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Dell Vostro 1440/1450
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model P22G
Regulatory Type P22G001, P22G003

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    Dell Vostro 1440/1450 Owner's Manual Regulatory Model P22G Regulatory Type P22G001, P22G003...

  • Page 2: Notes, Cautions, And Warnings

    Information in this publication is subject to change without notice. © 2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notes, Cautions, and Warnings..............2 1 Working on Your Computer..............7 ................7 Before Working Inside Your Computer ......................8 Recommended Tools ....................9 Turning Off Your Computer ................9 After Working Inside Your Computer 2 Removing The Battery................11 ......................11 Installing The Battery 3 Removing The Secure Digital (SD) Card..........13 ................13 Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card 4 Removing The Hinge Cover..............15...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    9 Removing The Power Button Board............27 .................28 Installing The Power Button Board 10 Removing The Hard Drive..............29 ....................30 Installing The Hard Drive 11 Removing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card...31 ..........32 Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card 12 Removing The Coin-Cell Battery............33 ..................34 Installing The Coin-Cell Battery...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    23 Removing The Display Cable..............65 ....................67 Installing The Display Cable 24 Entering System Setup................69 ....................69 System Setup Overview ....................69 System Setup Screens .....................70 System Setup Options 25 Diagnostic Beep Codes.................75 .......................76 Battery Status Lights ......................76 Device Status Lights 26 Contacting Dell..................77 ........................77 Contacting Dell...

  • Page 7: Working On Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.

  • Page 8: Recommended Tools

    NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently than shown in this document. To avoid damaging your computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer. Ensure that your work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched.

  • Page 9: Turning Off Your Computer, After Working Inside Your Computer

    CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers. Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator, battery slice, or media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard.

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    CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device and then plug it into the computer. Replace the battery. Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets. Turn on your computer.

  • Page 11: Removing The Battery, Installing The Battery

    Removing The Battery Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Slide the release latches to unlock the battery. Slide the battery and remove it from the computer. Installing The Battery Slide the battery into its slot until it clicks into place. After Working Inside Your Computer .

  • Page 13: Removing The Secure Digital (sd) Card, Installing The Secure Digital (sd) Card

    Removing The Secure Digital (SD) Card Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Press in on the SD memory card to release it from the computer. Slide the memory card out of the computer. Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card Push the memory card into the compartment until it is fully engaged with a click sound.

  • Page 15: Removing The Hinge Cover

    Removing The Hinge Cover Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the Remove the screws that secure the hinge cover. Flip the computer around and remove the hinge cover.

  • Page 16: Installing The Hinge Cover

    Installing The Hinge Cover Install the hinge cover and press on it to secure its connection to the computer. Flip the computer around and install the screws that secure the hinge cover. battery . Install the After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 17: Removing The Keyboard

    Removing The Keyboard Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the Pry up to release the top four snaps securing the keyboard to the computer. Flip the keyboard over and lay it on the palm rest. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board.

  • Page 18: Installing The Keyboard

    Remove the keyboard from the computer. Installing The Keyboard Connect the keyboard cable to the system board. Insert the keyboard at an angle of 30 degrees to its compartment. Press down on the keyboard to secure the top snaps. battery . Install the After Working Inside Your Computer .

  • Page 19: Removing The Optical Drive

    Removing The Optical Drive Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the Remove the screw that secures the optical drive. Use a screwdriver to gently pry the optical drive out of the computer.

  • Page 20: Installing The Optical Drive

    Installing The Optical Drive Slide the optical drive into the compartment on the left side of the chassis. Tighten the screw to secure the optical drive to the computer. keyboard . Install the battery . Install the After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 21: Removing The Memory Module

    Removing The Memory Module Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the Pry the retention clips away from the memory module until it pops up. Remove the memory module from the computer.

  • Page 22: Installing The Memory Module

    Installing The Memory Module Insert the memory module into the memory socket. Press down on the memory module until the retention clips secure the memory module in place. keyboard . Install the battery . Install the After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 23: Removing The Palm Rest

    Removing The Palm Rest Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the Remove the screws that secure the bottom base. Flip the computer around and disconnect the power board cable (1) and the touchpad cable (2).

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    Pry up the palm rest using a plastic scribe to release all the snaps on the bottom, left, and right sides of the palm rest. Once all the snaps have been released, lift up the palm rest from the computer and remove.

  • Page 25: Installing The Palm Rest

    Installing The Palm Rest Insert the palm rest towards the display screen at a 30–degree angle. Align and adjust the palm rest into position before pressing it down to secure all the snaps. Connect the power board cable and touchpad cable to their respective connectors.

  • Page 27: Removing The Power Button Board

    Removing The Power Button Board Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Peel the power button board cable from the adhesive affixing it to the palm rest.

