Introduction

This repair process includes the removal of small pieces from the computer, therefore you should have a place to store all the small removable screws. This will make the repair process quicker and easier.

Image 1/2: Set the notebook upside down with the battery facing away from you. Image 2/2: Locate the unlock and release sliding tabs on the bottom right and left hand corners of the battery respectively.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Slide and hold the the left tab to the left to release the battery from the unit. Image 2/3: Finally, remove the battery by sliding it away from the unit and yourself. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Using the spudger, push the tabs away from the keyboard and pull the keyboard up away from the laptop. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the end of the cable free from the port on the laptop. Image 2/2: 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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  • Locate and remove the 4mm Phillips #00 mounting screw.

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Image 1/2: Grab the drive with your hand from the outside and slide it free. Image 2/2: Grab the drive with your hand from the outside and slide it free.
  • Push the optical drive from the inside a little bit to dislodge it.

  • Grab the drive with your hand from the outside and slide it free.

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Conclusion

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

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...screaming.....i love my dell 3520 it is awesome, it is still holding up.."hooray!!!!

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