2
2
screws (2)
Lift the display assembly off the computer.
Replacing the Display Assembly
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the display assembly in position and replace the two screws (one on each side) that secure the display assembly to the computer base.
3.
Route the Mini-Card antenna cables through the routing guides.
4.
Connect the antenna cables to the WWAN card, if applicable (see Replacing the WWAN Card).
5.
Connect the antenna cables to the WLAN card, if applicable (see Replacing the WLAN Card).
6.
Connect the display cable and the camera cable to the system board connectors.
7.
Replace the I/O board (see Replacing the I/O Board).
8.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
10.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
11.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
12.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
13.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
14.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
Hinge Caps
Removing the Hinge Caps
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).
3.
Press both sides of each hinge cap and lift the hinge caps out.
1
hinge caps (2)
Replacing the Hinge Caps
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the hinge caps on the hinges and push them in.
3.
Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
Display Bezel
Removing the Display Bezel
CAUTION: The display bezel is extremely fragile. Be careful when removing it to prevent damaging the bezel.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).
3.
Remove the hinge caps (see Removing the Hinge Caps).
4.
Remove the two rubber pads (one on either side) covering the screws on the display bezel.
5.
Remove the two screws that secure the display bezel to the display back cover.
6.
Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel.
7.
Remove the display bezel.
1
display bezel
3
screws (2)
2
rubber pads (2)
Replacing the Display Bezel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the display bezel over the display panel, and gently snap into place.
3.
Replace the two screws that secure the display bezel to the display back cover.
4.
Replace the two rubber pads (one on either side) over the display bezel screws.
5.
Replace the hinge caps (see Replacing the Hinge Caps).
6.
Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
Display Panel Brackets
Removing the Display Panel Brackets
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).
3.
Remove the hinge caps (see Removing the Hinge Caps).
4.
Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel).
5.
Remove the four screws (two on each bracket) that secure the display panel brackets to the display back cover.
6.
Lift the display panel brackets off the display panel.
1
screws (4)
2
display panel brackets (2)
Replacing the Display Panel Brackets
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Replace the display panel brackets.
3.
Replace the four screws (two on each bracket) that secure the display panel brackets to the display back cover.
4.
Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel).
5.
Replace the hinge caps (see Replacing the Hinge Caps).
6.
Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
Display Panel
Removing the Display Panel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).
3.
Remove the hinge caps (see Removing the Hinge Caps).
4.
Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel).
5.
Remove the display panel brackets (see Removing the Display Panel Brackets).
6.
Turn the display panel over, as shown in the illustration.
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display panel
7.
8.
Peel the pull-tab on the display cable and lift the pull-tab to disconnect the display cable from the display cable connector.
1
display cable connector
2
pull-tab
3
display back cover
4
display panel
Lift the display panel off the display back cover.
Replacing the Display Panel
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Connect the display cable to the display cable connector on the display panel.
3.
Align the display panel with the display back cover.
4.
Replace the display panel brackets (see Replacing the Display Panel Brackets).
5.
Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel).
6.
Replace the hinge caps (see Replacing the Hinge Caps).
7.
Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Processor Fan
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Processor Fan
Replacing the Processor Fan
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Processor Fan
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the screw that secures the processor fan to the computer base.
10.
Disconnect the processor fan cable from the system board connector.
1
processor fan cable connector
3
screw
11.
2
processor fan
Lift the processor fan, along with the cable, off the system board.
Replacing the Processor Fan
NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have already removed the processor fan and are ready to replace it.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the processor fan on the system board.
3.
Replace the screw that secures the processor fan to the computer base.
4.
Connect the processor fan cable to the system board connector.
5.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
6.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
7.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
8.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
9.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
10.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
11.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Hard Drive
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Hard Drive
Replacing the Hard Drive
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: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.
CAUTION: 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 prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer) before removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard
drive while the computer is On or in Sleep state.
CAUTION: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.
CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.
NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard
drive (see the Dell Technology Guide).
Removing the Hard Drive
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the three screws that secure the hard drive assembly to the computer base.
5.
Pull the pull-tab on the hard drive bracket towards the right to disconnect the hard drive assembly from the interposer.
1
screws (3)
3
hard drive assembly
2
pull-tab
CAUTION: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging (see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge"
in the safety instructions that shipped with your computer).
6.
