Introduction

Demonstrating step-by-step this guide will show you how to replace your hard drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the device over and locate the battery.
  • Turn the device over and locate the battery.

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Place thumbs on each latch and push outwards.
  • Place thumbs on each latch and push outwards.

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  • Push and slide the battery away from you.

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  • Locate the RAM compartment and the screw on the right hand side. Remove the cover.

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  • Locate and remove the 2.5 mm x 5 mm screw on the upper right hand side of the compartment.

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  • Turn the device around and open it up.

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  • Using your index finger, push down on the F1 and F7 keys.

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  • Using your index finger, push down on the x icon and Home keys.

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  • Locate the keyboard lining (between the black and silver).

  • Place your spudger between the keyboard lining behind the F1 and F7 keys and pull up.

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  • Place your spudger between the keyboard lining behind the x icon and Home keys and pull up.

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  • Carefully pull and turn the keyboard over.

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  • Lift the black lever.

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  • Remove the keyboard cable

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  • Turn laptop over and remove the bottom four screw covers outlined in red.

  • Then remove the three base screws.

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  • Turn laptop over and open it. Locate and remove the five palm rest screws.

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  • Locate the palm rest cables. Lift the black levers and unplug the blue cables.

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  • Lift the palm rest until it snaps off.

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  • Close cover and turn laptop over. Locate and remove the four hard drive screws.

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  • Turn laptop over and open it.

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  • Lift and remove the hard drive.

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  • Remove the hard drive connector.

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Conclusion

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

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Trixie Gonzalez

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Shoot! My Dell Inspiron 15R is different. Mine has an almost full length cover (11.6”) by 3” wide on the bottom. The hard drive and memory sticks are under that cover. I’m just not sure what else to remove to replace the drive with an SSD.

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