Dell Inspiron 9100 Service Manual

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Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron
Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices
Subwoofer
Bluetooth™ Card
Fans
Keyboard
Modem
Display Assembly and Display Latch
Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Speakers
Display Release Latch
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use
of your computer.
NOTICE:
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of
data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
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  • Page 1: Service Manual

    Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Before You Begin Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices System Components Subwoofer Bluetooth™ Card Hard Drive Fans Hinge Covers Keyboard Modem Reserve Battery...

  • Page 2: Before You Begin, Preparing To Work Inside The Computer

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Before You Begin Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Preparing to Work Inside the Computer Recommended Tools Computer Orientation Screw Identification Preparing to Work Inside the Computer...

  • Page 3

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer cover. 2. Save any work in progress and exit all open programs. 3. Turn off the computer and all attached devices.

  • Page 4: Recommended Tools

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 11. Remove any installed memory modules, Mini PCI cards, and devices, including a second battery if one is installed. 12. Remove the hard drive. Recommended Tools The procedures in this manual require the following tools: #1 Phillips screwdriver ¼-inch flat-blade screwdriver...

  • Page 5: Computer Orientation, Screw Identification

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Computer Orientation back right front left Screw Identification When you are removing and replacing components, photocopy "Screw Identification" as a tool to lay out and keep track of the screws. The placemat provides the number...

  • Page 6: Hard Drive, Display Assembly, Display Bezel

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual of screws and their sizes. Hard Drive: Fan 2 Keyboard: (1 each) (1 each) (2 each) Modem: Display Assembly: Display Bezel: (1 each) (4 each) (display bumpers, 6 each;...

  • Page 7: Display Panel, Display Latch, Keyboard Bracket

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual (2 each, shoulder type) Display Panel: Display Latch: Keyboard Bracket: (8 each) (2 each) (4 each) Display Ground Screw: (1 each) file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/begin.htm (6 of 7) [2/28/2004 7:45:44 AM]...

  • Page 8: Palm Rest, Video Card, System Board

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Palm Rest: Video Card: Speakers: (3 each) (4 each) (3 each) (4 each) Display Release Latch: System Board: (2 each) (6 each) Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/begin.htm (7 of 7) [2/28/2004 7:45:44 AM]...

  • Page 9: Memory Module

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Memory Module Mini PCI Card Devices...

  • Page 10

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the securing clips that secure the memory module. 3. If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module.

  • Page 11

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTICE: Ensure that memory modules are installed in both connectors and that they are of the same capacity. Install a memory module in the connector labeled "DIMM A"...

  • Page 12: Mini Pci Card

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTICE: If the memory module cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer.

  • Page 13

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: FCC rules strictly prohibit users from installing 5-GHz (802.11a,802.11a/b, 802.11a/b/g) Wireless LAN Mini PCI cards. Under no circumstances should you install such a device. Only trained Dell service personnel are authorized to install a 5-GHz Wireless LAN Mini PCI card.

  • Page 14

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 4. If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 5. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card: a.

  • Page 15

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 antenna cables (2) NOTICE: To prevent damage to the Mini PCI card connector, do not use tools to spread the securing clips that secure the card.

  • Page 16

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 securing tabs NOTICE: To avoid damaging the antenna cables or the Mini PCI card, never place the cables under the card. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.

  • Page 17

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 6. Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/upgrades.htm (9 of 14) [2/28/2004 7:45:46 AM]...

  • Page 18: Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Turned Off

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 antenna cables 7. Replace the cover and tighten the captive screw. Devices Your computer ships with an optical drive installed in the module bay.

  • Page 19

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, store them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.

  • Page 20: Removing And Installing Devices While The Computer Is Running

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 module bay device 2 device latch release 3. Push the new device into the bay until it clicks. Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running 1.

  • Page 21

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 device latch release 3. Pull the device out of the module bay. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/upgrades.htm (13 of 14) [2/28/2004 7:45:46 AM]...

  • Page 22

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, and Devices: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 module bay device 2 device latch release 4. Push the new device into the bay until it clicks. The operating system automatically recognizes the device.

  • Page 23: System Components

    Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTICE: 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. NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, each procedure in this document assumes that a part can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 24: Table Of Contents

    System Components: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual display assembly 12 fan 3 center hinge cover 13 speakers keyboard bracket 14 display release latch keyboard 15 fan 2 right hinge cover 16 CD drive palm rest (with touch pad)

  • Page 25

    Subwoofer: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Subwoofer Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 26

    Subwoofer: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 battery 2 cable 3 subwoofer 4 subwoofer cable connector 4. Insert the subwoofer into the compartment within the battery. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/woofer.htm (2 of 3) [2/28/2004 7:45:47 AM]...

  • Page 27

    Subwoofer: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 battery 2 cable 3 subwoofer 4 subwoofer cable connector 5. Connect the cable to the subwoofer connector. 6. Replace the battery in the battery bay. Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/woofer.htm (3 of 3) [2/28/2004 7:45:47 AM]...

