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Dell™ Vostro™ 1510 
Service Manual
Before Working on Your Computer
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card
Fan
Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Memory
Keyboard
Power Button and Multimedia Button Pads
Display
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
USB Daughter Card
Coin-Cell Battery
Model PP36L
 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE:
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
If you purchased a DELL™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2008 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
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or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc.
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
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September 2009     Rev. A01
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  • Page 1

    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 Vostro are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and the Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 2: Recommended Tools

    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 3

    To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you service the computer. NOTE: 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 4: Flashing The Bios, Flashing The Bios From A Cd

    1. Ensure that the AC adapter is connected to an electrical outlet, that the main battery is properly installed, and that a network cable is attached.   2. Start the computer.   3. Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com.   4. Click Download Now to download the file.  ...

  • Page 5

    6. In the File Download window, click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.   7. In the Save In window, click the down arrow to view the Save In menu, select Desktop, and then click Save. The file downloads to your desktop.  ...

  • Page 6: Removing The Card, Replacing The Card

    Back to Contents Page   Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Card   Replacing the Card   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 7

      2. Replace the card in the card compartment.   3. Replace the M2 x 3-mm screw that connects the card to the USB board.   4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).

  • Page 8: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Back to Contents Page   Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Coin-Cell Battery   Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery  Removing the Coin-Cell Battery   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 9

    1. Connect the coin-cell battery cable to the system board.   2. Position the coin-cell battery on the system board.   3. Replace the system board (see Replacing the System Board Assembly).   4. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).

  • Page 10: Processor Module, Removing The Processor Module, Replacing The Processor Module

    Back to Contents Page   Processor Module Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Processor Module   Replacing the Processor Module  Removing the Processor Module   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.  ...

  • Page 11

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

  • Page 12

    Back to Contents Page   Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly  Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 13

    Back to Contents Page   USB Daughter Card Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the USB Daughter Card   Replacing the USB Daughter Card  Removing the USB Daughter Card   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 14

      1. Replace the M2.5 x 5-mm screw to secure the daughter card to the computer base.   2. Connect the daughter card connector to the daughter card.   3. Replace the internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology, if installed (see Removing the Card).

  • Page 15: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Display Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Display Assembly   Display Bezel   Display Inverter   Display Panel   Display Cable   Camera and Microphone Assembly  Display Assembly   Removing the Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 16: Replacing The Display Assembly, Display Bezel

      11. Lift the display assembly out of the computer. 1 display cable 2 antenna cables 3 display assembly       Replacing the Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer. This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure Removing the Display Assembly.

  • Page 17: Removing The Display Bezel, Replacing The Display Bezel

    Removing the Display Bezel   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.   1. Follow the instructions in Before Working on Your Computer.   2. Remove the hard drive cover. See Removing the Hard Drive for an illustration of the hard drive cover.

  • Page 18: Display Inverter

      6. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   7. Replace the WLAN card (see Replacing a WLAN Card).   8. Replace the hard drive cover. See Removing the Hard Drive for an illustration of the hard drive cover.  Display Inverter  ...

  • Page 19: Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel

      1. Connect the two display-inverter connectors to the display inverter.   2. Replace the M2 x 3-mm screw that secures the display inverter.   3. Replace the display bezel (seeReplacing the Display Bezel).   4. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).

  • Page 20: Replacing The Display Panel, Display Cable, Removing The Display Cable

    1 M2 x 5-mm screws (2) 2 display panel 3 M2 x 3-mm screws (8) 4 top cover   Replacing the Display Panel   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer. This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure Removing the Display Panel.

  • Page 21: Replacing The Display Cable

      3. Remove the WLAN card (see Removing a WLAN Card).   4. Remove the hinge cover (see Removing the Hinge Cover).   5. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard).   6. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).

  • Page 22: Replacing The Camera And Microphone Assembly

    10. Replace the hard drive cover. See Removing the Hard Drive for an illustration of the hard drive cover.  Camera and Microphone Assembly   Removing the Camera and Microphone Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.  ...

  • Page 23

    5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   7. Replace the WLAN card (see Replacing a WLAN Card).   8. Replace the hard drive cover. See Removing the Hard Drive for an illustration of the hard drive cover.

  • Page 24: Removing The Fan, Replacing The Fan

    Back to Contents Page   Fan Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Fan   Replacing the Fan  Removing the Fan   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.   1. Follow the instructions in Before Working on Your Computer.