Pull the pull-tab on the hard drive bracket to lift the hard drive assembly at an angle and out of the hard drive compartment as shown in the illustration.
1
pull-tab
7.
1
2
hard drive assembly
Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive and remove the hard drive bracket.
screws (4)
2
hard drive bracket
Replacing the Hard Drive
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the new hard drive from its packaging. Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive.
3.
Replace the hard drive bracket and the four screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive.
4.
Place the hard drive assembly in the hard drive compartment.
5.
Push the hard drive assembly towards the left until it is fully connected to the interposer.
6.
Replace the three screws that secure the hard drive assembly to the computer base.
7.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
8.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
9.
10.
Install the operating system for your computer, as needed. See "Restoring Your Operating System" in the Setup Guide.
Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed. See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in the Dell Technology Guide.
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Keyboard
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Keyboard
Replacing the Keyboard
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Keyboard
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the three screws that secure the keyboard to the computer base.
CAUTION: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the
keyboard.
CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel.
4.
5.
Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
Pry out the left side of the keyboard by using a plastic scribe. Gently release the left side of the keyboard and then the right side until it comes out from
the palm rest bracket.
6.
Ease the keyboard up until the keyboard cable connector is visible.
7.
Without pulling hard on the keyboard, hold it towards the display.
8.
Lift the connector latch and pull the pull-tab on the keyboard cable to disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board connector.
9.
Lift the keyboard off the palm rest bracket.
1
keyboard
2
tabs (5)
3
keyboard cable
4
pull-tab
5
connector latch
Replacing the Keyboard
1.
2.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
Slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board. Press down on the connector latch to secure the keyboard cable to the system board
connector.
3.
Align the tabs on the keyboard with the slots on the palm rest bracket and gently press the keyboard to snap it into place.
4.
Turn the computer over and replace the three screws that secure the keyboard to the computer base.
5.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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LED Board
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the LED Board
Replacing the LED 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the LED Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Disconnect the LED board cable from the system board connector.
10.
Remove the screw that secures the LED board to the computer base.
11.
Lift the LED board off the computer base.
1
screw
3
system board connector
2
LED board
Replacing the LED Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the LED board on the computer base.
3.
Replace the screw that secures the LED board to the computer base.
4.
Connect the LED board cable to the system board connector.
5.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
6.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
7.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
8.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
9.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
10.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
11.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Memory Module
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Memory Module
Replacing the Memory 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.
Removing the Memory Module
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips.
4.
Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the memory module pops up.
5.
Remove the memory module from the memory module connector.
1
memory module connector
3
memory module
2
securing clips (2)
Replacing the Memory Module
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the notch in the memory module with the tab in the memory module connector.
3.
Slide the memory module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and press the memory module down until it clicks into place. If you do not hear the
click, remove the memory module and reinstall it.
NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot.
1
memory module connector
3
notch
4.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
5.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
2
tab
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
6.
Turn on the computer.
To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start
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Wireless Mini-Card(s)
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual WWAN Card
WLAN 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell.
If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed.
Your computer supports two Mini-Card slots – one full size and one half size.
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one half Mini-Card slot – for WLAN
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one full Mini-Card slot – for WWAN
NOTE: Depending on the configuration of the computer when it was sold, the Mini-Card slot may not have a Mini-Card installed.
WWAN Card
Removing the WWAN Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Disconnect the antenna cables from the WWAN card.
1 WWAN card 2 screw
3 antenna cables (2)
5.
Remove the screw that secures the WWAN card to the system board.
6.
Lift the WWAN card out of the system board connector.
Replacing the WWAN Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the new WWAN card from its packaging.
CAUTION: Use firm and even pressure to slide the card into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector.
3.
Insert the WWAN card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system board connector.
4.
Press the other end of the WWAN card down on the system board.
5.
Replace the screw that secures the WWAN card to the system board.
6.
Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the WWAN card you are installing. The following table provides the antenna cable color scheme for the
WWAN card supported by your computer.
Connectors on the Mini-Card
Antenna Cable Color Scheme
WWAN (2 antenna cables)
Main WWAN (white triangle)
white with gray stripe
Auxiliary WWAN (black triangle) black with gray stripe
7.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
8.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
9.
Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide.
NOTE: If you are installing a communication card from a source other than Dell, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. For more generic
driver information, see the Dell Technology Guide.
