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    International Business Machines Corporation. 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 Computer Corporation disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Chapter 1 System Overview....... 1-1 System Features ..........1-1 Physical Description .

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    System Error Messages ......... 3-2 Running the Dell Diagnostics Chapter 4 Removing and Replacing Parts .

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    PC Card Cage ..........4-54 Latch Assembly .

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    Figure 4-16. Hard-Disk Drive Disassembly......4-29 Figure 4-17. Diskette Drive Disassembly ......4-30 Figure 4-18.

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    Tables Table 1-1. Interrupt Assignments ....... 1-8 Table 1-2. Technical Specifications ......1-9 Table 3-1.

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    IBM-compatible PCs and prior training in IBM-compatible PC troubleshooting techniques. In addition to information provided in this man- ual and the online System User’s Guide that came with the system, Dell provides the Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide for troubleshooting procedures and instructions on using the Dell Diagnostics to test the computer system.

  • Page 9: Chapter 1 System Overview

    MMX technology and an XGA (X) active-matrix (T) TFT LCD. ystem Features In addition to the standard features found in IBM puters, the Dell Inspiron 3000 series computers include the following new and/ or advanced features: • 32 MB of SDRAM consisting of 16 MB of nonremovable main memory on the main board and a 16-MB memory module in one of the two memory module sockets.

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    Inspiron 3000 M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, and M266XT. NeoMagic 2160B video controller supporting all video features with a PCI local bus on the Inspiron 3200 D233ST, D233XT and D266XT. Intel 430TX PCIset for system and PCI controller on the Inspiron 3000 M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, and M266XT;...

  • Page 11: Physical Description

    hysical Description display status display panel display close/suspend button speakers (2) keyboard touch pad touch pad buttons (2) Figure 1-1. Front View of the Portable Computer infrared port USB connector serial connector parallel connector monitor connector expansion connector PS/2 connector Figure 1-2.

  • Page 12: Status Display

    Scroll Lock Indicator Suspend Mode CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Hard-Disk Drive Indicator Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Press <Caps Lock> to activate this feature. Press <Caps Lock> again to deactivate the feature. Press <Num Lock> to activate this feature. Press <Num Lock>...

  • Page 13: Diskette-drive Access Indicator

    Diskette-Drive Access Indicator This indicator blinks when data is being transferred to or from the diskette drive in the options bay. PC Card Indicator This indicator blinks when the computer is accessing data from an installed PC Card or Cards. AC Power Indicator This indicator appears when the computer is receiving power through an AC power adapter.

  • Page 14: Battery Charge Gauge

    Press the status button to the right of the lights to check the total battery charge. If none of the lights are on, the battery has no charge left. Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual • The AC power indicator with the battery status in- dicator means the battery is defective.

  • Page 15: System Power

    Figure 1-4. Battery Charge Gauge NOTE: Figure 1-4 shows a main battery. For the secondary battery, the same button and lights are present, but are located on top of the battery and can be seen only when the secondary battery is out of the computer. ystem Power The power button controls power to the system.

  • Page 16: Interrupt Assignments

    IRQ13 IRQ14 IRQ15 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Save-to-disk suspend mode — To activate this feature, press <Fn><a> (or <Fn><q> on the French keyboard) or set the Suspend Time-Out option in the Power Menu of the Setup program. To resume using the computer, press the power button.

  • Page 17: Technical Specifications

    Microprocessor Inspiron 3000 M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, and M266XT: Intel Pentium micro- processor with MMX technology Inspiron 3200 D233XT and D266XT: Intel Pentium II microprocessor with MMX technology Inspiron 3000 M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, and M266XT: 166, 200, 233, or...

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    Serial (DTE) Parallel Monitor PS/2 keyboard/mouse Infrared Expansion connector Audio 1-10 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 1-2. Technical Specifications (continued) PC Card (continued) 68 pins 32 bits Memory SDRAM 16-, 32-, and 64-MB SODIMMs 32 MB (16 MB of nonremovable memory on the main board and a 16-MB 3.3-V memory module...

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    Table 1-2. Technical Specifications (continued) Audio type Audio controller Conversion FM music synthesizer Interfaces: Internal External Internal speaker amplifier Controls Video type Video controller (M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, M266XT) Video controller (D233ST, D233XT, D266XT) Video memory 12.1-Inch Display Type (M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, D233ST) Dimensions: Height...

