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Dell Inspiron 17R
Owner’s Manual
Computer model: Inspiron 17R-5720/17R-7720
Regulatory model: P15E
Regulatory type: P15E001
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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of
your computer.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if
instructions are not followed.
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal
injury, or death.
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc.
is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and Inspiron™ are trademarks of Dell Inc.;
Microsoft®, Windows®, and the Windows start button logo
are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft corporation in the United States and/or other countries; Bluetooth® is a
registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming
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Contents
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Before You Begin
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Turn Off Your Computer and Connected Devices
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommended Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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After Working Inside Your Computer .
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Switch .
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Battery .
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Keyboard .
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Base Cover
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Memory Module(s) .
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Removing the Memory Module(s) .
Replacing the Memory Module(s) .
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Hard Drive(s) .
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Removing the Hard Drive(s) .
Replacing the Hard Drive(s) .
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Removing the Base Cover .
Replacing the Base Cover .
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Removing the Keyboard
Replacing the Keyboard
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Removing the Battery .
Replacing the Battery .
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Removing the Switch
Replacing the Switch
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Optical Drive .
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Removing the Optical Drive .
Replacing the Optical Drive .
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10 Wireless Mini-Card .
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Removing the Wireless Mini-Card .
Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card .
11 mSATA Card (Optional)
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Removing the mSATA Card
Replacing the mSATA Card
12 Palm Rest
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13 Coin-Cell Battery .
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Removing the Coin-Cell Battery .
Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery .
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Removing the Fan
Replacing the Fan
15 LAN Board .
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16 LAN-USB Cable .
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Removing the LAN-USB Cable .
Replacing the LAN-USB Cable .
17 USB Board .
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Removing the USB Board
Replacing the USB Board
18 Display .
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Removing the Display Assembly .
Replacing the Display Assembly .
Removing the Display Bezel . . .
Replacing the Display Bezel . . . .
Removing the Display Panel . . .
Replacing the Display Panel . . . .
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Removing the LAN Board
Replacing the LAN Board
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Removing the Palm Rest .
Replacing the Palm Rest .
14 Fan .
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19 Camera Module
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Removing the Camera Module.
Replacing the Camera Module .
20 System Board
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Removing the System Board . . . . . .
Replacing the System Board . . . . . .
Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS .
21 Heat Sink .
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Removing the Heat Sink
Replacing the Heat Sink
22 Processor
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Removing the Processor .
Replacing the Processor .
23 Power-Adapter Port .
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Removing the Power-Adapter Port .
Replacing the Power-Adapter Port .
24 Speakers
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Removing the Speakers
Replacing the Speakers .
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Removing the Subwoofer
Replacing the Subwoofer
26 Flashing the BIOS .
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Before You Begin
Turn Off Your Computer and Connected Devices
CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open
programs before you turn off your computer.
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2
Save and close all open files and exit all open programs.
Click Start
and click Shut down.
Microsoft Windows shuts down and then the computer turns off.
NOTE: If you are using a different operating system, see the documentation of
your operating system for shut-down instructions.
3
Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.
4
Disconnect all telephone cables, network cables, and attached devices from your
computer.
5
Press and hold the power button for about 5 seconds, after the computer is
unplugged, to ground the system board.
Safety Instructions
Use the following safety guidelines to protect your computer from potential damage and
ensure your 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 dell.com/
regulatory_compliance.
WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or
panels. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels,
and screws before connecting to the power source.
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the computer, ensure that the work surface is flat
and clean.
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the components and cards, handle them by their
edges and avoid touching pins and contacts.
CAUTION: Only a certified service technician is authorized to remove the
computer cover and access any of the components inside the computer. See the
safety instructions for complete information about safety precautions, working
inside your computer, and protecting against electrostatic discharge.
CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by
touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the
computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to
dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components.
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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 or
thumb-screws that you must disengage before disconnecting the cable. When
disconnecting cables, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector
pins. When connecting cables, ensure that the connectors and ports are correctly
oriented and aligned.
CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your
computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.
