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Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Service Manual: System Board; Removing The System Board

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  System Board
Dell™ Inspiron™ 1012 Service Manual 
  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:
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:
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 help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see
computer.
 
CAUTION:
Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
The system board's BIOS chip contains the Service Tag, which is also visible on a barcode label on the bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the
system board includes a CD that provides a utility for transferring the Service Tag to the replacement system board.
 Removing the System Board
 
1. Follow the procedures in
Before You
 
2. Remove any installed card or blank from the 3-in-1 Media Card reader slot.
 
3. Remove the battery (see
Removing the
 
4. Remove the keyboard (see
 
5. Remove the hard-drive assembly (see
 
6. Remove the palm rest assembly (see
 
7.
Remove the Bluetooth™ card (see Removing the Bluetooth
 
8. Remove the processor heat sink (see
 
9. Remove the Mini-Card(s) (see
 
10. Remove the video accelerator card (see
 
11. Remove the hinge cover (see
 
12. Remove the display assembly (see
 
13. Remove the right support bracket (see
 
14. Disconnect the AC adapter connector cable, SIM card board cable, and I/O board cable from their connectors on the system board.
Begin.
Battery).
Removing the
Keyboard).
Removing the Hard-Drive
Removing the Palm Rest
Card).
Removing the Processor Heat
Removing the
Mini-Card(s)).
Removing the Video Accelerator
Removing the Hinge
Cover).
Removing the Display
Assembly).
Removing the Right Support
Removing the
Assembly).
Assembly).
Sink).
Card).
Bracket).
Battery) before working inside the

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