Inspiron 14
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: P41G
Regulatory Type: P41G002

   Summary of Contents for Dell Inspiron 14

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    Inspiron 14 Owner's Manual Regulatory Model: P41G Regulatory Type: P41G002...

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    Disc Association (BDA) and licensed for use on discs and players. The Bluetooth word mark is a registered ® trademark and owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such mark by Dell Inc. is under license. Wi-Fi is a ® ®...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Working on Your Computer.................5 .....................5 Before Working Inside Your Computer ......................6 Turning Off Your Computer ....................6 After Working Inside Your Computer 2 Removing and Installing Components..............9 ........................9 Recommended Tools ..........................9 System Overview .......................10 Removing the Base Cover .........................12 Installing the Base Cover ........................12...

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    ..........................36 Updating the BIOS ........................37 System Setup Options 4 Troubleshooting....................41 ............41 Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) Diagnostics ........................41 Battery Status Lights ........................42 Device Status Lights ............................. 42 Beep Codes 5 Contacting Dell....................45 ..........................45 Contacting Dell...

  • Page 5: Working On Your Computer, Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.

  • Page 6: Turning Off Your Computer, After Working Inside Your Computer

    Disconnect all network cables from the computer. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. Press and hold the power button while the computer is unplugged to ground the system board. Remove the cover. CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer.

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    If required, verify that the computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics.

  • Page 9: Removing And Installing Components, Recommended Tools, System Overview

    Removing and Installing Components This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer. Recommended Tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools: • Small flat-blade screwdriver • Phillips screwdriver • Small plastic scribe System Overview The figure below displays the inside view of the back of the computer after the base cover has been...

  • Page 10: Removing The Base Cover

    7. hard drive 8. system fan 9. system board 10. memory module 11. heatsink Removing the Base Cover Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the screws that secure the base cover to the computer. Pry the base cover along the edges to loosen it.

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    Lift and remove the base cover from the computer.

  • Page 12: Installing The Base Cover, Removing The Battery

    Installing the Base Cover Place the base cover to align with the screw holes on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the base cover to the computer. After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Battery Before Working Inside Your Computer .

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    Release the tabs that secure the battery in the battery bay. Lift and remove the battery from the computer.

  • Page 14: Installing The Battery, Removing The Hard Drive

    Installing the Battery Place the battery into its slot until it clicks into place. Connect the battery cable to its connector on the system board. Install the base cover. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Hard Drive Before Working Inside Your Computer .

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    Lift and remove the hard drive from the computer..

  • Page 16: Installing The Hard Drive, Removing The Coin-cell Battery, Installing The Coin-cell Battery

    Installing the Hard Drive Place the hard drive assembly into its slot on the computer. Install: a) battery b) base cover Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Coin-Cell Battery Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove : a) base cover...

  • Page 17: Installing The Wlan Card, Removing The Msata Ssd Card, Installing The Msata Ssd Card

    a) Disconnect the antenna cable from the WLAN card. b) Remove the screw that secures the WLAN card to the computer. c) Remove the WLAN card from its slot on the system board. Installing the WLAN Card Insert the WLAN card into its connector at a 45–degree angle. Tighten the screw to secure the WLAN card to the computer.

  • Page 18: Removing The System Fan

    Removing the System Fan Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove: a) base cover b) battery Perform the steps as shown in the illustration: a) Disconnect the left system fan cable from its connector on the system board. b) Remove the screws that secure the left system fan to the system board.

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    Disconnect the right system fan cable from its connector on the system board. Peel away the system board flex cable from the right system fan. Remove the screws that secure the right system fan to the system board.

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    Lift and remove the right system fan from the computer.

  • Page 21: Installing The System Fan, Removing The Heatsink

    Installing the System Fan Place the right system fan into its original position in the system board and affix the system board flex cable. Tighten the screws that secure the right system fan to the system board. Connect the right system fan cable to its connector on the system board. Place the left system fan into its original position in the system board.

  • Page 22: Installing The Heatsink, Removing The Memory

    Installing the Heatsink Place the heatsink into its original position on the system board. Tighten the screws to secure the heatsink to the system board. Install: a) system fan b) battery c) base cover After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in Removing the Memory Before Working Inside Your Computer .