CAUTION: Press and eject any installed card from the
8-in-1 Media Card Reader.
Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
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Phillips screwdriver
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Plastic scribe
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Small flat-blade screwdriver
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After Working Inside Your Computer
After you complete replacement procedures, ensure the following:
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Replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside your computer
•
Connect any external devices, cables, cards, and any other part(s) you removed
before working on your computer
•
Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets
CAUTION: Before turning on your computer, replace all screws and ensure that
no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may damage your
computer.
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Switch
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Switch
1
Slide the switch release latch to the side.
The switch pops up.
2
Lift the switch off the computer.
3
1
2
1
display cover
3
switch release latch
2
switch
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Replacing the Switch
1
Align the tabs at the bottom of the switch with the slots on the display cover and
snap the switch into place.
NOTE: Ensure that the tabs on the switch are secured in the slots on the
display cover.
1
2
1
tabs
2
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Switch
slots
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Battery
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Battery
1
Close the display and turn the computer over.
2
Slide the battery release latches to the unlock position.
3
Lift the battery out of the battery bay.
2
1
1 battery release latches (2)
2 battery
Replacing the Battery
1
Align the tabs on the battery with the slots on the battery bay and snap the battery
until it clicks into place.
2
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Keyboard
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Keyboard
Prerequisites
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
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Procedure
CAUTION: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and
time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling
the keyboard.
1
Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
2
Using a plastic scribe, release the keyboard from the tabs on the palm rest and ease
the keyboard up until it clears off the palm rest.
CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel.
1
2
3
4
1 tabs (4)
2 plastic scribe
3 keyboard
4 palm rest
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Carefully turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm rest.
4
Lift the connector latch and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the
keyboard cable from the system-board connector.
5
Lift the keyboard away from the computer.
1
2
3
1 keyboard cable
2 connector latch
3 tabs (6)
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Replacing the Keyboard
Procedure
1
Slide the keyboard cable into the system-board connector and press down on the
connector latch to secure the cable.
2
Slide the tabs at the bottom of the keyboard into the slots on the palm rest and
place the keyboard on the palm rest.
3
Gently press around the edges of the keyboard to secure the keyboard under the
tabs on the palm rest.
4
Close the display and turn the computer over.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Base Cover
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Base Cover
Prerequisites
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
Procedure
1
Loosen the captive screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.
2
Using your fingertips, pry the base cover from the computer base.
3
Lift the base cover off the computer base.
1
2
1
captive screws (2)
2
base cover
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Replacing the Base Cover
Procedure
1
Slide the tabs on the base cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the
base cover into place.
2
Tighten the captive screws that secure the base cover to the
computer base.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Memory Module(s)
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Memory Module(s)
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
Procedure
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory-module connector, do not use
tools to spread the memory-module securing clips.
1
Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the
memory-module connector until the memory module pops up.
2
Remove the memory module from the memory-module connector.
1
3
2
1
memory-module connector
3
memory module
2
securing clips (2)
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Replacing the Memory Module(s)
Procedure
CAUTION: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a
memory module in the connector labeled "DIMM A" before you install a memory
module in the connector labeled "DIMM B."
1
Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module
connector.
2
Slide the memory module firmly into the connector 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.
2
1
1
tab
2
notch
Postrequisites
1
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
2
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
3
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
4
Turn on your computer.
As the computer boots, it detects the memory module(s) and automatically updates the
system configuration information.
To confirm the amount of memory installed on your computer:
Click Start
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Hard Drive(s)
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
CAUTION: To avoid data loss, 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.
Removing the Hard Drive(s)
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
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Procedure
1
Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the
computer base.
2
Slide the hard-drive assembly toward the side of the computer to disconnect it
from the system-board connector.
3
Lift the hard-drive assembly off the computer base.
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1
2
screws (4)
2
hard-drive assembly
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2
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Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive.
5
Lift the hard-drive bracket off the hard drive.
