DELL inspiron 4100 User Manual

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  • Page 1Thank you for purchasing this Factory Service Manual CD/DVD from servicemanuals4u.com. Please check out our eBay auctions for more great...
  • Page 2: New Page 1 New Page 1 Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 A Tour of Your Computer Conserving Power System Specifications Solving Problems Using the Dell™...
  • Page 3 New Page 1 This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and...
  • Page 4: A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page A Tour of Your Computer Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100...
  • Page 5A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 display latch 8 display latch button 2 display 9 battery bay...
  • Page 6 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Display Latch This latch keeps the display closed. Display The computer has...
  • Page 7 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Microphone Record audio with the internal microphone. Device Status Lights ● The...
  • Page 8 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 ❍ Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low. NOTICE: To avoid...
  • Page 9 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 HINT: To turn off your computer, perform a Windows shutdown. If the...
  • Page 10 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 2 hard drive 4 speaker (one of two) PC Card Slot The...
  • Page 11A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Right Side View CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow...
  • Page 12 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 The infrared sensor lets you transfer files from your computer to another...
  • Page 13 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Modem Connector To use your computer's internal modem, connect the telephone cable...
  • Page 14 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Air Vent HINT: The computer turns on the fans only when the...
  • Page 15A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 air intake 6 PS/2 connector 2 serial connector 7 USB connector...
  • Page 16A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Use this connector to attach the optional docking device, also called an...
  • Page 17 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 AC Adapter Connector This connector attaches an AC adapter to the computer....
  • Page 18 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 air intake 4 memory module and Mini PCI card 2 module...
  • Page 19 A Tour of Your Computer: Dell Inspiron 4100 Battery Release Latch Press the latch to remove a battery from the...
  • Page 20: Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page Conserving Power Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Conservation Tips Power Conservation Modes Power...
  • Page 21 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 ● Press the power button or the power conservation key combination, , that you can...
  • Page 22 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Click Performance and Maintenance. 3. Click the Power Options icon. Windows 2000 1. Click...
  • Page 23 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Alarms Tab HINT: To enable audible alarms, click each Alarm Action button and select Sound...
  • Page 24 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Power Meter Tab The Power Meter tab displays the current power source and amount of...
  • Page 25 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Advanced Tab The Advanced tab allows you to: ● Set icon and standby password options....
  • Page 26 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 ❍ No action (None). HINT: If you are going to connect your computer to a...
  • Page 27 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 HINT: Windows XP automatically handles fluctuations in microprocessor performance during power source changes. Therefore, Intel...
  • Page 28 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 To change the Intel SpeedStep options, click the Advanced button and then click one of...
  • Page 29 Conserving Power: Dell Inspiron 4100 Click Apply to accept any changes, and then click OK to close the Intel SpeedStep...
  • Page 30: System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page System Specifications Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Microprocessor Display System Information Keyboard PC...
  • Page 31System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 PC Card CardBus controller Texas Instruments PCI 1420 CardBus controller PC Card connector two (supports...
  • Page 32System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 Infrared sensor compatible with IrDA Standard 2.0 (4 MB) and IrDA Standard 1.0 (Slow IR)...
  • Page 33System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 Audio controller AC97 Stereo conversion 16-bit (analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog) Interfaces: Internal AC 97 External microphone-in...
  • Page 34System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 Keyboard Number of keys 87 (U.S. and Canada); 88 (Europe); 91 (Japan) Key travel 2.7...
  • Page 35System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 Width 139.0 mm (5.47 inches) Weight 0.39 kg (0.87 lb) (8 cell) 0.26 kg (0.57...
  • Page 36System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 Physical Height 36.8 mm (1.4 inches) Width 319.5 mm (12.5 inches) Depth 253.6 mm (9.9...
  • Page 37 System Specifications: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page file:///I|/SERVICE%20MANUALS/DELL%20MANUALS/LA...%20ok/Inspiron/4100/4100_SERVICE_MAN/specs.htm (8 of 8)6/21/2004 1:02:15 AM
  • Page 38: Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page Solving Problems Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Accessing Help Files Network Problems Power...
  • Page 39Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 To access help in Windows XP 1. Click the Start button, and then click Help...
  • Page 40Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Check the battery status light— If the battery status light flashes orange or is a...
  • Page 41Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 A required .DLL file was not found— The program that you are trying to open...
  • Page 42Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Check the battery— If you are using a battery to power your computer, the battery...
  • Page 43Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Adjust the Windows display settings Windows XP 1. Click the Start button, and then click...
  • Page 44Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Reinstall the sound (audio) driver— See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities." If you have a problem...
  • Page 45Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Ensure that the printer is turned on— See the documentation supplied with the printer. Verify...
