Display Assembly and Display Latch

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Display Assembly

Q NOTICE: You must remove the display assembly before you remove the palm rest.

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

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

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

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top cover

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)

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bottom case

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Close the display assembly.

3. From the back of the computer, remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws labeled "circle D."

4. Open the display assembly approximately 180 degrees and support the display assembly so that it does not open past this position.

5. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws that secure the display-feed flex cable to the system board.

NOTICE: When reconnecting the display-feed flex cable connector to the system board, push down on the top left and right ends of the connector. Pressing on the center of the connector may damage resistors and compromise EMI protection in the computer.

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (4)

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hinge blocks (2)

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)

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display-feed flex cable

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pull tab

6. Pull up on the pull tab that is attached to the display-feed flex cable connector to remove the connector from the system board.

7. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws from each hinge block.

8. Lift the display assembly up and out of the bottom case.

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screw covers (5)

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M2 x 3-mm screws (4)

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (5)

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M2.5 x 5-mm screw (1)

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display bezel

8

display-feed flex cable

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display panel

9

flex-cable retention bracket

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)

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top cover

Removing the Display Bezel

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

Q 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 the Computer" before performing the following procedure.

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Remove the display assembly.

3. Use a plastic scribe to pry the five screw covers out of the screw holes located on the front of the bezel.

4. Remove the five M2.5 x 5-mm screws located on the front of the bezel.

(J) NOTICE: Carefully separate the bezel from the top cover to avoid damage to the bezel.

5. Starting at the bottom of the display panel (by the Dell™ logo), use your fingers to separate the bezel from the top cover by lifting the inside of the bezel while pushing in on the outside.

Removing the 14-Inch Display Panel

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

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

Q NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before performing the following

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Remove the display assembly.

3. Remove the display bezel.

4. Remove the two M2 x 3-mm screws on the left side of the display panel.

5. Remove the two M2 x 3-mm screws on the right side of the display panel.

6. Remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw that secures the display-feed flex cable to the display assembly.

7. Unsnap the flex-cable retention bracket from the top cover, and lift the bracket out of the display assembly.

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1 flex-cable retention bracket

8. Lift the display panel from the top, and rotate the display panel out of the top cover.

9. Disconnect the bottom flex-cable connector from the inverter connector on the system board by pulling on the attached pull tab away from the inverter connector.

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top flex-cable connector

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display panel connector

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pull tab

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pull tab

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inverter connector on

system board

10. Remove the tape that secures the display panel connector and the tape that secures the middle of the display-feed flex cable to the display panel.

11. Pull the top flex-cable connector down and away to remove it from the display panel connector.

Replacing the 14.1-Inch Display Panel

1. Reconnect the top flex cable connector to the display panel connector.

2. Reconnect the bottom flex cable connector to the inverter connector on the system board.

3. Replace the tape that secures the display panel connector and the tape that secures the middle of the display-feed flex cable to the display panel.

4. Place the bottom edge of the display panel in the bottom of the top cover, and elevate the top of the panel with your hand.

5. Lay the display panel in the top cover.

6. Reinstall the four M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the display panel to the top cover.

7. Reinstall the M2.5 x 5-mm screw that secures the display-feed flex cable to the display assembly.

15-Inch Display

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screw covers (5)

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M2 x 3-mm screws (8)

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws

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M2.5 x 5-mm screw (1)

(5)

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display bezel

8

display-feed flex cable

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display panel

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flex-cable retention bracket

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)

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top cover

Removing the 15-Inch Display Panel

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

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

(J) NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before performing the following procedure.

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Remove the display assembly.

3. Remove the display bezel.

4. Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws on the left side of the display panel.

5. Remove the four M2 x 3-mm screws on the right side of the display panel.

6. Remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw that secures the display-feed flex cable to the display assembly.

7. Unsnap the flex-cable retention bracket from the top cover, and lift the bracket out of the display assembly.

8. Lift the display panel from the top, and rotate the display panel out of the top cover.

9. Disconnect the bottom flex-cable connector from the inverter connector on the system board by pulling on the attached pull tab away from the inverter connector.

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pull tabs

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inverter connector on system board

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bottom flex-cable connector

10. Pull the top flex-cable connector down and away to remove it from the display panel connector.

Replacing the 15-Inch Display Panel

1. Reconnect the top flex-cable connector to the display panel connector.

2. Reconnect the bottom flex-cable connector to the inverter connector on the system board.

3. Replace the tape that secures the display panel connector and the tape that secures the middle of the display-feed flex cable to the display panel.

