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Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100
A Tour of Your Computer
Conserving Power
System Specifications
Solving Problems
Using the Dell™ Diagnostics
System Setup Program
Ports and Connector Pin-Outs
Removing and Replacing Parts
Hints, Notices, and Cautions
HINT:
A HINT 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:
personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help file (click
the Start button on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop, point to Programs—>
User's Guides, and click Tell Me How).
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  • Page 1 For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help file (click the Start button on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop, point to Programs—> User's Guides, and click Tell Me How). file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/index.htm (1 of 2) [2/28/2004 7:03:38 AM]...
  • Page 2 New Page 1 Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Dell TravelLite, Inspiron, and AccessDirect are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks and Intel SpeedStep is a trademark of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 3: A Tour Of Your Computer

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page A Tour of Your Computer Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Front View Left Side View Right Side View Back View Bottom View Front View CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents.
  • Page 4 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 display latch display latch button 2 display battery bay 3 keyboard status lights 10 touch pad/track stick buttons 4 microphone 11 keyboard 5 device status lights 12 track stick 6 touch pad 13 power button file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/tour.htm (2 of 17) [2/28/2004 7:03:49 AM]...
  • Page 5: Keyboard Status Lights

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 7 module bay 14 AccessDirect button Display Latch This latch keeps the display closed. Display The computer has a color LCD. Keyboard Status Lights The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:...
  • Page 6: Device Status Lights

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Turns on when the uppercase letter function is enabled Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled Microphone Record audio with the internal microphone. Device Status Lights light turns on when the computer is turned on.
  • Page 7: Touch Pad

    You can install devices such as a CD drive, a DVD drive, a CD-RW drive, a second hard drive, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ travel module in the module bay. For more information, see "About the Module Bay" in the Solutions Guide.
  • Page 8: Power Button

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 These buttons correspond to the left and right buttons on a standard mouse. Keyboard The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft® Windows® logo key, Track Stick Use the track stick and track stick buttons as you would use a mouse.
  • Page 9: Pc Card Slot

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 PC Card slot 3 security cable slot 2 hard drive 4 speaker (one of two) PC Card Slot The PC Card slot has two connectors that support various types of PC Cards (also referred to as PCMCIA cards), including modems and network adapters.
  • Page 10: Right Side View

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 This slot allows you to attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. Instructions for installing antitheft devices are usually included with the device. NOTICE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot.
  • Page 11: Infrared Sensor

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 speaker (one of two) 5 network connector 2 infrared sensor 6 S-video TV-out connector 3 audio connectors 7 air vent 4 modem connector Infrared Sensor file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/tour.htm (9 of 17) [2/28/2004 7:03:49 AM]...
  • Page 12: Audio Connectors

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 The infrared sensor lets you transfer files from your computer to another infrared- compatible device without using cable connections. Audio Connectors Attach headphones or speakers to the connector. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/tour.htm (10 of 17) [2/28/2004 7:03:49 AM]...
  • Page 13: Modem Connector

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Attach a microphone to the connector. Modem Connector To use your computer's internal modem, connect the telephone cable to the modem connector. For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer.
  • Page 14: Air Vent

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 S-Video TV-Out Connector Use this connector to attach your computer to a television. Air Vent HINT: The computer turns on the fans only when the computer gets hot. They may run most of the time or very seldom, depending on your use of the computer.
  • Page 15 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Doing so can damage the computer or cause a fire. 1 air intake 6 PS/2 connector...
  • Page 16 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 HINT: Docking devices may not be available in all countries. Use this connector to attach the optional docking device, also called an advanced port replicator (APR). A docking device, or APR, allows you to easily use external devices with your computer, such as an external keyboard, mouse, or monitor.
  • Page 17: Video Monitor Connector

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Use this connector to attach USB devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. Video Monitor Connector Use this connector to attach an external monitor. AC Adapter Connector This connector attaches an AC adapter to the computer.
  • Page 18: Bottom View

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to the power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.
  • Page 19: Battery Release Latch

    A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 air intake 4 memory module and Mini PCI card 2 module release latch 5 battery release latch 3 docking device latch Module Release Latch Press the latch to remove a device in the module bay.
  • Page 20: Conserving Power

    Standby mode conserves power by turning off the display and the hard drive after a predetermined period of inactivity (a time-out). When you exit standby mode, the desktop is restored to the same state that it was in before the computer entered file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (1 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 21: Hibernate Mode