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    Key travel Key spacing Layout Interface X/Y position resolutions (graphics table mode) 1-12 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 1-2. Technical Specifications (continued) 12.1-Inch Display (continued) 0 (closed) to 180 0.264 mm 2.35 W brightness can be controlled through key combinations 13.3-Inch Display...

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    Table 1-2. Technical Specifications (continued) Touch Pad (continued) Size: Thickness Width Height Weight Power: Supply voltage Supply current Type Dimensions: Height Depth Width Weight Voltage Capacity Charge time (approximate): Computer on Computer off Operating time (approximate, with no power management features enabled) Life span (approximate) Temperature range:...

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    Temperature range: M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, D233ST: M233XT, M266XT, D233XT, D266XT: 1-14 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 1-2. Technical Specifications (continued) AC Adapter 90 to 264 VAC 1.5 A at 90 VAC, full load 47 to 63 Hz 2.4 A (continuous)

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    Table 1-2. Technical Specifications (continued) Environmental (Computer) Temperature: Operating Storage Relative humidity Maximum vibration: Operating Storage Maximum shock: Operating Storage Altitude: Operating Storage Measured with the hard-disk drive in head-parked position. 5 to 35 C (41 to 95 F) –20 to 50 C (–4 to 122 F) 10% to 90% (noncondensing) 0.5 GRMS using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates air/truck shipment...

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  • Page 25: Chapter 2 Initial Procedures

    These procedures can often reveal the source of a problem or indicate the correct starting point for troubleshooting the computer. Dell recom- mends that you perform these initial procedures in the order they are presented.

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    11. Verify that the touch pad and its associated buttons operate freely. 12. If an external monitor is connected, verify the following: Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual If the display is on, go to step 2. Check the status display window to determine the status of the computer. If the display is off, press the power key to verify that the computer is not in suspend or standby mode.

  • Page 27: Observing The Boot Routine

    Dell recommends that users make copies of the Dell Diagnostics Diskette. For instructions, see “Before You Start Testing” in Chapter 4 of the Dell Inspiron 3000 Reference and Troubleshooting Guide.

  • Page 28: Eliminating Resource Conflicts

    4. While the boot routine is running, observe the computer for any of the 5. Observe the display for the Diagnostics Menu of the Dell Diagnostics. 6. Insert another copy of the diagnostics diskette into the diskette drive, and Devices within or connected to the computer may require dedicated memory spaces, interrupt levels, and/or DMA channels.

  • Page 29: Getting Help

    If none of the procedures in this chapter reveal the source of the problem or lead to the proper troubleshooting steps for determining the source of the problem, contact Dell for technical assistance. For instructions, see Chapter 5, “Getting Help,” in the Reference and Troubleshooting Guide or the “Contacting Dell”...

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  • Page 31: Beep Codes And Error Messages

    If a faulty computer does not emit beep codes or display system error messages to indicate a failure, you should load the diagnostics and run the appropriate tests to help isolate the source of the problem. See “Running the Dell Diagnos- tics” found later in this chapter.

  • Page 32: System Error Messages

    Message Diskette drive A error Extended RAM failed at off- set: nnnn Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 3-1. POST Beep Codes Error Memory module not being properly identified or used ROM BIOS checksum failure DRAM refresh failure...

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    Table 3-2. System Error Messages (continued) Message Definition Memory failed at RAM Failing bits: address nnnn. nnnn Hard-disk drive not Fixed disk 0 responding to failure commands from computer. Hard-disk drive or con- Fixed disk con- troller not responding to troller failure commands from computer.

  • Page 34: Running The Dell Diagnostics

    CAUTION: To prevent damage to the original diagnostics diskette, always use a backup copy of the diagnostics diskette when servicing a user’s computer. Dell recommends that users make several copies of this diskette to ensure that one is always available.

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    2. Attach the external diskette drive cable to the parallel port connector on the back of the computer. 3. Turn off the computer. 4. Place a copy of the Dell Diagnostics Diskette in the diskette drive, and boot the computer. Starting the diagnostics causes the Dell logo screen to appear, followed by a message indicating that the diagnostics is loading.

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  • Page 37: Removing And Replacing Parts

    Chapter 4 Removing and Replacing Parts his chapter provides procedures for removing and replacing components, assemblies, and subassemblies. Unless otherwise noted, each of the procedures in this chapter assumes the following: • The computer and any attached peripherals are turned off and the peripher- als are disconnected from the computer’s I/O panel.

