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Dell Inspiron 3647 Owner's Manual

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Inspiron 3647
Owner's Manual
Computer model: Inspiron 3647
Regulatory model: D09S
Regulatory type: D09S001

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  • Page 1 Inspiron 3647 Owner’s Manual Computer model: Inspiron 3647 Regulatory model: D09S Regulatory type: D09S001...
  • Page 2 WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. ____________________ © 2013 Dell Inc. Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, and Inspiron™ are trademarks of Dell Inc. 2013 - 12 Rev. A00...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Begin ......Safety Instructions ......Recommended Tools .
  • Page 4 Replacing the Graphics Card ....Procedure ......Postrequisites .
  • Page 5 Replacing the Primary Hard-Drive ... . Procedure ......Postrequisites .
  • Page 6 Removing the Coin-Cell Battery ... . . Prerequisites ......Procedure .
  • Page 7: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before you turn off your computer. Save and close all open files and exit all open programs. Shutdown your computer. • Windows 8 —...
  • Page 8: Safety Instructions

    WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the power source.
  • Page 9: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After Working Inside Your Computer CAUTION: Leaving stray or loose screws inside your computer may severely damage your computer. Replace all screws and make sure that no stray screws remain inside your computer. Place the computer in an upright position. Connect any external devices, cables, cards, and any other part(s) you removed before working on your computer.
  • Page 10: Technical Overview

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Inside View of Your Computer optical drive fan shroud...
  • Page 11: System-board Components

    System-Board Components 11 10 9 power button connector (LEDH1) PCI-Express x16 card slot (SLOT2) front-panel audio connector (AUDF1) PCI-Express x1 card slot (SLOT1) Mini-Card slot (MINI1) power connector (ATX2) processor socket processor fan connector (FNCPU1) memory-module connector (DIMM1) memory-module connector (DIMM2) front panel USB connector (USBF1) main power connector (ATX1) front panel USB connector (USBF2)
  • Page 12: Removing The Computer Cover

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the computer on its side with the computer cover facing up.
  • Page 13: Replacing The Computer Cover

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect all the cables and fold the cables out of the way.
  • Page 14: Removing The Fan Shroud

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12...
  • Page 15: Replacing The Fan Shroud

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Place the fan shroud over the processor fan and heat-sink assembly.
  • Page 16: Removing The Memory Module(s)

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 17: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory-module connector.
  • Page 18: Postrequisites

    Postrequisites Replace the fan shroud. See "Replacing the Fan Shroud" on page 15. Replace the computer cover. See "Replacing the Computer Cover" on page 13. Follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9 Replacing the Memory Module(s)
  • Page 19: Removing The Graphics Card

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 20: Replacing The Graphics Card

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Locate the PCI-Express x16 card slot. See "System-Board Components" on page 11.
  • Page 21: Removing The Wireless Mini-card

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 22: Replacing The Wireless Mini-card

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure CAUTION: To avoid damage to the wireless mini-card, do not place any cables under it.
  • Page 23: Removing The Front Bezel

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 24 Rotate and pull the front bezel away from the front of the computer to release the front bezel clamps from the front panel slots. front bezel tabs (3) front bezel clamps (3) front bezel front panel Removing the Front Bezel...
  • Page 25: Replacing The Front Bezel

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align and insert the front bezel clamps into the front panel slots.
  • Page 26: Removing The Drive Cage

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 27 Disconnect the power and data cables from the connectors on the optical drive. Disconnect the power and data cables from the connectors on the hard drive. drive cage optical-drive data cable optical-drive power cable hard-drive data cable hard-drive power cable Lift the drive cage away from the chassis.
  • Page 28: Replacing The Drive Cage

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Replace the optical drive. See "Replacing the Optical Drive" on page 30.
  • Page 29: Removing The Optical Drive

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 30: Replacing The Optical Drive

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the optical drive into the drive cage.
  • Page 31: Removing The Primary Hard-drive

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is On or in Sleep state.
  • Page 32: Replacing The Primary Hard-drive

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Hard drives are fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.
  • Page 33: Removing The Front I/o Panel

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 34: Procedure

    Procedure CAUTION: Be careful when sliding the front I/O panel out of the computer to avoid damaging the connectors and the cable routing clips. NOTE: Note the routing of all cables as you remove them so that you can re-route them correctly after you replace the front I/O panel.
  • Page 35: Replacing The Front I/o Panel

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Insert the front I/O panel clamps into the slots on the front panel.
  • Page 36: Removing The Power-button Module

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 37: Procedure

    Procedure Disconnect the power-button module cable from the system-board connector (LEDH1). See "System-Board Components" on page 11. Remove the power-button module cable from the routing guides on the chassis. Press the power-button module tabs to release the power-button module from the front panel.
  • Page 38: Replacing The Power-button Module

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align and push the power-button module tabs into the slots on the front panel.
  • Page 39: Removing The Processor Fan And Heat-sink Assembly

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 40: Replacing The Processor Fan And Heat-sink Assembly

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Ensure that you apply new thermal grease. New thermal grease is critical for ensuring adequate thermal bonding, which is a requirement for optimal processor operation.
  • Page 41: Removing The Processor

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Processors are fragile. Handle the processor only by the edges and do not touch the metal pins.
  • Page 42: Replacing The Processor

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure NOTE: A new processor ships with a thermal pad in the package. In some cases, the processor may ship with the thermal pad attached to it.
  • Page 43: Postrequisites

    When the processor is fully seated in the socket, close the processor cover. Pivot the release lever. alignment post processor pin-1 corner processor processor cover processor-cover notch release lever securing tab Postrequisites Replace the processor fan and heat sink. See "Replacing the Processor Fan and Heat-sink Assembly"...
  • Page 44: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 45: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Insert a new coin-cell battery (CR2032) into the battery socket with the positive side facing up, and press the battery into place.
  • Page 46: Removing The System Board

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. NOTE: Your computer’s Service Tag is stored in the system board. You must enter the Service Tag in the BIOS after you replace the system board.
  • Page 47: Procedure

    Procedure Disconnect all cables connected to the system board. See "System-Board Components" on page 11. Make note of the cable routing and remove the cables from the routing guides. Remove the screws that secure the system board to the chassis. Lift the system board out of the chassis.
  • Page 48: Replacing The System Board

    Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS Turn on the computer. Press <F2> when the DELL logo is displayed to enter System Setup. Navigate to the main tab and enter the Service Tag in the Service Tag Input field. Replacing the System Board...
  • Page 49: Removing The Power-supply Unit

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the Computer Cover" on page 12.
  • Page 50: Procedure

    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the power-supply unit to the chassis. Slide and remove the power-supply unit away from the chassis. screws (4) power-supply unit Removing the Power-Supply Unit...
  • Page 51: Replacing The Power-supply Unit

    7. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the power supply towards the back of the chassis.
  • Page 52: Flashing The Bios

    You may need to flash (update) the BIOS when an update is available or when you replace the system board. To flash the BIOS: Turn on the computer. Go to dell.com/support. If you have your computer's Service Tag, type your computer's Service Tag and click Submit.

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