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  • Page 26: Fingerprint Reader, Removing The Fingerprint Reader, Replacing The Fingerprint Reader

    Back to Contents Page   Fingerprint Reader Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Fingerprint Reader   Replacing the Fingerprint Reader  Removing the Fingerprint Reader   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.  ...

  • Page 27

      1. Position the fingerprint reader on the underside of the palm rest.   2. Connect the fingerprint reader cable connector to the fingerprint reader connector and rotate the retaining bracket downward to secure the cable.   3. Replace the fingerprint reader cover and replace the M2 x 3-mm screw that secures the cover to the palm rest.  ...

  • Page 28: Removing The Hard Drive, Hard Drive

    Service Manual   Removing the Hard Drive   Replacing the Hard Drive NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives obtained from sources other than Dell.  Removing the Hard Drive   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 29: Replacing The Hard Drive

      6. Install the operating system for your computer, as needed. For information on reinstalling the operating system, see the Setup and Quick Reference Guide for your computer on support.dell.com.   7. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed. For information on reinstalling drivers and utilities, see the Setup and Quick Reference Guide for your computer on support.dell.com.

  • Page 30: Hinge Cover, Removing The Hinge Cover

    Back to Contents Page   Hinge Cover Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Hinge Cover   Replacing the Hinge Cover  Removing the Hinge Cover   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 31: Replacing The Hinge Cover

     Replacing the Hinge Cover   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.   NOTICE: The hinge cover is fragile and can be damaged if extreme force is used. Exercise care when replacing the hinge cover. This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure Removing the Hinge Cover.

  • Page 32: Removing The Keyboard, Replacing The Keyboard

    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Keyboard   Replacing the Keyboard  Removing the Keyboard   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.  ...

  • Page 33

    This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure Removing the Keyboard.   1. Slide the keyboard cable connector into the keyboard connector. on the system board.   2. Rotate the retaining bracket downward to secure the keyboard cable connector.  ...

  • Page 34: Battery Latch Assembly, Removing The Battery Latch Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Battery Latch Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Battery Latch Assembly   Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly  Removing the Battery Latch Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 35: Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly

    1 battery release button 2 alignment bracket screw (1) 3 battery latch assembly 4 spring  Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.   NOTICE: Ensure the battery latch assembly is properly oriented. The indent for the screw should face up when installing the assembly. This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure Removing the Battery Latch Assembly.

  • Page 36: Removing A Memory Module

    You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" in your Setup and Quick Reference Guide for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.  Removing a Memory Module  ...

  • Page 37: Replacing A Memory Module

    To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer:  In the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system, right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, and click Properties® General.  In Microsoft Windows Vista®, click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 38: Removing A Wlan Card

    Back to Contents Page   Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing a WLAN Card   Replacing a WLAN Card   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 39: Replacing A Wlan Card

    antenna cables (2) WLAN card system board connector      Replacing a WLAN Card   NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors on the card and on the system board, and realign the card.  ...

  • Page 40: Optical Drive, Removing The Optical Drive, Replacing The Optical Drive

    Back to Contents Page   Optical Drive Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Optical Drive   Replacing the Optical Drive  Removing the Optical Drive   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 41

      4. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   7. Replace the WLAN card (see Replacing a WLAN Card).

  • Page 42: Palm Rest, Removing The Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Palm Rest   Replacing the Palm Rest  Removing the Palm Rest   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.  ...

  • Page 43: Replacing The Palm Rest

      12. Disconnect the touch pad connector from the system board.   13. Disconnect the fingerprint reader connector from the system board.   NOTICE: Do not use force to separate the palm rest from the computer. If you encounter resistance, gently flex or apply pressure to the palm rest, or move along the edge, working away from the area of resistance, until the palm rest is free.

  • Page 44

    11. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   12. Replace the WLAN card (see Replacing a WLAN Card).   13. Replace the hard drive cover. See Removing the Hard Drive for an illustration of the hard drive cover.  ...

  • Page 45

    Back to Contents Page   Power Button and Multimedia Button Pads Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Power Button and Multimedia Button Pads   Replacing the Power Button and Multimedia Button Pads  Removing the Power Button and Multimedia Button Pads   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

  • Page 46

    This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure Removing the Power Button and Multimedia Button Pads.   1. Connect the power-button pad cable in the connector on the bottom of the multimedia button pad.   2. Slide the power button pad to the right, positioning it under the tabs on the palm rest and aligning the screw holes.  ...