  • Page 46Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Turn off call waiting (catch-phone)— See your telephone directory for instructions on deactivating this feature....
  • Page 47Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 6. Click the Diagnostics tab to verify that the modem is communicating with Windows. If...
  • Page 48 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 External Keyboard Problems Check the keyboard cable— Shut down the computer. Disconnect the keyboard...
  • Page 49Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Drive Problems HINT: For information on saving files to a floppy disk, see the Tell...
  • Page 50Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Reinstall the drive 1. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and...
  • Page 51Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Check the drive for errors 1. Remove the hard drive. 2. Insert the Drivers and...
  • Page 52Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Run ScanDisk Windows XP and Windows 2000 1. In Windows XP, click the Start button,...
  • Page 53Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 See the software documentation— Many software manufacturers maintain websites with information that may help you...
  • Page 54Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 If Your Computer Gets Wet CAUTION: Perform this procedure only after you are certain that...
  • Page 55 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 15. Replace the module bay device and any PC Cards you removed. 16. Replace the...
  • Page 56 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities The Dell Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer contains drivers...
  • Page 57 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 If no Install button is present, automatic installation is not an option. For installation instructions,...
  • Page 58Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 ● If you are installing a network adapter, click Network adapters and then click 3Com...
  • Page 59 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 HINT: To see the System icon, you may need to click the View all control...
  • Page 60 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 The Properties window appears. If an IRQ conflict exists, the Device status area in the...
  • Page 61 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Windows 2000 1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. 2....
  • Page 62 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 To resolve an operating system problem, you can use System Restore from Safe Mode or...
  • Page 63 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Creating a Restore Point Using the System Restore Wizard In Windows XP, you can either...
  • Page 64Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 4. Click to select a restore point and click Next. If a calendar date has...
  • Page 65 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Reinstalling Windows® Reinstalling Windows XP Before reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a...
  • Page 66 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 11. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, enter a name for your computer...
  • Page 67Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 e. Press to move to the Boot menu. f. In the system setup program Boot...
  • Page 68Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 Windows updates the system settings and restarts your computer. 15. If you set a password...
  • Page 69 Solving Problems: Dell Inspiron 4100 select the type of file system that you want Windows 2000 to use, and then...
  • Page 70: Using the Dell™ Diagnostics: Dell Inspiron 4100 Using the Dell™ Diagnostics: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page Using the Dell™ Diagnostics Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 When to...
  • Page 71 Using the Dell™ Diagnostics: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: Use the Dell Diagnostics to test only your Dell computer. Using this...
  • Page 72 Using the Dell™ Diagnostics: Dell Inspiron 4100 8. Save the settings and exit the system setup program. The computer restarts...
  • Page 73 Using the Dell™ Diagnostics: Dell Inspiron 4100 For a quick check of your computer, select Quick Tests from the Test...
  • Page 74Using the Dell™ Diagnostics: Dell Inspiron 4100 1. Press . 2. Highlight the Help category and press , or press...
  • Page 75 Using the Dell™ Diagnostics: Dell Inspiron 4100 Confirming the System Configuration Information When you boot your computer from your Drivers...
  • Page 76: System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page System Setup Program Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Overview Viewing the System...
  • Page 77 System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. When the Dell™ logo appears, press immediately. If you wait too long and...
  • Page 78 System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 The boot sequence tells the computer where to look to find the software needed...
  • Page 79 System Setup Program: Dell Inspiron 4100 Dell recommends that you use Fast IR. If the infrared device cannot communicate with...
  • Page 80: Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page Ports and Connector Pin-Outs Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Port Locations...
  • Page 81 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Serial Connector Use the 9-pin serial connector to attach a serial device to...
  • Page 82 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 (one byte) are sent simultaneously over eight separate lines. The parallel connector can...
  • Page 83 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 16 INIT# O Initialize printer 17 SLIN# O Select in 18-25 N/A N/A...
  • Page 84Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 13 DOCK_LINE 63 NC 113 CLK_DDC2 163 SAD8 14 DOCK_CDROM 64 DOCK_SCLK 114...
  • Page 85 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 44 DOCK_+DC_IN 94 TXD0# 144 SWGATE# 194 SAD31 45 DOCK_+DC_IN 95 RXD0# 145...
  • Page 86 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 6 KBD_CLK I Keyboard clock Shell N/A N/A Chassis ground USB Connector Use...
  • Page 87 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 Pin Signal I/O Definition 1 RED O Red video 2 GREEN O Green...
  • Page 88 Ports and Connector Pin-Outs: Dell Inspiron 4100 S-Video Composite Video Pin Signal Pin Signal 1 GND 5 NC 2 GND...
