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Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M6700
Owner's Manual
Regulatory Model: P22F
Regulatory Type: P22F001

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    Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M6700 Owner's Manual Regulatory Model: P22F Regulatory Type: P22F001...

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    Blu-ray 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 registered ® ®...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1 Working on Your Computer....................... 7 ........................7 Before Working Inside Your Computer ..............................8 Recommended Tools ............................8 Turning Off Your Computer ........................9 After Working Inside Your Computer 2 Removing and Installing Components................... 11 ........................11 Removing the Secure Digital (SD) Card .............................

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    ..........................27 Installing the Primary Memory ......................... 28 Removing the Secondary Memory .......................... 28 Installing the Secondary Memory ..........................29 Removing the Bluetooth Module ..........................30 Installing the Bluetooth Module ........................... 30 Removing the Display Bezel .............................31 Installing the Display Bezel .............................32 Removing the Camera ..............................32...

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    Deleting or Changing an Existing System and/or Setup Password 4 Diagnostics..........................73 ................73 Enhanced Pre-Boot System Assessment (ePSA) Diagnostics 5 Troubleshooting Your Computer.....................75 ............................... 75 Device Status Lights .............................. 76 Battery Status Lights 6 Specifications..........................77 ............................77 Technical Specification 7 Getting Help..........................85 ............................... 85 Contacting Dell...

  • Page 7: Working On 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 8: Recommended Tools

    NOTE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the computer. Remove the main battery. Turn the computer top-side up. Open the display. 10. Press the power button to ground the system board. CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the display.

  • Page 9: After Working Inside Your Computer

    After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any external devices, cards, and cables before turning on 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.

  • Page 11: Removing And Installing Components

    Removing and Installing Components This section provides detailed information on how to remove or install the components from your computer. Removing the Secure Digital (SD) Card Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Press in on the SD card to release it from the computer. Slide the SD card out of the computer. Installing the SD Card Push in the SD card into its slot until it clicks into place.

  • Page 12: Installing The Battery

    Flip and remove the battery from the computer. Installing the Battery Slide the battery into its slot until it clicks into place. After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in Removing the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the battery.

  • Page 13: Installing The Subscriber Identity Module (sim) Card

    Slide the SIM card out from the slot . Installing the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Push in the SIM card into its slot. Install the battery. After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Base Cover Before Working Inside Your Computer .

  • Page 14: Installing The Base Cover

    Flip and remove the base cover from the computer. Installing the Base Cover Slide in and place the base cover to align with the screw holes correctly on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the base cover to the computer. Install the battery.

  • Page 15: Removing The Wireless Local Area Network (wlan) Card

    Removing the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) battery b) base cover Disconnect and un-route the antenna cables connected to the WLAN card. Remove the screw that secures the WLAN card to the computer.

  • Page 16: Installing The Wireless Wide Area Network (wwan) Card (optional)

    Installing the Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card (Optional) Slide the WWAN card in the WWAN card slot. Tighten the screw to secure the WWAN card to the computer. Route the cables through the routing channels and connect them to the WWAN card. Install the: a) base cover b) battery...

  • Page 17: Installing The Optical Drive

    Remove the screws that secure the drive-latch bracket to the optical drive and remove the bracket. Installing the Optical Drive Tighten the screws to secure the drive-latch bracket to the optical drive. Slide the optical drive into its slot and tighten the screw to secure the optical drive to the computer. Install the: a) battery b) base cover...

  • Page 18: Removing The Primary Hard Drive

    Removing the Primary Hard Drive Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) battery b) base cover Remove the screws that secure the primary hard drive to the computer. Slide the primary hard -drive latch to the unlock position and pull out the hard drive from the computer.

  • Page 19: Installing The Primary Hard Drive

    Installing the Primary Hard Drive Engage the primary hard -drive bracket to the primary hard drive. Insert the primary hard drive into its slot in the computer till it clicks in place. Tighten the screws to secure the primary hard drive to the computer. Install the: a) base cover b) battery...

  • Page 20: Installing The Secondary Hard Drive

    Installing the Secondary Hard Drive Engage the secondary hard drive bracket to the secondary hard drive. Tighten the screw that secure the secondary hard drive bracket. Install the secondary hard drive into the computer. Tighten the screw that secure the secondary hard drive in the computer. Install the: a) base cover b) battery...

  • Page 21: Installing The Coin-cell Battery

    Installing the Coin-Cell Battery Replace the coin-cell battery in its slot in the computer. Connect the coin-cell battery cable. Install the: a) base cover b) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Processor Fan Before Working Inside Your Computer .

  • Page 22: Installing The Processor Fan

    Installing the Processor Fan Connect the processor-fan cable. Insert the processor fan into its slot in the computer. Tighten the screws that secure the processor fan to the computer. Install the: a) base cover b) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Video-Card Fan Before Working Inside Your Computer .

