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Dell™ XPS™ M1730 Service Manual
Model PP06XA
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    Dell™ XPS™ M1730 Service Manual Model PP06XA w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

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    Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and XPS are trademarks of Dell Inc.;Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation;...

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    Contents Before You Begin ....Recommended Tools ....Turning Off Your Computer .

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    Coin-Cell Battery ....Removing the Coin-Cell Battery ... . . Hinge Cover .

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    Removing the Display Panel ....Replacing the Display Panel ....Removing the Display Panel Cable .

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    13 Fan ......14 Wireless Sniffer Board ....15 Optical Drive .

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    20 Memory Card Reader ....21 Video Card and System Board ..Removing the Video Card ....Replacing the Video Card .

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    Contents...

  • Page 9: Before You Begin, Recommended Tools, Turning Off Your Computer

    You have performed the steps in "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 9 and "Before Working Inside Your Computer" on page 10. • You have read the safety information in the Dell™ Product Information Guide. • A component can be replaced or—if purchased separately—installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order.

  • Page 10: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. NOTICE: 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. NOTICE: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself.

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    2 Turn off your computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 9). NOTICE: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug the cable from the network device. 3 Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer. 4 Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface.

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    Before You Begin...

  • Page 13: Technology

    ® Internal Card With Bluetooth Wireless Technology CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: 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 14: Wireless Technology

    internal card with Bluetooth™ Wireless technology cable bluetooth compartment ® Replacing the Card With Bluetooth Wireless Technology 1 Connect the card to the cable and insert it into the compartment. 2 Replace the battery. ® Internal Card With Bluetooth Wireless Technology...

  • Page 15: Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive Cage

    Dell. NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard drive (see "Restoring Your Operating System" and "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your Owner’s Manual).

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    2 Turn the computer over, loosen the two captive screws on the hard drive cover, and then remove the cover. captive screws (2) 3 Loosen the four captive screws on the hard drive cage and then lift the pull-tab to flip the cage towards the center of the computer so that the SATA cables and connectors are accessible.

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    captive screws (4) 4 Carefully remove the SATA cables from the hard drive or drives that are installed in the cage. Replacing a Hard Drive in the Hard Drive Cage 1 Remove two screws on each side of the hard drive cage to free the hard drive, then lift the drive out of its tray in the cage.

  • Page 18: Replacing The Hard Drive Cage

    3 Place the new hard drive into the drive cage tray and secure it with two screws on each side. Install the hard drive so that the manufacturer’s label faces the bottom of the drive cage and the SATA connectors are at the open end of the cage.

  • Page 19: Removing Memory Module

    Install only memory modules that are intended for your computer. NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty. Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets that can be accessed from the bottom of the computer.

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    captive screws (2) memory module cover NOTICE: To prevent damage to the memory module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory-module securing clips. 4 If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing module: Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory module connector until the module pops up.

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    memory module securing clip NOTICE: If you need to install memory modules in two connectors, install a memory module in the connector labeled “DIMM1” before you install a module in the connector labeled “DIMM2.” Insert memory modules at a 45-degree angle to avoid damaging the connector.

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    memory module securing clip 6 Replace the memory module cover. NOTICE: If the cover is difficult to close, remove the module and reinstall it. Forcing the cover to close may damage your computer. 7 Insert the battery into the battery bay, or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet.

  • Page 23: Coin-cell Battery

    Coin-Cell Battery CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: 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).

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    scribe coin-cell battery 5 Remove the battery from the compartment on the system board by using a scribe or small screwdriver to lift one side of the battery at the notch in the plastic connector, being careful not to break the plastic. 6 Grasp the battery and pull it out of the battery compartment.

  • Page 25: Hinge Cover

    Hinge Cover CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: 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 26: Replacing The Hinge Cover

    hinge cover scribe Replacing the Hinge Cover When replacing the hinge cover, first insert the left edge and then press from left to right until the cover snaps into place. Hinge Cover...

  • Page 27: Keyboard

    Keyboard For more information about the keyboard, see "Using the Keyboard and Touchpad" in your Owner’s Manual. CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: 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 28: Replacing The Keyboard

    locking tab screws (4) keyboard connector ribbon retainer clip cable Slide the keyboard towards the display to free the edge connector and release the locking tab, then lift the keyboard and hold it slightly forward to access the keyboard connector ribbon cable. Use your finger tip to raise the black retainer clip on the keyboard connector so that the ribbon cable slides out freely.

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    NOTE: If you leave the area, ground yourself again when you return to the computer. Insert the ribbon cable into the keyboard connector, and press down on the retainer clip to secure the cable in place. Align the locking tab on the palm rest with the slot on the keyboard and slide the keyboard towards the bottom such that the tabs at the bottom edge of keyboard slides into the slots on the edge of the palm rest.

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    Keyboard...

  • Page 31: Communication Cards

    Communication Cards Subscriber Identity Module Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) identify users uniquely through an International Mobile Subscriber Identity. CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTE: Only GSM (HSDPA) type cards need a SIM. EVDO cards do not use a SIM. 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin"...

