RJ11 Card Removal

To remove the RJ-11 card (see Figure 32), perform the following these steps 1. Remove the 4-mm screw securing the RJ-11 card to the system board. 2. Lift the card off the system board. This procedure assumes that you have removed the PC Card heat sink and hinge saddles. To remove the system board (see Figure 33), perform the following steps 1. Remove the three 4-mm screws from the bottom of the computer. 2. Remove the system board from the bottom case.

Thermal Shield and Internal Modem Removal

The thermal shield (see Figure 18) serves as a heat shield for the system board, as well as an electromagnetic interference (EMI) fence for the processor board. Figure 19. Thermal Shield Internal Modem Components Figure 19. Thermal Shield Internal Modem Components This procedure assumes that you have removed the keyboard. To remove the thermal shield, perform the following steps 15-Inch XGA and 15-Inch SXGA+ LCD Panels a. Open the computer to 170 degrees, supporting the display assembly. b....

Precautionary Measures

NOTICE Only a certified service technician should perform the procedures for removing and replacing parts. The warranty on the computer becomes void if anyone other than a certified technician performs these procedures. WARNING FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE EQUIPMENT Before you start to work on the computer, perform the following steps in the sequence indicated 1. Ground yourself by attaching an antistatic grounding strap to your wrist and to an unpainted metal surface on the...

PC Card Cage Removal

This procedure assumes that you have removed the system board from the plastic case. To remove the PC Card cage (see Figure 34), perform the following steps 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 UP9 on the system board. Do not rock the cage to remove...

Audio Card and Audio Thermal Shield Removal

Audio Card Thermal Shield Components Figure 36. Audio Card Thermal Shield Components 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 (see Figure 35), perform the following these steps 1. Gently pull the audio card off of connectors JP12 and JP13 on the system board. Do not rock the card to remove it, because this may damage the connectors. 2....

Screw Identification and Tightening

NOTICE The correct-length screw must be used when reinstalling a screw. Otherwise, hardware damage could result. Make sure that the screw is properly aligned with its corresponding hole, and avoid overtightening. NOTICE During the removal and replacement procedures, you will see Kapton tape in many places on the computer. When reinstalling or replacing parts, be sure to replace the Kapton tape correctly to retain the electrical protection and noise reduction the tape provides. Be careful not to...

ZIF Connectors

To disconnect a cable from a ZIF connector, perform the following steps 1. Insert a small flat-blade screwdriver or dental pick under the movable part of the connector. For most ZIFs, carefully pry up one end of the movable part of the connector and then the other end. Some ZIFs may need to be lifted in the center. 2. Pull up gently on the movable part of the connector until the cable is released. 3. Grasp the cable and pull it out of the connector. To reconnect an interface cable to a ZIF...