Dell Inspiron 7737 7000 Series Owner's Manual

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Inspiron 17
7000 Series
Owner's Manual
Computer model: Inspiron 7737
Regulatory model: P24E
Regulatory type: P24E001

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    Inspiron 17 7000 Series Owner’s Manual Computer model: Inspiron 7737 Regulatory model: P24E Regulatory type: P24E001...

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    Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft ® Corporation in the United States and/or other countries; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. 2013 - 08 Rev. A00...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Working Inside Your Computer ..Before You Begin ......Recommended Tools .

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    Removing the Keyboard ....Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Removing the USB Board ....Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Removing the Power-Adapter Port ... Prerequisites ......Procedure .

  • Page 7: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Before Working Inside Your Computer Before You Begin CAUTION: To avoid data loss, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before turning off your computer. Save and close all open files, exit all open programs, and turn off your computer. Microsoft Windows 8: Point to the lower/upper-right corner of the screen to open the Charms sidebar and click Settings→...

  • Page 8: Safety Instructions

    WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices , see the Regulatory Compliance at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the power source.

  • Page 9: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After Working Inside Your Computer CAUTION: Leaving stray or loose screws inside your computer may severely damage your computer. Replace all screws and make sure that no stray screws remain inside your computer. Connect any cables, peripherals, and any other part(s) you removed before working on your computer.

  • Page 10: Removing The Battery

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Close the display and turn the computer over.

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    Remove the screws that secure the battery to the computer base. Using the pull tab, lift the battery out of the computer base. screws (2) pull tab battery Removing the Battery...

  • Page 12: Replacing The Battery

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the battery with the screw holes on the computer base and place the battery on the computer base.

  • Page 13: Removing The Memory Module(s)

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

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    Carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module connector until the memory module pops up. Remove the memory module from the computer. memory-module connector securing clips (2) memory module Removing the Memory Module(s)

  • Page 15: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module connector.

  • Page 16: Removing The Optical Drive

    "Before Working Inside Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery.

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    Remove the screw that secures the optical-drive assembly to the computer base. Using a plastic scribe, push the optical-drive assembly out of the optical-drive bay. optical-drive assembly screw plastic scribe Remove the screw that secures the optical-drive bracket to the optical drive and remove the optical-drive bracket.

  • Page 18: Replacing The Optical Drive

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the optical-drive bezel to the optical-drive.

  • Page 19: Removing The Hard Drive

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is in Sleep or On state.

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    Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive cage to the hard drive assembly. Using the pull-tab, lift the hard-drive cage off the hard drive. pull tab hard-drive cage hard drive screws (4) Removing the Hard Drive...

  • Page 21: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

  • Page 22: Removing The Keyboard

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

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    Remove the screw which secures the keyboard to the computer base. screw Removing the Keyboard...

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    Turn the computer over. Using a plastic scribe, gently release the keyboard from the tabs on the palm-rest assembly. tabs (5) plastic scribe palm rest keyboard Removing the Keyboard...

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    Carefully turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm rest. Lift the latch and disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board. Lift the latch and disconnect the keyboard-backlight cable from the system board. Lift the keyboard off the palm rest. keyboard cable latches (2) keyboard-backlight cable...

  • Page 26: Replacing The Keyboard

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the keyboard-backlight cable into the keyboard-backlight cable connector and press down the latch to secure the cable.

  • Page 27: Removing The Base Cover

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

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    Turn the computer over and remove the screws that secure the base cover to the computer base. screws (8) base cover Pry the base cover away from the computer base. base cover plastic scribe Removing the Base Cover...

  • Page 29: Replacing The Base Cover

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the base cover on the computer base and snap it in place.

  • Page 30: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Removing the coin-cell battery resets the BIOS settings to default. It is recommended that you note the BIOS settings before removing the coin-cell battery.

  • Page 31: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The battery may explode if installed incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 32: Removing The Wireless Card

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

  • Page 33: Replacing The Wireless Card

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure CAUTION: To avoid damage to the wireless mini-card, make sure that no cables are placed under the wireless mini-card.

  • Page 34: Removing The Cooling Assembly

    "Before Working Inside Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery.

