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Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400 
Service Manual
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Memory
Modem
Coin-Cell Battery
Keyboard
Intel® Turbo Memory
 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.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
NOTE:
The appearance of your computer may vary from what is shown in this document.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, and Vostro are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, and
Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
September 2009    Rev. A01
Display
Fan
Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Speakers
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors

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    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 2: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

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

  • Page 3

      1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched.   2. Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer).   NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.  ...

  • Page 4: Flashing The Bios

      Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   1. Download the BIOS utility from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com and save it to your desktop.   2. After the download completes, double-click the BIOS utility file.   3. In the Dell BIOS Flash window, click Continue.

  • Page 5

    Back to Contents Page   Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing and Replacing Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 6: Camera Module

    Back to Contents Page   Camera Module Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing and Replacing the Camera Module  Removing and Replacing the Camera Module   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 7: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Back to Contents Page   Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Coin-Cell Battery   Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 9: Microprocessor Module, Removing The Microprocessor Module

    Back to Contents Page   Microprocessor Module Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Microprocessor Module   Replacing the Microprocessor Module  Removing the Microprocessor Module   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 10: Replacing The Microprocessor Module

    microprocessor module ZIF-socket ZIF-socket cam screw   NOTICE: When removing the microprocessor module, pull the module straight up and out of the ZIF-socket. Exercise care not to bend the pins on the microprocessor module. NOTE: The microprocessor module and the ZIF-socket illustration shown may not exactly resemble the ones in your system.  ...

  • Page 11

    6. Replace the microprocessor module cover.   7. Update the BIOS using a flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD. For instructions on how to flash the BIOS, see Flashing the BIOS. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 12: Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   Replacing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly  Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    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.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Follow the instructions in Replacing the Microprocessor Module.

  • Page 14: Removing The Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Display Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Display Assembly   Replacing the Display Assembly   Removing the Display Bezel   Replacing the Display Bezel   Removing the Display Panel   Replacing the Display Panel  Removing the Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 15: Replacing The Display Assembly

    media buttons board screw grips (5)   12. Slide the media buttons board left to release it from the grips and lift the media buttons board.   13. Rotate the LCD assembly upward for easy removal.   14. Lift the display assembly straight up and out of the computer. screws (2) main battery bay bottom of the system...

  • Page 16: Removing The Display Bezel

    NOTICE: To avoid damaging the bezel, carefully separate the bezel from the display assembly by starting along the bottom of the display (near the Dell logo) and working around the edge of the display towards the release latch.   5. Use your fingers to separate the bezel from the display assembly by lifting the inside edge of the bezel up and away from the center of the display assembly.

  • Page 17: Replacing The Display Bezel, Removing The Display Panel

    2. Follow the instructions in Removing the Display Assembly.   3. Starting near the hinges (near the Dell logo), use your fingers to snap the new bezel into place.   4. Replace the six M2.5 x 5-mm screws to secure the bezel.  ...

  • Page 18: Replacing The Display Panel

    display panel display cover camera module connector camera camera module       5. Lift the cable securing tab and gently pull to disconnect the camera module cable from the connector.   6. Gently lift the bottom of the display panel up, then slide the display panel forward to remove it from the display cover.  ...

  • Page 19

    2. Follow the instructions in Removing the Display Panel.   3. Replace the six M2 x 3-mm screws (three on each side) to secure the display bracket to the display panel.   4. Connect the camera module cable from the connector.  ...

  • Page 20: Removing The Fan, Replacing The Fan

    Back to Contents Page   Fan Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Fan   Replacing the Fan  Removing the Fan   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 22: Removing The Fcm, Replacing The Fcm

    Back to Contents Page   Intel® Turbo Memory Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the FCM   Replacing the FCM The Intel Turbo Memory also called Flash Cache Module (FCM), is an internal flash drive that helps improve the performance of your computer.

  • Page 23

    3. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   4. Replace the keyboard cover (see Replacing the Keyboard Cover). Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 24: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive. NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.  Removing the Hard Drive   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  • Page 25: Replacing The Hard Drive

    hard drive assembly pull-tab   6. Remove the two screws securing the hard drive to the hard drive assembly. screws (2) hard drive assembly hard drive   7. Slide out the hard drive from the hard drive assembly.   NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging (see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge"...

