Use the following safety guidelines to protect your computer from potential damage and to ensure your personal safety. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure included in this document assumes that you have read the safety information that shipped with your computer.
working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped
with your computer. For more safety best practices, see the Regulatory
Compliance home page at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance
all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. After
you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels,
and screws before connecting to the electrical outlet.
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the computer, ensure that the work surface is flat
CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins.
should only perform troubleshooting and repairs as authorized or directed
by the Dell technical assistance team. Damage due to servicing that
is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. See the
safety instructions that shipped with the product or at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance
touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically 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
static electricity, which could harm internal components.
CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector
or on its pull tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors
with locking tabs or thumb-screws that you must disengage before disconnecting
the cable. When disconnecting cables, keep them evenly aligned to
avoid bending any connector pins. When connecting cables, ensure that
the ports and connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.
and eject any installed card from the media-card reader.
NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently than shown in this document.