Introduction

Users will be able to remove the motherboard from the Dell Inspiron 3542 laptop and replace it.

Slide the latches on both sides of the laptop outward to unlock the battery. Remove the battery from the computer.
  • Slide the latches on both sides of the laptop outward to unlock the battery.

  • Remove the battery from the computer.

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Remove the screw. (1 x M2 x 3mm) Slide down the access door and remove it.
  • Remove the screw. (1 x M2 x 3mm)

  • Slide down the access door and remove it.

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Remove the screw. (1 x M2 x 3mm) Move the hard drive to the open area and remove it. Move the hard drive to the open area and remove it.
  • Remove the screw. (1 x M2 x 3mm)

  • Move the hard drive to the open area and remove it.

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Unplug the black and white antenna cables from the wireless card. Remove the screw. (1 x M2 x 3mm) Remove the wireless card from the laptop.
  • Unplug the black and white antenna cables from the wireless card.

  • Remove the screw. (1 x M2 x 3mm)

  • Remove the wireless card from the laptop.

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Remove all screws from the bottom of the laptop. (10 x M2.5 x 5mm) Turn over the laptop and open it.
  • Remove all screws from the bottom of the laptop. (10 x M2.5 x 5mm)

  • Turn over the laptop and open it.

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Use the plastic prying device to release the keyboard. Lift the keyboard.
  • Use the plastic prying device to release the keyboard.

  • Lift the keyboard.

  • Unplug the cable connecting the keyboard to the laptop.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Unplug the touch pad cables located on the palm rest. Remove the screws. (3 x M2.5 x 5mm) Remove the screws. (3 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Unplug the touch pad cables located on the palm rest.

  • Remove the screws. (3 x M2.5 x 5mm)

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Carefully unsnap the palm rest from the rest of the laptop. Remove the palm rest.
  • Carefully unsnap the palm rest from the rest of the laptop.

  • Remove the palm rest.

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Unplug the cable that connects to the motherboard.
  • Unplug the cable that connects to the motherboard.

  • Remove the DC jack from the laptop.

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Loosen the cables on the antenna.
  • Loosen the cables on the antenna.

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Remove the screws. (1 x M2 x 3mm) Unplug the circuit board from the rest of the computer.
  • Remove the screws. (1 x M2 x 3mm)

  • Unplug the circuit board from the rest of the computer.

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Loosen the tape on the left side of the laptop.
  • Loosen the tape on the left side of the laptop.

  • Unplug the display cable.

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Unplug the cable on the bottom part of the mother board. Remove the screws.
  • Unplug the cable on the bottom part of the mother board.

  • Remove the screws.

  • Remove the cable on the right side of the motherboard. (3x M2.5 x 5mm)

  • Remove the motherboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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