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    ALIENWARE M17x ® SERVICE MANUAL...

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    Dell Inc. is strictly prohibited. Trademarks used in this manual: Alienware is a registered trademark of Alienware Corporation. Dell and the Dell Logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: BEFORE YOU BEGIN ......... 6 CHAPTER 6: COIN-CELL BATTERY .

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    CONTENTS CHAPTER 11: BRACKETS ..........45 CHAPTER 16: WIRELESS MINI-CARD(S) .

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    CONTENTS CHAPTER 22: SPEAKERS..........93 Removing the Speakers .

  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Before You Begin

    CHAPTER 1: BEFORE YOU BEGIN This section provides procedures for removing and installing the components CHAPTER 1: BEFORE YOU BEGIN in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the following conditions exist: CHAPTER 1: BEFORE YOU BEGIN • You have performed the steps in “Turning Off Your Computer”...

  • Page 7: Recommended Tools

    CHAPTER 1: BEFORE YOU BEGIN Recommended Tools Turning Off Your Computer CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all The procedures in this document may require the following tools: open programs before you turn off your computer. •...

  • Page 8: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on outlets. your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you service the computer.

  • Page 9: Chapter 2: Battery Pack

    CHAPTER 2: BATTERY PACK CHAPTER 2: BATTERY PACK CHAPTER 2: BATTERY PACK...

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    WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: Before performing these procedures, turn off the computer, disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet and the computer, disconnect the modem from the wall connector and the computer, and remove any other external cables from the computer.

  • Page 11: Removing The Battery Pack

    CHAPTER 2: BATTERY PACK Removing the Battery Pack Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Turn the computer over. Slide the battery latch to the unlock position as shown. The battery pack will pop up. Remove the battery pack. Replacing the Battery Pack Align the battery pack tabs with the slots in the battery bay.

  • Page 12: Chapter 3: Compartment Door

    CHAPTER 3: COMPARTMENT DOOR CHAPTER 3: COMPARTMENT DOOR CHAPTER 3: COMPARTMENT DOOR...

  • Page 13: Compartment Door

    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 14: Removing The Compartment Door

    CHAPTER 3: COMPARTMENT DOOR Removing the Compartment Door Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Loosen the two captive screws and remove the compartment door. Replacing the Compartment Door Align the compartment door tabs with the slots on the base of the computer.

  • Page 15: Chapter 4: Hard Drive(s)

    CHAPTER 4: HARD DRIVE(S) CHAPTER 4: HARD DRIVE(S) CHAPTER 4: HARD DRIVE(S)

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    Dell or Alienware. remove the hard drive while the computer is on or in Sleep state. NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell or CAUTION: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling Alienware, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities the hard drive.

  • Page 17: Removing The Hard Drive(s)

    CHAPTER 4: HARD DRIVE(S) Removing the Hard Drive(s) If your computer has a secondary hard drive (HDD1): Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Loosen the four captive screws on the secondary hard drive (HDD1). Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11).

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    CHAPTER 4: HARD DRIVE(S) Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive. Remove the interposer from the secondary hard drive (HDD1), if applicable. Slide the hard drive out of the hard drive bracket. Secondary Hard Drive (HDD1) screws (4) 3 hard drive 1 interposer...

  • Page 19: Replacing The Hard Drive(s)

    CHAPTER 4: HARD DRIVE(S) Replacing the Hard Drive(s) Replace the compartment door (see “Replacing the Compartment Door” on page 14). Remove the new drive from its packaging. Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive. Replace the battery pack (see “Replacing the Battery Pack” on page 11).

  • Page 20: Chapter 5: Processor Thermal Fan

    CHAPTER 5: PROCESSOR THERMAL FAN CHAPTER 5: PROCESSOR THERMAL FAN CHAPTER 5: PROCESSOR THERMAL FAN...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 22: Removing The Processor Thermal Fan

    CHAPTER 5: PROCESSOR THERMAL FAN Removing the Processor Thermal Fan Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the compartment door (see “Removing the Compartment Door” on page 14).

