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Dell™ Dimension™ 5150/E510 Service Manual
Before You Begin
Technical Overview
Specifications
Removing the Computer Cover
Removing and Installing Parts
Replacing the Computer Cover
Troubleshooting
System Setup
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.
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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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 Dimension are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Intel SpeedStep, and Pentium are registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation; 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.
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Model DCSM
August 2006
Rev. A01

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  • Page 1 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 Dimension are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Intel SpeedStep, and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 2: Before You Begin

    Computer" and "Before Working Inside Your Computer." You have read the safety information in your Dell™ Product Information Guide. A component can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order. Recommended Tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools:...
  • Page 3 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. NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs;...
  • Page 4 Use this latch to remove the computer cover. release location of Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you access the Dell Service Support website or call technical support. CD or DVD Press to eject a disk from the CD or DVD drive.
  • Page 5 connector voice or musical input into a sound or telephony program. On computers with a sound card, the microphone connector is on the card. headphone Use the headphone connector to attach headphones. connector diagnostic Use the lights to help you troubleshoot a computer problem based on the lights (4) diagnostic code.
  • Page 6: Back View Of Computer

    1 voltage selection switch See the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide for more information. 2 power connector Insert the power cable. 3 back panel connectors Plug USB, audio, and other devices into the appropriate connector. 4 card slots Access connectors for any installed PCI and PCI Express cards.
  • Page 7 It is recommended that you use Category 5 wiring and connectors for your network. If you must use Category 3 wiring, force the network speed to 10 Mbps to ensure reliable operation. network activity Flashes a yellow light when the computer is transmitting or receiving light network data.
  • Page 8 System Board Components...
  • Page 9: System Board Components

    Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments...
  • Page 10 DC Main Power Connector P1 Pin Number Signal Name 18-AWG Wire +3.3 VDC* Orange +3.3 VDC* Orange Black +5VDC Black +5 VDC Black Gray +5 VFP Purple...
  • Page 11 +12 VBDC White +12 VBDC White +3.3 VDC* Orange +3.3 VDC*/SE* Orange –12 VDC Blue Black PS-ON Green Black Black Black +5 VDC +5 VDC +5 VDC Black *The orange +3.3 VDC output wires must be 16 AWG. The +3.3 VDC terminals are high current type (9 A current rating/Molex-HCS type).
  • Page 12 +5 VDC Black Black +12 VADC Yellow DC Peripheral Connectors P8 and P9 Pin Number Signal Name 18-AWG Wire +12 VBDC White Black Black +5 VDC Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 13: Specifications

    Back to Contents Page Specifications Dell™ Dimension™ 5150/E510 Service Manual Processor Processor type ® ® Intel Pentium 4 5XXX and 6XXX processors with Hyper-Threading technology NOTE: Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading technology. Level 1 (L1) cache 16 KB...
  • Page 14 Accelerator 950 (GMA950) Audio Type Sigmatel STAC9220 Expansion Bus Bus type PCI 2.3 PCI Express x1 and x16 Bus speed PCI: 33 MHz PCI Express: x1 slot bidirectional speed - 500 MB/s x16 slot bidirectional speed - 8 GB/s connectors connector size 120 pins connector data width (maximum)
  • Page 15 two front-panel and five back-panel USB 2.0-compliant connectors Audio five connectors for line-in, line-out, microphone/ side-surround, surround, and center/subwoofer connector (LFE channel); two front-panel connectors for headphones and microphone System board connectors: Primary IDE drive one 40-pin connector Serial ATA two 7-pin connectors FlexBay Drive one USB 10-pin header for optional Media...
  • Page 16 Heat dissipation 1041 BTU/hr Voltage (see the safety instructions 90 to 135 V and 180 to 265 V at 50/60 in the Product Information Guide for important voltage setting information) Backup battery 3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell Physical Height 41.1 cm (16.2 inches) Width 18.8 cm (7.4 inches) Depth...
  • Page 17 Back to Contents Page Removing the Computer Cover Dell™ Dimension™ 5150/E510 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
  • Page 18 Back to Contents Page Removing and Installing Parts Dell™ Dimension™ 5150/E510 Service Manual CD/DVD Memory Drive Heat- Cards Sink Assembly Drive Panel Processor Front Panel Assembly Front Drives I/O Panel System Hard Drive Board Power Floppy Drive Supply Media Card Reader (Optional) Memory You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board.
  • Page 19: Removing Memory

    If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly.
  • Page 20: Installing Memory

    1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin." 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector. 4. Grasp the module and pull up. If the module is difficult to remove, gently ease the module back and forth to remove it from the connector. Installing Memory CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the...
  • Page 21 1 notch 2 memory module 3 cutouts (2) 4 crossbar NOTICE: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down into the connector while you apply equal force to each end of the module. 5. Insert the module into the connector until the module snaps into position. If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the module.
  • Page 22: Pci Cards

