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Inspiron 15
5000 Series
Owner's Manual
Computer Model: Inspiron 5547
Regulatory Model: P39F
Regulatory Type: P39F001

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    Inspiron 15 5000 Series Owner's Manual Computer Model: Inspiron 5547 Regulatory Model: P39F Regulatory Type: P39F001...

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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 and the Dell logo are trademarks ™...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before Working Inside Your Computer........9 ....................9 Before You Begin ..................... 9 Safety Instructions ..................10 Recommended Tools After Working Inside Your Computer........11 Removing the Base Cover............12 ......................12 Procedure Replacing the Base Cover............14 ......................14 Procedure Removing the Battery..............15 .....................

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    Removing the Memory Module(s)..........21 ..................... 21 Prerequisites ......................22 Procedure Replacing the Memory Module(s)..........23 ......................23 Procedure ....................23 Post-requisites Removing the Wireless Card............. 24 .....................24 Prerequisites ......................24 Procedure Replacing the Wireless Card............25 ......................25 Procedure ....................25 Post-requisites Removing the Fan................ 26 .....................26 Prerequisites ......................

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    Removing the Base Frame............36 .....................36 Prerequisites ......................37 Procedure Replacing the Base Frame............40 ......................40 Procedure ....................40 Post-requisites Removing the Coin-Cell Battery..........41 ..................... 41 Prerequisites ......................42 Procedure Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery..........43 ......................43 Procedure ....................43 Post-requisites Removing the Heat Sink............. 44 ....................

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    Removing the Speakers.............. 50 ....................50 Prerequisites ......................50 Procedure Replacing the Speakers...............52 ......................52 Procedure ....................52 Post-requisites Removing the Status-Light Board..........53 .....................53 Prerequisites ......................53 Procedure Replacing the Status-Light Board..........55 ......................55 Procedure ....................55 Post-requisites Removing the Power-Adapter Port......... 56 .....................56 Prerequisites ......................

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    Removing the Display Assembly..........63 .....................63 Prerequisites ......................64 Procedure Replacing the Display Assembly..........66 ......................66 Procedure ....................66 Post-requisites Removing the Palm Rest.............67 .....................67 Prerequisites ......................68 Procedure Replacing the Palm Rest.............70 ......................70 Procedure ....................70 Post-requisites Removing the Display Bezel............71 .....................

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    Removing the Display Back-Cover and Antenna Assembly..................84 ....................84 Prerequisites ......................84 Procedure Replacing the Display Back-Cover and Antenna Assembly..................86 ......................86 Procedure ....................86 Post-requisites Flashing the BIOS................. 87 Getting Help and Contacting Dell........... 88 ..................88 Self-Help Resources ....................88 Contacting Dell...

  • Page 9: Before Working Inside Your Computer, Before You Begin, Safety Instructions

    Use the following safety guidelines to protect your computer from potential damage and ensure your personal safety. 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.

  • Page 10: Recommended Tools

    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. CAUTION: To avoid damaging the computer, make sure that the work surface is flat and clean.

  • Page 11: 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 external devices, peripherals, and cables you removed before working on your computer.

  • Page 12: Removing The Base Cover, Procedure

    After Working Inside Your Computer. 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. Remove the screws that secure the base cover to the base frame.

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    Using a plastic scribe, pry the base cover off the base frame. plastic scribe notch base cover...

  • Page 14: Replacing The Base Cover, Procedure

    After Working Inside Your Computer. 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 base frame and snap the base cover into place.

  • Page 15: Removing The Battery, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Procedure Remove the screws that secure the battery to the base frame.

  • Page 16: Replacing The Battery, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes the battery with the screw holes on the base frame and press-down the battery to connect it to the battery connector.

  • Page 17: Removing The Hard Drive, Prerequisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. 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. CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is in Sleep or On state.

  • Page 18: Procedure

    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the base frame. Using the pull tab, slide the hard-drive assembly out of the base frame. pull tab screws (4) hard-drive assembly...

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    Disconnect the hard-drive cable from the hard drive. hard-drive assembly hard-drive cable Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive. Lift the hard drive off the hard-drive bracket . screws (4) hard-drive bracket...

  • Page 20: Replacing The Hard Drive, Procedure, Post-requisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. 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. Procedure Place the hard drive in the hard drive bracket and align the screw holes on the hard-drive bracket with the screw holes on the hard drive.

