Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the USB Ports on your Dell Inspiron.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Flip the computer over.

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  • Remove all nine 5mm Phillips head screws from the back cover using #0 Phillips head.

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  • Gently use a spudger to pull the cover away from the rest of the laptop. The cover will come off after you use the tool on two or three sides.

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Image 1/1: After taking off the back panel, you will see the battery located at the bottom of the computer system. It's  black and  is clearly labeled "dell battery".
  • Make sure that the power is off.

  • After taking off the back panel, you will see the battery located at the bottom of the computer system. It's black and is clearly labeled "dell battery".

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  • Locate the battery at the bottom of the computer and remove the four 3mm screws with a Phillips #0 head that hold the battery down.

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Image 1/1: This can be done by gently pulling the connector away from the battery clip.
  • Remove the Solid State Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire.

  • This can be done by gently pulling the connector away from the battery clip.

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  • Remove the battery from the computer system by gently lifting it from the side.

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  • Remove the two white power connectors on the bottom right of the motherboard by gently pulling on the tabs backward.

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Image 1/2: Use spudger to lift and detach the power connector from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Use spudger to lift and detach the power connector from the motherboard.
  • Gently peel the tape on top of the power connectors that link the Solid State Drive to the motherboard.

  • Use spudger to lift and detach the power connector from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Pull the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard away. Image 2/2: Pull the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard away.
  • Detach the purple ZIF connector and the white ribbon connector. This can be done by using a spudger to unlock the ZIF connector and pull the cable out.

  • Pull the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard away.

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  • Slide the ZIF cord connecting to the Solid State Drive towards itself to detach it from the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the two 2mm screws on the silver brace in the top right of the laptop using a #0 Phillips head.

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  • Unscrew six 1mm screws holding down the motherboard using a #0 Phillips head.

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  • Lift up the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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