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Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual 
Before You Begin
ExpressCards
Using the Memory Card Reader
Optical Drive
Hard Drive
Hinge Cover
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Keyboard
Memory
Display
Palm Rest
Wireless Mini Cards
Model PP22L
 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.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2007 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
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Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, and Vostro are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
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.
June 2007     Rev. A00
Modem
Coin-Cell Battery
Graphics Card Assembly
Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Processor Module
Fan
Speaker Assembly
System Board Assembly
Computer Base and Components
Battery Latch Assembly
Flashing the BIOS
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors

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    Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. 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 2: Wireless Sniffer Board

    Back to Contents Page   Computer Base and Components Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Wireless Sniffer Board   Audio Connector Board   Consumer Infrared (CIR) Board   Modem Connector   ExpressCard Cage   Computer Base  Wireless Sniffer Board   Removing the Wireless Sniffer Board   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 3: Audio Connector Board

    CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1. Connect the sniffer cable to the wireless sniffer board.   2. Align the screw hole in the wireless sniffer board with the screw hole in the base of the computer, and then lower the board into place.  ...

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      Replacing the Audio Connector Board   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1. Connect the audio cable to the audio connector board.   2. Align the screw hole in the audio connector board with the screw hole in the base of the computer, and then lower the board into place.  ...

  • Page 5: Modem Connector

    8. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest).   9. Remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw that secures the CIR board to the base of the computer.   10. Lift the CIR board out of the computer. NOTICE: Do not disconnect the CIR cable from the system board.

  • Page 6: Expresscard Cage

      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).   7. Remove the internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology, if installed (see Removing the Bluetooth Card).

  • Page 7: Removing The Expresscard Cage

      Removing the ExpressCard Cage   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.   2. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive).

  • Page 8: Computer Base

    9. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).  Computer Base   Removing the Computer Base   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

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  • Page 10: Before You Begin

    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.

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    7. Slide the battery release latches until they click into place.   8. Slide the battery out of the battery bay. 1 battery 2 battery release latch (2)   9. Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and press the power button to ground the system board. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 12: Flashing The Bios

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

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    9. Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions on the screen. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 14: Removing The Bluetooth Card

    Back to Contents Page   Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Removing the Bluetooth Card   Replacing the Bluetooth Card   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 15: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Back to Contents Page   Using the Memory Card Reader Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Memory Card Blanks   Removing a Memory Card or Blank   Installing a Memory Card The memory card reader provides a fast and convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, and videos stored on a memory card.

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    The computer recognizes the memory card and automatically loads the appropriate device driver. If the configuration program tells you to load the manufacturer's drivers, use the media that came with the memory card, if applicable. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 17: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Back to Contents Page   Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.

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    CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Connect the coin-cell battery cable to the system board.  ...

  • Page 19: Processor Module

    Back to Contents Page   Processor Module Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 20: Replacing The Processor Module

     Replacing the Processor Module   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: Do not touch the processor die. Press and hold the processor down on the substrate on which the die is mounted while turning the cam screw to prevent intermittent contact between the cam screw and processor.

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    Back to Contents Page   Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.

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      5. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   7. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   8. Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).

  • Page 24: Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Display Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Display Assembly   Display Bezel   Display Panel   Display Latch   Camera and Microphone Assembly  Display Assembly   Removing the Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 25: Replacing The Display Assembly

    1 display assembly 2 camera/microphone cable 3 grounding screw 4 antenna cables 5 display cable       Replacing the Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1.

  • Page 26: Display Bezel

      13. Connect the Mini-Card antenna cables (see Wireless Mini Cards).   14. Replace the Mini Card compartment cover and tighten the screws.  Display Bezel   Removing the Display Bezel   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  ...

  • Page 27: Display Panel

    2. Starting at any corner, use your fingers to gently snap the bezel into place to secure it to the display panel.   3. Replace the six M2.5 x 4.2-mm shoulder screws around the display bezel.   4. Replace the four rubber display bumpers and two mylar screw covers around the display bezel.  ...

  • Page 28: Replacing The Display Panel

    1 back of display planel 2 pull tab on bottom flex-cable connector 3 top flex-cable connector 4 metal clamps (2)   Replacing the Display Panel   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.  ...

  • Page 29: Replacing The Display Latch

      6. Using your fingers, carefully pull or flex the left side of display latch toward the bottom of the display cover (toward the hinges), and then lift to separate the latch from the cover. NOTICE: The display latch spring may be covered by a plastic sleeve. Neither the spring nor the plastic sleeve are secured to the latch assembly and can be easily misplaced.

  • Page 30: Replacing The Camera And Microphone Assembly

      4. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).   5. Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel).   6. Remove the display panel (see Removing the Display Panel).   7. Remove the two M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the camera and microphone assembly to the display cover.  ...

  • Page 31: Removing The Fan

    Back to Contents Page   Fan Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Removing the Fan   Replacing the Fan  Removing the Fan   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

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      1. Align the screw holes on the fan with the holes on the base of the computer.   2. Replace the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws to secure the fan to the base of the computer.   3. Connect the fan connector to the system board connector.  ...

  • Page 33

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Removing the Graphics Card Assembly   Replacing the Graphics Card Assembly NOTE: The graphics card assembly is available as an option on the Vostro 1500 and Inspiron 1520 only.  Removing the Graphics Card Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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      6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   7. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   8. Replace the hard drive (see Replacing the Hard Drive).   9. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).

