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Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual
Memory Module(s)
Modem
Mini-Card
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Keyboard
Display
Coin-Cell Battery
Speakers
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE 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:
A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see "Glossary" in the Owner's Manual.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are
not applicable.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2006 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products.
Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model PP05XB
April 2006 Rev. A00
Subwoofer
Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Video Card/Thermal-Cooling Assembly
System Fan(s)
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors

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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.

  • Page 2: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    You have performed the steps in Turning Off Your Computer Before Working Inside Your Computer. You have read the safety information in the Dell™ Product Information Guide. A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order. Recommended Tools...

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    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 document assumes that a part can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

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    Back to Contents Page Subwoofer Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 5: Optical Drive

    Back to Contents Page Optical Drive Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Your computer ships with a fixed optical drive installed. NOTICE: To help prevent damage to drives, store them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer.

  • Page 6: Usb Port Board, Removing The Usb Port Board

    Back to Contents Page USB Port Board Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the USB Port Board Replacing the USB Port Board Removing the USB Port Board CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 7: Replacing The Usb Port Board

    USB port board M2.5 x 5-mm screw notch USB-port-board cable system board connector Replacing the USB Port Board 1. Insert the notch on the USB port board under the small tab on the computer base and the other side of the board over the pin.

  • Page 8: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive. NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. 1. Follow the instructions in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 9: Replacing The Hard Drive, Returning A Hard Drive To Dell

    4. Reinstall drivers on the new hard drive. For instructions, see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in the Owner's Manual. Instructions for alternative solutions are available at support.dell.com/pcrt. Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. hard drive...

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    Back to Contents Page Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 1. Place a new thermal pad over the old thermal pad on the thermal-cooling assembly: a. Remove the backing from the new thermal pad, taking care not to tear the pad. NOTE: You can place the new thermal pad directly on any existing thermal pad already installed on the thermal-cooling assembly.

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    Before Working Inside Your Computer) before working inside the computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. NOTE: To get maximum performance/dual-channel memory bandwidth capability, both memory module connectors must contain memory modules and the modules must be of the same size and configuration.

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    memory module securing clips (2) Replacing the Memory Module(s) NOTE: To get maximum performance/dual-channel memory bandwidth capability, both memory module connectors must contain memory modules and the modules must be of the same size and configuration. NOTE: If a memory module is not installed properly, the computer does not boot. 1.

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    NOTICE: If the memory module cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer. 3. Insert the battery into the battery bay, and connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet. 4.

  • Page 15: Processor Module, Removing The Processor Module

    Back to Contents Page Processor Module Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Processor Module Replacing the Processor Module Removing the Processor Module CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 16: Replacing The Processor Module

    ZIF-socket cam screw pin-1 corner of microprocessor ZIF-socket NOTE: The ZIF-socket cam screw secures the processor to the system board. 8. Lift the processor module from the ZIF socket. Replacing the Processor Module NOTICE: Ensure that the cam lock is in the fully open position before seating the processor module. Seating the processor module properly in the ZIF socket does not require force.

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    3. Replace the processor thermal-cooling assembly (see Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly). 4. Replace in reverse order the remaining components that you removed in Removing the Processor Module, beginning with step Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 18: Removing The Modem

    Back to Contents Page Modem Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Modem Replacing the Modem Removing the Modem CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 19: Replacing The Modem

    system board connector M2 x 3-mm screw pull-tab modem modem cable NOTICE: Do not disconnect the modem cable from the system board. 5. Disconnect the modem cable from the modem. Replacing the Modem 1. Connect the modem cable to the modem. NOTICE: Ensure that the modem cable is routed correctly when you replace the modem.

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    Back to Contents Page Video Card/Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Video Card/Thermal-Cooling Assembly Replacing the Video Card/Thermal-Cooling Assembly Removing the Video Card/Thermal-Cooling Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    1 captive screws (4) 2 video card/thermal-cooling assembly 3 system board connector Replacing the Video Card/Thermal-Cooling Assembly NOTE: Ensure that the video card/thermal-cooling assembly mylar flap rests on top of the processor thermal-cooling assembly when the video card/thermal-cooling assembly is in place. 1.