  • Page 38: Screw Identification And Tightening

    Where applicable, information about screw lengths is provided in illustrations. Before installing a screw, match the screw to the screw length graphics provided to check for correct length. Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Small scribe (or Delrin [plastic] screwdriver) Nut drivers (4 mm and 5 mm)

  • Page 39: Precautionary Measures

    recautionary Measures Before performing any of the procedures in this chapter, read the following warning. WARNING FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE EQUIPMENT: Before you start to work on the computer, per- form the following steps in the sequence indicated. 1.

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    4. If the computer is connected to a port replicator, remove the computer from 5. Remove the main battery from the battery compartment. Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual AC adapter cable Figure 4-3. AC Adapter Removal the replicator. Figure 4-4. Computer Removal From Replicator Unlock the latch lock (see Figure 4-5).

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    latch lock (unlocked position) bottom of computer battery latch back of computer battery Figure 4-5. Main Battery Removal Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    6. Remove any PC Cards. 7. Remove the hard-disk drive assembly. Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual To remove a PC Card from the top connector (see Figure 4-6), press the top eject button (identified by an arrow pointing up) twice. To remove a PC Card from the bottom connector, press the bottom eject button (identified by an arrow pointing down) twice.

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    CAUTION: When the hard-disk drive is removed, the memory mod- ule cover is not secured. Use caution to avoid damage to the memory modules or the cover. bottom of computer hard-disk drive cover Figure 4-7. Hard-Disk Drive Removal 8. Remove the memory module cover. After the hard-disk drive is removed, lift the memory module cover off the computer.

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    10. Remove the diskette drive, secondary battery, CD-ROM drive, or Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual DVD-ROM drive from the options drive bay. Unlock the latch lock (see Figure 4-9). Slide the latch toward the back of the computer; the latch does not move all the way to the lock groove. Keep...

  • Page 45: Zif Connectors

    IF Connectors Some of the computer’s interface connectors are zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors. These connectors are not removable; they must be released to disconnect a cable from them. CAUTION: ZIF connectors are fragile. To avoid breaking the connec- tors, touch them carefully. Do not apply too much pressure to the movable part of the connector when opening or closing it.

  • Page 46: Exploded Views Of Components And Assemblies

    Figure 4-11. Exploded View—Computer 4-10 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual xploded Views of Components and Assemblies main battery LCD panel assembly keyboard hinge covers (2) diskette drive, secondary battery, CD-ROM drive, or...

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    LCD panel flex cable bobbin (adhered to LCD flex cable) hinges (2) back cover Figure 4-12. Exploded View—12.1-Inch LCD Assembly front bezel LCD panel latch inverter board inverter board connector Removing and Replacing Parts 4-11...

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    NOTE: The inverter board is installed with the component side down, next to the back cover. Figure 4-13. Exploded View—13.3-Inch LCD Assembly 4-12 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual front bezel LCD panel LCD-to-inverter cable EPE foam...

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    status display panel screws (3) palmrest assembly touch pad button board cable touch pad button board touch pad button board screw hard-disk drive heat sink screws (6) Figure 4-14. Exploded View—Palmrest Assembly connector cover speakers (2) touch pad plastic housings (2) speaker screws (2) hard-disk drive heat sink...

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    Kensington lock plate audio bezel latch assembly Figure 4-15. Exploded View—Base Assembly 4-14 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual LVDS board (13.3-inch LCD only) memory module cover I/O panel bracket USB board IR lens base assembly...

  • Page 51: Factory Repair Parts And Assemblies

    This section contains a parts list and procedures for removing and replacing fac- tory components and subassemblies. This information is provided for reference only. Dell does not recommend removal and replacement of these parts in the field. Table 4-1 lists the factory repair parts and assemblies available for the com- puter.

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    Base (without battery), 166-MHz, 12.1-inch LCD Base (without battery), 200-MHz, 12.1-inch LCD 4-16 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name BIOS (continued) Kit, BIOS flash (M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT,...

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    Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Base Assembly (continued) Base (without battery), 233-MHz, 13.3-inch LCD Assembly (without battery), 233-MHz Base (without battery), 266-MHz, 13.3-inch LCD Assembly (without battery), 266-MHz Board assembly, main IC, keyboard BIOS (M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M266ST, M266XT) IC, keyboard BIOS (D233ST,...