    You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Your Dell™ computer provides the following slots for PCI and PCI Express cards: Two PCI card slots...
  • Page 23 1 release tab 2 card retention door 3. Gently push the release tab on the card retention door from the inside to pivot the door open. Because the door is captive, it will remain in the open position. 4. If you are installing a new card, remove the filler bracket to create a card-slot opening. Then continue with step 5.
  • Page 24: Removing A Pci Card

    1 alignment guide 3 release tab 2 alignment bar 4 card retention door 9. Close the card retention door by snapping it into place. NOTICE: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
  • Page 25: Installing A Pci Express Card

    1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin." 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Gently push the release tab on the card retention door from the inside to pivot the door open. Because the door is captive, it will remain in the open position. 4.
  • Page 26 1 card retention door 2 card retention mechanism 3 release tabs (2) 3. Gently push the release tab on the card retention door from the inside to pivot the door open. Because the door is captive, it will remain in the open position. 4.
  • Page 27 See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer. CAUTION: Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they are connected to a network. To guard against electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards.
  • Page 28 1 card retention door 2 card retention mechanism 3 release tabs (2) NOTICE: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment. NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  • Page 29 b. Set the retention mechanism aside in a secure location. 5. If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening. NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer.
  • Page 30 1 sliding plate lever 3 drive panel 2 sliding plate 4 front panel 3. Grasping the sliding plate lever, slide and hold the sliding plate until the drive panel snaps open. NOTE: The sliding plate secures and releases the drive panel and helps to secure the drives. 4.
  • Page 31 1 drive-panel insert tab 2 drive-panel insert 3 drive panel 1. Turn the drive panel sideways and find the tip of the drive-panel insert tab that latches over a tab on the right side of the drive panel. 2. Pull the inner tip of the drive-panel insert tab away from the drive panel. 3.
  • Page 32: Front Panel

    Replacing the Drive Panel 1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin." 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. If you are installing a replacement drive panel, remove the old drive panel. 1 sliding plate lever 3 drive panel 2 sliding plate 4 front panel 4.
  • Page 33 1. Remove the computer cover. 2. Remove the drive panel. 3. Remove the hard drive and second hard drive, if applicable. 4. Remove the two front-panel screws. NOTICE: Use care when handling the front-panel release tabs to avoid damaging them. 5.
  • Page 34 Up to two CD or DVD drives 1 CD/DVD drive(s) 2 FlexBay for optional floppy drive or optional Media Card Reader 3 hard drive(s) Connect CD/DVD drives to the connector labeled "IDE" on the system board. Serial ATA hard drives should be connected to the connectors labeled "SATA0"...
  • Page 35: Hard Drive

    1 interface cable 2 interface connector Power Cable Connector To connect a drive using the power cable, locate the power connector on the power supply. 1 SATA power cable connector 3 power cable connector 2 power connector 4 power connector Hard Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the...
  • Page 36 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer. Removing a Hard Drive 1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin." 2. Remove the computer cover. NOTICE: Use the pull-tab to remove the data cable from your hard drive or from the system board. 3.
  • Page 37 Installing a Hard Drive 1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin." 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. If you are installing a replacement hard drive, remove the old hard drive. 4. Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation. 5.
  • Page 38 2 power cable 8. Check all connectors to be certain that they are properly cabled and firmly seated. 9. Replace the computer cover. NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  • Page 39: Floppy Drive

    7. Connect a power cable to the drive. 8. Connect the data cable to the drive and to the system board. Floppy Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 40 5. Slide the sliding plate lever toward the bottom of the computer and, without releasing the sliding plate lever, slide the floppy drive out through the front of the computer. 1 sliding plate lever 2 sliding plate 3 floppy drive Installing a Floppy Drive NOTE: If the new floppy drive does not include shoulder screws, use the screws within the drive panel insert.
  • Page 41 See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation. 11. Enter system setup and select the appropriate Diskette Drive option. 12. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics.
  • Page 42 Media Card Reader (Optional) For information about using a Media Card Reader, see your Owner's Manual. Removing a Media Card Reader CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. NOTICE: 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 43 1 sliding plate lever 2 sliding plate 3 Media Card Reader 5. Slide the sliding plate toward the bottom of the computer and, without releasing the sliding plate, slide the Media Card Reader out through the front of the computer. 6.
  • Page 44 1 Media Card Reader 2 screws (4) 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Remove the drive panel. 4. Remove the Media Card Reader from its packaging and ensure that all of the screws are included. 5. Slide the Media Card Reader into place until you feel a click or feel the drive securely installed. NOTE: Ensure that the Media Card Reader is installed before the FlexBay cable is connected.
  • Page 45 1 Media Card Reader 2 FlexBay USB cable 7. Route the FlexBay USB cable through the cable routing clip. 8. Replace the drive panel. 9. Replace the computer cover. CD/DVD Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 46 CD/DVD drive out through the front of the computer. Installing a CD/DVD Drive 1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin." 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Remove the drive panel. NOTE: If you are installing a new drive, you need to remove the drive-panel insert.
  • Page 47 5. Connect the power and data cables to the drive. 6. Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to avoid blocking the fan and cooling vents. 7. Replace the drive panel. 8. Replace the computer cover. NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  • Page 48 10. Enter system setup and select the appropriate Drive option. 11. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics. Heat-Sink Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 49: Removing The Processor