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    Back to Contents Page Mini-Card Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: Only products approved for use in your portable computer may be installed. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    antenna connectors (2) Mini-Card Mini-Card connector b. Release the Mini-Card by pushing the metal securing clips toward the back of the computer until the card pops up slightly. c. Lift the Mini-Card out of its connector. Mini-Card securing clips (2) NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion.

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    triangles (2) Mini-Card connector antenna connectors (2) securing clips (2) NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini-Card, never place cables under the card. NOTE: If you are installing a Mini-Card for the first time, you will find a clear plastic protective sleeve on each antenna cable connector.

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    Back to Contents Page System Fan(s) Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    1 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2) 2 fan for video card/thermal- cooling assembly, 3 fan cables if installed 4 connectors on system board (2) Back to Contents Page...

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    Back to Contents Page Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 29: Expresscard Cage

    Back to Contents Page ExpressCard Cage Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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  • Page 31: Hinge Cover, Removing The Hinge Cover, Replacing The Hinge Cover

    Back to Contents Page Hinge Cover Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Hinge Cover Replacing the Hinge Cover Removing the Hinge Cover CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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  • Page 33: Smart Card Reader

    Back to Contents Page Smart Card Reader Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page Keyboard Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 37: System Board, Removing The System Board

    Back to Contents Page System Board Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the System Board Replacing the System Board Removing the System Board CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    ExpressCard connector ExpressCard connector on system board 1 USB-port-board 3 speaker connectors (2) connector 2 subwoofer connector 4 cable connector for internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology 12. Disconnect the smart-card reader connector from the system board. 13. Disconnect the speaker connectors from the system board. 14.

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    18. Remove the video card/thermal-cooling assembly, if present (see Removing the Video Card/Thermal- Cooling Assembly). NOTE: Remove the video card/thermal-cooling assembly as a single unit. Do not separate the thermal-cooling unit (heat sink) from the video card. 19. Remove the processor thermal-cooling assembly (see Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly).

  • Page 40: Replacing The System Board

    system board M2.5 x 5-mm screws (4) 23. Remove the system board, slowly easing the connectors out of their access holes on the back and side of the computer base: a. With the back of the computer facing you, grasp the upper-right corner of the system board and lift it slightly. b.

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    2. Turn on the computer. NOTE: If you use a BIOS update program CD to flash the BIOS, press <F12> before inserting the CD so that you can set up the computer to boot from a CD this one time only. Otherwise, you must enter the system setup program to change the default boot order.

  • Page 42: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page Display Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Display Assembly Display Bezel Display Panel Display Latch Display Assembly Removing the Display Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    4. Turn the computer top-side up. 5. Remove the hinge cover (see Removing the Hinge Cover). 6. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the display cable from the system board, and then disengage the display cable from the cable channel. 7. Disconnect the LED cable from the system board. 8.

  • Page 44: Replacing The Display Assembly

    channel 4 LED cable in cable channel 5 LED cable connector on system board Mini-Card antenna cables NOTICE: When removing the display assembly, carefully unthread the Mini-Card antenna cables through the computer base and ensure that the plastic protectors—if present—remain on the individual cables. 9.

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    2. Align the display assembly over the screw holes in the base of the computer. NOTE: The left hinge assembly has a small tab that you must first insert underneath the edge of the palm rest. NOTE: When you replace the four screws, ensure that you tighten them in the order indicated by the labels "1," "2," "3,"...

  • Page 46: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel

    Display Bezel 1 shoulder screws (4, two at the top and two at the 2 screw covers 3 M2.5 x 5-mm bottom) screws (4, one on each corner) 4 rubber screw-covers/display bumpers (6) 5 display bezel Removing the Display Bezel CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    toward the bottom edge (A) of the display assembly to clear the tab on the bottom of the lower-right corner. Then pull the bezel toward the right side of the display assembly to clear the tab on the side (B) of the lower-right corner. display back cover tabs 7.

