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Inspiron 15
7000 Series
Service Manual
Computer Model: Inspiron 7547
Regulatory Model: P41F
Regulatory Type: P41F001

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   Summary of Contents for Dell Inspiron 7547

  • Page 1: Service Manual

    Inspiron 15 7000 Series Service Manual Computer Model: Inspiron 7547 Regulatory Model: P41F Regulatory Type: P41F001...

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    WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before working inside your computer......8 ..................8 Before you begin ..................8 Safety instructions ..................9 Recommended tools After working inside your computer......10 Removing the base cover..........11 ....................11 Procedure Replacing the base cover..........13 ....................13 Procedure Removing the battery........... 14 ....................

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    Removing the memory modules........20 ................... 20 Prerequisites ....................20 Procedure Replacing the memory modules........22 ....................22 Procedure ..................23 Post-requisites Removing the wireless card..........24 ....................24 Prerequisites ....................24 Procedure Replacing the wireless card..........26 ....................26 Procedure ..................27 Post-requisites Removing the coin-cell battery........28 ....................28 Prerequisites ....................28...

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    Removing the power-status light board....... 34 ....................34 Prerequisites ....................34 Procedure Replacing the power-status light board......36 ....................36 Procedure ..................36 Post-requisites Removing the processor fan.........37 ....................37 Prerequisites ....................37 Procedure Replacing the processor fan.........40 ....................40 Procedure ..................40 Post-requisites Removing the video-card fan........41 ....................

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    Removing the speakers..........49 ................... 49 Prerequisites ....................49 Procedure Replacing the speakers..........51 ....................51 Procedure ..................51 Post-requisites Removing the display assembly........52 ................... 52 Prerequisites ....................52 Procedure Replacing the display assembly........55 ....................55 Procedure ..................55 Post-requisites Removing the system board.........56 ...................

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    Flashing the BIOS............64...

  • Page 8: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Use the following safety guidelines to protect your computer from potential damage and ensure your personal safety. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance.

  • Page 9: Recommended Tools

    CAUTION: You should only perform troubleshooting and repairs as authorized or directed by the Dell technical assistance team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. See the safety instructions that shipped with the product or at www.dell.com/...

  • Page 10: 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 ensure that no stray screws remain inside your computer. Connect any external devices, peripherals, or cables you removed before working on your computer.

  • Page 11: Removing The Base Cover

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Close the display and turn the computer over. Loosen the captive screws that secure the base cover to the palm-rest assembly.

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    Lift the base cover off the computer. screws (6) base cover captive screws (4) plastic scribe...

  • Page 13: Replacing The Base Cover

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the tabs on the base cover with the slots on the palm-rest assembly and snap the base cover into place.

  • Page 14: Removing The Battery

    Before working inside your computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Procedure Remove the screws that secure the battery to the palm-rest assembly.

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    Disconnect the battery cable from the battery. battery cable battery Turn the computer over, open the display, and press the power button for five seconds to ground the system board.

  • Page 16: Replacing The Battery

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the battery cable to the battery. Turn the battery over and align the screw holes on the battery with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 17: Removing The Hard Drive

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Hard drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive. CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is in sleep or on state.

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    Slide and lift the hard-drive assembly off the palm-rest assembly. screws (4) hard-drive assembly Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard-drive. Lift the hard-drive bracket off the hard drive. hard-drive bracket screws (4) hard drive...

  • Page 19: Replacing The Hard Drive

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Hard drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive. Procedure Align the screw holes on the hard-drive bracket with the screw holes on the hard drive.

  • Page 20: Removing The Memory Modules

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module slot until the memory module pops up. Remove the memory module from the memory-module slot. securing clips (4) memory-module slot (2) memory modules (2) For video instruction on removing the wireless card click here.

  • Page 22: Replacing The Memory Modules

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module slot.

  • Page 23: Post-requisites

    Slide the memory module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle and press the memory module down until it clicks into place. NOTE: If you do not hear the click, remove the memory module and reinstall it. memory modules (2) securing clips (4) memory-module slot (2) notch...

  • Page 24: Removing The Wireless Card

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Slide and remove the wireless card from the wireless-card slot. wireless-card slot wireless card antenna cables screw For video instruction on removing the wireless card click here.

  • Page 26: Replacing The Wireless Card

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the notch on the wireless card with the tab on the wireless-card slot. Slide the wireless card at an angle into the wireless-card slot.

  • Page 27: Post-requisites

    Connect the antenna cables to the wireless card. The following table provides the antenna-cable color scheme for the wireless card supported by your computer: Table 1. Antenna-cable color scheme Connectors on the wireless card Antenna-cable color Main (white triangle) White Auxiliary (black triangle) Black Post-requisites...

