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
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
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist
grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a
connector on your computer).
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery
(see "Removing the Battery" on page 15) before working inside the computer.
Removing the VGA/Power Board
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9.
2 Remove the display assembly (see "Removing the Display Assembly" on
3 Follow the instructions from step 2 to step 12 in "Removing the System
Board" on page 65.
4 Remove the hinge cover (see "Removing the Hinge Cover" on page 53).
5 Carefully ease the connectors on the VGA/Power board out of the slots in
the base cover, and lift the VGA/Power Board off the base cover.