Dell Precision M4300 Service Manual

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Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual
Internal Card with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Memory
FCM (Flash Cache Module)
Coin-Cell Battery
Keyboard
Communications Cards
PC Card Reader
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE:
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Precision are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell
under license.
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.
Model PP04X
June 2007 Rev. A00
Fan
Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Base
Modem
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors

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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Precision 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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    Back to Contents Page   Base Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 3: Battery Latch

    Back to Contents Page   Battery Latch Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 4: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. NOTICE: 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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    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). NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   Internal Card with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 7: Using Cards, Card Types, Card Blanks, Extended Cards, Installing A Pc Card Or Expresscard

    Back to Contents Page   Using Cards Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual   Card Types   Card Blanks   Extended Cards   Installing a PC Card or ExpressCard   Removing a Card or Blank  Card Types CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 8: Removing A Card Or Blank

    The computer recognizes most cards and automatically loads the appropriate device driver. If the configuration program tells you to load the manufacturer's drivers, use the floppy disk or CD that came with the PC Card.   ExpressCard   1. Hold the card with its orientation symbol pointing into the slot and the top side of the card facing up. The latch may need to be in the "in" position before you insert the card.

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    Back to Contents Page   Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 11: Processor Module, Removing The Processor Module, Installing The Processor Module

    Back to Contents Page   Processor Module Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual   Removing the Processor Module   Installing the Processor Module  Removing the Processor Module CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    NOTICE: A processor module that is not properly seated can result in an intermittent connection or permanent damage to the processor and ZIF socket.   1. Align the pin-1 corner of the processor module so that it points to the triangle on the ZIF socket, and insert the processor module into the ZIF socket. When the processor module is correctly seated, all four corners are aligned at the same height.

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    Back to Contents Page   Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 14: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Display Assembly Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual   Removing the Display Assembly   Removing the Display Bezel   Removing the Display Panel   Installing the Display Panel   Removing the Display Panel Brackets   Removing the Display Latch  Removing the Display Assembly CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 15: Removing The Display Bezel

    M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "D" (2)   10. From the back of the computer, remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws. M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)   11. Turn the computer top-side up and open the display.   12. Lift the display assembly out of the computer base.  Removing the Display Bezel CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 16: Removing The Display Panel, Installing The Display Panel

      5. Starting from the sides of the display panel, use your fingers to separate the bezel from the top cover and lift the bezel away from the top cover.  Removing the Display Panel CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 17: Removing The Display Latch

    display panel display panel side bracket screws (4)   6. Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws from the left display-panel side bracket and lift away the bracket.  Removing the Display Latch CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page   Fan Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page   FCM (Flash Cache Module) Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    FCM card NOTICE: When installing this card, ensure that the two antenna cables are not under the card. The antenna cables are designed to lie across the top of the FCM card and into the protective sleeve. Installing the card on top of these antenna cables may cause damage to your computer. Also, do not install the FCM card in the WLAN card connector.

  • Page 22: Flashing The Bios, Flashing The Bios From A Cd

    1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached.   2. Turn on the computer.   3. Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com.   4. Click Download Now to download the file.  ...

  • Page 23: 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. To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay:  ...

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      6. Slide the new hard drive into the bay and into the connector until it is fully seated.   7. Replace the two M3 x 3-mm hard drive screws. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 25: Hinge Cover

    Back to Contents Page   Hinge Cover Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

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    If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module.

  • Page 28

    8. Replace the hinge cover (Hinge Cover).   9. Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet.   10. Turn on the computer. As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information.  In the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system, right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. Click PropertiesÆ General.

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    NOTE: If the memory module is not installed properly, the computer may not boot properly. No error message indicates this failure.   5. Ground yourself and install the new memory module: a.  Align the notch in the module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot. b.

  • Page 30: Wireless Cards

    Back to Contents Page   Communications Cards Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual   Wireless Cards   Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card (optional)  Wireless Cards If you ordered a wireless LAN or WAN card with your computer, the card is already installed. CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    WLAN card metal securing brackets (2) c.  Lift the card out of its connector. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card. NOTICE: Do not insert a WWAN (Mobile Broadband) network card into the WLAN card slot. NOTE: The WLAN card may have two or three connectors, depending on the type of card you ordered.

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    WWAN card metal securing brackets (2) c.  Lift the card out of its connector. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.   6. Install the card: NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mobile Broadband card, never place cables on top of or under the card.

  • Page 34

    Back to Contents Page   Modem Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, see the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 35: Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    NOTICE: When replacing the palm rest, ensure the cable for the internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology is properly placed on top of the palm rest to avoid damaging the cable. Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Back to Contents Page   PC Card Reader Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 38: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Back to Contents Page   Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual   USB Connector   Video Connector   S-Video TV-Out Connector   Serial Connector  USB Connector     Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+  Video Connector         Signal Signal CRT_R 9 CRT_G 10 CRT_B 11 MONITOR_DETECT–...

  • Page 39: Serial Connector

      S-Video     Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L  Serial Connector         Signal Signal RXDA TXDA     Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 40: System Board, Removing The System Board

    Back to Contents Page   System Board Dell™ Precision™ M4300  Service Manual   Removing the System Board   Installing the System Board  Removing the System Board CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

  • Page 41: Installing The System Board

      16. Lift the system board out and away from the base.  Installing the System Board   1. Perform all the steps in Removing the System Board in reverse order. NOTE: When installing the system board, ensure that you align the wireless switch on the base with the switch on the system board. wireless switch  ...

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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Precision 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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