Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519 Service Manual 
 
 
 
 
 
  Replacing a PCI/PCI Express Card
 
 
Model: DCMF
 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
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NOTICE:
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CAUTION:
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May 2008         Rev. A00
 
 
 
 
 
 

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    Reproduction 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.; AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 2: Before You Begin, Technical Specifications, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Safety Instructions

     A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.  Technical Specifications For information on technical specifications of your computer, see the Quick Reference Guide that shipped with your computer or see the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.

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    5. Press and hold the power button while the system is unplugged to ground the system board. NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer.

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      CAUTION: 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 a PCI/PCI Express Card   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  • Page 5: Replacing The Card Retention Bracket

      3. Remove the screw holding the card retention bracket.   4. Lift the card retention bracket and set it aside in a secure place.   5. Remove the filler bracket to create a card-slot opening.   6. Prepare the card for installation. See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer.

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    Replace the card retention bracket ensuring that:  The guide clamp is aligned with the guide notch.  The tops of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the alignment bar.  The notch in the top of the card or filler bracket fits around the alignment guide. alignment guide filler bracket alignment bar...

  • Page 7: Replacing The Battery

      CAUTION: 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: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Page 8: Replacing The Computer Cover

      CAUTION: 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: Do not operate your equipment with any cover(s) (including computer covers, front panel, filler brackets, front-panel inserts, etc.) removed.

  • Page 9: Removing The Computer Cover

      CAUTION: 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 guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

  • Page 10: Replacing The Processor, Removing The Processor

    CAUTION: 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. NOTICE: Do not perform the following steps unless you are familiar with hardware removal and replacement. Performing these steps incorrectly could damage your system board.

  • Page 11: Installing The Processor

    Socket pins are delicate. To avoid damage, ensure that the processor is aligned properly with the socket, and do not use excessive force when you install the processor. Be careful not to touch or bend the pins on the system board.   Dell Inspiron 518 processor cover processor...

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    3. If the release lever on the socket is not fully extended, move it to that position.   4. For Inspiron 518, orient the front and rear alignment-notches on the processor with the front and rear alignment-notches on the socket.  ...

  • Page 13: Replacing Drives, Replacing A Hard Drive

      Replacing the Drive Panel Insert   CAUTION: 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. NOTE: The system does not support IDE devices. NOTE: The 3.5-inch media card reader is not interchangeable with the hard drive carrier.

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    1 screw holes in the hard drive bay (4) 2 screws (4) 3 system board connector (any available connector 4 serial ATA data SATA0 - SATA3) cable 5 power cable 6 hard drive   4. Remove the four screws securing the hard drive to the chassis. NOTICE: Ensure that you do not scratch the hard disk circuit board, while removing or replacing the hard drive.

  • Page 15: Replacing A Media Card Reader

    1 custom 2 screw holes in the 3 system board connector (any screws (2) CD/DVD drive bay available connector SATA0 - SATA3) 4 power 5 data cable 6 CD/DVD drive cable   4. Disconnect the power cable and the CD/DVD drive data cable from the back of the drive. NOTE: If you are uninstalling the only CD/DVD drive in your computer and will not replace it at this time, disconnect the data cable from the system board and set it aside.

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    custom screws (2) F_USB4 connector power cable flexbay USB cable media card reader       4. Disconnect the FlexBay USB cable and the power cable from the back of the Media Card Reader and from the internal USB connector (F_USB4) on the system board (see System Board Components).

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    Align the tip of a Phillips screwdriver with the slot on the break-away metal plate and rotate the screwdriver outwards to break and remove the metal plate.  Replacing the Drive Panel Insert back of the computer drive panel insert (optional) Align the drive panel insert along the edges of the empty slot of the Media Card Reader and push the panel insert.

  • Page 18: Replacing Fans, Replacing The Chassis Fan, Replacing The Processor Fan And Heat Sink Assembly

      CAUTION: 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 guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

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    5. Follow the instructions below to replace the processory fan and heat sink assembly, depending on your computer model:   Inspiron 518 a.  Loosen the four captive screws securing the processor fan and heat sink assembly and lift it straight up.

