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Dell Inspiron One 2020
Owner's Manual
Computer model: Inspiron One 2020
Regulatory model: W06B
Regulatory type: W06B001

Summary of Contents

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    Dell Inspiron One 2020 Owner’s Manual Computer model: Inspiron One 2020 Regulatory model: W06B Regulatory type: W06B001...

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    WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. ____________________ © 2012 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and Inspiron™ are trademarks of ® ® Dell Inc.; Microsoft...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Technical Overview ..... . Inside View of Your Computer ....System Board Components .

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    10 Converter Board ......Removing the Converter Board ....Replacing the Converter Board .

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    20 Power-Button Assembly ....Removing the Power-Button Assembly ..Replacing the Power-Button Assembly ..21 Processor Heat-Sink .

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    29 System Setup ......Overview ......Clearing Forgotten Passwords .

  • Page 7: Technical Overview, Inside View Of Your Computer, Technical Overview

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Inside View of Your Computer power-button board...

  • Page 8: System Board Components

    System Board Components Technical Overview...

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    processor socket fan cable connector (FANC1) camera cable connector (WEBCAM) converter-board cable connector (CONVERTER) hard-drive and optical-drive optical-drive cable connector power cable connector (SATAP1) (SATA_ODD) hard-drive cable connector power-button and hard-drive activity (SATA_HDD) light cable connector (PWRCN1) IR-cable connector (IR_IN) display-cable connector wireless Mini-Card connector TV-tuner card connector...

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    Technical Overview...

  • Page 11: Before You Begin, Turn Off Your Computer And Connected Devices, Safety Instructions

    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.

  • Page 12: Recommended Tools

    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.

  • Page 13: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After Working Inside Your Computer After you complete replacement procedures, ensure the following: • Replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside your computer • Place the computer in an upright position • Connect any external devices, cables, cards, and any other part(s) you removed before working on your computer •...

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    After Working Inside Your Computer...

  • Page 15: Stand Cover, Removing The Stand 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Stand Cover Procedure CAUTION: Before opening your computer, ensure that you place the computer on a soft cloth or clean surface to avoid any scratches on the display.

  • Page 16: Replacing The Stand Cover

    Replacing the Stand Cover Procedure Slide the tabs on the stand cover into the slots on the back cover. Snap the stand cover until it clicks into place. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 13. Stand Cover...

  • Page 17: Stand, Removing The Stand

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Stand Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 18: Replacing The Stand

    Replacing the Stand Procedure Slide the tabs on the stand into the slots on the back cover. Replace the screws that secure the stand to the chassis. Postrequisites Replace the stand cover. See "Replacing the Stand Cover" on page 16. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer"...

  • Page 19: Back Cover, Removing The Back 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Back Cover Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 20: Replacing The Back Cover

    Replacing the Back Cover Procedure Align the tabs on the back cover with the tabs on the middle frame and snap the back cover into place. Postrequisites Replace the stand. See "Replacing the Stand" on page 18. Replace the stand cover. See "Replacing the Stand Cover" on page 16. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer"...

  • Page 21: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    "Before You Begin" on page 11. 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.

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the chassis. Slide and lift the hard-drive assembly and then disconnect the power and data cable from the connector on the hard drive. chassis screw (3) hard-drive assembly power and data cable Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive cage to the hard drive.

  • Page 23: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Replacing the Hard Drive Procedure Align the screw holes on the hard-drive cage with the screw holes on the hard drive. Replace the screws that secure the hard-drive cage to the hard drive. Connect the power and data cable to the connector on the hard-drive assembly. Place the hard-drive assembly on the chassis and slide the hard-drive assembly into place.

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    Hard Drive...

  • Page 25: Optical Drive, Removing The 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Optical Drive Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 26: Replacing The Optical Drive

    Carefully pry the optical-drive bezel and remove it from the optical-drive assembly. Remove the screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the optical drive. Remove the optical-drive bracket. optical-drive bezel optical drive optical-drive bracket screws (2) Replacing the Optical Drive Procedure Align the screw holes on the optical-drive bracket with the screw holes on the optical drive.

  • Page 27: B-cas Card (japan Only), Removing The B-cas 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the B-CAS Card Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 28: Replacing The B-cas Card

    Replacing the B-CAS Card Procedure Connect the B-CAS-card cable to the connector on the B-CAS card. Turn the B-CAS card over. Align the screw hole on the B-CAS card with the screw hole on the middle frame. Replace the screw that secures the B-CAS card to the middle frame. Postrequisites Replace the back cover.

  • Page 29: Converter Board, Removing The Converter 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Converter Board Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 30: Replacing The Converter Board

    Replacing the Converter Board Procedure Align the screw holes on the converter board with the screw holes on the chassis. Replace the screws that secure the converter board to the chassis. Connect the cables to the connectors on the converter board. Postrequisites Replace the back cover.

