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Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual
 
Memory Module(s)
Keyboard
Mini-Cards
Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Display
Camera (Optional)
 
 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 "Glossary" in the Owner's Manual.
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.
© 2006 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 XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a
registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license.
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.
May 2006 Rev. A00
Coin-Cell Battery
Modem
Fan
Thermal-Cooling Assembly
Hard Drive Bay/ExpressCard Cage Assembly
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors

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    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. 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: 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.

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      3. Disconnect any telephone or network cables from the computer.   4. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.   5. Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface. NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery before working inside the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page   Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 5: Removing The Camera, Replacing The Camera

    Back to Contents Page   Camera (Optional) Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the Camera   Replacing the Camera  Removing the Camera   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    detent in camera bezel   2. Replace the two M2 x 3-mm screws that attach the camera to the display back cover.   3. Re-adhere the tape on the camera cable to attach the cable to the display back cover. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 7: Wlan Card

    Back to Contents Page   Mini-Cards Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   WLAN Card   Mobile Broadband (WWAN) Card   Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card  WLAN Card   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.   CAUTION: Only products approved for use in your portable computer may be installed.

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    WLAN card antenna cable connectors (2) b.  Release the WLAN card by pushing the metal securing tabs toward the back of the computer until the card pops up slightly. c.  Lift the WLAN card out of its system board connector. metal securing tabs (2) NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion.

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    antenna cable connectors (2) triangles (2)   5. Replace the communications card cover.   6. If the WLAN card you just replaced is being installed in this computer for the first time, see "Using Networks" and "Drivers" in the Owner's Manual for your computer for instructions on connecting to a wireless network and installing drivers.

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    Mobile Broadband card antenna cable connectors (2) b.  Release the Mobile Broadband card by pushing the metal securing tabs toward the front of the computer until the card pops up slightly. c.  Lift the Mobile Broadband card out of its system board connector. metal securing tabs (2) NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion.

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    NOTICE: To avoid damage to the Mobile Broadband card, never place cables under the card. b.  Connect the two antenna cables to the Mobile Broadband card (black [auxiliary] cable to the connector with a black triangle and the white [main] cable to the connector with a white triangle).

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    battery-bay latch release battery bay SIM card connector metal tabs (2) SIM card     NOTICE: To protect the SIM card from electrostatic discharge (ESD), do not touch the SIM card connector. Also, take care when removing the card to slide the card completely out of the metal tabs before lifting the card out of the slot.

  • Page 13: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Back to Contents Page   Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the Coin-Cell Battery   Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery  Removing the Coin-Cell Battery   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page   Thermal-Cooling Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the Thermal-Cooling Assembly   Replacing the Thermal-Cooling Assembly  Removing the Thermal-Cooling Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    NOTE: You can place the new thermal pads directly on any existing thermal pads already installed on the thermal-cooling assembly. It is not necessary to remove an existing pad or to clean the surface. b.  On the underside of the thermal-cooling assembly, place the thermal pad(s)' adhesive-side on top of the old pad, and press it into place. thermal pads (3) underside of thermal-cooling assembly NOTE:...

  • Page 16: Processor Module, Removing The Processor Module

    Back to Contents Page   Processor Module Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the Processor Module   Replacing the Processor Module  Removing the Processor Module   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 17: Replacing The Processor Module

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

  • Page 18: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Assembly

    Back to Contents Page   Display Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Display Assembly   Display Bezel   Display Panel   Display-Panel Brackets  Display Assembly   Removing the Display Assembly   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 19: Replacing The Display Assembly

    display assembly pull-tab on display cable Mini-Card antenna cables   7. Use the pull-tab to disconnect the display cable from the system board, and then disengage the display cable from its cable channel.   8. Disengage the antenna cables from their cable channel.  ...

  • Page 20: Display Bezel, Removing The Display Bezel, Replacing The Display Bezel

    5. Reroute the display cable in the cable channel.   6. Reroute the antenna cables in their cable channel.   7. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover).   8. If any Mini-Cards are installed, connect the antenna cables to the card(s) (see Mini-Cards). If no Mini- Cards are installed, tuck the antenna cables into their secured location.

  • Page 21: Display Panel, Removing The Display Panel

    NOTE: To facilitate replacement of the display bezel, ensure that the camera connector is tucked in place beside the display panel before you snap the bezel into place.   2. Replace the four M2.5 x 5-mm screws on the corners of the bezel.  ...

