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  • Page 2: Display Assembly

    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a trademark...

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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 Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

  • Page 4: Before You Begin, Preparing To Work Inside The Computer

    CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow applicable instructions in the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide that came with the computer.

  • Page 5: Recommended Tools

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual attached devices. 7. Disconnect all other external cables from the computer. 8. Remove any installed PC Cards from the PC Card slot. 9. Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface.

  • Page 6: Computer Orientation, Screw Identification

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD Computer Orientation back right front left Screw Identification When you are removing and replacing components, photocopy "Screw Identification" as a tool to lay out and keep track of the screws.

  • Page 7: Hard Drive, Display Assembly

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Optional Module: Modem: Hard Drive: (1 each) (1 each) (1 each) Fan: Keyboard: Display Assembly: (2 each) (2 each) (2 each) file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...HOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/begin.htm (4 of 6)6/21/2004 1:14:12 AM...

  • Page 8: Display Latch

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Display Bezel: Display Panel: Display Latch: display bumpers (8 each) (9 each) (2 each) Video Card Palm Rest: Speakers: (4 each) (2 each) (1 each) (13 each) file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...HOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/begin.htm (5 of 6)6/21/2004 1:14:12 AM...

  • Page 9: System Board

    Before You Begin: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual System Board: (3 each) (2 each) (1 each) Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...HOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/begin.htm (6 of 6)6/21/2004 1:14:12 AM...

  • Page 10: System Components

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

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    System Components: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual display assembly release latch display cable hard drive center control cover keyboard speakers palm rest microprocessor system board assembly thermal cooling assembly optical drive system board support computer base video card battery Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 12: Memory Module

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual Memory Module Mini PCI Card Modem Modules Memory Module CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual captive screw memory module cover NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the inner metal tabs that secure the memory module.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 securing clips (2 per connector) 2 memory module NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled "DIMMA (Slot 1)" before you install a module in the connector labeled "DIMMB."...

  • Page 15: Mini Pci Card

    As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. Mini PCI Card If you ordered a Mini PCI card at the same time that you ordered your computer, Dell has already installed the card for you. CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 captive screw 2 Mini PCI card/modem cover 3. If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 4. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card: a.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Mini PCI card connector Mini PCI card antenna cables (2) NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Mini PCI card antenna cables (2) 6. Replace the cover and tighten the screw. Modem CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 captive screw 2 Mini PCI card/modem cover 3. If a modem is not already installed, go to step 4. If you are replacing a modem, remove the existing modem: a.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual modem cable modem pull-tab screw system board connector NOTICE: The cable connectors are keyed for correct insertion; do not force the connections. 4. Connect the modem cable to the modem.

  • Page 21: If The Device Screw Is Not Installed

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Modules Your computer ships with an optical drive installed in the module bay. However, the device screw is not installed in the optical drive but packaged separately. When you install your device in the module bay, you can install the device screw.

  • Page 22: If The Device Screw Is Installed

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual If the Device Screw Is Installed 1. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions.

  • Page 23: Table Of Contents

    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual device latch release 4. Press the device latch release so that the latch release pops out. 5. Pull the device by the latch release to remove the device from the module bay.

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    Memory Module, Mini PCI Card, Modem, and Modules: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual NOTICE: Insert devices into the module bay before you dock and turn on the computer. Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUAL...%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/upgrades.htm (13 of 13)6/21/2004 1:14:15 AM...

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    Color Insert Cover: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Color Insert Cover Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual Removing the Color Insert Cover 1. Press down along the front of the display as shown. 2. Firmly grasp the lip of the cover to detach it from the computer, and pull the cover up.

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    Color Insert Cover: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 2. Press along the front until the cover snaps into place. Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...HOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/cover.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:14:16 AM...

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    Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive. NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. 1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."...

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    Hard Drive: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in your Owner's Manual. 3. Slide the hard drive out of the computer.

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    Bluetooth™ Card: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Bluetooth™ Card Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Bluetooth™ Card: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual system board connector Bluetooth card connector cable Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...THOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/blue.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:14:17 AM...

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    Fan: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Fan: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual M2.5 x 12-mm screws (2) fan cover 3. Lift the fan out of the computer. Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...ITHOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/fan.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:14:18 AM...

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    Docking Doors: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Docking Doors Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual Removing the Docking Doors Installing the Docking Doors Removing the Docking Doors CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

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    Docking Doors: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Installing the Docking Doors Slide the side of the docking covers with the spring over the longer posts. docking doors with spring longer post Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...T%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/dockdoor.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:14:18 AM...

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    Keyboard: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Keyboard Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Keyboard: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual center control cover computer base 3. Remove the center control cover: a. Open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it lies flat against your work surface. b. Starting on the left side of the computer, use a plastic scribe or flat-blade screw driver to pry up the center control cover.

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    Keyboard: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard. b. Rotate the keyboard up and slide it forward. c. Hold the keyboard up and slightly forward to allow access to the keyboard connector.

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    Display Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Display Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual Display Assembly Display Bezel Display Panel Display Assembly CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

  • Page 39: Display Cable

    Display Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 3. Turn over the computer and open the display. 4. Remove the central control cover. 5. Disconnect the display cable using the pull-tab, and release the cable from the four cable- routing clips.

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    Display Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual display display cable connector computer base pull-tab connector EMI Clip file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/display.htm (3 of 7)6/21/2004 1:14:20 AM...

