Dell Inspiron 17 (n7010, Mid 2010) User Manual English

Inspiron 17 (N7010, Mid 2010) Language

Download Dell Inspiron 17 (n7010, Mid 2010) User Manual English

Sponsored links


Download Request Is In Process

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 1

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Notes, Cautions, and Warnings Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; Microsoft, Windows , Windows Vista , and the Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or r..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 2

Back to Contents Page AC Adapter Connector Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the AC Adapter Connector Replacing the AC Adapter Connector Removing the AC Adapter Connector 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 17 in Removing the System Board . 4. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly ). 5. Remove the middle cover (see Removing the Middle Cover ). 6. Remove the daughter board (see Removing the Daughter Board ). 7. Remove the screw that secures t..

CAUTION: - Page 3

3. Replace the screw that secures the AC adapter connector to the computer base. 4. Replace the daughter board (see Replacing the Daughter Board ). 5. Replace the middle cover (see Replacing the Middle Cover ). 6. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). 7. Follow the instructions from step 7 to step 22 in Replacing the System Board . 8. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ). Back to Contents Page CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage ..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 4

Back to Contents Page Battery Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Battery Replacing the Battery Removing the Battery 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Shut down the computer and turn it over. 3. Slide the battery lock latch to the unlock position. 4. Slide the battery release latch to the side. 5. Slide and lift the battery out of the battery bay. Replacing the Battery 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the tabs on the battery with the slots on the battery bay. 3. Slide the battery into the battery bay, until it clicks into place. 4..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 6

Back to Contents Page Before You Begin Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Recommended Tools Turning Off Your Computer Before Working Inside Your Computer This manual provides instructions for removing and installing components in your computer. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes that the following conditions exist: l You have performed the steps in Turning Off Your Computer and Before Working Inside Your Computer . l You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer . l A component can be replaced or — if purchased separately — installed by performin..

Turning Off Your Computer - Page 7

1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer cover from being scratched. 2. Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer ) and all attached devices. 3. Disconnect all telephone or network cables from the computer. 4. Press and eject any installed cards from the 7-in-1 Media card reader. 5. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets. 6. Disconnect all attached devices from your computer. 7. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 8. Turn the computer top-side up, open the display, and press the power button to..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 8

Back to Contents Page Flashing the BIOS Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual 1. Turn on the computer. 2. Go to support.dell.com/support/downloads . 3. Click Select Model . 4. Locate the BIOS update file for your computer: If you have your computer's Service Tag: a. Click Enter a Service Tag . b. Enter your computer's Service Tag in the Enter a service tag: field, click Go , and proceed to step 5 . If you do not have your computer's Service Tag: a. Select the type of product in the Select Your Product Family list. b. Select the product brand in the Select Your Product Line list. c. Selec..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 9

Back to Contents Page Internal Card With Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Bluetooth Card Replacing the Bluetooth Card If you ordered a card with Bluetooth wireless technology with your computer, the card is already installed. Removing the Bluetooth Card 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 5. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the ..

CAUTION: - Page 10

2. Align the connector on the Bluetooth card with the connector on the system board, and press the Bluetooth card until it is fully seated. 3. Replace the screw that secures the Bluetooth card to the system board. 4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 6. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 7. Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 7 in Replacing the Hard Drive . 8. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover ). 9. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ). Back to Con..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 11

Back to Contents Page Camera Module Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Camera Module Replacing the Camera Module Removing the Camera Module 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 5. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Remove the display assemb..

Replacing the Camera Module - Page 12

Replacing the Camera Module 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Connect the camera cable to the connector on the camera module. 3. Replace the tape to secure the camera cable to the camera module. 4. Use the alignment posts to place the camera module on the display cover. 5. Press down on the camera module to secure it to the display cover. 6. Replace the display panel (see Replacing the Display Panel ). 7. Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel ). 8. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). 9. Replace the palm rest (see Replaci..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 13

Back to Contents Page Coin-Cell Battery Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Coin - Cell Battery Replacing the Coin - Cell Battery Removing the Coin-Cell Battery 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 5. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Use a..