  • Page 26: Keyboard Cover, Removing The Keyboard Cover, Replacing The Keyboard Cover

    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Cover Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Keyboard Cover   Replacing the Keyboard Cover   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  ...

  • Page 27: Removing The Keyboard, Replacing The Keyboard

    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Keyboard   Replacing the Keyboard   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   NOTICE: 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 the back of the computer).

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      2. Rotate the cable release lever downward to fasten the cable in the cable connector.   3. Hook the tabs along the front edge of the keyboard into the palmrest.   4. Press on the right edge near the top to snap the keyboard into place.  ...

  • Page 29: Removing The Memory Module

    You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets, DIMM A and DIMM B accessed from the bottom of the computer.

  • Page 30: Replacing The Memory Module

    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  ® Help and Support® Dell System Information. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 31: Communication Cards, Removing A Wlan Card

    Back to Contents Page   Communication Cards Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing a WLAN Card   Replacing a WLAN Card   Removing a Mobile Broadband or WWAN Card   Replacing a WWAN Card If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed.

  • Page 32: Replacing A Wlan Card, Removing A Mobile Broadband Or Wwan Card

     Replacing a WLAN Card   NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors on the card and on the system board, and realign the card.   NOTICE: To avoid damage to the WLAN card, never place cables under the card.  ...

  • Page 33: Replacing A Wwan Card

    WWAN card antenna cables (2)   6. Lift the card from the computer at a 45-degree angle.  Replacing a WWAN Card   NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors on the card and on the system board, and realign the card.

  • Page 34

    Back to Contents Page   Modem Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing and Replacing the Modem  Removing and Replacing the Modem   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 35: Optical Drive, Removing The Optical Drive, Replacing The Optical Drive

    Back to Contents Page   Optical Drive Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Optical Drive   Replacing the Optical Drive   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  Removing the Optical Drive  ...

  • Page 36: Palm Rest, Removing The Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Palm Rest   Replacing the Palm Rest  Removing the Palm Rest   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 37: Replacing The Palm Rest

    palm rest M2.5 x 5mm screws (3) Bottom of the system   8. Disconnect the touch pad cable. Use a plastic scribe to release the locking clips on both sides of the system board connector, and then gently pull to disconnect the touch pad connector from the system board connector.

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      3. Align the new palm rest with the base of the computer, and then snap the palm rest into place.   NOTICE: To prevent damage to the cables or the cable connectors, ensure that the locking clips on both sides of each system board connector are firmly seated and the cables are secure.

  • Page 39: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Back to Contents Page   Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   USB Connector   Video Connector   S-Video TV-Out Connector   IEEE 1394 Connector  USB Connector     Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+  Video Connector         Signal Signal CRT_R 9...

  • Page 40: Ieee 1394 Connector

    DLUMA-L DCRMA-L   Composite Video     Signal DCMPS-L  IEEE 1394 Connector     Signal TPB– TPB+ TPA– TPA+ Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 41: Removing The Speakers, Replacing The Speakers

    Back to Contents Page   Speakers Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the Speakers   Replacing the Speakers  Removing the Speakers   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  ...

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      NOTICE: Exercise care when handling or replacing the speakers.   3. Place each of the new speakers in the appropriate speaker slot. NOTE: For proper placement, align the slots on the speakers with the screw-hole guide posts on the base of the computer.  ...

  • Page 43: System Board, Removing The System Board

    Back to Contents Page   System Board Dell™ Inspiron™ 1420/Dell Vostro™ 1400  Service Manual   Removing the System Board   Replacing the System Board  Removing the System Board   CAUTION: Before you perform any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 44: Replacing The System Board

    IO panel connector speaker connector system board   18. Take out the system board and keep it aside.   19. Disconnect the modem cable from the system board.   20. With the rear of the computer facing you, gently lift the system board assembly from the left side, then slide the system board assembly to the left and lift up on the right side to raise the assembly out of the computer.

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    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

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Inspiron 1420, Vostro 1400

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