Introduction

Use this guide to replace you USB board if you have determined that it is no longer working.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the display is closed. Then, flip the computer over so that you can see the bottom cover.
  • Make sure the display is closed. Then, flip the computer over so that you can see the bottom cover.

  • Loosen the two 5 mm Phillips #0 on the upper edge of the cover.

    • These screws will stay captive to the case.

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Remove the two 5 mm interior screws that connect the cover to the assembly using the same Philips head screwdriver from the previous step.
  • Remove the two 5 mm interior screws that connect the cover to the assembly using the same Philips head screwdriver from the previous step.

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Use a spudger to remove the base cover from the rest of bottom cover.
  • Use a spudger to remove the base cover from the rest of bottom cover.

As it is not clearly visible in the picture: You should start to open the base cover at the screen side, to avoid breaking the plastic guides of the base cover. A flat dough scraper is a pretty good tool for that.

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Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws that keep the battery connected to the computer.
  • Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws that keep the battery connected to the computer.

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Ground the system board by turning over the computer, opening the display, and holding the power button down for about 5 seconds before proceeding.
  • Ground the system board by turning over the computer, opening the display, and holding the power button down for about 5 seconds before proceeding.

  • Using the pull tab on the battery, lift the battery out of the computer.

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The model device did not come with a hard drive. However, you will need to remove the hard drive to proceed. Please remove the hard drive following the steps on page 16 of the official Dell Inspiron 15-7537 manual.

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Remove the single 5mm screw that connects the keyboard to the palm assembly with the Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the single 5mm screw that connects the keyboard to the palm assembly with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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Flip over the computer and open the display as far as it can go.
  • Flip over the computer and open the display as far as it can go.

  • Use the spudger to remove the keyboard from the palm assembly.

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Gently flip over the keyboard and place it on the palm rest assembly.
  • Gently flip over the keyboard and place it on the palm rest assembly.

  • Lift the connector latches and disconnect the keyboard and the keyboard back-light cables.

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Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly. Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly. Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly.
  • Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly.

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Unscrew the two black 5 mm screws underneath the keyboard using a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the two black 5 mm screws underneath the keyboard using a Phillips head screwdriver.

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Flip the computer and remove the two silver 5 mm screws on the corners of the base cover with the Phillips head screwdriver. Flip the computer and remove the two silver 5 mm screws on the corners of the base cover with the Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Flip the computer and remove the two silver 5 mm screws on the corners of the base cover with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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Unscrew the three black 5 mm screws with the Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the three black 5 mm screws with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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Remove the three silver 2 mm screws (with large flat circular heads) from where the battery was taken out with the Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the three silver 2 mm screws (with large flat circular heads) from where the battery was taken out with the Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the three silver 2 mm screws (with large flat circular heads) from where the battery was taken out with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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Place a plastic spudger underneath the base cover and move it along the outside of the  cover.  Once the cover is disconnected lift the off the base cover. To fully take off the base cover the wires that connect to the WiFi card need to be pulled off and pulled through its hole in the base cover
  • Place a plastic spudger underneath the base cover and move it along the outside of the cover. Once the cover is disconnected lift the off the base cover.

  • To fully take off the base cover the wires that connect to the WiFi card need to be pulled off and pulled through its hole in the base cover

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Pull back the tape that is securing the cable to the USB board. Pull back the tape that is securing the cable to the USB board.
  • Pull back the tape that is securing the cable to the USB board.

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Lift the black latch and remove the USB cable from the USB board. Lift the black latch and remove the USB cable from the USB board. Lift the black latch and remove the USB cable from the USB board.
  • Lift the black latch and remove the USB cable from the USB board.

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Conclusion

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

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