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Removing and Installing Parts: Dell XPS 200 Service Manual

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Removing and Installing Parts

Dell™ XPS 200 Service Manual

  Memory

  Cards

  Hard Drive

  CD/DVD Drive

  Floppy Drive (Optional)

  Media Card Reader

  Heat-Sink Assembly

  Fan Assembly

  Processor

  Modem

  Power Supply

  System Board

  Front I/O Panel

  Battery

  Front Panel



Memory

You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board.

Your computer supports DDR2 memory.

NOTE: Buffered memory is not supported on this computer.

DDR2 Memory Overview

DDR2 memory modules should be installed in pairs of matched memory size, speed, and technology. If the DDR2 memory modules are not installed in matched pairs, the computer will continue to operate, but with a slight reduction in performance. See the label on the module to determine the module capacity.

NOTE: Always install DDR2 memory modules in the order indicated on the system board.

The recommended memory configurations are:

  • A pair of matched memory modules installed in DIMM connectors 1 and 2 (white securing clips)

or

  • A pair of matched memory modules installed in DIMM connectors 1 and 2 and another matched pair installed in DIMM connectors 3 and 4 (black securing clips)

NOTICE: Do not install ECC memory modules.
NOTE: If you install DDR2 667-MHz memory, the speed is reduced to 533 MHz.
  • If you install mixed pairs of DDR2 400-MHz (PC2-3200) and DDR2 533-MHz (PC2-4300) memory, the modules function at the speed of the slowest module installed.

  • Be sure to install a single memory module in DIMM connector 1, the connector closest to the processor, before you install modules in the other connectors.

NOTE: Memory purchased from Dell is covered under your computer warranty.
NOTICE: If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module. Otherwise, your computer may not start properly. You should install your original memory modules in pairs either in DIMM connectors 1 and 2 or DIMM connectors 3 and 4.

Addressing Memory With 4-GB Configurations

Your computer supports a maximum of 4 GB of memory when you use two 2-GB DIMMs. Current operating systems, such as Microsoft® Windows® XP, can use a maximum of 4 GB of address space; however, the amount of memory available to the operating system is less than 4 GB. Certain components within the computer require address space in the 4-GB range. Any address space reserved for these components cannot be used by computer memory.

Installing Memory

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the Removing the Computer Cover.

  3. Remove the CD/DVD drive, if installed.

  4. Remove the optional Media Card Reader (or optional floppy drive), if installed.

  5. Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.

  1. Align the notch on the bottom of the module with the crossbar in the connector.

NOTICE: To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down into the connector while you apply equal force to each end of the module.
  1. Insert the module into the connector until the module snaps into position.

If you insert the module correctly, the securing clips snap into the cutouts at each end of the module.

  1. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.

  2. When a message appears stating that memory size has changed, press <F1> to continue.

  3. Log on to your computer.

  4. Right-click the My Computer icon and click Properties.

  5. Click the General tab.

  6. To verify that the memory is installed correctly, check the amount of memory (RAM) listed.

Removing Memory

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector.

  4. Grasp the module and pull up.

If the module is difficult to remove, ease the module back and forth to remove it from the connector.


Cards

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.

Your Dell™ computer provides the following slots for PCI Express cards:

  • One PCI Express x16 card slot

  • One PCI Express x1 card slot

NOTE: The slots for the PCI Express x16 and PCI Express x1 cards are half-height slots.

If you are installing or replacing a PCI Express card, follow the procedures in the next section. If you are removing but not replacing a card, see "Removing a PCI Express Card."

If you are replacing a card, remove the current driver for the card from the operating system.

Installing a PCI Express Card

  1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Pull up on the release tab on the card retention door from the inside to pivot the door open. Because the door is captive, it will remain in the open position.

  4. If you are installing a new card, remove the filler bracket to create a card-slot opening. Then continue with step 6.

  5. If you are replacing a card that is already installed in the computer, remove the card.

If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card. Grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.

