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Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: P23G
Regulatory Type: P23G001

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    Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z Owner’s Manual Regulatory Model: P23G Regulatory Type: P23G001...

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. ® Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and Inspiron™ are trademarks of Dell Inc; Intel and SpeedStep™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other ®...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Begin ....Recommended Tools ....Turning Off Your Computer .

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    Replacing the Hard-Drive Assembly ..Optical Drive ..... Removing the Optical Drive .

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    11 Display ......Display Assembly ....Removing the Display Assembly .

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    14 Camera Module ....Removing the Camera Module ....Replacing the Camera Module .

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    19 Speakers ......Removing the Speakers ....Replacing the Speakers .

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    Contents...

  • Page 9: Before You Begin

    Small flat-blade screwdriver • Plastic scribe • BIOS executable update program available at support.dell.com Turning Off Your Computer CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer.

  • Page 10: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

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    CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see "Removing the Battery" on page 13) before working inside the computer. 7 Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 13. 8 Turn the computer top-side up, open the computer, and press the power button to ground the system board.

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    Before You Begin...

  • Page 13: Battery

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 14: Replacing The Battery

    battery battery-release latches (2) Replacing the Battery 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the battery in the battery bay and press down until the battery clicks into place. 3 Ensure that both the battery-release latches are in the locked position. Battery...

  • Page 15: Module Cover

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 16: Replacing The Module Cover

    module cover captive screw tabs computer base Replacing the Module Cover 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the tabs on the module cover with the slots on the computer base and snap the module cover into place. 3 Tighten the captive screw that secures the module cover to the computer base.

  • Page 17: Coin-cell Battery

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 18: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    plastic scribe coin-cell battery Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 With the positive side facing up, snap the coin-cell battery into the battery socket on the system board. 3 Replace the module cover. See "Replacing the Module Cover" on page 16. 4 Replace the battery.

  • Page 19: Hard-drive Assembly

    CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

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    5 Using the pull-tab, slide the hard-drive assembly to disconnect it from the connector on the system board. 6 Lift the hard-drive assembly off the computer base. screws (4) pull tab hard-drive assembly 7 Remove the four screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive.

  • Page 21: Replacing The Hard-drive Assembly

    hard drive hard-drive bracket screws (4) Replacing the Hard-Drive Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Remove the replacement hard drive from its packaging. Save the packaging for storing or shipping the old hard drive. 3 Align the screw holes on the hard-drive bracket with the screw holes on the hard drive.

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    11 Install the operating system for your computer, as needed. 12 Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed. NOTE: For more information on installing the operating system, drivers, and utilities for your computer, see Me and My Dell at support.dell.com\manuals. Hard-Drive Assembly...

  • Page 23: Optical Drive

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

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    optical-drive assembly computer base screw 6 Remove the two screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the optical drive. 7 Remove the optical-drive bracket from the optical drive. 8 Gently pry out the tabs on the optical-drive bezel and remove the bezel from the optical-drive assembly.

  • Page 25: Replacing The Optical Drive

    optical-drive bezel optical drive optical-drive bracket screws (2) Replacing the Optical Drive 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the tabs on the optical-drive bezel with the slots on the optical drive and snap the optical-drive bezel into place. 3 Align the screw holes on the optical-drive bracket with the screw holes on the optical drive.

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    8 Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 14. CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. Optical Drive...

  • Page 27: Memory Module(s)

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 28: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory-module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips. 4 To remove the memory module from the DIMM B connector, go to step 5. To remove the memory module from the DIMM A connector: Turn the computer over.

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    2 Align the notch on the memory module with the tab in the memory-module connector. 3 Slide the memory module firmly into the memory-module connector at a 45-degree angle, and then press down the memory module on both sides until it clicks into place. If you do not hear the click, remove the memory module and reinstall it.

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    Connect your computer and all attached devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. As the computer boots, it detects the memory module(s) and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer: Click Start →...

  • Page 31: Keyboard

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

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    tabs (4) plastic scribe keyboard palm-rest assembly CAUTION: Exercise caution while lifting up the keyboard to avoid pulling the keyboard connector from the system board forcefully. 6 Carefully lift the keyboard and slide the keyboard tabs out of the slots on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 33: Replacing The Keyboard

    keyboard-cable connector keyboard-backlight cable connector keyboard 9 Lift the keyboard off the palm-rest assembly. Replacing the Keyboard 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board and press down on the connector latch to secure the keyboard cable.

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    Keyboard...

  • Page 35: Palm-rest Assembly

    CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see "Removing the Battery"...

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    6 Turn the computer over. 7 Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 31. CAUTION: Pull on the plastic tab on top of the connectors to avoid damaging the connectors. 8 Lift the securing latches and disconnect the power button, touchpad, and hot-key board cables from their connectors on the system board.

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    screws (7) power-button cable connector hot-key board cable connector touchpad-cable connector palm-rest assembly CAUTION: Separate the palm-rest assembly from the computer base carefully to avoid damage to the palm-rest assembly and the display. 10 Lift the palm-rest assembly off the computer base. Palm-Rest Assembly...