Inspiron 17R-7720
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2
1
1
screws (4)
3
hard-drive bracket
2
hard drive
Inspiron 17R-5720/Inspiron 17R-7720
3
2
1
1
screws (4)
3
hard-drive bracket
2
hard drive
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Replacing the Hard Drive(s)
Procedure
1
Remove the new hard drive from its packaging.
Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive.
2
Align the screw holes on the hard drive-bracket with the screw holes on the hard
drive.
3
Replace the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive.
4
Place the hard-drive assembly on the computer base.
5
Slide the hard-drive assembly to connect it to the system-board connector.
6
Replace the screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the
computer base.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
2
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
3
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Optical Drive
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Optical Drive
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
Procedure
1
Remove the screw that secures the optical-drive assembly to the
computer base.
2
Using your fingertips, slide the optical-drive assembly out of the optical-drive bay.
2
1
1
optical-drive assembly
2
screw
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3
Carefully pry the optical-drive bezel and remove it from the
optical-drive assembly.
4
Remove the screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the
optical drive.
5
Remove the optical-drive bracket.
3
2
1
1
optical-drive bezel
2
optical drive
3
optical-drive bracket
4
screws (2)
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Replacing the Optical Drive
Procedure
1
Align the screw holes on the optical-drive bracket with the screw holes on the
optical drive.
2
Replace the screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the
optical drive.
3
Align the tabs on the optical-drive bezel with the slots on the
optical-drive assembly and snap the optical-drive bezel into place.
4
Slide the optical-drive assembly into the optical-drive bay until it is
fully seated.
5
Replace the screw that secures the optical-drive assembly to the
computer base.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
2
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
3
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Wireless Mini-Card
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for
wireless Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell.
If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is
already installed.
Your computer has one half Mini-Card slot which supports a
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) + Bluetooth combo card, Wi-Fi, and Worldwide
Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax).
Removing the Wireless Mini-Card
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
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Procedure
1
Disconnect the antenna cables from the connectors on the Mini-Card.
2
Remove the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the
system-board connector.
4
3
2
1
3
1
antenna cables (2)
2
Mini-Card
3
screw
4
system-board connector
Lift the Mini-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.
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Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card
Procedure
1
Remove the new Mini-Card from its packaging.
2
Align the notch on the Mini-Card with the tab on the
system-board connector.
CAUTION: Use firm and even pressure to slide the Mini-Card into place.
If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector.
CAUTION: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion.
If you feel resistance, check the connectors on the Mini-Card and on the
system board, and realign the Mini-Card.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the Mini-Card, never place cables under the
Mini-Card.
3
Insert the Mini-Card connector at a 45-degree angle into the
system-board connector.
4
Press the other end of the Mini-Card down into the slot on the
system board and replace the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the
system-board connector.
5
Connect the antenna cables to the connectors on the Mini-Card.
The following table provides the antenna cable color scheme for the
Mini-Cards supported by your computer.
Connectors on the Mini-Card
Antenna Cable Color
Scheme
WLAN + Bluetooth (2 cables)
Main WLAN + Bluetooth (white triangle)
white
Auxiliary WLAN + Bluetooth (black
triangle)
black
WWAN (2 antenna cables)
Main WWAN (white triangle)
white
Auxiliary WWAN (black triangle)
black
Postrequisites
1
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
2
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
3
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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mSATA Card (Optional)
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for
mSATA cards from sources other than Dell.
If you ordered a mSATA card with your computer, the card is already installed.
Removing the mSATA Card
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
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Procedure
1
Remove the screw that secures the mSATA card to the
system-board connector.
2
Lift the mSATA card out of the system-board connector.
2
3
1
1
mSATA card
2
3
system-board connector
screw
CAUTION: When the mSATA 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.
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Replacing the mSATA Card
Procedure
1
Remove the new mSATA card from its packaging.
2
Align the notch on the mSATA card with the tab on the
system-board connector.
CAUTION: Use firm and even pressure to slide the mSATA card into place.
If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the mSATA card, never place cables under the
mSATA card.
3
Insert the mSATA card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system-board
connector.
