Dell™ Inspiron™ M301Z/N301Z Service Manual 
Battery
Memory Module(s)
Keyboard
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless
Technology
Coin-Cell Battery
 Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING:
A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell
under license; Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
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Regulatory model: P11S series
Regulatory type: P11S001; P11S002
May 2010 Rev. A00
Status
Light
Board
Speaker
Display
Camera
Middle
Cover
AC
Adapter
Connector
System
Board
Wireless
Mini-Card
(s)
Processor
Heat Sink
Assembly
Flashing
the BIOS

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license;...

  • Page 2: Ac Adapter Connector

      Replacing the AC Adapter Connector   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: 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.

  • Page 3

    left hinge-bracket screw   12. Disconnect the AC adapter connector cable from the connector on the system board.   13. Note the routing of the AC adapter connector cable and lift the AC adapter connector off the computer base. 1 AC adapter 2 system board connector cable connector...

  • Page 4

      8. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   9. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   10. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   11. Turn the computer and replace the screw that secures the left hinge- bracket to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 5: Removing The Battery, Replacing The Battery

    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: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers.  Removing the Battery  ...

  • Page 6: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    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: 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: Handle components and cards with care.

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      2. Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer) and all attached devices. CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.   3. Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer.  ...

  • Page 8: Flashing The Bios

    Back to Contents Page   Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ M301Z/N301Z Service Manual    1. Turn on the computer.   2. Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads.   3. Click Select Model.   4. 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.

  • Page 9: Removing The Bluetooth Card, Replacing The Bluetooth Card

      Replacing the Bluetooth Card   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: 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.

  • Page 10

      5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover).   7. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery). 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.

  • Page 11: Removing The Camera

      Replacing the Camera   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: 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.

  • Page 12: Replacing The Camera

    WLAN antenna camera module  Replacing the Camera   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the camera module on the display cover using the alignment posts.   3. Press down on the camera module to secure it to the display cover.  ...

  • Page 13: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

      Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery   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: 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.

  • Page 14

    1 system board 2 coin-cell connector battery  Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. With the adhesive side of the coin-cell battery facing down, press the coin- cell battery into the socket on the computer base.  ...

  • Page 15: Module Cover, Removing The Module Cover, Replacing The Module Cover

      Replacing the Module Cover   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: 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.

  • Page 17

      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.   WARNING: If you remove the processor heat sink assembly from the computer when the heat sink is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the processor heat sink assembly.

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 19: Hinge Caps, Removing The Hinge Caps, Replacing The Hinge Caps

      Display Panel   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: 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 20: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

      1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place and snap the hinge caps over the display hinges.   3. Replace the Bluetooth card (see Replacing the Bluetooth Card).   4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).

  • Page 21: Replacing The Display Assembly

    11. Remove the hinge caps (see Removing the Hinge Caps).   12. Disconnect the display cable and the camera cable from their connectors on the system board.   13. Make a note of the routing of the Mini-Card antenna cables and remove the cables from the routing guides.  ...

  • Page 22: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel, Replacing The Display Bezel, Display Panel

    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.  Display Bezel   Removing the Display Bezel CAUTION: The display bezel is extremely fragile. Be careful when removing it to prevent damaging the bezel.  ...

  • Page 23

    screws (8) display panel   5. Lift the display panel off the display cover.   6. Turn the display panel over and place it on a clean surface.   7. Lift the tape that secures the display cable to the display board connector and disconnect the display cable. 1 back of the display 2 tape panel...

  • Page 24: Replacing The Display Panel

    display panel brackets (2) screws (6) display panel   Replacing the Display Panel   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Replace the six screws (three on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel.  ...

  • Page 25: Processor Fan, Removing The Processor Fan, Replacing The Processor Fan

      Replacing the Processor Fan   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: 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.

  • Page 26

      3. Replace the two screws that secure the processor fan to the system board.   4. Connect the processor fan cable to the connector on the system board.   5. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).  ...

  • Page 27: Hard Drive Assembly, Removing The Hard Drive Assembly

    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 (see the Dell Technology Guide).

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    13. Install the operating system for your computer, as needed. See "Restoring Your Operating System" in the Setup Guide.   14. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 30: Middle Cover, Removing The Middle Cover

    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).

  • Page 31

    middle cover  Replacing the Middle Cover   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the four tabs on the middle cover with the slots on the computer base and snap the middle cover into place.   3.

  • Page 32: Removing The Keyboard

      Replacing the Keyboard   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: 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.

  • Page 33: Replacing The Keyboard

    plastic scribe keyboard palm rest   7. Carefully lift the keyboard and slide the keyboard tabs out of the slots on the palm rest.   8. Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm rest.   9. Lift the connector latch and disconnect the keyboard cable from the connector on the system board.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 35: Status Light Board, Removing The Status Light Board, Replacing The Status Light Board

      Replacing the Status Light 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: 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.

  • Page 36

      3. Replace the screw that secures the status light board to the computer base.   4. Slide the status light board cable into the connector on the system board and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable.  ...

  • Page 37: Removing The Memory Module(s), Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" in the Setup Guide that shipped with your computer or at support.dell.com/manuals for information on the memory supported by your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell™ are covered under your computer warranty.

  • Page 38

    As the computer boots, it detects the memory module(s) and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer: ® Windows Vista Click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information. ® Windows Click Start ® Control Panel® System and Security® System.

  • Page 39

    NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell. If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer has one full Mini-Card slot and one half Mini-Card slot:  One full Mini-Card slot —...

  • Page 40

    11. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. NOTE: If you are installing a wireless Mini-Card from a source other than Dell, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. For more generic driver information, see the Dell Technology Guide.

  • Page 41: Palm Rest, Removing The Palm Rest

    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).

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      8. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.   9. Remove the five screws that secure the palm rest to the system board.   10. Lift the connector latch and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the touch pad cable and the power button board cable from their connectors on the system board.

  • Page 43: Replacing The Palm Rest

    palm rest plastic scribe  Replacing the Palm Rest   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the palm rest on the computer base and gently snap the palm rest into place.   3. Slide the touch pad cable and the power button cable into their connectors on the system board and press down on the connector latch to secure the cables.

  • Page 44: Power Button Board, Removing The Power Button Board, Replacing The Power Button Board

      Replacing the Power Button 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: 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.

  • Page 45

    4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover).   7. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery). CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

  • Page 46: Removing The Speaker

      Replacing the Speaker   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: 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.

  • Page 47: Replacing The Speaker

    1 speaker cable connector 2 screws (2)   10. Note the routing of the speaker cable and remove the speaker from the computer base.  Replacing the Speaker   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the speaker in the computer base.  ...

  • Page 48: System Board, Removing The System Board

      Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS   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: 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.

  • Page 49

    14. Lift the left hinge-bracket off the computer base. left hinge-bracket screw   15. Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable, speaker cable, status light board cable, and the AC adapter connector cable from their respective connectors on the system board. 1 AC adapter cable 2 coin-cell battery cable connector connector...

  • Page 50: Replacing The System Board

    screws (4) system board   17. Carefully ease the connectors on the system board out of the slots in the computer, and lift the system board out of the computer.   18. Turn the system board assembly over.   19. Remove the Mini-Card(s) (see Removing the Mini-Card(s)).

  • Page 51: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

     Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS   1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.   2. Turn on the computer.   3. Press <F2> during POST to enter the system setup program.  ...

  • Page 52

    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license;...

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