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Dell Studio™ 1745/1747 Service Manual 
Before You Begin
Battery
Base Cover
Hard Drive(s)
Memory Module(s)
Wireless Mini-Card
Coin-Cell Battery
Center Control Cover
Keyboard
Media Controls Board
Display
Camera
Power Button Board
Palm Rest
 Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
WARNING:
A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under
license; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista start button logo 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
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Regulatory Model P02E Series         Regulatory Type P02E001
August 2009 Rev. A00
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Thermal Fan
Media Card Reader Board
Optical Drive
USB Board
Speakers
System Board
Processor Heat Sink
Processor Module
TV Antenna Cable Assembly
Subwoofer Assembly
AC Adapter Connector
Battery Latch Assembly
Flashing the BIOS

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  • Page 1

    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license;...

  • Page 2: Ac Adapter Connector

      Removing the AC Adapter Connector   Replacing the AC Adapter Connector WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 3: Base Cover

      Removing the Base Cover   Replacing the Base Cover WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 4: Battery Latch Assembly

      Removing the Battery Latch Assembly   Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 5

    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 6: Before You Begin

    The procedures in this document may require the following tools:  Small flat-blade screwdriver  Phillips screwdriver  Plastic scribe  BIOS upgrade CD or the BIOS executable update program available on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com  Turning Off Your Computer   CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer.

  • Page 7

      CAUTION: To avoid damaging 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 Turning Off Your Computer) and all attached devices.

  • Page 8: 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. Go to the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.   4. Click Drivers & Downloads® Select Model.  ...

  • Page 9

    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 10: Removing The Bluetooth Card

      Removing the Bluetooth Card   Replacing the Bluetooth Card WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 11

    3. Replace the screw that secures the Bluetooth card to the system board.   4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the media controls board (see Replacing the Media Controls Board).   6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).

  • Page 12: Removing The Camera

      Removing the Camera   Replacing the Camera WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 13

      1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align the screw holes on the camera module with the screw holes on the display cover.   3. Replace the two screws that secure the camera module to the display cover.  ...

  • Page 14: Media Card Reader Board

      Removing the Media Card Reader Board   Replacing the Media Card Reader Board WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 15

      3. Connect the media card reader board cable to the connector on the system board.   4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the media controls board (see Replacing the Media Controls Board).  ...

  • Page 16: Center Control Cover

      Removing the Center Control Cover   Replacing the Center Control Cover WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 17: Replacing The Center Control Cover

     Replacing the Center Control Cover   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align the tabs on the center control cover with the slots on the palm rest and snap the cover in place.   3. Turn the computer over and replace the screw that secures the center control cover to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 18: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

      Removing the Coin-Cell Battery   Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 19: Processor Module

      Removing the Processor Module   Replacing the Processor Module WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 20

    NOTE: If a new processor is installed, you will receive a new thermal-cooling assembly, which will include an affixed thermal pad, or you will receive a new thermal pad along with documentation to illustrate proper installation.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  • Page 21: Processor Heat Sink

    WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: If you remove the processor heat sink from the computer when the heat sink is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the processor heat sink.

  • Page 22

      4. Follow the instructions from step 5 step 21 Replacing the System Board.   5. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).  Graphic Processor Heat Sink   Removing the Graphic Processor Heat Sink   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 23: Display Assembly

      Display Panel   Display Panel Cable WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 24: Replacing The Display Assembly

      11. Disconnect the display cable, camera cable, and power button cable from the respective system board connectors.   12. Make note of the antenna cable and subwoofer cable routing, and carefully dislodge the cables from the routing guides and release them through the slot.

  • Page 25: Display Bezel

      5. Connect the display cable, camera cable, and power button cable to the respective system board connectors.   6. Replace the screw that secures the display cable to the computer base.   7. Replace the media controls board (see Replacing the Media Controls Board).

  • Page 26: Display Panel

     Display Panel   Removing the Display Panel   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly).   3. Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel).   4. Remove the eight screws that secure the display panel to the display cover. screws (8) display panel display cover...

  • Page 27: Display Panel Cable

      4. Align the screw holes on the display panel with the holes on the display cover.   5. Replace the eight screws that secure the display panel to the display cover.   6. Route the antenna cables, power button cable, and display cable through the hinge latches.  ...

