These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification
The Dell Inspiron 14 7460 is a 14-inch laptop released around 2017. It has an Intel processor inside paired with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card. The screen has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and uses an IPS panel, which gives it better color accuracy than other Dell laptops from the Inspiron line. The chassis of this laptop is made from aluminum milled into a boxy shape with a fairly uniform thickness (0.75 inches or 18.95 mm) from the front to the back.
Replacing components in this laptop is relatively simple because it has an easy to open design and all the screws inside and out only require a Phillips screwdriver. Dell has a great service manual for the Inspiron 14 7460 which has pictures and instructions for removing components from the laptop; you can also find similar guides here on iFixit. If you’re looking to make upgrades, the laptop can support up to 32 GB of memory in two slots on the motherboard and has an M.2 slot for easy installation of an SSD. The two components that take up most of the space near the front of the laptop (under the trackpad) are the battery (which is held down with four screws) and the 2.5-inch hard drive bay. You can replace either if they eventually die due to long-term use.
To identify this laptop, look for a sticker on the bottom cover containing the model number “Inspiron 14 7460.” If you can’t find the model number here, look for a service code or service tag instead. You can enter either of these numbers on Dell’s support website to find exact information on your laptop.
- 7th-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7
- or Intel Pentium
- Up to 32 GB total
- Two SO-DIMM slots
- DDR4 at 2133 MHz (the laptop comes with 2400 MHz memory, but it only runs at 2133 MHz with the Intel Core processor)
- Hard drive
- 2.5-inch drive bay
- SATA interface
- Uses an M.2 slot on the motherboard
- Integrated graphics
- Intel HD Graphics 610 or 620 or 635
- or Intel Iris Graphics 640 or 650
- Dedicated graphics
- Nvidia GeForce 940MX
- 14 inches (35.6 cm) on the diagonal
- IPS panel
- 1920x1080 pixels
- 60 Hz refresh rate
- USB 2.0 port
- Two USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI port
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo jack
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0 or 4.2