CAUTION: - Page 14

4. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 6. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 7. Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 7 in Replacing the Hard Drive . 8. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover ). 9. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ). Back to Contents Page CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.

..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 15

Back to Contents Page Module Cover Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Module Cover Replacing the Module Cover Removing the Module Cover 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Loosen the two captive screws that secure the module cover to the computer base. 4. Pry the module cover with your fingers and release the tabs from the slots on the computer base. 5. Lift the module cover off the computer base. Replacing the Module Cover 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Slide the tabs on the module co..

Back to Contents Page - Page 16

Back to Contents Page

..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 17

Back to Contents Page Processor Module Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Processor Module Replacing the Processor Module Removing the Processor Module 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 18 in Removing the System Board . 4. Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink ). 5. To loosen the ZIF socket, use a small, flat-blade screwdriver and rotate the ZIF-socket cam screw counterclockwise until it comes to the cam stop. WARNING: Before work..

Replacing the Processor Module - Page 18

6. Lift the processor module from the ZIF socket. Replacing the Processor Module 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the pin-1 corner of the processor module with the pin-1 corner of the ZIF socket, then place the processor module. When the processor module is properly seated, all four corners are aligned at the same height. If one or more corners of the module are higher than the others, the module is not seated properly. 3. Tighten the ZIF socket by turning the cam screw clockwise to secure the processor module to the system board. 4. Replace the processor heat sink ..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 19

Back to Contents Page Processor Heat Sink Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Processor Heat Sink Replacing the Processor Heat Sink Removing the Processor Heat Sink 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 18 in Removing the System Board . 4. Loosen the captive screws that secure the processor heat sink to the system board in sequential order (indicated on the processor heat sink). 5. Lift the processor heat sink off the system board. Replacing the Processor Heat Sink ..

NOTE: - Page 20

3. Follow the instructions from step 6 to step 22 in Replacing the System Board . 4. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ). Back to Contents Page NOTE: The appearance and number of screws on the processor heat sink may vary based on your computer model. CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.

..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 21

Back to Contents Page Daughter Board Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Daughter Board Replacing the Daughter Board Removing the Daughter Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 17 in Removing the System Board . 4. Remove the two screws that secure the daughter board to the computer base. 5. Ease the connectors on the daughter board out of the slots on the computer and lift the board off the computer base. Replacing the Daughter Board 1. Follow the instructions..

Back to Contents Page - Page 22

Back to Contents Page CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.

..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 23

Back to Contents Page Display Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Display Assembly Display Bezel Display Panel Display Hinges Hinge Caps Display Assembly Removing the Display Assembly 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 4. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 5. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 6. Remove the two screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base. 7. Remove the keyboard (se..

Replacing the Display Assembly - Page 24

12. Lift and remove the display assembly off the alignment posts on the computer base. Replacing the Display Assembly 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the display assembly with the alignment posts on the computer base. 3. Replace the four screws that secure the display assembly to the computer base. 4. Connect the display cable to the connector on the system board, and replace the display cable grounding screw. 5. Connect the Mini-Card antenna cables to the connectors on the Mini- Card. 6. Turn the computer over and replace the two screws that secure the display ass..

Removing the Display Bezel - Page 25

Display Bezel Removing the Display Bezel 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly ). 3. Using your fingertips, carefully pry up the inside edge of the display bezel. 4. Remove the display bezel. Replacing the Display Bezel 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the display bezel over the display panel, and gently snap into place. 3. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). Display Panel Removing the Display Panel 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove t..

- Page 26

5. Lift the display panel off the display cover. 6. Turn the display panel over and place it on a clean surface. 7. Lift the tape that secures the display cable to the display board connector and disconnect the display cable. 8. Remove the eight screws (four on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel. 1 screws (8) 2 display panel 3 display cover 1 display board connector 2 display cable 3 tape 1 display panel 2 display panel brackets (2) 3 screws (8)

..

