Dell Vostro 1440/1450
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model P22G
Regulatory Type P22G001, P22G003
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your
computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if
instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or
death.
Information in this publication is subject to change without notice.
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2011 – 07
Rev. A00
Contents
Notes, Cautions, and Warnings..................................................................2
1 Working on Your Computer......................................................................7
Before Working Inside Your Computer.............................................................................7
Recommended Tools.........................................................................................................8
Turning Off Your Computer................................................................................................9
After Working Inside Your Computer................................................................................9
2 Removing The Battery.............................................................................11
Installing The Battery......................................................................................................11
3 Removing The Secure Digital (SD) Card...............................................13
Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card...........................................................................13
4 Removing The Hinge Cover....................................................................15
Installing The Hinge Cover..............................................................................................16
5 Removing The Keyboard.........................................................................17
Installing The Keyboard..................................................................................................18
6 Removing The Optical Drive...................................................................19
Installing The Optical Drive.............................................................................................20
7 Removing The Memory Module.............................................................21
Installing The Memory Module.......................................................................................22
8 Removing The Palm Rest........................................................................23
Installing The Palm Rest..................................................................................................25
9 Removing The Power Button Board......................................................27
Installing The Power Button Board.................................................................................28
10 Removing The Hard Drive.....................................................................29
Installing The Hard Drive.................................................................................................30
11 Removing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card...........31
Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card............................................32
12 Removing The Coin-Cell Battery..........................................................33
Installing The Coin-Cell Battery.......................................................................................34
13 Removing The Audio Board..................................................................35
Installing The Audio Board..............................................................................................37
14 Removing The USB Board....................................................................39
Installing The USB Board................................................................................................40
15 Removing The CPU Fan Assembly And The Heatsink......................41
Installing The CPU Fan Assembly And The Heatsink......................................................42
16 Removing The Processor......................................................................43
Installing The Processor.................................................................................................44
17 Removing The System Board...............................................................45
Installing The System Board...........................................................................................47
18 Removing The Speakers.......................................................................49
Installing The Speakers...................................................................................................51
19 Removing The Display Assembly.........................................................53
Installing The Display Assembly.....................................................................................55
20 Removing The Display Bezel................................................................57
Installing The Display Bezel............................................................................................58
21 Removing The Camera..........................................................................59
Installing The Camera.....................................................................................................60
22 Removing The Display Panel................................................................61
Installing The Display Panel............................................................................................64
23 Removing The Display Cable................................................................65
Installing The Display Cable............................................................................................67
24 Entering System Setup..........................................................................69
System Setup Overview..................................................................................................69
System Setup Screens....................................................................................................69
System Setup Options.....................................................................................................70
25 Diagnostic Beep Codes.........................................................................75
Battery Status Lights.......................................................................................................76
Device Status Lights........................................................................................................76
26 Contacting Dell.......................................................................................77
Contacting Dell................................................................................................................77
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Working on Your Computer
1
Before Working Inside Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential
damage and to help to ensure your personal safety. Unless otherwise noted,
each procedure included in this document assumes that the following
conditions exist:
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You have performed the steps in Working on Your Computer.
You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
A component can be replaced or--if purchased separately--installed by
performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that
shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see
the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the
product.
CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist
grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface, such as a
connector on the back of the computer.
CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components
or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket.
Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.
CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not
on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs; if you are
disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect
the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending
any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors
are correctly oriented and aligned.
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NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently
than shown in this document.
To avoid damaging your computer, perform the following steps before you begin
working inside the computer.
1.
Ensure that your work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer
cover from being scratched.
2.
Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer).
3.
If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked) such as the
optional Media Base or Battery Slice, undock it.
CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.
4.
Disconnect all network cables from the computer.
5.
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical
outlets.
6.
Close the display and turn the computer upside-down on a flat work
surface.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery
before you service the computer.
7.
Remove the main battery.
8.
Turn the computer top-side up.
9.
Open the display.
