Dell Inspiron 7537 Owner's Manual

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Inspiron 15
7000 Series
Owner's Manual
Computer model: Inspiron 7537
Regulatory model: P36F
Regulatory type: P36F001

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    Inspiron 15 7000 Series Owner’s Manual Computer model: Inspiron 7537 Regulatory model: P36F Regulatory type: P36F001...

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    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.; ® ® Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft corporation in the ®...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Working Inside Your Computer ..Before You Begin ......Recommended Tools .

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    Removing the Wireless Card ....Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Removing the Thermal-Cooling Assembly ..Prerequisites ......Procedure .

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    Removing the Display Bezel ....Prerequisites ......Procedure .

  • Page 7: Before Working Inside Your Computer, Before You Begin, Recommended Tools

    Before Working Inside Your Computer Before You Begin CAUTION: To avoid data loss, save and close all open files and exit all open programs before turning off your computer. Save and close all open files, exit all open programs, and turn off your computer. Point to the lower or upper-right corner of the screen to open the Charms sidebar and click Settings→...

  • 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. Connect any cables, peripherals, and other parts you removed before working on your computer.

  • Page 10: Removing The Base Cover, Procedure

    Your Computer" on page 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 Close the display, and turn the computer over.

  • Page 11: Replacing The Base Cover, Procedure

    "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 Slide the tabs on the base cover into the bottom cover and snap the base cover into place.

  • Page 12: Removing The Battery, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

  • Page 13: Replacing The Battery, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "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 the screw holes on the battery with the screw holes on the bottom cover and press on the battery to connect it to the system board.

  • Page 14: Removing The Memory Module(s), Prerequisites, Procedure

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

  • Page 15: Replacing The Memory Module(s), Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 the notch on the memory module with the tab on the memory-module connector.

  • Page 16: Removing The Hard Drive, Prerequisites, Procedure

    "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 in Sleep or On state.

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    Remove the screws that secure the hard drive to the hard-drive bracket. Lift the hard-drive bracket off the hard drive. screws (4) hard drive hard-drive bracket Removing the Hard Drive...

  • Page 18: Replacing The Hard Drive, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "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 in Sleep or On state.

  • Page 19: Removing The Wireless Card, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

  • Page 20: Replacing The Wireless Card, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 CAUTION: To avoid damage to the wireless card, do not place any cables under it.

  • Page 21: Removing The Keyboard, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

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    Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible. Using a plastic scribe, release the latches that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly. Carefully turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm-rest assembly. plastic scribe keyboard Removing the Keyboard...

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    Lift the connector latches and disconnect the keyboard and keyboard-backlit cables from the system board. Lift the keyboard off the palm-rest assembly. keyboard-backlit cable connector latches (2) keyboard cable Removing the Keyboard...

  • Page 24: Replacing The Keyboard, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 Slide the keyboard and keyboard-backlit cables into the system board and press down the connector latches to secure the cables.

  • Page 25: Removing The Bottom Cover, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

  • Page 26: Procedure

    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the bottom cover to the palm-rest assembly. screws (2) palm-rest assembly Removing the Bottom Cover...

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    Close the display and turn the computer over. Remove the screws that secure the bottom cover to the palm-rest assembly. Note the antenna cables routing and remove them from the routing guides on the bottom cover. screws (8) antenna cables routing bottom cover Using a plastic scribe, pry the bottom cover off the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 28: Replacing The Bottom Cover, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 Route the antenna cables through the guides on the bottom cover.

  • Page 29: Removing The Coin-cell Battery, Prerequisites, Procedure

    "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: Removing the coin-cell battery resets the BIOS settings to default. It is recommended that you note the BIOS settings before removing the coin-cell battery.

  • Page 30: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "After Working Inside Your Computer" on page 9. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The battery may explode if installed incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 31: Removing The Speakers, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

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    Procedure Using a plastic scribe, release the tabs on the right speaker. Release the tabs that secure the left speaker to the palm-rest assembly. Disconnect the speaker cable from the system board. Remove the speaker cable from the routing guides on the palm-rest assembly. Lift the speakers along with its cable off the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 33: Replacing The Speakers, Procedure, Postrequisites

    "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 the push pins on the left speaker with the slots on the palm-rest assembly and snap the left speaker into place.

  • Page 34: Removing The Thermal-cooling Assembly, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

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    Procedure NOTE: The number of screws and the shape of the thermal-cooling assembly vary for systems shipping with integrated graphics card. Disconnect the fan cable from the system board. In sequential order (indicated on the thermal-cooling assembly), loosen the captive screws that secure the thermal-cooling assembly to the system board.

  • Page 36: Replacing The Thermal-cooling Assembly, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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: The original thermal grease can be reused, if the original system board and thermal-cooling assembly are reinstalled together.