  • Page 28: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Removing the coin-cell battery resets the BIOS setup program’s settings to default. It is recommended that you note the BIOS setup program’s settings before removing the coin-cell battery.

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    Using a plastic scribe, pry the coin-cell battery out of the battery socket. mylar tape plastic scribe coin-cell battery...

  • Page 30: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure With the positive-side facing up, snap the coin-cell battery into the battery socket.

  • Page 31: Removing The Power-adapter Port

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Using a plastic scribe, pry the power-adapter port out of the socket on the palm- rest assembly. power-adapter port plastic scribe power-adapter port cable...

  • Page 33: Replacing The Power-adapter Port

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the power-adapter port in its socket on the palm-rest assembly. Connect the power-adapter port cable to the system board.

  • Page 34: Removing The Power-status Light Board

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Lift the power-light board off the palm-rest assembly. screws (2) latch power-light board cable power-light board...

  • Page 36: Replacing The Power-status Light Board

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the power-light board with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 37: Removing The Processor Fan

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Note the display-cable routing and remove the display cable from the routing guides on the fan. processor fan display cable Lift the mylar tape and disconnect the processor-fan cable from the system board. Remove the screws that secure the processor fan to the system board.

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    Lift the processor fan off the system board. screws (2) processor fan processor-fan cable mylar tape...

  • Page 40: Replacing The Processor Fan

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the processor-fan cable to the system board and adhere the mylar tape. Align the screw holes on the processor fan with the screw holes on the system board.

  • Page 41: Removing The Video-card Fan

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Note the antenna-cable routing and remove the antenna cables from the routing guides on the video-card fan. video-card fan wireless card antenna cables Disconnect the video-card fan cable from the system board. Remove the screws that secure the video-card fan to the system board.

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    Lift the video-card fan off the system board. screws (2) video-card fan video-card fan cable...

  • Page 44: Replacing The Video-card Fan

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the video-card fan with the screw holes on the system board.

  • Page 45: Removing The Heat Sink

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The heat sink may become hot during normal operation. Allow sufficient time for the heat sink to cool before you touch it.

  • Page 46: Procedure

    Procedure Peel off the mylar tape from the memory modules. mylar tape Loosen the captive screws that secure the heat sink to the system board.

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    Lift the heat sink off the system board. heat sink captive screws (6)

  • Page 48: Replacing The Heat Sink

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Incorrect alignment of the heat sink can damage the system board and processor. NOTE: The original thermal grease can be reused if the original system board and heat sink are reinstalled together.

  • Page 49: Removing The Speakers

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Note the speaker-cable routing and lift the speakers, along with the speaker cable, off the palm-rest assembly. speaker cable left speaker right speaker...

  • Page 51: Replacing The Speakers

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Route the speaker cable and, using the alignment posts on the palm rest, place the speakers in position.

  • Page 52: Removing The Display Assembly

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Note the display-cable routing and remove the display cable from the routing guides on the processor fan. wireless card antenna cables display cable Open the palm-rest assembly to an angle of 90 degrees. Place the computer at the edge of a table with the display hanging over. Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the palm-rest assembly.

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    Lift the display assembly off the computer. screws (6) hinges (2) display assembly...

  • Page 55: Replacing The Display Assembly

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the palm-rest assembly on the edge of a table with the keyboard facing down.

  • Page 56: Removing The System Board

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in the BIOS setup program after you replace the system board.

  • Page 57: Procedure

    Procedure Disconnect the touch-pad cable, power-light cable, keyboard-backlight cable, keyboard cable, power-adapter port cable, speaker cable and battery cable from the system board. touch-pad cable power-light cable keyboard-backlight cable keyboard cable power-adapter port cable speaker cable battery cable Remove the screws that secure the system board to the palm-rest assembly.

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    Starting from the left, gently lift the system board off the palm-rest assembly. screws (7) system board...

  • Page 59: Replacing The System Board

    After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in the BIOS setup program after you replace the system board.

  • Page 60: Removing The Palm Rest And Keyboard Assembly

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

  • Page 61

    Lift the keyboard bracket off the palm-rest assembly. screws (5) keyboard bracket Remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly.

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    Lift the keyboard off the palm-rest assembly. screws (22) keyboard keyboard palm-rest assembly...

  • Page 63: Replacing The Palm Rest And Keyboard Assembly

    After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After working inside your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at www.dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the keyboard with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 64: Flashing The Bios

    Follow these steps to flash the BIOS: Turn on your computer. Go to www.dell.com/support. Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click Submit. NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

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