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Dell Inspiron 1501 Service Manual: Before You Begin; Recommended Tools; Turning Off Your Computer; Before Working Inside Your Computer

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  Before You Begin
Dell™ Inspiron™ 1501 Service Manual
  Recommended Tools
  Turning Off Your Computer
  Before Working Inside Your Computer
This section provides procedures for removing and installing the components in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the
following conditions exist:
 You have performed the steps in
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 You have read the safety information in the Dell™ Product Information Guide.
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 A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.
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 Recommended Tools
The procedures in this document may require the following tools:
 Small flat-blade screwdriver
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 Phillips screwdriver
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 Small plastic scribe
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 Hex-nut driver
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 Flash BIOS update program CD
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 Turning Off Your Computer
NOTICE:
To avoid losing data, save and close any open files and exit any open programs before you turn off your computer.
 
1. Shut down the operating system:
Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, click Start® Shut Down® Shut down.
The computer turns off after the operating system shutdown process finishes.
 
2. Ensure that the computer and any attached devices are turned off. If your computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you shut
down your operating system, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off.
 Before Working Inside Your Computer
Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and to help ensure your own personal safety.
 
CAUTION:
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE:
Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal
mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.
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:
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; if
you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly
aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
NOTICE:
To help prevent damage to the computer, perform the following steps before you begin working inside the computer.
 
1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched.
 
2. Turn off your computer (see
NOTICE:
To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network device.
 
3. Disconnect any telephone or network cables from the computer.

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