4
Press the other end of the mSATA card down into the slot on the
system board and replace the screw that secures the mSATA card to the
system-board connector.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
2
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
3
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Palm Rest
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Palm Rest
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
Procedure
1
Remove the screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base.
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2
Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
3
Remove the screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base.
4
Lift the connector latches and pull the pull-tabs to disconnect the
hot-key board cable, power-button board cable, and touch-pad cable from the
connectors on the system board.
CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest from the display assembly to avoid
damage to the display assembly.
5
Using your fingertips, push the palm rest up from the slot in the optical-drive bay.
6
Carefully pry out the palm rest and then ease the palm rest from the computer
base.
1
2 3
4
5
7
6
1 hot-key board cable
2 pull-tab
3 connector latch
4 screws (4)
5 palm rest
6 touch-pad cable
7 power-button board cable
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Replacing the Palm Rest
Procedure
1
Align the palm rest with the computer base and gently snap the palm rest into
place.
2
Slide the hot-key board cable, power-button board cable, and
touch-pad cable into the connectors on the system board and press down on the
connector latches to secure the cables.
3
Replace the screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base.
4
Close the display and turn the computer over.
5
Replace the screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base.
Postrequisites
1
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
2
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
3
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
4
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
5
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Coin-Cell Battery
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
WARNING: The battery may explode if installed incorrectly. Replace the battery
only with the same or equivalent type. Discard used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
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Procedure
CAUTION: Removing the coin-cell battery resets the BIOS settings
to default.
It is recommended that you note the BIOS settings before removing the
coin-cell battery.
Using a plastic scribe, gently pry out the coin-cell battery out of the
battery socket on the system board.
1
2
3
1
plastic scribe
3
battery socket
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Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery
Procedure
With the positive-side facing up, snap the coin-cell battery into the
battery socket on the system board.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
2
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
3
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
4
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
5
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
6
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Fan
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Fan
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
3
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
Procedure
1
Disconnect the fan cable from the system-board connector.
2
Remove the screws that secure the fan to the computer base.
3
Lift the fan along with its cable away from the computer base.
1
2
3
4
1 screws (2)
2 fan
3 fan cable
4 system-board connector
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Replacing the Fan
Procedure
1
Align the screw holes on the fan with the screw holes on the
computer base.
2
Replace the screws that secure the fan to computer base.
3
Connect the fan cable to the system-board connector.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
2
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
3
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
4
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
5
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
6
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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LAN Board
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the LAN Board
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
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Procedure
1
Remove the screws that secure the LAN board to the computer base.
2
Carefully turn the LAN board over.
3
Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the LAN-board cable from the
LAN-board connector.
4
Remove the LAN board away from the computer base.
1
2
3
4
1 screws (2)
2 LAN board
3 LAN-board cable
4 pull-tab
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Replacing the LAN Board
Procedure
1
Connect the LAN-board cable to the LAN-board connector.
2
Carefully turn the LAN board over and align the screw holes on the
LAN board with the screw holes on the computer base.
3
Replace the screws that secure the LAN board to the computer base.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
2
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
3
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
4
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
5
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
6
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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LAN-USB Cable
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the LAN-USB Cable
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
6
Remove the LAN board. See "Removing the LAN Board" on page 49.
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Procedure
1
Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the USB-board cable from the
USB-board connector.
2
Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the LAN-USB cable from the
system-board connector.
3
Make a note of the LAN-USB cable routing and remove the cable from the routing
guides on the computer base.
4
Peel off the LAN-USB cable from the computer base.
1
2
3
4
5
1 LAN-USB cable
2 system board
3 USB-board cable
4 pull-tab
5 USB board
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Replacing the LAN-USB Cable
Procedure
1
Adhere the LAN-USB cable to the computer base.
2
Route the LAN-USB cable through the routing guides on the
computer base.
3
Connect the LAN-USB cable to the system-board connector.
4
Connect the USB-board cable to the USB-board connector.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the LAN board. See "Replacing the LAN Board" on page 51.
2
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
3
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
4
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
5
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
6
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
7
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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USB Board
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the USB Board
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
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Procedure
1
Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the USB-board cable from the
USB-board connector.