  1. Prepare the card for installation.

See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer.

CAUTION: Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they are connected to a network. To guard against electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards.
  1. Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the slot.

  1. If you are installing the card into the x16 card connector, position the card so the securing slot is aligned with the securing tab, and pull the securing tab.

  2. Place the card in the connector and press down firmly. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the slot.

  1. Before you close the card retention door, ensure that:

    • The tops of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the alignment bar.

    • The notch in the top of the card or filler bracket fits around the alignment guide.

  2. Close the card retention door by snapping it into place to secure the cards.

NOTICE: Do not route card cables over or behind the cards. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.
  1. Connect any cables that should be attached to the card.

See the documentation that came with the card for information about the card cable connections.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  1. Replace the computer cover, reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.

  2. Install any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation.

Removing a PCI Express Card

  1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Pull up on the release tab on the card retention door from the inside to pivot the door open. Because the door is captive, it will remain in the open position.

  4. If necessary, disconnect any cables connected to the card.

  5. Pull back the securing tab, grasp the card by its top corners, and then ease it out of its connector.

  6. If you are removing the card permanently, install a filler bracket in the empty card-slot opening.

If you need a filler bracket, contact Dell.

NOTE: Installing filler brackets over empty card-slot openings is necessary to maintain FCC certification of the computer. The brackets keep dust and dirt out of your computer.
  1. Before you close the card retention door, ensure that:

    • The tops of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the alignment bar.

    • The notch in the top of the cards or filler brackets fits around the alignment guide.

  2. Close the card retention door by snapping it into place to secure the cards.

  3. Replace the computer cover, reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.

  4. Uninstall the driver for that card.


Hard Drive

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.
NOTICE: To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface. Instead, set the drive on a surface, such as a foam pad, that will sufficiently cushion it.
NOTICE: If you are replacing a hard drive that contains data you want to keep, back up your files before you begin this procedure.

Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.

Removing a Hard Drive

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Press the blue tabs on either side of the guide bracket toward each other and slide the drive up and out of the computer.

  1. Disconnect the power cable and the serial ATA data cable from the drive.

Installing a Hard Drive

  1. Remove the old hard drive.

  2. Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation.

  3. Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.

NOTE: If your replacement hard drive does not have the plastic guide bracket attached, remove the bracket from the old drive by unsnapping it from the drive. Snap the bracket onto the new drive.

  1. Connect the power cable and the serial ATA data cable to the drive.

  1. Ensure that all connectors are properly cabled and firmly seated.

  2. Slide the drive into place until you feel a click or feel the drive securely installed.

  1. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.

See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.


CD/DVD Drive

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.

Removing a CD/DVD Drive

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

NOTICE: Do not pull the drive out of the computer by the drive cables. Doing so may cause damage to cables and the cable connectors.
  1. Follow the procedures in Removing the Computer Cover.

  2. Pull up on the drive release latch and slide the drive toward the back of the computer.

  3. Carefully, so as not to damage the attached interface cable, lift the drive away from the computer.

NOTE: The interface cable is held in place by the metal drive bracket and does not need to be removed from the drive.

  1. Disconnect the interface cable from the interface cable connector on the system board.

  2. Set the drive aside in a secure location.

Installing a CD/DVD Drive

  1. Unpack the drive and prepare it for installation.

Check the documentation that accompanied the drive to verify that the drive is configured for your computer. If you are installing an IDE drive, configure the drive for the cable select setting.

  1. Connect the interface cable to the interface cable connector on the system board. See System Board Components.

  1. Slide the drive into place until you feel a click or feel the drive securely installed.

  1. Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to provide airflow for the fan and cooling vents.

  2. Follow the procedures in Replacing the Computer Cover.

  3. Connect your computer and devices to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

  4. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.

  5. Follow the procedures in Entering System Setup and select the appropriate Drive option.

  6. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics.


Floppy Drive (Optional)

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover.

Removing a Floppy Drive

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Remove the CD/DVD drive, if installed.

