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Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual 
Working on Your Computer
Adding and Replacing Parts
Specifications
Diagnostics
System Setup
 Notes, Cautions, and Warnings
NOTE:
A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if instructions are not followed.
WARNING:
A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of this material in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Vostro, TravelLite, Wi-Fi Catcher, and ExpressCharge, are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, Celeron a n d Core are registered
trademarks of Intel Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; TouchStrip is a trademark of Zvetco Biometrics,
LLC; Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association; Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and the Windows Vista start button are either trademarks or registered
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Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any
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May 2009     Rev. A00
 
 
  
  

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  • Page 1

    Reproduction of this material in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Vostro, TravelLite, Wi-Fi Catcher, and ExpressCharge, are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, Celeron a n d Core are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation;...

  • Page 2: System Setup

    <F12> Menu Press <F12> when the Dell logo appears to initiate a one-time boot menu with a list of the valid boot devices for the computer. The devices listed on the boot menu depend on the bootable devices installed in the computer.

  • Page 3: Device Status Lights

    Back to Contents Page Diagnostics Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual   Device Status Lights   LED Error Codes   Power Button Light Codes Device Status Lights  1—Turns on when your computer reads or writes data to the hard drive. NOTE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off your computer while the Hard Drive light is flashing.

  • Page 4: Power Button Light Codes

    2. If two modules are installed remove one and test. Try the other module in the same slot and test. Test the other slot with both modules. Memory compatibility error 3. Replace the memory. 4. Replace the system board. ON-FLASH-ON 1.

  • Page 5: Adding And Replacing Parts

    Back to Contents Page Adding and Replacing Parts Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual    Battery   Hard Drive and Mini-Card Access Panel   Hard Drive   Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card   Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card   Internal Card With Bluetooth® Wireless Technology   Optical Drive   Fan   Processor and Memory Access Panel   Memory...

  • Page 6: Specifications

    Back to Contents Page Specifications Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual        Processor   Display   System Information   Keyboard   ExpressCard™   Touch Pad   8-in-1 Memory Card Reader   Fingerprint Reader   Memory   Camera   Connectors   Battery   Communications   AC Adapter   Video   Physical   Audio   Environmental     NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the configuration of your Tablet-PC, click Start (or Start in Windows XP)®...

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    connector IEEE 1394 One 4-pin -connector Dock Optional USB Port Replicator only Mini-card support (internal expansion slots) One dedicated half Mini-Card slot for WLAN One dedicated full Mini-Card slot for WPAN (Bluetooth®  or ultra wideband [UWB]) WPAN full Mini-Card slot can also be used for the Intel Flash Cache Modem Optional USB external modem...

  • Page 8

    Viewing angles ±40° (WXGA) typical    Horizontal ±40° (WXGA with TrueLife) WXGA –.258 mm (.010 inch) Pixel pitch WXGA with TrueLife –.23 mm (.009 inch) Controls Brightness can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts     Keyboard Number of keys 84 (U.S. and Canada); 85 (Europe); 88 (Japan) Layout QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji Size...

  • Page 9

    Charge time (approximate)   Computer off   Approximately 1 hour to 80% capacity      6-cell lithium-ion battery Approximately 2 hours to 100% capacity Varies depending on operating conditions and can be Operating Time significantly reduced under certain power-intensive conditions Life span (approximate) 1 year Temperature range    Operating 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

  • Page 10

    Operating 0.66 GRMS Storage 1.30 GRMS Maximum shock (measured with hard drive in head-parked position and a 2-ms half-sine pulse): Operating 143 G Storage 163 G Altitude (maximum): Operating –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft) Storage –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)  ...

  • Page 11: Removing The Battery

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Battery 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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    4. Slide the battery itself toward the back of the computer and remove.

  • Page 13: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Coin-Cell Battery 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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  • Page 15: Display Bezel

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Display Bezel 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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    5. Remove the bezel from the display assembly.

  • Page 17: Removing The Camera

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Camera 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 18

    6. Release the display camera data cable from its clip and disconnect the display camera data cable. 7. Remove the display camera from the display assembly.