2
Remove the screw that secures the USB board to the computer base.
3
Lift the USB board away from the computer base.
2
4
3
1
1 USB-board cable
2 USB board
3 pull-tab
4 screw
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Replacing the USB Board
Procedure
1
Align the screw hole on the USB board with the screw hole on the
computer base.
2
Replace the screw that secures the USB board to the computer base.
3
Connect the USB-board cable to the USB-board connector.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
2
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
3
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
4
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
5
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
6
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Display
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Display Assembly
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
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Procedure
1
Close the display and turn the computer over.
2
Disconnect the antenna cables from the connectors on the Mini-Card.
See "Removing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 31.
3
Make a note of the antenna cables routing and remove the cables from the routing
guides.
4
Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
5
Pull the antenna cables up through the slot on the computer base.
6
Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the display cable from the
system-board connector.
7
Make a note of the display cable routing and remove the cable from the routing
guides.
8
Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base.
9
Lift the display assembly off the computer base.
1
5
2
3
4
1 display assembly
2 screws (4)
3 display cable
4 pull-tab
5 antenna cables (2)
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Replacing the Display Assembly
Procedure
1
Place the display assembly in position and replace the screws that secure the
display assembly to the computer base.
2
Route the display cable through the routing guides and connect the display cable
to the system-board connector.
3
Route the antenna cables through the routing guides and slide the cables through
the slot on the computer base.
4
Close the display and turn the computer over.
5
Route the antenna cables through the routing guides at the bottom of
the computer.
6
Connect the antenna cables to the connectors on the Mini-Card.
See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 33.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
2
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
3
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
4
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
5
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
6
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Removing the Display Bezel
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
6
Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 61.
Procedure
CAUTION: The display bezel is extremely fragile. Be careful when removing it to
prevent damaging the display bezel.
1
Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel.
2
Lift the display bezel off the display assembly.
1
1 display bezel
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Replacing the Display Bezel
Procedure
Align the display bezel over the display panel and gently snap it into place.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the display assembly. See "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 63.
2
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
3
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
4
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
5
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
6
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
7
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Removing the Display Panel
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
6
Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 61.
7
Remove the display bezel. See "Removing the Display Bezel" on page 64.
Procedure
1
Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the display cover.
2
Carefully lift the display panel and turn it over.
1
2
3
1 screws (10)
3 display cover
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3
Peel and lift the tape that secures the display cable to the
display-board connector and then disconnect the display cable.
4
Peel the display cable from the back of the display panel.
1
2
3
1 tape
2 display-board connector
3 display cable
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5
Turn the display panel over and place it on a clean surface.
6
Remove the screws that secure the display-panel brackets to the
display panel.
3
1
2
1 display-panel brackets (2) 2 screws (4)
3 display panel
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Replacing the Display Panel
Procedure
1
Align the screw holes on the display-panel brackets with the screw holes on the
display panel and replace the screws that secure the
display-panel brackets to the display panel.
2
Turn the display panel over.
3
Adhere the display cable to the back of the display panel.
4
Connect the display cable to the display-board connector and secure it with the
tape.
5
Align the screw holes on the display panel with the screw holes on the display cover
and replace the screws that secure the display panel to the display cover.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the display bezel. See "Replacing the Display Bezel" on page 65.
2
Replace the display assembly. See "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 63.
3
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
4
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
5
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
6
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
7
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
8
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Camera Module
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Camera Module
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
5
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
6
Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 61.
7
Remove the display bezel. See "Removing the Display Bezel" on page 64.
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Procedure
1
Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the display cover.
2
Carefully lift the display panel and turn it over.
1
2
3
1 screws (10)
2 display panel
3 display cover
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3
Pry the camera module from the display cover.
4
Turn the camera module over.
5
Peel and lift the tape that secures the camera cable to the camera module.
6
Disconnect the camera cable from the camera-module connector.
7
Lift the camera module off the display cover.
2
3
1
4
1 camera module
2 camera cable
3 tape
4 display cover
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Replacing the Camera Module
Procedure
1
Connect the camera cable to the camera-module connector and secure it with the
tape.
