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Dell OptiPlex GX260 Motherboard Replacement
Lay the Dell Optiplex GX260 down on a clean flat surface with the rear towards you.
Push the oval shaped buttons located on the top and bottom of the PC simultaneously and lift the case straight up.
Note: Some force may be required to push in the oval buttons open the PC case.
Push out on the cream colored tabs on each side of each RAM module until it pops up and out of its slot and remove the RAM.
Disconnect the ATX power cable to the motherboard.
Disconnect the P4 12V(4x2) power cable from the motherboard.
Disconnect the front panel ribbon cable by gently pulling it straight up.
Disconnect the hard drive ribbon cable by gently pulling the blue tab away from the motherboard.
Disconnect the optical drive ribbon cable by gently pulling the orange tab away from the motherboard.
Disconnect the floppy drive drive ribbon cable by gently pulling the black tab away from the motherboard.
Disconnect the optical drive audio cable connector from the motherboard.
Disconnect the audio input/output cable from the motherboard.
Lift the metal tab near the right corner of the motherboard.
Pull the green tab toward the front of the PC to release the motherboard.
From the rear of the PC, push the ports in while lifting the motherboard up and flipping it away from you.
Remove the screw at the rear of the motherboard.
Grasp the heat sink with your left hand and the I/O port panel with your right hand and pull to separate motherboard from the metal base.
If you are replacing the motherboard refer to the great iFixit guide for removing the CPU.
How to Find the Dell Motherboard
By Ruri Ranbe
The motherboard inside a Dell computer facilitates communication between all of the hardware installed in the PC; it sends data to and from components via electrical conductors called "traces." It also provides the slots or sockets to which hardware components connect. Your business should upgrade and service your computer equipment on a regular basis to prevent downtime. Knowing how to access the motherboard on a Dell desktop or notebook is critical when replacing or upgrading components like the hard drive or RAM.
Turn off the computer. Disconnect the power adapter and all peripheral devices attached to the notebook.
Close and turn over the computer. Push the tabs on the bottom of the Dell to eject the battery.
Put on an anti-static wristband and then remove the battery from its compartment.
Check the center of the laptop for a captive screw. Loosen this screw and slide the service cover towards the back of the computer. Lift up the panel to expose a portion of the motherboard.
Loosen the screws securing the cover panels to the base of the notebook if no service panel is present. Lift up the panels to reveal portions of the motherboard.
Loosen and remove the screw securing the hard drive to the laptop. Slide the drive to the side and then lift it out of the Dell. Push down the tabs securing the RAM modules and pull the modules out from their slots.
Loosen and remove all of the screws from the base of the notebook. Turn over the computer and open the lid. Push back the monitor.
Wedge the tip of a flat-head screwdriver or plastic scribe underneath the bottom of the bezel, just above the keyboard. Work the tool along the edge of the bezel to loosen it from the palm rest.
Pull up the bezel. Remove the screws beneath the cover, or push down on the tabs securing the keyboard to the palm rest.
Lift up the keyboard, turn it over, and place it face down on the palm rest. Detach the lock securing the keyboard cable to the motherboard. Unplug the cable.
Set the keyboard aside. Disconnect all visible cables from the motherboard. Loosen the screws securing the palm rest to the motherboard.
Work the edge of a plastic scribe between the palm rest and the base of the Dell notebook. Lift up the palm rest to reveal the motherboard.
Shut down the Dell desktop. Disconnect the power cable and all peripheral devices connected to the front and rear of the PC.
Push the power button to drain electricity from the motherboard. Place the computer on its side.
Slide the release latch, located near or on top of the case, to unlock the service panel.
Swing the door open. Remove the cover from the hinge tabs securing it to the case to reveal the motherboard.
- Disassembly steps vary depending on the Dell product model and number. For example, on some notebooks, you might need to remove the wireless card or display assembly before removing the palm rest.
- Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect cables from the motherboard if you are unable to reach them through the palm rest.
Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.
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