  • Page 20: Display Assembly Hinges

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Display Assembly Hinges 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 21

    7. Slide the hinges away from the display panel assembly. 8. Remove the display panel hinges from the display panel assembly.

  • Page 23: Display Inverter

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Display Inverter 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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    5. Remove the display inverter data cable from the clip. 6. Disconnect the data cable from the display inverter. 7. Remove the display inverter from the display assembly.

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  • Page 26: Lcd Display Panel

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the LCD Display Panel 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 28: Display Assembly

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Display Assembly 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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    10. Disconnect the display data cable from the system board. 11. Carefully draw the antenna cables through the system board. 12. Remove the antenna cables from their routing slots.

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    13. Remove the display data cable from its routing slot. 14. Remove the four screws that secure the display assembly to the base of the computer. 15. Remove the four screws that secure the display assembly to the base of the computer.

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  • Page 32: Removing The Fan

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Fan 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 33

    6. Lift the fan and remove it from the computer.  ...

  • Page 34: Fingerprint Reader

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Fingerprint Reader 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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    12. Remove the fingerprint reader retention plate. 13. Open the fingerprint cable retention clip. 14. Remove the fingerprint cable from the retention clip.

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    15. Remove the fingerprint reader from the palm rest.  ...

  • Page 37: Hinge Cover

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Hinge Cover 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 38

    5. Continue to separate the hinge cover from the computer working from right to left, then remove the hinge cover.  ...

  • Page 39: Hard Drive

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Hard Drive 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 41

    WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Hard Drive and Mini-Card Access Panel 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 42

    5. Remove the hard drive and mini-card access panel.

  • Page 43: Removing The Keyboard

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Keyboard 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 44

    6. Open the keyboard data cable clip to free the ribbon cable. 7. Remove the keyboard data cable from the clip. 8. Remove the keyboard from the computer.

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  • Page 46: Removing Memory Modules

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing Memory Modules NOTE: DIMM A is the module closest to the system board. You cannot remove DIMM A until DIMM B is removed. If only 1 DIMM is installed, it should always be installed in the DIMM A slot.

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    5. Remove the memory module from the socket.    ...

  • Page 48: Optical Drive

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Optical Drive 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 49

      6. Remove the optical drive from the computer.

  • Page 50: Palm Rest

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Palm Rest 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 51

    11. Remove the fingerprint reader data cable from the clip. 12. Release the touch pad data cable clip. 13. Remove the touch pad data cable from the clip.

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    14. Remove the four screws that secure the palm rest to the top of the computer. 15. Disconnect the speaker cable from the system board. 16. Remove the palm rest from the computer.

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  • Page 54

    WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Processor and Memory Access Panel 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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    5. Remove the access panel.

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    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Heat Sink and Processor 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 57

    7. Slide the heat sink toward the center of the computer, then lift up the heat sink and remove it from the computer. 8. Rotate the processor cam counterclockwise. 9. Lift the processor straight up from its socket, taking care not to bend any of the processor pins.

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  • Page 59: Speaker Assembly

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Speaker Assembly 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

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  • Page 61: System Board

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your Tablet-PC, read the safety information that shipped with your Tablet-PC. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the System Board 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 62

    20. Remove the three screws that secure the system board to the computer chassis. 21. Remove the system board from the computer chassis.

  • Page 64

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the USB/IEEE 1394 Board 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 65

    13. Lift the USB/1394 connector board from its slot. 14. Disconnect the data cable from the USB/1394 connector board.

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    15. Lift the inside edge of the USB board and remove the board from the computer.  ...

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  • Page 68: Removing The Wlan Card

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the WLAN Card 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 70: Removing The Internal Card With Bluetooth Wireless Technology

    WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the Internal Card With Bluetooth Wireless Technology 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 71

    12. Disconnect the data cable from the Bluetooth module. 13. Remove the Bluetooth module from the computer.

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  • Page 73: Removing The Wwan Card

    Dell™ Vostro™ 1520 Service Manual WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Removing the WWAN Card 1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer.

  • Page 75: Working On Your Computer

    Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. CAUTION: Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface, such as a connector on the back of the computer.

  • Page 76: 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.

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