Contents 1 Working on your computer.................5 ....................5 Before working inside your computer ........................6 Turning off Your Computer ....................6 Using power buttonUsing charms .....................6 After working inside your computer 2 Removing and installing components.............. 8 ..........................8 Recommended Tools ........................8 Removing the Base Cover ........................9 Installing the Base Cover...
..............33 Assigning a system password and setup password ..........33 Deleting or changing an existing system and/or setup password 4 Diagnostics......................34 ............34 Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) diagnostics ..........................35 Device Status Light 5 Technical Specifications..................36 6 Contacting Dell....................42...
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers. Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator, battery slice, or media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard.
CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. Replace the battery. Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets. Turn on your computer.
Removing and installing components This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer. Recommended Tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools: • Small flat-blade screwdriver • #0 Phillips screwdriver •...
Installing the Base Cover Place the base cover on the computer and snap it in place. Tighten the screws to secure the base cover to the computer. NOTE: Ensure you use a Torx #5 screwdriver for the base screws and a Philips screwdriver for the system badge screws.
Installing the Battery Place and align the battery in the battery bay. Tighten the screws that secure the battery to the computer. Connect the battery cable to the system board. Install the base cover. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Memory Module(s) Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your...
NOTE: If you do not hear the click, remove the memory module and re-install it. Install the: a. battery b. base cover Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Hard Drive Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
Remove the data-cable connector  and then slide out the two end brackets . Installing the Hard Drive Replace the hard-drive covers on the hard drive. Connect the hard-drive interposer to the hard-drive assembly. Place the hard-drive assembly on the palm-rest assembly. Connect the hard-drive cable to the system board.
Installing the Speakers Using the alignment posts, place the speakers on the palm-rest assembly. Replace the screws that secure the speakers to the palm-rest assembly. Route the speaker cables through the routing guides on the palm-rest assembly. Connect the speaker cable to the system board. Install the: a.
Installing the WLAN Card Align the notch on the WLAN card with the tab on the WLAN-card connector on the I/O board. Align the bracket which secures the WLAN card to the palmrest assembly. Connect the antenna cables to the WLAN card. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the WLAN card, do not place any cables under it.
Perform the following steps to remove the left video-card fan: a. Un-thread the LVDS cable from its restraints  and . b. Disconnect the fan cable from the system board  c. Remove the screws that secure the fan to the computer . d.
Installing the Fans Perform the following steps to install the system fan: a. Align the screw holes on the left fan with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly. b. Connect the left fan cable to the system board. c. Route the display cable through the routing guides on the left fan. d.
Installing the Heatsink Align the screw holes on the heatsink with the screw holes on the system board. Replace the screws to secure the heatsink to the system board. Install the: a. battery b. base cover Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the DC-in Connector Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your...
Installing the DC-in Adapter Port Place the DC-in adapter port into the slot on the palm-rest assembly. Route the power-adapter port cable through its routing guides on the palm-rest assembly. Replace the screw that secures the power-adapter port to the palm-rest assembly. Connect the power-adapter port cable to the system board.
Remove the screw securing the metal bracket for the LVDS to the system board  and remove the bracket off the computer . Then, disconnect the LVDS cable from the system board . Slide out the connector latches to disconnect all the cables from the system board. Perform the following steps to remove the system board from the computer: a.
Installing the System Board Align the system board on the computer. Replace the screws that secure the system board to the palm-rest assembly. Connect the power-adapter port cable, speaker cable, keyboard-control board cable, touch-pad cable, and touch-screen cable to the system board. Connect the display cable to the system board.
Un-route the LVDS cable  and then remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the computer . Lift and remove the keyboard from the computer.
Installing the Keyboard Adhere the Mylar to the keyboard. Align the screw holes on the keyboard with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly. Replace the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly. Adhere the Mylar to the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly. Connect the keyboard cable and keyboard-backlight cable to the keyboard-controls board.
Place the computer at the edge of a table as shown and remove the screws  securing the display assembly to the computer. Then, lift the display assembly off the computer .