  • Page 38: Replacing The Palm-rest Assembly

    palm-rest assembly Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the tabs on the palm-rest assembly with the slots on the computer base and gently snap the palm-rest assembly in place. 3 Slide the power button, touchpad, and hot-key board cables into the respective connectors on the system board and press down the connector latches to secure the cables.

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    9 Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 14. CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. Palm-Rest Assembly...

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    Palm-Rest Assembly...

  • Page 41: Wireless Mini-card

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface, such as a connector on your computer.

  • Page 42: Replacing The Mini-card

    6 Remove the palm-rest assembly. See "Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35. 7 Lift the securing latches and disconnect the USB-board cable from the connectors on the USB board and the system board, and then remove the USB-board cable. See "Removing the USB Board" on page 61. 8 Disconnect the wireless antenna cables from the connectors on the mini- card.

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    11 Replace the module cover. See "Replacing the Module Cover" on page 16. 12 Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 14. 13 Install the drivers and utilities for your mini-card as required. For more information, see Me and My Dell on support.dell.com/manuals. Wireless Mini-Card...

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    Wireless Mini-Card...

  • Page 45: Display

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

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    6 Turn the computer over. 7 Remove the keyboard. See "Removing the Keyboard" on page 31. 8 Remove the palm-rest assembly. See "Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35. 9 Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible. 10 Disconnect the antenna cables from the mini-card.

  • Page 47: Replacing The Display Assembly

    screws (2) display assembly mini-card antenna cables camera-cable connector display-cable connector 15 Lift the display assembly off the computer base. Replacing the Display Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the display assembly in position and replace the two screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base.

  • Page 48: Hinge Cover

    4 Connect the camera cable. See "Replacing the Camera Module" on page 67. 5 Slide the display cable in the connector on the system board and press down the latch to secure the cable. 6 Connect the antenna cables to the mini-card. See "Replacing the Mini-Card"...

  • Page 49: Replacing The Hinge Cover

    6 Remove the palm-rest assembly. See "Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35. 7 Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 45. 8 Remove the two screws that secure the hinge cover to the computer base. 9 Pry out the six tabs that secure the hinge cover to the computer base and remove the hinge cover from the computer base.

  • Page 50: Display Bezel

    4 Replace the display assembly. See "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 47. 5 Replace the palm-rest assembly. See "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 38. 6 Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 33. 7 Replace the optical-drive assembly. See "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 25.

  • Page 51: Replacing The Display Bezel

    display bezel Replacing the Display Bezel 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the display bezel with the display cover and snap the display bezel into place. 3 Replace the display assembly. See "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 47.

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    2 Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 45. 3 Remove the display bezel. See "Removing the Display Bezel" on page 50. 4 Remove the four screws that secure the display panel to the display cover. screws (4) display panel 5 Lift the display panel off the display cover.

  • Page 53: Replacing The Display Panel

    display-cable connector tape Replacing the Display Panel 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Connect the display cable to the display-board connector and adhere the display cable with the tape. 3 Align the display panel on the display cover. 4 Replace the four screws that secure the display panel to the display cover.

  • Page 54: Hinge Assembly

    Hinge Assembly Removing the Hinge Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 45. 3 Remove the display bezel. See "Removing the Display Bezel" on page 50. 4 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Removing the Display Panel"...

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    2 Place the hinge assembly on the display cover. 3 Replace the six screws that secure the hinge assembly to the display cover. 4 Follow the instructions from step 3 and step 4 in "Replacing the Display Panel" on page 53. 5 Replace the display bezel.

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    Display...

  • Page 57: Dc-in Connector Assembly

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 58: Replacing The Dc-in Connector Assembly

    screw DC-in cable connector 10 Disconnect the DC-in connector cable from the connector on the system board. 11 Lift the DC-in connector off the computer base. Replacing the DC-in Connector Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the DC-in connector on the computer base.

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    9 Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 6 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 25. 10 Replace the module cover. See "Replacing the Module Cover" on page 16. 11 Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 14. CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

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    DC-in Connector Assembly...

  • Page 61: Usb Board

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    USB-board cable 10 Remove the screw that secures the USB board to the computer base. USB Board...

  • Page 63: Replacing The Usb Board

    screw USB board 11 Lift the USB board off the computer base. Replacing the USB Board 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the screw hole on the USB board with the screw hole on the system board.

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    7 Replace the palm-rest assembly. See "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 38. 8 Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 33. 9 Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 6 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 25. 10 Replace the module cover.

  • Page 65: Camera Module

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

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    camera module camera cable 11 Lift the camera module from the alignment posts and remove the camera module from the display cover. 12 Remove the tape that secures the camera cable to the camera module. Camera Module...

  • Page 67: Replacing The Camera Module

    camera cable camera module adhesive tape 13 Disconnect the camera cable from the connector on the camera module. Replacing the Camera Module 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Connect the camera cable to the camera module, and adhere the tape that secures the cable to the camera module.

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    6 Replace the display bezel. See "Replacing the Display Bezel" on page 51. 7 Replace the display assembly. See "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 47. 8 Replace the palm-rest assembly. See "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 38. 9 Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 33. 10 Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 6 in "Replacing the Optical Drive"...

