Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies

This section contains a parts list and procedures for removing and replacing factory components and subassemblies. This information is provided for reference only. Dell does not recommend removal and replacement of these parts in the field. Table 4-1 lists the factory repair parts and assemblies available for the computer. Some parts may only be available as part of a kit or assembly. The subsections in this chapter provide instructions for removing and replacing these parts and assemblies....

PC Card Cage

This section provides the removal procedure for the PC Card cage. This procedure assumes that you have removed the system board from the plastic case. To remove the PC Card cage, follow these steps (see Figure 4-43) 1. Remove the 4-mm screw securing the audio bezel. 3. Remove the four 18-mm screws securing the PC Card cage to the system board. Use a support for the system board to prevent the board from flexing when the card cage screws are removed. 4. Gently pull the card cage off of connector...

POST Beep Codes

If the display cannot display error messages during POST, the computer may emit a series of beeps that identifies the problem or that can help you identify a faulty component or assembly. For example, one beep, a burst of three short beeps, and two more single beeps (beep code 1-3-1-1) means that the system has encountered a DRAM refresh error condition, probably caused by a faulty system board. Table 3-1 lists the beep codes that may be generated during POST. Most beep codes indicate a fatal...

Audio Card and Audio Thermal Shield

This section provides the removal procedure for the audio card and audio thermal shield. Figure 4-44. Audio Card and Audio Thermal Shield Removal This procedure assumes that you have removed the system board from the plastic case and have removed the PC Card cage from the system board. To remove the audio card and audio thermal shield, follow these steps (see Figure 4-44) 1. Gently pull the audio card off of connectors JP12 and JP13 on the system board. Do not rock the card to remove it,...

Processor Board and Memory Module

This section provides the removal procedure for the processor board and memory module. The processor board and memory module can be removed without removing the palmrest assembly. This procedure assumes that you have removed the heat exchanger fan. To remove the processor board and memory module, follow these steps (see Figure 4-39) 1 Remove the three 5-mm screws securing the processor board to the system board. 2. Gently pull the processor board off of connector JP15 on the system board. Do...

Thermal Shield and Internal Modem

The thermal shield serves as a heat shield for the system board, as well as an EMI fence for the processor board. This procedure assumes that you have removed the keyboard. To remove the thermal shield, follow these steps (see Figure 4-22) Open the computer to 170 degrees, supporting the display assembly. From the outside edge of the unit, carefully insert a flat-blade screwdriver or scribe into the space on the inside of the hinge cover. Bring the tool against the front wall of the hinge cover...

System Error Messages

Table 3-2 lists in alphabetical order system error messages that may appear on the display during the boot routine or during normal computer operation. CMOS battery is dead-Replace and run Setup The CMOS battery does not have enough charge to power the computer. CMOS battery completely discharged. Faulty CMOS battery or main board. Faulty or incorrectly inserted diskette in drive. Faulty diskette drive. Faulty main board. Faulty or loose external cable. Extended memory not configured properly...