Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150 
Reinstalling the Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System
Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors
CAUTION:
Follow the safety instructions in the Owners Manual to help protect your computer from damage and ensure your own personal safety.
Hints, Notices, and Cautions
HINT:
A HINT 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
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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    Intel Corporation; Microsoft, Windows, and MS-DOS 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 Computer Corporation disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.

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    Back to Contents Page Battery and Module Bay Latches Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the Battery and Module Bay Latches NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

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  • Page 4: Preparing To Work Inside The Computer, Recommended Tools

    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. Read and follow applicable safety instructions in the Owner's Manual that came with the computer.

  • Page 5: Screw Identification

    back right front left Screw Identification When you are removing and replacing components, photocopy the place mat as a tool to lay out and keep track of the screws. The place mat provides the number of screws and their sizes. NOTICE: When reinstalling a screw, you must use a screw of the correct diameter and length.

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    Palm Rest to Hybrid Cooling Fan: Bottom Case: (2 each) (1 each) (5 each) (3 each) System Board to Bottom Modem to Case: System Board: (10 each) (2 each)   Display Latch: Memory Module Cover: (2 each) (2 each) (2 captive screws) (1 each) The single screw is one of the five keyboard screws.

  • Page 7: Microprocessor Module, Removing The Microprocessor Module, Replacing The Microprocessor Module

    Back to Contents Page Microprocessor Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Microprocessor Module   Flashing the BIOS Microprocessor Module Removing the Microprocessor Module NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 8: Flashing The Bios

    To update the BIOS: 1.  Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged into an electrical outlet and that the main battery is installed in the battery bay. 2.  Turn on the computer, and when the Dell™ logo appears, press  immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows® logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

  • Page 9: Using The Dell Diagnostics, When To Use The Dell Diagnostics, Features Of The Dell Diagnostics

    If failures are detected during the Pre-boot System Assessment, write down the error code(s) and then contact Dell before continuing on to the Dell Diagnostics. See your Owner's Manual for contact information. If you receive a message stating that no Diagnostics utility partition has been found, follow the instructions on the screen to run the Dell...

  • Page 10: Diagnostics Menu

    For a quick check of your computer, select Quick Tests from the Test All Devices or Test One Device option. Quick Tests runs only the subtests that do not require user interaction and that do not take a long time to run. Dell recommends that you choose Quick Tests first to increase the odds of tracing the source of the problem quickly.

  • Page 11: Confirming The System Configuration Information

    Keys Explains the functions of the keystrokes that you can use in the Dell Diagnostics. Device Describes the test group that is presently highlighted in the Device Groups area on the main menu screen. It also provides reasoning for using Group some tests.

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    Back to Contents Page Display, Display Assembly, Display Latch, and Hinge Covers Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Display   Display Assembly   Display Latch   Hinge Covers Display NOTICE: You must remove the display before you remove the palm rest. NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

  • Page 13: Display Assembly, Removing The Display Bezel

    M2 x 3-mm screws (2) 9.  Pull up on the pull-tab that is attached to the display-feed flex cable connector to remove the tab from the interface connector on the system board. 10.  Pivot the display up to a 90-degree angle, and lift it up and out of the bottom case. Display Assembly 1 rubber screw covers (4) 5 M2 x 4-mm screws (5)

  • Page 14: Removing The Display Panel

    4.  Remove the four M2.5 x 5-mm screws located on the front of the bezel. NOTICE: Carefully separate the bezel from the top cover to avoid damage to the bezel. 5.  Starting at the bottom of the display panel (by the DELL™ logo), use your fingers to separate the bezel from the top cover by lifting up the inside of the  bezel while pushing in on the outside. Removing the Display Panel NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

  • Page 15: Replacing The Display Panel, Display Latch, Removing The Display Latch, Replacing The Display Latch

    10.  Pull the top flex-cable connector down and away to remove it from the display panel connector. Replacing the Display Panel 1.  Reconnect the top flex-cable connector to the display panel connector. 2.  Reconnect the bottom flex-cable connector to the inverter connector. 3.

  • Page 16: Replacing The Hinge Covers

    1.  Remove the display. 2.  Rotate the hinges forward at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the front of the display. 3.  To remove the hinge covers, slide them off the hinges. Replacing the Hinge Covers 1.  Attach the display to the bottom case. 2.

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  • Page 18: Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities, Manually Reinstalling Drivers For Windows Xp

      Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System Restore Overview Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers and utilities already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed. NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may contain drivers for operating systems that are not on your computer. Ensure that you are installing software appropriate for your operating system.

