Dell™ Inspiron™ 1012 Service Manual 
Battery
Keyboard
Hard-Drive Assembly
Touch Pad Module
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Wireless Mini-Card(s)
Video Accelerator Card
 Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed.
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 P04T series Regulatory type P04T001
January 2010 Rev. A00
Display
Speakers
Support Bracket
(s)
I/O Board
Status Light
Board
AC Adapter
Connector
Coin-Cell Battery

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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: Removing The Battery, Replacing The Battery

    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 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   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  • Page 3: 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).

  • Page 4

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

  • Page 5: Flashing The Bios

      Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ 1012 Service Manual    1. Turn on the computer.   2. Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads.   3. Locate the BIOS update file for your computer: NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the bottom of the computer.

  • Page 6: 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: 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 7

    6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   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 8: Camera Module, Removing The Camera Module, Replacing 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: 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 9

      3. Adhere the camera module in position.   4. Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera module.   5. Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel).   6. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).

  • Page 10: 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: 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 11: 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 heat sink.

  • Page 12

    2. Press down the video accelerator card in the slot and place the processor heat sink on the system board.   3. Align the two captive screws on the processor heat sink with the screw holes on the system board and tighten the two screws.  ...

  • Page 13: 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: 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 14

     Replacing the AC Adapter Connector   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Place the AC adapter connector in the computer base.   3. Route the AC adapter connector cable through the routing guide.   4. Replace the I/O board (see Replacing the I/O Board).

  • Page 15: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

      Display Panel Bracket 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 16: Replacing The Display Assembly

    NOTE: Ensure that you take adequate care while opening the display.   9. Note the routing of the Mini-Card antenna cables and remove them from the routing guides on the computer.   10. Disconnect the antenna cables from the Mini-Card.  ...

  • Page 17: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel

      1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Place the display assembly in position and replace the screw that secures the display assembly to the computer base.   3. Replace the display cable grounding screw.   4. Route the Mini-Card antenna cables through the routing guides on the computer base.  ...

  • Page 18: Replacing The Display Bezel, Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel

      6. Remove the display bezel.   Replacing the Display Bezel   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align the display bezel over the display panel, and gently snap into place.   3. Replace the two screws that secure the display bezel to the display cover.  ...

  • Page 19: Replacing The Display Panel, Display Cable, Removing The Display Cable

    screws (4) display panel   Replacing the Display Panel   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align the display panel with the display cover   3. Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera module.  ...

  • Page 20: Replacing The Display Cable

    display cable   7. Gently peel off the display cable from the display panel.   Replacing the Display Cable   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Adhere the display cable along the edge of the display panel and connect the display cable to the connector on the display panel.  ...

  • Page 21

    screws (4) display panel brackets (2)   Replacing the Display Panel Bracket   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Place the display panel brackets in position.   3. Replace the four screws (two on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel.  ...

  • Page 22

    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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    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 24: Hinge Cover, Removing The Hinge Cover

      Replacing the Hinge 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 25: Replacing The Hinge Cover

    6. Lift the hinge cover off the computer.  Replacing the Hinge Cover   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align the tabs on the hinge cover with the slots on the computer base and snap the cover in place.  ...

  • Page 26

      Replacing the I/O Board WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 27

      13. Remove the screw that secures the I/O board to the computer base. I/O board screw   14. Lift the I/O board and ease the connectors on the I/O board out of the computer base.  Replacing the I/O Board  ...

  • Page 28: 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: 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 29: Replacing The Keyboard

    keyboard tabs (4) keyboard   8. Release the keyboard cable connector latches and disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board connector. keyboard cable keyboard cable connector latches (2)   9. Lift the keyboard off the palm rest assembly.  Replacing the Keyboard  ...

  • Page 30: 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: 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

      3. Replace the screw that secures the status light board to the computer base.   4. Connect the status light board cable to the connector on the I/O board and press down on the locking tab to secure the status light board cable.  ...

  • Page 32: Memory Module, Removing The Memory Module

    You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Basic Specifications" in your Setup Guide or the Comprehensive Specifications at support.dell.com\manuals for information on the type of memory supported by your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.

  • Page 33: Replacing The Memory Module

    As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer: In Microsoft® Windows® XP Click Start® All Programs® Accessories® System Tools® Dell System Information. In Microsoft Windows 7...

  • Page 34

    Click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information.   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 35

    Battery) before working inside the computer. 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 two Mini-Card slots:  One Full Mini-Card slot –...

  • Page 36

    10. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. NOTE: If you are installing a communication 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.

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 38: Palm Rest Assembly, Removing The Palm Rest Assembly

      Replacing the Palm Rest 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: 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 39: Replacing The Palm Rest Assembly

    power button cable connector touch pad cable screws (3)    CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest assembly from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest assembly.   10. Using a plastic scribe carefully pry out the palm rest assembly along the rear edge and then ease the palm rest assembly from the computer base. palm rest assembly  ...

  • Page 40

      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 41: 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: 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 42

      5. Replace the hard-drive assembly (see Replacing the Hard-Drive Assembly).   6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   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 43: Sim Card Board

      Replacing the SIM Card Board WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).

  • Page 44: Removing The Speakers, Replacing 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: 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 45

      7. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   8. 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 46

      Replacing the Right Support Bracket 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 47

    2. Align the slots on the left support bracket with the alignment posts on the computer base and place the bracket in position.   3. Replace the screw that secures the left support bracket to the computer base.   4. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).

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      3. Replace the screw that secures the right support bracket to the computer base.   4. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   5. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   6. Replace the palm rest assembly (see Replacing the Palm Rest Assembly).

  • Page 49: 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: 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 System Board

    AC adapter cable connector SIM card board cable connector I/O board cable connector   15. Remove the speakers (see Removing the Speakers).   16. Remove the screw that secures the system board to the computer base. system board screw   17.

  • Page 51: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

      7. Connect the AC adapter connector cable, SIM card board cable, and I/O board cable to their connectors on the system board.   8. Replace the right support bracket (see Replacing the Right Support Bracket).   9. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).

  • 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;...

  • Page 53: Removing The Touch Pad Module, Replacing The Touch Pad Module

      Replacing the Touch Pad 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: 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 54

      5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. 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 55

    NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for video accelerator cards from sources other than Dell. NOTE: Depending on the configuration of the computer when it was sold, the video accelerator card slot may or may not have a card installed.

  • Page 56

    9. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. NOTE: If you are installing a video accelerator 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.

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