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Dell Inspiron 3200 D233XT Notebook
Manufacturer
Dell
Model Inspiron 3200 D233XT
Date 1998
Category: Computer equipment
Group Notebook
Description Multimedia portable Computer
Information
                                    The Dell Inspiron 3000 series is a family of expandable
multimedia portable computers that use the Intel® Pentium®
and Pentium II microprocessors with MMXTM technology. This
chapter provides an overview of the components and
subsystems of these computers. 
The individual model names within the Inspiron 3000 series
indicate the type and operating frequency of the
microprocessor and the display used in the computer.

In addition to the standard features found in IBM
-compatible portable computers, the Dell Inspiron 3000
series computers include the following new and/
or advanced features:

•32 MB of SDRAM consisting of 16 MB of nonremovable main
memory on the main board and a 16-MB memory module in one of
the two memory module sockets. The memory capacity can be
increased up to 144 MB by installing 16-, 32-, or 64-MB
3.3-V memory modules in the memory module sockets on the
main board.

A 12.1-inch active-matrix SVGA display on Inspiron 3200
D233ST and on the Inspiron 3000 M166ST, M200ST, and M233ST;
a 13.3-inch active matrix XGA display on the Inspiron 3000
M233XT and M266XT, and the Inspiron 3200 D233XT and D266XT.

40-WH lithium ion battery (eight cells).

512-KB SRAM level-2 external cache and 32-KB internal cache.
(The Inspiron 3000 M166ST has a 256-KB SRAM level-2 external
cache.)

NeoMagic 2160 video controller supporting all video features
with a PCI local bus on Inspiron 3000 M166ST, M200ST, 
M233ST, M233XT, and M266XT. NeoMagic 2160B video controller
supporting all video features with a PCI local bus on the
Inspiron 3200 D233ST, D233XT and D266XT.

Intel 430TX PCIset for system and PCI controller on the
Inspiron 3000 M166ST, M200ST, M233ST, M233XT, and M266XT;
Intel 440BX PCIset for system and PCI controller on the
Inspiron 3200 D233ST, D233XT and D266XT.

Built-in microphone and jacks for connecting external
speakers, micro- phones, and headphones.

Two new diagnostics tests (infrared and audio).

An options bay that lets users replace the diskette drive
with a secondary lithium ion battery, CD-ROM drive, or
DVD-ROM drive. If the computer is booted with a diskette
drive or battery in the options bay, you must reboot after
installing the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in the options bay.

Built-in serial IrDA 1.1-compliant infrared
transmitter/receiver, effective to 1 m (3.3 ft).

Support for connecting an external diskette drive to the
parallel connector on the I/O panel.

Universal Serial Bus (USB), which provides a single
connection point for multiple USB-compliant devices such as
mice, printers, keyboards, and computer speakers. These
devices can be connected and disconnected while
the system is running.

These manuals are available for the above equipment:

Dell -- Inspiron 3200 D233XT -- Service Manual
File name Dell-369-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type Service Manual
Pages 112
Size 3.91 Mbytes (4098817 Bytes)
Language english
Revision A03
Manual-ID/Number 55900
Date July 1998
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Language english
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Date 01 July 1998
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Chapter 1
System Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . 1-1
System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Physical Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Status Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Keyboard Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/Hard-Disk Drive Indicator. . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . 1-4
Diskette-Drive Access Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
PC Card Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
AC Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Battery Activity Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Battery Status Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Battery Charge Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
System Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Power Conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Interrupt Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Chapter 2
Initial Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 2-1
Initial User Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Visual Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Observing the Boot Routine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Eliminating Resource Conflicts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Chapter 3
Beep Codes and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . 3-1
POST Beep Codes
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
System Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Running the Dell Diagnostics
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . 3-4
Chapter 4
Removing and Replacing Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . 4-1
Recommended Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Screw Identification and Tightening . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Precautionary Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
ZIF Connectors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Exploded Views of Components and Assemblies . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Factory Repair Parts and Assemblies. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-15
Hard-Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Diskette Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
General Disassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-32
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Heat Sink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35
Status Display Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-36
LCD Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-37
Palmrest Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-39
IR Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-41
Hard-Disk Drive Heat Sink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-42
Touch-Pad Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-43
Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44
Base Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-45
IR Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-47
Processor Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-48
LVDS Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49
USB Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-50
Main Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-51
Audio Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-52
Audio Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
PC Card Cage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-54
Latch Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-55
Kensington Lock Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-56
12.1-Inch LCD Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-57
12.1-Inch LCD Front Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-57
12.1-Inch LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-59
12.1-Inch LCD Inverter Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-60
12.1-Inch LCD Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-61
12.1-Inch LCD Bracket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-62
13.3-Inch LCD Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-63
13.3-Inch LCD Front Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-63
13.3-Inch LCD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-65
13.3-Inch LCD Inverter Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-67
13.3-Inch LCD Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-68
13.3-Inch LCD Bracket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-69
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