  • Page 19: Resolving Software And Hardware Incompatibilities

    Using Microsoft Windows XP Device Driver Rollback If you install a new device driver that causes system instability, you can use the Windows XP Device Driver Rollback utility to replace the new device driver with the previously installed version of the device driver. If you cannot reinstall your previous driver by using the Device Driver Rollback utility, then use System Restore to return your operating system to its previous operating state before you installed the new device driver.

  • Page 20: Creating A Restore Point, Restoring The Computer To An Earlier Operating State

    Creating a Restore Point In Windows XP, you can either use the System Restore Wizard or manually create a restore point. Using the System Restore Wizard To use the System Restore Wizard, click the Start button, click Help and Support, click System Restore, and then follow the instructions in the System Restore Wizard window.

  • Page 21: Hybrid Cooling Fan, Removing The Hybrid Cooling Fan

    Back to Contents Page Hybrid Cooling Fan Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the Hybrid Cooling Fan NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 22: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive, Replacing The Hard Drive

    Back to Contents Page Hard Drive Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the Hard Drive CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive. NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

  • Page 23: Palm Rests, Display Cover

    Back to Contents Page Palm Rest and Display Cover Inserts Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Palm Rests   Display Cover Palm Rests HINT: Complete instructions for installing the palm rests are included with the optional color inserts. 1.  Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer.

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    4.  To replace the display cover, bend it slightly to insert the four tabs on the rounded edge of the cover into the slots on the top of the computer. 5.  Press the cover along the straight edge at the back of the computer until it snaps into place. 6.  Firmly press the Dell™ logo until it snaps into place. Press above both hinge covers to engage the final snaps.  Back to Contents Page...

  • Page 25: Removing The Keyboard

    Back to Contents Page Keyboard Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the Keyboard NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 26: Replacing The Keyboard

    keyboard track stick blank key palm rest 6.  Lift the keyboard straight up until it clears the keyboard boss support in the bottom case. 7.  Rotate the keyboard forward toward the front of the computer. 8.  Rest the key face of the keyboard on the palm rest. NOTICE: Do not pull on the keyboard flex and track stick cables.

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    4.  Check that the keyboard is correctly installed. The keys should be flush with the left and right surfaces of the palm rest. 5.  Replace the center control cover, close the display assembly, and turn the computer over. 6.  Reinstall the five M2.5 x 12-mm screws in the holes labeled "circle K." Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 28: Palm Rest

    Back to Contents Page Palm Rest Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

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    1 M2 x 3-mm screws (3) 2 palm rest 3 palm-rest flex cable 4 bottom case 5 touch pad connector 6 back center of the palm rest NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the bottom case to avoid damage to the palm rest. 8.

  • Page 30: Serial Connector

    Back to Contents Page Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Port Locations   PS/2 Connector   Serial Connector   USB Connector   Parallel Connector   Video Connector   Docking Connector   S-Video TV-Out Connector Port Locations air intake PS/2 connector serial connector USB connector parallel connector video connector...

  • Page 31: Docking Connector

    If you reconfigure your hardware, you may need pin number and signal information for the parallel connector. Signal I/O Definition STB# Strobe Printer data bit 0 Printer data bit 1 Printer data bit 2 Printer data bit 3 Printer data bit 4 Printer data bit 5 Printer data bit 6 Printer data bit 7...

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    M_SEN# DOCK_MCLK 116 GND 166 SAD10 POWER_SW# 117 SSERR# 167 SAD11 QPCIEN# +12V 118 SPERR# 168 SAD12 S1.6M_EN# AFD# 119 SLOCK# 169 GND DFDD/LPT# ERROR# 120 SSTOP# 170 SAD13 ACK# 121 GND 171 SAD14 122 SDEVSEL# 172 SAD15 INIT# 123 STRDY# 173 SAD16 D_ATCTLED SLCT_IN#...

  • Page 33: Usb Connector, Video Connector

    USB Connector Use the USB connector to attach one or more USB devices, such as a mouse, to the computer. USB is a peripheral standard that enables automatic detection of USB-compliant peripheral devices. Pin Signal Definition Cable power – Data +Data Ground Cable ground Video Connector...

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    S-Video Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L Composite Video Signal DCMPS-L Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 35: Power Management, Power Management Tips, Power Management Modes, Standby Mode, Hibernate Mode

    Back to Contents Page Power Management Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Power Management Tips   Power Management Modes   Power Options Properties Power Management Tips HINT: See "Using a Battery" in the Tell Me How help file for more information on conserving battery power (see "Accessing Help").

