Dell Vostro 14 – 3446 Owner's Manual

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Dell Vostro 14 – 3446
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: P52G
Regulatory Type: P52G001

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    Dell Vostro 14 – 3446 Owner's Manual Regulatory Model: P52G Regulatory Type: P52G001...

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    WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2014 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. Dell ™...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Working on Your Computer................... 5 ....................5 Before Working Inside Your Computer ..........................6 Recommended Tools ........................7 Turning Off Your Computer ....................7 After Working Inside Your Computer 2 Removing and Installing Components..............9 ........................... 9 System Overview .......................... 11 Removing the Battery ..........................12 Installing the Battery...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Assigning a System Password and Setup Password ..........39 Deleting or Changing an Existing System and/or Setup Password 4 Diagnostics....................... 41 ............41 Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) Diagnostics 5 Specifications......................43 ............................43 Specifications 6 Contacting Dell.......................49 ........................... 49 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: Recommended Tools

    If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device. Disconnect all network cables from the computer. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets.

  • Page 7: Turning Off Your Computer, After Working Inside Your Computer

    CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers. Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator or media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard.

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    Turn on your computer.

  • Page 9: Removing And Installing Components, System Overview

    Removing and Installing Components This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer. System Overview Figure 1. Front View display keyboard palmrest assembly...

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    Figure 2. Back View battery access panel optical-disk drive Figure 3. Inside View – Back memory module WLAN card hard drive...

  • Page 11: Removing The Battery

    Figure 4. System Board View I/O board speakers coin-cell battery system board system fan power connector Removing the Battery Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Slide the release latches outwards to unlock the battery and lift the battery to remove it from the computer.

  • Page 12: Installing The Battery, Removing The Optical Disk Drive, Installing The Optical-disk Drive

    Installing the Battery Insert the battery into the battery slot and press to lock in place. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Optical Disk Drive Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Remove the screw at the base and slide the ODD out of the computer. Installing the Optical-Disk Drive Slide the optical-disk drive into the chassis and tighten the screw to secure it.

  • Page 13: Installing The Access Panel, Removing The Hard Drive

    Loosen the screw and lift the access panel off the computer. Installing the Access Panel Insert the access panel into the chassis. Tighten the screw to secure the access panel to the chassis. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Hard Drive Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 14: Installing The Hard Drive, Removing The Memory Module

    Loosen the screw securing the hard drive and lift the hard drive off the computer. Installing the Hard Drive Slide the hard drive into the connector and then tighten the screw to secure it to the chassis. Install: a. access panel b.

  • Page 15: Installing The Memory Module, Removing The Wlan Card

    Pry the securing clips away from the memory module until it pops up. Remove the memory module from its socket on the system board. Installing the Memory Module Insert the memory module into the socket and press to lock the securing clips. Install the access panel.

  • Page 16: Installing The Wlan Card, Removing The Keyboard

    Installing the WLAN Card Insert the WLAN card into its slot and tighten the screw to secure it to the system board. Connect the two connectors (black cable to the black triangle and white cable to the white triangle). Install: a.

  • Page 17: Installing The Keyboard

    Slide and lift the keyboard to access the cable below. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the system board and lift it up to remove it from the computer. Installing the Keyboard Connect the keyboard cable to the connector on the system board. Slide the keyboard into the retaining slots.

  • Page 18: Removing The Palmrest

    Removing the Palmrest Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Remove the battery. Remove the keyboard. Turn the computer over and remove the screws at the base of the computer. Then, release the tabs securing the base cover. Turn the computer over and remove the screws from inside the keyboard cavity.

  • Page 19: Installing The Palmrest

    Gently pry up the palmrest and lift it up to remove it from the computer. Installing the Palmrest Insert the palmrest into the chassis until it clicks in place. Connect the touchpad and power connectors to the system board. Tighten the screws to secure it to the system board. Turn the computer over and press at the edges to lock into the retaining tabs.

  • Page 20: Removing The Coin-cell Battery, Installing The Coin-cell Battery, Removing The Input/output (i/0) Board

    Removing the Coin-Cell Battery Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Remove: a. battery b. optical disk drive c. access panel d. hard-disk drive e. memory module f. keyboard g. palmrest assembly Push the coin-cell release latch and pull the coin-cell battery to remove it from the computer. Installing the Coin-cell battery Insert the coin-cell battery and press to lock.

  • Page 21: Installing The Input/output (i/o) Board, Removing The Speakers

    Disconnect the I/O board cable and lift the I/O board from the computer. Installing the Input/Output (I/O) Board Insert the I/O board into the chassis. Connect the I/O board connector to the system board. Install: a. palmrest assembly b. keyboard c.

  • Page 22: Installing The Speakers

    Disconnect the speaker connector from the system board (1) and release the speaker cables from the retaining tabs (2). Release the speaker assembly from the retaining clips (1) and remove the speakers from the chassis (2). Installing the Speakers Insert the speakers into the chassis and press the retaining clips to lock in place. Connect the speakers to the system board.

  • Page 23: Removing The System Board

    Install: a. palmrest assembly b. keyboard c. memory module d. hard-disk drive e. WLAN card f. access panel g. optical-disk drive h. battery Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the System Board Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Remove: a.

  • Page 24: Installing The System Board

    Remove the screws securing the system board to the chassis. Then, disconnect and remove the following: a. I/O board cable (1) and (2) b. LVDS connector (3) c. LVDS cable(4) Lift and remove the system board from the chassis. Installing the System Board Insert the system board into the chassis.