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    Pry up the bottom edge of the keyboard trim from the top-inner edge.

  • Page 24: Installing The Keyboard Trim

    Installing the Keyboard Trim Toe-in the keyboard trim from the front and align it to its original position on the computer. Ensure that the hard-tab on the left corner snaps into place. Press along the sides of the keyboard trim until it snaps in place. Install the battery.

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    Starting from the bottom of the keyboard, separate the keyboard from the computer and flip the keyboard over. Disconnect the keyboard-data cable from the system board and remove the keyboard.

  • Page 26: Installing The Keyboard

    Installing the Keyboard Connect the keyboard-data cable to the system board. NOTE: Ensure that you fold the keyboard-data cable in perfect alignment. Press the keyboard in its compartment. Tighten the screws to secure the keyboard to the computer. Press over the cross section of the following keys to secure the keyboard to the computer: a) <R>...

  • Page 27: Removing The Primary Memory

    Install the: a) keyboard trim b) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Primary Memory Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) battery b) base cover Pry the retention clips away from the primary memory until it pops up. Lift the primary memory and remove it from the computer.

  • Page 28: Removing The Secondary Memory

    a) base cover b) battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Secondary Memory Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) battery b) keyboard trim c) keyboard Remove the screw that secures the memory shield to the computer and remove the memory shield. Pry the retention clips away from the memory module until it pops up.

  • Page 29: Removing The Bluetooth Module

    Removing the Bluetooth Module Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) battery b) base cover Disconnect and un-route the bluetooth cable. Slide the bluetooth door upward to release it. Remove the bluetooth module from the computer. Remove the screw that secures the bluetooth module in place. Remove the bluetooth module.

  • Page 30: Installing The Bluetooth Module

    Installing the Bluetooth Module Connect the bluetooth cable to the bluetooth module. Tighten the screw to secure the bluetooth module in place. Insert the bluetooth module in its slot and press down the bluetooth door. Route and connect the bluetooth cable. Install the: a) base cover b) battery...

  • Page 31: Installing The Display Bezel

    Installing the Display Bezel Slide in the display bezel from the bottom and press on the display bezel. Work around the entire bezel until it snaps onto the display assembly. Install the battery. After Working Inside Your Computer. Follow the procedures in...

  • Page 32: Removing The Camera

    Removing the Camera Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) battery b) display bezel Disconnect the camera cable. Remove the screw that secures the camera module to the computer. Remove the camera module from the computer. Installing the Camera Place the camera module in its slot on the computer.

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    Peel back the adhesive tape that secures the LVDS cable to the display panel. Disconnect the LVDS cable.

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    Remove the screws that secure the display brackets to the display panel. Remove the display brackets.

  • Page 35: Installing The Display Panel

    Installing the Display Panel Align the display brackets to the display panel. Tighten the screws to secure the display brackets to the display panel. Connect the LVDS cable and affix the adhesive tape. Align the display panel in its original position on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the display panel to the display assembly.

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    Remove the screws at the bottom of the computer. Peel the adhesive tape that secures the media board cable and speaker cable to the palmrest.

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    Disconnect the media board cable and the speaker cable from the system board. Peel the adhesive tape that secures the touchpad cable to the palmrest. Disconnect the touchpad cable from the system board.

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    10. Disconnect the power button cable from the system board. 11. Disconnect the bluetooth module cable from the system board. 12. Remove the screws that secure the palmrest to the computer.

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    13. Lift the left edge of the palmrest. Release the tabs on the right edge of the palmrest and remove the palmrest from the computer.

  • Page 40: Installing The Palmrest

    Installing the Palmrest Align the palmrest to its original position on the computer and press on the positions indicated until it snaps in place. Tighten the screw that secures the palmrest to the computer. Connect the following cables: a) bluetooth module b) power button c) touchpad d) media board...

  • Page 41: Removing The Expresscard Module

    Removing the ExpressCard Module Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) ExpressCard b) battery c) base cover d) keyboard trim e) keyboard f) optical drive g) primary and secondary hard drive h) palm rest Disconnect the : a) ExpressCard cable from the system board b) the USH board cable from the USH board (M4700 only)

  • Page 42: Installing The Expresscard Module

    Installing the ExpressCard Module Insert the ExpressCard module into its compartment. Tighten the screws to secure the ExpressCard module to the computer Connect the: a) ExpressCard cable to the system board b) the USH board cable to the USH board (for M4700 only) Install the: a) palm rest b) primary and secondary hard drive...

  • Page 43: Installing The Heat Sink

    Installing the Heat Sink Replace the heat sink in its slot. Tighten the captive screws to secure the heat sink to the computer. Connect the camera cable to the system board. Install the: a) processor fan b) palm rest c) primary and secondary hard drive d) optical drive e) keyboard f) keyboard trim...

