Dell™ Inspiron™ N4010 Service Manual 
Battery
Memory Module(s)
Keyboard
Coin-Cell Battery
Wireless Mini-Card(s)
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
 Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE:
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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.
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Regulatory model P11G series     Regulatory type P11G001
March 2010                                Rev. A00
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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

      Removing the 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™ ...

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      4. Replace the daughter board (see Replacing the Daughter Board).   5. Replace the middle cover (see Replacing the Middle Cover).   6. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   7. Follow the instructions from step 6 step 18 Replacing the System Board.

  • Page 4: Module Cover, Removing The Module Cover, Replacing The Module Cover

      Removing 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 5: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help to ensure your own personal safety. 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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      CAUTION: To avoid damaging the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer.   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) and all attached devices.

  • Page 7: Flashing The Bios

    Back to Contents Page   Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ N4010 Service Manual    1. Turn on the computer.   2. Go to support.dell.com.   3. Click Drivers & Downloads® Select Model.   4. Locate the BIOS update file for your computer: NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the bottom of the computer.

  • Page 8: Removing The Bluetooth Card, Replacing The Bluetooth Card

      Removing 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.

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      4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the memory module(s) (see Replacing the Memory Module(s)).   7. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover).

  • Page 10: Camera Module, Removing The Camera Module

      Removing the Camera Module   Replacing the Camera Module 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 11: Replacing The Camera Module

    1 camera 2 camera cable module connector  Replacing the Camera Module   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera module. Replace the tape to secure the camera cable to the camera module.  ...

  • Page 12: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

      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.

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      8. Follow the instructions from step 4 step 5 Replacing the Optical Drive.   9. 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 14: Processor Module, Removing The Processor Module, Replacing The Processor Module

      Removing the Processor Module   Replacing the Processor Module 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.

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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.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 16: Thermal Cooling Assembly, Removing The Thermal Cooling Assembly, Replacing The Thermal Cooling Assembly

    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 thermal cooling assembly from the computer when the heat sink is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the thermal cooling assembly.

  • Page 18: Daughter Board, Removing The Daughter Board, Replacing The Daughter Board

      Removing the Daughter Board   Replacing the Daughter 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.

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    4. Replace the middle cover (see Replacing the Middle Cover).   5. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   6. Replace the Mini-Card(s) (see Replacing the Mini-Card(s)).   7. Follow the instructions from step 6 step 18 Replacing the System Board.

  • Page 20: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

      Display Hinges   Hinge Caps 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 21: Replacing The Display Assembly, Display Bezel

    12. Make a note of the Mini-Card antenna cables and display cable routing and remove the cables from the routing guides.   13. Hold the display assembly in place and remove the four screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base.  ...

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

      Removing the Display Bezel   CAUTION: The display bezel is extremely fragile. Be careful when removing it to prevent damaging the bezel.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).

  • Page 23: Replacing The Display Panel

    display cover display panel screws (6)       5. Make a note of the display cable routing on 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 display cable 2 display board connector 3 tape 4 back of the display panel...

  • Page 24: Display Hinges, Removing The Display Hinges, Replacing The Display Hinges

      2. Replace the six screws (three on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel.   3. Connect the display cable to the display board connector and secure it with the tape.   4. Align the screw holes on the display panel with the screw holes on the display cover and replace the six screws.  ...

  • Page 25: Hinge Caps, Removing The Hinge Caps, Replacing The Hinge Caps

      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 Caps   Removing the Hinge Caps   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 26: Thermal Fan, Removing The Thermal Fan

      Removing the Thermal Fan   Replacing the Thermal 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 27: Replacing The Thermal Fan

    screws (2) thermal fan thermal fan cable      Replacing the Thermal Fan   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the thermal fan on the computer base and replace the two screws.   3. Connect the I/O board cable and the thermal fan cable to the connectors on the system board.  ...

  • Page 28: 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 (see the Dell Technology Guide).

  • Page 29: Replacing The Hard Drive

    7. Install the operating system for your computer, as needed. See "Restoring Your Operating System" in the Setup Guide.   8. 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

      Replacing 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.

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      2. Align the four tabs on the middle cover with the slots on the computer base and snap the middle cover into place.   3. Replace the eight screws that secure the middle cover to the computer base.   4.

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      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: 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.

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      1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the screw holes on the I/O board with the screw holes on the computer base.   3. Replace the three screws that secure the I/O board to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 34: Removing The Keyboard

      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 35: Replacing The Keyboard

    plastic scribe keyboard   9. Ease the keyboard up until it clears off the palm rest.   CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel.   10. Without pulling hard on the keyboard, hold it towards the display.  ...

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      9. 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. Back to Contents Page  ...

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

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

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    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. Back to Contents Page...

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    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 supports:  One full Mini-Card slot —...

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    1 Mini-Card 2 screw 3 antenna cables (2)   9. Remove the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the daughter board.   10. Lift the Mini-Card out of the connector on the daughter board.  Replacing the Mini-Card(s)   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

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    13. 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 42: Optical Drive, Removing The Optical Drive

      Removing the Optical Drive   Replacing the Optical Drive 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 43: Replacing The Optical Drive

     Replacing the Optical Drive   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   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.  ...

  • Page 44: Palm Rest, Removing The Palm Rest

      Removing the Palm Rest   Replacing 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: 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: Replacing The Palm Rest

    power button cable connector touch pad cable connector palm rest plastic scribe  Replacing the Palm Rest   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Slide the tabs on the palm rest into the slots on the middle cover and gently snap the palm rest into place.  ...

  • Page 46: Power Button Board, Removing The Power Button Board, Replacing The Power Button Board

      Removing 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™ ...

  • Page 47

    2. Align the screw holes on the power button board with the screw holes on the palm rest and replace the two screws.   3. Adhere the power button board cable on the palm rest.   4. Turn the palm rest over.  ...

  • Page 48: 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 49: Removing The Speakers, Replacing The Speakers

      Removing the Speakers   Replacing the Speakers 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.

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  • Page 51: System Board, Removing The System Board

      Replacing 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™ ...

  • Page 52: Replacing The System Board

    1 screws (9) 2 speakers cable connector 3 AC adapter cable connector 4 display cable grounding screw 5 display cable       15. Lift the system board assembly to disconnect the connector on the system board from the connector on the daughter board. 1 system board  ...

  • Page 53: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

      8. Replace the nine screws that secure the system board assembly to the computer base.   9. Connect the display cable to the connector on the system board, and replace the display cable grounding screw.   10. Connect the AC adapter cable and the speakers cable to the connectors on the system board.  ...

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