  • Page 21: Removing The Memory Module(s), Prerequisites

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Procedure Using your fingertips, pry apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module slot until the memory module pops up. memory-module slot memory module securing clips Slide and remove the memory module from the memory-module slot.

  • Page 23: Replacing The Memory Module(s), Procedure, Post-requisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. 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 24: Removing The Wireless Card, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

  • Page 25: Replacing The Wireless Card, Procedure, Post-requisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. 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 26: Removing The Fan, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Note the display-cable routing and remove the cable from the routing guides. routing guide display cable Disconnect the fan cable from the system board. Note the fan-cable routing and remove the cable from the routing guides.

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    Remove the screws that secure the fan to the base frame. fan cable screws (2) Lift the fan off the base frame.

  • Page 29: Replacing The Fan, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw holes on the fan with the screw holes on the base frame. Replace the screws that secure the fan to the base frame.

  • Page 30: Removing The Keyboard, Prerequisites

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Procedure Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible. Using a plastic scribe, gently release the tabs that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly. keyboard tabs (6) plastic scribe Carefully turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm-rest assembly.

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    Lift the latches and disconnect the keyboard and keyboard-backlight cables from the system board. NOTE: The keyboard-backlight cable is present only if the laptop shipped with a backlit keyboard. keyboard cable latch keyboard-backlight cable Lift the keyboard, along with the cables, off the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 33: Replacing The Keyboard, Procedure, Folding The Keyboard Cables

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure NOTE: If you are installing a new keyboard, fold the cables the same way they are folded on the old keyboard. For more information, see “Folding...

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    NOTE: Keyboard-backlight cable is present only on a backlit-keyboard. Place the keyboard on a flat and clean surface. keyboard cable keyboard-backlight cable keyboard CAUTION: Do not apply excess pressure while folding the cables. Lift the keyboard cable and gently fold the keyboard-backlight cable at the fold line.

  • Page 35: Post-requisites

    Using the alignment line, gently fold the keyboard cable. keyboard cable alignment line Post-requisites Replace the battery. Replace the base cover.

  • Page 36: Removing The Base Frame, Prerequisites

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Procedure Turn over the computer and open the display. Lift the latches and disconnect the status-light cable and touchpad cable from the system board. status-light cable latch touchpad cable...

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    Remove the screws that secure the base frame to the palm-rest assembly. palm-rest assembly screws (10) Close the display and turn the computer over.

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    Remove the screws that secure the base frame to the palm-rest assembly. screws (9) base frame Using your fingertips, starting from the rear, pry the base frame off the palm-rest assembly. NOTE: Make sure the display cable is completely removed from the routing guides on the base frame.

  • Page 40: Replacing The Base Frame, Procedure, Post-requisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the display cable and the I/O-board cable through the slots on the base frame.

  • Page 41: Removing The Coin-cell Battery, Prerequisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. 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.

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    Procedure Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board. coin-cell battery coin-cell battery cable Peel off the coin-cell battery from the system board. Lift the coin-cell battery, along with its cable, off the system board.

  • Page 43: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Adhere the coin-cell battery to the system board. Connect the coin-cell battery cable to the system board.

  • Page 44: Removing The Heat Sink, Prerequisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. WARNING: The heat sink may become hot during normal operation. Allow sufficient time for the heat sink to cool before you touch it.

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    Procedure In sequential order (as indicated on the heat sink), remove the screws that secure the heat sink to the system board. screws (6) processor heat-sink graphics card heat-sink NOTE: The image shows a heat sink on a laptop shipped with discrete graphics card.

  • Page 46: Replacing The Heat Sink, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Incorrect alignment of the heat sink can cause damage to the system board and processor. NOTE: The original thermal grease can be reused if the original system board and fan are reinstalled together.

  • Page 47: Removing The I/o Board, Prerequisites

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Procedure Remove the screw that secures the I/O board to the palm-rest assembly. Lift the I/O board off the palm-rest assembly. screw I/O board...

  • Page 49: Replacing The I/o Board, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw hole on the I/O board with the screw hole on the palm- rest assembly.

  • Page 50: Removing The Speakers, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Lift the speakers, along with the speaker cable, off the palm-rest assembly. speaker cable speakers (2)

  • Page 52: Replacing The Speakers, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the speakers to the alignment posts on the palm rest. Route the speaker cable through the routing guides on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 53: Removing The Status-light Board, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Lift the status-light board, along with the cable, off the palm rest. screw status-light board...

