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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Computer Corporation is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, Dell TravelLite, Inspiron, AccessDirect, and TrueMobile are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation; Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks; GeForce2 Go is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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    Dell Inspiron 8000 than its own. August 2001 file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LA...%20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/index.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:07:19 AM...

  • Page 4: Power Conservation, Power Conservation Modes, Standby Mode

    Power Conservation : Dell Inspiron 8000 Back to Contents Page Power Conservation Dell™ Inspiron™ 8000 Conservation Tips Power Conservation Modes Power Options Properties Conservation Tips You automatically conserve battery power each time you attach your computer to an electrical outlet. When the AC adapter is attached, the battery is charged while the computer uses AC power.

  • Page 5: Hibernate Mode, Power Options Properties

    Hibernate mode requires a special file on your hard drive with enough disk space to store the contents of the computer memory. Dell creates an appropriately sized hibernate mode file before shipping the computer to you.

  • Page 6: Power Schemes Tab, Alarms Tab, Power Meter Tab, Advanced Tab

    The Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm settings alert you with a message when the battery charge falls below a certain percentage. When you receive your computer, the Lower battery alarm and Critical battery alarm check boxes are selected. Dell recommends that you continue to use these defaults.

  • Page 7: Hibernate Tab

    Power Conservation : Dell Inspiron 8000 Activate hibernate mode (the default for the power button). Shut down Windows and turn off the computer. Choose no action (None). HINT: If you are going to connect your computer to a port replicator, click None when you program the display-close option.

  • Page 8: Solving Problems, Accessing Help Files

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 Back to Contents Page Solving Problems Dell™ Inspiron™ 8000 Accessing Help Files Unexpected Characters Power Problems Drive Problems Start-Up Error Messages Network Problems Video and Display Problems Windows® Error Messages Sound and Speaker Problems...

  • Page 9: Power Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 To access Windows Me Help 1. Click the Start button and then click Help. 2. Type a word or phrase that describes your problem in the Search box and then click Go. 3. Click the topic that describes your problem and then click Display.

  • Page 10: Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    Start-Up Error Messages Operating system not found— Contact Dell for technical assistance. See "Contacting Dell" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer for contact information. Insert bootable media— The operating system is trying to boot to a nonbootable floppy disk or CD.

  • Page 11: Sound And Speaker Problems, Integrated Speakers, External Speakers

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 Eliminate possible interference— Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference. Rotate the computer to face a different direction— Eliminate sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality. Restore the recommended settings—...

  • Page 12: Printer Problems, If You Cannot Print To A Parallel Port Printer

    If you cannot print to a parallel port printer Verify the printer cable connections— Ensure that the printer cable is connected (see "Connecting a Printer" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer). Test the electrical outlet— Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.

  • Page 13: If You Cannot Print To A Usb Printer, Modem Problems

    (Printer Port). Reinstall the printer driver— See "Installing the Printer Driver" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer. If you cannot print to a USB printer Verify the printer cable connections— Ensure that the printer cable is connected correctly.

  • Page 14: Scanner Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 Check the telephone jack— Disconnect the telephone line from the modem and connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone. Connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack— If you have...

  • Page 15: Touch Pad Problems, External Keyboard Problems, Unexpected Characters, Drive Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 Touch Pad Problems Check the touch pad settings— Click the Start button, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click the Mouse icon. Try adjusting the settings. External Keyboard Problems HINT: If you connect an external PS/2 keyboard or keypad to the computer, the numeric keypad on the integrated keyboard is disabled.

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    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 Cannot save files to a floppy disk— Ensure that the floppy disk is not full or write-protected (locked). See the following figure. Test the drive with another floppy disk— Insert another floppy disk to eliminate the possibility that the original floppy disk is defective.

  • Page 17: If You Cannot Play A Dvd Movie, If You Have A Hard Drive Problem

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 If you have one CD in the fixed optical drive and one CD in the media bay drive— Identify which CD is not playing: 1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop. 2. Double-click the drive letter of the device the you are verifying.

  • Page 18: Network Problems

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 Check the hard drive for errors— Windows Me: Click the Start button, point to Programs—> Accessories—> System Tools, and then click ScanDisk. Windows 2000: 1. Double-click the My Computer icon. 2. Right-click the Local Disk icon and then click Properties.

  • Page 19: General Program Problems, A Program Crashes, A Program Stops Responding

    Solving Problems : Dell Inspiron 8000 Not enough memory or resources. Close some programs and try again— You have too many programs open. Close all windows and open the program that you want to use. The file being copied is too large for the destination drive—...