  • Page 28

    Bluetooth Card: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Bluetooth™ Card Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 29: Bluetooth Card

    Bluetooth Card: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 Bluetooth card 2 Bluetooth card connector 3 Bluetooth card door Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/blue.htm (2 of 2) [2/28/2004 7:45:48 AM]...

  • Page 30

    Hard Drive: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Hard Drive Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.

  • Page 31

    Hard Drive: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual M3 x 3-mm screw hard drive NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in your Owner's Manual.

  • Page 32: Returning A Hard Drive To Dell

    For instructions, see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your Owner's Manual. Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. hard drive...

  • Page 33

    Fans: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Fans Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 34: Audio Connectors

    Fans: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 captive screws (2) 2 fan cover 3 audio connectors 4. Remove the M2.5 x 6-mm screw on the fan and lift up the fan release lever. file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/fan.htm (2 of 4) [2/28/2004 7:45:50 AM]...

  • Page 35: Table Of Contents

    Fans: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 fan 2 fan release lever 3 M2.5 x 6-mm screw 5. Use the fan release lever to lift the fan out of the computer. When replacing fan 2, press down on the fan surface labeled "Press here" to securely seat the fan in place.

  • Page 36

    Fans: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTE: The cover on this fan is not removable. It remains attached to the fan. 1 captive screws (2) 2 fan cover Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/fan.htm (4 of 4) [2/28/2004 7:45:50 AM]...

  • Page 37: Hinge Covers

    Hinge Covers: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Hinge Covers Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 38: Left Hinge Cover, Right Hinge Cover

    Hinge Covers: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 left hinge cover 2 right hinge cover 3. Remove the center hinge cover: a. Close the display. b. Facing the front of the computer, press in on the two hinge cover snaps and pull them up slightly to disengage them.

  • Page 39

    Hinge Covers: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 hinge cover snaps (2) c. Open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it lies flat against your work surface. d. Lift the center hinge cover just enough to access the flex-cable connector.

  • Page 40: Center Hinge Cover

    Hinge Covers: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 center hinge cover 2 center–hinge-cover flex cable and pull-tab 3 system board connector Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/hinge.htm (4 of 4) [2/28/2004 7:45:51 AM]...

  • Page 41

    Keyboard: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Keyboard Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 42

    Keyboard: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 keyboard 2 M2.5 x 3-mm screws (2) 3 keyboard connector tab 4 system board connector NOTICE: To avoid scratching the palm rest when replacing the keyboard, hook the four tabs along the front edge of the keyboard into the palm rest, and then secure the keyboard in place.

  • Page 43

    Keyboard: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/keyboard.htm (3 of 3) [2/28/2004 7:45:52 AM]...

  • Page 44: Removing The Modem

    Modem: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Modem Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 45: Modem Cable

    Modem: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 3-mm screw 2 pull-tab 3 modem 4 modem cable 5. Pull up on the pull-tab to disconnect the modem from the modem connector on the system board. NOTICE: Do not disconnect the modem cable from the system board.

  • Page 46: Installing The Modem

    Modem: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Installing the Modem 1. Connect the modem cable to the modem. NOTICE: Ensure that the modem cable is routed correctly when you replace the modem. NOTICE: Do not press down on the left side of the modem while installing it.

  • Page 47: Reserve Battery

    Reserve Battery: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Reserve Battery Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 48

    Reserve Battery: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 reserve battery clip 2 system board connector 3 reserve battery NOTE: Use a scribe to press the reserve battery cable connector into the system board connector when replacing the reserve battery.

  • Page 49

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Display Assembly and Display Latch Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Display Bezel Display Panel Display Latch CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.

  • Page 50

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws labeled "D" (4) 3. Turn the computer over and open the display. 4. Remove the left, right, and center hinge covers. 5. Disconnect the antenna cables (pull to separate the connectors).

  • Page 51: Display Cable

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 display cable 2 antenna cables (2) 3 system board connector 6. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the display cable. 7. Lift the display out of the computer at a 90-degree angle.

  • Page 52

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 display Display file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/display.htm (4 of 11) [2/28/2004 7:45:55 AM]...

  • Page 53

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/display.htm (5 of 11) [2/28/2004 7:45:55 AM]...

  • Page 54

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (6) 5 display bezel 2 rubber display bumpers (6) 6 display panel 3 M2.5 x 6-mm shoulder screws (2) 7 display base 4 screw covers (2) 8 M2.5 x 3-mm screws (8)

  • Page 55

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (6) 2 rubber display bumpers (6) 3 display bezel 4 M2.5 x 6-mm shoulder screws (2) 5 screw covers (2) Display Panel...

  • Page 56

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer. NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you begin working inside the computer.

  • Page 57: Table Of Contents

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 2 M2 x 3-mm ground screw 3 M2 x 3-mm screws (8) 4 display panel 7. Press in both sides of the top flex-cable connector, and pull the top flex-cable connector away from the display connector.

