Dell Inspiron 7500 Replacement Manual

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    Dell™ Inspiron™ 7500 REMOVING AND REPLACING PARTS ™ www.dell.com support.dell.com...

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    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 Computer Corporation disclaims any propri- etary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Precautionary Measures ..........1 Recommended Tools .

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    Latch Assembly Removal ..........46 Display Assembly and Display Assembly Component Removal.

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    Figure 38. Display Assembly Removal ....... . . 47 Figure 39. Front Bezel Removal .

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    Table 1. Screw Identification and Location ......11...

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    Figure 1. AC Adapter ..........2 Figure 2.

  • Page 10: Precautionary Measures

    I/O panel. Turn off the computer and any attached peripherals. Disconnect the computer and any attached peripherals from electrical out- lets to reduce the potential for personal injury or shock. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    AC adapter cable AC adapter connector If the computer is connected to a port replicator (see Figure 2), pull both release handles on the sides of the replicator to undock the computer. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 12: Figure 2. Port Replicator

    Unlock the latch lock on the bottom of the computer by flipping it toward the back of the computer. Slide the latch release in the direction of the arrow. Keep holding the latch release with one hand while pulling the battery out of the compartment with the other. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 13: Figure 3. Battery Compartment

    Press the eject button again until it is flush with the computer casing. Grasp the end of the card, and pull it completely from the slot. To remove PC Cards from the bottom connector, follow the same procedure. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 14: Figure 4. Pc Card Removal, Figure 5. Hard-disk Drive Assembly Removal

    NOTICE: Handle the hard-disk drive gently and don’t bump or drop the drive. Rough handling of the drive could induce failure or loss of data. Figure 5. Hard-Disk Drive Assembly Removal Hard-disk drive Hinge Captive screws (2) support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 15: Figure 6. Memory Module Covers

    Carefully spread apart the inner metal tabs of the memory module socket to dis- engage the module from the socket. The module should pop up slightly. Then pull the memory module out of the socket. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 16: Figure 7. Memory Modules

    Figure 7. Memory Modules Slot 1 Memory module Slot 2 support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 17: Figure 8. Video Card Removal

    Inspect the two thermal pads on the bottom of the system board and replace them if necessary. bottom of computer Figure 8. Video Card Removal 3-mm screws (2) Video card Video card connectors (2) Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 18: Recommended Tools, Figure 9. Media Bay Module Removal

    Recommended Tools NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform the following procedures for removing and replacing parts. The warranty on the com- puter becomes void if anyone other than a certified technician performs these procedures. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 19: Screw Identification And Tightening

    Dell suggests a soft padded work surface. The Inspiron 7500 contains many screws of various sizes. To help keep track of the screws, use a tackle or pill box as a storage device. Use Table 1 as a location template to store the screws during disassembly.

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    RJ-11 card System board PC Card cage Audio thermal shield 1X K-head, M2.5x4L 3X K-head, M2.5x4L 1X K-head, M2.5x4L 1X binding head, M2.5x10L 4X pan head, M2x18L Latch assembly 1X K-head, M2.5x4L 2X K-head, M2.5x4L support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 21: Exploded View Of Computer, Figure 10. Computer Components

    Exploded View of Computer Figure 10. Computer Components Hard-disk drive Battery Combo module Thermal shield Keyboard Display assembly Hinge covers Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 22: Exploded View Of 15-inch Xga Display Assembly, Figure 11. 15-inch Xga Display Components

    Exploded View of 15-Inch XGA Display Assembly Figure 11. 15-Inch XGA Display Components LCD panel Hinges (2) CCFL cable Inverter board Carrier tray Front bezel Back cover support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 23: Exploded View Of 15-inch Sxga+ Display Assembly, Figure 12. 15-inch Sxga+ Display Components

    Exploded View of 15-Inch SXGA+ Display Assembly Figure 12. 15-Inch SXGA+ Display Components LCD panel Back cover CCFL cable Hinges (2) Carrier tray Inverter board Display locking tab Front bezel Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 24: Exploded View Of 15.4-inch Sxga Display Assembly, Figure 13. 15.4-inch Sxga Display Components

    Exploded View of 15.4-Inch SXGA Display Assembly Figure 13. 15.4-Inch SXGA Display Components LCD panel CCFL cable Display locking tab support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 25: Hard-disk Drive Disassembly, Figure 14. Hard-disk Drive Components

    Hard-disk drive connector 3-mm screws (4) Hard-disk drive Carrier To remove the hard-disk drive from the carrier, perform the following steps: Remove the hard-disk drive assembly. See step 7 of Precautionary Measures. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 26: Combo Module Disassembly

    DVD-ROM drive with a SuperDisk LS-120 module. The combo module resides in a carrier that slides into the media bay on the left side of the computer. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 27: Figure 15. Combo Module Components