  • Page 47: Speaker Assembly, Removing The Speaker Assembly, Replacing The Speaker Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Speaker Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the Speaker Assembly   Replacing the Speaker Assembly  Removing the Speaker Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.  ...

  • Page 48

      1. Align the guide holds in the speaker assembly with the guide posts on the base of the computer, then lower the assembly into place.   2. Replace the four M2.5 x 5- mm screws to secure the speaker assembly  ...

  • Page 49: System Board Assembly, Removing The System Board Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   System Board Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1510  Service Manual   Removing the System Board Assembly   Replacing the System Board Assembly The system board's BIOS chip contains the Service Tag, which is also visible on a barcode label on the base of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board includes media that provide a utility for transferring the Service Tag to the replacement system board.

  • Page 50: Replacing The System Board Assembly

    15. Enter the system setup program to update the BIOS on the new system board with the computer Service Tag. For information on the system setup program, see the Dell™ Technology Guide on your computer or at support.dell.com. Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 51

    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 Vostro are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and the Windows start button logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 52: Diagnostic Light Codes During Post, Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Tools, Diagnostic Lights, Hardware Troubleshooter

    NOTE: After the computer completes POST, the Num Lock light may remain on, depending on your BIOS settings. For more information on using the system setup program, see the Dell™ Technology Guide on your computer or at support.dell.com.   Diagnostic Light Codes During POST To troubleshoot a problem with your computer, read the sequence of the keyboard status lights in order from left to right (Num Lock, Caps Lock, and then Scroll Lock).

  • Page 53: Dell Diagnostics, When To Use The Dell Diagnostics

    Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive Before running the Dell Diagnostics, enter system setup to review your computer's configuration information, and ensure that the device you want to test is displayed in system setup and is active. For more information on using the system setup program, see the Dell™ Technology Guide on your computer or at support.dell.com.

  • Page 54: Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Media, Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

    When the test completes, record the test results and then press any key to return to the previous menu.   5. At the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu, left-click with the touch pad/mouse, or press <Tab> and then <Enter>, to select the test you want to run (see Dell Diagnostics Main Menu).

  • Page 55: Error Messages

    NOTE: When contacting Dell Support, have your Service Tag ready. The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. The following tabs provide additional information for tests run from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option:  ...

  • Page 56: Solving Problems, Battery Problems, Drive Problems

     If an error message occurs in a program, see the program's documentation. NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not apply if you set your Dell computer to the Windows Classic view.

  • Page 57: Optical Drive Problems, Hard Drive Problems

    Turn off standby mode in Windows before writing to a disc — For information about setting power options, see the Dell™ Technology Guide on your computer or at support.dell.com. You can also search for the keyword standby in Windows Help and Support for information on power management modes.

  • Page 58: Ieee 1394 Device Problems, Lockups And Software Problems, The Computer Does Not Start Up

    If your IEEE 1394 device is listed, Windows recognizes the device.   If you have problems with a Dell IEEE 1394 device — Contact Dell Support.    If you have problems with an IEEE 1394 device not provided by Dell — Contact the IEEE 1394 device manufacturer.   Lockups and Software Problems  ...

  • Page 59: A Program Stops Responding, A Program Crashes Repeatedly

    A program stops responding   End the program —   1.  Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously to access the Task Manager. 2.  Click the Applications tab. 3.  Click to select the program that is no longer responding. 4.  Click End Task.   A program crashes repeatedly NOTE: Most software includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk, CD, or DVD.

  • Page 60: Memory Problems, Power Problems, Sound And Speaker Problems, No Sound From Speakers

     Ensure that the memory you are using is supported by your computer. For more information about the type of memory supported by your computer, see the Setup and Quick Reference Guide for your computer at support.dell.com.  Run the Dell Diagnostics (see Dell Diagnostics).

  • Page 61: Video And Display Problems, Dell Technical Update Service, Dell Support Utility

    If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell Support.  Dell Technical Update Service The Dell Technical Update service provides proactive e-mail notification of software and hardware updates for your computer. The service is free and can be customized for content, format, and how frequently you receive notifications.

  • Page 62: Accessing The Dell Support Utility, Clicking The Dell Support Icon

    Double-Clicking the Dell Support Icon Double-click the icon to manually check your computing environment, view frequently asked questions, access the help file for the Dell Support Utility, and view Dell Support settings. For more information about the Dell Support Utility, click the question mark (?) at the top of the Dell™ Support screen.

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