  • Page 23: Chapter 6: Coin-cell Battery

    CHAPTER 6: COIN-CELL BATTERY CHAPTER 6: COIN-CELL BATTERY CHAPTER 6: COIN-CELL BATTERY...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 25: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    CHAPTER 6: COIN-CELL BATTERY Removing the Coin-Cell Battery Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the compartment door (see “Removing the Compartment Door” on page 14). Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board connector.

  • Page 26: Chapter 7: Memory Module(s)

    Comprehensive Specifications at support.dell.com for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules that are supported by your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets that can be accessed...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 28: Removing The Memory Module(s)

    CHAPTER 7: MEMORY MODULE(S) Removing the Memory Module(s) Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the compartment door (see “Removing the Compartment Door” on page 14). Loosen the captive screw and slide the memory module door out of the computer base.

  • Page 29: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    CHAPTER 7: MEMORY MODULE(S) Replacing the Memory Module(s) Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the spring-locks on the memory module connector until the module pops up. CAUTION: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, Remove the memory module. install a memory module in the lower connector before you install a module in the upper connector.

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    As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start (Windows Vista logo) > Help and Support > Dell System Information. ®...

  • Page 31: Chapter 8: Center Control Cover

    CHAPTER 8: CENTER CONTROL COVER CHAPTER 9: CENTER CONTROL COVER CHAPTER 8: CENTER CONTROL COVER...

  • Page 32: Center Control Cover

    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 33: Removing The Center Control Cover

    CHAPTER 8: CENTER CONTROL COVER Removing the Center Control Cover Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the compartment door (see “Removing the Compartment Door” on page 14).

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    CHAPTER 8: CENTER CONTROL COVER Turn the computer top side up, and open the display as far as it will open. Turn the center control cover as shown in the illustration. Release the connector latch to disconnect the cable from the center control CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing the center control cover.

  • Page 35: Replacing The Center Control Cover

    CHAPTER 8: CENTER CONTROL COVER Replacing the Center Control Cover Slide the cable into the center control cover connector and pull down the connector latch to secure the cable to the connector. Align the center control cover with the computer and snap the cover in place.

  • Page 36: Chapter 9: Keyboard

    CHAPTER 9: KEYBOARD CHAPTER 10: KEYBOARD CHAPTER 9: KEYBOARD...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 38: Removing The Keyboard

    CHAPTER 9: KEYBOARD Removing the Keyboard Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33). Remove the five screws that secure the keyboard to the computer.

  • Page 39: Replacing The Keyboard

    CHAPTER 9: KEYBOARD Replacing the Keyboard Turn the keyboard over. Release the connector latches and disconnect the keyboard cable and Slide the keyboard cable and the keyboard light cable into the respective keyboard light cable from the respective system board connectors. system board connectors and pull down the connector latches to secure the cables to the connectors.

  • Page 40: Chapter 10: Palm Rest

    CHAPTER 10: PALM REST CHAPTER 8: PALM REST CHAPTER 10: PALM REST...

  • Page 41: Palm Rest

    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 42: Removing The Palm Rest

    CHAPTER 10: PALM REST Removing the Palm Rest Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the three screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base. 1 screws (3) battery bay...

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    CHAPTER 10: PALM REST Turn the computer over and slide the palm rest out as shown in the Ease the palm rest up until you see the cable that attaches the touch pad to illustration. the system board connector. Turn the palm rest over and pull the tab on the touch pad connector to CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing the palm rest.

  • Page 44: Replacing The Palm Rest

    CHAPTER 10: PALM REST Replacing the Palm Rest Slide the touch pad cable into the touch pad connector and push the connector tabs to secure the cable to the connector. Align the tabs on the palm rest with the slots on the computer. Slide the palm rest into position.

  • Page 45: Chapter 11: Brackets

    CHAPTER 11: BRACKETS CHAPTER 11: BRACKETS CHAPTER 11: BRACKETS...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 47: Removing The Brackets

    CHAPTER 11: BRACKETS Removing the Brackets Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33). Remove the keyboard (see “Removing the Keyboard”...