    Advanced tab of the Power Options Properties window. HINT: Some PC Cards may not operate correctly after exiting hibernate mode. If you encounter problems with a PC Card, reinsert the card or restart your computer. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (2 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 22: Power Options Properties

    Hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory. Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you.
  • Page 23 Minimal Power Management (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only) Max Battery (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only) HINT: Dell recommends that you continue to use the Portable/Laptop power scheme to maximize battery power conservation. Each preset power scheme has different time-out settings for putting the computer into standby mode, turning off the display, and turning off the hard drive.
  • Page 24: Alarms Tab

    When you receive your computer, the Lower battery alarm and Critical battery alarm check boxes are selected. Dell recommends that you continue to use these defaults. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (5 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 25: Power Meter Tab

    Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Power Meter Tab The Power Meter tab displays the current power source and amount of battery charge remaining. Advanced Tab The Advanced tab allows you to: Set icon and standby password options. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (6 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 26 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Program the following functions: Activate standby mode. Activate hibernate mode. Shut down Windows and turn off the computer. No action (None). file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (7 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 27: Hibernate Tab

    To program these functions, click an option from the corresponding pull-down menu, and then click OK. Hibernate Tab The Hibernate tab lets you enable hibernate mode by clicking the Enable hibernate support check box. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (8 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 28 Therefore, Intel SpeedStep technology is not included with computers running Windows XP. Intel® SpeedStep™ Tab If your computer has a Mobile Intel Pentium® III processor, the Power Options Properties window includes the Intel® SpeedStep™ tab. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (9 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 29 Disable Intel SpeedStep technology control. Remove flag icon. Disable audio notification when performance changes. Click Apply to accept any changes, and then click OK to close the Intel SpeedStep technology window. Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/power.htm (10 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:51 AM]...
  • Page 30: System Specifications

    Math coprocessor internal to microprocessor Processor speed varies, depending on configuration External bus frequency 133 MHz System Information System chip set Intel 830M Data bus width 64 bits DRAM bus width 64 bits file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (1 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 31: Ports And Connectors

    64, 128, 256, and 512 MB Memory type 3.3-V SODIMM Standard memory 128 MB Maximum memory 1024 MB Memory access time: clock 133 MHz speed Ports and Connectors Serial 9-pin connector; 16550C- compatible, 16-byte buffer connector file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (2 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 32 Type IIIA Mini PCI card slot with Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless support Modem RJ-11 port (optional) Ethernet LAN RJ-45 port (optional) Communications Modem: Type v.92-capable 56K MDC Controller softmodem Interface internal AC 97 bus Network adapter 10/100 Ethernet LOM file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (3 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 33 AC 97 External microphone-in connector, stereo headphones/speakers connector Speaker two 4-ohm speakers Internal speaker amplifier 1.0-W channel into 4 ohms Volume controls keyboard shortcuts, program menus Display Type (active-matrix TFT) XGA; SXGA+; UXGA Dimensions: file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (4 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 34 87 (U.S. and Canada); 88 (Europe); 91 (Japan) Key travel 2.7 mm ± 0.3 (0.11 inch ± 0.016 inch) Key spacing 19.05 mm ± 0.3 mm (0.75 inch ± 0.012 inch) Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (5 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 35 88.5 mm (3.48 inches) Height 21.5 mm (0.83 inch) Width 139.0 mm (5.47 inches) Weight 0.39 kg (0.87 lb) (8 cell) 0.26 kg (0.57 lb) (4 cell) Voltage 14.8 VDC Charge time (approximate): file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (6 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 36 Width 58.42 mm (2.3 inches) Depth 133.85 mm (5.25 inches) Weight (with cables) 0.4 kg (0.9 lb) Temperature range: Operating 0º to 35ºC (32º to 95ºF) Storage –40º to 65ºC (–40º to 149ºF) file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (7 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 37 Storage 5% to 95% (noncondensing) Maximum vibration: Operating 0.9 GRMS using a random- vibration spectrum that simulates user environment Storage 1.3 GRMS using a random- vibration spectrum that simulates air/truck shipment Maximum shock: file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (8 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 38 163 G (2 msec shock pulse) with HDD head parked Altitude (maximum): Operating –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft) Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/specs.htm (9 of 9) [2/28/2004 7:03:52 AM]...
  • Page 39: Solving Problems

    Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities Scanner Problems Manually Reinstalling Drivers Touch Pad or Mouse Resolving Software and Problems Hardware Incompatibilities External Keyboard Problems Using System Restore Unexpected Characters Reinstalling Windows® Drive Problems Accessing Help Files file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (1 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 40 3. Type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then click List Topics. 4. Click the topic that describes your problem, and then click Display. 5. Follow the instructions shown on the screen. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (2 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 41: Power Problems

    See "Contacting Dell" in the Dell Solutions Guide. Test the electrical outlet—...
  • Page 42: Error Messages

    2. Click Control Panel. 3. Click Add or Remove Programs. 4. Click the program you want to remove. 5. Click the Change or Remove Program icon. 6. See the program documentation for installation instructions. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (4 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 43: Video And Display Problems

    If the display is blank HINT: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer supports, Dell recommends that you attach an external monitor to your computer. Check the power light— When the power light is blinking, the computer has power.
  • Page 44: If The Display Is Difficult To Read

    60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor. Eliminate possible interference— Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances. Rotate the computer to face a different direction— Eliminate sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (6 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 45: If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable

    2. Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls. If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. See "Contacting Dell" in the Dell Solutions Guide. Sound and Speaker Problems If you have a problem with integrated speakers...
  • Page 46: If You Have A Problem With External Speakers

    Move the subwoofer away from the computer or monitor— If your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (8 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 47: Printer Problems

    Printer Problems Check the printer cable connections— Ensure that the printer cable is properly connected to the computer (see "Connecting a Printer" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer). Test the electrical outlet— Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
  • Page 48 4. Ensure that To disable call waiting, dial: is checked, and then select the proper code as listed in your telephone directory. 5. Click Apply and then click OK. 6. Close the Modems Properties window. 7. Close the Control Panel window. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (10 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 49 4. Click the COM port for your modem. 5. Click the Properties button. 6. Click the Diagnostics tab to verify that the modem is communicating with Windows. If all commands receive responses, the modem is operating properly. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (11 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 50: Scanner Problems

    3. Turn on the computer. 4. At the Windows® desktop, use the touch pad to move the cursor around, select an icon, and open it. If the touch pad operates correctly, the mouse may be defective. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (12 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 51: External Keyboard Problems

    5. Type some characters on the integrated keyboard and verify that they appear on the display. If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may have a defective external keyboard. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (13 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 52: Unexpected Characters

    2000, double-click the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop. If the floppy drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from recognizing the drive. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (14 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 53: If You Cannot Play A Cd, Cd-Rw, Or Dvd

    High-speed CD drive vibration is normal and may cause noise. This noise does not indicate a defect in the drive or the CD. Because of different worldwide file types, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (15 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 54: If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-Rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray

    2. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer and turn on the computer. 3. Check to see if the drive light is blinking. If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (16 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 55: If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound

    Allow the computer to cool before turning it on— A hot hard drive may prevent the operating system from starting. Try allowing the computer to return to room temperature before turning it on. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (17 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 56: Network Problems

    Restart the computer— Try to log on to the network again. Contact your network administrator— Verify that your network settings are correct and that the network is functioning. General Program Problems file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (18 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 57: A Program Crashes

    Press the power button again to restart the computer. The solid blue screen appears because you were not able to perform a proper Windows® shutdown. ScanDisk automatically runs during the start-up process. Follow the instructions on the screen. Error messages appear file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (19 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 58: E-Mail Problems

    CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when removing wet cables from a live power source.
  • Page 59: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer

    11. Replace the memory modules, the memory module cover, and the screw(s). 12. Turn on the computer and verify that it is working properly. The Dell™ logo should appear, and you will receive the message No operating system found. 13. Turn off the computer by pressing the power button.
  • Page 60: Resolving Other Technical Problems

    "Contacting Dell" in the Solutions Guide. Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities The Dell Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer contains drivers for operating systems that may not be on your computer. Verify that the driver you are loading is under your operating system subdirectory.
  • Page 61 You can also access and download new drivers, system tools, and documentation from the Dell|Support website at support.dell.com. For more information on using the operating system installed on your computer by Dell, see the operating system user's guide that came with your computer.
  • Page 62: Using The Windows Xp Device Driver Rollback

