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Dell™ Studio™ 1450/1457/1458 Service Manual 
Before You Begin
Battery
Base Cover
Memory
Hard Drive
Wireless Mini-Cards
Keyboard
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 potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed.
WARNING:
A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Model P03G series        Regulatory type P03G001
November 2009      Rev. A00
I/O Board
Display
Speaker Module
Camera Module
Optical Drive
Internal Module With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
System Board
Flashing the BIOS
Processor Heat Sink Assembly
Processor
Coin-Cell Battery
WWAN Module

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   Summary of Contents for Dell Studio 1450

  • 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

      Replacing the I/O 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: 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).

  • Page 3

      2. Place the I/O board on the computer base.   3. Replace the two screws that secure the I/O board to the computer base.   4. Connect the I/O board cable to the connectors on the I/O board and the system board.  ...

  • Page 4: Removing The Battery

      Replacing the 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: 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).

  • Page 5: Before You Begin

     Small flat screwdriver  Phillips screwdriver  Plastic scribe  Hex nut driver  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 6

      2. Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer) and all attached devices.   CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.   3. Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer.  ...

  • Page 7: 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 8

      14. Double-click the file on the desktop and follow the procedures on the screen. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 9: Bluetooth Card

      Bluetooth 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: 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).

  • Page 10: Bluetooth Board

      4. Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel).   5. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   6. Replace the WWAN module (see Replacing the WWAN Module).   7. Replace the system board (see Replacing the System Board).

  • Page 11: Camera Module

      Replacing the Camera 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: 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).

  • Page 12

      3. Replace the two screws that secure the camera module to the display cover.   4. Connect the camera module cable to the connector on the camera module.   5. Replace the display panel (see Replacing the Display Panel).  ...

  • Page 13: 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: 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).

  • Page 14: 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: 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).

  • Page 15

    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 16: Removing The Processor

      Replacing the Processor 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: 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).

  • Page 17

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

  • Page 18

    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 heat sink.

  • Page 19

      2. Peel the backing off the thermal cooling pad and adhere the pad to the portion of the heat sink that covers the processor.   3. Place the processor heat sink assembly on the system board.   4. Tighten the seven captive spring screws that secure the processor heat sink assembly to the system board.  ...

  • Page 20: Display Assembly

      Display Panel Bracket 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: 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).

  • Page 21: Replacing The Display Assembly

    screws (4)   6. Make note of the cable routing and carefully dislodge the cables from their routing guides.   7. Lift the display assembly away from the computer base.   Replacing the Display Assembly   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 22: Replacing The Display Bezel

    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: The display bezel is extremely fragile. Be careful when removing it to prevent damaging the bezel.

  • Page 23: Replacing The Display Panel

    screws (4) display panel   4. Remove the four screws that secure the display panel to the display cover.   5. Turn the display panel over and place it on a clean surface.   6. Lift the tape that secures the display panel cable to the connector and remove the cable from the connector. display panel display panel connector  ...

  • Page 24

      Removing the Display Panel Bracket   1. Follow the instructions 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 display panel (see Removing the Display Panel).

  • Page 25: Hard Drive

    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 26: Replacing The Hard Drive

      6. Tilt the hard drive by 45-degrees and lift it out of the computer base. hard drive   7. Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive to the hard drive bracket.   8. Lift the hard drive off the hard drive bracket. hard drive hard drive bracket screws (4)

  • Page 27

    10. Install the operating system for your computer, as needed (see "Restoring Your Operating System" in the Setup Guide).   11. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 28: 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: 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).

  • Page 29: Replacing The Keyboard

    6. Lift the keyboard surround off the computer.   CAUTION: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.   7. Remove the screw at the top of the keyboard.  ...

  • Page 30

    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 31: Removing The Memory Module(s)

    Install only memory modules that are compatible with your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets that can be accessed from the bottom of the computer.

  • Page 32

    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 33

    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 two Mini-Card slots:  one full Mini-Card slot –...

  • Page 34

    10. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. NOTE: If you are installing a 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.

  • Page 35

    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 36: 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: 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).

  • Page 37: Replacing The Optical Drive

    screw optical drive   11. Lift the optical drive away from the computer base.  Replacing the Optical Drive   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Place the optical drive on the computer base.   3. Replace the screw that secures the optical drive to the system board.  ...

  • Page 38: 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: 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).

  • Page 39

      11. Disconnect the following cables from their corresponding connectors on the system board:  power button cable — pull the cable away from the connector  battery indicator cable — pull the cable away from the connector  speaker module cable — pull the cable away from the connector  touch pad cable —...

  • Page 40: Replacing The Palm Rest

      CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.   14. Lift the palm rest off the computer base.  Replacing the Palm Rest   1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin.

  • Page 41: Removing The Speaker Module

      Replacing the Speaker 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: 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).

  • Page 42

      5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery). Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 43: 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: 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).

  • Page 44: Replacing The System Board

    13. Disconnect the following cables from their corresponding connectors on the system board:  Fan cable — pull the cable away from the connector  AC adapter cable — pull the cable away from the connector  WWAN module cable — lift the black tab and pull the cable away from the connector  I/O board cable —...

  • Page 45: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

      3. Replace the five screws that secure the system board to the computer base.   4. Connect the following cables to their corresponding connectors on the system board:  Fan cable  AC adapter cable  WWAN module cable  I/O board cable  Network cable  ...

  • Page 46: Wwan Module

      Replacing the WWAN 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: 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).

  • Page 47

    WWAN module WWAN module cable connector  Replacing the WWAN Module   1. Connect the WWAN module cable to the connectors on the WWAN module and the system board.   2. Place the WWAN module on the computer base.   3. Replace the three screws that secure the WWAN module to the computer base.  ...

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