Screw Placemat

Hard Drive Assembly:

M3 x 3 mm (2 each)

Display Assembly Hinge to Base:

M2 x 4 mm (2 each) M2 x 5 mm (2 each)

Display Assembly Bezel:

Rubber Screw Covers (4 each)

LCD Panel and Inverter:

M2 x 3.5 mm (5 each)

Display Assembly Hinges:

M2.6 x 4 mm (4 each)

Keyboard Assembly:

M2 x 4 mm (4 each)

Palm Rest Assembly:

M2 x 4 mm (4 each [black]) M2 x 6 mm (3 each [silver])

Touch Pad:

M2 x 3.5 mm (3 each)

Modem Retainer Bracket:

M2 x 9.5 mm (2 each)

VGA and Parallel Connector:

5 mm socket (4 each)

Media Bay (IDE) Connector:

Media bay connector screws (2 each)

Fan:

M2 x 8 mm (2 each, with two rubber washers apiece)

Speaker:

M2 x 5 mm (2 each)

Audio I/O Cover:

M2 x 4 mm (2 each)

System Board Assembly:

M2 x 3.5 mm (6 each)

ZIF Connectors

Some of the computer's interface connectors are ZIF connectors. These connectors are not removable, but they must be released to disconnect a cable from them.

movable part of connector

(do not remove)

movable part of connector

(do not remove)

NOTICE: The ZIF connectors are fragile. To avoid damage, do not apply too much pressure to the movable part of the connector.

To disconnect an interface cable from a ZIF connector:

1. Insert a small flat-blade screwdriver under the movable part of the connector.

2. Pull gently upward on the movable part of the connector until it releases the interface cable.

3. Grasp the interface cable and pull it out of the connector.

To reconnect an interface cable to a ZIF connector:

1. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to open the movable part of the ZIF connector.

2. Orient the end of the interface cable with the ZIF connector, and insert the end of the cable into the connector.

3. While holding the cable in place, close the ZIF connector.

To ensure a firm connection, make sure the ZIF connector is completely closed.

System Components

Dell Placemat

Hard Drive

Speed Control Conveyor

NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

NOTICE: The hard drive is very sensitive to shock. Handle the assembly by its edges (do not squeeze the top of the hard drive case), and avoid dropping it.

NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside Your Computer" before performing the following procedure.

1. Turn the computer over, and remove the two M3 x 3-mm screws from the bottom of the hard drive door.

The hard drive is located on the right side of the computer.

2. Pull the drive out of the computer.

Keyboard Bezel

Dell Devices 2100

Q NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside Your Computer" before performing the following procedure.

(J) NOTICE: To avoid damaging the microphone, do not put any objects into the microphone hole.

1. Place the point of a paper clip, a very small flat-blade screwdriver, or a tool of similar size in the keyboard bezel release hole and carefully push down.

2. While pushing down, slide the keyboard bezel to the left until it releases.

3. Lift the keyboard bezel.

Display Assembly

(J) NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries.

NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside Your Computer" before performing the following procedure.

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