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    D233XT board assembly, Pentium II 233-MHz D266XT board assembly, Pentium II 266-MHz 4-18 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Main Board (continued) Kit, thermal, M233ST M233ST processor board,...

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    Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name CD-ROM Drive CD-ROM drive, 20X, service kit CD-ROM drive, 20X Button, eject Bracket, plastic Cover, plastic Cable, flex Door CD-ROM drive, 24X CD-ROM drive Screw Door Cover, plastic Bracket, plastic Cable, flex Diskette Drive Assembly...

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    Hard-disk drive, 2.1-GB, service kit* CUS,HD,2.1G,I,12.5MM,IBM,I3000 Hard-disk drive, 3.2-GB, service kit* CUS,HD,3.2G,I,12.5MM,IBM,I3000 Hard-disk drive, 4.0-GB, service kit 4-20 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Diskette Drive Assembly (continued)

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    Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Hard-Disk Drive Assemblies (continued) Bracket, plastic Plate, insulator, EMI Covers, hinge, service kit Covers, hinge Keyboard, U.S. Keyboard, UK Keyboard, Japan Keyboard, Germany Keyboard, French LCD Assemblies LCD panel, active-matrix color display (TFT), 12.1”...

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    Cable, LCD discreet, 13.3” IBM Cable, inverter, 13.3” IBM Bezel, back, 13.3” IBM Bracket, EPE, 13.3” IBM 4-22 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name LCD Assemblies (continued) Order Name LCD,TFT,SVGA,12.1”,I1300,...

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    Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name LCD Assemblies (continued) Bracket, LCD panel, 13.3”, IBM Screw, flex cable ground Bumper, upper rubber, 13.3” Screw, LCD panel Screw, bezel Cover, lower rubber Board, inverter Spacer, 13.3” LCD panel, active-matrix color display (TFT), 13.3”...

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    Modem, 56KB Board, LVDS (XGA, 13.3” Samsung) Board, LVDS (XGA, 13.3” IBM) 4-24 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Memory modules, two 16-MB Memory modules, two 32-MB Memory modules, two 64-MB...

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    Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Miscellaneous Parts (continued) IC, system BIOS (M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, M266XT) IC, system BIOS (D233ST, D233XT, D266XT) Board, audio Board, USB Board, IR Lens, IR Cable, IR Standoffs, processor board Bezel, audio Heat sink (with fan), system (M166ST, M200ST, M233ST,...

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    Board, touch-pad button Cable, touch-pad Board, status display panel Cable, status display panel Replicator, service kit 4-26 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Miscellaneous Parts (continued) Palmrest Assembly Palmrest, 12.1”...

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    Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Parts, rubber, 12.1” LCD, service kit CUS,KIT,FOOT,REPL,12.1,I3000 Foot, rubber Bumper, upper, rubber Pad, lower, rubber Parts, rubber, 13.3” LCD, service kit CUS,KIT,FOOT,REPL,13.3,I3000 Foot, rubber Bumper, upper, rubber Pad, lower, rubber Screws (6), hard-disk heat sink Screws (4), 12.1 LCD bezel Screws (2), keyboard...

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    System software diskette, service kit (M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, M266XT) System software diskette, service kit (D233ST, D233XT, D266XT) 4-28 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Table 4-1. Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies (continued) Part or Assembly Name Service Documentation (continued) Software Diskette, system software...

  • Page 65: Hard-disk Drive

    ard-Disk Drive insulator hard-disk drive (screws E1–E6 are 5 mm) 5 mm Figure 4-16. Hard-Disk Drive Disassembly The hard-disk drive resides in an EMI insulator in a carrier that mounts in the computer’s hard-disk drive compartment on the left side of the computer. Six screws secure the drive inside the carrier.

  • Page 66: Diskette Drive

    4. Lift the cable lock from the flex cable. 5. Lift the diskette drive from the carrier. 6. Remove the cable support from the flex-cable connector. 4-30 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual iskette Drive eject button eject button recess 3 mm 2.5 mm...

  • Page 67: Cd-rom/dvd-rom Drive

    D-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive carrier Figure 4-18. CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive Disassembly The CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive resides in a carrier that slides into the options drive bay on the right side of the computer. To disassemble the CD- ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive assembly, follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 68: General Disassembly

    Kapton tape in many places on the computer. When rein- stalling or replacing parts, be sure to replace the Kapton tape correctly to retain the electrical protection and noise reduction the tape provides. 4-32 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual eneral Disassembly AC adapter Port replicator...

