Dell™ Inspiron™ N7110
Regulatory model: P14E
Regulatory type: P14E001

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  • Page 1: Service Manual

    Dell™ Inspiron™ N7110 Service Manual Regulatory model: P14E Regulatory type: P14E001...

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    Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2010-2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and Inspiron™ are trademarks of Dell Inc. Microsoft®, Windows®, and the Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Begin ....Recommended Tools ....Turning Off Your Computer .

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    Replacing the Module Cover ....Memory Module(s) ....Removing the Memory Module(s) .

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    11 Wireless Mini-Card(s) ....Removing the Mini-Card(s) ....Replacing the Mini-Card(s) ....12 Hard Drive .

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    Replacing the Thermal Fan ....16 System Board ..... Removing the System Board .

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    21 Display ......Display Assembly ....Removing the Display Assembly .

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    25 Flashing the BIOS ....Contents...

  • Page 9: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer

    • Phillips screwdriver • Plastic scribe • BIOS executable update program available at support.dell.com Turning Off Your Computer CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer.

  • Page 10: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. 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: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself.

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    CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see "Removing the Battery" on page 15) before working inside the computer. 7 Remove the battery (see "Removing the Battery" on page 15). 8 Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and press the power button to ground the system board.

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    Before You Begin...

  • Page 13: Top Cover, Removing The Top Cover

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 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 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).

  • Page 14: Replacing The Top Cover

    1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. NOTE: Ensure that the DELL logo is facing towards the back of the computer while replacing the top cover. 2 Align the top cover with the display back cover.

  • Page 15: Battery, Removing The Battery

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 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 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).

  • Page 16: Replacing The Battery

    battery release latch 2 battery battery lock latch Replacing the Battery 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Slide the battery into the battery bay until it clicks into place. 3 Slide the battery lock latch to the lock position. Battery...

  • Page 17: Optical Drive, Removing The Optical Drive

    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 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).

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    optical-drive assembly screw 5 Remove the two screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the optical drive. 6 Pull the optical-drive bezel to detach it from the optical drive. Optical Drive...

  • Page 19: Replacing The Optical Drive

    optical-drive bracket optical drive optical-drive bezel Replacing the Optical Drive 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the tabs on the optical-drive bezel with the slots on the optical drive and snap the optical-drive bezel into place. 3 Align the screw holes on the optical-drive bracket with the screw holes on the optical drive and replace the two screws.

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    CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. Optical Drive...

  • Page 21: Module Cover, Removing The Module Cover

    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 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).

  • Page 22: Replacing The Module Cover

    captive screw module cover tabs (3) Replacing the Module Cover 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the tabs on the module cover with the slots on the computer base and gently snap the cover in place. 3 Tighten the captive screw that secures the module cover to the computer base.

  • Page 23: Memory Module(s), Removing The Memory Module(s)

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 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 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).

  • Page 24: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    memory-module connector securing clips (2) memory module Replacing the Memory Module(s) CAUTION: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled “DIMM A” before you install a memory module in the connector labeled “DIMM B.” 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin"...

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    notch 4 Replace the module cover (see "Replacing the Module Cover" on page 22). 5 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 16), or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet. CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

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    Memory...

  • Page 27: Keyboard, Removing The Keyboard

    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 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).

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    plastic scribe keyboard CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel. 6 Ease the keyboard up until it clears off the palm rest. 7 Carefully turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm rest assembly. 8 Lift the connector latch that secures the keyboard cable to the connector on the system board and remove the keyboard cable.

  • Page 29: Replacing The Keyboard

    keyboard cable keyboard-cable connector Replacing the Keyboard 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board. Press down on the connector latch to secure the keyboard cable to the connector on the system board.

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    6 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 16). Keyboard...

  • Page 31: Palm-rest Assembly, Removing The Palm-rest Assembly

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 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 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).

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    6 Remove the four screws on the palm-rest assembly. CAUTION: Pull the plastic tab on top of the connectors to avoid damaging the connectors. 7 Disconnect the power-button board cable, touch-pad cable, and hot-key board cable from the connectors on the system board. Palm-Rest Assembly...

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    power-button board cable connector 2 hot-key board cable connector touch-pad cable connector CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest. Palm-Rest Assembly...