  • Page 48: Chapter 12: Magnesium Cover

    CHAPTER 12: MAGNESIUM COVER CHAPTER 11: MAGNESIUM COVER CHAPTER 12: MAGNESIUM COVER...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 50: Removing The Magnesium Cover

    CHAPTER 12: MAGNESIUM COVER Removing the Magnesium Cover Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33).

  • Page 51: Replacing The Magnesium Cover

    CHAPTER 12: MAGNESIUM COVER Replacing the Magnesium Cover Remove the left and right brackets (see “Removing the Brackets” on page 47). Replace the magnesium cover on the computer base. Remove the ten screws that secure the magnesium cover to the Replace the ten screws that secure the magnesium cover to the computer computer base.

  • Page 52: Chapter 13: Display

    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY CHAPTER 12: DISPLAY CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY...

  • Page 53: Removing The Display Assembly

    Remove the palm rest (see “Removing the Palm Rest” on page 42). your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ Remove the left and right brackets (see “Removing the Brackets” on is not covered by your warranty.

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    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY Remove the four screws (two from each hinge) that secure the display Bend the display assembly towards the computer base at a 45-degree angle assembly to the computer base. and lift the display assembly off the computer. 1 screws (4) display assembly 1 display assembly...

  • Page 55: Replacing The Display Assembly

    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY Replacing the Display Assembly Align the screw holes on the display hinges with the computer base. Replace the four screws (two on each hinge) that secure the display assembly to the computer base. Replace the magnesium cover (see “Replacing the Magnesium Cover” on page 51).

  • Page 56: Removing The Display

    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY Display Back Cover Removing the Display Back Cover Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33).

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    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY Slide the display back cover door out and lift it off the display assembly. Remove the two screws that secure the display back cover to the display assembly. Disconnect the AlienHead cable from the connector. Slide the display back cover up and lift it off the display assembly. 1 display back cover door 1 display back cover 3 AlienHead cable connector...

  • Page 58: Replacing The Display

    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY Replacing the Display Back Cover Align the display back cover with the back of the display assembly and slide it into position. Connect the AlienHead cable to the connector. Replace the two screws that secure the display back cover with the display assembly.

  • Page 59: Removing The Alienhead Board

    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY AlienHead Board Lift the top of the AlienHead board and slide the bottom portion down to detach it from the tab that holds it in place. Removing the AlienHead Board Lift the AlienHead board off the display back cover. Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin”...

  • Page 60: Replacing The Alienhead Board

    CHAPTER 13: DISPLAY Replacing the AlienHead Board Align the AlienHead board with the tab on the display back cover and slide it into position. Replace the screw that secures the AlienHead board to the display back cover. Replace the display back cover (see “Replacing the Display Back Cover” on page 58).

  • Page 61: Chapter 14: Input/output Board

    CHAPTER 14: INPUT/OUTPUT BOARD CHAPTER 13: INPUT/OUTPUT BOARD CHAPTER 14: INPUT/OUTPUT BOARD...

  • Page 62: Removing The Input/output Board

    CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on Remove the magnesium cover (see “Removing the Magnesium Cover” on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ page 50). is not covered by your warranty.

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    CHAPTER 14: INPUT/OUTPUT BOARD Release the connector latches on both ends of the ExpressCard cable and Disconnect the speaker cable, right speaker light cable, and audio cable from remove the cable. the respective connectors on the system board and remove the cables from the routing guides.

  • Page 64: Replacing The Input/output Board

    CHAPTER 14: INPUT/OUTPUT BOARD Replacing the Input/Output Board Remove the three screws that secure the input/output board to the system board and remove the earthing cable. Place the input/output board in the computer base. Tilt the input/output board at an angle and lift it out of the computer base. Replace the earthing cable and the three screws that secure the input/ output board to the system board.

  • Page 65: Chapter 15: Optical Drive

    CHAPTER 15: OPTICAL DRIVE CHAPTER 14: OPTICAL DRIVE CHAPTER 15: OPTICAL DRIVE...

  • Page 66: Removing The Optical Drive

    CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on Remove the magnesium cover (see “Removing the Magnesium Cover” on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ page 50). is not covered by your warranty.