2
Use the alignment posts on the display cover to place the camera module in
position and adhere the camera module to the display cover.
3
Align the screw holes on the display panel with the screw holes on the display
cover.
4
Replace the screws that secure the display panel to the display cover.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the display bezel. See "Replacing the Display Bezel" on page 65.
2
Replace the display assembly. See "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 63.
3
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
4
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
5
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
6
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
7
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
8
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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System Board
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the System Board
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Remove the memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on
page 21.
5
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 23.
6
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
7
Remove the mSATA card. "Removing the mSATA Card" on page 35.
8
Remove the wireless Mini-Card. See "Removing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 31.
9
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
10
Remove the fan. See "Removing the Fan" on page 47.
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Procedure
NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board.
You must enter the Service Tag in the BIOS after you replace the
system board.
NOTE: Before disconnecting the cables from the system board, note the location
of the connectors so that you can reconnect them correctly after you replace the
system-board assembly.
1
Close the display and turn the computer over.
2
Disconnect the subwoofer cable from the system-board connector.
1
1 subwoofer cable routing
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3
Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
4
Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the display cable and LAN-USB cable from the
connectors on the system board.
5
Disconnect the speakers cable from the system-board connector.
6
Remove the screws that secure the system-board assembly to the
computer base.
7
Remove the screw that secures the power-adapter port to the
computer base.
8
Carefully lift the system-board assembly at an angle and release the connectors on
the system board from the slots on the computer base.
6
5
1
2
3
4
1 display cable
2 screws (6)
3 system-board assembly
4 speakers cable
5 LAN-USB cable
6 pull-tab
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10
Turn the system-board assembly over along with the
power-adapter port cable.
Disconnect the power-adapter port cable from the
system-board connector.
1
1 power-adapter port
2
2 power-adapter port cable
11
Remove the heat sink. See "Removing the Heat Sink" on page 81.
12
Remove the processor. See "Removing the Processor" on page 85.
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Replacing the System Board
Procedure
1
Replace the processor. See "Replacing the Processor" on page 87.
2
Replace the heat sink. See "Replacing the Heat Sink" on page 83.
3
Connect the power-adapter port cable to the system-board connector.
4
Turn the system-board assembly over.
5
Slide the connectors on the system-board assembly into the slots on the computer
base.
6
Replace the screws that secure the system-board assembly to the
computer base.
7
Align the screw hole on the power-adapter port with the screw hole on the
computer base.
8
Replace the screw that secures the power-adapter port to the
computer base.
9
Connect the display cable, speakers cable, and LAN-USB cable to the connectors
on the system board.
10
Close the display and turn the computer over.
11
Connect the subwoofer cable to the system-board connector.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the fan. See "Replacing the Fan" on page 48
2
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
3
Replace the wireless Mini-Card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 33.
4
Replace the mSATA card. See "Replacing the mSATA Card" on page 37.
5
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
6
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in "Replacing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 26.
7
Replace the memory module(s). See "Replacing the Memory Module(s)" on page 22.
8
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
9
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
10
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
11
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS
1
Turn on the computer.
2
Press <F2> during POST to enter the system setup program.
3
Navigate to the main tab and enter the Service Tag in the
Service Tag Setting field.
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Heat Sink
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Heat Sink
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Remove the memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on
page 21.
5
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 23.
6
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
7
Remove the mSATA card. "Removing the mSATA Card" on page 35.
8
Remove the wireless Mini-Card. See "Removing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 31.
9
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
10
Remove the fan. See "Removing the Fan" on page 47.
11
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 10 in "Removing the System Board" on
page 75.
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Procedure
1
In sequential order (indicated on the heat sink), loosen the captive screws that
secure the heat sink to the system board.
2
Lift the heat sink off the system board.
2
1
1 heat sink
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Replacing the Heat Sink
Procedure
NOTE: The original thermal grease can be reused, if the original system board and
heat sink are reinstalled together. If either the system board or the heat sink is
replaced, use the thermal pad provided in the kit to ensure that thermal
conductivity is achieved.