  • Page 41: Display Bezel

    Display Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual M2.5 x 6-mm shoulder display bezel screws (2) screw covers (2) display panel display bumpers (6) top cover M2.5 x 6-mm screws (6) M2 x 3-mm screws (9) Display Bezel file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/display.htm (4 of 7)6/21/2004 1:14:20 AM...

  • Page 42: Display Panel

    Carefully separate the bezel from the top cover to avoid damage to the bezel. 6. Starting at the bottom of the display panel (by the DELL™ logo), use your fingers to separate the bezel from the top cover by lifting the inside edge of the bezel away from the top cover.

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    Display Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 8. Press in the tabs on both sides of the top display-cable connector, and pull the display cable connector away from the top flex-cable connector. 1 top flex-cable connector 2 top display-cable connector 3 tabs 9.

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    Display Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 top flex-cable connector 2 top display-cable connector 3 pull-tab on bottom flex-cable connector 10. Remove the yellow tape from above the bottom flex-cable connector. Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/display.htm (7 of 7)6/21/2004 1:14:20 AM...

  • Page 45: Keyboard

    Video Card: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Video Card Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Video Card: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 5. Lift the video card out of the computer. Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...HOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/video.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:14:21 AM...

  • Page 47: Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly

    Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Installing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

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    Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 captive screws (4) 2 microprocessor thermal- cooling assembly 5. Rotate the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly up toward the side of the computer and away from the system board. file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/thermal.htm (2 of 3)6/21/2004 1:14:21 AM...

  • Page 49: Palm Rest

    Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Installing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly 1. Place the left side of the microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly under the palm rest and rotate the assembly onto the system board. 2. Tighten the four captive screws, labeled "1" through "4," in consecutive order.

  • Page 50: Palm Rest

    Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Palm Rest Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 M2.5 x 12-mm screws (13) 7. Remove the two M2.5 x 4-mm screws from the top of the palm rest. file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/palmrest.htm (2 of 4)6/21/2004 1:14:22 AM...

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    Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual M2.5 x 4-mm screws (2) top of the palm rest 8. Disconnect the touch pad connector from the system board. file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/palmrest.htm (3 of 4)6/21/2004 1:14:22 AM...

  • Page 53: Computer Base

    Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 back center of the palm rest 2 touch pad connector 3 system board connector 4 computer base NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.

  • Page 54: Microprocessor Module, Removing The Microprocessor Module

    Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Microprocessor Module Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual Removing the Microprocessor Module Installing the Microprocessor Module Removing the Microprocessor Module CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

  • Page 55: Installing The Microprocessor Module

    Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual 1 screwdriver (perpendicular to microprocessor) 2 ZIF-socket cam screw 3 ZIF socket 4 pin-1 corner NOTE: The ZIF-socket cam screw secures the microprocessor to the system board. Take note of the arrow on the ZIF-socket cam screw, which indicates the direction to turn the cam screw.

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    Microprocessor Module: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual NOTICE: Ensure that the cam lock is in the fully open position before seating the microprocessor module. Seating the microprocessor module properly in the ZIF socket does not require force. NOTICE: A microprocessor module that is not properly seated can result in an intermittent connection or permanent damage to the microprocessor and ZIF socket.

  • Page 57: Flashing The Bios

    Flashing the BIOS: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly. 2. Insert the flash BIOS update program floppy disk or CD and turn on the computer.

  • Page 58: Removing The System Board

    System Board: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page System Board Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual Removing the System Board Installing the System Board Removing the System Board CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.

  • Page 59: Table Of Contents

    System Board: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual M2.5 x 6-mm screws (2) system board support 9. Disconnect the speaker cable. 10. Remove the three M2.5 x 4-mm screws. file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...T%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/sysboard.htm (2 of 6)6/21/2004 1:14:24 AM...

  • Page 60

    System Board: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual M2.5 x 4-mm screws (3) system board 11. Remove the M2.5 x 12-mm screw labeled "circle B" from the computer base. file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...T%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/sysboard.htm (3 of 6)6/21/2004 1:14:24 AM...

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    System Board: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual M2.5 x 12-mm screw (1) 12. Remove the system board from the computer base. file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...T%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/sysboard.htm (4 of 6)6/21/2004 1:14:24 AM...

  • Page 62: Installing The System Board

    System Board: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual system board speaker connector speakers Installing the System Board 1. Perform all the steps in "Removing the System Board" in reverse order. NOTICE: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer.

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    System Board: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...T%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/sysboard.htm (6 of 6)6/21/2004 1:14:24 AM...

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    Speakers: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Speakers Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 65: Computer Base

    Speakers: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual speakers M2.5 x 3-mm screw (1) computer base Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/speakers.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:14:25 AM...

  • Page 66: Base Latch

    Base Latch: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Base Latch Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Base Latch: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual base latch computer base Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...HOUT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/latch.htm (2 of 2)6/21/2004 1:14:26 AM...

  • Page 68: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Back to Contents Page Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Inspiron™ 8600 Service Manual USB Connector Video Connector S-Video TV-Out Connector USB Connector Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+ Video Connector file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/pinouts.htm (1 of 3)6/21/2004 1:14:26 AM...

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    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual Signal Signal CRT_R CRT_G CRT_B MONITOR_DETECT– DDC_DATA CRT_HS CRT_VS DDC_CLK S-Video TV-Out Connector file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/pinouts.htm (2 of 3)6/21/2004 1:14:26 AM...

  • Page 70

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors: Dell Inspiron 8600 Service Manual S-Video Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L Composite Video Signal DCMPS-L Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS...UT%20PARALLEL%20SERIAL_SERV_MAN/pinouts.htm (3 of 3)6/21/2004 1:14:26 AM...

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