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    f.  Hold the heat sink fan assembly in place and rotate the clamp lever 180 degrees clockwise to secure the heat sink and fan assembly. 1 fan 2 fan cover 3 heat sink 4 bracket 5 clamp grip 6 bracket projection 7 clamp lever  ...

  • Page 21: Replacing The Front Panel

      Replacing the Front Panel Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519 Service Manual    CAUTION: 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.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  • Page 22: Replacing The Front I/o Panel

      Replacing the Front I/O Panel Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519 Service Manual    CAUTION: 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.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  • Page 23: Replacing Memory Module(s)

      Replacing Memory Module(s) Dell™ Inspiron™ 518/519 Service Manual    CAUTION: 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.   1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

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    1 Pair A: matched pair of memory 2 Pair B: matched pair of memory modules in connectors DIMM_1 modules in connectors DIMM_3 and DIMM_2 and DIMM_4   7. Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector. cutouts (2) memory module notch...

  • Page 25: Replacing The Power Supply

      CAUTION: 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 guard against likelihood of electric shock, laceration by moving fan blades or other unexpected injuries, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

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  • Page 27: Replacing The System Board

    CAUTION: 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. NOTICE: Do not perform the following steps unless you are familiar with hardware removal and replacement. Performing these steps incorrectly could damage your system board.

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      13. Replace the memory modules into the memory sockets at the same locations from which you removed them (see Replacing Memory Module(s)).   14. Replace any add-in cards on the system board.   15. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

  • Page 29: System Setup, Entering System Setup, System Setup Screens

    Key Functions — This field appears below the Option Field and lists keys and their functions within the active system setup field.   System Setup Options — Dell Inspiron™ 518 NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed.

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    AC Recovery Off; On; Last (Off by default)   System Setup Options — Dell Inspiron 519 NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed.

  • Page 31: Boot Sequence, Boot Options, Changing Boot Sequence For The Current Boot

    Changing Boot Sequence for the Current Boot You can use this feature, for example, to tell the computer to boot from the CD drive so that you can run the Dell Diagnostics on the Drivers and Utilities media, but you want the computer to boot from the hard drive when the diagnostic tests are complete. You can also use this feature to restart your computer to a...

  • Page 32: Changing Boot Sequence For Future Boots, Clearing Forgotten Passwords

    USB device such as a USB floppy drive, or a memory key.   1. If you are booting to a USB device, connect the USB device to a USB connector.   2. Turn on (or restart) your computer.   3. When F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, press <F12>. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop.

  • Page 33: Clearing Cmos Settings, Flashing The Bios

    The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board.   1. Turn on the computer.   2. Locate the BIOS update file for your computer at the Dell Support website at support.dell.com.   3. Click Download Now to download the file.  ...

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      6. Click the down arrow to view the Save In menu, select Desktop, and then click Save. The file downloads to your desktop.   7. Click Close when the Download Complete window appears. The file icon appears on your desktop and is titled the same as the download BIOS update file.  ...

  • Page 35: Technical Overview, Inside View Of Your Computer, System Board Components

      System Board Components   CAUTION: 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.  Inside View of Your Computer optional hard drive hard drive...

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    (PCIE_X2) (PCIE_X16) 27 audio connectors 28 2 USB connectors and 1 LAN connector 29 2 USB connectors and 30 chassis fan connector 1 IEEE 1394 connector (CHASSIS_FAN) 31 video connector (VGA) 32 power for processor (ATX_CPU)   Dell Inspiron 519...

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    processor socket (CPU) processor fan connector (CPU_FAN) memory module connector memory module connector (DIMM_4) (DIMM_3) memory module connector memory module connector (DIMM_2) (DIMM_1) main power connector serial ATA drive connector (SATA3) (ATX_POWER) serial ATA drive connector 10 CMOS jumper (CLEAR CMOS) (SATA2) 11 password jumper (CLEAR_PW) 12 S/PDIF connector (SPDIF_OUT)

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