    5. Click the Drivers tab. 6. Click Roll Back Driver. Manually Reinstalling Drivers Reinstalling the Modem or Network Adapter Driver (Windows XP) 1. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD into the CD or DVD drive. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (24 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 63 2. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. 3. Double-click the System icon. 4. Click the Hardware tab. 5. Click Device Manager. If you are installing a modem driver, click Modem and then click the appropriate modem. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (25 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 64 If you are installing a network adapter driver, click Network adapters and then click 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller. 5. Click Properties and click the Driver tab. 6. Click Update Driver. 7. Verify that Automatic search for a better driver (Recommended) is file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (26 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 65: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities

    6. Resolve the device conflicts before checking specific devices. 7. Double-click the malfunctioning device type in the Device Manager list. 8. Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list. The Properties window appears. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (27 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 66: Windows Me

    8. Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list. The Properties window appears. If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the Properties window reports what other devices are sharing the device's IRQ. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (28 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 67: Windows 2000

    9. Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list. The Properties window appears. If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the Properties window reports what other devices are sharing the device's IRQ. 10. Resolve the IRQ conflicts. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (29 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 68: Using System Restore

    XP or Windows Me with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space available, System Restore is automatically disabled. Before you use System Restore, see the following subsections to confirm that it is enabled. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (30 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 69: Creating A Restore Point

    4. Click File System. 5. Click the Troubleshooting tab, and make sure that Disable System Restore is not checked. Before proceeding with any System Restore function, Dell recommends that you thoroughly read Microsoft's information about using System Restore. To access the information: 1.
  • Page 70: Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State

    1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs (point to Programs in Windows Me)—> Accessories—> System Tools, and then click System Restore. 2. Be sure Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected, and click Next. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (32 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 71: Undoing The Last System Restore

    1. Click the Start button, point to All Programs (point to Programs in Windows Me)—> Accessories—> System Tools, and then click System Restore. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (33 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 72: Reinstalling Windows Xp

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling the Windows XP operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, Dell does not recommend that you reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
  • Page 73 Enter the requested information, and then click Next. 13. Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and then click Next. 14. If your computer has a network adapter, select the appropriate network file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (35 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 74: Reinstalling Windows Me

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling your Windows 2000 operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, Dell does not recommend that you reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
  • Page 75 12. Type the Windows product key in the fields provided, and then click Next. The product key is the bar code number found on the Microsoft Windows label, which is located on the computer. 13. When the Start Wizard window appears, click Finish. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (37 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 76: Reinstalling Windows 2000

    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling the Windows 2000 operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, Dell does not recommend that you reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.
  • Page 77 Then click Next. 12. Enter the date and time in the Date and Time Settings window, and then click Next. Windows 2000 installs components and configures the computer. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (39 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 78: Enabling Hibernate Support

    2. Double-click the Power Management icon. 3. Click the Hibernate tab. 4. Ensure that Enable hibernate support is selected, and click Apply. 5. Click OK to close the Control Panel. Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/solving.htm (40 of 40) [2/28/2004 7:03:56 AM]...
  • Page 79: Using The Dell™ Diagnostics

    As long as the microprocessor and the display, keyboard, and CD or DVD drive are working, you can use the Dell Diagnostics. Running the Dell Diagnostics may help you to resolve the problem yourself quickly without having to contact Dell for assistance.
  • Page 80: Starting The Dell Diagnostics

    Error messages that appear if any problems are detected Starting the Dell Diagnostics Before you can start the Dell Diagnostics, reset your boot sequence and boot from the Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer: NOTE: You can only boot from a CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive installed as a fixed drive.
  • Page 81 Microsoft Windows. 14. Remove the CD from the drive. When you start the diagnostics, the Dell logo screen appears, followed by a message telling you that the diagnostics is loading. After the diagnostics loads, the...
  • Page 82: Diagnostics Menu

    Test One Device option. Quick Tests runs only the subtests that do not require user interaction and that do not take a long time to run. Dell recommends that you choose Quick Tests first to increase the odds of tracing the source of the problem quickly.
  • Page 83: Advanced Testing

    For more information on using the Advanced Testing option: 1. Press 2. Highlight the Help category and press , or press the key that corresponds to the highlighted letter in the category you choose. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/diag.htm (5 of 8) [2/28/2004 7:03:57 AM]...
  • Page 84 Diskette Drive A - floppy drive Seek Test This test verifies the drive's ability to position its read/write heads. The test operates in two passes: first, seeking from the beginning to ending cylinders file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/diag.htm (6 of 8) [2/28/2004 7:03:57 AM]...
  • Page 85: Confirming The System Configuration Information