  4. Pull up on the drive release latch and slide the drive toward the back of the computer.

  5. Carefully, so as not to damage the attached interface cable, lift the drive away from the computer.

  1. Disconnect the interface cable from the system board.

NOTE: The interface cable is held in place by the metal drive bracket and does not need to be removed from the drive.

Installing a Floppy Drive

NOTE: If the replacement or new floppy drive does not have the shoulder screws, use the screws in the drive-panel insert.
  1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Slide the drive into place until you feel a click or feel the drive securely installed.

  1. Attach the interface cable to the system board.

  1. Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to avoid blocking the fan and cooling vents.

  2. Replace the CD/DVD drive.

  3. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable in to the network port or device and then plug it in to the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.

  1. Enter system setup and select the appropriate Drive option.

  2. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics.


Media Card Reader

For information about using the Media Card Reader, see your Owner's Manual.

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.

Removing a Media Card Reader

  1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Remove the CD/DVD drive, if installed.

  4. Remove the hard drive.

  5. Disconnect the data cable from the back of the Media Card Reader and from the Media Card Reader connector on the system board.

  1. Pull up on the drive release latch and slide the Media Card Reader toward the back of the computer. Then, lift to remove the drive from the computer.

Installing a Media Card Reader

  1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  2. Remove the computer cover.

NOTE: If necessary, remove the Media Card Reader screws.
  1. Remove the Media Card Reader from its packaging and ensure that all the screws are included.

  1. Slide the drive into place until you feel a click or feel the drive securely installed.

  1. Reconnect the data cable on the back of the Media Card Reader to the front-panel connector on the system board.

  1. Replace the CD/DVD drive.

  2. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable in to the network port or device and then plug it in to the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.

  1. Enter system setup and select the appropriate Drive option.

  2. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics.


Heat-Sink Assembly

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Remove the CD/DVD drive, if installed.

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heat-sink assembly

CAUTION: The heat-sink assembly can get very hot during normal operation. Be sure that the assembly has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.
  1. Remove the two screws from either side of the heat-sink assembly.

NOTICE: After you remove the heat-sink assembly, lay the assembly on its side. Do not set the heat-sink assembly upright or touch the thermal interface to avoid damage to the thermal interface material on the underside.
  1. Pivot the assembly toward the back of the computer and lift to remove.


Fan Assembly

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Remove the CD/DVD drive, if installed.

CAUTION: The heat-sink assembly can get very hot during normal operation. Be sure that the assembly has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.
  1. Remove the heat-sink assembly.

  2. Disconnect the fan power cable from the FAN connector on the system board.

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fan assembly

2

fan cable connector

3

fan release tab


Processor

Removing the Processor

NOTICE: Do not perform the following steps unless you are familiar with hardware removal and replacement. Performing these steps incorrectly could damage your system board. For technical service, see "Contacting Dell" in the Owner's Manual.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
  1. Open the computer cover.

CAUTION: The heat-sink assembly can get very hot during normal operation. Be sure that the assembly has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it.
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.
  1. Remove the heat-sink assembly.

  2. Open the processor cover.

NOTICE: Carefully remove the processor from the socket to avoid permanent damage to the processor.
  1. To remove the processor from the socket, lift the processor vertically in one motion.

Leave the release lever extended in the release position so that the socket is ready for the new processor.

Installing the Processor

NOTICE: Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of the computer.
  1. Unpack the new processor.

NOTICE: You must position the processor correctly in the socket to avoid permanent damage to the processor and the computer when you turn on the computer.
  1. If the release lever on the socket is not fully extended, move it to that position.

  2. Align the pin-1 corners of the processor and socket.

NOTICE: Socket pins are delicate. To avoid damage, ensure that the processor is aligned properly with the socket, and do not use excessive force when you install the process. Be careful not to touch or bend the pins on the system board.
  1. Set the processor lightly in the socket and ensure that the processor is level in the socket. When the processor is positioned correctly, press it with minimal pressure to seat it.

