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Dell Alienware M18x Service Manual: I/o Board

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  I/O Board
Alienware M18x Service Manual 
  Removing the I/O Board
  Replacing the I/O Board
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.
 
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).
 
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
computer.
 Removing the I/O Board
 
1. Follow the instructions in
Before You
 
2. Remove any installed card or blank from the Media-Card Reader.
 
3. Remove the battery pack (see
 
4. Remove the base cover (see
 
5. Remove the center control cover (see
 
6. Remove the keyboard (see
 
7. Remove the macro keyboard (see
 
8. Remove the display assembly (see
 
9. Follow the instructions from
 
10. Lift the connector latch and disconnect the I/O board-cable from the connector on the system board.
 
11. Remove the five screws that secure the I/O board to the computer base.
1
I/O board cable connector
3
I/O board 
 
12. Gently lift the I/O board and ease the connectors on the I/O board out of the slots on the computer.
Begin.
Removing the Battery
Pack).
Removing the Base
Cover).
Removing the Center Control
Removing the
Keyboard).
Removing the Macro
Keyboard).
Removing the Display
Assembly).
step 10
to
step 16
in
Removing the Palm
2
screws (5)
Removing the Battery
Cover).
Rest.
Pack) before working inside the

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