FCM (Flash Cache Module): Dell Latitude D830  Service Manual

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FCM (Flash Cache Module)

Dell™ Latitude™ D830  Service Manual

CAUTION: Before performing the following procedures, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching a connector on the back panel of the computer.
NOTE: The FCM card is also known as Intel Turbo Memory and the Intel Flash Cache Logic Chip Mini-card.

The FCM, or Flash Cache Module, is an internal memory card that helps improve the performance of your computer.

NOTE: This card is only compatible with the Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating system.
NOTE: If you ordered an FCM card with your computer, the card is already installed.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the hinge cover (see Hinge Cover).

  3. Remove the keyboard (see Keyboard).

  4. Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer.

NOTE: If you leave the area, ground yourself again when you return to the computer.
  1. Slide the antenna cables out of the protective sleeve and away from the top of the FCM card.

  2. Release the card by pushing the metal securing brackets away from the card until the card pops up slightly.


FCM card


antennae cables (2)


metal securing brackets (2)

  1. Lift the card out of its connector.


FCM card

NOTICE: When installing this card, ensure that the two antenna cables are not under the card. The antenna cables are designed to lie across the top of the FCM card and into the protective sleeve. Installing the card on top of these antenna cables may cause damage to your computer. Also, do not install the FCM card in the WLAN card connector. The FCM card is designed to work in the WWAN card connector. Installing the card in the wrong connector may cause damage to your computer.
  1. Install the card by aligning the card with the connector at a 45 degree angle, and pressing the card until it clicks.

  2. Replace the keyboard (see Keyboard)

  3. Replace the hinge cover (see Hinge Cover).

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