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Dell G15 5530 Owner's Manual

Installing the system board (four-zone keyboard)

NOTE:This procedure is applicable only for computers that are shipped with a four-zone keyboard.

Prerequisites

If you are replacing a component, remove the existing component before performing the installation procedure.

NOTE:Replacing the system board removes any changes that you have made to the BIOS using the BIOS Setup program. Make the appropriate changes again after you replace the system board.

About this task

The following image indicates the connectors on your system board.

Image: Connectors

  1. Display cable
  2. Dynamic-display switch (DDS) cable
  3. Power-adapter port cable
  4. Right-fan cable
  5. Touchpad cable
  6. Keyboard cable
  7. Keyboard-controller board cable
  8. Power-button cable
  9. Left-fan cable

The following image indicates the location of the system board and provides a visual representation of the installation procedure.

Image: Installing the system boardImage: Installing the system board

Steps

  1. Place the system board on a clean and flat surface.
  2. Install the Ethernet and audio board, USB board, and fan and heat-sink assembly.
  3. Turn the system board over.
  4. Using the alignment posts, place the system board on the palm-rest and keyboard assembly, ensuring that the heat sink is aligned against the top edge of the palm-rest and keyboard assembly.
  5. Align the screw holes on the system board with the screw holes on the palm-rest and keyboard assembly.
  6. Replace the five screws (M2x5) that secure the system board to the palm-rest and keyboard assembly.
  7. Replace the screw (M2x3) that secures the USB board to the palm-rest and keyboard assembly.
  8. Replace the screw (M2x3) that secures the Ethernet and audio board to the palm-rest and keyboard assembly.
  9. Replace the screw (M2x4) that secures the left fan to the palm-rest and keyboard assembly.
  10. Align the screw holes on the Type-C bracket with the screw holes on the system board.
  11. Replace the two screws (M2x5) that secure the Type-C bracket to the system board.
  12. Connect the Dynamic Display Switch (DDS) cable to the system board.
    NOTE:This step is applicable only for computers that are shipped with a 165 Hz or 240 Hz display.
  13. Connect the display cable to the system board and close the latch.
  14. Adhere the tape that secures the display-cable connector latch to the system board.
  15. Connect the power-adapter port cable to the system board.
  16. Adhere the power-adapter port cable on the system board.
  17. With both hands, use your fingertips to push the right-fan cable into its connector on the system board.
    CAUTION:Connecting the cable with the incorrect side facing upwards can damage the connector and the system board. Ensure that the black dot on the cable is facing upwards before connecting the cable.
  18. Connect the speaker cable to the system board.
  19. Connect the touchpad cable to the system board and close the latch.
  20. Connect the keyboard cable to the system board and close the latch.
  21. Connect the keyboard-controller board cable to the system board and close the latch.
  22. Connect the power-button cable to the USB board and close the latch.
  23. With both hands, use your fingertips to push the left-fan cable into its connector on the system board.
    CAUTION:Connecting the cable with the incorrect side facing upwards can damage the connector and the system board. Ensure that the black dot on the cable is facing upwards before connecting the cable.

Next steps

  1. Install the memory module.
  2. Install the wireless card.
  3. Install the solid-state drive.
  4. Install the rear cover.
  5. Install the battery.
  6. Install the base cover.
  7. Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.

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