  2. When the processor is fully seated in the socket, close the processor cover.

  3. Pivot the socket release lever back toward the socket and snap it into place to secure the processor.

NOTICE: When you install the heat-sink assembly, do not touch the thermal interface to prevent damage to the thermal interface material on the interface.
NOTICE: If you are not installing a processor upgrade kit from Dell, reuse the original heat-sink assembly when you replace the processor.

If you installed a processor replacement kit from Dell, return the original heat-sink assembly and processor to Dell in the same package in which your replacement kit was sent.

  1. Replace the fan assembly if you removed it.

  2. Plug the fan cable into the FAN connector on the system board.

  3. Install the heat-sink assembly.

  4. Plug the power cable into the 12VPOWER connector on the system board.

  5. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.


Modem

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: Before you remove or install the modem, make sure to disconnect all telephone and network cables from your computer.
NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.

Replacing the Modem

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Remove the hard drive.

NOTE: For easier access to the modem, it may be necessary to remove the power cable from the power connector on the system board.

  1. Remove the existing modem:

    1. Disconnect the modem cable from the modem.

    1. Use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that secure the modem to the system board, and set the screws aside.

    2. Pull straight up on the attached pull-tab to lift the modem out of its connector on the system board.

NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.
  1. Install the new modem:

    1. Align the modem with the screw holes and press the modem into the connector on the system board.

    1. Connect the modem cable to the modem.

    2. Use a Phillips screwdriver to replace and tighten the two screws that secure the modem to the system board.

  2. Replace the computer cover.

Replacing the External Modem Connector

  1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  2. Remove the computer cover.

  3. Remove the existing modem.

NOTE: Note the routing of the modem cable as you remove the modem. You must route the cable properly when you replace the modem to prevent the cable from being pinched or crimped.
  1. Remove the modem cable from the modem.

  2. Remove the external modem connector:

    1. Remove the screw that secures the external modem connector.

    1. Slide the external modem connector away from the slot that holds the modem connector in place.

    2. Lift the modem cable and connector from the computer.

  1. To install a new modem cable and external modem connector:

    1. Attach the modem cable to the external modem connector.

    1. Align the external modem connector with the slot on the back on the computer.

    2. Replace the screw that secures the external modem connector in place.

    3. Carefully route the cable wire and reconnect the modem cable to the modem.

  2. Replace the computer cover.


Power Supply

Removing the Power Supply

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.
  1. Disconnect the AC power cable from the power supply connector.

  2. Open the computer cover.

  3. Disconnect the DC power cables from the system board and the drives.

  4. Remove the three power supply screws.

  1. Slide the power supply approximately 1 inch toward the front of the computer.

  2. Lift the power supply out of the computer.

Replacing the Power Supply

  1. Lower the power supply into the computer and slide the power supply toward the back of the computer.

  2. Replace the three power supply screws.

  3. Reconnect the DC power cables.

  4. Replace the computer cover.

  5. Connect the AC power cable to the power supply connector.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.


System Board

Removing the System Board

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
  1. Open the computer cover.

NOTICE: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to dissipate any static electricity that could harm internal components.
  1. Remove the power supply, any installed cards, and any components that restrict access to the system board.

  2. Disconnect all cables from the system board.

  3. Disconnect the modem cable and ground wire from the modem:

    1. Disconnect the modem cable from the modem.

    1. Use a size #1 screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the modem and ground wire to the system board, and set the screws aside.

  4. Before you remove the existing system board, visually compare the replacement system board to the existing system board to make sure that you have the correct part.

  5. Remove the six screws that attach the system board to the bottom of the computer.

  6. Lift the system board out of the computer.

  1. Place the system board that you just removed next to the replacement system board.

Replacing the System Board

  1. Transfer components from the existing system board to the replacement system board:

    1. Remove the memory modules and install them on the replacement system board.

CAUTION: The heat-sink assembly and processor package can get hot. To avoid burns, ensure that the assembly and package have had sufficient time to cool before you touch them.
    1. Remove the heat-sink assembly and processor package from the existing system board and transfer them to the replacement system board.