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    Disconnect the fan cable from the system board. In sequential order, (indicated on the cooling assembly), loosen the captive screws that secure the cooling assembly to the system board. Lift the cooling assembly off the system board. captive screws (6) cooling assembly fan cable Removing the Cooling Assembly...

  • Page 36: Replacing The Cooling Assembly

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screws on the cooling assembly with the screw holes on the system board.

  • Page 37: Removing The Usb Board

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

  • Page 38: Replacing The Usb Board

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the USB-board cable to the USB board and press down the latch to secure the cable.

  • Page 39: Removing The Speakers

    Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

  • Page 40: Replacing The Speakers

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Using the alignment posts on the computer base, place the speakers in position.

  • Page 41: Removing The System Board

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in System Setup after you replace the system board.

  • Page 42: Procedure

    Procedure Turn the computer over, and open the display . Lift the latch and disconnect the status-light cable.. Lift the latch and disconnect the touchpad cable. Lift the latch and disconnect the power-button cable. power-button cable status-light cable touchpad cable Removing the System Board...

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    Turn the computer over. Peel off the tape from the USB-board cable. Lift the connector latch and, using the pull-tab, disconnect the USB-board cable from the system board. Disconnect the speaker cable from the system board. Disconnect the hard-drive cable from the system board. Disconnect the power-adapter port cable from the system board.

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    Remove the screw that secures the system board to the computer base. Lift the system-board at 45-degree angle and release the system-board ports from the slots on the computer base. Lift the system-board assembly off the computer base. screw system-board assembly Removing the System Board...

  • Page 45: Replacing The System Board

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in the system setup after you replace the system board.

  • Page 46: Postrequisites

    Postrequisites Replace the coin-cell battery. See "Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery" on page 31. Replace the fan and heat-sink assembly. See "Replacing the Cooling Assembly" on page 36. Replace the USB board. See "Replacing the USB Board" on page 38. Replace the wireless card. See "Replacing the Wireless Card" on page 33. Replace the base cover.

  • Page 47: Removing The Palm Rest

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

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    Procedure Note the camera and antenna cable routing and remove the cables from the routing guides on the palm-rest assembly. Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the palm-rest assembly. screws (4) display hinges (2) Lift the palm-rest away from the display assembly. display hinges (2) Removing the Palm Rest...

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    Gently lift and release the tabs on the palm rest from the slots on the computer base. CAUTION: Separate the palm rest from the display assembly carefully to avoid damage to the display assembly. Lift the palm rest off the computer base. Peel off the USB board cable from the palm rest.

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    palm rest USB board cable hard-drive cable palm rest Removing the Palm Rest...

  • Page 51: Replacing The Palm Rest

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance Procedure Route the hard drive cable through the routing guides on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 52: Removing The Display Assembly

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

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    Lift the system-board at 45-degree angle and release the system-board ports from the slots on the computer base. Lift the system-board assembly off the computer base. display cable power-adapter port cable camera cable hard-drive cable USB-board cable speaker cable Removing the Display Assembly...

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    Note the camera and antenna cable routing and remove the cables from the routing guides on the palm-rest assembly. Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the palm-rest assembly. Lift the palm-rest away from the display assembly. Removing the Display Assembly...

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    Gently lift and release the tabs on the palm rest from the slots on the computer base. CAUTION: Separate the palm rest from the display assembly carefully to avoid damage to the display assembly. Slide and lift the palm-rest assembly to release the display assembly. display assembly Removing the Display Assembly...

  • Page 56: Replacing The Display Assembly

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the palm-rest assembly on the display assembly.

  • Page 57: Removing The Power-adapter Port

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 10.

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    Procedure Release the power-adapter port cable from the routing guides on the computer base. Remove the screw that secures the power-adapter port to the base. Lift the power-adapter port, along with its cable, off the computer base. screw power-adapter port power-adapter port cable routing guides Removing the Power-Adapter Port...

  • Page 59: Replacing The Power-adapter Port

    Your Computer" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the power-adapter port into position.

  • Page 60: Flashing The Bios

    You may need to flash (update) the BIOS when an update is available or when you replace the system board. To flash the BIOS: Turn on the computer. Go to dell.com/support. If you have your computer's Service Tag, type your computer's Service Tag and click Submit.

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