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Quick Links. Table of Contents. Notes, Notices, and Cautions. A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

Information in this document is subject to change without notice. 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. 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.

Place the battery latch spring onto the guide post on the battery latch assembly. With the battery latch assembly slightly elevated, align the slot in the latch assembly with the guide posts on the base of the computer.

NOTE: Ensure that the tabs on the battery latch assembly are behind the retention tabs on the base of the computer. Page 5: Before You Begin Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Slide and hold the battery latch on the bottom of the computer, then lift the battery out of the battery bay.

Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in, the main battery is properly installed, and a network cable is attached. Turn on the computer. Locate the latest BIOS update file for your computer at support. Click Download Now to download the file. Page 8 9. Double-click the file icon on the desktop and follow the instructions on the screen. Back to Contents Page Page 10 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.

Connect the cable connector to the card connector. Page 12 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.

Press and hold the processor down on the substrate on which the die is mounted while turning the cam screw to prevent intermittent contact between the cam screw and processor.

Seating the processor module properly in the ZIF socket does not require force. Align the display hinges with the holes in the base of the computer, then lower the display into place. Remove the six rubber display bumpers and two mylar screw covers from around the display bezel.

Remove the eight M2. Page Replacing The Display Panel 6. Lift the display panel out of the display cover. Page Display Latch 2. Connect the bottom flex-cable connector to the inverter connector. Align the screwholes and guide pins on the brackets with the corresponding holes on the display panel, then replace the four M2 x 3-mm screws two on each side of the display panel to secure the brackets to the display panel.

Align the latch with the slots on the display cover and slide it into place. Slide the latch spring into the plastic sleeve, if present, then connect the latch spring to the display latch and display cover. Page Removing The Hard Drive Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives obtained from sources other than Dell. NOTE: If you are installing a hard drive obtained from a source other than Dell, you may need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new drive.

Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, if necessary see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your User's Guide. Returning a Hard Drive to Dell Return your hard drive to Dell in the replacement drive's foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard drive may be damaged in transit. NOTE: The hard drive should be inserted in the replacement drive's antistatic bag before being placed in the foam packaging. Page Page 27 NOTICE: To avoid scratching the palm rest when replacing the keyboard, hook the tabs along the front edge of the keyboard into the palm rest, and then secure the keyboard in place.

Place the tabs along the front edge of the keyboard beneath the front-inside edge of the palm rest, then carefully lower the keyboard into place.

NOTE: You may need to push the bottom of the keyboard down slightly to slide the keyboard tabs into place. DIMM A located under the keyboard holds the primary memory module as configured from the factory. DIMM B located on the bottom of the computer holds any additional memory you may have ordered. Loosen the captive screw securing the memory module cover, then remove the cover and set it aside. Align the notch in the memory module edge connector with the tab in the connector slot, then slide the module firmly into the slot at a degree angle.

Rotate the module down until it clicks into place. If you do not feel the click, remove the module and reinstall it. Remove the Mini-Card from the connector at a degree angle. Page About The Device Security Screw You can install devices such as a floppy drive, optical drive, second battery, or second hard drive in the media bay. About the Device Security Screw When you install a device in the media bay, you can install a device security screw, available separately from Dell, to prevent the device from being easily removed.

Disconnect the speaker connector from the system board. If you encounter resistance, gently flex or apply pressure to the palm rest, or move along the edge, working away from the area of resistance, until the palm rest is free.

The computer automatically detects the card. PC Cards and ExpressCards are generally marked with a symbol such as a triangle or an arrow to indicate which end to insert into the slot.

If the configuration program tells you to load the manufacturer's drivers, use the floppy disk or CD that came with the ExpressCard. Lift the right side of the system board, and then carefully lift the system board out of the computer.

Replace the hard drive see Replacing the Hard Drive. 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 45 Back to Contents Page Page 46 Dell under license. Print page 1 Print document 47 pages.

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