  • Page 20: A Solid Blue Screen Appears, If Your Computer Gets Wet

    Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet.

  • Page 21: If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer

    4. Remove and reinstall the battery. 5. Turn on the computer. If the computer does not turn on, or if you cannot identify the damaged components, contact Dell for technical assistance. See "Contacting Dell" in the Dell Solutions Guide that came with your computer for contact information.

  • Page 22: Resolving Other Technical Problems

    E-mail Dell— Go to http://support.dell.com and then click E-Mail Dell in the Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours.

  • Page 23: System Specifications

    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 Back to Contents Page System Specifications Dell™ Inspiron™ 8000 Microprocessor Keyboard System Information Touch Pad PC Card Track Stick Memory Modem Ports and Connectors Battery Video AC Adapter Audio Environmental Display Fixed Optical Drives...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 PC Card CardBus controller Texas Instruments PCI 4450/4451 CardBus controller PC Card connectors two (supports two Type I or Type II cards or one Type III card) Cards supported 3.3 V and 5 V...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 PS/2 keyboard/mouse 6-pin mini-DIN connector two USB-compliant connectors Infrared sensor compatible with both IrDA Standard 1.1 (Fast IR) and IrDA Standard 1.0 (Serial IR) Docking 200-pin connector for Dell advanced port replicator S-video TV-out...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 External stereo (line-in), microphone-in, headphones/speaker (line-out) Display Type Color Active-Matrix LCD Response time (typical) 50 ms Operating angle 0º (closed) to 180º Panel (typical) 1.3 W Backlight 3.4 W using battery, 4.9 W using...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 Weight 6.5 g (0.23 ounce) ± 0.5 g (0.001 ounce) Power: Supply voltage 5 V ± 0.5 VDC Supply current 25 mA (maximum operating current) for track stick and touch pad combined in accordance with IEC-801-2...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 Depth 88.5 mm (3.48 inches) Height 21.5 mm (0.83 inch) Width 139.0 mm (5.47 inches) Weight 8 cell; 0.39 kg (0.87 lb) Voltage 14.8 VDC Charge time (approximate): Computer on 2.5 hours Computer off...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 Environmental Temperature range: Operating 0º to 35ºC (32º to 95ºF) Storage –40º to 65ºC (–40º to 149ºF) (Note that the battery storage temperature range is –20º to 60ºC [–4º to 140ºF].) Relative humidity (maximum):...

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    System Specifications : Dell Inspiron 8000 Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LA...%20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/specs.htm (8 of 8)6/21/2004 1:07:22 AM...

  • Page 31: Reinstalling Software

    Dell provides software utilities and drivers that help you control certain features of your computer. The utilities and drivers for Dell-installed devices are installed and operative when you receive the computer. If you ever need to reinstall any of these drivers, you can use the Dell Drivers and Utilities CD that came with your computer.

  • Page 32: Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities

    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8000 HINT: For more information on using the operating system installed on your computer by Dell, see the operating system documentation that came with your computer. You can also access system tools and documentation from http://support.dell.com by entering your service tag...

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8000 HINT: If instructed to navigate to the driver files, click the CD directory on the driver information screen to display the files associated with that driver. If no Install button is present, automatic reinstallation is not an option. Click the Extract button to extract the driver files to your hard drive.

  • Page 34: Reinstalling Video Drivers

    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8000 Repeat steps 1–8 if you need to reinstall both drivers. If you are reinstalling a modem, perform the following steps: a. In the Select Other Driver window, look under the Location column for a path containing WINME.

  • Page 35: Reinstalling Audio Drivers

    6. After the files are copied to your hard drive, click Finish to restart your computer. Reinstalling Dell™ AccessDirect™ Drivers Dell AccessDirect drivers allow you to use and customize the AccessDirect button. 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs because you will need to restart your computer at the end of this procedure to complete the reinstallation.

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    6. After the files are copied to your hard drive, click Finish to restart your computer. Reinstalling Dell DualPoint Integrated Pointing Device Drivers Dell DualPoint integrated pointing device drivers and associated utilities allow you to use and customize the integrated touch pad, track stick, and external mouse.

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8000 7. After the files are copied to your hard drive, click Finish to restart your computer. Reinstalling Docking Drivers 1. Dock the computer. For instructions on using the advanced port replicator (APR), see the Advanced Port Replicator User's Guide that came with the computer.

