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Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. Trademarks used in this text: A component can be replaced by performing the removal procedure in reverse order. Recommended Tools The procedures in this document may require the following tools Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty.

When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself. Some cables have a connector with locking tabs; Ensure that there is a minimum of two inches of space between all vents and any objects near the vents. Dell Dimension E Service Manual Use the network adapter connector to attach your computer to a network or broadband device.

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Connect one end of a network cable to either a network jack or your network or broadband device, and then connect the other end of the network cable to the network adapter connector on your computer. On computers with a video card, use the connector on the card. Back to Contents Page file: Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading technology.

Level 1 L1 cache Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Suggested Resolution The computer is in a Plug the computer into a working electrical outlet see Power Lights. Dell Dimension E Service Manual information in the system System Setupverify the system configuration, setup program is incorrect and then restart the computer.

The Quickboot feature changes the boot sequence for the current boot only. Upon restart, the computer boots according to the boot sequence specified in system setup. Dell Dimension E Service Manual Custom The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration information for all devices from system setup, memory, and Test various internal tests, and it displays the information in the device list in the left pane of the screen. The Dell Support website at support.

If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer may not function properly. Dell Dimension E Service Manual If a device is not detected during the operating system setup or is detected but incorrectly configured, you can use the Hardware Troubleshooter to resolve the incompatibility.

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To resolve incompatibilities using the Hardware Troubleshooter: Entering System Setup 1. Turn on or restart your computer. Keyboard failure may result when a key on the keyboard is held down for extended periods of time.


Dell Dimension E Service Manual to highlight an option. Options List — This field appears on the left side of the system setup window. The field is a scrollable list containing features that define the configuration of your computer, including installed hardware, power conservation, and security features.

Sets the computer to dimehsion turn on. Choices are every day or every Monday through Friday. Auto The default setting is Off. Front View of the Computer. Write down your current boot sequence in case you want to restore it. Press the up- and down-arrow keys to move through the list of devices.

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Press the spacebar to enable or disable a device. Enabled devices have a number assigned to them; disabled devices have no number assigned. The BIOS may require flashing when an update is available or when replacing the system board. Turn on the computer.

Locate the BIOS update file for your computer at support. Click Download Now to download the file. Click Close when the Download Complete window appears. The file icon appears on your desktop and is titled the same as the download BIOS update file. A component can be installed by performing the removal procedure in reverse order. You di,ension the tools listed in Recommended Tools.

Removing and Installing Parts: Dell Dimension E Service Manual cover latch release computer cover back of computer bottom hinges 4.

Locate the three hinge tabs on the bottom edge of the computer. Grip the sides of the computer cover and dimrnsion the cover up, using the bottom hinges as leverage points. Dell Dimension E Service Manual Memory You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board.

Your computer supports DDR2 memory. For additional information on the type of memory supported by your computer, see Memory. If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell. If possible, do not pair an original memory module with a new memory module.

Otherwise, your computer may not start properly. To avoid damage to the memory module, press the module straight down dimenslon the connector while you apply equal force to each end of the module.


You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis. Two PCI card slots Dell Dimension E Service Manual release tab card retention door 3.

Gently push the release tab on the card retention door from the inside to pivot the door open. The dimensiom is hinged and will remain in the open position. Dell Dimension E Service Manual alignment bar fully seated card not fully seated card alignment guide bracket within slot bracket caught outside ximension slot 8. Before manua close the mnual retention door, ensure that: The tops of all cards and filler brackets are flush with the alignment bar. Do not route card cables over or behind the cards.


Dimensiln routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment. On a new card, connect any cables that are part of the installation. See the documentation for the card for information about the card’s cable connections. Dell Dimension E D520 Manual 8. Remove any drivers required for the card as described in the card documentation. If you removed a sound card: Setupselect Audio Controller, and then change the setting to On. Dell Dimension E Service Manual 4.

If your computer includes a card retention mechanism to secure the x16 card in place from the top: Pivot the mechanism upward and gently squeeze in on the sides to release the mechanism from the two tab slots holding it in place.

Dell Dimension E Service Manual alignment bar fully seated card not fully seated card alignment guide bracket within slot bracket caught outside of slot Dell Dimension E Service Manual Reconnect the computer and devices to electrical outlets, and then turn them on.

If you installed a sound card: Setupselect Audio Controller, and then change the setting to Off. Dell Dimension E Service Manual a. Connect the network cable to the integrated connector on the back panel of dimensiin computer.

Dell Dimension E Service Manual 5. Set the drive panel aside. Removing the Drive-Panel Insert drive panel drive-panel insert tab drive-panel insert 1. Press the drive-panel insert tab towards the center of the drive-panel insert to disengage the insert from the drive panel. Follow mwnual procedures in Before You Begin. Align the drive panel tabs with the side door hinges. Rotate the drive panel toward the computer until it snaps into place on the front panel.

Dell Dimension E Service Manual dumension board or card. To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover. Press in on the blue tabs on dimebsion side of the drive and slide the drive up and out of the computer. If your replacement hard drive does not have the hard drive bracket attached, remove the bracket from the old drive by unsnapping it from the drive. Snap the bracket onto the new drive. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.

Adding a Second Hard Drive Dell Dimension E Service Manual drive release latch sliding plate floppy drive 7.