  • Page 31: Memory Module(s), Removing The 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Memory Module(s) Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module connector until the memory module pops up. Remove the memory module from the memory-module connector. memory-module connector securing clips (2) memory module Memory Module(s)

  • Page 33: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    Replacing the Memory Module(s) Procedure Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module connector. 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.

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    Memory Module(s)

  • Page 35: System-board Shield, Removing The System-board Shield

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the System-Board Shield Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 36: Replacing The System-board Shield

    Disconnect the antenna-in connector cable from the connector on the TV-tuner card. Remove the antenna-in connector. See "Removing the Antenna-In Connector" on page 37. system-board shield antenna-in connector cable TV-tuner card Replacing the System-Board Shield Procedure Replace the antenna-in connector. See "Replacing the Antenna-In Connector" on page 38.

  • Page 37: Antenna-in Connector, Removing The Antenna-in Connector

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Antenna-In Connector Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 38: Replacing The Antenna-in Connector

    Replacing the Antenna-In Connector Procedure Slide the antenna-in connector into the slot on the system-board shield. Replace the hex nut that secures the antenna-in connector to the system-board shield. Postrequisites Replace the system-board shield. See "Replacing the System-Board Shield" on page 36.

  • Page 39: Antenna Modules, Removing The Antenna Modules

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Antenna Modules Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 40: Replacing The Antenna Modules

    Replacing the Antenna Modules Procedure Adhere the antenna modules to the chassis. Route the antenna cables through the routing guides. Connect the antenna cables to the connectors on the wireless Mini-Card. Postrequisites Replace the system-board shield. See "Replacing the System-Board Shield" on page 36.

  • Page 41: Tv-tuner Card (optional), Removing The Tv-tuner Card

    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 TV-tuner cards from sources other than Dell. If you ordered a TV-tuner card with your computer, the card is already installed.

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    Procedure Disconnect the TV-tuner-card cable from the connector on the TV-tuner card. Remove the screw that secures the TV-tuner card to the system-board connector. Lift the TV-tuner card away from the system-board connector. TV-tuner-card cable screw TV tuner card CAUTION: When the TV-tuner card is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging.

  • Page 43: Replacing The Tv-tuner Card

    Replacing the TV-Tuner Card Procedure CAUTION: To avoid damage to the TV-tuner card, ensure that there are no cables under the TV-tuner card. Align the notch on the TV-tuner card with the tab on the system-board connector. Insert the TV-tuner card at a 45-degree angle into the system-board connector. Press the other end of the TV-tuner card down and replace the screw that secures the TV-tuner card to the system-board connector.

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    TV-Tuner Card (Optional)

  • Page 45: Wireless Mini-card (optional), Removing The Wireless Mini-card

    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 Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell. If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed.

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    Procedure Disconnect the antenna cable(s) from the Mini-Card. Remove the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the system-board connector. screw Mini-Card antenna cables (2) Lift the Mini-Card away from the system-board connector. CAUTION: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging.

  • Page 47: Replacing The Wireless Mini-card

    Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card Procedure CAUTION: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. Use of excessive force may damage the connectors. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the Mini-Card, ensure that there are no cables under the Mini-Card. Align the notch on the Mini-Card with the tab on the system-board connector. Insert the Mini-Card at a 45-degree angle into the system-board connector.

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    Wireless Mini-Card (Optional)

  • Page 49: Coin-cell Battery, Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    "Before You Begin" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Page 50: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery Procedure Insert the new battery (CR2032) into the battery socket with the side labeled + facing up, and press the battery into place. Postrequisites Replace the system-board shield. See "Replacing the System-Board Shield" on page 36. Replace the back cover.

  • Page 51: Speakers, Removing The 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Speakers Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Disconnect the speakers cable from the connector (SPEAKER) on the system board. Make note of the speakers cable routing and remove the cable from the routing guides. Remove the screws that secure the speakers to the middle frame. Lift the speakers along with the cable off the middle frame. screws (4) speakers (2) middle frame...

  • Page 53: Replacing The Speakers

    Replacing the Speakers Procedure Align the screw holes on the speakers with the screw holes on the middle frame. Replace the screws that secure the speakers to the middle frame. Route the speakers cable through the routing guides. Connect the speakers cable to the connector (SPEAKER) on the system board. Postrequisites Replace the system-board shield.

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    Speakers...

  • Page 55: Removing The 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Fan Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

  • Page 56: Replacing The Fan

    Procedure Disconnect the fan cable from the connector (FANC1) on the system board. Remove the fan cable from the routing guide on the fan. Remove the screws that secure the fan to the chassis. Lift the fan along with its cable away from the chassis. screws (2) fan cable Replacing the Fan...

