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Inspiron 15
7000 Series
Computer Model: Inspiron 7547
Regulatory Model: P41F
Regulatory Type: P41F001

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  • Page 1: Service Manual

    Inspiron 15 7000 Series Service Manual Computer Model: Inspiron 7547 Regulatory Model: P41F Regulatory Type: P41F001...

  • Page 2

    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........7 ....................7 Before You Begin ....................7 Safety Instructions ..................8 Recommended Tools After Working Inside Your Computer........9 Removing the Base Cover............10 ......................10 Procedure Replacing the Base Cover............11 ......................11 Procedure Removing the Battery............... 12 .....................

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Removing the Memory Module(s).......... 18 .....................18 Prerequisites ......................18 Procedure Replacing the Memory Module(s).......... 20 ......................20 Procedure ....................21 Post-requisites Removing the Wireless Card........... 22 .....................22 Prerequisites ......................22 Procedure Replacing the Wireless Card........... 24 ......................24 Procedure ....................24 Post-requisites Removing the Coin-Cell Battery..........

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Removing the Power-Status Light Board......31 ..................... 31 Prerequisites ......................31 Procedure Replacing the Power-Status Light Board......33 ......................33 Procedure ....................33 Post-requisites Removing the Processor Fan..........34 .....................34 Prerequisites ......................34 Procedure Replacing the Processor Fan...........36 ......................36 Procedure ....................36 Post-requisites Removing the Video-Card Fan..........37 .....................37...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Removing the Speakers............44 ....................44 Prerequisites ......................44 Procedure Replacing the Speakers............46 ......................46 Procedure ....................46 Post-requisites Removing the Display Assembly..........47 .....................47 Prerequisites ......................47 Procedure Replacing the Display Assembly..........50 ......................50 Procedure ....................50 Post-requisites Removing the System Board........... 51 .....................

  • Page 7: Before Working Inside Your Computer

    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 8: 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 9: 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 10: Removing The Base Cover

    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. Loosen the captive screws that secure the base cover to the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 11: Replacing The Base Cover

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Align the tabs on the base cover with the slots on the palm-rest assembly and snap the base cover into place.

  • Page 12: Removing The Battery

    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 palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 13

    Disconnect the battery cable from the battery. battery cable battery Turn the computer over, open the display, and press the power button for five seconds to ground the system board.

  • Page 14: Replacing The Battery

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Connect the battery cable to the battery. Turn the battery over and align the screw holes on the battery with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 15: Removing The Hard Drive

    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 16

    Slide and lift the hard-drive assembly off the palm-rest assembly. screws (4) hard-drive assembly Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard-drive. Lift the hard-drive bracket off the hard drive. hard-drive bracket screws (4) hard drive...

  • Page 17: Replacing The Hard Drive

    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 Align the screw holes on the hard-drive bracket with the screw holes on the hard drive.

  • Page 18: Removing The Memory Module(s)

    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 19

    Remove the memory module from the memory-module slot. securing clips (4) memory-module slot (2) memory modules (2)

  • Page 20: Replacing The Memory Module(s)

    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 slot.

  • Page 21: Post-requisites

    Slide the memory module firmly into the slot at a 45-degree angle and press the memory module down until it clicks into place. NOTE: If you do not hear the click, remove the memory module and reinstall it. memory modules (2) securing clips (4) memory-module slot (2) notch...

  • Page 22: Removing The Wireless Card

    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 23

    Slide and remove the wireless card from the wireless-card slot. wireless-card slot wireless card antenna cables screw...

  • Page 24: Replacing The Wireless Card

    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 wireless card with the tab on the wireless-card slot.

  • Page 25: Removing The Coin-cell Battery

    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.

  • Page 26

    Using a plastic scribe, pry the coin-cell battery out of the battery socket. mylar tape plastic scribe coin-cell battery...

  • Page 27: Replacing The Coin-cell Battery

    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 With the positive-side facing up, snap the coin-cell battery into the battery socket.

  • Page 28: Removing The Power-adapter Port

    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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    Using a plastic scribe, pry the power-adapter port out of the socket on the palm-rest assembly. power-adapter port plastic scribe power-adapter port cable...

  • Page 30: Replacing The Power-adapter Port

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

  • Page 31: Removing The Power-status Light Board

    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 32

    Lift the power-light board off the palm-rest assembly. screws (2) latch power-light board cable power-light board...

  • Page 33: Replacing The Power-status Light Board

    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 power-light board with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 34: Removing The Processor Fan

    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 35

    Remove the screws that secure the processor fan to the system board. Lift the processor fan off the system board. screws (2) processor fan processor-fan cable mylar tape...

  • Page 36: Replacing The Processor Fan

    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 Connect the processor-fan cable to the system board and adhere the mylar tape.

  • Page 37: Removing The Video-card Fan

    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 38

    Note the antenna-cable routing and remove the antenna cables from the routing guides on the video-card fan. video-card fan wireless card antenna cables Disconnect the video-card fan cable from the system board. Remove the screws that secure the video-card fan to the system board.

  • Page 39

    Lift the video-card fan off the system board. screws (2) video-card fan video-card fan cable...

  • Page 40: Replacing The Video-card Fan

    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 video-card fan with the screw holes on the system board.

  • Page 41: Removing The Heat Sink

    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.

  • Page 42: Procedure

    Procedure Peel off the mylar tape from the memory modules. mylar tape Loosen the captive screws that secure the heat sink to the system board. Lift the heat sink off the system board. heat sink captive screws (6)

  • Page 43: Replacing The Heat Sink

    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 heat sink are reinstalled together.

  • Page 44: Removing The Speakers

    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 45

    Note the speaker-cable routing and lift the speakers, along with the speaker cable, off the palm-rest assembly. speaker cable left speaker right speaker...

  • Page 46: Replacing The Speakers

    After Working Inside Your Computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory Compliance home page at dell.com/regulatory_compliance. Procedure Route the speaker cable and, using the alignment posts on the palm rest, place the speakers in position.

  • Page 47: Removing The Display Assembly

    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 48

    Note the display-cable routing and remove the display cable from the routing guides on the processor fan. wireless card antenna cables display cable Open the palm-rest assembly to an angle of 90 degrees. Place the computer at the edge of a table with the display hanging over. Remove the screws that secure the display assembly to the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 49

    Lift the display assembly off the computer. screws (6) hinges (2) display assembly...

  • Page 50: Replacing The Display Assembly

    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 Place the palm-rest assembly on the edge of a table with the keyboard facing down.

  • Page 51: Removing The System Board

    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 BIOS setup program after you replace the system board.

  • Page 52

    Procedure Disconnect the touch-pad cable, power-light cable, keyboard-backlight cable, keyboard cable, power-adapter port cable, speaker cable and battery cable from the system board. touch-pad cable power-light cable keyboard-backlight cable keyboard cable power-adapter port cable speaker cable battery cable Remove the screws that secure the system board to the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 53

    Starting from the left, gently lift the system board off the palm-rest assembly. screws (7) system board...

  • Page 54: Replacing The System Board

    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 BIOS setup program after you replace the system board.

  • Page 55: Removing The Palmrest And Keyboard

    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. Procedure Remove the base cover. Remove the battery.

  • Page 56

    Lift the keyboard bracket off the palm-rest assembly. screws (5) keyboard bracket Remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly.

  • Page 57

    Lift the keyboard off the palm-rest assembly. screws (22) keyboard keyboard palm-rest assembly...

  • Page 58: Replacing The Palmrest And Keyboard

    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 keyboard with the screw holes on the palm- rest assembly.

  • Page 59: 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.

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