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    8 Using a plastic scribe, carefully pry out the palm-rest assembly along the rear edge and then ease the palm-rest assembly from the computer base. 9 Lift the palm-rest assembly off the computer base. 10 Turn the palm-rest assembly over. plastic scribe palm-rest assembly 11 Remove the hot-key board (see "Removing the Hot-Key Board"...

  • Page 35: Replacing The Palm-rest Assembly

    Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Replace the hot-key board (see "Replacing the Hot-Key Board" on page 38). 3 Replace the power-button board (see "Replacing the Power-Button Board" on page 42). 4 Align the tabs on the palm rest assembly with the slots on the computer base and gently snap the palm rest assembly in place.

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    Palm-Rest Assembly...

  • Page 37: Hot-key Board, Removing The Hot-key Board

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 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 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).

  • Page 38: Replacing The Hot-key Board

    hot-key board cable hot-key board screw Replacing the Hot-Key Board 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the screw hole on the hot-key board with the screw hole on the palm-rest assembly and replace the screw. 3 Adhere the hot-key board cable to the palm-rest assembly.

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    7 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 8 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 16). CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

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    Hot-Key Board...

  • Page 41: Power-button Board, Removing The Power-button Board

    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 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).

  • Page 42: Replacing The Power-button Board

    screw power-button board cable power-button board Replacing the Power-Button Board 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Slide the power-button board under the tab on the palm-rest assembly. 3 Replace the screw that secures the power-button board to the palm-rest assembly.

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    8 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 9 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 16). CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

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    Power-Button Board...

  • Page 45: Wireless Mini-card(s), Removing The Mini-card(s)

    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 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).

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    6 Disconnect the two antenna cables from the Mini-Card(s). 7 Remove the screw that secures the Mini-Card(s) to the system board. antenna cables (2) Mini-Card system-board connector screw 8 Lift the Mini-Card(s) out of the system-board connector. Wireless Mini-Card(s)

  • Page 47: Replacing The Mini-card(s)

    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. Replacing the Mini-Card(s) 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Remove the new Mini-Card(s) from its packaging.

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    Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. 10 Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. NOTE: If you are installing a communication card from a source other than Dell, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. Wireless Mini-Card(s)

  • Page 49: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard drive. Removing the Hard Drive 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin"...

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    5 Remove the palm-rest assembly (see "Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 31). 6 Remove the three screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base. 7 Slide the hard-drive assembly to disconnect it from the connector on the system board.

  • Page 51: Replacing The Hard Drive

    hard-drive assembly screws (3) 9 Remove the four screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive. 10 Lift the hard-drive bracket off the hard drive. hard drive hard-drive bracket screws (4) Replacing the Hard Drive 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Remove the new hard drive from its packaging.

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    7 Replace the three screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base. 8 Replace the palm-rest assembly (see "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35). 9 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 29). 10 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive"...

  • Page 53: Removing The Subwoofer

    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 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).

  • Page 54: Replacing The Subwoofer

    subwoofer cable subwoofer Replacing the Subwoofer 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the subwoofer on the computer base. 3 Connect the subwoofer cable to the connector on the system board. 4 Replace the palm-rest assembly (see "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35).

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    6 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 7 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 16). CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

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    Speaker Assembly...

  • Page 57: Status Light Board, Removing The Status Light Board

    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"...

  • Page 58: Replacing The Status Light Board

    screw system board connector status light board Replacing the Status Light Board 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the status-light board on the computer base. 3 Slide the status-light-board cable into the connector on the system board and press down on the connector latch to secure the status-light-board cable to the connector on the system board.

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    5 Replace the palm-rest assembly (see "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35). 6 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 29). 7 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 8 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery"...

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    Status Light Board...

  • Page 61: Speakers, Removing The Speakers

    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"...

  • Page 62: Replacing The Speakers

    speaker cable speakers (2) Replacing the Speakers 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the speakers on the computer base and route the speakers cable through the routing guides. 3 Connect the speaker cable to the connector on the system board. 4 Replace the status light board (see "Replacing the Status Light Board"...

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    5 Replace the palm-rest assembly (see "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35). 6 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 29). 7 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 8 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery"...

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    Speakers...