1
Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink and reapply it.
2
Align the screw holes on the heat sink with the screw holes on the
system board.
3
In sequential order (indicated on the heat sink), tighten the captive screws that
secure the heat sink to the system board.
Postrequisites
1
Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 11 in "Replacing the System Board" on
page 79.
2
Replace the fan. See "Replacing the Fan" on page 48.
3
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
4
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
5
Replace the wireless Mini-Card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 33.
6
Replace the mSATA card. See "Replacing the mSATA Card" on page 37.
7
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
8
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in "Replacing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 26.
9
Replace the memory module(s). See "Replacing the Memory Module(s)" on page 22.
10
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
11
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
12
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Processor
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Processor
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Remove the memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on
page 21.
5
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 23.
6
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
7
Remove the mSATA card. "Removing the mSATA Card" on page 35.
8
Remove the wireless Mini-Card. See "Removing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 31.
9
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
10
Remove the fan. See "Removing the Fan" on page 47.
11
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 10 in "Removing the System Board" on
page 75.
12
Remove the heat sink. See "Removing the Heat Sink" on page 81.
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Procedure
1
To loosen the ZIF socket, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver and rotate the ZIFsocket cam screw counterclockwise until it comes to the cam stop.
CAUTION: To ensure maximum cooling for the processor, do not touch the heat
transfer areas on the processor thermal cooling assembly. The oils in your skin
can reduce the heat transfer capability of the
thermal pads.
CAUTION: When removing the processor module, pull the module
straight up. Be careful not to bend the pins on the processor module.
2
Lift the processor module from the ZIF socket.
5
1
2
3
4
1
processor
2
ZIF socket
3
processor pin-1 corner
4
ZIF-socket pin-1 corner
5
ZIF-socket cam screw
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Replacing the Processor
Procedure
NOTE: If you install a new processor, a new thermal assembly including an affixed
thermal pad or a new thermal pad along with documentation to illustrate proper
installation is shipped.
1
Align the pin-1 corner of the processor module with the pin-1 corner of the ZIF
socket, then insert the processor module.
NOTE: The pin-1 corner of the processor module has a triangle that aligns with the
triangle on the pin-1 corner of the ZIF socket.
When the processor module is properly seated, all four corners are aligned at the
same height. If one or more corners of the module are higher than the others, the
module is not seated properly.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the processor, hold the screwdriver perpendicular
to the processor when turning the cam screw.
2
Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the processor
module to the system board.
Postrequisites
1
Replace the heat sink. See "Replacing the Heat Sink" on page 83.
2
Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 11 in "Replacing the System Board" on
page 79.
3
Replace the fan. See "Replacing the Fan" on page 48.
4
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
5
Replace the wireless Mini-Card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 33.
6
Replace the mSATA card. See "Replacing the mSATA Card" on page 37.
7
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
8
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in "Replacing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 26.
9
Replace the memory module(s). See "Replacing the Memory Module(s)" on page 22.
10
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
11
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
12
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
13
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Power-Adapter Port
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Power-Adapter Port
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Remove the memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on
page 21.
5
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 23.
6
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
7
Remove the mSATA card. "Removing the mSATA Card" on page 35.
8
Remove the wireless Mini-Card. See "Removing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 31.
9
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
10
Remove the fan. See "Removing the Fan" on page 47.
11
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 9 in "Removing the System Board" on
page 75.
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Disconnect the power-adapter port cable from the system-board connector.
1
2
1 power-adapter port
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Replacing the Power-Adapter Port
Procedure
Connect the power-adapter port cable to the system-board connector.
Postrequisites
1
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 11 in "Replacing the System Board" on
page 79.
2
Replace the fan. See "Replacing the Fan" on page 48
3
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
4
Replace the wireless Mini-Card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 33.
5
Replace the mSATA card. See "Replacing the mSATA Card" on page 37.
6
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
7
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in "Replacing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 26.
8
Replace the memory module(s). See "Replacing the Memory Module(s)" on page 22.
