Removing and Replacing the Power Button Assembly for Dell XPS 700 and 710

Removing and Replacing the Power Button Assembly for Dell XPS 700 and 710



How to Replace the Power Button Assembly for Dell XPS 700 or 710

The following steps explain how to remove and replace the power button assembly for a Dell XPS 700 or 710 system.


Remove the chassis side cover and the CPU heatsink.


First, remove the chassis side cover and CPU heatsink.
Instructions for removing the side cover can be found in the Dell Online Support Manual: Removing the Computer Cover.
Instructions for removing the heatsink can also be found in the Dell Online Support Manual: Processor Airflow Shroud.






Front I/O panel/power button assembly
CPU heatsink shroud assembly


Remove the front I/O label from the chassis.


Delicately peel off the front I/O label from the chassis.
NOTE: Do not discard the label.


Remove the I/O label sticker as shown.


Disconnect cables and remove the screws from the front I/O assembly.


Disconnect all cables connected to the front I/O panel. Remove both screws securing the front I/O assembly to the chassis .


Screws securing the front I/O assembly to the chassis



Release the tabs to remove the front I/O assembly.

Release the two tabs holding the front I/O assembly to the chassis front wall, and remove the front I/O assembly from the chassis.

I/O panel tabs




Install the replacement I/O assembly and secure with screws.

Install the new front I/O assembly on the chassis front wall and secure the two screws.





Screws securing the front I/O assembly to the chassis




Install the small plastic plate to secure the I/O panel.

Install the small plastic plate on the front of the chassis front wall and install the two small screws in the back.



Insert the plastic plate into position.

Secure the plastic plate with two screws.




Reconnect cables and close the chassis.

To reconnect the cables and close the chassis, perform the following steps"

  1. Reconnect all cables to the front IO panel.
  2. Reinstall the CPU heatsink shroud assembly and secure the two captive screws.
  3. Reapply the front IO label and close the chassis side cover.


 


Article ID: SLN91391

Last Date Modified: 11/29/2018 05:35 PM


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