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Dell Inspiron Function Keys List

Q NOTICE You must remove the display before you remove the palm rest. Q NOTICE Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. 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. 2. Remove the center control cover. 5. From the back of the computer, remove the...

Replacing Memory Modules

If you only have one memory module, install it in the connector labeled JDIM1 on the system board. Install a second memory module in the connector labeled JDIM2. HINT Memory modules are keyed, or designed to fit into their connectors, in only one direction. (JJ NOTICE The memory module must be inserted at a 45-degree angle to avoid damaging the connector. 2. Align the notch in the memory module edge connector with the keying tab in the connector on the system board. 3. Slide the edge connector...

Replacing the System Board

Install the microprocessor on the replacement system board. 2. Install the replacement system board a. Insert the external microphone and headphone connectors through the b. Replace the six M2.5 x 5-mm screws, starting on the right side of the bottom case. c. Replace the fan guard, inserting the tab into the bottom case, and replace the three M2.5 x 5-mm screws. Replacing the screw opposite the tab first makes it easier to insert and replace the other two screws. 3. Install the modem and the...

Removing the System Board

The system board's BIOS chip contains the service tag sequence, which is also visible on a barcode label on the bottom of the computer. The replacement kit for the system board includes a CD that provides a utility for transferring the service tag sequence to the replacement system board. Q NOTICE Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed batteries. Q NOTICE To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an...