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Removing and Installing Parts
Dell™ Dimension™ XPS Service Manual
Memory
AGP Cards
Processor Airflow Shroud
System Board
Front Panel
Battery
Memory
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. For information on the type
of memory supported by your computer, see "Memory."
NOTE:
DDR 333 memory operates at 320-MHz when used with an 800-MHz front-side bus
processor.
DDR Memory Overview
DDR memory modules should be installed in pairs of matched memory size. This means that if you purchased your
computer with 256 MB of memory installed and you want to add another 256 MB of memory, you must install it in
the appropriate connector. If the DDR memory modules are not installed in matched pairs, the computer will continue
to operate, but with a slight reduction in performance.
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  • Page 1 256 MB of memory installed and you want to add another 256 MB of memory, you must install it in the appropriate connector. If the DDR memory modules are not installed in matched pairs, the computer will continue to operate, but with a slight reduction in performance. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (1 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 2: Memory Installation Guidelines

    If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell. You should install your original memory modules in pairs either in connectors DIMM1 and DIMM2 or connectors DIMM3 and DIMM4.
  • Page 3: Installing Memory

    Documentation NOTE: Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty. Installing Memory CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. 1. Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin."...
  • Page 4 10. Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. 11. Click the General tab. 12. To verify that the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of memory (RAM) listed. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (4 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 5: Installing A Pci Card

    Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. Your Dell™ computer provides slots for up to four 32-bit, 33-MHz cards. For more information, see "Specifications." NOTE: For optimum performance, install a PCI sound card only in PCI slot 3 or 4 and a modem card only in PCI slot 2, 3, or 4.
  • Page 6 The tops of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the alignment bar. ● The notch in the top of the card or filler bracket fits around the alignment guide. ● 10. Press the retention arm into place, securing the card(s) in the computer. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (6 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 7: Removing A Pci Card

    1. Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin." Open the computer cover. 3. Press the lever on the card retention arm and raise the retention arm. 4. If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (7 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 8: Removing An Agp Card

    CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. Your Dell™ computer provides a connector for an AGP card. Removing an AGP Card 1. Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin."...
  • Page 9: Installing An Agp Card

    4. Pull the card up and out of the card clip. Installing an AGP Card 1. Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin." Open the computer cover. 3. Press the lever on the card retention arm and raise the retention arm. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (9 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 10 Your computer supports one floppy drive and a combination of up to four of the following: Either two IDE hard drives or two Serial ATA hard drives ● Two CD or DVD drives ● http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (10 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 11: Removing A Hard Drive

    One IDE hard drive ● Two CD or DVD drives ● Hard Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. Removing a Hard Drive http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (11 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 12: Installing A Hard Drive

    1. Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation. 2. Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer. 3. Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin." Open the computer cover. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (12 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 13 (two screws on each rail). 6. Install the hard drive into the computer by gently sliding the drive into place until you hear it click securely. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (13 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 14: Floppy Drive

    10. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. Floppy Drive http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (14 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 15: Removing A Floppy Drive

    3. Disconnect the power and floppy-drive cables from the back of the floppy drive. 4. Press inward on the two tabs on the sides of the drive, slide the drive upward, and remove it from the floppy-drive bay. Installing a Floppy Drive http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (15 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 16 From inside the drive bay, gently press on each side of the insert until it pops out. 7. Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to provide airflow for the fan and cooling vents. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (16 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 17: Removing A Cd/Dvd Drive

    Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. Removing a CD/DVD Drive 1. Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin." Open the computer cover. 3. Disconnect the power and CD/DVD drive cables from the back of the drive. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (17 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 18: Installing A Cd/Dvd Drive

    3. If you are installing a new drive, unpack the drive and prepare it for installation. Check the documentation that accompanied the drive to verify that the drive is configured for your computer. If you are installing an IDE drive, configure the drive for the cable select setting. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (18 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 19 If you are adding a drive that has an audio cable, connect the audio cable to the audio connector on the audio card. 8. If you are installing a new CD/DVD drive rather than replacing a drive, remove the front-panel inserts. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (19 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 20: Removing The Processor Airflow Shroud

    3. Press down and back on the indentations at the top corners of the shroud. The top anchor tabs disengage from the anchor slots. 4. Lift the airflow shroud out of the chassis. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (20 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 21: Installing The Processor Airflow Shroud

    To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer. 7. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (21 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 22: Installing The Processor

    6. Carefully set the processor in the socket and press it down lightly to seat it. 7. Rotate the release lever back toward the system board until it snaps into place, securing the processor. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (22 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 23: Removing The Processor

    When the heat sink is secured, pivot the retention module clip back until the tab snaps into place to secure the heat sink. 9. If you installed a processor replacement kit from Dell, return the original heat sink assembly and processor to Dell in the same package in which your replacement kit was sent.
  • Page 24 NOTICE: If you are installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, discard the original heat sink. If you are not installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat sink when you install your new processor. 5. Pull the release lever straight up until the processor is released.
  • Page 25: System Board

    9. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. System Board CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (25 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 26: Removing The System Board

    6. Remove the system board screw. 7. Pull up on the two tabs, slide the system board assembly toward the front of the computer, and then lift the assembly http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (26 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 27: Replacing The System Board

    8. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. Power Supply CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (27 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 28: Removing The Power Supply

    "System Board Components." 1. Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin." Open the computer cover. and the card fan. Remove the card 4. Disconnect the power supply cables and the card fan cable. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (28 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 29: Replacing The Power Supply

    6. While pressing the power-supply release button, slide the power supply toward the back of the computer. 7. Lift the power supply away from the computer. 8. Slide the power supply cables out of the computer (through the hole). Replacing the Power Supply http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (29 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 30: Removing The Front Panel

    "Before You Begin." Open the computer cover. 3. Disconnect and remove all disk drives (see "Drives"). 4. Release the front panel by pressing each of the front-panel release tabs. There are seven release tabs. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (30 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 31: Replacing The Front Panel

    To replace the front panel, perform the removal procedure in reverse. Drive Door CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. Removing the Drive Door 1. Open the drive door. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (31 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 32 Documentation 2. Unsnap the top bracket hinge and pull the top of the drive door outward, away from the computer. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (32 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 33: Replacing The Drive Door

    If the drive door disassembles: 1. If necessary, reattach the door hinges to the door bracket. Ensure that the hinge tabs are away from the door bracket. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (33 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 34 2. Attach the door bracket/door hinge assembly to the door, starting with the lower part of each door hinge. 3. Attach the drive door to the computer, starting with the bottom bracket hinge. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (34 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 35 5. Remove the battery by carefully prying it out of its socket with your fingers or with a blunt, nonconducting object such as a plastic screwdriver. 6. Insert the new battery into the socket with the side labeled "+" facing up, and snap the battery into place. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (35 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...
  • Page 36 Small Business for delivery in the 50 United States. Taxes, fees, shipping, handling and any applicable restocking charges extra, vary, and are not subject to discount. The Small Business site and offers contained herein valid only for end users and not for resellers and/or online auctions. Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, omissions, or consequences of misuse of site and its functions and reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.
  • Page 37 Documentation terms unless you have a separate agreement with Dell. © 2008 Dell About Dell Terms of Sale Unresolved Issues Privacy Contact Site Map Visit ID Feedback Large Text sn WEB6 http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg2/en/SM/parts.htm (37 of 37) [3/26/2008 3:57:09 PM]...