  • Page 28: Installing The Power Button Board

    Lift up the power button board and release the power button board cable through the opening. Installing The Power Button Board Insert the power button board cable through the opening. Fix the power button board to its compartment. Install the screw to secure the power button board. Flip the computer around and attach the power button board cable to the palm rest.

  • Page 29: Removing The Hard Drive

    Removing The Hard Drive Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Slide the hard drive and lift it out of the computer. Remove the screws that secure the hard drive bracket and detach it from the hard drive.

  • Page 30: Installing The Hard Drive

    Installing The Hard Drive Install the hard drive bracket to the hard drive. Tighten the screws that secure the hard drive bracket. Place the hard drive in its compartment and slide it towards the SATA connector to secure it to the system board. palm rest .

  • Page 31: Removing The Wireless Local Area Network (wlan) Card

    Removing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Disconnect any antennae connected to the WLAN card. Pry the latch to release the WLAN card from its compartment. Remove the WLAN card from the computer.

  • Page 32: Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (wlan) Card

    Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card Slide the WLAN card into its slot. Clip on the WLAN card to the latch to secure it in place. Connect the antennae according to the color code on the WLAN card. palm rest .

  • Page 33: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Removing The Coin-Cell Battery Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board. Remove the coin-cell battery from the computer.

  • Page 34: Installing The Coin-cell Battery

    Installing The Coin-Cell Battery Install the coin-cell battery to the coin-cell battery compartment. Connect the coin-cell battery cable to the system board. palm rest . Install the keyboard . Install the battery . Install the After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 35: Removing The Audio Board

    Removing The Audio Board Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Disconnect the WLAN card antennae hindering access to the audio board cable. Lift up and remove the coin-cell battery from its compartment. Disconnect the audio board cable from the system board.

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    Pry the latch to release the audio board. Remove the audio board from the computer.

  • Page 37: Installing The Audio Board

    Installing The Audio Board Insert the audio board into its compartment and clip on the latch to secure it in place. Connect the audio board cable to the system board. Insert the coin-cell battery cable to its compartment and align it in place. Connect the antennae to the WLAN card.

  • Page 39: Removing The Usb Board

    Removing The USB Board Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the optical drive . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Disconnect the USB board cable from the system board. Remove the screw that secures the USB board.

  • Page 40: Installing The Usb Board

    Installing The USB Board Insert and align the USB board into its compartment on the computer. Install the screw that secures the USB board in place. Connect the USB board cable to the system board. palm rest . Install the optical drive .

  • Page 41: Removing The Cpu Fan Assembly And The Heatsink

    Removing The CPU Fan Assembly And The Heatsink Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the system board. Remove the captive screws that secure the heat sink and CPU fan assembly by following the sequence in the image.

  • Page 42: Installing The Cpu Fan Assembly And The Heatsink

    Installing The CPU Fan Assembly And The Heatsink Place and align the heat sink and CPU fan assembly. Tighten the captive screws to secure the heat sink and the CPU fan assembly. Connect the CPU fan cable to the system board. palm rest .

  • Page 43: Removing The Processor

    Removing The Processor Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the keyboard . Remove the palm rest . Remove the heatsink and the CPU fan assembly . Remove the Rotate the processor-cam screw in a counter-clockwise direction. Lift up the processor and remove it from the computer.

  • Page 44: Installing The Processor

    Installing The Processor Insert the processor into the processor socket. Ensure the processor is properly seated. Tighten the cam-screw in a clockwise direction to the locked position. CPU fan assembly and the heatsink . Install the palm rest . Install the keyboard .

  • Page 45: Removing The System Board

    Removing The System Board Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the SD memory card . Remove the keyboard . Remove the optical drive . Remove the memory module . Remove the palm rest . Remove the hard drive .

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    14. Lift up the system board at an angle and slide it out from the LAN, VGA, HDMI, and USB sockets.

  • Page 47: Installing The System Board

    Installing The System Board Insert the system board with the LAN, VGA, HDMI, and USB connectors into their respective sockets and align the system board in place. Install the screws that secure the system board in place. Connect the LCD cable, DC-in cable, USB board cable, audio board cable, coin-cell battery cable, and the speaker cable.

  • Page 49: Removing The Speakers

    Removing The Speakers Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the SD memory card . Remove the keyboard . Remove the optical drive . Remove the memory module . Remove the palm rest . Remove the hard drive .

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    18. Press the securing latches and lift up the right speaker. 19. Remove the speaker assembly and the speaker cable from the computer.

  • Page 51: Installing The Speakers

    Installing The Speakers Insert and attach the left and right speakers into their respective compartments. Align and route the speaker cable to the chassis. display assembly . Install the hinge cover . Install the system board . Install the processor . Install the heatsink and the CPU fan assembly .

