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Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 
 
Working on Your Computer
Removing and Replacing Parts
System-Board Layout
Specifications
System Setup
Passwords
Diagnostics
 
 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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July 2010     Rev. A01

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  • Page 1 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: System Setup Options

     Entering System Setup   1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the blue DELL™ logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to appear.  3. Once this F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately. NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can appear very quickly, so you must watch for it to display, and then press <F2>.
  • Page 3 Displays the auto-detection status of SATA devices. SATA-0–SATA-3 Determines the integrated SATA controller's operating SATA Mode mode. (Default: AHCI) AHCI RAID Selects the power-on-self-test (POST) errors at which the Halt On computer must stop. (Default: All, But Keyboard) All Errors All, But Keyboard Advanced BIOS Configuration Enables or disables the following features:...
  • Page 4: Boot Menu

    To enter system setup using the Boot Menu: 1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the Dell™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately.  3. Highlight the option to enter the System Setup and then press <Enter> NOTE: Making changes in the boot menu does not make any changes to the boot order stored in the System Setup program.
  • Page 5: Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

    NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from your Drivers and Utilities media. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
  • Page 6: Power Button Light Codes

    4. When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities disc, remove the disc. 5. Close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the Main Menu screen.
  • Page 8: Removing And Replacing Parts

    Back to Contents Page Removing and Replacing Parts Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual    Cover   Front Panel   Power-Button Assembly   Front I/O Panel   Expansion Cards   Memory   Hard Drive   Optical Drive   Chassis Fan   Processor Heat Sink and Fan Assembly   Processor   Power Supply   Coin-Cell Battery   System Board Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 9: Supervisor Password

    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. Your computer provides the following password features in System Setup to help secure your computer:...
  • Page 10: Clearing Cmos Settings

    Clearing CMOS Settings 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. 2. Remove the Cover. 3. Locate the 3-pin CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) on the system board. 4. Remove the jumper plug from the CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) pins 2 and 3. 5.
  • Page 11: Technical Specifications

    Back to Contents Page   Technical Specifications   Processor   Drives   Memory   External Connectors   Video   Systemboard Connectors   Audio   Controls and Lights   Network   Power   System Information   Physical   Expansion Bus   Environmental   Cards     NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start® Help and Support and select the option to view information about your computer.
  • Page 12 USB 2.0 Bus speed PCI: 133 MB/s PCI Express:  x1-slot bidirectional speed — 500 MB/s  x16-slot bidirectional speed — 8 GB/s SATA: 1.5 Gb/s and 3.0 Gb/s USB: 480 Mb/s Cards two full height cards PCI Express x1 one full height card PCI Express x16 one full height card Drives...
  • Page 13 Controls and Lights Front of the computer:   Power button push button Power light off — system is either turned off or is not receiving power blue — system is fully functional and in the On state. Blinking blue indicates sleep state of the computer. amber —...
  • Page 14 Operating –15.2 m to 3048 m (–50 ft to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.2 m to 10,668 m (–50 ft to 35,000 ft) Airborne contaminant level G2 or lower as defined by ISA-S71.04-1985 Back to Contents Page  ...
  • Page 15: Chassis Fan

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Chassis Fan 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 16: Replacing The Chassis Fan

    5. Ease the fan towards the center of the computer, and lift the fan out of the chassis. Replacing the Chassis Fan To replace the chassis fan, perform the above step in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 17: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Coin-Cell Battery 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 18: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery To replace the coin-cell battery, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 19: Front Panel

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Front Panel 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 20: Replacing The Front Panel

    Replacing the Front Panel To replace the front panel, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 21: Removing The Front I/o Panel

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Front I/O Panel 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 22: Replacing The Front I/o Panel

    CAUTION: Remove the cables carefully from the cable guides and cable routing clip(s) to prevent damaging the cables and cable routing clip(s). 7. Move the front I/O panel away from the computer as you guide the cables through the cable guides on the chassis. Replacing the Front I/O Panel To replace the front I/O panel, perform the above steps in reverse order.
  • Page 23: Hard Drive

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Hard Drive 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 24 5. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the four screws that secure the hard drive to the drive cage. 6. Slide the hard drive towards the back of the computer to remove the hard drive from the hard-drive bay.
  • Page 25: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Replacing the Hard Drive To replace the hard drive, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 26 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. Removing the Processor Heat Sink and Fan Assembly 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 27 5. Lift the heat-sink and fan assembly from the computer, then place the assembly aside with the thermal grease facing upward. Replacing the Processor Heat Sink and Fan Assembly To replace the processor heat sink and fan assembly, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 28: Removing Memory

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing Memory 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 29: Replacing Memory

    Replacing Memory CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge and damage to internal components, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis before you install the memory module. 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 30: Optical Drive

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Optical Drive 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 31: Replacing The Optical Drive

    6. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the two screws that secure the optical drive to the drive cage. 7. Slide the optical drive out from the front of the computer. Replacing the Optical Drive To replace the optical drive, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 32 Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Power-Button Assembly 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 33 Replacing the Power-Button Assembly To replace the power-button assembly, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 34: Power Supply

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Power Supply 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 35 5. Remove the four screws that secure the power supply to the back of the chassis. 6. Push the release tab beside the power supply and slide the power supply towards the front of the computer.
  • Page 36: Replacing The Power Supply

    7. Lift the power supply out of the computer. Replacing the Power Supply To replace the power supply, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 37: Removing The Processor

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Processor 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 38: Replacing The Processor

    6. Remove the processor from the socket. Leave the release lever extended in the release position so that the socket is ready for the processor to be replaced. Replacing the Processor CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge and damage to internal components, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis before you install the processor.
  • Page 39 2. Set the processor lightly in the socket and ensure that the processor is aligned in the socket. When the processor is positioned correctly, apply minimal pressure to seat it. 3. When the processor is fully seated in the socket, close the processor cover. 4.
  • Page 40: System Board

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the System Board 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 41: Replacing The System Board

    10. Tilt and lift the system board out of the computer chassis. WARNING: When replacing the system board, slide the system board below the metal tabs. Pressing down on the system board (when placed above the metal tabs) can damage the system board. 11.
  • Page 42: Removing The Cover

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing the Cover 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 43: Replacing The Cover

    4. Lift the cover away from the computer. Replacing the Cover To replace the computer cover, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 44: Expansion Cards

    Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual 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. Removing an Expansion Card 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.
  • Page 45: Replacing An Expansion Card

    6. To remove a PCI-Express X1 or PCI card, grasp the card by its top corners, and then ease the card out of the connector. Replacing an Expansion Card To replace an expansion card, perform the above steps in reverse order. Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 46 Back to Contents Page System-Board Layout Dell™ Vostro™ 430 Service Manual front I/O panel connector  SPDIF out connector USB2 connector (from front I/O panel) USB1 connector (from front I/O panel) USB3 system-board connector Clear CMOS jumper PCI connector (PCI1) PCI connector (PCI2) front audio connector CMOS battery...
  • Page 47: Working On Your Computer

    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. 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 the back of the computer.
  • Page 48: After Working Inside Your Computer

    2. Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer. 3. Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets. 4. Turn on your computer. 5. Verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics. See Dell Diagnostics.

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