  • Page 57: Power-button Assembly, Removing The Power-button Assembly

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Power-Button Assembly Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Disconnect the power-button and hard-drive activity light cable from the connector (PWRCN1) on the system board. Make a note of the power-button and hard-drive activity light cable routing and remove it from the routing guides. Remove the screw that secures the power-button assembly to the middle frame. Slide the power-button assembly toward the top of the computer and then lift it away from the middle frame.

  • Page 59: Replacing The Power-button Assembly

    Replacing the Power-Button Assembly Procedure Place the power-button assembly on the middle frame and then slide it toward the bottom of the computer. Ensure that the slot on the power-button assembly is secured under the tab on the middle frame. Align the screw hole on the power-button assembly with the screw hole on the middle frame.

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    Power-Button Assembly...

  • Page 61: Processor Heat-sink, Removing The Processor Heat-sink

    "Before You Begin" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The heat sink may be very hot during normal operation. Ensure that it has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.

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    Procedure In sequential order (indicated on the processor heat-sink), loosen the captive screws that secure the processor heat-sink to the system board. Carefully lift the processor heat-sink away from the system board. NOTE: The appearance of the processor heat-sink may vary based on your computer model.

  • Page 63: Replacing The Processor Heat-sink

    Replacing the Processor Heat-Sink CAUTION: Incorrect alignment of the processor heat-sink can cause damage to the system board and processor. Procedure Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the processor heat-sink and reapply it. NOTE: The original thermal grease can be reused if the original processor and processor heat-sink are reinstalled together.

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    Processor Heat-Sink...

  • Page 65: Processor, Removing The 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Processor Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Press the release lever down on the processor cover and then pull it outward to release it from the tab that secures it. Extend the release lever completely to open the processor cover. Leave the release lever extended in the release position so that the socket is ready for the new processor.

  • Page 67: Replacing The Processor

    Replacing the Processor Procedure Unpack the new processor, being careful not to touch the underside of the processor. CAUTION: Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface. If the release lever on the socket is not fully extended, move it to that position. CAUTION: You must position the processor correctly in the processor socket to avoid permanent damage to the processor.

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    Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the processor heat-sink. Apply the new thermal grease to the top of the processor. CAUTION: Ensure that you apply new thermal grease. New thermal grease is critical for ensuring adequate thermal bonding, which is a requirement for optimal processor operation.

  • Page 69: System Board, Removing The 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the System Board Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure NOTE: Make a note of the cable routing before disconnecting the cables from the system board. 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. Disconnect all the cables from their connectors on the system board.

  • Page 71: Replacing The System Board, Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

    Replacing the System Board Procedure Slide the system board connectors into the slots on the chassis and align the screw holes on the system board with the screw holes on the chassis. Replace the screws that secure the system board to the chassis. Connect all the required cables to their connectors on the system board.

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    System Board...

  • Page 73: Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Display Panel Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Make note of the routing of all the cables (except the converter-board cable and antenna cables) and remove them from the routing guides on the chassis. Remove the screws that secure the chassis to the middle frame. Lift the chassis along with the display panel off the middle frame and place it on a clean surface.

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    Disconnect the converter-board cable from the connector on the display panel. Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the chassis. converter-board cable screws (4) Lift the chassis off the display panel. chassis display panel Display Panel...

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    Peel and release the tape that secures the display cable to the display-cable connector. Press the release latch on either side of the display cable and then pull the display cable to disconnect it from the display-cable connector. display cable display panel release latches (2) display-cable connector...

  • Page 77: Replacing The Display Panel

    Replacing the Display Panel Procedure Connect the display cable to the connector on the display panel and secure it with the tape. Align the screw holes on the display panel with the screw holes on the chassis. Replace the screws that secure the display panel to the chassis. Connect the converter-board cable to the connector on the display panel.

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    Display Panel...

  • Page 79: Infrared (ir) Receiver, Removing The Infrared Receiver

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Infrared Receiver Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Make note of the routing of all the cables (except the converter-board cable and antenna cables) and remove them from the routing guides on the chassis. Remove the screws that secure the chassis to the middle frame. Lift the chassis along with the display panel off the middle frame and keep it on a clean surface.

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    Push the tabs that secure the IR receiver outward and remove the IR receiver from the display bezel. tabs (2) IR receiver display bezel Infrared (IR) Receiver...

  • Page 82: Replacing The Infrared Receiver

    Replacing the Infrared Receiver Procedure Place the IR receiver in position on the display bezel and snap the IR receiver into place. Align the screw holes on the chassis with the screw holes on the middle frame. Replace the screws that secure the chassis to the middle frame. Route all the cables through the routing guides on the chassis.

  • Page 83: Middle Frame, Removing The Middle Frame

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Middle Frame Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Release the tabs that secure the middle frame to the display bezel. Lift the middle frame off the display bezel. middle frame tabs Middle Frame...