  • Page 23: Installing The Memory, Removing The System Board

    Installing the Memory Insert the memory module into the memory socket. Press the memory module down until it clicks into place. Install: a) battery b) base cover After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the System Board Before Working Inside Your Computer .

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    Remove the screws that secure the system board to the chassis. Remove the system board from the computer.

  • Page 25: Installing The System Board, Removing The Speakers

    Installing the System Board Place the system board into its original position on the chassis. Tighten the screws to secure the system board to the chassis. Connect the following cable: a) finger printer b) WLAN c) coin-cell battery d) camera e) touchpad f) keyboard g) display...

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    Lift the speaker assembly along with the routing cable and remove the speakers from the computer.

  • Page 27: Installing The Speakers, Removing The Display Assembly

    Installing the Speakers Place the speakers into its original position on the computer. Route the speaker cable along the routing channel. Connect the speaker connector to its slot on the system board. Install: a) system board b) heatsink c) system fan d) coin-cell battery e) mSATA SSD card f) WLAN card...

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    Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the system board. Lift and move the system base panel away from the display hinges to facilitate easy removal of the display assembly. Remove the system base panel.

  • Page 29: Installing The Display Assembly, Removing The Display Bezel

    Installing the Display Assembly Align the base panel of the computer to the display hinges. Install the screws that secure the display hinges to the system board. Connect the LVDS cable and the camera cable to the connectors on the system board. Install : a) battery b) base cover...

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    Pry on the plastic caps that cover the display bezel screws and remove them. Remove the screws that secure the screws to the display bezel.

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    Pry along the inner edges of the display bezel and remove the display bezel.

  • Page 32: Installing The Display Bezel, Removing The Display Panel

    Installing the Display Bezel Align the display bezel by pressing along the edges. Install the screws that secure the display bezel. Install the plastic caps that secure the display bezel screws on both sides of the display. Install : a) battery b) base cover c) display assembly After Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 33: Installing The Display Panel, Removing The Camera

    Installing the Display Panel Align the display panel to the display assembly by pressing along the edges. Install the screws that secure the display. Install: a) battery b) base cover c) display assembly d) display bezel After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in Removing the Camera Before Working Inside Your Computer .

  • Page 34: Installing The Camera

    Installing the Camera Align the camera to the base panel . Connect the camera cable to the camera. Install : a) battery b) base cover c) display assembly d) display bezel e) display After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 35: System Setup, System Setup Overview, Boot Sequence, Navigation Keys

    Boot Sequence allows you to bypass the System Setup‐defined boot device order and boot directly to a specific device (for example: optical drive or hard drive). During the Power-on Self Test (POST), when the Dell logo appears, you can: •...

  • Page 36: Updating The Bios

    For laptops, ensure that your computer battery is fully charged and connected to a power outlet Restart the computer. Go to dell.com/support. If you have your computer's Service Tag or Express Service Code: NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag? NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect Service Tag.

  • Page 37: System Setup Options

    System Setup Options Main Table 2. Main System Time Re-sets the time on the computer's internal clock. System Date Re-sets the date on the computer's internal calendar. BIOS Version Displays the BIOS revision. Product Name Displays the product name and the model number.

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    SATA Operation Change the SATA controller Default: AHCI mode to either ATA or AHCI. Adapter Warnings Enable or disable the Adapter Default: Enable Warnings. Function Key Behavior Specifies the behavior of the Default: Function key function key <Fn>. Intel Smart Connect Technology Enable or disable Intel Smart Default: Enable Connect Technology.

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    This section allows you to save, discard, and load default settings before exiting from System Setup.

  • Page 41: Troubleshooting, Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment (epsa) Diagnostics, Battery Status Lights

    Power-on the computer. As the computer boots, press the <F12> key as the Dell logo appears. On the boot menu screen, select the Diagnostics option. The Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment window is displayed, listing all devices detected in the computer.

  • Page 42: Device Status Lights, Beep Codes

    Battery Charge LED Off/Hibernate Standby Battery mode Discharging when Battery charge is > 10% Discharging when Battery Blinking White charge is <=10% Device Status Lights Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode.

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    Code Cause and Troubleshooting Steps Display Display failure...

  • Page 45: Contacting Dell

    Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues: Visit dell.com/support...

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