  • Page 55: Replacing The Status-light Board, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the screw hole on the status-light board with the screw hole on the palm rest.

  • Page 56: Removing The Power-adapter Port, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Pry the power-adapter port out of the slot on the palm rest. power-adapter port cable power-adapter port...

  • Page 58: Replacing The Power-adapter Port, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the power-adapter port into the slot in the palm-rest assembly. Connect the power-adapter port cable to the system board.

  • Page 59: Removing The System Board, Prerequisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. 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 system setup after you replace the system board.

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    Procedure Disconnect the hard-drive cable from the system board. Peel off the antenna cable from the system board. power-adapter port cable antenna cable speaker cable hard-drive cable Remove the screws that secure the system board to the palm-rest assembly. Starting from the inner edge, gently lift the system board and release the ports from the slots on the palm-rest assembly.

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    Lift the system board off the palm-rest assembly. screws (2) system board...

  • Page 62: Replacing The System Board, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. 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 system setup after you replace the system board.

  • Page 63: Removing The Display Assembly, Prerequisites

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Procedure Disconnect the antenna cables from the wireless card. Remove the screws that secure the display hinges to the palm-rest assembly. screws (3) display hinges (2) Rotate the palm-rest assembly upward.

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    Slide out and remove the palm-rest assembly off the display hinges. palm-rest assembly display assembly display assembly...

  • Page 66: Replacing The Display Assembly, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the hinge covers on the palm-rest assembly under the display hinges and then place the palm-rest assembly on the display assembly.

  • Page 67: Removing The Palm Rest, Prerequisites

    Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the system board to the palm rest. screws (2) system board Lift the system board from the inner edge and release the ports from the slots on the palm rest .

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    Lift the system board off the palm rest. palm rest...

  • Page 70: Replacing The Palm Rest, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the headset port into the slot on the palm rest and align the screw holes on the system board with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 71: Removing The Display Bezel, Prerequisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites NOTE: These instructions are applicable only for laptops with a non- touchscreen display.

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    Procedure Using your fingertips, gently pry up the inner edges of the display bezel. display bezel Lift the display bezel off the display assembly.

  • Page 73: Replacing The Display Bezel, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the display bezel with the display back-cover and gently snap the display bezel into place.

  • Page 74: Removing The Display Panel, Prerequisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites NOTE: These instructions are applicable only for laptops with a non- touchscreen display.

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

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    Disconnect the display cable from the display panel. display cable...

  • Page 77: Replacing The Display Panel, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the display cable to the display panel. Place the display panel on the display back-cover and align the screw holes on the display panel with the screw holes on the display back- cover.

  • Page 78: Removing The Display Brackets, Prerequisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites NOTE: These instructions are applicable only for laptops with a non- touchscreen display.

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    Procedure Remove the screws that secure the display brackets to the display back- cover. display brackets (2) screws (10) Rotate the brackets from the inner edge to release them from the display back-cover. Lift the display brackets off the display back-cover.

  • Page 80: Replacing The Display Brackets, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Slide the brackets under the tabs on the display back-cover. Align the screw holes on the display brackets with the screw holes on the display back-cover.

  • Page 81: Removing The Camera, Prerequisites

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites NOTE: These instructions are applicable only for laptops with a non- touchscreen display.

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    Procedure Using a plastic scribe, gently pry the camera off the display back-cover. Disconnect the camera cable from the camera. plastic scribe camera camera cable...

  • Page 83: Replacing The Camera, Procedure, Post-requisites

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the camera cable to the camera. Align the camera to the alignment posts on the display back-cover.

  • Page 84: Assembly, Prerequisites, Procedure

    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Prerequisites NOTE: These instruction are applicable only to laptops with a non- touchscreen display.

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    camera cable display cable...

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    Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Route the display cable and camera cable through the routing guides on the display back-cover.

  • Page 87: 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.

  • Page 88: Getting Help And Contacting Dell, Self-help Resources, Contacting Dell

    Getting Help and Contacting Dell Self-Help Resources You can get information and help on Dell products and services using these online self-help resources: Self-Help Information Self-Help Options Windows 8 — Open the Search Accessing Windows Help charm, type Help and Support in the search box and press <Enter>.

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    NOTE: If you do not have an active internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog.

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