Installing the Display Assembly Place the palm-rest assembly at the edge of the table with the speakers facing away from the edge. Align the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly with the screw holes on the display hinges. Replace the screws that secure the display hinges to the palm-rest assembly. Adhere the tape and route the touch-screen cable through the routing guides on the fan.
battery Remove the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the system board. Remove the thermal pad from the SSD. NOTE: The thermal pad is applicable only for a PCIe SSD card. Installing the solid-state drive Adhere the thermal pad to the solid-state drive. NOTE: The thermal pad is applicable only for a PCIe SSD card.
Press the other end of the solid-state drive down and replace the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the system board. Install the: a. battery b. base cover Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.
Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the System Setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a specific device (for example: optical drive or hard drive). During the Power-on Self Test (POST), when the Dell logo appears, you can: •...
Allows you to set the date and time. BIOS Version Displays the BIOS version. Product Name Displays the product name. Dell Precision M3800 (Default Setting) Service Tag Displays the service tag. Asset Tag Displays the asset tag. None (Default Setting) CPU Type Displays the CPU type.
Option Description System Memory Displays the size of the system memory. Extended Memory Displays the size of the extended memory. Memory Speed Displays the speed of the memory. Keyboard Type Displays the type of keyboard. Backlite (Default Setting) Table 4. Advanced Option Description Intel (R) SpeedStep (TM)
Option Description • USB Debug - Disabled (Default Setting) Table 5. Security Option Description Unlocked (Default Setting) Unlock Setup Status Admin Password Status Displays the status of the admin password. Default Setting: Not set System Password Status Displays the status of the system password. Default Setting: Not set HDD Password Status Displays the status of the system password.
Option Description enabled, the BIOS will turn On the TPM during POST so that it can be used by the operating system. This option is Enable by default. NOTE: Disabling this option does not change any settings you may have made to the TPM, nor does it delete or change any information or keys you may have stored there.
For laptops, ensure that your computer battery is fully charged and connected to a power outlet Restart the computer. Go to Dell.com/support. Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit. NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag? NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect My Product.
Assigning a system password and setup password You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password and/or Setup Password only when Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status is Locked, you cannot change the System Password. NOTE: If the password jumper is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password are deleted and you need not provide the system password to log on to the computer.
Diagnostics If you experience a problem with your computer, run the ePSA diagnostics before contacting Dell for technical assistance. The purpose of running diagnostics is to test your computer's hardware without requiring additional equipment or risking data loss. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, service and support personnel can use the diagnostics results to help you solve the problem.
Technical Specifications NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start (Start icon) → Help and Support, and then select the option to view information about your computer. Table 9. System Information Feature Specification System Chipset...
Feature Specification Integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 Data bus PCIE x16, Gen3 Memory Discrete Up to 2 GB GDDR5 Integrated Shared system memory Table 13. Audio Feature Specification Integrated dual-channel High-Definition audio Table 14. Communication Feature Specification Network adapter Ethernet via USB-to-Ethernet Dongle provided in box. NOTE: No RJ45 (10/100/1000Base-T, IPv6) provided.
Feature Specification Height 194.50 mm (7.66 in) Width 345.60 mm (13.61 in) Diagonal 396.52 mm (15.61 in) Active area (X/Y) 194.50 mm (7.66 in) x 345.60 mm (13.61 in) x 396.52 mm (15.61 in) Maximum resolution 1920 X 1080 pixels / 3840 X 2160 pixels Maximum Brightness 400 nits Operating angle...
Table 20. Storage Feature Specification Storage: Storage Interface SATA 3 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps Drives configurations: Hard Drives (optional) one internal 2.5 inch SATA HDD (supports Intel Smart Response Technology) Solid State Drives (optional) one Solid State Drive (SSD), with Intel Cache support Size: 512 GB and 1 TB Table 21.
Table 22. AC Adapter Feature Specification Input voltage 100 VAC to 240 VAC Input current (maximum) 1.80 A Input frequency 50 Hz to 60 Hz Output power 130 W Output current 6.67 A Rated output voltage 19.50 VDC Dimensions: Height 22 mm (0.86 inches) Width 66 mm (2.59 inches)
Feature Specification Operating 110 G, 2 ms Non-operating 160 G, 2 ms Altitude: –15.2 m to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft) Operating Storage 15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft) Airborne contaminant level G1 as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985...
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