  • Page 44: Installing The Processor

    Installing the Processor Align the notches on the processor and the socket, and insert the processor into the socket. Rotate the processor cam lock in a clockwise direction. Install the: a) heat sink b) processor fan c) palm rest d) primary and secondary hard drive e) optical drive f) keyboard g) keyboard trim...

  • Page 45: Installing The Video-card Heatsink

    Remove the video-card heatsink from the computer. Installing the Video-Card Heatsink Place the heatsink on its original position in the computer. Tighten the captive screws to secure the heatsink. Install the: a) heatsink b) video-card fan c) palmrest d) primary and secondary hard drive e) optical drive f) keyboard g) keyboard trim...

  • Page 46: Removing The Video Card

    battery After Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Removing the Video Card Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) battery b) base cover c) keyboard trim d) keyboard e) optical drive f) primary and secondary hard drive g) palm rest h) video-card fan...

  • Page 47: Removing The Input/output (i/o) Board

    Removing the Input/Output (I/O) Board Before Working Inside Your Computer . Follow the procedures in Remove the: a) SD card b) battery c) base cover d) keyboard trim e) keyboard f) optical drive g) primary and secondary hard drive h) palmrest Disconnect the ExpressCard module connector from the I/O board.

  • Page 48: Installing The I/o Board

    Installing the I/O Board Connect the I/O board connector and slide the I/O board into its slot in the computer. Tighten the screw to secure the I/O board to the computer. Connect the ExpressCard module connector to the I/O board. Install the: a) palmrest b) primary and secondary hard drive...

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    g) palmrest Disconnect the antenna cables from the wireless cards, and push them down the routing hole. Flip the computer and pull up the antenna cables through the routing hole. Flip the computer and remove the screws from the bottom and back of the computer.

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    Remove the screws that secure the low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) cable bracket. Remove the LVDS cable bracket and disconnect the LVDS cable and camera cable from the system board. NOTE: LVDS cable is available in M4700 without the bracket. LVDS cable bracket is available only in M6700. Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the computer.

  • Page 51: Installing The Display Assembly

    Installing the Display Assembly Tighten the screws to secure the display assembly in place. Connect the camera and LVDS cables to the correct connectors on the system board. Place the LVDS cable bracket on the computer and tighten the screws to secure it to the computer. NOTE: LVDS cable is available in M4700 without the bracket.

  • Page 52: Installing The Display Hinges And Hinge Towers

    a) battery b) base cover c) keyboard trim d) keyboard e) optical drive f) primary and secondary hard drive g) palmrest h) display assembly display bezel Remove the screw that secures the left display hinge to the computer. Remove the left display hinge and the left hinge tower from the computer. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to remove the right display hinge and right hinge tower.

  • Page 53: Installing The Hinge Cover

    Installing the Hinge Cover Place the hinge cover in its position on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the hinge cover to the computer. Install the: a) display assembly b) palmrest c) primary and secondary hard drive d) optical drive e) keyboard f) keyboard trim g) base cover...

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    p) video card q) I/O board r) display assembly Disconnect the processor-fan cable and the coin-cell battery cable from the system board. Remove the screws that secure the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable bracket to the computer and remove it from the computer. Disconnect the LVDS , camera and power connector cables from the system board.

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    Disconnect the switch board cable from the system board. Remove any mini-cards (if available). Remove the screws that secure the system board to the computer and lift the bottom edge of the system board at a 20–degree angle.

  • Page 56: Installing The System Board

    Remove the system board from the computer. Installing the System Board Align the system board into its original position on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the system board to the computer. Connect the following cables:...

  • Page 57: Removing The Power-connector Port

    a) switch board b) power connector c) LVDS d) camera e) coin-cell battery f) processor fan Install all the mini-cards (if available). Place the LVDS cable bracket in its original position on the computer and tighten the screws to secure it to the computer.

  • Page 58: Installing The Power Connector Port

    Installing the Power Connector Port Insert the power-connector port in its slot and connect the power-connector cable to the system board. Install the: a) display assembly b) I/O board c) palmrest d) primary and secondary hard drive e) optical drive f) keyboard g) keyboard trim h) base cover...

  • Page 59: Installing The Switch Board

    Installing the Switch Board Align the switch board to its original position on the computer. Tighten the screws to secure the switch board to the computer. Connect the switch-board cable to the system board and secure it through the routing channel. Install the: a) palmrest b) primary and secondary hard drive...

  • Page 61: System Setup

    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 62: System Setup Options

    Keys Navigation <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. <Tab> Moves to the next focus area. NOTE: For the standard graphics browser only. <Esc>...