  • Page 48: Replacing The Display Bezel, Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel

    display bezel display panel Replacing the Display Bezel 1. Starting at any corner, use your fingers to gently snap the bezel into place to secure it to the display panel. 2. Replace the four M2.5 x 5-mm screws on the corners of the bezel. 3.

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    1 display panel 2 M2 x 3-mm screws (8) 3 display back cover 4 grounding wire and captive screw CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 50: Replacing The Display Panel, Display Latch, Removing The Display Latch

    1 pull-tab on bottom flex-cable 2 top flex-cable 3 display cable connector connector connector 4 inverter connector Replacing the Display Panel 1. Reconnect the top display-cable connector to the top flex-cable connector. 2. Reconnect the bottom flex-cable connector to the inverter connector. 3.

  • Page 51: Replacing The Display Latch

    2. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly). 3. Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel). 4. Slide the latch to the right and gently lift. 5. Remove the spring that attaches the latch to the display back cover. spring display latch Replacing the Display Latch...

  • Page 52: Battery Latch Assembly, Removing The Battery Latch Assembly

    Back to Contents Page Battery Latch Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Battery Latch Assembly Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly Removing the Battery Latch Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    8. Remove the M2 x 2.5-mm screw in the battery latch assembly. When you remove the screw, the battery latch release on the bottom of the computer will also be released. M2 x 2.5-mm screw battery latch assembly 9. Remove the spring from the hook on the computer base by lifting it up and away with a screwdriver or a plastic scribe. hook spring 10.

  • Page 54: Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly

    battery latch assembly Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly 1. Insert the latch assembly into the channel on the computer base, and press it into place. 2. Using a small screwdriver, hook the spring over the hook on the computer base. 3.

  • Page 55: Palm Rest, Removing The Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page Palm Rest Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Palm Rest Replacing the Palm Rest Removing the Palm Rest CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    to remove the coin-cell battery from the palm rest. 8. Remove the coin-cell battery from the palm rest, if appropriate (see Removing the Coin-Cell Battery). 9. Turn the computer upside down and remove the 12 M2.5 x 8-mm screws from the bottom of the computer. M2.5 x 8-mm screws (12) 10.

  • Page 57: Replacing The Palm Rest

    Replacing the Palm Rest 1. Align the palm rest with the base and gently snap the palm rest into place. 2. Reconnect the touch-pad connector to the system board. 3. Reconnect the LED board connector to the system board. 4. Replace the coin-cell battery, if appropriate (see Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery).

  • Page 58: Flashing The Bios

    Back to Contents Page Flashing the BIOS Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual NOTICE: Plug the AC adapter into a known good power source to prevent a loss of power. Failure to do so may cause system damage. 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.

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    Back to Contents Page Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Coin-Cell Battery Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery Removing the Coin-Cell Battery CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    coin-cell battery release latch battery cable connector Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery 1. Install the replacement battery: a. With the positive side up, insert the battery at a 30-degree angle under the release latch, and then push the battery into place. b.

  • Page 61: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Back to Contents Page Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual USB Connector Video Connector S-Video TV-Out Connector IEEE 1394 Connector USB Connector Pin Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+ Video Connector Pin Signal Pin Signal CRT_R 9 CRT_G 10 CRT_B 11 MONITOR_DETECT–...

  • Page 62: Ieee 1394 Connector

    S-Video TV-Out Connector S-Video Pin Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L Composite Video Signal DCMPS-L IEEE 1394 Connector Pin Signal TPB– TPB+ TPA– TPA+ Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 63: Removing The Speakers

    Back to Contents Page Speakers Dell™ XPS™ M1710 Service Manual Removing the Speakers Replacing the Speakers Removing the Speakers CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 64: Replacing The Speakers

    4 speakers (2) 5 speaker cables (2) 6 connectors on system board (2) Replacing the Speakers 1. Connect the speaker cable connectors to the connectors on the system board. 2. Align the speakers on the screw holes for securing the speakers to the computer base. 3.

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