  • Page 65: Thermal Fan, Removing The Thermal Fan

    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"...

  • Page 66: Replacing The Thermal Fan

    screws (2) thermal fan thermal-fan cable Replacing the Thermal Fan 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the thermal fan on the computer base and replace the two screws that secure the thermal fan to the computer base. 3 Connect the thermal-fan cable to the connector on the system board.

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    5 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 29). 6 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 7 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 16). CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

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    Thermal Fan...

  • Page 69: System Board, Removing The System Board

    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 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).

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    9 Follow the instructions from step 6 to step 8 in "Removing the Hard Drive" on page 49. 10 Remove the thermal fan (see "Removing the Thermal Fan" on page 65). 11 Disconnect the speaker cable, subwoofer cable, status-light board cable, camera cable, and AC-adapter connector cable from the connectors on the system board.

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    AC-adapter connector cable screws (6) status light cable connector speaker cable connector subwoofer cable connector dispaly cable connector camera cable connector 14 Lift the system board to disconnect the connector on the system board from the connector on the I/O board. system board 15 Turn the system-board assembly over.

  • Page 72: Replacing The System Board

    16 Remove the coin-cell battery (see "Removing the Coin-Cell Battery" on page 75). 17 Remove the thermal cooling assembly (see "Removing the Thermal Cooling Assembly" on page 81). 18 Remove the processor (see "Removing the Processor Module" on page 85). Replacing the System Board 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin"...

  • Page 73: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

    15 Replace the memory module (see "Replacing the Memory Module(s)" on page 24). 16 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 17 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery" on page 16). 18 Replace any blank or card you removed from the Media Card Reader.

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    System Board...

  • Page 75: Coin-cell Battery, Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 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 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).

  • Page 76: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    coin-cell battery plastic scribe Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 With the positive side up, snap the coin-cell battery into the battery socket on the system board. 3 Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 18 in "Replacing the System Board"...

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    Coin-Cell Battery...

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    Coin-Cell Battery...

  • Page 79: I/o Board, Removing The I/o Board

    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"...

  • Page 80: Replacing The I/o Board

    screw I/O board Replacing the I/O Board 1 Slide the connectors on the I/O board into the slots on the computer base and place the I/O board on the computer base. 2 Replace the screw that secures the I/O board to the computer base. 3 Replace the Mini-Card(s) (see "Replacing the Mini-Card(s)"...

  • Page 81: Thermal Cooling Assembly, Removing The Thermal Cooling Assembly

    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 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).

  • Page 82: Replacing The Thermal Cooling Assembly

    captive screws (6) thermal cooling assembly Replacing the Thermal Cooling Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the thermal cooling assembly on the system board. 3 Align the six captive screws on the thermal cooling assembly with the screw holes on the system board and tighten the screws in sequential order (indicated on the thermal cooling assembly).

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    Thermal Cooling Assembly...

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    Thermal Cooling Assembly...

  • Page 85: Processor Module, Removing The Processor Module

    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 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).

  • Page 86: Replacing The Processor Module

    ZIF socket processor module pin-1 corner ZIF-socket cam screw CAUTION: To ensure maximum cooling for the processor, do not touch the heat transfer areas on the processor thermal-cooling assembly. The oils in your skin can reduce the heat transfer capability of the thermal pads. CAUTION: When removing the processor module, pull the module straight up.

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    NOTE: If a new processor is installed, you will receive a new thermal-cooling assembly, which will include an affixed thermal pad, or you will receive a new thermal pad along with documentation to illustrate proper installation. 2 Align the pin-1 corner of the processor module with the pin-1 corner of the ZIF socket, then insert the processor module.

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    Processor Module...

  • Page 89: Display, Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

    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 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).

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    5 Remove the keyboard (see "Removing the Keyboard" on page 27). 6 Remove the palm-rest assembly (see "Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 31). 7 Disconnect the display cable and camera cable from the connectors on the system board. 8 Disconnect the Mini-Card antenna cables from the connectors on the Mini-Card(s) (see "Removing the Mini-Card(s)"...

  • Page 91: Replacing The Display Assembly

    camera cable connector display cable connector antenna cables (4) screws (4) 11 Lift and remove the display assembly away from the computer base. Replacing the Display Assembly 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the display assembly in position and replace the four screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base.

