Dell™ Inspiron™ 580s Service Manual 
Support Bracket
Memory Module(s)
Drives
 Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION:
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WARNING:
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Model DCSLF
January 2010     Rev. A00
Fans
Front I/O Panel
Processor
Battery

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   Summary of Contents for Dell Inspiron 580s

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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 SpeedStep is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries;...

  • Page 2: Before You Begin, Technical Specifications, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Safety Instructions

    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.   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.  ...

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    CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins.

  • Page 4: Front Bezel, Removing The Front Bezel, Replacing The Front Bezel

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

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  • Page 6: Removing The Support Bracket, Replacing The Support Bracket

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 7

      1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align and insert the hinge tab at the bottom of the support bracket into the hinge-tab slot located along the edge of the computer.   3. Pivot the support bracket downward.  ...

  • Page 8: Pci And Pci Express Cards

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 9

      2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).   3. Remove the support bracket (see Removing the Support Bracket).   4. If this is a new card installation, remove the filler bracket covering the card-slot opening.   5.

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    NOTE: For information on location of external connectors, see the Setup Guide. For information on installing drivers and software for your card, see the documentation that shipped with the card.   Installed Removed Sound 1.  Enter system setup (see 1.  Enter system setup (see Card Entering System Setup).

  • Page 11: Removing The Battery, Replacing The Battery

    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. WARNING: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Page 12

      4. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.   5. Enter System Setup (see Entering System Setup) and restore the settings you recorded in step Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 13: Computer Cover, Removing The Computer Cover

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 14: Replacing The Computer Cover

      6. Set the cover aside in a secure location.  Replacing the Computer Cover   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way.   3. Ensure that no tools or extra parts are left inside the computer.  ...

  • Page 15: Removing The Processor

    Do not operate your equipment with any cover(s) (including computer covers, bezels, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.) removed.   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: Do not perform the following steps unless you are familiar with hardware removal and replacement.

  • Page 16: Replacing The Processor

    1 processor 2 socket  Replacing the Processor   CAUTION: Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer.   CAUTION: When replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the socket or allow any objects to fall on the pins in the socket.  ...

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    1 alignment post 2 processor cover 3 release lever 4 processor 5 processor cover notch       8. Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink.   CAUTION: Ensure that you apply new thermal grease. New thermal grease is critical for ensuring adequate thermal bonding, which is a requirement for optimal processor operation.

  • Page 18: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 19: Replacing The Hard Drive, Media Card Reader, Removing The Media Card Reader

      7. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).   8. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.   9. If removing the hard drive changes the drive configuration, ensure that you reflect these changes in System Setup (see System Setup).

  • Page 20: Replacing The Media Card Reader

    1 securing tab 2 shoulder screws (2) 3 Media Card Reader (not present on all computers)       Replacing the Media Card Reader   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. If this is a new Media Card Reader installation, remove the break-away metal plate. Align the tip of a Phillips screwdriver with the slot on the break- away metal plate and rotate the screwdriver outwards to break and remove the metal plate.

  • Page 21: Optical Drive, Removing The Optical Drive

      4. Gently slide the Media Card Reader into place in the FlexBay slot, until the Media Card Reader snaps into place.   5. Connect the FlexBay USB cable to the system board connector (see System Board Components).   6. Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).

  • Page 22: Replacing The Optical Drive

    4 shoulder screws (2) 5 optical drive       6. Replace the front bezel (see Replacing the Front Bezel).   7. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).   8. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.  ...

  • Page 23: Removing The Processor Fan And Heat Sink Assembly

    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. WARNING: To guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 24: Replacing The Processor Fan And Heat Sink Assembly

    1 processor fan cable 2 fastener grooves (4) 3 fasteners (4) 4 processor fan and heat sink assembly Type 2 a.  Loosen the four captive screws that secure the processor fan and heat sink assembly to the system board. b.  Lift the processor fan and heat sink assembly out of the computer. 1 processor fan cable 2 captive screws (4) 3 processor fan and heat sink assembly  Replacing the Processor Fan and Heat Sink Assembly...

  • Page 25: Removing The Chassis Fan, Replacing The Chassis Fan

     Removing the Chassis Fan   CAUTION: Do not touch the fan blades when you are removing the chassis fan. This could damage the fan.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

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    1 chassis-fan bottom tab 2 chassis-fan top tabs (2) 3 screw   3. Replace the screw that secures the chassis fan to the chassis.   4. Connect the chassis fan cable to the system board connector (see System Board Components).  ...

  • Page 27

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 28

      1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Route and connect the cables that you disconnected from the system board connectors.   3. Align and slide the front I/O panel clamps into the front I/O panel clamp slots.  ...

  • Page 29

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 30

    cutouts (2) notch memory module   CAUTION: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the memory module straight down into the memory-module connector while you apply equal force to each end of the memory module.   5. Insert the memory module into the memory-module connector until the memory module snaps into position. If you insert the memory module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the memory module.

  • Page 31

    1 Pair A: matched pair of memory modules in 2 Pair B: matched pair of memory modules in connectors DIMM3 and DIMM4 connectors DIMM1 and DIMM2 Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 32: Power Supply, Removing The Power Supply, Replacing The Power Supply

      Replacing the Power Supply 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 on www.dell.com at the following location: www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 33

    WARNING: Failure to replace and tighten all screws may cause electrical shock as these screws are a key part of the system grounding.   3. Replace the three screws that secure the power supply to the computer chassis. NOTE: Route the DC power cables under the chassis tabs. The cables must be properly routed to prevent the cables from being damaged.  ...

  • Page 34: System Setup, Entering System Setup, System Setup Screens, System Setup Options

    1. Turn on (or restart) your computer.   2. When the DELL logo appears, press <F2> immediately. NOTE: Keyboard failure may result when a key on the keyboard is held down for extended periods of time. To avoid possible keyboard failure, press and release <F2>...

  • Page 35

    Displays the amount of processor Level 1 cache. Processor L1 Cache Displays the amount of processor Level 2 cache. Processor L2 Cache Displays the amount of processor Level 3 cache. Processor L3 Cache Indicates the amount of installed memory. Memory Installed Indicates the amount of available memory.

  • Page 36: Changing Boot Sequence For The Current Boot, Changing Boot Sequence For Future Boots

    4. Press plus (+) or minus (–) to change the boot priority of device.  Clearing Forgotten Passwords 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.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  • Page 37: Clearing Cmos Settings

      4. Remove the 2-pin jumper plug from pins 2 and 3 and fix it on pins 1 and 2.   5. Turn on the computer, wait for approximately five seconds, and then turn off the computer. If required, press and hold the power button to turn off the computer.

  • Page 38: 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 top of the chassis towards the back.

  • Page 39: System Board, Removing The System Board, Replacing The System Board

    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. WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 40

    CAUTION: Ensure that the port retention springs are not damaged while replacing the sytem board.   2. Gently align the system board into the chassis and slide it towards the back of the computer. 1 back of the computer 2 port retention spring  ...

  • Page 41: Technical Overview, Inside View Of Your Computer, System Board Components

      System Board Components 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.  Inside View of Your Computer power supply support bracket...

  • Page 42

    (DIMM1) (DIMM4) memory-module connector main power connector (PWR1) (DIMM2) CMOS reset jumper (CLR_CMOS1) 10 password reset jumper (PSWD1) 11 SATA connector (SATA1) 12 SATA connector (SATA2) 13 front-panel connector (FP1) 14 SATA connector (SATA3) 15 FlexBay USB connector (F_USB1) 16 front-panel USB connector (F_USB2) 17 SATA connector (SATA4) 18 front-panel audio connector...

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