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Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement

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  1. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Make sure to turn off and unplug your laptop before starting.

    • Turn over the laptop so that the bottom is facing upwards, and the Inspiron logo is upside-down.

  2. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the seven 7 mm screws from the bottom using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Loosen the two captive back corner screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • The two corner screws are not removable. A clicking sounds indicates that the screw is fully loosened.

  3. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Slide an iFixit opening tool underneath the right side USB port and the keyboard.

    • Gently trace the iFixit opening tool along the entire outer rim of the laptop, carefully applying an upwards pressure.

    • Be careful not to force open the plate or push too much off without loosening the other sides. This can cause the bottom cover to crack.

  4. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Gently pry off the bottom cover from the laptop.

    • Use the iFixit opening tool to loosen any spots you may have missed from Step 3.

  5. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 3.5 mm screws holding the battery down with a JIS #0 screwdriver.

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    • Detach the motherboard connector tab from the top left of the battery.

    • Remove the battery from the device.

    • Be sure to carefully wiggle the connector out from the battery socket. Ripping it out too forcefully could damage the socket.

  7. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 7, image 1 of 3 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 7, image 2 of 3 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 7, image 3 of 3
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    • Lift up the motherboard ribbon latch using a pair of tweezers.

    • Gently lift the ribbon cable from the motherboard connector socket.

    • Pulling out the ribbon cable too quickly can damage the connector.

  8. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 3 mm hard drive cover screws using a JIS #0 screwdriver.

  9. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 Hard Drive Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the hard drive cover plate from the device.

    • Unplug the connector cable from the hard drive.

    • Remove the hard drive from the device and place it safely to the side.

Conclusion

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

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