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    6. After the reinstallation is completed, restart your computer to activate the drivers. Reinstalling Dell™ AccessDirect Drivers Dell AccessDirect drivers allow you to use and customize the AccessDirect button. 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs because you will need to restart your computer at the end of this procedure to complete the reinstallation.

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    To prevent conflicts with Windows Me, you must disable any virus protection software installed on your computer before you reinstall Windows. 1. Turn on the computer, and enter the system setup program as directed by a Dell technical support representative.

  • Page 40: Enabling Hibernate Support

    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8000 7. Click OK again. 8. Remove the Operating System CD from the drive, and click OK to restart your computer. The Getting ready to run Windows for the first time window appears. 9. If the mouse tutorial starts, press <Esc> to exit and then press <y>.

  • Page 41: Reinstalling Windows 2000

    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8000 3. Click the Hibernate tab. 4. Ensure that Enable hibernate support is selected, and click Apply. 5. Click OK to close the Control Panel. Reinstalling Windows 2000 1. Insert the Operating System CD into the CD or DVD drive.

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    Reinstalling Software : Dell Inspiron 8000 NOTICE: Make sure that you reinstall the Intel® Chip Set Update Utility driver before you reinstall any other drivers. Enabling Hibernate Support 1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.

  • Page 43: System Setup Program, Standard Settings

    Page 6 displays system security and hard drive password settings. For detailed information on options and settings, download the Dell Inspiron 8000 System Setup Program executable file and save it to your hard drive. Double-click the file to open it, and navigate...

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    Viewing the System Setup Program Pages 1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the Dell™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop.

  • Page 45: Serial Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 Back to Contents Page Ports and Connector Pin-Outs Dell™ Inspiron™ 8000 Serial Connector Parallel Connector PS/2 Connector USB Connectors S-Video TV-Out Connector Video Connector Docking Connector IEEE-1394 Connector Serial Connector Signal RXDA TXDA file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LAP...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/pinouts.htm (1 of 9)6/21/2004 1:07:26 AM...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 Shell N/A Parallel Connector Pin Signal Signal STB#/5V BUSY/MTR# PDO/INDEX# PE/WDATA# PD1/TRK0# SLCT/WGATE# PD2/WP# AFDF# PD3/RDATA# ERROR#HDSEL# PD4/DSKCHG# 16 INIT#/DIR# PD5F SLCT_IN#STEP# PD6F 18-23 GND PD7F ACK#/DRV# file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LAP...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/pinouts.htm (2 of 9)6/21/2004 1:07:26 AM...

  • Page 47: Usb Connectors

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 PS/2 Connector Signal DAT_KBD DAT_SM1 PS2VCC CLK_KBD CLK_SM1 Shell N/A USB Connectors file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LAP...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/pinouts.htm (3 of 9)6/21/2004 1:07:26 AM...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 Pin Signal –Data +Data Ground S-Video TV-Out Connector file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LAP...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/pinouts.htm (4 of 9)6/21/2004 1:07:26 AM...

  • Page 49: Video Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 Pin Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L SPDIF DCMPS-L SPGND Video Connector Signal GREEN BLUE file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LAP...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/pinouts.htm (5 of 9)6/21/2004 1:07:26 AM...

  • Page 50: Docking Connector

    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 CRTVCC M-SEN# DAT_DDC2 HSYNC VSYNC CLK_DDC2 Shell N/A Docking Connector Pin Signal Pin Signal Signal Signal STRB#/5V HSYNC VGA_GRN VSYNC CLK_SPCI VGA_RED DOCKED SAD0 USB_VD1+ VGA_BLU SAD1 USB_VD1- DOCK_SD/ SAD2 MODE D_IRTX...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 USB_VD2- SAD5 DOCKOC1# SPIRQB# SAD6 DOCK_SPKR RUN_ON# SPIRQC# DOCK_MIC DAT_DDC2 SAD7 DOCK_LINE CLK_DDC2 SAD8 DOCK_CDROM DOCK_SCLK SPAR SC/BE0# DOCK_LRCK SPME# SAD9 M_SEN# DOCK_MCLK SAD10 POWER_SW# SSERR# SAD11 QPCIEN# +12V SPERR# SAD12 S1.6M_EN#...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 DOCK_PWR_SRC CTS0 SSTEP# SAD26 RTS0 SDRV1# SAD27 DOCK_+DC_IN DSR0 SAD28 DOCK_+DC_IN SMRT1# SAD29 DOCK_+DC_IN DTR0 SWRDATA# SAD30 DOCK_+DC_IN TXD0# SWGATE# SAD31 DOCK_+DC_IN RXD0# SRDATA# DOCK_+DC_IN DCD0 SINDEX# DOCK_+DC_IN DOCK_+DC_IN +5VSUS +5VALW LOW_PWR...