Replacing the Display Panel - Page 27

Replacing the Display Panel 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Replace the eight screws (four on each side) that secure the display panel brackets to the display panel. 3. Connect the display cable to the display board connector, and secure it with the tape. 4. Use the alignment posts to correctly place the display panel on the display cover. 5. Replace the eight screws that secure the display panel to the display cover. 6. Replace the display bezel (see Replacing the Display Bezel ). 7. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). Display Hinges Remo..

Removing the Hinge Caps - Page 28

6. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). Hinge Caps Removing the Hinge Caps 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the display assembly (see Removing the Display Assembly ). 3. Remove the display bezel (see Removing the Display Bezel ). 4. Remove the display panel (see Removing the Display Panel ). 5. Remove the display hinges (see Removing the Display Hinges ). 6. Press the hinge cap to release the hinge cap tabs from the slots on the display hinges. 7. Lift the hinge cap off the display hinges. Replacing the Hinge Caps 1. Follow the instru..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 29

Back to Contents Page Processor Fan Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Processor Fan Replacing the Processor Fan Removing the Processor Fan 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 5. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Lift the connector latch ..

Replacing the Processor Fan - Page 30

Replacing the Processor Fan 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Place the processor fan in the computer base. 3. Replace the two screws that secure the processor fan to the computer base. 4. Connect the processor fan cable to the connector on the system board. 5. Slide the I/O board cable into the connector on the system board and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable. 6. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 7. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 8. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 9. Follow the in..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 31

Back to Contents Page Hard Drive Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Hard Drive Replacing the Hard Drive Removing the Hard Drive 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Remove the four screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base. 5. Slide the hard-drive assembly towards the left and lift to disconnect the hard drive from the connector on the system board. 6. Lift the hard-drive assembly off the computer base. 7. Remove the four scr..

Replacing the Hard Drive - Page 32

8. Lift the hard drive out of the hard-drive bracket. Replacing the Hard Drive 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the new hard drive from its packaging. Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive. 3. Place the hard drive in the hard-drive bracket. 4. Replace the four screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive. 5. Place the hard-drive assembly in the computer base. 6. Push the hard-drive assembly towards the right to connect it to the connector on the system board. 7. Replace the four screws that secure the hard-drive assembly ..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 33

Back to Contents Page Middle Cover Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Middle Cover Replacing the Middle Cover Removing the Middle Cover 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 4. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 5. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 6. Remove the ten screws that secure the middle cover to the computer base. 7. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 8. Remove t..

Replacing the Middle Cover - Page 34

Replacing the Middle Cover 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the four tabs on the middle cover with the slots on the computer base and snap the middle cover into place. 3. Turn the computer over and replace the ten screws that secure the middle cover to the computer base. 4. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). 5. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 7. Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 7 in Replacing the Hard Drive . 8. Replace the module cover (see Repla..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 35

Back to Contents Page I/O Board Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the I/O Board Replacing the I/O Board Removing the I/O Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 5. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Disconnect the I/O board cable from the c..

Replacing the I/O Board - Page 36

Replacing the I/O Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the connectors on the I/O board with the slots on the computer base and press the I/O board until it is seated fully. 3. Replace the middle cover (see Replacing the Middle Cover ). 4. Replace the display assembly (see Replacing the Display Assembly ). 5. Replace the processor fan (see Replacing the Processor Fan ). 6. Connect the I/O board cable to the connector on the system board. 7. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 8. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 9. Follow the ins..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 37

Back to Contents Page Keyboard Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Keyboard Replacing the Keyboard Removing the Keyboard 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the two screws that secure the keyboard to the computer base. 4. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible. 5. Press the keyboard and slide it towards the bottom as far as possible. 6. Slide a plastic scribe between the keyboard and palm rest, and pry and lift the keyboard to disengage it from the tabs on the palm rest. WARNI..

Replacing the Keyboard - Page 38

7. Ease the keyboard up and slide the five tabs at the bottom of the keyboard out of the slots on the palm rest. 8. Without pulling hard on the keyboard, hold it towards the display. 9. Lift the connector latch and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the keyboard cable from the connector on the system board. 10. Lift the keyboard off the computer. Replacing the Keyboard 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board, and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable. 3. Slide the tabs at the bottom of the keyboard into..

Back to Contents Page - Page 39

Back to Contents Page CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.