10. Press the power button to ground the system board.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the
electrical outlet before opening the display.
CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by
touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the
computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to
dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components.
11. Remove any installed ExpressCards or Smart Cards from the appropriate
slots.
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
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Small flat-blade screwdriver
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#0 Phillips screwdriver
#1 Phillips screwdriver
Small plastic scribe
Flash BIOS update program CD
Turning Off Your Computer
CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open
programs before you turn off your computer.
1.
Shut down the operating system:
•
In Windows Vista :
Click Start
, then click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the
Start menu as shown below, and then click Shut Down.
•
2.
In Windows XP:
Click Start → Turn Off Computer → Turn Off . The computer turns off
after the operating system shutdown process is complete.
Ensure that the computer and all attached devices are turned off. If your
computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you
shut down your operating system, press and hold the power button for
about 4 seconds to turn them off.
After Working Inside Your Computer
After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any
external devices, cards, and cables before turning on your computer.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this
particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers.
1.
2.
Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator, battery slice, or
media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard.
Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer.
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CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device
and then plug it into the computer.
3.
4.
5.
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Replace the battery.
Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets.
Turn on your computer.
Removing The Battery
1.
2.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Slide the release latches to unlock the battery.
3.
Slide the battery and remove it from the computer.
2
Installing The Battery
1.
2.
Slide the battery into its slot until it clicks into place.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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12
Removing The Secure Digital (SD)
Card
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Press in on the SD memory card to release it from the computer.
3.
Slide the memory card out of the computer.
3
Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card
1.
Push the memory card into the compartment until it is fully engaged with a
click sound.
2.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Hinge Cover
1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the screws that secure the hinge cover.
4.
Flip the computer around and remove the hinge cover.
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Installing The Hinge Cover
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Install the hinge cover and press on it to secure its connection to the
computer.
Flip the computer around and install the screws that secure the hinge
cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing The Keyboard
5
1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Pry up to release the top four snaps securing the keyboard to the computer.
4.
Flip the keyboard over and lay it on the palm rest.
5.
Disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board.
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6.
Remove the keyboard from the computer.
Installing The Keyboard
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect the keyboard cable to the system board.
Insert the keyboard at an angle of 30 degrees to its compartment.
Press down on the keyboard to secure the top snaps.
Install the battery.
5.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Optical Drive
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the screw that secures the optical drive.
5.
Use a screwdriver to gently pry the optical drive out of the computer.
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Installing The Optical Drive
1.
Slide the optical drive into the compartment on the left side of the chassis.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Tighten the screw to secure the optical drive to the computer.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Memory Module
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the keyboard.
Pry the retention clips away from the memory module until it pops up.
5.
Remove the memory module from the computer.
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Installing The Memory Module
1.
Insert the memory module into the memory socket.
2.
Press down on the memory module until the retention clips secure the
memory module in place.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
3.
4.
5.
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Removing The Palm Rest
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1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the screws that secure the bottom base.
5.
Flip the computer around and disconnect the power board cable (1) and the
touchpad cable (2).
6.
Remove the screws that secure the palm rest to the computer.
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7.
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Pry up the palm rest using a plastic scribe to release all the snaps on the
bottom, left, and right sides of the palm rest. Once all the snaps have been
released, lift up the palm rest from the computer and remove.
Installing The Palm Rest
1.
Insert the palm rest towards the display screen at a 30–degree angle.
2.
6.
Align and adjust the palm rest into position before pressing it down to
secure all the snaps.
Connect the power board cable and touchpad cable to their respective
connectors.
Install the screws that secure the palm rest to the computer.
Flip the computer around and install the screws that secure the bottom
base.
Install the keyboard.
7.
8.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
3.
4.
5.
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Removing The Power Button Board
9
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the palm rest.
5.
Peel the power button board cable from the adhesive affixing it to the palm
rest.
6.
Flip the palm rest around and remove the screw that secures the power
button board to the palm rest.
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7.
Lift up the power button board and release the power button board cable
through the opening.