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    If you ordered a Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer supports two types of wireless Mini-Cards: • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) • Mobile Broadband or Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions located in the NOTICE:...

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    antenna cables Release the card by pushing the metal securing tab away from the card until the card pops up slightly. Communication Cards...

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    metal securing tab Slide the card at a 45-degree angle out of its connector. NOTE: Do not insert a Mobile Broadband (WWAN) network card into the WLAN card connector. NOTE: The Mini-Card may have two or three connectors, depending on the type of card you ordered.

  • Page 35: Flash Cache Module

    6 Connect the antenna cables to the Mini-Card, ensuring that you route the cables correctly. 7 Replace the keyboard and the hinge cover. Flash Cache Module The FCM, or Flash Cache Module, is an internal memory card that helps improve the performance of your computer. The FCM card is also known as ®...

  • Page 36: Replacing The Fcm

    metal securing tab Replacing the FCM 1 Insert the FCM connector at a 45-degree angle into the system board connector labeled "FCM" either in the WLAN or WWAN card compartment. 2 Press the other end of the FCM down into the slot on the system board until the card clicks into place.

  • Page 37: Display Assembly

    Display Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: 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).

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    screws (4) 7 Make note of the cable routing and carefully dislodge the Mini-Card antenna cables from their routing guides and pull the cables with their connectors through the system board so that they are clear of the computer base. 8 Pull on the display cable pull-tab to disconnect the display graphics cable from the graphics card.

  • Page 39: Replacing The Display Assembly

    display power connector display graphics connector 10 If applicable, remove the camera cable connector from the system board. 11 Remove the display assembly from the computer base by rotating it towards you. Replacing the Display Assembly 1 If applicable, replace the camera cable. 2 Reconnect the display power cable to the connector on the system board.

  • Page 40: Removing The Display Bezel

    7 Make note of the cable routing and carefully insert the Mini-Card antenna cables through their routing guides. 8 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 28). 9 Replace the hinge cover. (see "Replacing the Hinge Cover" on page 26). Removing the Display Bezel NOTICE: The display bezel is extremely fragile.

  • Page 41: Replacing The Display Bezel

    Replacing the Display Bezel 1 Realign the display bezel over the display panel, and gently snap into place. 2 Replace the two screws securing the display bezel to the display assembly. 3 Replace the two rubber screw-covers/display bumpers around the screws. Removing the Display Panel 1 Remove the display assembly (see "Removing the Display Assembly"...

  • Page 42: Replacing The Display Panel

    camera cable connector 2 display panel screws (12) light lobes connector 6 Disconnect the light lobes connector using the pull-tab. 7 Remove the display panel. Replacing the Display Panel 1 Replace the light lobes connector. 2 Replace the eight screws that attach the display panel brackets to each side of the display panel.

  • Page 43: Removing The Display Hinges

    flex-cable release levers flex-cable pull-tab Removing the Display Hinges 1 Remove the display assembly (see "Removing the Display Assembly" on page 37). 2 Remove the display bezel (see "Removing the Display Bezel" on page 40). 3 Remove the four screws (two on each side) that secure the hinge to the display back.

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    hinge screws (4) Display Assembly...

  • Page 45: Lcd Camera

    LCD Camera Removing the LCD Camera CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in Product Information Guide NOTICE: 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 46: Replacing The Lcd Camera

    Replacing the LCD Camera 1 Align the camera under the securing clip and over the screw hole. 2 Replace the two screws that secure the camera to the display back. 3 Replace the display (see "Replacing the Display Assembly" on page 39). LCD Camera...

  • Page 47: Gamepanel

    GamePanel Removing the GamePanel CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in Product Information Guide NOTICE: 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 48: Replacing The Gamepanel

    6 Remove the GamePanel. Replacing the GamePanel 1 Align the GamePanel over the screw holes. 2 Replace the two screws that secure the GamePanel. 3 Replace the GamePanel connector to the systemboard. 4 Replace the keyboard (see "Replacing the Keyboard" on page 28). 5 Replace the hinge cover (see "Replacing the Hinge Cover"...

  • Page 49: Palm Rest

    Palm Rest Removing the Palm Rest CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    7 Turn the computer top side up and remove the nine screws marked P from the top of the palm rest. Palm Rest...

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    touch pad cable NOTICE: Pull on the plastic tab on top of the connectors to avoid damaging the connectors. 8 Disconnect the touch pad cable from the system board. NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.

  • Page 52: Replacing The Palm Rest

    Replacing the Palm Rest 1 Align the palm rest with the computer base and gently snap it into place. 2 Connect the touch pad connector to the system board. 3 Replace the nine screws on the top of the palm rest. 4 Turn the computer upside down and replace the fourteen screws in the computer base.

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    CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the CAUTION: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

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    1 screws (3)

  • Page 55: Wireless Sniffer Board

    Wireless Sniffer Board CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    Wireless Sniffer Board...