    Versions Lists the version numbers of the subtests that are used by the Dell Diagnostics. Confirming the System Configuration Information When you boot your computer from your Drivers and Utilities CD, the diagnostics checks your system configuration information and displays it in the Device Groups area on the main menu screen.
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  • Page 87: System Setup Program

    NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/setup.htm (1 of 5) [2/28/2004 7:03:58 AM]...
  • Page 88: Viewing The System Setup Screens

    System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 Viewing the System Setup Screens 1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the Dell™ logo appears, press immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop.
  • Page 89: Commonly Used Options

    System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 Battery charge status Power management settings System security and hard drive password settings HINT: Certain options require that you reboot the computer for new settings to take effect. Commonly Used Options Changing the Boot Sequence The boot sequence tells the computer where to look to find the software needed to start the operating system.
  • Page 90: Changing Com Ports

    COM port. 4. Press the down-arrow key to highlight Fast IR or Slow IR. Dell recommends that you use Fast IR. If the infrared device cannot communicate with your computer, turn off the computer and repeat this procedure to change the setting to Slow IR.
  • Page 91 System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 8. When your computer detects the presence of another activated infrared device, double-click the infrared icon that appears on the Windows taskbar. HINT: If the infrared device cannot communicate with your computer, turn off the computer and repeat this procedure to change the system setup program setting to Slow IR.
  • Page 92: Port Locations

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page Ports and Connector Pin-Outs Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Port Locations Serial Connector Parallel Connector Docking Connector PS/2 Connector USB Connector Video Connector S-Video TV-Out Connector Port Locations 1 air intake...
  • Page 93: Serial Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 5 air vent Serial Connector Use the 9-pin serial connector to attach a serial device to the computer. The serial connector passes data in serial format (1 bit at a time over one line). This connector supports a variety of devices, including a serial mouse, that require serial data transmission.
  • Page 94: Parallel Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Parallel Connector Use the 25-hole parallel connector to attach a parallel device to the computer. The parallel connector is used primarily for printers. The parallel connector transmits data in parallel format, where 8 data bits (one byte) are sent simultaneously over eight separate lines.
  • Page 95: Docking Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Printer data bit 6 Printer data bit 7 ACK# Acknowledge BUSY Busy Paper end SLCT Select AFD# Automatic feed ERR# Error INIT# Initialize printer SLIN# O Select in 18-25 N/A N/A Ground signal...
  • Page 96 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 103 VGA_RED 153 GND DOCKED 104 GND 154 SAD0 USB_VD1+ 105 VGA_BLU 155 SAD1 USB_VD1- 106 DOCK_SD/MODE 156 SAD2 107 D_IRTX 157 SAD3 USB_VD2+ 108 D_IRRX 158 SAD4 USB_VD2- 109 GND 159 SAD5...
  • Page 97 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 +5VDOCK DCLK_SMB 130 SGNT0# 180 SAD20 +5VDOCK SMB_INIT# 131 SREQ0# 181 SAD21 +5VDOCK 132 SPCIRST# 182 GND +5VDOCK DAT_DOCSM1 133 SH1SEL# 183 SAD22 +5VDOCK CLK_DOCKSM1 134 GND 184 SAD23 DAT_DOCKBD 135 SWRPRT# 185 SAD24...
  • Page 98: Usb Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Signal I/O Definition EXK_MSDATA I/O External keyboard/keypad/mouse data KBD_DATA Keyboard data N/A Signal ground EXK_MSPWR N/A External keyboard/keypad/mouse supply voltage EXK_MSCLK External keyboard/keypad/mouse clock KBD_CLK Keyboard clock Shell N/A N/A Chassis ground USB Connector Use the USB connector to attach one or more USB devices, such as a mouse, to the computer.
  • Page 99: Video Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Pin Signal Definition Cable power – Data +Data Ground Cable ground Video Connector Use the 15-pin video connector to attach an external monitor to the computer. If the image does not appear on the monitor immediately, press...
  • Page 100: S-Video Tv-Out Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Signal I/O Definition Red video GREEN Green video BLUE Blue video DDC2_MONID2 I Monitor detect ID2 N/A Signal ground N/A Signal ground N/A Signal ground N/A Signal ground CRTVCC 5-V power source for CRT...
  • Page 101 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 S-Video Composite Video Pin Signal Pin Signal DCMPS-L DLUMA-L 7 DCRMA-L Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/pinouts.htm (10 of 10) [2/28/2004 7:03:59 AM]...
  • Page 102: Removing And Replacing Parts