Installing The Power Button Board
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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Insert the power button board cable through the opening.
Fix the power button board to its compartment.
Install the screw to secure the power button board.
Flip the computer around and attach the power button board cable to the
palm rest.
Install the palm rest.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing The Hard Drive
10
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the palm rest.
5.
Slide the hard drive and lift it out of the computer.
6.
Remove the screws that secure the hard drive bracket and detach it from
the hard drive.
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Installing The Hard Drive
1.
Install the hard drive bracket to the hard drive.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Tighten the screws that secure the hard drive bracket.
Place the hard drive in its compartment and slide it towards the SATA
connector to secure it to the system board.
Install the palm rest.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
7.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Wireless Local Area
Network (WLAN) Card
11
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the palm rest.
5.
Disconnect any antennae connected to the WLAN card.
6.
Pry the latch to release the WLAN card from its compartment.
7.
Remove the WLAN card from the computer.
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Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card
1.
Slide the WLAN card into its slot.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Clip on the WLAN card to the latch to secure it in place.
Connect the antennae according to the color code on the WLAN card.
Install the palm rest.
Install the keyboard.
6.
7.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Coin-Cell Battery
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the palm rest.
Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board.
6.
Remove the coin-cell battery from the computer.
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Installing The Coin-Cell Battery
1.
Install the coin-cell battery to the coin-cell battery compartment.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Connect the coin-cell battery cable to the system board.
Install the palm rest.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Audio Board
13
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the palm rest.
5.
Disconnect the WLAN card antennae hindering access to the audio board
cable.
6.
Lift up and remove the coin-cell battery from its compartment.
7.
Disconnect the audio board cable from the system board.
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8.
Pry the latch to release the audio board.
9.
Remove the audio board from the computer.
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Installing The Audio Board
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Insert the audio board into its compartment and clip on the latch to secure
it in place.
Connect the audio board cable to the system board.
Insert the coin-cell battery cable to its compartment and align it in place.
Connect the antennae to the WLAN card.
Install the palm rest.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The USB Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the optical drive.
5.
Remove the palm rest.
6.
Disconnect the USB board cable from the system board.
7.
Remove the screw that secures the USB board.
8.
Lift up the USB board and remove it from the computer.
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Installing The USB Board
1.
Insert and align the USB board into its compartment on the computer.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Install the screw that secures the USB board in place.
Connect the USB board cable to the system board.
Install the palm rest.
Install the optical drive.
6.
7.
8.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The CPU Fan Assembly
And The Heatsink
15
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the palm rest.
5.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the system board.
6.
Remove the captive screws that secure the heat sink and CPU fan
assembly by following the sequence in the image.
7.
Remove the heat sink and the CPU fan assembly from the computer.
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Installing The CPU Fan Assembly And The Heatsink
1.
Place and align the heat sink and CPU fan assembly.
2.
Tighten the captive screws to secure the heat sink and the CPU fan
assembly.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the system board.
Install the palm rest.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Removing The Processor
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the keyboard.
4.
Remove the palm rest.
5.
Remove the heatsink and the CPU fan assembly.
6.
Rotate the processor-cam screw in a counter-clockwise direction.
7.
Lift up the processor and remove it from the computer.
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Installing The Processor
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Insert the processor into the processor socket. Ensure the processor is
properly seated.
Tighten the cam-screw in a clockwise direction to the locked position.
Install the CPU fan assembly and the heatsink.
Install the palm rest.
Install the keyboard.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Removing The System Board
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the SD memory card.
4.
Remove the keyboard.
5.
Remove the optical drive.
6.
Remove the memory module.
7.
Remove the palm rest.
8.
Remove the hard drive.
9.
Remove the WLAN card.
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10. Remove the heatsink and the CPU fan assembly.
11. Remove the processor.
12. Disconnect the display cable (1), DC-in cable (2), USB board cable (3),
speaker cable (4), audio board cable (5), and the coin-cell battery cable (6).