  • Page 37: Removing The Usb Board, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

  • Page 38: Replacing The Usb Board, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 Using the alignment posts, place the USB board on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 39: Removing The Power-adapter Port, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

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    CAUTION: Be careful when handling the palm-rest assembly. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel. Open the palm-rest assembly as far as possible to release the display hinge from the palm-rest assembly and close the palm-rest assembly. palm-rest assembly Removing the Power-Adapter Port...

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    Remove the screw that secures the power-button board to the palm-rest assembly. Remove the power-button board from the power-adapter port cable routing. power-button board screw display hinge Removing the Power-Adapter Port...

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    Note the power-adapter port cable routing and remove the cable from the routing guides. Remove the screw that secure the power-adapter port to the palm-rest assembly. Peel off the tape that secures the power-adapter port cable to the palm-rest assembly. Disconnect the power-adapter port cable from the system board.

  • Page 43: Replacing The Power-adapter Port, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 the screw hole on the power-adapter port with the screw hole on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 44: Removing The System Board, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

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    Procedure NOTE: Replacing the system board removes any changes you have made to the BIOS using System Setup. Enter the Service Tag of your computer in the BIOS and make the desired changes again after you replace the system board. For more information on entering the Service Tag in the BIOS, see "Replacing the System Board"...

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    Close the display and turn the computer over. Disconnect the power-adapter port cable, speaker cable, camera cable, and hard-drive cable from the system board. Peel off the tapes and lift the connector latches that secure the display and USB-board cables to the system board. camera cable power-adapter port cable USB-board cable...

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    Remove the screw that secures the system board to the palm-rest assembly. Remove the screw that secures the display hinge to the palm-rest assembly. screws (2) Open the palm-rest assembly as far as possible to release the display hinge from the palm-rest assembly.

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    Lift the system board at an angle and release the headset port from the slot on the palm-rest assembly. Lift the system board off the palm-rest assembly. system board Removing the System Board...

  • Page 49: Replacing The System Board, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 CAUTION: Make sure that no cables are placed under the system board.

  • Page 50: Entering The Service Tag In The Bios

    Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS Turn on the computer. At the Dell logo, press <F2> to enter System Setup. Navigate to the Main tab and type the Service Tag in the Service Tag field. Replacing the System Board...

  • Page 51: Removing The Display Assembly, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

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    Procedure Peel off the tape, lift the latch, and disconnect the display cable from the system board. Disconnect the camera cable from the system board. Peel the tape off the camera cable. Note the camera cable routing and remove the cable from the routing guides on the palm-rest assembly.

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    Open the palm-rest assembly to an angle of 90 degrees to release the display hinges from the palm-rest assembly. display hinges palm-rest assembly display assembly Removing the Display Assembly...

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    Lift the palm-rest assembly away from the display assembly. palm-rest assembly Removing the Display Assembly...

  • Page 55: Replacing The Display Assembly, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 Place the palm-rest assembly on the display assembly.

  • Page 56: Removing The Display Bezel, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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: The below provided instructions are applicable only for computers with non-touch display.

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    Procedure Press the bottom of the display-hinge cover and remove it off the display assembly. display assembly display-hinge cover Removing the Display Bezel...

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    Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel. Remove the display bezel off the display back-cover. display bezel Removing the Display Bezel...

  • Page 59: Replacing The Display Bezel, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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: The below provided instructions are applicable only for computers with non-touch display.

  • Page 60: Removing The Display Panel, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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: The below provided instructions are applicable only for computers with non-touch display.

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display panel to the display back-cover. Lift the display panel off the display back-cover and place it face down on a clean surface. display panel display back-cover screws (4) Removing the Display Panel...

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    Peel off the tape and disconnect the display cable from the display panel. display panel display cable tape Removing the Display Panel...

  • Page 63: Replacing The Display Panel, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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: The below provided instructions are applicable only for computers with non-touch display.

  • Page 64: Removing The Display Hinges, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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: The below provided instructions are applicable only for computers with non-touch display.

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the display back-cover. Remove the display hinges off the display back-cover. display back-cover display hinges (2) screws (6) Removing the Display Hinges...

  • Page 66: Replacing The Display Hinges, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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: The below provided instructions are applicable only for computers with non-touch display.

  • Page 67: Removing The Palm Rest, Prerequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 base cover. See "Removing the Base Cover" on page 10.

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    Procedure Open the palm rest assembly to an angle of 90 degrees to release the display hinges from the palm rest. palm rest display assembly Removing the Palm Rest...

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    Remove the palm rest. palm rest Removing the Palm Rest...

  • Page 70: Replacing The Palm Rest, Procedure, Postrequisites

    Your Computer" on page 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 Place the palm rest on the display assembly.

  • Page 71: 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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