..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 40

Back to Contents Page Status Light Board Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Status Light Board Replacing the Status Light Board Removing the Status Light Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 4. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 5. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Lift ..

CAUTION: - Page 41

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the screw hole on the status light board with the screw hole on the computer base. 3. Replace the screw that secures the status light board to the computer base. 4. Slide the status light board cable into the connector on the system board and press down on the connector latch to secure the cable. 5. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 7. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 8. Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 7 in Replacing th..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 42

Back to Contents Page Memory Module(s) Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Memory Module(s) Replacing the Memory Module(s) You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See "Specifications" in your Setup Guide at support.dell.com/manuals for information on the memory supported by your computer. Your computer has two user-accessible SODIMM sockets, labeled DIMM A and DIMM B, that can be accessed from the bottom of your computer. Removing the Memory Module(s) 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see..

CAUTION: - Page 43

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the notch in the memory module with the tab in the memory- module connector. 3. Slide the memory module firmly into the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the memory module down until it clicks into place. If you do not hear the click, remove the memory module and reinstall it. 4. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover ). 5. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ), or connect the AC adapter to your computer and an electrical outlet. 6. Turn on the computer. As the computer boots, it detects the memor..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 44

Back to Contents Page Wireless Mini-Card Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Mini - Card Replacing the Mini - Card If you ordered a wireless Mini-Card with your computer, the card is already installed. Your computer supports: l One half Mini-Card slot — Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), Wi-Fi, or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) Removing the Mini-Card 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step ..

Replacing the Mini-Card - Page 45

10. Lift the Mini-Card out of the connector on the daughter board. Replacing the Mini-Card 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the new Mini-Card from its packaging. 3. Insert the Mini-Card connector at a 45-degree angle into the connector on the daughter board. 4. Press the other end of the Mini-Card down into the slot on the daughter board and replace the screw that secures the Mini-Card to the connector on the daughter board. 5. Connect the appropriate antenna cables to the Mini-Card you are installing. The following table provides the antenna cable color scheme for..

WLAN, Wi-Fi, WiMax (2 antenna cables) - Page 46

6. Secure the unused antenna cables in the protective mylar sleeve. 7. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 8. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 9. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 10. Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 7 in Replacing the Hard Drive . 11. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover ). 12. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ). 13. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as required. For more information, see the Dell Technology Guide . Back to Contents Page WLAN, Wi..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 47

Back to Contents Page Optical Drive Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Optical Drive Replacing the Optical Drive Removing the Optical Drive 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the screw that secures the optical drive to the computer base. 4. Slide the optical drive out of the optical drive bay. Replacing the Optical Drive 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the new optical drive from its packaging. Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the optical drive. 3. Slide..

Back to Contents Page - Page 48

Back to Contents Page

..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 49

Back to Contents Page Palm Rest Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Palm Rest Replacing the Palm Rest Removing the Palm Rest 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 4. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 5. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 6. Remove the eighteen screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base. 7. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 8. Disconnect the tou..

Replacing the Palm Rest - Page 50

Replacing the Palm Rest 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Slide the tabs on the palm rest into the slots on the computer base and gently snap the palm rest into place. 3. Slide the touch pad cable and the power button cable into the connectors on the system board, and press down on the connector latches to secure the cables. 4. Replace the seven screws that secure the palm rest. 5. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 6. Replace the eighteen screws that secure the palm rest to the computer base. 7. Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 7 in Replacing t..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 51

Back to Contents Page Thermal Cooling Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Thermal Cooling Assembly Replacing the Thermal Cooling Assembly Removing the Thermal Cooling Assembly 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Follow the instructions from step 3 to step 20 in Removing the System Board . 4. Loosen the two captive screws that secure the thermal cooling assembly to the system board. 5. Lift the thermal cooling assembly from the system board. Replacing the Thermal Cooling Assembly 1. Follow the instr..

Back to Contents Page - Page 52

Back to Contents Page CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace all screws and ensure that no stray screws remain inside the computer. Failure to do so may result in damage to the computer.

