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Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual 
 
Before You Begin
Hard Drive
Memory
Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Processor
Communication Cards
Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Battery Latch Assembly
Keyboard
Button Board
Display Assembly
LCD Camera
 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE:
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.;Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under
license. Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model PP28L
November 2007 Rev. A00
Palm Rest
Biometric Module
Optical Drive
Speaker
Hard Drive Cage
ExpressCard Reader
System Board
S-Video Board
Wireless Sniffer Board
Charger Board
Coin-Cell Battery
Flashing the BIOS
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors

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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.;Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.

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    Back to Contents Page   Battery Latch Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Battery Latch Assembly   Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    4. Replace the system board (see Replacing the System Board).   5. Replace in reverse order the other components that you removed in Removing the Battery Latch Assembly. Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.

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    To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you service the computer. NOTICE: 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.

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    Back to Contents Page   Biometric Module Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Biometric Module   Replacing the Biometric Module   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached.   2. Turn on the computer.   3. Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com.   4. Click Download Now to download the file.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Card   Replacing the Card   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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    Back to Contents Page   Button Board Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Button Board   Replacing the Button Board   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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    5. Replace the Hinge Covers and the Center Control Cover (see Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover). Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   LCD Camera Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the LCD Camera   Replacing the LCD Camera   CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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    Back to Contents Page   Charger Board Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Charger Board   Replacing the Charger Board   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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    system board (view from below)      Replacing the Charger Board   1. Attach the charger board to the system board connector.   2. Replace the two screws that secure the charger board to the system board connector.   3. Replace the system board (see Replacing the System Board).

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    Back to Contents Page   Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Coin-Cell Battery   Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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      9. Replace the center control cover (see Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover). Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Processor Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Processor   Installing the Processor   CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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    NOTICE: To prevent intermittent contact between the ZIF-socket cam screw and the processor when removing or replacing the processor, press to apply slight pressure to the center of the processor while turning the cam screw.   2. Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the processor to the system board.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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    fan cable connector M2.5 x 5-mm screw   4. Disconnect the thermal fan cable connector from the system board. NOTE: The fan is a part of the thermal-cooling assembly.   5. Tilt the thermal-cooling assembly slightly and lift it out of the computer.  Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Display Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Display Assembly   Replacing the Display Assembly   Removing the Display Bezel   Replacing the Display Bezel   Removing the Display Panel   Replacing the Display Panel   Removing the Display Panel Cable   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    6. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "D" from the computer base.   7. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).   8. Remove the two M2.5 x 8-mm screws from each side of the display assembly.   9.

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     Replacing the Display Assembly   1. Replace the camera cable.   2. Reconnect the display cable to the connector on the system board.   3. Make note of the cable routing and carefully slide the Mini-Card antenna cables through the system board and into their routing guides.  ...

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      3. Remove the six screws securing the display panel brackets. display panel screw (6)   4. Remove the display panel.   5. Remove the eight screws (four on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel. 1 display panel bracket (1 left, 1 right) 2 screw (8 total;...

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    4. Turn over the display panel, placing it on a clean surface. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the computer when replacing the bottom flex cable, gently support the bottom of the inverter board with one finger as you reseat the bottom flex-cable connector. Do not bend the inverter board. 1 pull-tab of the bottom flex-cable 2 back of display panel connector...

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    NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard drive (see "Restoring Your Operating System" and "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your Owner's Manual).

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    6. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed (see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your computer Owner's Manual).  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. foam packaging...

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    Back to Contents Page   Hard Drive Cage Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Hard Drive Cage   Replacing the Hard Drive Cage   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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      6. Replace the hinge covers and center control cover (see Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover).   7. Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive). Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover   Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    center control cover hinge cover (2)  Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover   1. Replace the hinge covers.   2. To reconnect the cable that attaches the center control cover to the system board, place the cable inside the cable connector and push its black securing tabs inside with your fingertips.

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    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Keyboard   Replacing the Keyboard For more information about the keyboard, see "Using the Keyboard and Touchpad" in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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      3. Replace the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws along the top of the keyboard.   4. Replace the Hinge Covers and the Center Control Cover (see Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover). Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets that can be accessed from the bottom of the computer.

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    As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information.  Removing the DIMM B Memory Module NOTICE: If a memory module is installed in the DIMM A connector, remove it prior to removing the memory module from the DIMM B connector.

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      2. Turn the computer over and loosen the four captive screws along with the M2.5 x 5-mm screw. Remove the module cover. M2.5 x 5-mm screw module cover captive screw (4)     DIMM A memory module DIMM B memory module NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips.

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    As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information. Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Communication Cards Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Subscriber Identity Module   Wireless Mini Cards   Flash Cache Module or Ultra Wide Band  Subscriber Identity Module Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) identify users uniquely through an International Mobile Subscriber Identity.   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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      4. Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN card. NOTE: The gray antenna cable may not be available in all computers. The presence of the gray antenna cable in your Mini Card compartment depends upon the type of display. 1 WLAN 2 M2 x 3-mm securing 3 antenna cable connectors...

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      1. Insert the WLAN card connector at a 45-degree angle into the system board connector labeled "WLAN."   2. Press the other end of the WLAN card down into the slot on the system board until the card clicks into place.  ...

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    card screw   5. Release the WWAN card by removing the securing screw.   6. Lift the WWAN card out of its system board connector.   Replacing a WWAN Card NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors on the card and on the system board, and realign the card.

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      4. Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer. NOTE: If you leave the area, ground yourself again when you return to the computer.   5. Remove the M2 x 3-mm securing screw. NOTE: In case of an UWB card, disconnect the blue antenna cable from the UWB card.

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    Back to Contents Page   Optical Drive Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Optical Drive   Replacing the Optical Drive   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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      6. Replace the hinge covers and center control cover (see Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover). Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Palm Rest   Replacing the Palm Rest   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    screw bluetooth cable connector touch pad cable connector palm rest biometric cable connector     NOTICE: Pull on the plastic tab on top of the connectors to avoid damaging the connectors.   10. Disconnect the bluetooth cable connector, touch pad cable connector and the biometric cable connector from the system board.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   ExpressCard Reader Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the ExpressCard Reader   Replacing the ExpressCard Reader   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page   Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    USB Connector   Video Connector   S-Video TV-Out Connector   HDMI Connector   IEEE 1394a Connector  USB Connector     Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+  Video Connector NOTE: The color of the video connector may vary in color between blue and black.

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      S-Video     Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L   Composite Video     Signal DCMPS-L  HDMI Connector         Signal Signal TMDS Data 2+ TMDS Clock Shield TMDS Data 2 Shield 12 TMDS Clock- TMDS Data 2- TMDS Data 1+ No Connect TMDS Data 1 Shield 15 DDC Clock...

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    TPB– TPB+ TPA– TPA+ Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   S-Video Board Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the S-Video Board   Replacing the S-Video Board   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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).

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      9. Replace the hinge covers and center control cover (see Replacing the Hinge Covers and Center Control Cover). Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Wireless Sniffer Board Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Wireless Sniffer Board   Replacing the Wireless Sniffer Board   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    Back to Contents Page   Speaker Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the Speaker   Replacing the Speaker   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    2. Connect the speaker cable connector to the system board.   3. Replace the two speaker screws (one on each speaker) that secure the speakers to the computer base.   4. Connect the button board cable connector to the system board.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   System Board Dell™ XPS™ M1530 Service Manual    Removing the System Board   Replacing the System Board   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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     Replacing the System Board   1. Follow all of the steps in Removing the System Board in reverse order. NOTICE: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.

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