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    CHAPTER 15: OPTICAL DRIVE Remove the two screws that secure the optical drive to the computer base. Remove the five screws that secure the optical drive bracket to the optical drive. Release the connector latch and disconnect the optical drive cable from the system board connector.

  • Page 68: Replacing The Optical Drive

    CHAPTER 15: OPTICAL DRIVE Replacing the Optical Drive Disconnect the optical drive cable from the optical drive and remove the cable. Connect the optical drive cable to the optical drive. Replace the five screws that secure the optical drive bracket to the optical drive.

  • Page 69: Chapter 16: Wireless Mini-card(s)

    CHAPTER 16: WIRELESS MINI-CARD(S) If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer has two Mini-Card slots: • one Full Mini-Card slot • one Half Mini-Card slot The types of Mini-Cards supported are: •...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 71: Removing The Mini-card(s)

    CHAPTER 16: WIRELESS MINI-CARD(S) Removing the Mini-Card(s) Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the palm rest (see “Removing the Palm Rest” on page 42). Disconnect the antenna cables from the Mini-Card.

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    CHAPTER 16: WIRELESS MINI-CARD(S) Lift the Mini-Card at an angle and remove it from the system board connector. CAUTION: When the Mini-Card is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. For more information, see “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge” in the safety information that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 73: Replacing The Mini-card(s)

    NOTE: If you are installing a communication card from a source other than until it clicks into place. Dell or Alienware, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the Mini-Card you are installing.

  • Page 74: Chapter 17: Processor Heat Sink

    CHAPTER 17: PROCESSOR HEAT SINK CHAPTER 16: PROCESSOR HEAT SINK CHAPTER 17: PROCESSOR HEAT SINK...

  • Page 75: Processor Heat Sink

    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 76: Removing The Processor Heat Sink

    CHAPTER 17: PROCESSOR HEAT SINK Removing the Processor Heat Sink Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33).

  • Page 77: Replacing The Processor Heat Sink

    CHAPTER 17: PROCESSOR HEAT SINK Replacing the Processor Heat Sink Peel the backing off the thermal cooling pads attached to the new processor heat sink. NOTE: If the processor heat sink is replaced, the thermal cooling pads will be attached to the new processor heat sink. Do not reuse the old thermal cooling pads.

  • Page 78: Chapter 18: Graphics Card(s)

    CHAPTER 18: GRAPHICS CARD(S) Your computer may have a single graphics or dual graphics configuration. The CHAPTER 17: GRAPHICS CARD(S) graphics card on the left is the primary graphics card and the graphics card on the CHAPTER 18: GRAPHICS CARD(S) right is the secondary graphics card.

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 80: Removing The Graphics Card(s)

    CHAPTER 18: GRAPHICS CARD(S) Removing the Graphics Card(s) Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33).

  • Page 81: Replacing The Graphics Card(s)

    CHAPTER 18: GRAPHICS CARD(S) Replacing the Graphics Card(s) To remove the primary graphics card: Remove the left bracket (see “Removing the Brackets” on page 47). To replace the primary graphics card: Remove the two screws that secure the primary graphics card to the Insert the primary graphics card at a 45-degree angle into the system system board.

  • Page 82: Chapter 19: Graphics Card Fan(s)

    CHAPTER 19: GRAPHICS CARD FAN(S) CHAPTER 18: GRAPHICS CARD FAN(S) Your computer may have a single graphics or dual graphics configuration. The graphics card on the left is the primary graphics card and the graphics card on CHAPTER 19: GRAPHICS CARD FAN(S) the right is the secondary graphics card.

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 84: Removing The Graphics Card Fan(s)

    CHAPTER 19: GRAPHICS CARD FAN(S) Removing the Graphics Card Fan(s) Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33).

  • Page 85: Replacing The Graphics Card Fan(s)

    CHAPTER 19: GRAPHICS CARD FAN(S) Replacing the Graphics Card Fan(s) Place the graphics card fan in the computer base. Tighten the three captive screws that secure the graphics card fan to the computer base. Connect the graphics card fan cable to the system board connector. Replace the primary graphics card (see “Replacing the Graphics Card(s)”...