    Preparing to Work Inside the Computer 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. NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer.
  • Page 103: Recommended Tools

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 3. Turn off the computer and all attached devices. HINT: Make sure the computer is turned off and not in suspend mode or hibernate mode. If you cannot shut down the computer using the computer operating system, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds.
  • Page 104 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 #1 magnetized Phillips screwdriver ¼-inch flat-blade screwdriver Small plastic scribe Microprocessor extractor Flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD 1 back 2 right 3 front 4 left file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/remove.htm (3 of 58) [2/28/2004 7:04:06 AM]...
  • Page 105: Screw Identification

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Screw Identification When you are removing and replacing components, photocopy the placemat as a tool to lay out and keep track of the screws. The placemat provides the number of screws and their sizes.
  • Page 106 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Display Bezel: Hinge Bracket to Bottom Case: (6 each) (5 each) Rubber screw covers (6 each) Display Assembly to Top Cover: Display-Feed Flex Cable: (5 each) (4 each) Palm Rest to Hybrid Cooling Fan:...
  • Page 107: System Components

    Exploded View 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. NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, each procedure in this manual assumes that a part can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
  • Page 108: Main Battery

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 top cover display assembly bottom case assembly 2 center control cover 10 memory module cover 3 thermal cooling assembly 11 module bay device 4 hybrid cooling fan 12 main battery 5 microprocessor module...
  • Page 109 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 7 right speaker/antenna assembly 15 palm rest assembly 8 fan guard 16 keyboard Palm Rest Inserts 1. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer. 2. If the computer is connected (docked) to a docking device, undock it.
  • Page 110 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 7. Remove the palm rests. 8. To replace the palm rests, insert the tabs on the inside edge of the palm rest into the slots on the computer. Then press along the outside edges of the palm rest until it snaps into place.
  • Page 111: Display Cover

    5. Press the cover along the straight edge at the back of the computer until it snaps into place. 6. Firmly press the Dell™ logo until it snaps into place. Press above both hinge covers to engage the final snaps.
  • Page 112: Hard Drive Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Hard Drive Assembly Removing the Hard Drive 1. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer. NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.
  • Page 113: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 bottom of computer 2 M3 x 5-mm screw 3 hard drive door 4. Lift up the hard drive door until you hear a click. 5. Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
  • Page 114: Adding A Daughter Card Modem

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 3. Replace the M3 x 5-mm screw in the hard drive door. Adding a Daughter Card Modem If you ordered the optional modem at the same time that you ordered your computer, Dell has already installed the modem for you.
  • Page 115 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2 modem cable connector 3 modem cable 11. Connect the modem cable to the modem. NOTICE: The cable connectors are keyed for correct insertion; do not force the connections. 12. Align the modem with the screw hole(s) and press the modem into the connector on the system board.
  • Page 116: Removing The Memory Module Cover

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Module Bay Devices 1. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer. 2. If the computer is connected (docked) to a docking device, undock it. 3. Close the display and turn the computer over.
  • Page 117: Removing The Memory Modules

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 open. 1 M2.5 x 12-mm screw (1) 2 captive screws (2) Removing the Memory Modules NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
  • Page 118 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the inner metal tabs that secure the memory module. 2. Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the inner tabs on each end of the memory module socket.
  • Page 119: Replacing The Memory Modules

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Replacing the Memory Modules 1. If you only have one memory module, install it in the connector labeled "JDIM1" on the system board. Install a second memory module in the connector labeled "JDIM2."...
  • Page 120: Replacing The Mini Pci Card

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1. Remove the memory module cover. 2. Disconnect the Mini PCI card from the antenna cables. 3. To release a Mini PCI card from its socket, spread apart the metal securing tabs until the card pops up slightly.
  • Page 121: Keyboard Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: The connectors are keyed for correct insertion; do not force the connections. 2. Lower the Mini PCI card toward the inner tabs to approximately a 20-degree angle. 3. Continue lowering the Mini PCI card until it snaps into the inner tabs of the socket.
  • Page 122 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2.5 x 12-mm screws (5) 3. Turn the computer over and open the display. NOTICE: The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time- consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
  • Page 123 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 5. To release the keyboard from the palm rest, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver or plastic scribe to pull up on the scalloped edge of the blank key on the keyboard. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/remove.htm (22 of 58) [2/28/2004 7:04:06 AM]...
  • Page 124 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 keyboard 2 track stick 3 scalloped edge of blank key 4 palm rest 6. Lift the keyboard straight up until it clears the keyboard boss support in the bottom case. 7. Rotate the keyboard forward toward the front of the computer.
  • Page 125: Replacing The Keyboard

