Introduction

The Dell Inspiron 3520 has a basic keyboard that is easily accessible from the open surface of the notebook. The 3520 model does not have a keyboard backlight. This makes the keyboard much simpler to remove. Keep in mind that this will require some force on the repairers part.

Turn off notebook Set the notebook upside down with the battery facing away from you.
  • Turn off notebook

  • Set the notebook upside down with the battery facing away from you.

  • Locate the unlock and release sliding tabs on the bottom right and left hand corners of the battery respectively.

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Slide the right tab to the right to unlock the battery. Slide and hold the the left tab to the left to release the battery from the unit. Finally, remove the battery by sliding it away from the unit and yourself.
  • Slide the right tab to the right to unlock the battery.

  • Slide and hold the the left tab to the left to release the battery from the unit.

  • Finally, remove the battery by sliding it away from the unit and yourself.

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Locate the four tabs along the top edge of the keyboard. Using the spudger, push the tabs away from the keyboard and pull the keyboard up away from the laptop.
  • Locate the four tabs along the top edge of the keyboard.

  • Using the spudger, push the tabs away from the keyboard and pull the keyboard up away from the laptop.

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Slide the keyboard forward towards the screen to release the bottom tabs.
  • Slide the keyboard forward towards the screen to release the bottom tabs.

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Carefully lift the board up and locate the connecting cable. Gently pull the end of the cable free from the port on the laptop.
  • Carefully lift the board up and locate the connecting cable.

  • Gently pull the end of the cable free from the port on the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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