  • Page 58

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Display Latch CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 59

    Display Assembly and Display Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 4-mm screws (2) 2 display latch Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/display.htm (11 of 11) [2/28/2004 7:45:55 AM]...

  • Page 60

    Keyboard Bracket: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Keyboard Bracket Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 61

    Keyboard Bracket: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 FPC cable pull-tab 2 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (4) 3 keyboard bracket Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/keybrack.htm (2 of 2) [2/28/2004 7:45:55 AM]...

  • Page 62

    Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Palm Rest Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 63: Table Of Contents

    Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 8-mm screws labeled "P" (3) 7. Turn the computer top-side up and remove the four M2.5 x 6-mm screws labeled "P." 8. Disconnect the touch-pad connector from the system board.

  • Page 64

    Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (4) 2 touch-pad connector Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/palmrest.htm (3 of 3) [2/28/2004 7:45:56 AM]...

  • Page 65

    Video Card: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Video Card Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 66

    Video Card: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 system board connector 2 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (4) 3 video card Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/video.htm (2 of 2) [2/28/2004 7:45:57 AM]...

  • Page 67: Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly

    Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.

  • Page 68

    Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly 2 captive screws (4) Installing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 1. Evenly apply thermal grease to the top surface of the microprocessor. 2. Place the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly over the microprocessor.

  • Page 69: Microprocessor Module, Removing The Microprocessor Module

    Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Microprocessor Module Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Removing the Microprocessor Module CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.

  • Page 70

    Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual NOTICE: To ensure maximum cooling for the microprocessor, do not touch the heat transfer areas on the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly. The oils in your skin reduce the heat transfer capability of the thermal pads.

  • Page 71: Installing The Microprocessor Module

    Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 2 screwdriver (perpendicular to microprocessor) 3 ZIF-socket cam screw 4 pin-1 corner NOTE: The ZIF-socket cam screw secures the microprocessor to the system board. Take note of the arrow on the ZIF-socket cam screw, which indicates the direction to turn the cam screw.

  • Page 72

    Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 3. Perform the steps in "Removing the Microprocessor Module" in reverse order, beginning with step 4. Update the BIOS using a flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD. For instructions on how to flash the BIOS, see "Flashing the...

  • Page 73

    Speakers: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Speakers Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 74

    Speakers: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (3) 2 speakers 3 speaker connector Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/speakers.htm (2 of 2) [2/28/2004 7:45:59 AM]...

  • Page 75

    Display Release Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Display Release Latch Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.

  • Page 76: Computer Base

    Display Release Latch: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (2) 2 display release latch 3 computer base Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/latch.htm (2 of 2) [2/28/2004 7:46:00 AM]...

  • Page 77: Removing The System Board

    System Board: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page System Board Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Removing the System Board CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.

  • Page 78: System Board Assembly, Top Assembly

    System Board: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 10. Turn over the system and remove the two M2.5 x 6-mm screws from the bottom system board assembly. 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (2) 2 system board bottom assembly 11.

  • Page 79

    System Board: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 6-mm screws (4) 2 system board top assembly 12. With the front of the computer facing you, lift the system board assembly from the right side, swinging it up, then lift the left side and draw the system board assembly out of the computer.

  • Page 80: Installing The System Board

    System Board: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1 system board assembly Installing the System Board 1. Perform all of the steps in "Removing the System Board" in reverse order. NOTICE: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

  • Page 81

    System Board: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/sysboard.htm (5 of 5) [2/28/2004 7:46:01 AM]...

  • Page 82: Flashing The Bios

    Flashing the BIOS: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.

  • Page 83: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual USB Connector Video Connector S-Video TV-Out Connector IEEE 1394 Connector...

  • Page 84

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual Signal Signal CRT_R CRT_G CRT_B MONITOR_DETECT– DDC_DATA CRT_HS CRT_VS DDC_CLK S-Video TV-Out Connector S-Video Signal file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/pinouts.htm (2 of 5) [2/28/2004 7:46:02 AM]...

  • Page 85: Ieee 1394 Connector

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual DLUMA-L DCRMA-L Composite Video Signal DCMPS-L IEEE 1394 Connector Signal TPB– TPB+ TPA– TPA+ file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/pinouts.htm (3 of 5) [2/28/2004 7:46:02 AM]...

  • Page 86

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual DVI-I Connector Pin Signal Pin Signal TMDS DATA2– TMDS DATA3+ TMDS DATA2+ TMDS DATA2/4 SHLD GND (FOR +5V) TMDS DATA4– HOT PLUG DETECT TMDS DATA4+ TMDS DATA0–...

  • Page 87

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual ANALOG COM GND RET Back to Contents Page file:///F|/Service%20Manuals/Dell/Inspiron/9100/pinouts.htm (5 of 5) [2/28/2004 7:46:02 AM]...

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