13. Remove the screws that secure the system board.
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14. Lift up the system board at an angle and slide it out from the LAN, VGA,
HDMI, and USB sockets.
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Installing The System Board
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Insert the system board with the LAN, VGA, HDMI, and USB connectors
into their respective sockets and align the system board in place.
Install the screws that secure the system board in place.
Connect the LCD cable, DC-in cable, USB board cable, audio board cable,
coin-cell battery cable, and the speaker cable.
Install the processor.
Install the heatsink and the CPU fan assembly.
Install the WLAN card.
Install the hard drive.
Install the palm rest.
Install the memory module.
Install the optical drive.
Install the keyboard.
Install the SD memory card.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Speakers
1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the SD memory card.
4.
Remove the keyboard.
5.
Remove the optical drive.
6.
Remove the memory module.
7.
Remove the palm rest.
8.
Remove the hard drive.
9.
Remove the WLAN card.
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10. Remove the USB board.
11. Remove the heatsink and the CPU fan assembly.
12. Remove the processor.
13. Remove the system board.
14. Remove the hinge cover.
15. Remove the display assembly.
16. Release the speaker cable from the routing channel.
17. Press the securing latches and lift up the left speaker.
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18. Press the securing latches and lift up the right speaker.
19. Remove the speaker assembly and the speaker cable from the computer.
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Installing The Speakers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
Insert and attach the left and right speakers into their respective
compartments.
Align and route the speaker cable to the chassis.
Install the display assembly.
Install the hinge cover.
Install the system board.
Install the processor.
Install the heatsink and the CPU fan assembly.
Install the USB board.
Install the WLAN card.
Install the hard drive.
Install the palm rest.
Install the memory module.
Install the optical drive.
Install the keyboard.
Install the SD memory card.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Display Assembly
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1.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
2.
Remove the battery.
3.
Remove the hinge cover.
4.
Remove the keyboard.
5.
Remove the optical drive.
6.
Remove the palm rest.
7.
Disconnect the USB board cable from the system board to allow access to
the WLAN antennae.
8.
Disconnect the WLAN antennae and release it from the routing channel on
the chassis.
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9.
Disconnect the display cable from the system board.
10. Remove the screws that secure the left and right hinges.
11. Lift up the display assembly from the computer and remove.
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Installing The Display Assembly
1.
Insert the display assembly hinges into their holders.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Install the screws that secure both the hinges in place.
Connect the display cable to the system board.
Align the WLAN antennae routing cable to its holder and connect the
antennae to the WLAN card.
Connect the USB board cable.
Install the palm rest.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Install the optical drive.
Install the keyboard.
Install the hinge cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Display Bezel
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1.
2.
3.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Starting from the bottom, pry the bezel inside out from the display assembly
and work your way to the right and the left corners of the display bezel.
4.
Remove the bezel from the display assembly once all the snaps have been
loosened.
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Installing The Display Bezel
1.
Align the display bezel in line with the top cover.
2.
Starting from the bottom edge, press downward on the display bezel to
engage the tabs.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
3.
4.
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Removing The Camera
1.
2.
3.
4.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the display bezel.
Disconnect the camera cable from the camera module.
5.
Pry the latch, lift up the camera, and remove.
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Installing The Camera
1.
Insert and align the camera module to its compartment.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Connect the camera cable to the camera module.
Install the display bezel.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Removing The Display Panel
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the hinge cover.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the optical drive.
6.
Remove the palm rest.
7.
8.
9.
Remove the display assembly.
Remove the display bezel.
Disconnect the camera cable from the camera module.
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10. Remove the screws that secure the display brackets and hinges.
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11. Release the wireless antennae from the right hinge.
12. Release the display cable from the left hinge.
13. Lift up the display panel and brackets from the display top cover.
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14. Remove the screws on the left and right display brackets and remove the
display panel.
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Installing The Display Panel
1.
5.
6.
7.
Attach the left and right brackets to the display panel and secure the
screws.
Insert and route the display cable and wireless antennae to the left and
right hinges.
Align the display panel with its brackets to the top cover.