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    Option Description • Disabled • Enabled • Enabled w/PXE (Default Setting) Parallel Port Allows you to define and set how the parallel port on the docking station operates. You can set the parallel port to: • Disabled • • • Serial Port Identifies and defines the serial port settings.

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    Option Description • Enable SMART Reporting - This option is disabled by default. USB Configuration Allows you to define the USB configuration. The options are: • Enable Boot Support • Enable External USB Port Default Setting: both the options are enabled. USB PowerShare Allows you to configure the behavior of the USB PowerShare feature.

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    Option Description NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately. Default Setting: Not set System Password Allows you to set, change or delete the system password. NOTE: Successful password changes take effect immediately. Default Setting: Not set Internal HDD-0 Password Allows you to set, change or delete the administrator password. Default Setting: Not set Strong Password Allows you to enforce the option to always set strong passwords.

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    Table 6. Performance Option Description Multi Core Support This field specifies whether the process will have one or all cores enabled. The performance of some applications will improve with the additional cores. This option is enabled by default. Allows you to enable or disable multi-core support for the processor.

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    Option Description Wireless Radio Control Allows you to control the WLAN and WWAN radio. The options are: • Control WLAN radio • Control WWAN radio Default Setting: both the options are disabled. Wake on LAN/WLAN This option allows the computer to power up from the off state when triggered by a special LAN signal.

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    Option Description • Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse (Default Setting) Numlock Enable Specifies if the NumLock function can be enabled when the computer boots. This option is enabled by default. • Enable Numlock Fn Key Emulation Allows you to match the <Scroll Lock> key feature of PS-2 keyboard with the <Fn> key feature in an internal keyboard.

  • Page 69: Updating The Bios

    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 Service Tag.

  • Page 70: Assigning A System Password And Setup Password

    Password Type Description System password Password that you must enter to log on to your system. Setup password Password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS settings of your computer. CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your computer. CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your computer if it is not locked and left unattended.

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    To enter the System Setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or reboot. In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press <Enter>. The System Security screen is displayed. In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked. Select System Password, alter or delete the existing system password and press <Enter>...

  • Page 73: Diagnostics

    Diagnostics If you experience a problem with your computer, run the ePSA diagnostics before contacting Dell for technical assistance. The purpose of running diagnostics is to test your computer's hardware without requiring additional equipment or risking data loss. If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, service and support personnel can use the diagnostics results to help you solve the problem.

  • Page 75: Troubleshooting Your Computer

    Troubleshooting Your Computer You can troubleshoot your computer using indicators like Diagnostic Lights, Beep Codes, and Error Messages during the operation of the computer. Device Status Lights Table 13. Device Status Lights Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a power management mode. Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.

  • Page 76: Battery Status Lights

    Battery Status Lights If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the battery light operates as follows: Alternately An unauthenticated or unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop. blinking amber light and white light Alternately Temporary battery failure with AC adapter present.

  • Page 77: Specifications

    Specifications Technical Specification 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 15. System Information Feature Specification System Chipset...

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    Feature Specification Maximum memory • Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core processors — 16 GB • Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad Extreme processors — 32 GB Table 18. Video Feature Specification Type discrete Data bus PCIe X16 Video controller and memory: M4700 •...

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    Table 22. Ports and Connectors Feature Specification Audio two connectors for line-out and line-in/microphone Network Adapter one RJ45 connector USB 2.0 USB 3.0 eSATA\USB 2.0 IEEE1394: M4700 one 4–pin IEEE 1394 connector M6700 one 6–pin IEEE 1394 connector Video 15-pin VGA connector, 19-pin HDMI connector, 20-pin DisplayPort connector Memory card reader one 8-in-1 memory card reader...

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    Feature M4700 M6700 Refresh rate 60 Hz Minimum viewing angles: Horizontal +/- 40°, +/-60° (FHD) Vertical +10°/-30°, +/- 50° (FHD) Table 24. Keyboard Feature Specification Number of keys • United States: 86 keys • United Kingdom: 87 keys • Brazil: 87 keys •...

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    Feature Specification NOTE: The size of the hard drive is bound to change. For more information, see dell.com. Optical Drive: Interface • SATA 1 (1.5 Gb/s) • SATA 2 (3.0 Gb/s) Configuration support ODD modules and Air Bay with SATA HDD option Table 28.

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    Feature M4700 M6700 Depth 76 mm (2.99 inches) 100 mm (3.93 inches) Temperature range: Operating 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) Non Operating –40 °C to 65 °C (–40 °F to 149 °F) Table 30. Contactless Smart Card Feature Specification Supported Smart Cards and...

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    Feature Specification Altitude: Storage 0 m to 10668 m (0 ft to 35,000 ft) Airborne contaminant level G1 or lower as defined by ANSI/ISA-S71.04-1985...

  • Page 85: Getting Help

    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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