    To remove the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive (see Figure 14) from the plastic car- rier, perform the following steps: Remove the combo module. Remove the two 3-mm screws from the L -shaped bracket. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 28: Figure 16. Side Mounting Bracket Removal

    Figure 15), perform the following steps: Remove the two 2.5-mm screws from the side of the CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive. Remove the side mounting bracket. Figure 16. Side Mounting Bracket Removal Metal shielding carrier (top) Flex cable 3-mm screws (4) Plastic carrier support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Remove the 3-mm screw securing the mounting ear from the diskette drive, and remove the mounting ear. When reassembling the diskette drive, be sure that the bottom of the metal shielding carrier sits inside the groove at the front of the plastic carrier. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 30: Keyboard Removal, Figure 17. Keyboard Components

    To remove the keyboard (see Figure 16), perform the following steps: Turn the computer over and remove the four 20-mm screws from the bottom of the computer. Turn the computer back over and open the display. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 31: Zif Connectors, Figure 18. Zif Connector Release

    Some of the computer’s interface connectors are ZIF connectors. These connectors are not removable; they must be released (see Figure 17) to disconnect a cable from them. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 32: Thermal Shield And Internal Modem Removal

    To ensure a firm connection, make sure the ZIF connector is completely closed. Thermal Shield and Internal Modem Removal The thermal shield (see Figure 18) serves as a heat shield for the system board, as well as an electromagnetic interference (EMI) fence for the processor board. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 33: Figure 19. Thermal Shield/internal Modem Components

    Bring the tool against the front wall of the hinge cover and pull toward the keyboard to loosen the plastic snaps at the back of the hinge cover. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Gently pull the modem card off of connector JP19 on the system board. Do not rock the card to remove it, because this may damage the connectors. Remove the carrier tray by sliding it toward the back of the computer. Remove the modem card from the carrier tray. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 35: Heat Exchanger/fan Removal, Figure 20. Heat Exchanger/fan Components

    To remove the heat exchanger/fan without removing the palmrest assembly, perform the following steps. Remove the two 5-mm screws securing the heat exchanger. Disconnect the fan cable from connector JP17 on the system board. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 36: Processor Board Removal, Figure 21. Processor Board Components

    JP17 on the system board; if you have an internal modem, there is an identical connector (JP2) next to JP17 . The modem connector is color-coded red. Processor Board Removal Figure 21. Processor Board Components Processor board 5-mm screws (3) support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 37: Lcd Removal, Figure 22. Lcd Components

    Press down on the left side of the board over the system board con- nector. This is the best spot to apply pressure to seat the processor correctly on connector JP15. LCD Removal Figure 22. LCD Components LCD wire harness Connector JP3 Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Use a dental pick or flat-blade screwdriver to pry up each end of the connector to release it. Close the display. Remove the four 6-mm screws that secure the two hinges to the hinge saddle extensions. Unlatch the display and lift the assembly off the computer base. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 39: Palmrest Component Assembly, Figure 23. Exploded View Of Palmrest Assembly

    Palmrest Component Assembly Figure 23. Exploded View of Palmrest Assembly Display latch Touch pad Touch pad bracket Right speaker Hard-disk drive heat shield Touch pad button board Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Left speaker cover Speakers (2) Speaker wiring harness Display latch Palmrest IR board support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 41: Palmrest Assembly Removal, Figure 24. Palmrest Assembly Components

    Palmrest Assembly Removal Figure 24. Palmrest Assembly Components LED cable 6-mm screws (4) LED connector DC-DC board Battery bay Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Start at the back right of the computer and move forward around the computer. Carefully lift the palmrest assembly up and pull it forward to unsnap the hidden tabs spaced around the sides and along the top of the MegaBay and media bay. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 43: Palmrest Assembly Component Removal, Ir Board Removal, Figure 25. Ir Board Components

    To remove the IR board (see Figure 24), perform the following steps: Remove the two 4-mm screws securing the IR board. Disconnect the IR cable from connector JP2 on the IR board. Remove the IR board. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 44: Touch Pad Assembly Removal, Figure 26. Touch Pad, Figure 27. Touch Pad Assembly Components

    Touch Pad Assembly Removal Figure 26. Touch Pad Figure 27. Touch Pad Assembly Components Touch pad bracket 4-mm screws (4) support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Remove the four 4-mm screws securing the touch pad bracket. Remove the touch pad bracket. Remove the touch pad. The touch pad buttons are heat-staked into the palmrest assembly and are not removable. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 46: Hard-disk Drive Heat Shield Removal, Figure 28. Hard-disk Drive Heat Shield Components

    To remove the hard-disk drive heat shield (see Figure 27), perform the fol- lowing steps: Place the palmrest assembly face down. Remove the five 4-mm screws securing the hard-disk drive heat shield. Remove the hard-disk drive heat shield. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 47: Speaker Removal, Figure 29. Speaker Components