    2. Remove the computer cover. NOTICE: If you are installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, discard the original heat-sink assembly. If you are not installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat-sink assembly when you install your new processor.
  • Page 50: Installing The Processor

    b. Pull the lever back to release the processor cover. 1 processor cover 4 release lever 2 processor 5 side latch 3 processor socket NOTICE: When removing or replacing the processor, do not touch any of the pins inside the processor socket or allow any objects to fall onto the pins in the socket.
  • Page 51 If you are not installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat-sink assembly when you replace the processor. If you installed a processor replacement kit from Dell, return the original heat-sink assembly and processor to Dell in the same package in which your replacement kit was sent.
  • Page 52 10. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on. Fan Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
  • Page 53 bottom of the opposite side of the assembly upwards. 6. Slide the fan assembly toward the back of the computer and lift to remove the assembly. Front I/O Panel CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  • Page 54: System Board

    6. Pull the I/O panel toward the back of the computer and lift the panel to remove from the computer. 7. Disconnect any cables from the I/O panel. System Board Jumper Settings The jumper locations are shown below. Jumper Setting Description PSWD Password features are enabled.
  • Page 55 RTCRST Real-time clock reset in normal operation. (default) Clear CMOS settings. Removing the System Board CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover. 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.
  • Page 56: Power Supply

    1 mounting-bracket screws (2) 2 system-board screws (8) NOTE: The mounting-bracket screws need to be removed for the removal of the system board. 9. Remove the eight system-board screws and the two mounting-bracket screws. 10. Slide the system board assembly toward the front of the computer, and then lift the board away. 11.
  • Page 57 NOTICE: 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 on the computer chassis. Removing the Power Supply 1.
  • Page 58: Replacing The Power Supply

    7. Lift the power supply out of the computer. Replacing the Power Supply CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 1. Slide the power supply into place. 2.
  • Page 59 Back to Contents Page Replacing the Computer Cover Dell™ Dimension™ 5150/E510 Service Manual CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. 1. Ensure that all cables are connected, and fold cables out of the way.
  • Page 60: Dell Diagnostics

    The Drivers and Utilities CD (ResourceCD) is optional, and as such, may not ship with all computers. When to Use the Dell Diagnostics If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in this section and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical assistance.
  • Page 61: Dell Diagnostics Main Menu

    6. Type 1 to start the ResourceCD menu. 7. Type 2 to start the Dell Diagnostics. 8. Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer.
  • Page 62: System Lights

    Allows you to customize the test by changing the test settings. 4. When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities CD, remove the CD. 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 63: Diagnostic Lights

    A possible processor failure has Contact Dell (see your computer Owner's Manual for information occurred. about how to contact Dell). Memory modules are detected, If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the but a memory failure has modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer.
  • Page 64: Beep Codes

    If your computer beeps during start-up: 1. Write down the beep code. 2. Run the Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause. 3. Contact Dell for technical assistance (see your computer Owner's Manual for information about how to contact Dell). Back to Contents Page...
  • Page 65: System Setup

    Entering System Setup 1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 2. When the blue DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows®...
  • Page 66 System Setup Options NOTE: Depending on your computer, BIOS version, and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not appear, or may not appear exactly as listed. System Displays the System name, BIOS Version number, BIOS Date, Service Tag, Express Service Code, and Asset Tag. System Info NOTE:...
  • Page 67 NOTE: If you insert a boot device and restart the computer, this option (Diskette appears in the system setup menu. To boot from a USB memory device, drive default) select the USB device and move it so it becomes the first device in the list.
  • Page 68 processors. The performance of some applications improve with additional logical processors installed. default) Allows the BIOS to modify the processor fan and speed based on processor temperature readings. SpeedStep NOTE: Intel SpeedStep® is not supported by all processors; therefore, default) this option will appear only when a supported processor is installed.
  • Page 69 default) NOTE: This feature does not work if you turn off your computer using a power strip or surge protector. Sets time to automatically turn on the computer. Auto Time is kept in the standard 12-hour format (hours:minutes). Change the Power startup time by pressing the right- or left-arrow key to increase or Time...
  • Page 70: Boot Sequence

    Boot Sequence This feature allows you to change the boot sequence for devices. Option Settings NOTE: The computer attempts to boot from all bootable devices listed in the boot sequence. If no bootable device is detected the computer displays the error message No bootable devices. Press the <F1> key to retry the boot or press the <F2>...
  • Page 71 NOTE: To boot to a USB device, the device must be bootable. To make sure your device is bootable, check the device documentation. Changing Boot Sequence for Future Boots 1. Enter system setup (see Entering System Setup). 2. Use the arrow keys to highlight the Boot Sequence menu option and press <Enter> to access the menu. NOTE: Write down your current boot sequence in case you want to restore it.
  • Page 72 jumper plug to pins 2 and 3 to clear the password. NOTE: When you receive your computer, the jumper plug is attached to pins 1 and 2. 3. Close the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover). 4. Connect your computer and monitor to electrical outlets, and turn them on. 5.

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