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    Ports and Connector Pin-Outs : Dell Inspiron 8000 TPA+ Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LAP...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/pinouts.htm (9 of 9)6/21/2004 1:07:26 AM...

  • Page 54: Removing And Replacing Parts, Preparing To Work Inside The Computer

    NOTICE: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage or inoperability due to servicing not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, each procedure in this manual assumes that a part can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 55: Recommended Tools

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 HINT: Make sure the computer is turned off and not in standby or hibernate mode. If you cannot shut down the computer using the computer's operating system, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds.

  • Page 56: Screw Identification

    NOTICE: If the computer is running Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition (Me), you need to download the operating system update utility for Windows Me from http://support.dell. com and install it before you upgrade the BIOS. Screw Identification Before removing and replacing components, photocopy the screw placemat as a tool to lay out and keep track of the screws.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Hard Drive Door Security: Keyboard to Bottom Case Display to Base: M3 x 5 mm (1 each) Assembly:M2.5 x 20 mm M2.5 x 6 mm (3 (4 each; plus one in each; 2 at back of memory module cover and computer;...

  • Page 58: System Components

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  • Page 59: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Hard Drive NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 60: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: The disk drive is very sensitive to shock. Handle the assembly by its edges (do not squeeze the top of the hard drive case), and avoid dropping it. 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the...

  • Page 61: Media Bay Devices

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 62: Removing Media Bay Devices, Memory Modules, Removing The Memory Module Cover

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 63: Removing Memory Modules

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Removing Memory Modules file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LA...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/remove.htm (10 of 52)6/21/2004 1:07:32 AM...

  • Page 64: Replacing Memory Modules

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Remove the memory module cover. 2. To release a memory module from its connector, spread apart the tabs at each side of the module until the module pops up slightly. 3. Lift the memory module out of its connector.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Mini PCI Card Assembly NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 3. To release the Mini PCI card assembly, spread the metal securing tabs until the assembly pops up slightly. 4. Disconnect the assembly from the wiring harness or internal antenna. 5. Lift out the assembly and disconnect any attached cables.

  • Page 67: Keyboard Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: If a wireless network adapter card contains two mini-coax antenna connectors, connect the mini-coax cable to the outermost antenna connector as shown. NOTICE: If you are installing a wireless network adapter, fold and tuck the unused wiring harness into the slot so that it does not interfere with the cover.

  • Page 68: Removing The Keyboard Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Removing the Keyboard Assembly 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Turn the computer over and remove the four screws labeled with a "circle K." 3. Turn the computer over and open the display.

  • Page 69: Table Of Contents

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 5. Lift the right end of the keyboard, and slide it slightly to the right to disengage the tabs at the left end. 6. Pivot the keyboard and balance it upright on the left side of the computer.

  • Page 70: Replacing The Keyboard Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 7. Disconnect the keyboard cable and lay the keyboard assembly aside. Replacing the Keyboard Assembly 1. While bracing the keyboard assembly upright on its left end, connect the keyboard cable to the interface connector on the system board.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Display and Bezel Assembly NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LA...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/remove.htm (18 of 52)6/21/2004 1:07:32 AM...

  • Page 72: Removing The Hinge Cover, Removing The Display Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer. Removing the Hinge Cover 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the...

  • Page 73

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Remove the hinge cover. 2. Remove the M2.5 x 6-mm screw that secures the flex cable to the strain relief, and then use the pull loop to remove the flex cable from the video card.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When reconnecting the flex cable, press down on both ends of the connector, not in the middle. Pressing the middle of the connector can damage fragile components. 3. Open the display and remove the two screws (marked with a "circle D") that secure the display assembly to the bottom case assembly.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 76: Removing The Display Panel

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Removing the Display Assembly Bezel 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Use a scribe to pry loose the four rubber screw covers located across the top of the bezel.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: When reconnecting the flex cable, press down on both ends of the connector, not in the middle. Pressing the middle of the connector can damage fragile components. 3. Remove the display assembly bezel.

  • Page 78: Replacing The Display Panel

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Replacing the Display Panel HINT: Use a magnetic screwdriver to reassemble the display panel in the display. 1. Connect the flex cable to the two connectors on the back of the display panel.