    NOTE: Before removing the speaker cables and wire harness, be sure to note their routing through the slots and pins so you can correctly reinstall the components. Remove the left speaker cover, speaker, and speaker cable. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 48: Pc Card Heat Sink Removal, Figure 30. Pc Card Heat Sink Components

    When reinstalling the speakers, be especially careful to route the speaker cables and speaker wire harness through the appropriate slots and pins. PC Card Heat Sink Removal Figure 30. PC Card Heat Sink Components PC card heat sink 4-mm screws (2) support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 49: Dc-dc Board Removal, Figure 31. Dc-dc Board

    To remove the DC-DC board (see Figure 30), gently pull the DC-DC board off of con- nectors JP11 and JP16 on the system board. Do not rock the board to remove it, because this may damage the connectors. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 50: Hinge Saddle Removal, Figure 32. Hinge Saddle Components

    Hinge Saddle Removal Figure 32. Hinge Saddle Components 4-mm screws 4-mm screws 6-mm screw (1) 20-mm screws (2) 10-mm screws Right hinge saddle LED cable Plastic frame Left hinge saddle support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 51: Rj-11 Card Removal, Figure 33. Rj-11 Card Components

    Disconnect the LED cable from connector J6 on the system board. Remove the 6-mm screw from the plastic frame, remove any tape, and remove the plastic frame. RJ-11 Card Removal Figure 33. RJ-11 Card Components 4-mm screw RJ-11 card Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 52: System Board Removal, Figure 34. System Board Components

    This procedure assumes that you have removed the PC Card heat sink and hinge sad- dles. To remove the system board (see Figure 33), perform the following steps: Remove the three 4-mm screws from the bottom of the computer. Remove the system board from the bottom case. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 53: Pc Card Cage Removal, Figure 35. Pc Card Cage Components

    Remove the four 18-mm screws securing the PC Card cage to the system board. Use a support for the system board to prevent the board from flexing when the card cage screws are removed. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 54: Audio Card And Audio Thermal Shield Removal, Figure 36. Audio Card/thermal Shield Components

    Gently pull the audio card off of connectors JP12 and JP13 on the system board. Do not rock the card to remove it, because this may damage the connectors. Remove the 10-mm screw securing the audio thermal shield, and then remove the shield. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 55: Latch Assembly Removal, Figure 37. Latch Assembly Components

    Remove the LED board. Remove the two 4-mm screws holding the latch cover for the MegaBay and media bay. Remove the latch cover. Remove the center lock over the two latches with springs. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 56: Display Assembly And Display Assembly Component Removal, Figure 38. Display Assembly Removal

    Be careful not to lose the small springs. Display Assembly and Display Assembly Component Removal Figure 38. Display Assembly Removal LCD wire harness Connector JP3 Hinge saddles (2) Hinges (2) 6-mm screws (4) Left saddle hinge support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 57: Display Assembly Component Removal, Figure 39. Front Bezel Removal

    To remove the front bezel (see Figure 38), perform the following steps: Use a dental pick to pry the rubber screw covers off of the bottom two screws and the rubber bumpers off of the top two screws. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 58: Inch Lcd Panel Removal

    With all screws removed, lift the LCD panel out and disconnect the inverter wire from the inverter board. Detach the LCD wire harness from connector CN2 on the right side of the inverter board. Carefully remove the grounding tape between the inverter board and the LCD panel. support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Remove the two 2.5-mm screws securing the inverter board to the back cover. Remove the inverter board from the back cover. To reassemble, perform the steps in reverse order. Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

  • Page 60: Exploded View Of Base Assembly, Figure 40. Base Assembly Components

    Exploded View of Base Assembly Figure 40. Base Assembly Components DC-DC board Heat exchanger/fan Right hinge saddle extension support.dell.com Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Plastic base Latch assembly LED board Modem shield Modem card Bracket Audio card Audio thermal shield Left hinge saddle Left hinge saddle extension Audio bezel PC card cage PC card heat sink Dell Inspiron 7500 — Removing and Replacing Parts...

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    Dell Information Development Postscript Imaging Specs JOB TITLE: Dell Inspiron 7500 Removig and Replacig Parts s:\systems\sydney\parts LANGUAGES: English PART NUMBER: 679DC Rev. A00 Checked Empact:Currently at X00 PREPARED BY: Gloria Salinas CONTACT: Donna Moore 512-728-3439 EMAIL ADDRESS: Donna_Moore@dell.com VENDOR: Copyright...

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    This document follows the Tech Booklet X Format. the vendor: For more information, please refer to the Multilanguage Document Tech Sheet and Tech Booklet Format Guidelines and Examples Booklet. For questions or problems with files contact: Donna Moore - Graphic Development Dell Computer Corporation (512) 728-3439...

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