WLAN Card
Removing the WLAN Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN card.
1 WLAN card 2 screw
3 antenna cables (2)
10.
Remove the screw that secures the WLAN card to the system board.
11.
Lift the WLAN card out of the system board connector.
CAUTION: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. For more information, see "Protecting Against
Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety information that shipped with your computer.
Replacing the WLAN Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the new WLAN card from its packaging.
CAUTION: Use firm and even pressure to slide the card into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector.
3.
Insert the WLAN card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system board connector.
4.
Press the other end of the WLAN card down on the system board.
5.
Replace the screw that secures the WLAN card to the system board.
6.
Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the WLAN card you are installing. The following table provides the antenna cable color scheme for the WLAN
card supported by your computer.
Connectors on the Mini-Card
Antenna Cable Color Scheme
WLAN (2 antenna cables)
Main WLAN (white triangle)
white
Auxiliary WLAN (black triangle) black
7.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
8.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
9.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
10.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
11.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
12.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
13.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
14.
Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide.
NOTE: If you are installing a communication card from a source other than Dell, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. For more generic
driver information, see the Dell Technology Guide.
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Palm Rest
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Palm Rest
Replacing the Palm Rest
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Palm Rest
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the two screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base.
CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest from the palm rest bracket to avoid damage to the palm rest.
4.
Turn the computer over and starting at the right side or left side of the palm rest, use your fingers or a flat-blade screwdriver to separate the palm rest
from the palm rest bracket.
1
palm rest
5.
Turn the palm rest over the keyboard to access the touch pad cable connector.
6.
Release the connector latch that secures the touch pad cable.
7.
Pull the pull-tab on the touch pad cable to disconnect the touch pad cable from the touch pad cable connector.
8.
Lift the palm rest off the computer.
1
touch pad cable connector
2
connector latch
3
pull-tab
4
touch pad cable
5
palm rest bracket
Replacing the Palm Rest
1.
2.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
Slide the touch pad cable into the touch pad cable connector. Gently push back the connector latch to secure the touch pad cable to the touch pad cable
connector.
3.
Align the palm rest on the palm rest bracket and gently snap the palm rest into place.
4.
Turn the computer over and replace the two screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base.
5.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Palm Rest Bracket
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Palm Rest Bracket
Replacing the Palm Rest 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Palm Rest Bracket
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Remove the speakers (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Turn the computer over and remove the four screws from the computer base.
8.
Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and remove the four screws that secure the palm rest bracket to the computer base.
9.
Disconnect the power button cable from the system board connector.
1
power button cable
2
screws (4)
3
palm rest bracket
10.
Lift the palm rest bracket off the computer base.
Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket
1.
Follow the procedure in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the palm rest bracket on the computer base.
3.
Replace the four screws that secure the palm rest bracket to the computer base.
4.
Connect the power button cable to the system board connector.
5.
Turn the computer over and replace the four screws that secure the palm rest bracket to the computer base.
6.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
7.
Replace the speakers (see Replacing the Speakers).
8.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
9.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
10.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Battery
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the
computer.
Removing the Battery
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Turn the computer over.
3.
Slide the battery lock latch and the battery release latch to the unlock position.
4.
Pull the battery up and out of the battery bay.
1
battery release latch
3
battery lock latch
2
battery
Replacing the Battery
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for
other Dell computers.
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the slots on the battery with the tabs in the battery bay.
3.
Push the battery in place till it snaps into place.
4.
Slide the battery lock latch to the lock position.
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Coin-Cell Battery
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
Replacing the 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the Bluetooth card (see Removing the Bluetooth Card).
10.
Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board connector.
11.
The coin-cell battery is glued to the system board. Using a plastic scribe pry the coin-cell battery from the system board.
1
coin-cell battery
2
system board connector
Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Use the adhesive on the coin-cell battery and adhere it to the system board.
3.
Connect the coin-cell battery cable to the system board connector.
4.
Replace the Bluetooth card (see Replacing the Bluetooth Card).
5.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
6.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
7.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
8.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
9.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
10.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
11.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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I/O Board
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the I/O Board
Replacing the I/O 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.
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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the I/O Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
1
I/O board cable
2
I/O board cable connector
3
screw
4
I/O board
9.
Remove the screw that secures the I/O board to the computer base.
10.