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 boss support (5) 2 track stick cable 3 keyboard flex cable 4 keyboard connector 5 orientation label 10. Remove the keyboard from the bottom case. Replacing the Keyboard 1. Place the keyboard on the palm rest at the front of the computer with the keys face down and the connector toward the back of the computer.
  • Page 126: Display Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 6. Reinstall the five M2.5 x 12-mm screws in the holes labeled "circle K." Display Assembly NOTICE: You must remove the display assembly before you remove the palm rest. NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.
  • Page 127 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2 x 3-mm screws (4) 2 top cover 3 center control cover 4 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (5) 5 bottom case 6 EMI shield bracket 1. Remove the hard drive. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/remove.htm (26 of 58) [2/28/2004 7:04:06 AM]...
  • Page 128 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Remove the center control cover. 3. Remove the keyboard. 4. Close the display. 5. From the back of the computer, remove the five M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "circle D." 6. Open the display assembly approximately 180 degrees and support the display assembly so that it does not open past this position.
  • Page 129 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2 x 3-mm screws (2) 9. Pull up on the pull-tab that is attached to the display-feed flex cable connector to remove the tab from the interface connector on the system board.
  • Page 130: Display Panel

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 rubber screw covers (6) 5 M2 x 4-mm screws (5) 2 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (4) 6 display-feed flex cable 3 display bezel 7 flex-cable retention bracket 4 top cover 8 display panel...
  • Page 131: Removing The 14.1-Inch Display Panel

    Carefully separate the bezel from the top cover to avoid damage to the bezel. 5. Starting at the bottom of the display panel (by the DELL™ logo), use your fingers to separate the bezel from the top cover by lifting up the inside of the bezel while pushing in on the outside.
  • Page 132 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Remove the display assembly. 3. Remove the display bezel. 4. Remove the hinge covers. 5. Remove the two M2 x 4-mm screws on the left side of the display panel and the two M2 x 4-mm screws on the right side of the display panel.
  • Page 133: Inverter Connector

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 display panel connector 2 top flex-cable connector 3 pull tab 4 bottom flex cable connector 5 inverter connector 9. Remove the tape that secures the display panel connector and the tape that secures the middle of the display-feed flex cable to the display panel.
  • Page 134: Replacing The 14.1-Inch Display Panel

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Replacing the 14.1-Inch Display Panel 1. Reconnect the top flex-cable connector to the display panel connector. 2. Reconnect the bottom flex-cable connector to the inverter connector. 3. Replace the tape that secures the display panel connector and the tape that secures the middle of the display-feed flex cable to the display panel.
  • Page 135: Replacing The Display Latch

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M1.7 x 3.5-mm screws (2) 2 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2) 3 display latch 4 bracket Replacing the Display Latch 1. On 14.1-inch XGA panels, place the display latch on top of its screw holes, and then place the bracket on top of the display latch, aligning the bracket and display latch screw holes.
  • Page 136: Removing The Hinge Covers

