Dell™ Inspiron™ 1764 Service Manual 
Battery
Coin-Cell Battery
Memory Module(s)
Wireless Mini-Card
Power Button Panel
Keyboard
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
 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.
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December 2009 Rev. A00
Regulatory model: P07E series
Regulatory type: P07E001
USB/Audio Board
Optical Drive Board
Microphone
Speakers
Display

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   Summary of Contents for Dell Inspiron 1764

  • 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, the DELL logo, and Inspiron 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

      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™  is not covered by your warranty.

  • Page 3

    1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Place the AC adapter connector in the computer base.   3. Replace the screw that secures the AC adapter connector to the computer base.   4. Connect the AC adapter connector cable to the connector on the system board.  ...

  • Page 4: Removing The Battery, Replacing The Battery

    To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface.   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 5: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    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.   CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care.

  • Page 6

    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.   CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device.  ...

  • Page 7: Flashing The Bios

    Back to Contents Page   Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ 1764 Service Manual    1. Turn on the computer.   2. Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads.   3. Click Select Model.   4. Locate the BIOS update file for your computer: NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the bottom of the computer.

  • Page 8: Removing The Bluetooth Card, Replacing 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 9

      2. Align the connector on the Bluetooth card with the connector on the system board, and press down to connect the Bluetooth card to the system board.   3. Replace the screw that secures the Bluetooth card to the system board.  ...

  • Page 10: Camera Module, Removing The Camera Module, Replacing The 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: 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 tape to secure the camera cable to the camera module.   4. Use the alignment posts to place the camera module on the display cover.   5. Press down on the camera module to secure it to the display cover.  ...

  • Page 12: 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.

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  • Page 14: Module Cover, Removing The Module Cover, Replacing The Module Cover

      Replacing the Module 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 15: 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 16: Replacing The Processor Module

     Replacing the Processor Module 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.  ...

  • Page 17: Processor Heat Sink, Removing The Processor Heat Sink, Replacing The 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 18

      3. Follow the instructions from step 4 step 24 Replacing the System Board.   CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 19: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

      Display 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 20: Replacing The Display Assembly

      10. Pull the Mini-Card antenna cables up through the slot in the computer base.   11. Note the routing of the Mini-Card antenna cables and remove them from the routing guides on the palm rest.   12. Disconnect the display cable from the connector on the system board, and remove the display cable grounding screw. 1 Mini-Card antenna cable routing 2 display cable grounding screw 3 display cable...

  • Page 21: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel, Replacing The Display Bezel

      3. Replace the three screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base.   4. Connect the display cable to the connector on the system board, and replace the display cable grounding screw.   5. Route the Mini-Card antenna cables through the routing guides on the palm rest.  ...

  • Page 22: Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel

    3. Place the display bezel over the hinges first.   4. Gently press down around the display bezel to snap it into place.   5. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly).   6. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).

  • Page 23: Replacing The Display Panel

    tape display panel display cable       Replacing the Display Panel   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Connect the display cable to the connector on the back of the display panel, and replace the tape to secure the cable.  ...

  • Page 24: Display Hinges, Removing The Display Hinges, Replacing The Display Hinges

    1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Replace the six screws that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel.   3. Replace the display panel (see Replacing the Display Panel).   4. Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel).

  • Page 25: Display Cable, Removing The Display Cable, Replacing The Display Cable

    7. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery).   CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.  Display Cable  ...

  • Page 26: Processor Fan, Removing The Processor Fan

      Replacing the Processor 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 27: Replacing The Processor Fan

     Replacing the Processor Fan   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Place the processor fan in the computer base.   3. Replace the two screws that secure the processor fan to the computer base.   4. Connect the processor fan cable to the connector on the system board.  ...

  • Page 28: Hard Drive, Removing The 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 29: Replacing The Hard Drive

    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 30: 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 31: Replacing The Keyboard

    connector latch keyboard cable   9. Lift the keyboard off the palm rest.  Replacing the Keyboard   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Place the keyboard upside down on the palm rest.   3. Slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board, and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable.  ...

  • Page 32: Battery Latch Assembly, Removing The Battery Latch Assembly, Replacing 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™  is not covered by your warranty.

  • Page 33

      CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 34: Removing The Memory Module(s), Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    Battery) before working inside the computer. You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Basic Specifications" in your Setup Guide and Comprehensive Specifications at support.dell.com/manuals for information on the memory supported by your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell™ are covered under your computer warranty.

  • Page 35

    As the computer boots, it detects the memory module(s) and automatically updates the system configuration information. Confirm the amount of memory installed in the computer: ® In Microsoft Windows Vista , click Start ® Help and Support® Dell System Information. ®  In Microsoft Windows 7, click Start ® Control Panel® System and Security® System.

  • Page 36: Removing The Microphone, Replacing The Microphone

      Replacing the Microphone   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 37

    3. Connect the microphone cable to the connector on the system board.   4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest).   5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   6. Replace the power button panel (see Replacing the Power Button Panel).

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    NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for Mini-Cards from sources other than Dell. NOTE: Depending on the configuration of the computer when it was sold, the Mini-Card slot may or may not have a Mini-Card installed in the slot.

  • Page 39

    8. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide. NOTE: If you are installing a communication 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 40

      Replacing the Optical Drive 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 41

     Replacing the Optical Drive Board   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Use the alignment posts on the computer base to correctly place the optical drive board.   3. Replace the two screws that secure the optical drive board to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 42: Optical Drive, Removing The Optical Drive, Replacing 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.

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  • Page 44: Palm Rest, Removing 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.

  • Page 45: Replacing The Palm Rest

    palm rest screws (6) Mini-Card antenna cable routing slot in computer touch pad cable pull-tab connector latch       CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.   14. Starting at the right or left of the palm rest, use your fingers to separate the palm rest from the computer base.  ...

  • Page 46

      8. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard).   9. Replace the power button panel (see Replacing the Power Button Panel).   10. Route and connect the Mini-Card antenna cables (see step 5 Replacing the Mini-Card).   11. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover).

  • Page 47

      Replacing the Power Button Panel   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 48

    power button cable pull-tab connector latch power button panel  Replacing the Power Button Panel   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Slide the power button cable into the connector on the system board, and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable.  ...

  • Page 49: Removing The Speakers, Replacing 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 50

      3. Route the speaker cable in the routing guides on the computer base.   4. Connect the speaker cable to the connector on the system board.   5. Replace the four screws that secure the two speakers to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 51: System Board, Removing 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™  is not covered by your warranty.

  • Page 52: Replacing The System Board

    USB connector cable AC adapter connector cable display cable optical drive board cable connector latch USB/audio cable connector latch microphone cable speaker cable       18. Remove the seven screws that secure the system board to the computer base.  ...

  • Page 53: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

      5. Align the connectors on the system board with the slots on the computer base.   6. Use the alignment posts on the computer base to correctly place the system board.   7. Replace the seven screws that secure the system board to the computer base.  ...

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 55

      Replacing the USB/Audio 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 56

      1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.   2. Align the connectors on the USB/audio board with the slots on the computer base.   3. Use the alignment posts on the computer base to correctly place the USB/audio board.  ...

  • Page 57: Usb Connector

      Replacing the USB 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™  is not covered by your warranty.

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