    2. Remove the modem from the existing system board and transfer it to the replacement system board.

  1. Configure the settings of the replacement system board.

  2. Set the jumpers on the replacement system board so that they are identical to the ones on the existing system board.

NOTE: Some components and connectors on the replacement system board may be in different locations from corresponding connectors on the existing system board.
  1. Orient the replacement system board by aligning the slots in the bottom of the board to the tabs on the computer.

  2. Slide the system board down onto the pins.

  3. Replace the screw that holds the system board down.

  4. Reconnect the modem cable and ground wire to the modem:

    1. Reconnect the modem cable from the modem.

    1. Use a size #1 screwdriver to remove the screws securing the modem and ground wire to the system board, and set the screws aside.

  5. Replace any components and cables that you removed from the system board.

  6. Reconnect all cables to their connectors at the back of the computer.

  7. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.


Front I/O Panel

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.
  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
  1. Open the computer cover.

  2. Remove the power supply, any installed cards, and any components that restrict access to the system board.

  3. Remove the system board.

NOTE: Depending on your computer, you may have one or two screws that secure the front I/O panel.
  1. Remove the two screws that hold the front I/O panel.

  2. Pivot the I/O panel toward the back of the computer and lift to remove.

  3. Disconnect any cables that are attached to the front I/O panel.

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screws (2)

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front I/O panel


Battery

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: To prevent static damage to components inside your computer, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.

A coin-cell battery maintains computer configuration, date, and time information. The battery can last several years. If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on the computer, replace the battery.

CAUTION: A new battery can explode if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer instructions.

Replacing the Battery

  1. Record all the screens in system setup so that you can restore the correct settings in step 11.

  2. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

  3. Remove the computer cover.

  4. Remove the hard drive.

  5. Locate the battery socket (see "System Board Components").

NOTICE: If you pry the battery out of its socket with a blunt object, be careful not to touch the system board with the object. Ensure that the object is inserted between the battery and the socket before you attempt to pry out the battery. Otherwise, you may damage the system board by prying off the socket or by breaking circuit traces on the system board.
  1. Remove the battery:

    1. Support the battery connector by pressing down firmly on the positive side of the connector.

    1. While supporting the battery connector, press the battery toward the positive side of the connector and pry it up out of the securing tabs on the negative side of the connector.

NOTICE: To avoid damage to the battery connector, you must firmly support the connector while installing or removing a battery.
  1. Install the new system battery.

    1. Support the battery connector by pressing down firmly on the positive side of the connector.

    1. Hold the battery with the "+" facing up, and slide it under the securing tabs on the positive side of the connector.

    2. Press the battery straight down into the connector until it snaps into place.

  2. Replace the hard drive.

  3. Replace the computer cover.

NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device and then plug it into the computer.
  1. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.

  2. Enter system setup and restore the settings you recorded in step 1.

  3. Properly dispose of the old battery. See the Product Information Guide for battery disposal information.


Front Panel

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the CD/DVD drive.

  3. Use a screwdriver to press in against the locking tab that secures the computer base until it releases the surrounding metal.

  4. Slide the base towards the rear of the computer, then pull it towards you to remove it.

  1. Open the front-panel door by pressing its release button.

  2. Grasp the panel that surrounds the door-release button where it meets the front panel and pull it towards you to remove it.

  1. Unscrew the two screws located beneath the release-button panel.

  2. Unscrew the screw that secures the top of the front panel from the inside of the computer chassis.

  3. Unscrew the two screws that attach the front panel to the base of the chassis.

  4. Grasp the top of the front panel where it meets the side of the chassis against your work surface, and carefully pry it out away from the chassis.

  1. Pull up on the front panel to release the top two tabs that attach it to the computer chassis.

  2. Pull up on the lower tab to release it from the computer chassis and lift the front panel from the computer.


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