  • Page 86: Chapter 20: Graphics Card Blank

    CHAPTER 20: GRAPHICS CARD BLANK If your computer has a dual graphics configuration, the secondary graphics CHAPTER 19: GRAPHICS CARD BLANK card is already installed on the right side of the computer base (to remove and CHAPTER 20: GRAPHICS CARD BLANK replace the graphics card see the instructions in “Graphics Card(s) on page 78”...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 88: Removing The Graphics Card Blank

    CHAPTER 20: GRAPHICS CARD BLANK Removing the Graphics Card Blank Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the battery pack (see “Removing the Battery Pack” on page 11). Remove the center control cover (see “Removing the Center Control Cover” on page 33).

  • Page 89: Chapter 21: System Board

    CHAPTER 21: SYSTEM BOARD The system board’ s BIOS chip contains the Service Tag, which is also visible on a CHAPTER 20: SYSTEM BOARD barcode label on the bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system CHAPTER 21: SYSTEM BOARD board includes a CD that provides a utility for transferring the Service Tag to the replacement system board.

  • Page 90: Removing The System Board

    “Removing the Coin-Cell Battery on page 25). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ Remove the memory module(s) (see “Removing the Memory Module(s)” on is not covered by your warranty.

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    CHAPTER 21: SYSTEM BOARD Remove the input/output board (see “Removing the Input/Output Board” on page 62). Remove the optical drive (see “Removing the Optical Drive” on page 66). Remove the Mini-Card(s) (see “Removing the Mini-Card(s)” on page 71). Remove the processor heat sink (see “Removing the Processor Heat Sink” on page 76).

  • Page 92: Replacing The System Board

    CHAPTER 21: SYSTEM BOARD Replacing the System Board Replace the palm rest (see “Replacing the Palm Rest” on page 44). Insert the system board at an angle into the computer base. Replace the memory module(s) (see “Replacing the Memory Module(s)” on page 29).

  • Page 93: Chapter 22: Speakers

    CHAPTER 22: SPEAKERS CHAPTER 21: SPEAKERS CHAPTER 22: SPEAKERS...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 95: Removing The Speakers

    CHAPTER 22: SPEAKERS Removing the Speakers Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the system board (see “Removing the System Board” on page 90). Remove the speaker cables from the routing guides. Lift the speakers off the computer base. Replacing the Speakers Place the speakers on the computer base.

  • Page 96: Chapter 23: Consumer Ir Board

    CHAPTER 23: CONSUMER IR BOARD CHAPTER 22: CONSUMER IR BOARD CHAPTER 23: CONSUMER IR BOARD...

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    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 98: Removing The Consumer Ir Board

    CHAPTER 23: CONSUMER IR BOARD Removing the Consumer IR Board Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the system board (see “Removing the System Board” on page 90). Remove the speakers (see “Removing the Speakers” on page 95).

  • Page 99: Chapter 24: Battery Latch Assembly

    CHAPTER 24: BATTERY LATCH ASSEMBLY CHAPTER 23: BATTERY LATCH ASSEMBLY CHAPTER 24: BATTERY LATCH ASSEMBLY...

  • Page 100: Battery Latch Assembly

    (such as a connector on the back of the computer). CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see “Removing the Battery Pack”...

  • Page 101: Removing The Battery Latch Assembly

    CHAPTER 24: BATTERY LATCH ASSEMBLY Removing the Battery Latch Assembly Follow the instructions in “Before You Begin” on page Remove the system board (see “Removing the System Board” on page 90). Press and push the plastic clip on the battery release latch to release it from the battery latch assembly.

  • Page 102: Chapter 25: Flashing The Bios

    CHAPTER 25: FLASHING THE BIOS CHAPTER 24: FLASHING THE BIOS CHAPTER 25: FLASHING THE BIOS 0102 0102...

  • Page 103: Flashing The Bios From A Cd

    CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ Press <F2> during POST to enter the system setup program. is not covered by your warranty.

  • Page 104: Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive

    Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached. Turn on the computer. support.dell.com. Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at Drivers & Downloads→ Select Model.

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