  • Page 36: Power Options Properties, Power Schemes Tab, Alarms Tab, Power Meter Tab, Advanced Tab, Hibernate Tab

    The Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm settings alert you with a message when the battery charge falls below a certain percentage. When you receive your computer, the Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm check boxes are selected. Dell recommends that you continue to use these settings.

  • Page 37: Removing And Replacing Parts

    Back to Contents Page Removing and Replacing Parts Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Before You Remove or Replace Parts   Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly   System Components   Microprocessor   Palm Rest and Display Cover Inserts   Hybrid Cooling Fan   Hard Drive   Reserve Battery   Memory Modules, Mini PCI Card, and Modem   Speakers...

  • Page 38: Reserve Battery, Removing The Reserve Battery, Replacing The Reserve Battery

    Back to Contents Page Reserve Battery Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the Reserve Battery NOTICE: The reserve battery provides power to the computer's RTC and NVRAM when the computer is turned off. Removing the battery causes the computer to lose the date and time information as well as all user-specified parameters in the BIOS. If possible, make a copy of this information before you remove the reserve battery.

  • Page 39: Using The System Setup Program, Viewing The System Setup Screens, System Setup Screens

    The system setup program contains the standard settings for your computer. NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes might make your computer work incorrectly.

  • Page 40: Changing Printer Modes, Changing Com Ports

    Boot sequence changes take effect as soon as you save the changes and exit the system setup program. Performing a One-Time Boot You can set a one-time-only boot sequence without going into the system setup program. (You can also use this procedure to boot to the Dell Diagnostics on the Diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive.) 1.

  • Page 41: Solving Problems, Accessing Help, Power Problems

    If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell. See your Owner's Manual for contact information. Test the electrical outlet —...

  • Page 42: Error Messages, Video And Display Problems, If The Display Is Blank

    Video and Display Problems If the display is blank HINT: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer supports, Dell recommends that you attach an external monitor to your computer. Check the light —...

  • Page 43: If Only Part Of The Display Is Readable, Sound And Speaker Problems

    1.  Shut down your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer. 2.  Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls. If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell. See your Owner's Manual for contact information.

  • Page 44: Modem And Internet Connection Problems, Scanner Problems

    Ensure that the printer is turned on — See the documentation supplied with the printer. Verify that Windows® recognizes the printer — 1.  Click the Start button and then click Control Panel. 2.  Click Printers and Other Hardware. 3.  Click View installed printers or fax printers. If the printer model is listed, right-click the printer icon. 4.

  • Page 45: Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems, External Keyboard Problems, Unexpected Characters, Drive Problems

    5.  Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display. If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may have a defective external keyboard. Contact Dell. See your Owner's Manual for contact information.

  • Page 46: If You Hear An Unfamiliar Scraping Or Grinding Sound

    Try another floppy disk — Insert another disk to eliminate the possibility that the original disk is defective. Reinstall the drive — 1.  Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer. 2.  Remove the drive from the module bay. 3.

  • Page 47: If You Have Problems With A Hard Drive, Pc Card Problems, Network Problems

    If you have problems with a Dell-provided PC Card — Contact Dell. See your Owner's Manual for contact information. If you have problems with a PC Card not provided by Dell — Contact the PC Card manufacturer. Network Problems Check the network cable connector —...

  • Page 48: If Your Computer Gets Wet, If You Drop Or Damage Your Computer

    CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that it is safe to do so. If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, Dell recommends that you turn off AC power at the circuit breaker before attempting to remove the power cables from the electrical outlet. Use the utmost caution when removing wet cables from a live power source.

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    Go to support.dell.com and then click E-Mail Dell in the Communicate list. Send an e-mail message to Dell about your problem; you can expect to receive an e-mail message from Dell within hours. See "Dell Technical Support Policy (U.S. Only)" in your Owner's Manual for a description of the hardware and software support provided by Dell.

  • Page 50: Removing The Speaker Assemblies

    Back to Contents Page Speakers Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the Speaker Assemblies NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

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    1 antenna cable antenna cable 2 speaker interface cable right speaker holder 3 in-line connector mounting ring 4 left speaker 10 right speaker 5 mounting ring 11 speaker interface cable 6 left speaker holder     1.  Remove the hard drive.

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  • Page 53: Specifications

    Back to Contents Page Specifications Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Microprocessor   Display   System Information   Keyboard   PC Card   Touch Pad   Memory   Track Stick   Ports and Connectors   Battery   Communications   AC Adapter   Video   Physical   Audio   Environmental Microprocessor  Microprocessor type Intel® Mobile Pentium® 4M microprocessor that runs at 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, or 2.0 GHz...

