Introduction

This guide will walk through the replacement of the AC/DC power jack for the Dell Inspiron 15r 7520 laptop.

Tools

Flip the laptop over with the bottom facing up. Pull the latches away from each other to release the battery. Remove the battery.
  • Flip the laptop over with the bottom facing up.

  • Pull the latches away from each other to release the battery.

  • Remove the battery.

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Throughout this guide, be sure to keep all screws in a safe place so they do not get lost. You should also keep them organized so they do not get mixed up. Remove the 4 screws in the battery compartment using a 2.0mm magnetic phillips head screwdriver.
  • Throughout this guide, be sure to keep all screws in a safe place so they do not get lost. You should also keep them organized so they do not get mixed up.

  • Remove the 4 screws in the battery compartment using a 2.0mm magnetic phillips head screwdriver.

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The screws do not come out of the access door. Do not try to remove them. Loosen the 3 screws on the access door using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.
  • The screws do not come out of the access door. Do not try to remove them.

  • Loosen the 3 screws on the access door using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove the access door.

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Remove the disk drive screw using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver. Remove the disk drive from the laptop. Remove the 2 screws under the disk drive with the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the disk drive screw using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove the disk drive from the laptop.

  • Remove the 2 screws under the disk drive with the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

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Remove the 4 hard drive screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver. Pull the tab to remove the hard drive from the computer.
  • Remove the 4 hard drive screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

  • Pull the tab to remove the hard drive from the computer.

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Remove the 5 bottom base screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the 5 bottom base screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

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Depress the keyboard latches to release the keyboard with the 2.0mm flat head screwdriver. Lift the keyboard up carefully. Release the two ribbon cables underneath the keyboard.
  • Depress the keyboard latches to release the keyboard with the 2.0mm flat head screwdriver.

  • Lift the keyboard up carefully.

  • Release the two ribbon cables underneath the keyboard.

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Remove the 6 palm rest screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver. Unplug the 3 ribbon cables.
  • Remove the 6 palm rest screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

  • Unplug the 3 ribbon cables.

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Take your time on this step and be careful to not break the plastic palm rest. Separate the palm rest from the bottom base using the 2.0mm flat head screwdriver as a lever. Unplug the ribbon cable underneath the palm rest.
  • Take your time on this step and be careful to not break the plastic palm rest.

  • Separate the palm rest from the bottom base using the 2.0mm flat head screwdriver as a lever.

  • Unplug the ribbon cable underneath the palm rest.

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Remove the 2 DC jack bracket screws with the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver and remove the bracket. Unplug and remove the old DC jack. Unplug and remove the old DC jack.
  • Remove the 2 DC jack bracket screws with the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver and remove the bracket.

  • Unplug and remove the old DC jack.

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Conclusion

Follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your device.

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