Introduction

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

Tools

  1. Flip the laptop over with the bottom facing up.
    • Flip the laptop over with the bottom facing up.

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

    • Remove the battery.

  2. 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.
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 4 hard drive screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

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

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

    • 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.

    • Remove the 6 palm rest screws using the 2.0mm phillips head screwdriver.

    • Unplug the 3 ribbon cables.

    • 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.

    • 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.

Conclusion

Follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your device.

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