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    Modem:   Type v.92 56K MDC Controller softmodem Interface internal AC 97 bus Network adapter 10/100 Ethernet LOM Video  Video type 64-bit hardware accelerated Data bus 4X AGP Video controller ATI Mobility RADEON 7500C Video memory 16 MB or 32 MB LCD interface LVDS TV support...

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    Track Stick  X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode) 250 count/sec @ 100 gf Size protrudes 0.5 mm higher than surrounding keycaps Battery  Type 8-cell "smart" lithium ion (4460 mAh) Dimensions:   Depth 88.5 mm (3.48 inches) Height 21.5 mm (0.83 inch) Width 139.0 mm (5.47 inches) Weight 0.43 kg (0.95 lb) ...

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    Storage 1.3 GRMS Maximum shock (measured with the hard drive in   head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating 122 G Storage 163 G Altitude (maximum):   Operating –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft) Back to Contents Page  ...

  • Page 57: System Board, Removing The System Board

    Back to Contents Page System Board Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the System Board The system board's BIOS chip contains the service tag sequence, which is also visible on a barcode label on the bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board includes a CD that provides a utility for transferring the service tag sequence to the replacement system board.

  • Page 58: Replacing The System Board

    1 M2.5 x. 5-mm screw (1) 11.  Remove the speaker assemblies from the bottom case. 12.  Pull the right side of the bottom case, next to the external headphone and microphone connectors, away from the system board as you simultaneously lift the front of the system board out and away from the bottom case.

  • Page 59: System Components

    System Components Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  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: Unless otherwise noted, each procedure in this manual assumes that a part can be installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 60: Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly, Removing The Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly

    Back to Contents Page Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150  Removing the Microprocessor Thermal Cooling Assembly NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

  • Page 61: A Tour Of Your Computer, Front View

    Back to Contents Page A Tour of Your Computer Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Front View   Left Side View   Right Side View   Back View   Bottom View Front View Display Latch — Keeps the display closed. Keyboard Status Lights — The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:...

  • Page 62: Left Side View

    Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse. For more information, see the Tell Me How help file (see "Accessing Help"). Module Bay — You can install devices such as an optical drive or the Dell TravelLite™ module in the module bay. Display Latch Button — Press this button to release the display latch and open the display. Battery Bay —...

  • Page 63: Right Side View

    PC Card Slot — Has two connectors that support various types of PC Cards, including modems and network adapters. For more information, see the Tell Me How help file (see "Accessing Help"). Hard Drive — Stores software and data. Security Cable Slot — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer.

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    Audio Connectors Attach a microphone to the connector. Attach headphones or speakers to the connector. Modem Connector Connect the telephone line to the optional modem connector. For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer. To access device user's guides, see "Need Additional Help?"...

  • Page 65: Back View

    CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. Back View NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer, wait 5 seconds after turning off the computer before you disconnect an external device.

  • Page 66: Bottom View

    AC Adapter Connector — Attach the AC adapter to the computer. The AC adapter converts AC power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off. CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide.

  • Page 67: Memory Modules, Removing The Memory Module Cover, Removing The Memory Modules

    Back to Contents Page Memory Modules, Mini PCI Card, and Modem Dell™ Inspiron™ 4150    Memory Modules   Mini PCI Card   Modem Memory Modules Removing the Memory Module Cover NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

  • Page 68: Replacing Memory Modules, Mini Pci Card, Removing The Mini Pci Card

    1 JDIM 1 connector 2 JDIM 2 connector 3 keying tab 4 keying notch on memory module 5 inner tabs (2 per connector) 3.  Lift the memory module out of its connector. Replacing Memory Modules 1.  If you only have one memory module, install it in the connector labeled "JDIM1" on the system board. Install a second memory module in the connector labeled "JDIM2."...

  • Page 69: Replacing The Mini Pci Card, Removing The Modem

    1 antenna connectors on card (2) 2 antenna cables (2) Replacing the Mini PCI Card 1.  Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until you hear a click. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion.

  • Page 70: Replacing The Modem

    M2 x 3-mm screws (2) modem connector modem cable pull-tab Replacing the Modem 1.  Connect the modem cable to the modem. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed for correct insertion; do not force the connections. 2.  Align the modem with the screw holes on the system board and press down on the pull-tab to seat the modem in the connector. NOTICE: Pressing down on the modem anywhere other than on the pull-tab can break the modem.

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    The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling the Windows XP operating system. The options can potentially overwrite files installed by Dell and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall your operating system unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative.

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