Dell Inspiron 5423
Owner's Manual
Computer model: Inspiron 5423
Regulatory model: P35G | Regulatory type: P35G001

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    Dell Inspiron 5423 Owner’s Manual Computer model: Inspiron 5423 Regulatory model: P35G | Regulatory type: P35G001...

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    , and the Windows start button logo 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. 2012 - 10 Rev. A01...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Begin ......Turn Off Your Computer and Connected Devices . . . Safety Instructions .

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    Postrequisites ......11 Removing the Battery ....Prerequisites .

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    Postrequisites ......21 Removing the Speakers ....Prerequisites .

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    30 Replacing the Display Assembly ... Procedure ......Postrequisites .

  • Page 7: Before You Begin, Turn Off Your Computer And Connected Devices, Safety Instructions

    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 dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels.

  • Page 8: Recommended Tools

    CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components. CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself.

  • Page 9: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After Working Inside Your Computer After you complete the replacement procedures, ensure the following: • Replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside your computer • Connect any external devices, cables, cards, and any other part(s) you removed before working on your computer •...

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    After Working Inside Your Computer...

  • Page 11: Removing The Memory Module(s), Procedure

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Close the display and turn the computer over.

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    Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module connector until the memory module pops up. Remove the memory module from the memory-module connector. memory-module connector memory module securing-clips (2) Removing the Memory Module(s)

  • Page 13: Replacing The Memory Module(s), Procedure

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module connector.

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    Replacing the Memory Module(s)

  • Page 15: Removing The Optical-drive Assembly, Prerequisites, Procedure

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Memory Module(s)"...

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    Remove the screws that secure the optical-drive bracket to the optical-drive assembly. Remove the optical-drive bracket from the optical-drive assembly. Carefully pry the optical-drive bezel and remove it from the optical-drive assembly. optical-drive bezel optical drive screws (2) optical-drive bracket Removing the Optical-Drive Assembly...

  • Page 17: Replacing The Optical-drive Assembly, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the tabs on the optical-drive bezel with the slots on the optical drive and snap it into place.

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    Replacing the Optical-Drive Assembly...

  • Page 19: Removing The Keyboard, Prerequisites, Procedure

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Remove the screw that secures the keyboard to the system board. screw Removing the Keyboard...

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    Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible. Using a plastic scribe, release the keyboard from the tabs on the palm-rest assembly. plastic scribe tabs (3) keyboard Removing the Keyboard...

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    Turn the keyboard over and place it over the palm-rest assembly. Lift the connector latch and disconnect the keyboard cable from the connector on the system board. Lift the keyboard off the palm-rest assembly. connector latch keyboard cable keyboard tabs (4) Removing the Keyboard...

  • Page 23: Replacing The Keyboard, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board and press down on the connector latch to secure the keyboard cable.

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    Replacing the Keyboard...

  • Page 25: Removing The Palm-rest Assembly, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

  • Page 26: Procedure

    Procedure Close the display and turn the computer over. Gently pry out the rubber screw caps that cover the screws on the computer base. Remove the screws that secure the palm-rest assembly to the computer base. screws (8) rubber screw caps (7) Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly...

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    Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible. Lift the connector latches and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the status-lights board cable, touchpad cable, touchpad status-light cable, and the hot-key board cable from the connectors on the system board. hot-key board cable status-lights board cable touchpad cable...

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    Remove the screws that secure the palm-rest assembly to the system board. Gently lift and release the tabs on palm-rest assembly from the slots on the computer base. CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm-rest assembly from the display assembly to avoid damage to the display assembly. Lift the palm-rest assembly off the computer base.

  • Page 29: Replacing The Palm-rest Assembly, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the palm-rest assembly over the computer base.

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    Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly...

  • Page 31: Removing The Battery, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Follow the instructions from step 1 to step 3 in "Removing the Memory Module(s)"...

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the battery to the computer base. Lift the battery off the computer base. battery screws (2) Removing the Battery...

  • Page 33: Replacing The Battery, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the battery with the screw holes on the computer base.

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    Replacing the Battery...

  • Page 35: Removing The Hard Drive, Prerequisites

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is in Sleep or On state.

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    Procedure Slide the hard-drive assembly toward the front of the computer to disconnect the hard-drive assembly from the connector on the system board. Lift the hard-drive assembly out of the computer base. hard drive Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive. Slide the hard drive out of the hard-drive bracket.

  • Page 37: Replacing The Hard Drive, Procedure, Postrequisites

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

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    Replacing the Hard Drive...

  • Page 39: Removing The Wireless Mini-card, Prerequisites

    Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. 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.

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    Procedure Disconnect the antenna cables from the connectors on the Mini-Card. Remove the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the system-board connector. screw antenna cables (2) Mini-Card Slide and remove the Mini-Card out of the system-board connector. Mini-Card system-board connector Removing the Wireless Mini-Card...

  • Page 41: Replacing The Wireless Mini-card, Procedure

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure CAUTION: To avoid damage to the mini-card, ensure that no cables are placed under the wireless mini-card.