  • Page 53: Removing The Display Assembly

    Removing The Display Assembly Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the hinge cover . Remove the keyboard . Remove the optical drive . Remove the palm rest . Remove the Disconnect the USB board cable from the system board to allow access to the WLAN antennae.

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    Disconnect the display cable from the system board. 10. Remove the screws that secure the left and right hinges. 11. Lift up the display assembly from the computer and remove.

  • Page 55: Installing The Display Assembly

    Installing The Display Assembly Insert the display assembly hinges into their holders. Install the screws that secure both the hinges in place. Connect the display cable to the system board. Align the WLAN antennae routing cable to its holder and connect the antennae to the WLAN card.

  • Page 57: Removing The Display Bezel

    Removing The Display Bezel Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the Starting from the bottom, pry the bezel inside out from the display assembly and work your way to the right and the left corners of the display bezel. Remove the bezel from the display assembly once all the snaps have been loosened.

  • Page 58: Installing The Display Bezel

    Installing The Display Bezel Align the display bezel in line with the top cover. Starting from the bottom edge, press downward on the display bezel to engage the tabs. battery . Install the After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 59: Removing The Camera

    Removing The Camera Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the display bezel . Remove the Disconnect the camera cable from the camera module. Pry the latch, lift up the camera, and remove.

  • Page 60: Installing The Camera

    Installing The Camera Insert and align the camera module to its compartment. Connect the camera cable to the camera module. display bezel . Install the battery . Install the After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 61: Removing The Display Panel

    Removing The Display Panel Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the hinge cover . Remove the keyboard . Remove the optical drive . Remove the palm rest . Remove the display assembly . Remove the display bezel .

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    11. Release the wireless antennae from the right hinge. 12. Release the display cable from the left hinge. 13. Lift up the display panel and brackets from the display top cover.

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    14. Remove the screws on the left and right display brackets and remove the display panel.

  • Page 64: Installing The Display Panel

    Installing The Display Panel Attach the left and right brackets to the display panel and secure the screws. Insert and route the display cable and wireless antennae to the left and right hinges. Align the display panel with its brackets to the top cover. Align the WLAN antennae routing cable to its holder and connect the antennae to the WLAN card.

  • Page 65: Removing The Display Cable

    Removing The Display Cable Before Working On Your Computer . Follow the procedures in battery . Remove the hinge cover . Remove the keyboard . Remove the optical drive . Remove the palm rest . Remove the display assembly . Remove the display bezel .

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    12. Peel off the entire display cable from the adhesive affixing it to the display panel and remove.

  • Page 67: Installing The Display Cable

    Installing The Display Cable Attach the display cable to the display panel. Connect the display cable to the display panel and affix the tape securing them. Connect the camera cable to the camera module. display panel . Install the display bezel . Install the display assembly .

  • Page 69: Entering System Setup, System Setup Overview, System Setup Screens

    Entering System Setup Turn on (or restart) your computer. When the blue DELL logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to appear. Once the F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately. NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can appear very quickly, so you must watch for it to display, and then press <F2>...

  • Page 70: System Setup Options

    and < Right Arrow > keys to navigate. As a Menu option is highlighted, the Options List lists the options that define the hardware installed on your computer. Options Appears on the right side of Options List and contains information Field about each option listed in the Options List .

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    System Time Re-sets the time on the computer's internal clock. BIOS Version Displays the BIOS revision. Product Name Displays the product name and the model number. Service Tag Displays the service tag of your computer. Asset Tag Displays the asset tag of your computer (if available).

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    USB Emulation Enable or disable the USB Default: Enabled emulation feature. USB Wake Support Allows USB devices to Default: Disabled wake-up the computer from standby. This feature is enabled only when the AC adapter is connected. SATA Operation Change the SATA controller Default: AHCI mode to either ATA or AHCI.

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    Boot Boot Priority Order Specifies the order of different devices in which the computer will boot through at start up. Hard Disk Drives Specifies which hard drive the computer can boot through. USB Storage Device Specifies which USB storage device the computer can boot through.

  • Page 75: Diagnostic Beep Codes

    Diagnostic Beep Codes The computer may emit a series of beeps during start-up if the display cannot show errors or problems. These series of beeps, called beep codes, identify various problems. The delay between each beep is 300 ms, the delay between each set of beeps is 3 seconds, and the beep sound lasts 300 ms.

  • Page 76: Battery Status Lights, Device Status Lights

    If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the battery light operates as follows: • Alternately blinking amber light and white light — An unauthenticated or unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop. • Alternately blinking amber light with steady white light — Temporary battery failure with AC adapter present.

  • Page 77: Contacting Dell

    Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Visit support.dell.com.

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