Introduction

Use this guide to help you replace the Central Control Cover on a Dell Inspiron 1525.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free. Image 2/2: Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.
  • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

  • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

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  • Remove the two 4.00 mm Phillips #1 screws from the battery tray.

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Image 1/3: Carefully pull the central control cover up along its edges. Image 2/3: Do not attempt to completely remove the cover, as it is still attached via a ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Do not attempt to completely remove the cover, as it is still attached via a ribbon cable.
  • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the slot on the right side of the central control cover and pry it up.

  • Carefully pull the central control cover up along its edges.

    • Do not attempt to completely remove the cover, as it is still attached via a ribbon cable.

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Image 1/3: Pull the small brown latch on the ribbon cable connector out. Image 2/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable to completely free the central control cover. Image 3/3: Disconnect the ribbon cable to completely free the central control cover.
  • Peel back the silver tape securing the ribbon cable to the cover.

  • Pull the small brown latch on the ribbon cable connector out.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable to completely free the central control cover.

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Conclusion

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

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