  • Page 69: Keyboard

    eyboard hinge covers (2) keyboard cable ZIF connector palmrest (screws K1 and K2 are 4 mm) 4 mm Figure 4-20. Keyboard Removal To remove the keyboard, follow these steps: 1. Remove the hinge covers. If the hinge covers are tight, use a plastic wedge or scribe to loosen them. 2.

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    5. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the ZIF connector. 6. Remove the keyboard from the palmrest. 4-34 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Pull forward at the back of the keyboard to release the edge of the keyboard from the palmrest assembly.

  • Page 71: Heat Sink

    eat Sink connector palmrest assembly (screws HS1–HS3 are 5 mm) 5 mm Figure 4-21. Heat Sink Removal To remove the heat sink, follow these steps: 1. Remove the keyboard. 2. Remove black chromate panhead screws HS1, HS2, and HS3. The heat sink will come free except for the fan cable. Push back and lift up on the heat sink to access the fan cable.

  • Page 72: Status Display Panel

    6. Remove the status display panel from the palmrest assembly. When reinstalling the status display panel, see the first Caution for “Keyboard” found earlier in this chapter. 4-36 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual tatus Display Panel connector JP5 5 mm See “Keyboard”...

  • Page 73: Lcd Assembly

    CD Assembly The LCD assembly consists of the display assembly and its related components. This section describes how to remove either the 12.1-inch or 13.3-inch LCD assembly. Later sections in this chapter provide removal and replacement proce- dures for the components of the LCD assembly. hinge covers (2) LCD flex cable connectors JP8 or JP1...

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    6. Close the display and remove hinge screws H1, H2, H3, and H4. 7. Remove the LCD assembly from the computer. 4-38 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual 13.3-inch display, remove only cable connector screw G1. On 12.1-inch displays, screw G1 holds the LCD cable ground in place. G1 has a square washer.

  • Page 75: Palmrest Assembly

    almrest Assembly The palmrest assembly consists of the following components: • IR assembly • Left and right speaker assemblies • Hard-disk drive heat sink • Touch-pad assembly The following subsections provide removal and replacement procedures for the components of the palmrest assembly. These procedures assume that the key- board assembly, heat sink, status display panel, and the LCD assembly have been removed.

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    Start at the front, to align those tabs first. Make sure all the tabs are aligned. 4-40 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual These screws are on the edge of the heat sink opening. Figure 4-29).

  • Page 77: Ir Board

    IR Board (screw IR1 is 3 mm) 3 mm palmrest assembly Figure 4-25. IR Board Removal To remove the IR board, follow these steps: 1. Remove the palmrest assembly. 2. Remove IR board screw IR1. 3. Disconnect the IR board cable from the IR board connector JP1. 4.

  • Page 78: Hard-disk Drive Heat Sink

    1. Remove the palmrest assembly. 2. Remove hard-disk drive heat sink screws HT1 through HT6. 3. Remove the hard-disk drive heat sink from the palmrest assembly. 4-42 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual palmrest assembly hard-disk drive heat sink (screws HT1–HT6...

  • Page 79: Touch-pad Assembly

    Touch-Pad Assembly palmrest assembly touch-pad buttons (2) touch-pad button board (screw H7 is 5 mm) 5 mm Figure 4-27. Touch-Pad Assembly Removal To remove the touch-pad assembly, follow these steps: 1. Remove the palmrest assembly. 2. Remove the hard-disk drive heat sink. 3.

  • Page 80: Speakers

    4. Remove left speaker screw S1. 5. Remove the left speaker cover and speaker. 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the right speaker. 4-44 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual speakers (2) 3 mm To replace the speaker, unsolder the wires.

  • Page 81: Base Assembly

    ase Assembly The base assembly consists of the following components: • IR lens • Processor board • LVDS board (13.3-inch LCD only) • USB board • Main board • Audio bezel • Audio board • PC Card cage • Latch assembly •...

  • Page 82: Figure 4-29. Base Assembly

    Figure 4-29. Base Assembly 4-46 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual processor board PC Card cage connector JP16 main board audio board audio bezel LVDS board (13.3-inch LCD only) USB board IR lens base assembly...

  • Page 83: Ir Lens

    IR Lens IR lens Figure 4-30. IR Lens Removal Remove the IR lens by gently pulling straight up on the lens with the fingers of one hand. Removing and Replacing Parts 4-47...