  • Page 89: Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Back to Contents Page Removing and Replacing Parts Dell™ Inspiron™ 4100 Preparing to...
  • Page 90 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 4. Make sure the computer is undocked. 5. Disconnect the computer from the...
  • Page 91 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 back 2 right 3 front 4 left Screw Identification When you are...
  • Page 92Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: When reinstalling a screw, you must use a screw of the correct...
  • Page 93Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Display Assembly to Top Cover: Display-Feed Flex Cable: (5 each) (4 each) Palm...
  • Page 94Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Display Latch: (2 each) (2 each) System Components Exploded View NOTICE: Only a...
  • Page 95Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 top cover display assembly 9 bottom case assembly 2 center control cover...
  • Page 96Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 8 fan guard 16 keyboard Palm Rest Inserts 1. Save and close any...
  • Page 97Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Display Cover 1. Slide your index fingers under the straight edge of the...
  • Page 98Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 3. Use your fingers to release the cover completely, and remove it. 4....
  • Page 99Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before performing the following procedure....
  • Page 100 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the hard drive into place....
  • Page 101Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 11. Connect the modem cable to the modem. NOTICE: The cable connectors are...
  • Page 102Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 3. Close the display and turn the computer over. 4. Slide and hold...
  • Page 103Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2.5 x 12-mm screw (1) 2 captive screws (2) Removing the Memory...
  • Page 104Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 The module should pop up. 1 JDIM 1 2 JDIM 2 3 memory...
  • Page 105 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: The memory module must be inserted at a 45-degree angle to avoid...
  • Page 106Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 antenna connectors on card (2) 2 antenna cables (2) Replacing the Mini...
  • Page 107Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Keyboard Assembly Removing the Keyboard NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices...
  • Page 108Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming...
  • Page 109Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 keyboard 2 track stick 3 scalloped edge of blank key 4 palm...
  • Page 110Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 boss support (5) 2 track stick cable 3 keyboard flex cable 4...
  • Page 111Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 3. Carefully turn the keyboard over. Align the keyboard boss support, fit the...
  • Page 112Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2 x 3-mm screws (4) 2 top cover 3 center control cover...
  • Page 113Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Remove the center control cover. 3. Remove the keyboard. 4. Close the...
  • Page 114Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2 x 3-mm screws (2) 9. Pull up on the pull-tab that...
  • Page 115Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 rubber screw covers (6) 5 M2 x 4-mm screws (5) 2 M2.5...
  • Page 116Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Remove the display assembly. 3. Remove the display bezel. 4. Remove the...
  • Page 117 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 display panel connector 2 top flex-cable connector 3 pull tab 4 bottom...
  • Page 118Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 3. Remove the display bezel. 4. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws...
  • Page 119Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Replace the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws and the two M1.7 x...
  • Page 120Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 HINT: The right plastic hinge cover label includes an "R," and the left...
  • Page 121Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 right hinge cover 2 left hinge cover Palm Rest NOTICE: Disconnect the...
  • Page 122Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2.5 x 12-mm screws (3) 2 M2 x 3-mm screws (2) 3...
  • Page 123Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2 x 3-mm screws (3) 2 palm rest 3 palm-rest flex cable...
  • Page 124Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: Carefully separate the palm rest from the bottom case to avoid damage...
  • Page 125Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Remove the keyboard. 3. Loosen the four captive screws that secure the...
  • Page 126Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 2. Tighten the four captive screws, labeled 1 through 4, in consecutive order....
  • Page 127Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 screwdriver (perpendicular to microprocessor) 2 pin-1 corner 3 processor die (do not...
  • Page 128 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 NOTICE: You must position the microprocessor module correctly in the ZIF socket to...
  • Page 129Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 4. Press . The computer continues to boot and updates the new BIOS....
  • Page 130Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 reserve battery 2 speaker connector 3 system board connector 4 reserve battery...
  • Page 131 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Removing the Speaker Assemblies NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from...
  • Page 132Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 right speaker 2 palm-rest screw post 3 bottom case holders (2) 4...
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  • Page 134Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 antenna cable 6 antenna cable 2 in-line connector 7 right speaker holder...
  • Page 135 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 Removing the System Board The system board's BIOS chip contains the service tag...
  • Page 136Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 fan guard 2 M2.5 x 5-mm screws (9) 10. Turn the computer...
  • Page 137Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 1 M2.5 x. 5-mm screw (1) 11. Remove the speakers from the bottom...
  • Page 138Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 c. Replace the fan guard, inserting the tab into the bottom case, and...
  • Page 139Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 To prevent the latch assembly from coming loose, apply pressure to the latch...
  • Page 140 Removing and Replacing Parts: Dell Inspiron 4100 3 spring 7 wear rib 4 bottom case Replacing the Battery and Module...
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