Dell™ Inspiron™ 1018 Service Manual 
Battery
Keyboard
Speaker
Display
 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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under license; Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
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Regulatory model: P09T series
Regulatory type: P09T001
July 2010 Rev. A00
I/O Board
Wireless Mini-Card
Status Lights Board
Support Brackets
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 instructions 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

      CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.   3. Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer.   4. Press and eject any installed cards from the Media Card Reader.  ...

  • Page 5: Flashing The Bios

    The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board. To flash the BIOS:   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 on a label at the bottom of your computer.

  • Page 6: 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: 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: Replacing The Camera Module

    camera module camera cable connector  Replacing the Camera Module   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Use the alignment posts to place the camera module on the display back cover.   3. Replace the display panel (see Replacing the Display Panel).

  • Page 8: 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 9: 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 10

     Replacing the AC Adapter Connector   1. Follow the instructions 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 and connect the cable to the connector on the system board.  ...

  • Page 11: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

      Display Panel Brackets 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 12

    CAUTION: Be extremely careful when opening the display to prevent damaging the display assembly.   9. Open the display as far as possible.   10. Disconnect the Mini-Card antenna cables from the Mini-Card.   11. Note the routing of the Mini-Card antenna cables and remove them from the routing guides on the computer.  ...

  • Page 13: Replacing The Display Assembly, Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel

    Replacing the Display Assembly   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the display assembly in position and replace the screw near the left hinge that secures the display assembly to the computer base.   3. Place the display grounding cable over the screw hole and replace the display cable grounding screw.  ...

  • Page 14: Replacing The Display Bezel, Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel

    screws (2) rubber pads (2) display bezel   5. Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel.   6. Lift the display bezel off the display assembly.   Replacing the Display Bezel   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 15: Replacing The Display Panel, Display Cable, Removing The Display Cable

    screws (4) display panel camera cable connector   Replacing the Display Panel   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the display panel over the display back cover.   3. Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera module.  ...

  • Page 16: Replacing The Display Cable

    display cable pull-tab display-cable connector   7. Gently peel off the display cable from the display panel.   Replacing the Display Cable   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Adhere the display cable along the edge of the display panel.  ...

  • Page 17

      5. Remove the four screws (two on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel.   6. Remove the display panel brackets off the display panel. 1 display panel brackets (2) 2 screws (4)   Replacing the Display Panel Brackets  ...

  • Page 18: 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.

  • Page 19: Replacing The Hard Drive

      8. Lift the hard-drive bracket away from the hard drive. screws (4) hard drive hard-drive bracket  Replacing the Hard Drive   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Remove the new hard drive from its packaging. Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive.

  • Page 20: 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 21

    middle cover plastic scribe  Replacing the Middle Cover   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the tabs on the middle cover with the slots on the computer base and snap the middle cover into place.  ...

  • Page 22

      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 23

     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.   3. Connect the I/O board cable to the connector on the I/O board.  ...

  • Page 24: 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 25: Replacing The Keyboard

    keyboard tabs (4) palm rest keyboard plastic scribe   7. Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm rest.   8. Push the connector tabs up and disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board connector. keyboard cable connector tabs (2) system board connector  ...

  • Page 26

    6. Turn the computer over and replace the three screws that secure the keyboard to the computer base.   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 27

      Replacing the Status Lights 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 28

      2. Place the status lights board on the computer base.   3. Replace the screw that secures the status lights board to the computer base.   4. Slide the status lights board cable into the system board connector and press the connector-tab down to secure the cable.  ...

  • Page 29: Memory Module, Removing The Memory Module

    You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" in the Setup Guide that shipped with your computer or 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 30: Replacing The Memory Module

     Replacing the Memory Module   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Align the notch in the memory module with the tab in the memory- module connector.   3. Slide the memory module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle, and press the memory module down until it clicks into place. If you do not hear the click, remove the memory module and reinstall it.

  • Page 31

    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 has one half Mini-Card slot that provides support for WLAN.

  • Page 32

      10. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. NOTE: If you are installing a communication card from a source other than Dell, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. Back to Contents Page  ...

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  • Page 34: 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 35: Replacing The Palm Rest Assembly

    1 power button board cable connector 2 touch pad cable   CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest assembly from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest assembly.   9. Using your fingertips, gently ease the palm rest assembly from the computer base.  ...

  • Page 36

    6. Replace the hard-drive assembly (follow the instructions from step 5 step 7 Replacing the Hard Drive).   7. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   8. Replace the three screws that secure the palm rest assembly to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 37: 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 38

    3. Route the power button board cable through the routing guide on the palm rest assembly.   4. Replace the palm rest assembly (see Replacing the Palm Rest Assembly).   5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).

  • Page 39: Removing The Speaker, Replacing The Speaker

      Replacing the Speaker 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 40

    1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Place the speaker on the computer base and connect the speaker cable to the connector on the system board.   3. Replace the two screws that secure the speaker to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 41: Removing The Support Brackets

      Replacing the Support Brackets 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

    2. Using the alignment post, place left and right support brackets on the computer base.   3. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   4. Replace the middle cover (see Replacing the Middle Cover).   5. Replace the memory module (see Replacing the Memory Module).

  • Page 43: 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 44: Replacing The System Board

    1 AC adapter cable connector 2 system board 3 I/O board cable connector 4 status lights board cable connector 5 I/O board cable grounding screw 6 screw   14. Remove the speaker (see Removing the Speaker).   15. Remove the screw that secures the system board to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 45: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

      15. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).   16. Replace any card removed from the Media Card reader slot.   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

    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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