..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 53

Back to Contents Page Power Button Board Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Power Button Board Replacing the Power Button Board Removing the Power Button Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 5. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Turn ..

Replacing the Power Button Board - Page 54

Replacing the Power Button Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Align the slots on the power button board with the alignment guides on the palm rest and carefully place the power button board. 3. Replace the two screws that secure the power button board to the palm rest. 4. Adhere the power button board cable on the palm rest. 5. Turn the palm rest over. 6. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 7. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 8. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 9. Follow the instructions from step 5 to ..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 55

Back to Contents Page Speakers Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Speakers Replacing the Speakers Removing the Speakers 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 5. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Remove the status light board (see Removing t..

CAUTION: - Page 56

1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Place the speakers in the computer base. 3. Route the speaker cable in the routing guide on the computer base. 4. Connect the speaker cable to the connector on the system board. 5. Replace the four screws that secure the speakers to the computer base. 6. Replace the status light board (see Replacing the Status Light Board ). 7. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 8. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 9. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 10. Follow the instructions from step 5 t..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 57

Back to Contents Page Subwoofer Assembly Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the Subwoofer Assembly Replacing the Subwoofer Assembly Removing the Subwoofer Assembly 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 4. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 5. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 6. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard ). 7. Remove the palm rest (see Removing the Palm Rest ). 8. Disco..

CAUTION: - Page 58

2. Place the subwoofer assembly on the computer base. 3. Replace the three screws that secure the subwoofer assembly to the computer base. 4. Connect the subwoofer cable to the connector on the system board. 5. Replace the palm rest (see Replacing the Palm Rest ). 6. Replace the keyboard (see Replacing the Keyboard ). 7. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 8. Follow the instructions from step 5 to step 7 in Replacing the Hard Drive . 9. Replace the module cover (see Replacing the Module Cover ). 10. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ). Back to Contents..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 59

Back to Contents Page System Board Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Removing the System Board Replacing the System Board Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS Removing the System Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery ). 3. Remove the optical drive (see Removing the Optical Drive ). 4. Remove the module cover (see Removing the Module Cover ). 5. Follow the instructions from step 4 to step 6 in Removing the Hard Drive . 6. Remove the memory module(s) (see Removing the Memory Module(s) ). 7. Remove the keyboard (see Removi..

- Page 60

16. Remove the eight screws that secure the system board assembly to the computer base. 17. Carefully ease the connectors on the system board assembly out of the slots in the computer, and lift the system board assembly off the computer base. 18. Turn the system board assembly over. 19. Loosen the two captive screws that secure the platform controller hub (PCH) cooler to the system board. 20. Lift the PCH cooler off the system board. 1 display cable grounding screw 2 display cable 3 AC adapter connector cable 4 subwoofer cable 5 speaker cable 6 status light board cable 1 system board assemb..

Replacing the System Board - Page 61

21. Remove the processor heat sink (see Removing the Processor Heat Sink ). 22. Remove the processor module (see Removing the Processor Module ). Replacing the System Board 1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin . 2. Replace the processor module (see Replacing the Processor Module ). 3. Replace the processor heat sink (see Replacing the Processor Heat Sink ). 4. Align the captive screws on the PCH cooler with the screw holes on the system board. 5. Tighten the two captive screws that secure the PCH cooler to the system board. 6. Turn the system board over. 7. Align the connectors on..

Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS - Page 62

22. Replace the optical drive (see Replacing the Optical Drive ). 23. Replace the battery (see Replacing the Battery ). 24. Turn on the computer. 25. Enter the service tag (see Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS ). Entering the Service Tag in the BIOS 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is plugged in and that the main battery is installed properly. 2. Turn on the computer. 3. Press <F2> during POST to enter the system setup program. 4. Navigate to the security tab and enter the service tag in the Set Service Tag field. Back to Contents Page CAUTION: Before turning on the computer, replace..

Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual - Page 63

Back to Contents Page Dell™ Inspiron™ N7010 Service Manual Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell , the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Bluetooth is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Dell under license; Microsoft, Windows , Windows Vista , and the Windows Vista start button logo are either trademarks or registere..

Sponsored links

Latest Update