  • Page 84: Processor Board

    JP18 and JP19. (White dot references on the Inspiron D233ST, D233XT, and D266XT processor boards are not necessary.) 4-48 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual...

  • Page 85: Lvds Board

    LVDS Board The LVDS board is present on computers with a 13.3-inch LCD. If you have a 12.1-inch LCD, skip this subsection. connector JP1 main board Figure 4-32. LVDS Board Removal To remove the LVDS board, follow these steps: 1. Remove LVDS board screw G2. This is the other screw that you left in place when you removed the 13.3-inch LCD cable harness from connector JP1 on the LVDS board.

  • Page 86: Usb Board

    2. Disconnect the USB board from connector JP9 on the main board. 4-50 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual With the fingers of one hand, gently pull the USB board straight up about -inch to free it from connector JP9. Then turn the board slightly to the right to remove it from the corner of the main board and the base assembly.

  • Page 87: Main Board

    Main Board I/O panel bracket (standoffs ST1, ST2, ST3, ST10, and ST11 are 6 mm) 6 mm Figure 4-34. Main Board Removal To remove the main board, follow these steps: 1. Remove the processor board. 2. If one is installed, remove the LVDS board. Otherwise, go to step 3. 3.

  • Page 88: Audio Bezel

    Remove the audio bezel by gently pulling it from the three audio jacks on the left side of the main board. This bezel usually drops out when the main board is removed from the computer. 4-52 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual...

  • Page 89: Audio Board

    Audio Board main board connector JP1 Figure 4-36. Audio Board Removal To remove the audio board, follow these steps: 1. Remove the main board. 2. Remove the audio board from the bottom of the main board. The audio board is held in place by two connectors on the main board (JP26 and JP22) and two connectors on the audio board (JP1 and JP2).

  • Page 90: Pc Card Cage

    4. Remove the bottom of the card cage. Replace the PC Card cage if it is damaged. 4-54 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual main board Use a support for the main board to prevent the board from flexing when the card cage screws are removed Screws P2 and P4 have ground springs attached.

  • Page 91: Latch Assembly

    Latch Assembly latch Figure 4-38. Latch Assembly Removal To remove the latch assembly, follow these steps: 1. Remove the latch assembly from the base assembly. Use the fingers of one hand and lift the assembly from its recess in the base assembly.

  • Page 92: Kensington Lock Plate

    Figure 4-39. Kensington Lock Plate Removal Use a screwdriver to lift the Kensington lock plate from its recess in the base assembly. The plate is held in place only by pressure. 4-56 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Kensington lock plate base...

  • Page 93: Inch Lcd Components

    12.1 -Inch LCD Components The 12.1-inch LCD assembly consists of the following components: • Front bezel • LCD panel • Inverter board and cable • Hinges • Bracket • Back cover • LCD flex cable The following subsections provide removal and replacement procedures for these components and assumes that the 12.1-inch LCD assembly has been removed from the computer.

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    4-58 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual With the bottom of the LCD assembly facing you (cables end), insert your fingertips between the LCD panel and the front bezel. Start in the center of the bezel and work out to the corners.

  • Page 95: Inch Lcd Panel

    12.1-Inch LCD Panel LCD panel flex-cable connector LCD flex cable (screws LC1–LC4 are 5 mm) 5 mm Figure 4-41. 12.1-Inch LCD Panel Removal To remove the 12.1-inch LCD panel, follow these steps: 1. Remove the front bezel. See the previous subsection, “12.1-Inch LCD Front Bezel.” 2.

  • Page 96: Inch Lcd Inverter Board

    12.1-inch IBM LCD assembly is different from the inverter board for a 12.1-inch Samsung LCD assembly. 4-60 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual back cover connector CN2 See “12.1-Inch LCD Front Bezel” found earlier in this section.

  • Page 97: Inch Lcd Hinges

    12.1-Inch LCD Hinges hinges (2) back cover Figure 4-43. 12.1-Inch LCD Hinges Removal To remove the 12.1-inch LCD hinges, follow these steps: 1. Remove the front bezel. See “12.1-Inch LCD Front Bezel” found earlier in this section. 2. Place the back cover down on a work surface. 3.

