Introduction

This guide will teach you how to remove components all the way down to the CPU fan.

Parts

No parts required.

Removing Battery Locating and Removing Battery
  • Removing Battery

    • Locating and Removing Battery

      • Locate battery latch on the bottom of the computer and slide to the right.

      • While holding battery latch pull battery away from device.

Add Comment

Part 1: Removing Components With J0 screwdriver bit loosen all screws from the backing above the battery latch. Remove the covering.
  • Part 1: Removing Components

  • With J0 screwdriver bit loosen all screws from the backing above the battery latch.

  • Remove the covering.

  • Locate the four screws holding in the hard drive and unscrew them.

Add Comment

Part 2: Removing Hard Drive and RAM Remove the RAM by gently pulling back the small clips along the side of each stick of RAM, and gently lifting the RAM upwards so the RAM is now angled.
  • Part 2: Removing Hard Drive and RAM

    • Remove the RAM by gently pulling back the small clips along the side of each stick of RAM, and gently lifting the RAM upwards so the RAM is now angled.

    • Pull the RAM away from the device.

    • Repeat steps for second step of RAM

Add Comment

Part 3: Removing Components Slide the hard drive towards the left side of the computer to unplug it. Pry the Hard Drive upwards and pull away from device.
  • Part 3: Removing Components

  • Slide the hard drive towards the left side of the computer to unplug it.

  • Pry the Hard Drive upwards and pull away from device.

Add Comment

Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
With J0 screwdriver remove eleven 7mm screws on the bottom of the computer. Pry CD Drive away from device gently.
  • With J0 screwdriver remove eleven 7mm screws on the bottom of the computer.

  • Pry CD Drive away from device gently.

Add Comment

Removing Covers Using blue plastic opening tool and starting in the spacing between the screen and above the keyboard pry the black ring around the keyboard.
  • Removing Covers

  • Using blue plastic opening tool and starting in the spacing between the screen and above the keyboard pry the black ring around the keyboard.

  • Be careful to not pull on the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the computer.

Add Comment

Removing Keyboard Remove the four screws on the top of the keyboard. Press down on the tabs on each side of the keyboard to free it.
  • Removing Keyboard

  • Remove the four screws on the top of the keyboard.

  • Press down on the tabs on each side of the keyboard to free it.

  • Remove the keyboard by pulling the board towards the screen and up.

    • There is a wire connected to the bottom of the keyboard, and if you pull the keyboard up to fast it will break.

  • Flip the latch on the computer connecting the ribbon cable to the keyboard.

Add Comment

More Keyboard Slide out the keyboard ribbon cable.
  • More Keyboard

    • Slide out the keyboard ribbon cable.

    • Remove the five screws that were underneath the keyboard.

Add Comment

Remove Casing Loosen and pry sides away from each other. Be careful to not rip black and white wire.
  • Remove Casing

  • Loosen and pry sides away from each other.

    • Be careful to not rip black and white wire.

  • Turn device upside down.

  • Lift black and white wire connections away from the device.

  • Slide wires through the hole to the top of the keyboard.

Add Comment

Remove casing.
  • Remove casing.

Add Comment

Removing Fan Using J0 screwdriver bit, remove two 7mm screws holding fan in place. With tweezers, gently pull cable connecting fan to board.
  • Removing Fan

  • Using J0 screwdriver bit, remove two 7mm screws holding fan in place.

  • With tweezers, gently pull cable connecting fan to board.

  • Gently tilt fan upwards and remove.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

2 Comments

It's a nice guide to disassemble the notebook correctly, but I would like to add more precise pictures at some steps. At step 9 for example you wrote to lift up the cables for sliding wires through a hole in the couvering plate. Here it was useful to show with a coloured circle where to locate this. In the last step you added a wrong picture. The second image shows the wireless card and how to disconnect it's cables instead the fan's connector. But apart from that this guide was useful (sorry for possible language mistakes) :-)

TechJo - Reply

My dell m330 is not starting when i turned its power buton on just led starts blinking no symbol of Pc working no noise just led is blnking i tried another battery and also remove battery and power on button for 15_20 sec but in vain

aan - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 19

Past 30 Days: 79

All Time: 1,364