Align the WLAN antennae routing cable to its holder and connect the
antennae to the WLAN card.
Install the screws that secure the display panel and the brackets.
Connect the camera cable to the camera module.
Install the display bezel.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Install the display assembly.
Install the palm rest.
Install the optical drive.
Install the keyboard.
Install the hinge cover.
Install the battery.
Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
2.
3.
4.
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Removing The Display Cable
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer.
Remove the battery.
Remove the hinge cover.
Remove the keyboard.
Remove the optical drive.
6.
Remove the palm rest.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Remove the display assembly.
Remove the display bezel.
Remove the display panel.
Peel off the tape covering the display connection.
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11. Disconnect the display cable from the display panel.
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12. Peel off the entire display cable from the adhesive affixing it to the display
panel and remove.
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Installing The Display Cable
1.
Attach the display cable to the display panel.
2.
Connect the display cable to the display panel and affix the tape securing
them.
3. Connect the camera cable to the camera module.
4. Install the display panel.
5. Install the display bezel.
6. Install the display assembly.
7. Install the palm rest.
8. Install the optical drive.
9. Install the keyboard.
10. Install the hinge cover.
11. Install the battery.
12. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
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Entering System Setup
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1.
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
2.
When the blue DELL logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to
appear.
3.
Once the F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately.
NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can
appear very quickly, so you must watch for it to display, and then press <F2> . If you
press <F2> before you are prompted, this keystroke will be lost.
4.
If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to
wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then, shut down your
computer and try again.
System Setup Overview
System Setup allows you to:
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change the system configuration information after you add, change, or
remove any hardware in your computer.
set or change a user-selectable option such as the user password.
read the current amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed.
Before you use System Setup, it is recommended that you write down the
System Setup screen information for future reference.
CAUTION: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings for
this program. Certain changes can cause your computer to work incorrectly.
System Setup Screens
Menu
Appears on top of the System Setup window. This field provides a
menu to access the System Setup options. Press < Left Arrow >
and < Right Arrow > keys to navigate. As a Menu option is
highlighted, the Options List lists the options that define the
hardware installed on your computer.
Options
List
Appears on top of the System Setup window. This field provides a
menu to access the System Setup options. Press < Left Arrow >
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and < Right Arrow > keys to navigate. As a Menu option is
highlighted, the Options List lists the options that define the
hardware installed on your computer.
Options
Field
Appears on the right side of Options List and contains information
about each option listed in the Options List . In this field you can
view information about your computer and make changes to your
current settings. Press < Enter> to make changes to your current
settings. Press <ESC> to return to the Options List.
NOTE: Not all settings listed in the Options Field are changeable.
Help
Appears on the right side of the System Setup window and
contains help information about the option selected in Options List .
Use the following keys to navigate through the System Setup screens:
Keystroke
Action
< F2 >
Displays information on any selected item in
the System Setup.
< Esc >
Exit from current view or switch the current
view to the Exit page in the System Setup.
< Up Arrow > or < Down Arrow Select an item to display.
>
< Left Arrow > or < Right Arrow Select a menu to display.
>
– or +
Change existing item value.
< Enter >
Select the sub menu or execute command.
< F9 >
Load setup default.
< F10 >
Save current configuration and exit System
Setup.
System Setup Options
Main
System Information
Displays the computer model number.
System Date
Re-sets the date on the computer's
internal calendar.
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System Time
Re-sets the time on the computer's
internal clock.
BIOS Version
Displays the BIOS revision.
Product Name
Displays the product name and the model
number.
Service Tag
Displays the service tag of your computer.
Asset Tag
Displays the asset tag of your computer (if
available).
CPU Type
Displays the type of processor.
CPU Speed
Displays the speed of the processor.
CPU ID
Displays the processor ID.
L1 Cache Size
Displays the processor L1 cache size.
L2 Cache Size
Displays the processor L2 cache size.
L3 Cache Size
Displays the processor L3 cache size.
Extended Memory
Displays the memory installed on the
computer.