  • Page 28: Thermal Fan

      Removing the Thermal Fan   Replacing the Thermal Fan WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 29

    2. Place the thermal fan on the computer base and replace the two screws that secure the thermal fan to the computer base.   3. Connect the thermal fan cable to the thermal fan cable connector on the system board.  ...

  • Page 30

    Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard drive (see the Dell Technology Guide).

  • Page 31

    hard drive screws (4) hard drive cage      For hard drive 2:  Remove the three screws that secure the hard drive assembly to the computer base. ¡  Using the pull-tab, lift the hard drive to disconnect the hard drive from the connector on the system board. ¡...

  • Page 32

    6. Install the operating system for your computer, as needed. See "Restoring Your Operating System" in the Setup Guide.   7. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 33: Removing The Keyboard

      Removing the Keyboard   Replacing the Keyboard WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 34: Replacing The Keyboard

     Replacing the Keyboard   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board. Press down on the connector latch to secure the cable to the system board connector.  ...

  • Page 35

      Removing the Media Controls Board   Replacing the Media Controls Board WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 36

      6. Replace the center control cover (see Replacing the Center Control Cover).   7. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery). Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 37: Removing The Memory Module(s)

      Removing the Memory Module(s)   Replacing the Memory Module(s) WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 38

    As the computer boots, it detects the memory module(s) 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 39

    NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell. If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer supports one full Mini-Card slot and two half Mini-Card slots:  One full Mini-Card slot —...

  • Page 40

      7. Replace the base cover (see Replacing the Base Cover).   8. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).   9. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide.

  • Page 41

    NOTE: If you are installing a wireless Mini-Card from a source other than Dell, you must install the appropriate drivers and utilities. For more generic driver information, see the Dell Technology Guide. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 42: Optical Drive

      Removing the Optical Drive   Replacing the Optical Drive WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 43: Replacing The Optical Drive

    interposer  Replacing the Optical Drive   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Connect the interposer to the optical drive.   3. Align the connector on the optical drive with the connector on the system board and press the optical drive until it is fully seated.  ...

  • Page 44: Palm Rest

      Removing the Palm Rest   Replacing the Palm Rest WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 45

      CAUTION: Pull on the plastic tab on top of the connectors to avoid damaging the connectors.   12. Disconnect the display cable, camera cable, power button cable, and the touch pad cable from the respective system board connectors.   13.

  • Page 46: Replacing The Palm Rest

      CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.   15. Starting at the right or left of the palm rest, use your fingers to separate the palm rest from the computer base.  ...

  • Page 47

      15. Reinstall any removed cards in the ExpressCard slot or the 8-in-1 media card reader. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 48: Power Button Board

      Removing the Power Button Board   Replacing the Power Button Board WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 49: Replacing The Power Button Board

     Replacing the Power Button Board   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Secure the power button board using the notch on the display cover.   3. Replace the screw that secures the power button board to the display cover.  ...

  • Page 50: Removing The Battery

    To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on your computer).   CAUTION: 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.  Removing the Battery  ...

  • Page 51: Removing The Speakers

      Removing the Speakers   Replacing the Speakers WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 52

    3. Connect the speaker cable to the speaker cable connector on the system board.   4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the media controls board (see Replacing the Media Controls Board).   6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).

  • Page 53

      Removing the Subwoofer Assembly   Replacing the Subwoofer Assembly WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 54: System Board

      Replacing the System Board   Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 55: Replacing The System Board

      18. Disconnect the speaker cable, USB board cable, and the AC adapter cable from the connectors on the system board. 1 AC adapter cable connector 2 USB board cable connector 3 speaker cable connector 4 system board   19. Lift the system board assembly at an angle toward the side of the computer and out of the computer base.  ...

  • Page 56: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

      9. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive).   10. Replace the media card reader board (see Replacing the Media Card Reader Board).   11. Replace the thermal fan (see Replacing the Thermal Fan).   12. Replace the Bluetooth card (see Replacing the Bluetooth Card).

  • Page 57

    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license;...

  • Page 58

      Removing the TV Antenna Cable Assembly   Replacing the TV Antenna Cable Assembly WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell™ ...

  • Page 59

     ...

  • Page 60: Usb Board

      Removing the USB Board   Replacing the USB Board WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.   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.

  • Page 61: Replacing The Usb Board

     Replacing the USB Board   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align the hole on the USB board with the protrusion on the computer base.   3. Replace the screw that secures the USB board to the computer base.  ...

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