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Dell Latitude E7440
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: P40G
Regulatory Type: P40G001

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   Summary of Contents for Dell Latitude E7440

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    Dell Latitude E7440 Owner's Manual Regulatory Model: P40G Regulatory Type: P40G001...

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    CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. © 2013 Dell Inc. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the Dell logo, Dell Boomi , Dell Precision , OptiPlex...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Working on Your Computer....................... 5 ........................5 Before Working Inside Your Computer ............................6 Turning Off Your Computer ........................7 After Working Inside Your Computer 2 Removing and Installing Components..................9 ..............................9 Recommended Tools ..............................9 System Overview ......................9 Inside View —...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Assigning a System Password and Setup Password ..............57 Deleting or Changing an Existing System and/or Setup Password 5 Diagnostics..........................59 ................59 Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) Diagnostics ............................... 59 Device Status Lights .............................. 60 Battery Status Lights 6 Specifications..........................61 7 Contacting Dell.......................... 67...

  • Page 5: Working On Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.

  • Page 6: Turning Off Your Computer

    Close the display and turn the computer upside-down on a flat work surface. NOTE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the computer. Remove the main battery. Turn the computer top-side up. Open the display.

  • Page 7: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any external devices, cards, and cables before turning on your computer. 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.

  • Page 9: Removing And Installing Components, Recommended Tools, System Overview

    Removing and Installing Components This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer. Recommended Tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools: • Small flat-blade screwdriver • Phillips screwdriver • Small plastic scribe System Overview Inside View —...

  • Page 10: Removing The Sd Card

    5. storage device 9. heatsink 6. WWAN card 10. system fan 7. WLAN card 8. docking station connector Inside View — Front 1. I/O board 2. speakers 3. system board 4. display assembly Removing the SD Card Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Press in on the SD card to release it from the computer.

  • Page 11: Installing The Sd Card, Removing The Battery

    Installing the SD Card Slide the SD card into its slot until it clicks into place. After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in Removing the Battery Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Slide the release latch to unlock the battery. Remove the battery from the computer.

  • Page 12: Installing The Battery, Removing The Base Cover

    Installing the Battery Slide the battery into its slot until it clicks into place. After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in Removing the Base Cover Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the battery. Remove the screws that secure the base cover to the computer.

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    Lift the base cover to remove it from the computer.

  • Page 14: Installing The Base Cover, Removing The Hard Drive

    Installing the Base Cover Place the base cover to align with the screw holes correctly on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the base cover to the computer. Install the battery. After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Hard Drive Before Working Inside Your Computer .

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    Lift the hard-drive cage from the computer. Disconnect the hard-drive cable that secures the hard drive to the hard-drive cage. Remove the screw that secures the hard-drive to the hard-drive cage and lift the hard drive from the hard-drive cage.

  • Page 16: Installing The Hard Drive, Removing The Keyboard Trim, Installing The Keyboard Trim

    Installing the Hard Drive Slide the hard-drive in its slot in the computer. Tighten the screw that secures the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive. Connect the hard drive cable to the hard-drive cage. Place the hard-drive bracket and tighten the screw to secure the hard drive cage to the computer. Connect the hard-drive cage cable to the computer.

  • Page 17: Removing The Keyboard

    Install the battery. After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in Removing the Keyboard Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove: a) battery b) base cover c) keyboard trim Remove the screws and lift the battery bay of the computer. Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration: a) Lift the keyboard-backlight cable latch [1].

  • Page 18: Installing The Keyboard

    Flip the computer and remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the computer. Lift the keyboard from the computer. Installing the Keyboard Connect the keyboard cable and secure it to the keyboard using the tape. Connect the keyboard cable to the system board. Slide the keyboard into its compartment and ensure that it clicks into place.

  • Page 19: Removing The Wlan Card, Installing The Wlan Card, Removing The Msata Ssd Card

    c) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the WLAN Card Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove: a) battery b) base cover Disconnect the antenna cables from the WLAN card and remove the screw that secures the WLAN card to the computer.

  • Page 20: Installing The Msata Ssd Card, Removing The Memory Module, Installing The Memory Module

    Installing the mSATA SSD Card Place the mSATA SSD card in its slot in the computer. Tighten the screw to secure the mSATA SSD card to the computer. Install: a) base cover b) SD card c) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Memory Module Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 21: Installing The Coin-cell Battery, Removing The Palmrest

    Installing the Coin-Cell Battery Place the coin-cell battery in its slot. Connect the coin-cell battery cable. Install: a) base cover b) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Palmrest Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove: a) SD card...

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    Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration: a) Lift the latches [1]. b) Disconnect LED-board, touchpad and power LED cables from the computer. [2].

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    Lift up the palmrest away from the computer.

  • Page 24: Installing The Palmrest

    Installing the Palmrest Align the palm rest assembly to its original position in the computer and snap it into place. Connect the following cables to the system board: a) power LED cable b) touchpad cable c) LED-board cable Tighten the screws to secure the palmrest assembly to the front of the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the palmrest assembly to the base of the computer.