  • Page 35: Hard Drive

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 36: Replacing The Hard Drive

    1 hard drive bezel 2 M3 x 3-mm screws (2) 3 hard drive      Replacing the Hard Drive   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile.

  • Page 37: Hinge Cover

    Back to Contents Page   Hinge Cover Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 38: Removing The Keyboard

    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Removing the Keyboard   Replacing the Keyboard For more information about the keyboard, see "Using the Keyboard and Touchpad" in your Owner's Manual.  Removing the Keyboard   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

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    3. Rotate the keyboard connector latch downward to secure the cable.   4. Hook the tabs along the front edge of the keyboard beneath the front- inside edge of the palmrest.   5. Press on the right edge near the top to snap the keyboard into place.  ...

  • Page 40: Battery Latch Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Battery Latch Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.

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  • Page 42: Removing A Memory Module

    If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled "DIMMA" before you install a module in the connector labeled "DIMMB." NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.  Removing a Memory Module  ...

  • Page 43: Replacing A Memory Module

    DIMM B Memory Module The DIMM B memory module is located under the memory module cover on the bottom of the computer.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Turn the computer over.   3. Loosen the captive screw on the memory module cover, then remove the cover and set it aside. memory module cover captive screw NOTICE:...

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    As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information.   DIMM B Memory Module The DIMM B memory module is located under the memory module cover on the bottom of the computer.

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    As the computer boots, it detects the additional memory and automatically updates the system configuration information. To confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer, click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 46: Wireless Mini Cards

    Back to Contents Page   Wireless Mini Cards Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Removing a Mini Card   Replacing a Mini Card   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. If you ordered a wireless Mini Card with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer supports three types of wireless Mini Cards:  Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

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    antenna cable connectors (2) WLAN card   5. Release the WLAN card by pushing the metal securing tabs toward the back of the computer until the card pops up slightly.   6. Lift the WLAN card out of its system board connector. metal securing tabs (2) WLAN card  ...

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    captive screws (2) cover   4. Disconnect the two antenna cables from the WWAN card. antenna cable connectors (2) WWAN card   5. Release the WWAN card by pushing the metal securing tabs toward the back of the computer until the card pops up slightly.  ...

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    metal securing tabs (2) WWAN card   WPAN Card   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Turn the computer over.   3. Loosen the two captive screws on the Mini Card compartment cover, then remove the cover and set it aside. captive screws (2) cover  ...

  • Page 50: Wlan Card

    WPAN card metal securing tabs (2)  Replacing a Mini Card   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. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the WLAN card, never place cables under the card.

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    WPAN 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. NOTICE: To avoid damage to the WPAN card, never place cables under the card.  ...

  • Page 52: Removing The Modem

    Back to Contents Page   Modem Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    Removing the Modem   Replacing the Modem  Removing the Modem   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

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      2. Align the modem with the screw hole and press the modem into the connector on the system board.   3. Replace the two M2 x 3-mm screws and secure the modem to the system board and the base of the computer.  ...

  • Page 54: Optical Drive

    Back to Contents Page   Optical Drive Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.

  • Page 55: Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 56: Replacing The Palm Rest

      11. Moving from left to right, carefully lift the palm rest along the rear edge, near the hinge brackets, then gently lift the palm rest to remove it from the computer. 1 palm rest 2 computer base 3 touch pad connector    ...

  • Page 57: Expresscard Blanks

    Back to Contents Page   ExpressCards Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    ExpressCard Blanks   Removing an ExpressCard or Blank   Installing an ExpressCard or Blank ExpressCards provide wired and wireless communications, multimedia and security features. For example, you can add an ExpressCard to make wireless wide area network (WWAN) connectivity available on your computer.

  • Page 58

    1 release button 2 ExpressCard  Installing an ExpressCard or Blank   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. You can install an ExpressCard in the computer while the computer is running. The computer automatically detects the card. ExpressCards are generally marked with a symbol (such as a triangle or an arrow) or a label to indicate which end to insert into the slot.

  • Page 59: Usb Connector

    Back to Contents Page   Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 Service Manual    USB Connector   Video Connector   S-Video TV-Out Connector   1394 Connector  USB Connector     Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+  Video Connector         Signal Signal CRT_R 9 CRT_G 10 CRT_B 11 MONITOR_DETECT–...

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      S-Video     Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L  1394 Connector     Signal TPB- TPB+ TPA- TPA+ Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 61: Speaker Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Speaker Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 in the Product Information Guide.   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

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      4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology, if applicable (see Replacing the Bluetooth Card).   6. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   7.

  • Page 63: System Board Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   System Board Assembly Dell™ Vostro™ 1500 and Inspiron™ 1520/1521 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 bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board includes media that provides a utility for transferring the Service Tag to the replacement system board.

  • Page 64: Replacing The System Board Assembly

      23. Lift the left side of the system board, and then carefully lift the system board out of the computer. 1 fan cable connector 2 speaker cable connector 3 sniffer/audio cable connector 4 CIR cable connector 5 Bluetooth cable connector  ...

  • Page 65

      12. Replace the modem (see Replacing the Modem).   13. Replace the DIMM A memory module (see Replacing a Memory Module).   14. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   15. Replace the internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology, if installed (see Replacing the Bluetooth Card).

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    Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. 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.

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