4. Place the bottom edge of the display panel in the bottom of the top cover and elevate the top of the panel with your hand.

5. Lay the display panel in the top cover.

6. Reinstall the eight M2 x 3-mm screws that secure the display panel to the top cover.

7. Reinstall the M2.5 x 5-mm screw that secures the display-feed flex cable to the display assembly.

Display Latch

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

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

Removing the Display Latch

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Remove the display assembly.

3. Remove the display bezel.

4. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws that secure the display latch and bracket to the top cover.

5. Lift the display latch, bracket, and spring up and out of the top cover.

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spring

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spring hook (display latch)

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)

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display latch

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bracket

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spring hook (top cover)

Replacing the Display Latch

1. Attach one end of the spring to the spring hook on the left edge of the display latch, and attach the other end of the spring to the spring hook in the top cover.

2. Place the display latch on top of its screw holes, and then place the bracket on top of the display latch, aligning the bracket and display latch screw holes.

3. Replace the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws that secure the display latch and bracket to the top cover.

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EMI Shield, Video Card, and Palm Rest

EMI Shield

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

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 the Computer" before performing the following procedure.

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws that secure the display-feed flex cable to the system board.

NOTICE: When reconnecting the display-feed flex cable connector to the system board, push down on the top left and right ends of the connector. Pressing on the center of the connector may damage resistors and compromise EMI protection in the computer.

3. Pull up on the pull tab that is attached to the display-feed flex cable connector to remove the connector from the system board.

4. Remove the three M2.5 x 12-mm screws that secure the EMI shield to the bottom case, and pull the EMI shield out of the bottom case.

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EMI shield

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M2.5 x 12-mm screws (3)

Video Card

Removing the Inspiron 2600 Video Card

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

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

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

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Remove the EMI shield.

3. Remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw that secures the video card to the system board.

4. Pull the video card by the edges toward the front of the computer to remove the video card from the bottom case.

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M2.5 x 5-mm screw (1)

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video card

Replacing the Inspiron 2600 Video Card

1. Align the top-right corner of the video card with the guide on the system board, and slide the top edge of the video card under the palm rest.

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M2.5 x 5-mm screw (1)

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palm rest

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top-right corner of the video card

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guide

2. Lay the video card flat on the system board, and connect the video card connector to the interface connector on the system board.

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bottom of video card

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video card connector

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system board

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interface connector

3. Reinstall the M2.5 x 5-mm screw that secures the video card to the bottom case.

4. Replace the EMI shield.

5. Replace the keyboard.

Removing the Inspiron 2650 Video Card

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

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

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

1. Remove the keyboard.

2. Remove the EMI shield.

3. Remove the M2.5 x 8-mm screw that secures the video card to the system board.

4. Pull the video card by the pull tab toward the front of the computer to remove the video card from the bottom case.

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video card

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M2.5 x 8-mm screw (1)

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pull tab

EMI Shield, Video Card, and Palm Rest: Dell Inspiron 2600 and 2650

Replacing the Inspiron 2650 Video Card

1. Align the top-right corner of the video card with the guide on the system board, and slide the top edge of the video card under the palm rest.

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M2.5 x 8-mm screw (1)

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palm rest

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top-right corner of the video card

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guide

2. Lay the video card flat on the system board, and connect the video card connector to the interface connector on the system board.

NOTICE: Before you connect the video card to the system board, ensure that you route the power-board flex cable under the memory module.

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bottom of video card

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video card connector

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system board

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interface connector

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power-board flex cable

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memory module

3. Reinstall the M2.5 x 8-mm screw that secures the video card to the bottom case.

4. Replace the EMI shield.

5. Replace the keyboard.

Palm Rest

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

Q 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 the Computer" before performing the following procedure.

1. Remove the keyboard.

Q NOTICE: You must remove the display assembly before you remove the palm rest; the display hinges pass through the back of the palm rest.

2. Remove the display assembly.

3. Remove the EMI shield.

4. Remove the video card.

5. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws from the top of the palm rest.

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M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)

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top of the palm rest

6. Turn the computer over and remove the twelve M2.5 x 8-mm screws labeled "circle P."

7. Turn the computer over, and disconnect the touch pad connector and power board connector from the system board.

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back center of the palm rest

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touch pad connector

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power board connector

Q NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the base plastics to avoid damage to the palm rest.

8. Starting at the back center of the palm rest, use your fingers to separate the palm rest from the base plastics by lifting the inside of the palm rest while pushing in on the outside.

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