9
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
10
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
11
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
12
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Speakers
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Speakers
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Remove the memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on
page 21.
5
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 23.
6
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
7
Remove the mSATA card. "Removing the mSATA Card" on page 35.
8
Remove the wireless Mini-Card. See "Removing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 31.
9
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
10
Remove the fan. See "Removing the Fan" on page 47.
11
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 8 in "Removing the System Board" on
page 75.
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Procedure
1
Make a note of the speakers cable routing and remove it from the
routing guides on the computer base.
2
Lift the speakers along with its cable away from the computer base.
2
1
1 speakers (2)
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Replacing the Speakers
Procedure
1
Route the speakers cable through the routing guides on the
computer base.
2
Use the alignment posts on the computer base to place the
speakers in position.
Postrequisites
1
Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 11 in "Replacing the System Board" on
page 79.
2
Replace the fan. See "Replacing the Fan" on page 48.
3
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 49.
4
Replace the wireless Mini-Card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 33.
5
Replace the mSATA card. See "Replacing the mSATA Card" on page 37.
6
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
7
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in "Replacing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 26.
8
Replace the memory module(s). See "Replacing the Memory Module(s)" on page 22.
9
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
10
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
11
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
12
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Subwoofer
WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in
"Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Removing the Subwoofer
Prerequisites
1
Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13.
2
Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 15.
3
Remove the base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 19.
4
Remove the memory module(s). See "Removing the Memory Module(s)" on
page 21.
5
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 23.
6
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 2 in "Removing the Optical Drive" on
page 27.
7
Remove the mSATA card. "Removing the mSATA Card" on page 35.
8
Remove the wireless Mini-Card. See "Removing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 31.
9
Remove the palm rest. See "Removing the Palm Rest" on page 39.
10
Remove the fan. See "Removing the Fan" on page 47.
11
Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 8 in "Removing the System Board" on
page 75.
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Procedure
1
Make a note of the subwoofer cable routing and remove it from the routing guides
on the computer base.
2
Lift the subwoofer along with its cable away from the computer base.
1
1 subwoofer
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Replacing the Subwoofer
Procedure
1
Use the alignment posts on the computer base to place the
subwoofer in position.
2
Route the subwoofer cable through the routing guides on the
computer base.
Postrequisites
1
Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 11 in "Replacing the System Board" on
page 79.
2
Replace the fan. See "Replacing the Fan" on page 48.
3
Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 41.
4
Replace the wireless Mini-Card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 33.
5
Replace the mSATA card. See "Replacing the mSATA Card" on page 37.
6
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on
page 29.
7
Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in "Replacing the Hard Drive(s)" on
page 26.
8
Replace the memory module(s). See "Replacing the Memory Module(s)" on page 22.
9
Replace the base cover. See "Replacing the Base Cover" on page 20.
10
Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 18.
11
Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 13.
12
Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9.
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Flashing the BIOS
The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when
replacing the system board.
To flash the BIOS:
1
Turn on the computer.
2
Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads.
3
Locate the BIOS update file for your computer:
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located on a label at the bottom
of your computer. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide that
shipped with your computer.
If you have your computer’s Service Tag or Express Service Code:
a
Enter your computer’s Service Tag or Express Service Code in the Service Tag
or Express Service Code field.
b
Click Submit and proceed to step 4.
If you do not have your computer’s Service Tag or Express Service Code:
a
b
Select one of the following options:
•
Automatically detect my Service Tag for me
•
Choose from My Products and Services List
•
Choose from a list of all Dell products
Click Continue and follow the instructions on the screen.
4
A list of results appears on the screen. Click BIOS.
5
Click Download File to download the latest BIOS file.
6
In the Please select your download method below window, click
For Single File Download via Browser, and then click Download Now.
7
In the Save As window, select an appropriate location to download the file on your
computer.
8
If the Download Complete window appears, click Close.
9
Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the BIOS update file.
The file icon appears in the folder and is titled the same as the downloaded BIOS
update file.
10
Double-click the BIOS update file icon and follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
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