System Board: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
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Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
Removing the System Board
Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
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.
To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you
begin working inside the computer.
The system board's BIOS chip contains the Service Tag, which is also visible on a barcode label on the
bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board includes a CD that provides a utility
for transferring the Service Tag to the replacement system board.
1. Follow the instructions in
2. Remove the left, right, and center
3. Remove the keyboard.
4. Remove the
5. Remove the
6. Remove the
7. Remove the speakers.
8. Remove the
9. Remove the microprocessor.
10. Turn over the system and remove the two M2.5 x 6-mm screws from the bottom system board
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