  • Page 85: Replacing The Middle Frame

    Replacing the Middle Frame Procedure Align the tabs on the middle frame with the slots on the display bezel and snap the middle frame into place. Postrequisites Replace the infrared receiver. "Replacing the Infrared Receiver" on page 82. Replace the display panel. See "Replacing the Display Panel" on page 77. Replace the system board.

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    Middle Frame...

  • Page 87: Camera Module, Removing The 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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Camera Module Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the camera assembly to the display bezel. Lift the camera assembly along with its cable away from the display bezel. display bezel camera assembly screws (2) Remove the screw that secures the camera module to the camera-module bracket. Slide and remove the camera module away from the camera-module bracket.

  • Page 89: Replacing The Camera Module

    Replacing the Camera Module Procedure Slide the camera module into the camera-module bracket and align the screw hole on the came module with the screw hole on the camera-module bracket. Replace the screw that secures the camera module to the camera-module bracket. Align the screw holes on the camera assembly with the screw holes on the display bezel.

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    Camera Module...

  • Page 91: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel

    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 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Display Bezel Prerequisites Remove the stand cover.

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    Procedure Remove the display bezel. display bezel Display Bezel...

  • Page 93: Replacing The Display Bezel

    Replacing the Display Bezel Procedure Place the display bezel on a clean surface. Postrequisites Replace the camera module. See "Replacing the Camera Module" on page 89. Replace the infrared receiver. See "Replacing the Infrared Receiver" on page 82. Replace the middle frame. See "Replacing the Middle Frame" on page 85. Replace the display panel.

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    Display Bezel...

  • Page 95: System Setup, Overview

    Entering System Setup Turn on (or restart) your computer. During POST, when the DELL logo is displayed, watch for the F2 prompt to appear and then press <F2> immediately. NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can appear very quickly, so you must watch for it, and then press <F2>.

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    System Setup Screens The system setup screen displays current or changeable configuration information for your computer. Information on the screen is divided into three areas: the setup item, active help screen, and key functions. Setup Item — This field appears on Help Screen —...

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    System Setup Options NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may appear, or may not appear exactly as listed. Main — System Information Displays the BIOS revision number BIOS Revision Displays the BIOS build date in BIOS Build Date mm/dd/yyyy format Displays the computer model...

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    Main — SATA Information SATA 1 Displays the SATA device connected Device Type to the SATA 1 connector Displays the serial number of the Device ID SATA 1 device Displays the size of the SATA 1 device Device Size in GB, if the device is a hard drive SATA 2 Displays the SATA device connected Device Type...

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    Advanced — Processor Configuration Allows you to enable or disable Intel Hyper-Threading Intel Hyper-Threading Technology Technology feature for the processor — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default) Allows you to enable or disable Intel(R) SpeedStep Intel SpeedStep Technology feature Technology for the processor —...

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    Advanced — USB Configuration Allows you to enable or disable the Rear USB Ports rear USB ports — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default) Allows you to enable or disable the Side USB Ports side USB ports — Enabled or Disabled (Enabled by default) Advanced —...

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    Boot Allows you to set the status of the Numlock Key Num Lock key during boot On or Off (On by default) Allows you to enable or disable the Keyboard Errors display of keyboard-related errors during boot Report or Do Not Report (Report by default) Allows you to enable or disable USB Boot Support...

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    Power Wake Up by Integrated LAN/WLAN Allow the computer to be powered on by special LAN or wireless LAN signals Enabled or Disabled (Disabled by default) AC Recovery Allows you to configure the behavior of your computer after it recovers from a power failure Power Off, Power On, or Last Power State (Power Off by default)

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    Security Displays the supervisor password Supervisor Password Displays the user password User Password Allows you to set, change, or delete Set User Password the user password Allows you to enable password Password Check verification either when you attempt to enter system setup or each time the computer boots Setup or Always (Setup by default) NOTE: Password Check option is...

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    Exit Allows you to exit system setup and Save Changes and Reset save your changes Allows you to exit system setup and Discard Changes and Reset load previous values for all system setup options Allows you to load default values for Load Defaults all system setup options Boot Sequence...

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    You can use this feature to change the current boot sequence, for example, to boot from the optical drive to run Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities disc. On completion of the diagnostic tests, the previous boot sequence is restored.

  • Page 106: Clearing Forgotten Passwords

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The computer must be disconnected from the electrical outlet to clear the password setting.

  • Page 107: Clearing Cmos Settings

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The computer must be disconnected from the electrical outlet to clear the CMOS setting.

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    System Setup...

  • Page 109: Flashing The Bios, System Board

    • Choose from My Products and Services List • Choose from a list of all Dell products Click Continue and follow the instructions on the screen. A list of results appears on the screen. Click BIOS. Click Download File to download the latest BIOS file.

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    Flashing the BIOS...

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