  • Page 25: Removing The Speakers

    Removing the Speakers Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove: a) SD card b) battery c) base cover d) hard drive e) keyboard trim f) keyboard g) palmrest Perform the following steps as shown in the illustration: a) Remove the screws that secure the speakers to the computer.

  • Page 26: Installing The Speakers, Removing The Display-hinge Cover

    Installing the Speakers Align the speakers to their original position and tighten the screws to secure the speakers to the computer. Route the speaker cable on the computer and connect it to the system board. Install: a) palmrest b) keyboard c) keyboard trim d) hard drive e) base cover...

  • Page 27: Installing The Display-hinge Cover, Removing The Display Assembly

    Installing the Display-Hinge Cover Place the display-hinge cover and tighten the screws to secure the display-hinge cover to the computer. Install battery. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer . Removing the Display Assembly Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove: a) battery...

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    Disconnect the LVDS and camera cable from the system board. Disconnect the antenna cables from the wireless solution.

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    Unroute the cables from the slot.

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    Remove the screw and pull the antenna cables from the holes on the base chassis that secure the display assembly to the computer.

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    Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer and lift the display assembly from the computer.

  • Page 32: Installing The Display Assembly, Removing The System Fan

    Installing the Display Assembly Insert the LVDS and wireless antenna cables through the holes on the base chassis and connect them. Place the display assembly onto the computer. Tighten the screws on both sides to secure the display assembly. Route the antenna and the LVDS cables through the routing channel. Connect the LVDS and camera cable to the computer.

  • Page 33: Installing The System Fan, Removing The Heatsink

    a) battery b) SD card c) base cover Disconnect the system fan cable. Remove the screws that secure the system fan to the computer and remove the system fan from the computer. Installing the System Fan Align the system fan in its place on the system board. Tighten the screws that secure the system fan to the computer.

  • Page 34: Installing The Heatsink, Removing The System Board

    Installing the Heatsink Place the heatsink into its original position on the system board. Tighten the screws to secure the heatsink to the system board. Install: a) system board b) display assembly c) display-hinge cover d) speaker e) palmrest f) keyboard g) keyboard trim h) hard drive base cover...

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    b) Disconnect the cable from the system board [2]. c) Disconnect the speaker cable from system board [3]. Remove the screws that secure the system board to the computer. Lift the left edge of system board partially to a 45-degree angle.

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    Remove the system board from the computer.

  • Page 37: Installing The System Board

    Installing the System Board Align the system board in its place on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the system board. Connect the following cables to the system board: a) speaker b) I/O cable Install: a) display assembly b) display-hinge cover c) speaker d) palmrest e) keyboard...

  • Page 38: Removing The Power Connector, Installing The Power Connector, Removing The I/o Board

    Removing the Power Connector Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove: a) SD card b) battery c) base cover d) keyboard e) palmrest f) system fan g) heatsink h) speakers Disconnect the power-connector cable from the system board remove the screw that secures to the computer. Remove the power connector.

  • Page 39: Installing The I/o Board

    a) SD card b) battery c) base cover d) hard drive e) keyboard trim f) keyboard g) palmrest h) speaker display-hinge cover display assembly k) system board Disconnect the I/O cable from the system board remove the screw that secures the I/O board to the computer. Remove the I/O board from the computer.

  • Page 40: Removing The Display Bezel, Installing The Display Bezel, Removing The Display Panel

    Removing the Display Bezel Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the battery. Pry the edges of the display bezel. Remove the display bezel from the display assembly. Installing the Display Bezel Align the display bezel in place and snap it in place. Align the hinge covers on display assembly and snap it in place.

  • Page 41: Installing The Display Panel, Removing The Camera

    b) Disconnect the LVDS cable from the display panel [2]. c) Remove the display panel from the display assembly [3]. Installing the Display Panel Connect the display cable (LVDS cable) to its connector on the display panel. Place the display panel to its original position on the display assembly. Tighten the screws to secure the display panel to the display assembly.

  • Page 42: Installing The Camera

    Installing the Camera Install the camera into its slot on the display panel. Connect the camera cable to the camera. Install: a) display assembly b) display bezel c) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 43: Docking Port Information

    Docking Port Information The docking port is used for connecting the laptop to a docking station (optional). 1. Docking Port...

  • Page 45: Boot Sequence, Navigation Keys, System Setup

    Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the System Setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a specific device (for example: optical drive or hard drive). During the Power-on Self Test (POST), when the Dell logo appears, you can: •...

  • Page 46: System Setup Options

    Keys Navigation <F1> Displays the System Setup help file. System Setup Options NOTE: Depending on your computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not appear. Table 2. General Option Description System Information This section lists the primary hardware features of your computer.

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    Option Description • Enable Legacy Option ROMs — This option is disabled by default. Date/Time Allows you to set the date and time. Table 3. System Configuration Option Description Integrated NIC Allows you to configure the integrated network controller. The options are: •...

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    Option Description • SATA-0 • SATA-1 • SATA-2 • SATA-3 Default Setting: All drives are enabled. SMART Reporting This field controls if the hard drive errors for the integrated drives are reported during system startup. This technology is part of the SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) specification.

