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Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual
Memory, CD or DVD Drive, Modem, and Mini PCI Card
Keyboard
Display
Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Speakers
Pinout Assignments for I/O Connectors
 Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE:
A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
 Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Tell Me How help file.
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.
© 2004 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
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.: Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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.
Model PP08L
March 2004        Rev. A00

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  • Page 1

    Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.: Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 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: Base Plastics

    Back to Contents Page   Base Plastics Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 3: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.   NOTICE: 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: Computer Orientation

    NOTICE: 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.  Turn off your computer. 3.  If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions.  ...

  • Page 5: Screw Identification

       1  front  2  right  3  back  4  left   Screw Identification   When you are removing and replacing components, photocopy "Screw Identification" as a tool to lay out and keep track of the screws. The placemat provides the number of screws and their sizes.  ...

  • Page 6

           Hinge Bracket  Display Bezel:  Display Panel: to Computer Base:  (5 each)  (4 each)  (4 each)        Screw Covers (2 each)   Display Bumpers (3 each)      Display Latch:  Top of Palm Rest to  Palm Rest to Computer Base: Base Plastics:  (2 each)

  • Page 7: Flashing The Bios, Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive

    1.  Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached. 2.  Boot up the computer. 3.  Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com. 4.  Click Download Now to download the file.

  • Page 8

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  • Page 9: Microprocessor Module, Removing The Microprocessor Module

    Back to Contents Page   Microprocessor Module Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   Removing the Microprocessor Module   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 10

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

  • Page 11: Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Display Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   Display Assembly   Display Bezel   Display Panel   Display Latch Assembly   Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 12: Display Bezel

    1  pull-tab 2  display assembly 3  M2.5 x 5-mm screws (4) 4  hinge brackets (2) 5  computer base 11.  Lift the display assembly up and out of the computer base.   Display     1  screw covers (2) display bumpers (3) 2  M2.5 x 5-mm screws (5) 3  display bezel 4  display panel...

  • Page 13: Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel, Installing The Display Panel

      NOTICE: Carefully separate the bezel from the top cover to avoid damage to the bezel. 6.  Starting at the bottom of the display panel, use your fingers to separate the bezel from the top cover and lift the inside edge of the bezel away from the top cover.

  • Page 14

    1.  Connect the top flex-cable connector to the display panel connector. 2.  Connect the bottom flex-cable connector to the inverter connector. 3.  Lay the display panel in the top cover. 4.  Route the display-feed flex cable so that it rests in the notch located in the bottom edge of the top cover. 5.

  • Page 15

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  • Page 16: Emi Shield

    Back to Contents Page   EMI Shield Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   EMI Shield   EMI Shield   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 17: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive, Installing The Hard Drive

    Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive.   NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. 1.  Follow the instructions in "Before Working Inside Your Computer."...

  • Page 18

    NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the connector. 2.  Insert the drive into the bay, and push the hard drive until it is fully seated in the bay. 3.

  • Page 19: Removing The Keyboard

      Removing the Keyboard   CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.

  • Page 20: Installing The Keyboard

     M2 x 3-mm screws (4)  keyboard  keyboard connector  interface connector   NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard. 5.  Lift the top of the keyboard out of the computer base, and pull the keyboard out at an angle (towards the display). 6.

  • Page 21: Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   Palm Rest   Palm Rest   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 22

    10.  Disconnect the touch pad connector from the system board.     NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the base plastics to avoid damage to the palm rest. 11.  Starting at the back center of the palm rest, use your fingers to separate the palm rest from the base plastics by lifting the inside edge of the palm rest. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 23: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Back to Contents Page   Pinout Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   USB Connector   Video Connector   USB Connector     Signal  USB5V+  USBP–  USBP+  GND   Video Connector     Signal Signal  CRT_R  5V+  CRT_G  GND  CRT_B  MONITOR_DETECT–  NC  DDC_DATA  GND...

  • Page 24: Removing The Speakers

    Back to Contents Page   Speakers Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   Removing the Speakers   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 25: Installing The Speakers

      Installing the Speakers 1.  Slide the speakers down into the base plastics.   NOTICE: Ensure that the speaker cables are under or between their routing clips.   NOTE: Speakers face out in the base plastics holders.   NOTE: The right speaker cable is longer than the left speaker cable. 2.

  • Page 26: System Board, Removing The System Board

    Back to Contents Page   System Board Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   Removing the System Board   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 27

    16.  Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm system board screws from the optical drive cage. 17.  Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm system board screws from the chipset heat sink.     1  M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2) 2  chipset heat sink 3  M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2) 4  optical drive cage 5  M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)

  • Page 28: Installing The System Board

    20.  Lift the front of the system board out and away from the base plastics.   Installing the System Board 1.  Insert the video connector on the replacement system board through the back of the base plastics. 2.  Replace the two hex nuts that secure the video connector to the base plastics. 3.

  • Page 29: System Components

    System Components Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   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.   NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, each procedure in this document assumes that a part can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 30: Removing The Microprocessor Thermal-cooling Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ 1150 Service Manual   Removing the Microprocessor Thermal-Cooling Assembly   CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

  • Page 31

    3.  Connect the fan power cable to the system board. 4.  Tighten the four captive screws, labeled "1" through "4," in consecutive order. 5.  Replace the shield. 6.  Replace the keyboard. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 32

    Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.: Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 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 33: Removing The Memory Modules

    To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.   NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. 1.  Follow the instructions in "Before Working Inside Your Computer."...

  • Page 34: Installing The Memory Modules, Cd Or Dvd Drive

      Removing the CD or DVD Drive   CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.

  • Page 35: Removing The Modem

    1.  Slide the new drive into the bay until the drive is fully seated. 2.  Replace the memory module cover and tighten the captive screw. 3.  Replace the M2.5 x 8-mm screw next to the memory module cover.   Modem   Removing the Modem   CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.  ...

  • Page 36: Installing The Modem

    CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface. 1.  Follow the instructions in "Before Working Inside Your Computer."...

  • Page 37: Mini Pci Card, Removing The Mini Pci Card

      Removing the Mini PCI Card   CAUTION: Before working inside your Dell™ computer, read the safety instructions in your Owner's Manual.   CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface.

  • Page 38: Installing The Mini Pci Card

    4.  Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing taps on each end of the Mini PCI card connector until the card pops up.  5.  Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector.   Installing the Mini PCI Card   NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card.   NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card. 1.

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