  • Page 98: Inch Lcd Bracket

    4. Remove bracket screws H5 and H8. 5. Remove the bracket from the back cover. 4-62 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual bracket See “12.1-Inch LCD Front Bezel” found earlier in this section. See “12.1-Inch LCD Panel” found earlier in this section.

  • Page 99: Inch Lcd Components

    13.3 -Inch LCD Components The 13.3-inch LCD assembly consists of the following components: • Front bezel • LCD panel • Inverter board and cable • Hinges • Bracket • Back cover • LCD wiring harness The following procedures provide removal and replacement procedures for these components, and assume that the 13.3-inch LCD assembly has been removed from the computer.

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    LCD wiring harness and the inverter cable are routed correctly and are not pinched. 4-64 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual With the bottom of the LCD assembly facing you (cables end), insert your fingertips between the LCD panel and the front bezel. Start in the center of the bezel and work out to the corners.

  • Page 101: Inch Lcd Panel

    13.3-Inch LCD Panel (screws LC5–LC8 are 6 mm) LCD panel 6 mm (screw GS1 is 3 mm) 3 mm back cover LCD cable harness inverter cable NOTE: The inverter board is installed with the component side down, next to the back cover. Figure 4-46.

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    4. Remove grounding screw GS1 from the bracket. 4-66 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual NOTE: Be careful when removing any part of the LCD cable harness. Lift up the LCD panel, and disconnect the LCD cable harness from connec-...

  • Page 103: Inch Lcd Inverter Board

    13.3-Inch LCD Inverter Board locating holes (2) inverter board connector CN1 LCD cable harness inverter cable Figure 4-47. 13.3-Inch Inverter Board Removal To remove the 13.3-inch inverter board, follow these steps: 1. Remove the front bezel. See “13.3-Inch LCD Front Bezel” found earlier in this section. 2.

  • Page 104: Figure 4-48. 13.3-inch Lcd Hinges Removal

    3. Remove hinge screws H12, H13, H14, and H15. 4. Remove the hinges from the back cover. 4-68 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual 5 mm See “13.3-Inch LCD Front Bezel” found earlier in this section. The bracket does not have to be taken off to remove the hinges. The bracket in Figure 4-48 is shown removed to assist understanding.

  • Page 105: Figure 4-49. 13.3-inch Lcd Bracket Removal

    13.3-Inch LCD Bracket LCD cable harness (screws BR1–BR3 are 5 mm) 5 mm Figure 4-49. 13.3-Inch LCD Bracket Removal To remove the 13.3-inch LCD bracket, follow these steps: 1. Remove the front bezel. See “13.3-Inch LCD Front Bezel” found earlier in this section. 2.

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    Be careful not to break the hidden plastic tabs when reinstalling the bracket. 4-70 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual Start in the lower left corner. Insert a plastic wedge under the bracket and apply pressure upward to free the bracket from the back cover. Insert another plastic wedge one tab at a time along one side of the bezel.

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    1-3 power, 1-7 power conservation modes, 1-7 technical specifications, 1-9 connector cover, 4-33 connectors location, 1-3 Dell Diagnostics, 3-4 Diagnostics Menu, 3-5 disassembly procedures, 4-32 diskette drive disassembly, 4-30 location (options bay), 1-3 removal, 4-8 Diskette-Drive Access indicator, 1-5...

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    4-15 getting help, 2-5 hard-disk drive disassembly, 4-29 heat sink removal, 4-42 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual location, 1-3 removal, 4-7 heat sink removal, 4-35 help, 2-5 I/O connector, illustrated, 1-3 indicator light location, 1-3...

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    latch assembly removal, 4-55 location, 1-3 LCD assembly location, 4-37 removal, 4-37 LCD assembly, 12.1-inch bracket removal, 4-62 front bezel removal, 4-57 hinges removal, 4-61 inverter board removal, 4-60 LCD panel removal, 4-59 LCD assembly, 13.3-inch bracket removal, 4-69 front bezel removal, 4-63 hinges removal, 4-68 inverter board removal, 4-67 LCD panel removal, 4-65...

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    1-4 status display panel about, 1-4 location, 1-3 removal, 4-36 subsystems, testing, 3-4 Suspend Mode indicator, 1-4 Dell Inspiron 3000 Series Service Manual system features, 1-1 overview, 1-1 power, 1-7 system error messages about, 3-2 Dell Diagnostics, 3-4...

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    ZIF connectors disconnecting, 4-9 reconnecting, 4-9 Index...

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