1. Make sure that the computer is turned off and is disconnected from external power source.
    • Make sure that the computer is turned off and is disconnected from external power source.

    • Turn it upside down and locate the battery release switch.

  2. While holding the switch in the open position, lift out the battery.
    • While holding the switch in the open position, lift out the battery.

    • If you plan to work on any internal laptop components, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. This will dissipate any residual charge on the motherboard to prevent electrical shock when you begin to handle it.

    • Remove the two Phillips #1 screws on the left side of the computer, just above the battery compartment.

    • These screws hold the hard drive tray into the hard drive compartment.

    • Slide the hard drive tray out of the hard drive compartment.

    • Locate and remove the screw shown

      • It is labeled with a lock symbol

    • Use the screwdriver to gently push the optical drive out

    • Remove the 12 Phillips #1 screws from the edges of the lower case.

    • You may also need to remove the central screw next to the lock icon.

    • Turn the computer back over and tilt the screen open.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry the panel out as shown in the pictures

    • Remove the plastic panel carefully.

    • Use the small Phillips head screwdriver to remove the screws circled in red.

    • Gently lift the keyboard up and rest it just below the screen as shown in the picture.

    • The keyboard will still be connected to the motherboard.

    • Before removing the keyboard completely, use the plastic opening tool to gently lift the clamp connecting the keyboard to the motherboard.

    • Once the keyboard has been disconnected, remove the keyboard completely.

    • Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the screws shown in the image. They all have the letter "P" next to them.

    • Carefully unplug the connections shown.

    • Don't forget the display cable. It is slightly to the right of the Dell logo at the top.

    • Also, the wireless cables on the right side may prevent moving the upper case out of the way.

    • Once the screws have been removed and the connections unplugged, use the plastic opening tool to gently separate the panel from the lower case.

    • Remove the plastic case by gently bending back towards the screen. You can bend the screen all the way back if that helps.

    • For the motherboard the optical drive will be removed already. However for the lower case it is not necessary that it be taken out.

    • If you are having trouble removing the upper plastic case (and LCD) from the lower case, there may still be a wire connected to the Wi-Fi adapter. Turn the laptop over, open the Wi-Fi module access panel and remove the + and - leads for the Wi-Fi antenna.

    • Unscrew the 4 screws shown in the picture.

    • Screws will not come out all the way.

    • Remove the heat sync gently

    • The right heat sync is connected to the videocard. To remove the heat sync requires also removing the videocard.

    • Remove the 4 screws indicated in the first picture

    • Screws will not totally come out.

    • Gently lift up the videocard and heat sync from the motherboard.

    • Remove both fans from the computer. This will make it easier to remove the motherboard.

    • Remove the screws in the photos to remove the fans.

    • Unplug the shown leads by gently pulling them up.

    • Remove the shown screws from the motherboard

    • Gently remove the motherboard from the laptop by simultaneously lifting and pulling away from the sides.

    • Once the motherboard is free, flip it over, towards the screen of the laptop and gently remove the black and white wire from the wireless card.

    • Once the wires are disconnected, pull them through the hole and completely remove the motherboard from the computer.

    • Your computer should look like the computer in the photo without the motherboard.


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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