  • Page 22: Replacing The Display Panel

    a.  Use the pull-tab to disconnect the bottom flex-cable connector from the inverter connector. b.  Lift the tape, if present, as necessary to pull the top flex-cable connector away from the display connector. c.  If an optional camera is present on the computer, lift the tape that holds the camera cable in place on the back of the display panel. 1 back of display-panel cable 3 tape holding camera cable 5 pull-tab on inverter...

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    5. Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws (two on each side) that attach the two display-panel brackets to the display panel. display panel M2 x 3-mm screws (4) display-panel brackets (2) tabs on display-panel brackets (4)   Replacing the Display-Panel Brackets NOTICE: Ensure that you attach the display-panel brackets to the display panel such that the tabs are flush with the display panel surface.

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    Back to Contents Page   Fan Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 25: Flashing The Bios

    Back to Contents Page   Flashing the BIOS Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual NOTICE: Plug the AC adapter into a known good power source to prevent a loss of power. Failure to do so may cause system damage.   1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly.

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    Back to Contents Page   Hard Drive Bay/ExpressCard Cage Assembly Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 27: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    NOTICE: 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 28: Replacing The Hard Drive, Returning A Hard Drive To Dell

    "Restoring Your Operating System" and "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in the Owner's Manual. Instructions for alternative solutions are available at support.dell.com/pcrt.  Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. hard drive foam packaging Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 29: Hinge Cover, Removing The Hinge Cover, Replacing The Hinge Cover

    Back to Contents Page   Hinge Cover Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the Hinge Cover   Replacing the Hinge Cover  Removing the Hinge Cover   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Back to Contents Page   Keyboard Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 31: Removing The Memory Module(s)

    Computer) before working inside the computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. NOTE: Your computer has two memory module connectors: "DIMM B" is located at the bottom of the computer, and "DIMM A" is located underneath the keyboard.

  • Page 32: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    4. Turn on the computer. 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. NOTE: Since the computer operating system reserves some memory for system files and activities, the amount of available memory that is displayed will be less than the total memory installed.

  • Page 33: Removing The Modem, Replacing The Modem

    Back to Contents Page   Modem Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the Modem   Replacing the Modem  Removing the Modem   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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      2. Connect the modem to the system board. Align the connector on the bottom of the modem with the modem connector on the system board, and press down on the end of the modem labeled "PRESS HERE."   3. Replace the M2 x 3-mm screw. Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 35: Optical Drive

    Back to Contents Page   Optical Drive Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Your computer ships with a fixed optical drive installed. NOTICE: To help prevent damage to drives, store them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.

  • Page 36: Palm Rest, Removing The Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page   Palm Rest Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the Palm Rest   Replacing the Palm Rest  Removing the Palm Rest   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 37: Replacing The Palm Rest

    M2.5 x 8-mm screws (4) captive screw touch-pad connector tabs (4)   11. Lift the palm rest from the computer base: a.  Raise the palm rest at the back of the computer. NOTE: If you were unable to disconnect the touch-pad connector with the palm rest in place (step 9), reach under the palm rest to disconnect the touch-pad connector from the system board.

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    8. Replace the keyboard (see Keyboard).   9. Replace the hinge cover (see Replacing the Hinge Cover). Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 39: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    Back to Contents Page   Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   USB Connector   Video Connector   S-Video TV-Out Connector   IEEE 1394 Connector  USB Connector     Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+  Video Connector         Signal Signal CRT_R 9 CRT_G 10 CRT_B 11 MONITOR_DETECT–...

  • Page 40: Ieee 1394 Connector

    DLUMA-L DCRMA-L   Composite Video     Signal DCMPS-L  IEEE 1394 Connector     Signal TPB– TPB+ TPA– TPA+ Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 41: System Board, Removing The System Board

    Back to Contents Page   System Board Dell™ XPS™ M1210 Service Manual   Removing the System Board   Replacing the System Board  Removing the System Board   CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 42: Replacing The System Board

    M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2) input/output daughter card 1 modem cable 3 computer base 5 cable connector for the connector on internal card with Bluetooth system board wireless technology 2 system board 4 system board connector for the     internal card with Bluetooth wireless technology  Replacing the System Board...

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    Back to Contents Page  ...

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    Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. 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.

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