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 4. Starting on the left side, use a magnetic screwdriver to reinstall the six M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the display panel in the top cover. 5. Reinstall the display assembly bezel.

  • Page 80: Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 3. Remove the display assembly bezel. 4. Remove the display panel from the top cover. 5. Remove the display latch by unsnapping the latch and captive spring. NOTICE: When replacing the display assembly latch, it may help to flex the cover slightly to allow more space while seating the latch.

  • Page 81: Removing The Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 82: Microprocessor Module

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove the keyboard assembly. 3. Remove the hinge cover. NOTICE: To ensure maximum cooling for the microprocessor, do not touch the heat transfer areas on the thermal cooling assembly.

  • Page 83: Removing The Microprocessor Module

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 84: Replacing The Microprocessor Module

    CD that came with the replacement microprocessor. NOTICE: If the computer is running Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition (Me), you need to download the operating system update utility for Windows Me from http://support.dell. com and install it before you upgrade the BIOS. NOTICE: Proper seating of the microprocessor module does not require force.

  • Page 85

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Align the pin-1 triangle on the microprocessor toward the pin-1 triangle in the connector, insert the microprocessor into the socket, and move it around slightly until you feel it settle into the socket.

  • Page 86: Video Card

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  • Page 87: Removing The Video Card

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 88: Replacing The Video Card, Palm Rest Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Replacing the Video Card 1. Align the three screw holes and press down firmly on the top of the connector to seat the card in its connector. NOTICE: Make sure the card is correctly and firmly seated before continuing. Failure to do so will cause intermittent video failures.

  • Page 89: Removing The Palm Rest Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 2. Keep the display open, and tilt the computer back so that you can access the bottom of the computer. 3. Slide and hold the latch release on the left side, and remove any device installed in the media bay.

  • Page 90

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 91: Reserve Battery

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 6. Turn the computer over. 7. Remove the nine M2.5 x 20-mm screws (labeled with a "circle P") that secure the palm rest to the computer. 8. Turn the computer over. 9. Use the pull loop to disconnect the palm rest flex cable from the touch-pad connector on the system board.

  • Page 92: Removing The Reserve Battery

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 93: Replacing The Reserve Battery

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 7. Remove the two M2.5 x 4-mm screws securing the palm rest bracket. 8. While supporting the flex cable, lift out the palm rest bracket and turn it over. NOTICE: The reserve battery provides power to the computer's RTC and NVRAM when the computer is turned off.

  • Page 94: System Board Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 4. Replace the two M2.5 x 4-mm screws that secure the palm rest bracket to the palm rest. System Board Assembly NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries.

  • Page 95: Removing The System Board

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 The system board's BIOS contains the system service tag number, which is also visible on a bar-code label on the bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board assembly includes a floppy disk or CD that provides a utility for transferring the service tag number to the replacement system board assembly.

  • Page 96

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Battery and Media Bay Latch Assemblies file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LA...20ok/Inspiron/8000/8000_SERVICE_MAN/remove.htm (43 of 52)6/21/2004 1:07:32 AM...

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    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 98

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 2. Remove the keyboard assembly. 3. Remove the hinge cover. 4. Remove the display assembly. 5. Remove the palm rest assembly. 6. Remove a latch button from the bottom case assembly by squeezing the snap tabs in the center of the latch.

  • Page 99

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 100: Led Board, Removing The Led Board

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 Align the screw holes on the battery charger board with the screw holes on the bottom case assembly, and then press the battery charger board down into its connector. LED Board NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and attached devices from electrical outlets and remove any installed batteries.

  • Page 101: Replacing The Led Board, Fan Assembly

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove the hinge cover. 3. Remove the two M2 x 4-mm screws. 4. Pull the LED board away from its connector.

  • Page 102

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove the system board. 3. Remove the three M2 x 4-mm screws from the fan assembly. 4. Disconnect the two fan cables from the system board.

  • Page 103

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove one or both of the plastic connector covers (one or both of the covers may be installed) by slipping a nonmarring tool into the cutout at the top and pivoting the tool up to disengage the inner securing tab.

  • Page 104

    Removing and Replacing Parts : Dell Inspiron 8100 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer." 2. Remove the system board. 3. Remove the M2.5 x 4-mm screw from the RJ-11/RJ-45 board. NOTICE: The plastic tab is fragile; pull it back only far enough to remove the board assembly.

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