System Memory
Displays the memory in-built on the
computer.
Memory Speed
Displays the memory speed.
Fixed HDD
Displays the model number and capacity
of the hard drive.
SATA ODD
Displays the model number and capacity
of the optical drive.
AC Adapter Type
Displays the type of the AC adapter.
Advanced
Intel SpeedStep
Enable or disable the Intel
SpeedStep feature.
Default: Enabled
Virtualization
Enable or disable the Intel
Virtualization feature.
Default: Enabled
Integrated NIC
Enable or disable the power Default: Enabled
supply to the on–board
network card.
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USB Emulation
Enable or disable the USB
emulation feature.
Default: Enabled
USB Wake Support
Allows USB devices to
Default: Disabled
wake-up the computer from
standby. This feature is
enabled only when the AC
adapter is connected.
SATA Operation
Change the SATA controller Default: AHCI
mode to either ATA or
AHCI.
Adapter Warnings
Enables or disables adapter Default: Enabled
warnings.
Function Key Behavior
Specifies the behavior of
the function key <Fn> .
Default: Function key first
Charger Behavior
Specifies if the computer
battery will be charged
when connected to an AC
power source.
Default: Enabled
Miscellaneous Devices
These fields let you enable
or disable various on-board
devices.
Security
Set Service Tag
This field displays your system's service
tag. If the service tag is not already set,
this field can be used to enter it.
Set Supervisor Password
Allows you to change or delete the
administrator password.
Set HDD Password
Allows you to set a password on the
computer's internal hard drive (HDD).
Password Bypass
Allows you to bypass the system
password and the internal HDD password
prompts during a system restart/resume
from hibernate state.
Computrace
Enable or disable the Computrace feature
on your computer.
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Boot
Boot Priority Order
Specifies the order of different devices in
which the computer will boot through at
start up.
Hard Disk Drives
Specifies which hard drive the computer
can boot through.
USB Storage Device
Specifies which USB storage device the
computer can boot through.
CD/DVD ROM Drives
Specifies which CD/DVD the computer can
boot through.
Network
Specifies which network device the
computer can boot through.
Exit
This section allows you to save, discard, and load default settings before exiting
from System Setup.
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Diagnostic Beep Codes
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The computer may emit a series of beeps during start-up if the display cannot
show errors or problems. These series of beeps, called beep codes, identify
various problems. The delay between each beep is 300 ms, the delay between
each set of beeps is 3 seconds, and the beep sound lasts 300 ms. After each
beep and each set of beeps, the BIOS should detect if the user presses the
power button. If so, BIOS will jump out from looping and execute the normal
shutdown process and power system.
Code Cause and Troubleshooting Steps
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BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure
System board failure, covers BIOS corruption or ROM error
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No RAM detected
No memory detected
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Chipset Error (North and South Bridge Chipset, DMA/IMR/ Timer Error) ,
Time-Of-Day Clock test failure , Gate A20 failure , Super I/O chip failure ,
Keyboard controller test failure
System board failure
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RAM Read/Write failure
Memory failure
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Real-time clock power fail
CMOS battery failure
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Video BIOS test failure
Video card failure
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Processor failure
Processor failure
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Display
Display failure
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Battery Status Lights
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the battery light operates as
follows:
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Alternately blinking amber light and white light — An unauthenticated or
unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop.
Alternately blinking amber light with steady white light — Temporary battery
failure with AC adapter present.
Constantly blinking amber light — Fatal battery failure with AC adapter
present.
Light off — Battery in full charge mode with AC adapter present.
White light on — Battery in charge mode with AC adapter present.
Device Status Lights
Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a
power management mode.
Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.
Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate battery charge status.
Turns on when wireless networking is enabled.
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Contacting Dell
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Contacting Dell
NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact
information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.
Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options.
Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be
available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer
service issues:
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4.
Visit support.dell.com.
Select your support category.
If you are not a U.S. customer, select your country code at the bottom of the
page, or select All to see more choices.
Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need.
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