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Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 
Working on Your Computer
Removing and Replacing Parts
Specifications
Diagnostics
System Setup
 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.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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March 2010     Rev. A01
 
 
  
  

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  • Page 1

    Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries; ATI FirePro is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 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.

  • Page 2: System Setup

    2. When the Dell logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you are unable to enter System Setup by pressing the <F2> key when the Dell Logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then restart your computer and press <F2> when the keyboard lights first flash.

  • Page 3

    BIOS Version ¡ Service Tag ¡ Asset Tag ¡ Ownership Tag ¡ Memory Information Memory Installed ¡ Memory Available ¡ Memory Speed ¡ Memory Channel Mode ¡ Memory Technology ¡ DIMM A Size ¡ DIMM B Size ¡ DIMM C Size ¡...

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    eSATA Ports Default setting: All enabled   Video Option Description Ambient Light Enabling this feature allows your computer to automatically change the brightness of the display panel based on the amount of light in Sensor the surroundings. LCD Brightness This option (represented by a slider bar for On Battery and On AC) sets the panel brightness when the ambient light sensor is off. Security Option Description...

  • Page 5

    Default setting: Off Use the check box to enable/disable the ability for USB devices to wake the system from Standby. USB Wake Support This feature is only functional when the AC power adapter is connected. If the AC power adapter is removed during Standby, the BIOS will remove power from all of the USB ports to conserve battery power.

  • Page 6

    This field allows you to view and clear BIOS power-on self-test (POST) events. It includes the date and time of the event as well as BIOS Events the LED code. This filed allows you to view the diagnostic results from Dell Diagnostics and PSA. It includes the time and date, the diagnostic version DellDiag Events and the resulting code.

  • Page 7: Device Status Lights

    If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the battery light operates as follows: Alternately blinking amber light and blue light — An unauthenticated or unsupported, non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop. Alternately blinking amber light with steady blue light — Temporary battery failure with AC adapter present.

  • Page 8: Dell Diagnostics

    1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from your Drivers and Utilities media.

  • Page 9: Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Media

    4. When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities media, remove the media. 5. Close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen.

  • Page 10: Removing And Replacing Parts

    Back to Contents Page Removing and Replacing Parts Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual    ExpressCard   SIM Card   PCMCIA Card   Media Card     Battery   Access Panel   Coin-Cell Battery   Hinge Cover     Hard Drive   Optical Drive   Secondary Hard Drive   Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) card   Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card     Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) card   Flash Cache Module (FCM)

  • Page 11: Technical Specifications

    Back to Contents Page   Technical Specifications   System Information   Processor   Memory   Video   Audio   Communications   PC Card   ExpressCard   Smart Card   Ports and Connectors   Display   Keyboard   Touchpad   Fingerprint Reader (optional)   Battery   AC Adapter   Physical   Environmental NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start® Help and Support and select the option to view information about your computer.

  • Page 12

    support a maximum of two memory modules populated in slots A and B. Module capacities 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8GB Minimum memory 2 GB Maximum memory 8 GB running at 1600 MHz 32 GB running at 1333 MHz  ...

  • Page 13

    Read/write capabilities supports ISO-7816-3 (asynchronous and synchronous Type I and II), ISO7816-12 Cards supported 1.8 V, 3 V, and 5 V Program technology supported java cards Interface speed 9600–115, 200 bps EMV level level 1 certified WHQL certification PC/SC   Ports and Connectors ...

  • Page 14

    Touchpad  Resolution: X axis 57.52 units per mm Y axis 78.12 units per mm Active Area: X axis 80.0 mm (3.14 inches) Y axis 47.11 mm (1.85 inches)   Fingerprint Reader (Optional) Type swipe fingerprint sensor, FIPS 140-2 / FIPS 201  ...

  • Page 15

    Physical  Height 38.5 mm (1.52 inches) Width 393.0 mm (15.47 inches) Depth 280.5 mm (11.04 inches) Weight (minimum) 3.81 kg (8.40 lb)   Environmental  Temperature range: Operating 0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F) Storage –40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F) Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10% to 90% (noncondensing) Storage 5% to 95% (noncondensing) Maximum vibration (measured using a random  ...

  • Page 16: Access Panel

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Access Panel NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 17: Removing The Battery

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Battery NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 18

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Coin-Cell Battery NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 19: Removing The Expresscard

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the ExpressCard NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 20

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the FCM Card NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 21: Hard Drive

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Hard Drive NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 22: Heat Sink

    Dell Precision Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Heat Sink NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 23: Hinge Cover

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Hinge Cover NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 24

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Internal Memory NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 25

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   Removing the Right I/O Board   Replacing the Right I/O Board   Removing the Left I/O and IEEE 1394 Board   Replacing the Left I/O and IEEE 1394 Board...

  • Page 26

    3. Remove the access panel. 4. Remove the secondary hard drive (if applicable). 5. Remove the hinge cover. 6. Remove the keyboard. 7. Remove the display assembly. 8. Remove the palm rest. 9. Remove the PCMCIA card cage. 10. Remove the four screws that secure the left I/O and IEEE 1394 board to the computer. 11.

  • Page 27: Removing The Keyboard

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Keyboard NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 28: Display Assembly

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   Removing the Display Assembly   Replacing the Display Assembly   Removing the Display Bezel   Replacing the Display Bezel...

  • Page 29: Replacing The Display Assembly

     Replacing the Display Assembly To replace the display assembly, perform the above steps in reverse order.  Removing the Display Bezel NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below. 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 30: Replacing The Display Panel

    10. Remove the screws on either sides of the display panel. 11. Peel the tape that secures the flex cable to the display panel. 12. Use the display connector release tabs to disconnect the display cable from the display. 13. Remove the display panel from the display assembly.  Replacing the Display Panel To replace the display panel, perform the above steps in reverse order.

  • Page 31: Removing The Camera

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Camera NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 32

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Media Card NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 33

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Memory Module(s) NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 34: Optical Drive

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Optical Drive NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 35: Palm Rest

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Palm Rest NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 36: Pcmcia Card

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the PCMCIA Card NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 37

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the PCMCIA Card Cage NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 38: Removing The Processor

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Processor NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 39: Secondary Hard Drive

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Secondary Hard Drive NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 40: Sim Card

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the SIM Card NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 41: System Board

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the System Board NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 42: Removing The Fan

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Fan NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 43

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Video-Card Assembly NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 44: Removing The Wlan Card

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the WLAN card NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 45

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the WPAN Card NOTE: WPAN is a generic name for Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and Bluetooth® (BT). Insert a WPAN card only into the slot labeled WPAN/UWB/FCM.

  • Page 46: Removing The Wwan Card

    Dell Precision™ Workstation M6500 Service Manual 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 www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the WWAN card NOTE: You may need to install Adobe® Flash® Player from Adobe.com in order to view the illustrations below.

  • Page 47: Working On Your Computer

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.

  • Page 48: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any external devices, cards, and cables before turning on your computer. 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.

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