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    Option Description • Enable Microphone • Enable Hard Drive Free Fall Protection • Enable Camera • Enable Media Card • Disable Media Card Default Setting: All devices are enabled Table 4. Video Option Description LCD Brightness Allows you to set the display brightness depending up on the power source (On Battery and On AC).

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    Option Description Password Change Allows you to enable the disable permission to the System and Hard Drive passwords when the admin password is set. Default Setting: Allow Non-Admin Password Changes is not selected Non-Admin Setup Changes Allows you to determine whether changes to setup option are permitted when an administrator password is set.

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    If you enable the Custom Mode, the relevant options for PK, KEK, db, and dbx appear. The options are: • Save to File- Saves the key to a user-selected file • Replace from File- Replaces the current key with a key from a user- selected file •...

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    Option Description The Rapid Start Timer value can be configure to put the system into Rapid State as per requirement. Table 8. Power Management Option Description AC Behavior Allows the computer to power-on automatically, when AC adapter is plugged. The option is disabled.

  • Page 53: Post Behavior Table

    Option Description Advanced Battery Charge Allows batteries in the system in Advanced Battery Charge Mode to maximize Configuration battery health. This uses standard charging algorithm and other techniques during non-work hours to maximize battery health • Enable Advanced Battery Charge Mode(Disabled) Primary Battery Configuration Allows you to define how to use the battery charge, when AC is plugged in.

  • Page 54: Wireless Table, Virtualization Support Table

    Option Description Numlock Enable Specifies if the NumLock function can be enabled when the computer boots. This option is enabled by default. • Enable Numlock Fn Key Emulation Allows you to match the <Scroll Lock> key feature of PS-2 keyboard with the <Fn> key feature in an internal keyboard.

  • Page 55: Updating The Bios

    Restart the computer. Go to dell.com/support. If you have your computer's Service Tag or Express Service Code: NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag? NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect Service Tag.

  • Page 56: System And Setup Password, Assigning A System Password And Setup Password

    The File Download window appears. 12. Click Save to save the file on your computer. 13. Click Run to install the updated BIOS settings on your computer. Follow the instructions on the screen. System and Setup Password You can create a system password and a setup password to secure your computer. Password Type Description System password...

  • Page 57: Deleting Or Changing An Existing System And/or Setup Password

    The computer reboots. Deleting or Changing an Existing System and/or Setup Password Ensure that the Password Status is Unlocked (in the System Setup) before attempting to delete or change the existing System and/or Setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or Setup password, if the Password Status is Locked.

  • Page 59: Device Status Lights, Diagnostics, Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment (epsa) Diagnostics

    Diagnostics If you experience a problem with your computer, run the ePSA diagnostics before contacting Dell for technical assistance. The purpose of running diagnostics is to test your computer's hardware without requiring additional equipment or risking data loss. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, service and support personnel can use the diagnostics results to help you solve the problem.

  • Page 60: Battery Status Lights

    Memory failed to initialize or memory is unsupported. Battery Status Lights If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the battery light operates as follows: Alternately An unauthenticated or unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop. blinking amber light and white light Alternately Temporary battery failure with AC adapter present.

  • Page 61: Specifications

    For comprehensive specification of your computer go to Specifications’ section in your Owner’s Manual available on the support site at dell.com/support. For more information about the configuration of your computer, go to Help and Support in your Windows operating system and select the option to view information about your computer.

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    Feature Specification Stereo conversion 24-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog) Interface: Internal high-definition audio External microphone-in, stereo headphones, and headset combo connector Speakers Internal speaker amplifier 1 W (RMS) per channel Volume controls hot keys Table 20. Video Feature Specification Type integrated on system board Controller: Intel HD Graphics 4600 Discrete...

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    Table 23. Ports and Connectors Features Specification Audio one microphone/stereo headphone/speakers connector Video Mini DisplayPort connector and 19-pin HDMI connector Network adapter RJ-45 connector USB 3.0 two USB 3.0 compliant connectors and one eSATA/USB 3.0 compliant connector Memory card reader Support upto SD4.0 Micro Subscriber Identity Module (uSIM) card Docking port...

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    Feature Specification Latitude 7240 Latitude 7440 Y-axis 60.8 mm 47 mm Table 27. Battery Feature Specification Type • 3-cell “smart” Lithium ion • 4cell “smart” Lithium ion Dimensions: Latitude 7240 Latitude 7440 3–cell/4–cell Depth 80.75 mm (3.18 inches) 74.75 mm (2.94 inches) Height 7.20 mm (0.28 inch) 8.00 mm (0.31 inch)

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    Feature Specification Dimensions 0.87 x 2.60 x 4.17 inches (22 x 66 x 106 mm) Temperature range: Operating 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Non-Operating –40 °C to 70 °C (–40 °F to 158 °F) Table 29. Physical Feature Latitude 7240 Latitude 7440...

  • Page 67: Contacting Dell

    Contacting Dell NOTE: Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area.

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