Dell Inspiron 17 Service Manual

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Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual 
Battery
Memory Module(s)
Keyboard
Coin-Cell Battery
Wireless Mini-Card
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
 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, Windows Vista, and the Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
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.
 
Regulatory model: P08E series
Regulatory type: P08E001
March 2010 Rev. A00
Speakers
Subwoofer Assembly
Display
I/O Board

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  • Page 1

    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™ ...

  • Page 3

    3. Replace the screw that secures the AC adapter connector to the computer base.   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).

  • Page 4: 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  ...

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

    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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      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.   CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.  ...

  • Page 8: Flashing The Bios

    Back to Contents Page   Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 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 the computer.

  • Page 9: 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.

  • Page 10

      2. Align the connector on the Bluetooth card with the connector on the system board, and press the Bluetooth card until it is fully seated.   3. Replace the screw that secures the Bluetooth card to the system board.  ...

  • Page 11: 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 12: Replacing The Camera Module

     Replacing the Camera Module   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera module.   3. Replace the tape to secure the camera cable to the camera module.  ...

  • Page 13: 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.

  • Page 14

      4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).   7. Follow the instructions from step 5 step 7 Replacing the Hard Drive.

  • Page 15: 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.

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 17: Processor Module, Removing 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.

  • Page 18: Replacing The Processor Module

      6. Lift the processor module from the ZIF socket.  Replacing the Processor Module NOTE: If a new processor module 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.  ...

  • Page 19: Processor Heat Sink, Removing The Processor Heat Sink, Replacing The Processor Heat Sink

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

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    NOTE: The appearance and number of screws on the processor heat sink may vary based on your computer model.   3. Follow the instructions from step 6 step 22 Replacing the System Board.   4. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).

  • Page 21: 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.

  • Page 22

    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 23: 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 24: Replacing The Display Assembly

      12. Lift and remove the display assembly off the alignment posts on the computer base. 1 display assembly 2 screws (4) 3 display cable grounding 4 display cable screw connector 5 Mini-Card antenna cables   Replacing the Display Assembly  ...

  • Page 25: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel, Replacing The Display Bezel, Display Panel

     Display Bezel   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 26

    screws (8) display panel display cover   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. display board connector display cable tape...

  • Page 27: Replacing The Display Panel, Display Hinges, Removing The Display Hinges, Replacing The Display Hinges

    Replacing the Display Panel   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Replace the eight screws (four 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.  ...

  • Page 28: Hinge Caps, Removing The Hinge Caps, Replacing The Hinge Caps

      6. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   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  ...

  • Page 29: Processor Fan, Removing The Processor Fan

      Removing 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 30: Replacing The Processor Fan

    screws (2) processor fan processor fan cable connector  Replacing the Processor Fan   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the processor fan in the computer base.   3. Replace the two screws that secure the processor fan to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 31: 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 32: Replacing The Hard Drive

    10. Install the operating system for your computer, as needed. See "Restoring Your Operating System" in the Setup Guide.   11. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 33: 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 (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 34

    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 35

      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.

  • Page 36

    I/O board I/O board cable  Replacing the I/O Board   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the connectors on the I/O board with the slots on the computer base and press the I/O board until it is seated fully.  ...

  • Page 37: 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 38: Replacing The Keyboard

    plastic scribe keyboard palm rest   7. Ease the keyboard up and slide the five tabs at the bottom of the keyboard out of the slots on the palm rest.   CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel.  ...

  • Page 39

    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 40: Status Light Board, Removing The Status Light Board, Replacing The Status Light Board

      Removing 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™ ...

  • Page 41

      1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the screw hole on the status light board with the screw hole on the computer base.   3. Replace the screw that secures the status light board to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 42: Removing The Memory Module(s), Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    Battery) before working inside the computer. You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" in your Setup Guide 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. Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets, labeled DIMM A and DIMM B, that can be accessed from the bottom of your computer.

  • Page 43

    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 44

    NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell. NOTE: Depending on the configuration of the computer when it was sold, the Mini-Card slot may or may not have a Mini-Card installed in them.

  • Page 45

    1 antenna cable connectors (2) 2 screw 3 Mini-Card   10. Lift the Mini-Card out of the connector on the daughter board.  Replacing the Mini-Card   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Remove the new Mini-Card from its packaging.  ...

  • Page 46

    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 47: Optical Drive, Removing The Optical Drive, Replacing 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 48

    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 49: 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: 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 50: Replacing The Palm Rest

    1 power button cable 2 touch pad cable connector connector 3 plastic scribe 4 palm rest 5 screws (7)  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 computer base and gently snap the palm rest into place.  ...

  • Page 51: Thermal Cooling Assembly, Removing The Thermal Cooling Assembly, Replacing The 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.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 52

    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 53: Power Button Board, Removing 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 54: Replacing The Power Button Board

     Replacing the Power Button Board   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the slots on the power button board with the alignment guides on the palm rest and carefully place the power button board.   3.

  • Page 55: 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.

  • Page 56

      1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the speakers in the computer base.   3. Route the speaker cable in the routing guide on the computer base.   4. Connect the speaker cable to the connector on the system board.  ...

  • Page 57

      Removing the Subwoofer Assembly   Replacing the Subwoofer 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.   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 58

      2. Place the subwoofer assembly on the computer base.   3. Replace the three screws that secure the subwoofer assembly to the computer base.   4. Connect the subwoofer cable to the connector on the system board.   5. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).

  • Page 59: 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 60

    1 display cable grounding 2 display cable screw 3 AC adapter connector 4 subwoofer cable cable 5 speaker cable 6 status light board cable   16. Remove the eight screws that secure the system board assembly to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 61: Replacing The System Board

    captive screws (2) PCH cooler   21. Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink).   22. Remove the processor module (see Removing the Processor Module).  Replacing the System Board   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 62: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

      22. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).   23. 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 63

    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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