  • Page 42: Postrequisites

    Postrequisites Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 33. Replace the palm-rest assembly. See "Replacing the Palm-Rest Assembly" on page 29. Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 23. Replace the optical drive. See "Replacing the Optical-Drive Assembly" on page 17. Replace the memory module(s).

  • Page 43: Removing The Msata Card, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Remove the screw that secures the mSATA card to the system board. Slide and remove the mSATA card out of the system-board connector. screw mSATA card Removing the mSATA Card...

  • Page 45: Replacing The Msata Card, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the notch on the mSATA card with the tab on the system-board connector.

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    Replacing the mSATA Card...

  • Page 47: Removing The Daughter Board, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the daughter-board cable from the connector on the daughter board. Remove the screws that secure the daughter board to the computer base. Turn the daughter board over and place it on the computer base. screws (2) daughter board daughter-board cable...

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    Disconnect the speakers cable from the daughter board. Lift the daughter board off the computer base. speakers cable daughter board Removing the Daughter Board...

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    Removing the Daughter Board...

  • Page 51: Replacing The Daughter Board, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the speakers cable to the connector on the daughter board.

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    Replacing the Daughter Board...

  • Page 53: Removing The Speakers, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Note the speakers cable routing and remove the cable from the routing guides on the computer base. Lift the speakers, along with the speakers cable, off the computer base. speakers cable speakers (2) Removing the Speakers...

  • Page 55: Replacing The Speakers, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the speakers on the computer base.

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    Replacing the Speakers...

  • Page 57: Removing The System Board, Prerequisites

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in system setup after you replace the system board.

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    Procedure Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the display cable from the connector on the system board. Gently pry out the coin-cell battery that is adhered to the computer base. display cable coin-cell battery Removing the System Board...

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    Remove the screw that secures the system board to the computer base. Gently lift the system board and turn it over. screw system board Removing the System Board...

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    Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the daughter-board cable from the connector on the system board. Lift the system board off the computer base. daughter-board cable Removing the System Board...

  • Page 61: Replacing The System Board, Procedure

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in the system setup after you replace the system board.

  • Page 62: Entering The Service Tag In System Setup, Postrequisites

    Postrequisites Replace the mSATA card. See "Replacing the mSATA Card" on page 45. Replace the wireless Mini-Card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 41. Replace the hard drive. See "Replacing the Hard Drive" on page 37. Replace the battery. See "Replacing the Battery" on page 33. Replace the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 63: Removing The Coin-cell Battery, Prerequisites

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The battery may explode if installed incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type.

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    Procedure Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system-board connector. Lift the coin-cell battery, along with the coin-cell battery cable, off the system board. coin-cell battery cable Removing the Coin-Cell Battery...

  • Page 65: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery, Procedure, Postrequisites

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The battery may explode if installed incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type.

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    Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery...

  • Page 67: Removing The Thermal-cooling Assembly, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Disconnect the fan cable from the system-board connector. In sequential order (indicated on the heat sink), loosen the captive screws that secure the thermal-cooling assembly to the system board. Lift the thermal-cooling assembly off the system board. fan cable captive screws (4) heat sink Removing the Thermal-Cooling Assembly...

  • Page 69: Replacing The Thermal-cooling Assembly, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the thermal-cooling assembly and reapply it.

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    Replacing the Thermal-Cooling Assembly...

  • Page 71: Removing The Display Assembly, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base. Lift the display assembly off the computer base. display assembly screws (4) Removing the Display Assembly...

  • Page 73: Replacing The Display Assembly, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the display assembly on the computer base and align the screw holes on the display assembly with the screw holes on the computer base.

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    Replacing the Display Assembly...

  • Page 75: Removing The Display Bezel, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel. Remove the display bezel off the display back-cover. display bezel Removing the Display Bezel...

  • Page 77: Replacing The Display Bezel, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the display bezel with the display back-cover, and gently snap it into place.

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    Replacing the Display Bezel...

  • Page 79: Removing The Display Hinges, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the display panel. Lift the display hinges off the display back-cover. display hinges (2) screws (6) Removing the Display Hinges...

  • Page 81: Replacing The Display Hinges, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the display hinges with the screw holes on the display back-cover.

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    Replacing the Display Hinges...

  • Page 83: Removing The Display Panel, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the display back-cover. Gently lift the display panel and turn it over. display back cover display panel screws (4) Removing the Display Panel...

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    Peel the tape that is adhered over the display cable. Disconnect the display cable from the connector on the display panel. display cable tapes Removing the Display Panel...

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    Removing the Display Panel...

  • Page 87: Replacing The Display Panel, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the display cable to the connector on the display panel.

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    Replacing the Display Panel...

  • Page 89: Removing The Camera Module, Prerequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the memory module(s).

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    Procedure Disconnect the camera cable from the connector on the camera module. Lift the camera module off the display back-cover. camera module camera cable Removing the Camera Module...

  • Page 91: Replacing The Camera Module, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "Before You Begin" on page 7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the camera module on the display back-cover.

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    Replacing the Camera Module...

  • Page 93: Flashing The Bios

    • Choose from My Products and Services List • Choose from a list of all Dell products Click Continue and follow the instructions on the screen. A list of results appears on the screen. Click BIOS. Click Download File to download the latest BIOS file.

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    Flashing the BIOS...

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