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Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual
Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices
Color Insert Cover
PC Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Keyboard
Modem
Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Display Assembly and Display Latch
Docking Doors
Speakers
Fan
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors
 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.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. under license.
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Model PP10L
May 2004 Rev. A01

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   Summary of Contents for Dell Inspiron 510m

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    Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell Inc. 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.

  • Page 2: Before You Begin, Preparing To Work Inside The Computer

    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. Read and follow the safety instructions in the Owner's Manual that came with the computer.

  • Page 3: Recommended Tools, Computer Orientation, Screw Identification

    12.  Remove the hard drive.   Recommended Tools   The procedures in this manual require the following tools:  #1 Phillips screwdriver  ¼-inch flat-blade screwdriver  Small plastic scribe  Flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD   Computer Orientation      1  back  2...

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       Optional Device:  Hard Drive:  Keyboard:  (1 each)  (2 each)  (2 each)          Modem:  Display Assembly:  Display Bezel:  (1 each)  (4 each)  (display bumpers, 6 each)      (6 each)          Display Panel:  Display Latch:  ...

  • Page 5

    (1 each) (2 each)       (4 each)             Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 6: Flashing The Bios

    Back to Contents Page   Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual 1.  Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.   NOTE: If you use a BIOS update program CD to flash the BIOS, set up the computer to boot from a CD before inserting the CD.

  • Page 7

    Back to Contents Page   PC Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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  cable 2  tab 3.  Connect the cable. 4.  Replace the hard drive. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 9

    Back to Contents Page   Color Insert Cover Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   Removing the Color Insert Cover 1.  Press down along the front of the display.   2.  Firmly grasp the lip of the color insert cover to detach it from the computer, and pull the cover up.

  • Page 10: Microprocessor Module, Removing The Microprocessor Module

    Back to Contents Page   Microprocessor Module Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   Removing the Microprocessor Module   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 11

    NOTICE: A microprocessor module that is not properly seated can result in an intermittent connection or permanent damage to the microprocessor and ZIF socket. 1.  Align the pin-1 corner of the microprocessor module with the pin-1 corner of the ZIF socket, and insert the microprocessor module.  ...

  • Page 12: Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Display Assembly and Display Latch Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   Display Assembly   Display Bezel   Display Panel   Display Latch   Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 13

      1  M2.5 x 5-mm screws (4) 5 pull-tab 2  display cable connector 6 system board connector 3  display 7 antenna securing clips (2) 4  computer base 8 antenna connectors (4) 8.  Remove the four M2.5 x 5-mm screws. 9.  Rotate the display assembly to a 90-degree angle, and lift the display assembly up and out of the computer base.  ...

  • Page 14

      1  M2 x 5-mm screws (6) 5  top cover 2  display bumpers (6) 6  M2 x 5-mm screws (8) 3  display bezel 7  adapter rails (2) 4  display panel 8  M2 x 3-mm screws (4)     15-Inch Display  ...

  • Page 15: Display Bezel, Display Panel

    5.  Remove the six M2 x 5-mm screws located on the front of the bezel.   NOTICE: Carefully separate the bezel from the top cover to avoid damage to the bezel. 6.  Starting at the bottom of the display panel (by the DELL™ logo), use your fingers to separate the bezel from the top cover by lifting the inside edge of  the bezel away from the top cover.   Display Panel...

  • Page 16

      14.1-Inch Display Panel   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer. 1.

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      1  pull-tab on bottom flex-cable connector 2  top flex-cable connector 3  display connector 4  inverter connector     15-Inch Display Panel   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer. 1.

  • Page 18: Display Latch

    4  inverter connector   Display Latch   NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.   NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer. 1.

  • Page 19

    Back to Contents Page   Docking Doors Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   Removing the Docking Doors   CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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  docking doors with spring 2  longer post   Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 21

    Back to Contents Page   Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 22: Hard Drive

    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 "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."...

  • Page 23

    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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  center control cover 4.  Remove the keyboard: a.  Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws across the top of the keyboard.   NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.

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  • Page 26: Base Latch

    Back to Contents Page   Base Latch Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 27: Removing The Modem, Installing The Modem

    Back to Contents Page   Modem Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   Removing the Modem   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 28

        1  modem 2  modem-cable routing clip 3  modem cable 4  modem-securing clip 5.  Replace the M2 x 3-mm screw. 6.  Reconnect the display cable to the display cable connector and then secure the display cable in its three display-cable routing clips. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 29: Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 30

      1  M2.5 x 8-mm screws (13) 7.  Disconnect the touch pad connector from the system board.     1  system board connector 2  touch pad connector 3  computer base   NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest. 8.

  • Page 31: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Back to Contents Page   Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   USB Connector   Video Connector   Parallel Connector   S-Video TV-Out Connector   Serial Connector   IEEE 1394 Connector   USB Connector     Signal  USB5V+  USBP–  USBP+  GND   Video Connector    ...

  • Page 32: Serial Connector

      Signal Signal  STROBE–  ACK–  PD0  BUSY  PD1  PE  PD2  SLCT  PD3  AFD/3M–  PD4  ERROR–  PD5  INIT–  PD6  SLIN–  PD7 18–25  GND   S-Video TV-Out Connector     S-Video Signal  GND  GND  DLUMA-L  DCRMA-L   Composite Video Signal  NC  DCMPS-L  GND  ...

  • Page 33: Ieee 1394 Connector

     RXDA  RTS  TXDA  CTS  DTR  RI  GND        IEEE 1394 Connector     Signal  TPB–  TPB+  TPA–  TPA+   Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 34: Reserve Battery

    Reserve Battery Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.

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  • Page 36

    Back to Contents Page   Speakers Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 38: System Board, Removing The System Board

    Back to Contents Page   System Board Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   Removing the System Board   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 39: Installing The System Board

      1  M2 x 4-mm screws labeled "B" (4) 11.  Gently push down near the middle of the back plastic computer base so that the two system- board securing clips clear their slots, and then pull out the system board.  ...

  • Page 40: System Components

    System Components Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   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.

  • Page 41

    Back to Contents Page   Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ 510m Service Manual   Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   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 42

      1  microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly 2  captive screws (4) 7.  Lift up the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly and remove it from the system board.     1  microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly   Installing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 1.  Slip the left side of the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly underneath the palm rest and then place the assembly over the microprocessor. 2.

  • Page 43

      1  cooler plate 2  screw head flush with level of cooler plate 3.  Reconnect the two antenna cables and then secure them into the two antenna-securing clips. 4.  Reconnect the display cable to the display cable connector and then secure the display cable in its three display-cable routing clips. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 44: Memory Module

    To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.   NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. 1.  Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."...

  • Page 45: Mini Pci Card

      Mini PCI Card   If you ordered a Mini PCI card at the same time that you ordered your computer, Dell has already installed the card for you.   CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.

  • Page 46

    3.  Place your finger under the cover at the indentation, lift up the cover, and slide the cover open.   4.  If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 5. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card: a.

  • Page 47

    2  antenna connectors on card (2) 7.  Lower the Mini PCI card toward the inner tabs to approximately a 20-degree angle. 8.  Continue lowering the Mini PCI card until it snaps into the inner tabs of the connector. 9.  Replace the cover.  ...

  • Page 48

      NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, place them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them. 2.  Close the display and turn the computer over. 3.

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