  • Page 57: Optical Drive

    Optical Drive CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety Product Information Guide instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    optical drive locking screw notch 5 Slide the drive out of the bay. Optical Drive...

  • Page 59: Expresscard Reader

    ExpressCard Reader CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety Product Information Guide instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    6 Disconnect the data cable from the system board by pulling it up and lift up the express card reader assembly. ExpressCard Reader...

  • Page 61: Processor Thermal-cooling Assembly

    Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly Removing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in Product Information Guide NOTICE: 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 62: Replacing The Processor Thermal-cooling Assembly

    captive screws (5) 4 Lift the thermal-cooling assembly out of the computer. Replacing the Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in Product Information Guide NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components.

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    NOTE: The original pad can be reused if the original processor and heat sink are reinstalled together. If either the processor or heat sink is replaced, use the thermal pad provided in the kit to ensure that thermal conductivity is achieved. NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have already removed the processor thermal-cooling assembly and are ready to replace it.

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    Processor Thermal-Cooling Assembly...

  • Page 65: Processor

    Processor Removing the Processor CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, follow the safety instructions in Product Information Guide NOTICE: 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 66: Installing The Processor

    1 processor pin-1 corner of ZIF socket processor 4 ZIF-socket cam screw 5 Use a processor extraction tool to remove the processor. Installing the Processor NOTICE: Ensure that the cam lock is in the fully open position before seating the processor.

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    When the processor is correctly seated, all four corners are aligned at the same height. If one or more corners of the processor are higher than the others, the processor is not seated correctly. NOTICE: To prevent intermittent contact between the ZIF-socket cam screw and the processor when removing or replacing the processor, press to apply slight pressure to the center of the processor while turning the cam screw.

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    Processor...

  • Page 69: Speakers, Audio Connectors, And Consumer Infrared

    Speakers, Audio Connectors, and Consumer Infrared Removing Speakers CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 70: Removing The Audio Connector Board

    screws (2) speakers (2) Removing the Audio Connector Board CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 71: Removing The Consumer Infrared Board

    screw audio connector cable Removing the Consumer Infrared Board CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    screws (2) infrared connector cable Speakers, Audio Connectors, and Consumer Infrared...

  • Page 73: Memory Card Reader

    Memory Card Reader CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety Product Information Guide instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    5 Disconnect the system board connector by lifting up the memory card reader. Memory Card Reader...

  • Page 75: Video Card And System Board

    Video Card and System Board Removing the Video Card CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

  • Page 76: Replacing The Video Card

    Replacing the Video Card Carefully align the video card assembly over the connector on the system board and press down. NOTE: The video card assembly is labeled "PUSH HERE." Removing the System Board CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE:...

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    CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the Product Information Guide safety instructions in the NOTICE: Handle components and cards by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts. 1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9. 2 Remove any installed ExpressCards from the ExpressCard slot.

  • Page 78: Replacing The System Board

    screws (5) Replacing the System Board 1 Follow all of the steps in "Removing the System Board" on page 76 in reverse order. NOTICE: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.

  • Page 79: Power Management Controller Board - Hall

    Power Management Controller Board - Hall CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety Product Information Guide instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.

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    screws (2) connector 6 Lift the power management controller to disconnect it from the system board. Power Management Controller Board - Hall...

  • Page 81: Battery Latch Assembly

    Battery Latch Assembly Removing the Battery Latch Assembly CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety Product Information Guide instructions in the NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.

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    screw battery latch assembly spring 8 Remove the spring from the hook on the computer base by lifting it up and away with a screwdriver or a plastic scribe. 9 Remove the plastic battery-latch assembly starting from the right side corner and proceeding towards the other end as shown below in the illustrations.

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    Battery Latch Assembly...

  • Page 84: Replacing The Battery Latch Assembly

    Replacing the Battery Latch Assembly 1 Insert the latch assembly into the channel on the computer base, and press it into place. 2 Using a small screwdriver, hook the spring over the hook on the computer base. 3 Place the battery latch release under the computer base, line it up with the hole in the base, and then replace the M2 x 2.5-mm screw in the assembly.

  • Page 85: Flashing The Bios

    2 Turn on the computer. 3 Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support.dell.com. 4 Click Download Now to download the file. 5 If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click Yes, I Accept this Agreement.

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    The File Download window appears. 6 Click Save this program to disk and then click OK. The Save In window appears. 7 Click the down arrow to view the Save In menu, select Desktop, and then click Save. The file downloads to your desktop. 8 Click Close if the Download Complete window appears.

  • Page 87: Pin Assignments For I/o Connectors

    Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors USB Connector Signal USB5V+ USBP– USBP+ S-Video TV-Out Connector Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors...

  • Page 88: Ieee 1394 Connector

    S-Video Signal DLUMA-L DCRMA-L Composite Video Signal DCMPS-L IEEE 1394 Connector Signal TPB– TPB+ TPA– TPA+ Pin Assignments for I/O Connectors...

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