  • Page 92: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel

    3 Route the display cable, camera cable, and Mini-Card antenna cables through the routing guides. 4 Connect the display cable and camera cable to the connectors on the system board. 5 Connect the Mini-Card antenna cables to the Mini-Card(s) (see "Replacing the Mini-Card(s)"...

  • Page 93: Replacing The Display Bezel

    display bezel Replacing the Display Bezel 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Realign the display bezel over the display panel and gently snap into place. 3 Replace the display assembly (see "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 91).

  • Page 94: Removing The Display Panel, Replacing The Display Panel

    Display Panel Removing the Display Panel 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Remove the display assembly (see "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 89). 3 Remove the display bezel (see "Removing the Display Bezel" on page 92). 4 Remove the eight screws that secure the display panel to the display back cover.

  • Page 95: Display Cable

    2 Align the screw holes on the display panel with the screw holes on the display back cover and replace the eight screws. 3 Route the display cable and Mini-Card antenna cables through the routing guides on the display back cover. 4 Replace the display bezel (see "Replacing the Display Bezel"...

  • Page 96: Replacing The Display Cable

    display-cable connector tape Replacing the Display Cable 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Connect the display cable to the display-board connector and secure it with the tape. 3 Turn the display panel over and place it on the display back cover. 4 Replace the display panel (see "Replacing the Display Panel"...

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    Display-Panel Brackets Removing the Display-Panel Brackets 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Remove the display assembly (see "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 89). 3 Remove the display bezel (see "Removing the Display Bezel" on page 92). 4 Remove the display panel (see "Removing the Display Panel"...

  • Page 98: Removing The Display-panel Brackets

    2 Align the screw holes on the display-panel bracket with the screw holes on the display panel and replace the six screws (three on each side). 3 Replace the display panel (see "Replacing the Display Panel" on page 94). 4 Replace the display bezel (see "Replacing the Display Bezel" on page 93). 5 Replace the display assembly (see "Replacing the Display Assembly"...

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    hinge caps (2) Replacing the Hinge Caps 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the hinge caps on the display hinges and snap them into place. 3 Replace the display panel (see "Replacing the Display Panel" on page 94). 4 Replace the display bezel (see "Replacing the Display Bezel"...

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    Display...

  • Page 101: Camera Module, Removing The Camera Module

    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 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).

  • Page 102: Replacing The Camera Module

    11 Lift the camera module off the display back cover. camera module camera cable Replacing the Camera Module 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera module and secure it with the tape.

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    7 Replace the palm-rest assembly (see "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35). 8 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 29). 9 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 19. 10 Replace the battery (see "Replacing the Battery"...

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    Camera Module...

  • Page 105: Hinge Cover, Removing The Hinge Cover

    Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 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 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).

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    8 Push the two tabs that secure the hinge cover to the computer base. Hinge Cover...

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    tabs (2) 9 Lift the hinge cover off the computer base. Hinge Cover...

  • Page 108: Replacing The Hinge Cover

    hinge cover Replacing the Hinge Cover 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Align the two tabs on the hinge cover with the slots on the computer base and snap the hinge cover into place. 3 Replace the display assembly (see "Replacing the Display Assembly"...

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    CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. Hinge Cover...

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    Hinge Cover...

  • Page 111: Ac-adapter Connector, Removing The Ac-adapter Connector

    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 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).

  • Page 112: Replacing The Ac-adapter Connector

    11 Remove the screw that secures the AC-adapter connector to the computer base. 12 Lift the AC-adapter connector off the computer base. screw AC-adapter connector cable Replacing the AC-Adapter Connector 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Place the AC-adapter connector on the computer base and replace the screw that secures the AC-adapter connector to the computer base.

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    7 Replace the hinge cover (see "Replacing the Hinge Cover" on page 108). 8 Replace the palm-rest assembly (see "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 35). 9 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 29). 10 Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 5 in "Replacing the Optical Drive"...

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    AC-Adapter Connector...

  • Page 115: Flashing The Bios

    The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board. To flash the BIOS: 1 Turn on the computer. 2 Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads. 3 Locate the BIOS update file for your computer: NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located on a label at the bottom of your computer.

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    8 Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions on the screen. Flashing the BIOS...

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