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Hinge Covers Removing the Hinge Covers 1. Remove the display assembly. 2. Rotate the hinges forward at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the front of the display assembly. 3. To remove the hinge covers, slide them off the hinges.
  • Page 137 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Close the display assembly. 3. Snap the hinge covers in place over the hinges. HINT: The right plastic hinge cover label includes an "R," and the left plastic hinge cover label includes an "L." The hinge cover labels face the back of the computer.
  • Page 138 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 right hinge cover 2 left hinge cover Palm Rest NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
  • Page 139 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2.5 x 12-mm screws (3) 2 M2 x 3-mm screws (2) 3 hard-drive bay door 5. Remove the two M2 x 3-mm screws that are located in the hard-drive bay door labeled "circle P."...
  • Page 140 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 7. Pull up on the pull-tab that is attached to the palm-rest flex cable connector to remove it from the interface connector on the system board. 1 M2 x 3-mm screws (3) 2 palm rest...
  • Page 141: Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 5 back center of the palm rest 6 touch pad connector NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the bottom case to avoid damage to the palm rest. 8. Starting at the back center of the palm rest, use your fingers to separate the palm rest from the bottom case by lifting up the inside of the palm rest while pushing in on the outside.
  • Page 142 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
  • Page 143: Replacing The Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 microprocessor thermal cooling assembly 2 captive screws (4) 3 right side 4. Lift the microprocessor thermal cooling assembly up and out of the system board. Replacing the Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly 1. Place the right side of the microprocessor thermal cooling assembly under the palm rest and lower the assembly onto the system board.
  • Page 144 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 screwdriver (perpendicular to microprocessor) 2 pin-1 corner 3 processor die (do not touch) 4 ZIF socket 5 ZIF-socket cam screw 1. Remove the hard drive. 2. Remove the keyboard. NOTICE: To ensure maximum cooling for the microprocessor, do not touch the heat transfer areas on the microprocessor thermal cooling assembly.
  • Page 145: Replacing The Microprocessor Module

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: When removing the microprocessor module, pull the module straight up. Be careful not to bend the pins on the microprocessor module. 4. To loosen the ZIF socket, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver and rotate the ZIF- socket cam screw counter-clockwise until it comes to the cam stop.
  • Page 146: Flashing The Bios

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the microprocessor module to the system board. 3. Update the BIOS using a flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD. For instructions on how to flash the BIOS, see "Flashing the...
  • Page 147: Removing The Reserve Battery

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 6. Press to exit the system setup program. 7. Remove the flash BIOS update floppy disk or CD from the drive and restart the computer. Reserve Battery Removing the Reserve Battery NOTICE: The reserve battery provides power to the computer's RTC and NVRAM when the computer is turned off.
  • Page 148: Replacing The Reserve Battery

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 reserve battery 2 speaker connector 3 system board connector 4 reserve battery cable Replacing the Reserve Battery 1. Connect the reserve battery cable to the system board connector. 2. Position the reserve battery above the speaker connector on the system board.
  • Page 149: Removing The Speaker Assemblies

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 System Speaker Assembly Removing the Speaker Assemblies NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.
  • Page 150: Right Speaker

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 right speaker 2 palm-rest screw post 3 bottom case holders (2) 4 left speaker file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/remove.htm (49 of 58) [2/28/2004 7:04:06 AM]...
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  • Page 152 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 antenna cable 6 antenna cable 2 in-line connector 7 right speaker holder 3 left speaker 8 mounting ring 4 mounting ring 9 right speaker 5 left speaker holder 1. Remove the hard drive.
  • Page 153: System Board Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 HINT: Speakers face out in the bottom case holders. System Board Assembly Removing the System Board The system board's BIOS chip contains the service tag sequence, which is also visible on a barcode label on the bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board includes a CD that provides a utility for transferring the service tag sequence to the replacement system board.
  • Page 154: Fan Guard

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 guard to the bottom case. 1 fan guard 2 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (9) 10. Turn the computer over and remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw, which is labeled "circle B" with an arrow on the front center of the system board by the battery connector.
  • Page 155: Replacing The System Board

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2.5 x. 5-mm screw (1) 11. Remove the speakers from the bottom case. 12. Pull the right side of the bottom case, next to the external headphone and microphone connectors, away from the system board as you simultaneously lift the front of the system board out and away from the bottom case.
  • Page 156: Module Latch Assemblies

    Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 a. Insert the external microphone and headphone connectors through the bottom case. b. Replace the six M2.5 x 5-mm screws, starting on the right side of the bottom case. c. Replace the fan guard, inserting the tab into the bottom case, and replace the three M2.5 x 5-mm screws.
  • Page 157 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before performing the following procedure. 1. Remove the hard drive. 2. Remove the keyboard. 3. Remove the display assembly. 4. Remove the palm rest. 5. Remove the system board.
  • Page 158 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 bumps (2 per latch) 5 latch buttons (2) 2 slider 6 snap tabs (2 per latch button) 3 spring 7 wear rib 4 bottom case Replacing the Battery and Module Bay Latches 1.
  • Page 159 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 spring while replacing the latch button. 2. Ensure that the newly installed latch moves smoothly and freely when pushed and released. Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/4100/remove.htm (58 of 58) [2/28/2004 7:04:06 AM]...