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R e p l a c i n g P a r t s

Adding Memory

Replacing the Hard Drive

Removing a Battery

Installing a Battery

Replacing a Daughter Card Modem

HINT: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.

Adding Memory

You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on

the system board. See "Specifications" on page 62 for information on the

memory supported by your computer. Be sure to add only memory modules that are intended for your computer.

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CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the "Safety and Use Instructions" on page 7.

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Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down

the computer (see page 20).

Remove any installed PC Cards.

Remove the installed battery, and disconnect the AC adapter cable and any cables or external devices from the computer. Wait 5 seconds before proceeding.

Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer, and continue to do so periodically during this procedure.

NOTICE: While you work, periodically touch unpainted metal on the computer to dissipate static electricity that might harm internal components.

Remove the screw labeled "circle M" from the memory module cover.

Slide the cover out and lift it away from the computer.

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NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the inner metal tabs that secure the memory module.

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If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module.

NOTICE: Handle memory modules by their edges, and do not touch the components on a module.

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Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector.

The module should pop up.

Remove the module from the connector.

securing clips (2) memory module

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Ground yourself and install the new memory module: a Align the notch in the module with the slot in the center of the connector.

b Slide the edge of the module firmly into the connector, and rotate the module down until you hear a click. If you do not hear the click, remove the module and reinstall it.

HINT: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer does not boot. No error message indicates this failure.

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Replace the memory module cover: a Place the memory module cover over the memory module compartment so that the end of the cover with the screw hole is lined up with the lines and arrows as shown in the following figure.

b Press down on the center of the memory module cover, and slide the memory module cover until it is secured.

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NOTICE: I f t h e m e m o r y m o d u l e c o v e r i s d i f f i c u l t t o c l o s e , r e m o v e t h e m o d u l e a n d r e i n s t a l l i t . Fo r c i n g t h e c o v e r t o c l o s e m a y d a m a g e y o u r c o m p u t e r.

Replace and tighten the screw you removed in step 5.

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Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet.

Turn on the computer.

As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information.

Replacing the Hard Drive

NOTICE: To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see page 20) before

removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.

NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive.

CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.

CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read "Safety and

Use Instructions" on page 7.

To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay:

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Make sure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.

Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down

the computer (see page 20).

Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.

Wait 10 to 20 seconds and then disconnect any attached devices.

Remove any installed PC Cards, battery, and devices.

Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.

Ground yourself by touching a metal connector on the back of the computer, and continue to do so periodically during this procedure.

HINT: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.

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HINT: You need the

Operating System CD to install the Windows

® operating system. You also need the Drivers and

Utilities CD for your computer to install the drivers and utilities on the new hard drive.

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Turn the computer over. Use a small screwdriver to remove the harddrive screw, and place the screw in a safe location.

NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective

antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" on page 13.

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Lift up the hard-drive cover until you hear a click.

Slide the hard drive out of the computer.

Remove the new drive from its packaging.

Save the original packaging to use when storing or shipping the hard drive.

NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you force the hard drive into place using excessive force, you may damage the connector.

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Slide the drive into the bay until it is fully seated in the bay. Press the hard-drive cover down until you hear a click.

Replace and tighten the screw you removed in step 7.

Use the Operating System CD to install the operating system for your

computer (see page 48).

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Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to install the drivers and utilities for

your computer (see page 41).

Returning a Hard Drive to Dell

Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit.

hard drive

Removing a Battery

Before removing the battery, ensure that the computer is turned off or disconnected from an electrical outlet.

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Unlock the battery as shown in the following graphic.

Slide and hold the battery latch all the way up until the left edge of the battery pops up.

Remove the battery.

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Installing a Battery

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Ensure that the battery lock is in the unlocked position.

Slide the battery into the battery bay until the latch clicks.

Lock the battery.

Replacing a Daughter Card Modem

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Make sure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.

Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down

the computer (see page 20).

Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet.

Wait 10 to 20 seconds and then disconnect any attached devices.

Remove any installed PC Cards, battery, and devices.

To ground yourself, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer while you work.

Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.

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Turn the computer over, and remove the screws from the modem cover.

Place your finger under the cover at the indentation and lift and slide the cover open.

Remove the existing modem: a Remove the screws securing the modem to the system board, and set them aside.

b Pull straight up on the attached pull tab to lift the modem out of its connector on the system board and disconnect the modem cable.

modem cable connector modem cable

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Connect the modem cable to the modem.

NOTICE: The cable connectors are keyed for correct insertion; do not force the connections.

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Align the modem with the screw holes and press the modem into the connector on the system board.

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Install the screws to secure the modem to the system board.

Replace the modem cover.

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