  • Page 69: Thermal Fan

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 70: Replacing The Thermal Fan

    screw thermal fan system-board connector Replacing the Thermal Fan 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the thermal fan to the alignment posts in the computer base and place the thermal fan in the computer base. 3 Replace the screw that secures the thermal fan to the computer base.

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    9 Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 14. CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. Thermal Fan...

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    Thermal Fan...

  • Page 73: System Board

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

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    12 Disconnect the DC-in connector cable and the speaker cable from the connectors on the system board. 13 Lift the securing latches and disconnect the USB-board cable from the connectors on the system board and the USB board. 14 Lift the securing latch and disconnect the media-card reader board cable from the connector on the system board.

  • Page 75: Replacing The System Board

    ports system board screws (4) 17 Turn the system-board assembly over. 18 Remove the heat-sink assembly. See "Removing the Heat-Sink Assembly" on page 79. Replacing the System Board 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Replace the heat-sink assembly. See "Replacing the Heat-Sink Assembly" on page 80.

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    4 Ease the ports on the system-board assembly into the slots on the computer base. 5 Align the system-board assembly to the alignment posts in the computer base and place the system board in the computer base. NOTE: Ensure that the speaker-cable connector is not caught between the system-board assembly and the computer base.

  • Page 77: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

    NOTE: After you have replaced the system board, type the computer’s Service Tag into the BIOS of the replacement system board. 21 Enter the service tag. See "Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS" on page 77. Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS 1 Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.

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    System Board...

  • Page 79: Heat-sink Assembly

    CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 80: Replacing The Heat-sink Assembly

    10 Remove the display assembly. See "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 45. 11 Remove the thermal fan. See "Removing the Thermal Fan" on page 69. 12 Follow the instructions from step 12 to step 17 in "Removing the System Board"...

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    3 Align the four captive screws on the heat sink with the screw holes on the system board and tighten the screws in sequential order as indicated on the heat sink. 4 Follow the instructions from step 2 to step 9 in "Replacing the System Board"...

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    Heat-Sink Assembly...

  • Page 83: Media-card Reader Board

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 84: Replacing The Media-card Reader Board

    screw media-card reader board media-card reader board cable connectors (2) 9 Lift the media-card reader board away from the computer base. Replacing the Media-Card Reader Board 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the media-card reader board with the alignment poles on the computer base.

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    6 Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 33. 7 Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 6 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 25. 8 Replace the module cover. See "Replacing the Module Cover" on page 16. 9 Replace the battery.

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    Media-Card Reader Board...

  • Page 87: Speakers

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 88: Replacing The Speakers

    screws (2) speaker cable speakers (2) 10 Lift the speakers, along with the speaker cable, off the computer base. Replacing the Speakers 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Route the speaker cables through the routing guides. 3 Align the speakers with the alignment posts on the computer base and place the speakers in the computer base.

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    7 Follow the instructions in step 3 to step 16 in "Replacing the System Board" on page 75. 8 Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 6 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 25. 9 Replace the module cover. See "Replacing the Module Cover" on page 16. 10 Replace the battery.

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    Speakers...

  • Page 91: System Setup

    Entering System Setup 1 Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2 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>.

  • Page 92: System Setup Options

    Setup Item — This field appears Help Screen — This field appears on on the left side of the system setup the right side of the system setup window. The field is a scrollable list window and contains information about each option listed in the Setup containing features that define the configuration of your computer, Item.

  • Page 93

    CPU Cache Displays the L1 cache size L1 Cache size Displays the L2 cache size L2 Cache size Displays the L3 cache size L3 Cache size Displays the hard drive information Fixed HDD Displays the optical drive information SATA ODD Displays AC adapter type AC Adapter Type Memory Information...

  • Page 94

    • Intel SpeedStep - This field enables or Advanced disables the Intel SpeedStep mode of the processor. • Virtualization - When enabled, a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology. • Integrated NIC - Enables/disables the on- board LAN controller.

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    Allows to set, change, or delete the Set Admin Password administrator password NOTE: Deleting administrator password deletes the system password. Hence, set the administrator password before setting the system password. Allows to set, change, or delete the system Set System Password password Allows to set, change, or delete the hard drive Set HDD Password...

  • Page 96: Boot Sequence

    Specifies the boot sequence from the available 4th Boot Priority devices Removable Drive; Hard Drive; USB Storage Device; CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive; Network; Disabled (Network by default) Specifies the boot sequence from the available 5th Boot Priority devices Removable Drive; Hard Drive; USB Storage Device;...

  • Page 97: Changing Boot Sequence For The Current Boot

    Changing Boot Sequence for the Current Boot You can use this feature to change the current boot sequence, for example, to boot from the CD/DVD/CD-RW drive to run Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities disc. On completion of diagnostic tests, the previous boot sequence is restored.

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    System Setup Utility...

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    System Setup Utility...

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    System Setup Utility...

  • Page 101: Flashing The Bios

    The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board. To flash the BIOS: 1 Turn on the computer. 2 Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads. 3 Locate the BIOS update file for your computer. NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located on a label at the bottom of your computer.

  • Page 102

    8 Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Flashing the BIOS...

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