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Inspiron 17/17R
Owner's Manual
Computer model: Inspiron 3721/5721/3737/5737
Regulatory model: P17E
Regulatory type: P17E001/P17E002

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   Summary of Contents for Dell Inspiron 17R 5737

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    Inspiron 17/17R Owner’s Manual Computer model: Inspiron 3721/5721/3737/5737 Regulatory model: P17E Regulatory type: P17E001/P17E002...

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    , and the Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries; ® Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. 2013 - 06 Rev. A00...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Working Inside Your Computer ..Before You Begin ......Recommended Tools .

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    Removing the Memory Module(s) ... . . Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Removing the I/O Board ....Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Removing the Speakers ..... Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Removing the Camera Module ....Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Contents...

  • Page 9: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Before Working Inside Your Computer Before You Begin CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer. Save and close all open files, exit all open programs, and turn off your computer. •...

  • Page 10: Safety Instructions

    For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the power source.

  • Page 11: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After Working Inside Your Computer CAUTION: Leaving stray or loose screws inside your computer may severely damage your computer. Replace all screws and make sure that no stray screws remain inside your computer. Connect any cables, peripherals, and any other part(s) you removed before working on your computer.

  • Page 12: Removing The Battery

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Close the display and turn the computer over.

  • Page 13: Replacing The Battery

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the tabs on the battery with the slots on the battery bay and snap the battery into place.

  • Page 14: Removing The Optical Drive

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

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    Remove the screw that secures the optical-drive bracket to the optical-drive assembly and remove the optical-drive bracket. Carefully pull the optical-drive bezel and remove it from the optical drive. optical-drive bezel optical drive screw optical-drive bracket Removing the Optical Drive...

  • Page 16: Replacing The Optical Drive

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the tabs on the optical-drive bezel with the slots on the optical drive and snap the optical-drive bezel into place.

  • Page 17: Removing The Keyboard

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

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    Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm rest. Lift the connector latch and disconnect the keyboard cable from the keyboard-cable connector. Lift the keyboard off the palm rest. keyboard cable connector latch keyboard palm rest Removing the Keyboard...

  • Page 19: Replacing The Keyboard

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the keyboard cable into the keyboard-cable connector and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable.

  • Page 20: Removing The Base Cover

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 21: Replacing The Base Cover

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the tabs on the base cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the base cover into place.

  • Page 22: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 23: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module connector.

  • Page 24: Prerequisites

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is in Sleep or On state.

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    Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive. Using the pull-tab, lift the hard-drive bracket off the hard drive. hard drive screws (4) hard-drive bracket Removing the Hard Drive...

  • Page 26: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

  • Page 27: Prerequisites

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Removing the coin-cell battery resets the BIOS settings to default. It is recommended that you note the BIOS settings before removing the coin-cell battery.

  • Page 28: Procedure

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The battery may explode if installed incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 29: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

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    Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible. Lift the connector latches and, using the pull-tabs, disconnect the power-button cable and touchpad cable from the system board. power-button cable pull-tabs (2) connector latches (2) touchpad cable Removing the Palm Rest...

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    Remove the screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base. Using a plastic scribe, gently lift and release the tabs on the palm rest from the slots on the computer base. CAUTION: Separate the palm rest from the display assembly carefully to avoid damage to the display assembly.

  • Page 32: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the palm rest to the computer base.

  • Page 33: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

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    Slide and remove the wireless mini-card out of the mini-card connector. wireless mini-card mini-card connector Removing the Wireless Mini-Card...

  • Page 35: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure CAUTION: To avoid damage to the wireless mini-card, make sure that no cables are placed under the wireless mini-card.

  • Page 36: Removing The I/o Board

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 37: Procedure

    "Before Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. Procedure Use the alignment posts on the computer base to place the I/O board in position.

  • Page 38: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/ regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in system setup after you replace the system board.

  • Page 39: Procedure

    Procedure Disconnect the power-adapter-port cable and the speaker cable from the system board. Peel off the Mylar sleeve from the system board. power-adapter-port cable Mylar sleeve speaker cable Removing the System Board...

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    Peel off the tape that secures the display cable to the system board and disconnect the display cable from the system board. Lift the connector latch and, using the pull-tab, disconnect the I/O-board cable from the system board. display cable tape pull-tab I/O-board cable...

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    Remove the screws that secure the system board to the computer base. Lift the system-board assembly at an angle and release the system-board ports from the slots on the computer base. Lift the system-board assembly off the computer base. screws (5) system-board assembly Turn the system-board assembly over.

  • Page 42: Procedure

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in the system setup after you replace the system board.

  • Page 43: Postrequisites

    Postrequisites Replace the wireless mini-card. See "Replacing the Wireless Mini-Card" on page 35. Replace the palm rest. See "Replacing the Palm Rest" on page 32. Replace the keyboard. See "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 19. Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 5 in "Replacing the Hard Drive" on page 26.

  • Page 44: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 45: Procedure

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the fan on the system board and replace the screw that secures the fan to the system board.

  • Page 46: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 47: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Clean the thermal grease from the bottom of the heat sink and reapply it.

  • Page 48: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 49: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the hard-drive interposer board to the system board.

  • Page 50: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 51: Procedure

    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the speakers to the computer base. Note the speaker-cable routing and remove the cable from its routing guides. Lift the speakers, along with the speaker cable, off the computer base. screws (4) speakers (2) speaker cable Removing the Speakers...

  • Page 52: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Using the alignment posts on the computer base, place the speakers in position.

  • Page 53: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 54: Procedure

    Procedure Note the antenna-cable routing and remove the cable from its routing guides. Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base. Lift the display assembly off the computer base. display assembly screws (9) routing guides Removing the Display Assembly...

  • Page 55: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the display assembly on the computer base and align the screw holes on the display assembly with the screw holes on the computer base.

  • Page 56: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 57: Procedure

    Procedure Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel. Remove the display bezel off the display back-cover. display bezel Removing the Display Bezel...

  • Page 58: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the display bezel with the display back-cover, and gently snap the display bezel into place.

  • Page 59: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 60: Procedure

    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the display back-cover. Lift the display hinges off the display back-cover. screws (2) display hinges (2) display back-cover Removing the Display Hinges...

  • Page 61: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the display hinges with the screw holes on the display back-cover.

  • Page 62: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 63

    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the display back-cover. Gently lift the display panel and turn it over. display panel screws (12) display back-cover Peel off the tape adhered over the display cable. Disconnect the display cable from the display panel. display cable display panel tape...

  • Page 64: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the display cable to the display panel and adhere the tape that secures the display cable.

  • Page 65: Removing The Camera Module

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 66: Procedure

    Procedure Disconnect the camera cable from the camera module. Remove the screw that secures the camera module to the display back-cover. Lift the camera module off the display back-cover. screw camera module display back-cover camera cable Removing the Camera Module...

  • Page 67: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Using the alignment posts on the display back-cover, place the camera module in position.

  • Page 68: Prerequisites

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the battery. See "Removing the Battery" on page 12.

  • Page 69: Procedure

    Procedure Note the routing of the power-adapter port cable and remove it from the routing guides on the computer base. Lift the power-adapter port, along with its cable, off the computer base. power-adapter port cable power-adapter port routing guides Removing the Power-Adapter Port...

  • Page 70: Procedure

    Computer" on page 9. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 11. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the power-adapter port into position.

  • Page 71: Flashing The Bios

    You may need to flash (update) the BIOS when an update is available or when you replace the system board. To flash the BIOS: Turn on the computer. Go to dell.com/support. If you have your computer's Service Tag, type your computer's Service Tag and click Submit.

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