  • Page 25: Removing The Display Assembly

    Connect the speakers to the system board. Connect the power connector to the system board. Install: a. palmrest assembly b. keyboard c. memory module d. hard-disk drive e. access panel f. optical-disk drive g. battery Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Display Assembly Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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    Place the display panel on a stable surface and gently pry the display bezel away from the panel. Remove the screws securing the display hinges to the display assembly. Then, lift and remove the display hinges away from the display assembly.

  • Page 27: Installing The Display Assembly

    Remove the screws securing the display panel to the display assembly. Then, flip the display panel to access the cables underneath. Disconnect the LVDS cable from the display panel and remove the display panel. Installing the Display Assembly Connect the LVDS cable to the display panel. Tighten the screws to secure the display panel to the display assembly.

  • Page 28: Removing The Camera

    Install: a. system board b. palmrest assembly c. keyboard d. memory module e. hard-disk drive f. access panel g. optical-disk drive h. battery Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. Removing the Camera Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer. Remove: a.

  • Page 29: Installing The Camera, Removing The Heatsink

    Installing the Camera Insert the camera into the display assembly. Connect the camera connector. Install: a. display bezel b. display assembly c. palmrest assembly d. keyboard e. memory module f. hard-disk drive g. WLAN card h. access panel optical-disk drive battery Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 30: Installing The Heatsink, Removing The Power Connector

    Disconnect the cooling fan’s connector to the system board. Then, remove the screws securing the heatsink to the system board and lift it off the board. Installing the Heatsink Insert the heatsink and tighten the screws to secure it to the system board. Connect the cooling fan’s connector to the system board.

  • Page 31: Installing The Power Connector

    Disconnect the power connector from the system board (1) and un-thread the cable from the retaining clips (2). Then, lift the power connector and cable off the computer. Installing the Power Connector Insert the power connector into its slot on the chassis and guide the cable into the retaining tabs. Connect the power connector cable to the system board.

  • Page 33: System Setup, 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 34: System Setup Options

    Table 1. Navigation Keys Keys Navigation Up arrow Moves to the previous field. Down arrow Moves to the next field. <Enter> Allows you to select a value in the selected field (if applicable) or follow the link in the field. Spacebar Expands or collapses a drop‐down list, if applicable.

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    Option Description CPU Speed Displays the speed of the processor. CPU ID Displays the processor CPU Cache L1 Cache Displays the processor L1 cache size. L2 Cache Displays the processor L2 cache size. L3 Cache Displays the processor L3 cache size. Fixed HDD Displays the model number and capacity of...

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    Option Description Integrated NIC Enable or disable the Default: Enabled power supply to the on– board network card. USB Emulation Enable or disable the Default: Enabled USB emulation feature. USB Wake Support Allows USB devices to Default: Disabled wake up the computer from standby.

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    The Security tab displays the security status and allows you to manage the security features of the computer. Table 4. Security Options Option Description Unlock Setup Status Admin Password This field displays if an admin password is set for this computer or not (Default: Not Set) System Password This field displays if a system password is set for this computer or not (Default: Not Set)

  • Page 38: Updating The Bios, System And Setup Password

    For laptops, ensure that your computer battery is fully charged and connected to a power outlet Re-start the computer. Go to dell.com/support. Enter the Service Tag or Express Service Code and click Submit. NOTE: To locate the Service Tag, click Where is my Service Tag? NOTE: If you cannot find your Service Tag, click Detect My Product.

  • Page 39: Assigning A System Password And Setup Password

    Assigning a System Password and Setup Password You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password and/or Setup Password only when Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status is Locked, you cannot change the System Password. NOTE: If the password jumper is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password is deleted and you need not provide the system password to log on to the computer.

  • Page 41: Diagnostics, Enhanced Pre-boot System Assessment (epsa) Diagnostics

    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 43: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your computer, click Start (Start icon) → Help and Support, and then select the option to view information about your computer. Table 6. System Information Feature Description Chipset...

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    Table 9. Audio Feature Description Type 2 channel high-definition audio Controller Realtek ALC3234 Stereo conversion 24-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog) Interface Intel HDA bus Speakers 2 x 2 W Volume controls program menu and keyboard media-control keys Table 10. Video Feature Description Video type Video Controller:...

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    Feature Description • two USB 2.0 ports NOTE: The powered USB 3.0 connector also supports Microsoft Kernel Debugging. The ports are identified in the documentation shipped with your computer. Media card reader one 3-in-1 slot Table 14. Display Feature Type 14.0 inches HD WLED Dimensions: Height...

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    Table 17. Battery Feature Description • 4-cell “smart” lithium ion (40 WHr) Type Dimensions: Height 20.00 mm (0.79 inch) Width 272.40 mm (10.72 inches) Depth 46.30 mm (1.82 inches) Weight 0.26 kg (0.57 lb) Life span 300 discharge/charge cycle • 14.80 VDC (4 cells) Voltage Temperature range:...

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    Table 20. Environmental Feature Description Temperature: Operating 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Storage –40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F) Relative humidity (maximum): Operating 10 % to 90 % (non-condensing) Storage 0 % to 95 % (non-condensing) Altitude (maximum): –15.2 m to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft) Operating...

  • Page 49: 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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