Disconnect the I/O board cable from the I/O board cable connector.
11.
Lift the I/O board out of the computer base.
Replacing the I/O Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Align the connectors on the I/O board with the slots on the computer base.
3.
Replace the screw that secures the I/O board to the computer base.
4.
Connect the I/O board cable to the I/O board cable connector.
5.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
6.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
7.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
8.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
9.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
10.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
11.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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Speakers
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the Speakers
Replacing the Speakers
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the Speakers
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
4.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board.
5.
Make note of the cable routing and carefully dislodge the speaker cables from the routing guides.
6.
Remove the four screws (two on each side) that secure the speakers to the palm rest bracket.
1
screws (4)
2
palm rest bracket
3
speakers (2)
4
speaker cable connector
7.
Lift the speakers off the palm rest bracket.
Replacing the Speakers
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the speakers on the palm rest bracket.
3.
Replace the four screws (two on each side) that secure the speakers to the palm rest bracket.
4.
Route the speaker cable through the routing guides.
5.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board.
6.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
7.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
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System Board
Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 Service Manual Removing the System Board
Replacing the System Board
Setting the Keyboard Matrix
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: 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: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see Removing the Battery) before working inside the
computer.
Removing the System Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery).
3.
Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).
4.
Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).
5.
Disconnect the speaker cable from the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Removing the Speakers).
6.
Remove the hard drive (see Removing the Hard Drive).
7.
Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module).
8.
Remove the palm rest bracket (see Removing the Palm Rest Bracket).
9.
Remove the Bluetooth card (see Removing the Bluetooth Card).
10.
Remove the WWAN card, if applicable (see Removing the WWAN Card).
11.
Remove the WLAN card, if applicable (see Removing the WLAN Card).
12.
Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink).
13.
Remove the memory and processor board (see Removing the Memory and Processor Board).
14.
Disconnect the display cable, camera cable, processor fan cable, AC adapter connector cable, I/O board cable, and the LED board cable from the system
board connectors.
1
camera cable connector
2
display cable connector
3
processor fan cable connector
4
AC adapter connector cable
5
I/O board cable connector
6
LED board cable connector
15.
Remove the processor fan (see Removing the Processor Fan).
16.
Remove the coin-cell battery (see Removing the Coin-Cell Battery).
17.
Remove the three screws that secure the system board to the computer base.
18.
Lift the system board off the computer base.
1
screws (3)
2
system board
Replacing the System Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.
2.
Place the system board on the computer base.
3.
Replace the three screws that secure the system board to the computer base.
4.
Replace the processor fan (see Replacing the Processor Fan).
5.
Connect the display cable, camera cable, processor fan cable, AC adapter connector cable, I/O board cable, and the LED board cable to the system
board connectors.
6.
Replace the WLAN card, if applicable (see Replacing the WLAN Card).
7.
Replace the WWAN card, if applicable (see Replacing the WWAN Card).
8.
Replace the memory and processor board (see Replacing the Memory and Processor Board).
9.
Replace the processor heat sink (see Replacing the Processor Heat Sink).
10.
Replace the coin-cell battery (see Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery).
11.
Replace the Bluetooth card (see Replacing the Bluetooth Card).
12.
Replace the palm rest bracket (see Replacing the Palm Rest Bracket).
13.
Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).
14.
Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).
15.
Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the I/O board (see Replacing the Speakers).
16.
Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).
17.
Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).
18.
Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).
CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may
result in damage to the computer.
19.
Turn on the computer.
NOTE: After you have replaced the system board, enter the computer's Service Tag into the BIOS of the replacement system board.
20.
21.
Enter the Service Tag. If you need help to enter the service tag, contact Dell, see "Contacting Dell" in the Setup Guide.
The keyboard matrix may change after you replace the system board. To set the keyboard matrix according to your country, see Setting the Keyboard
Matrix.
Setting the Keyboard Matrix
1.
Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer).
2.
If your computer is connected to the AC adapter, disconnect the AC adapter from the computer.
3.
Press and hold the following key combination for the desired keyboard matrix:
¡
All countries except Brazil: <Fn><S>
¡
Brazil only: <Fn><E>
4.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into a wall outlet or surge protector.
5.
Release the key combination.
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Dell™ Inspiron™ 11 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.
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Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell
under license; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, a n d Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries; Intel, Celeron, and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and 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
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