Introduction

We will show you how to remove and replace the hinge cover which houses the power button.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Remove the battery from the bottom of the laptop.

  • Please click on the following link for further instruction on how to remove the battery. Dell Inspiron 9100 Battery Replacement

  • It is important to remove the battery so that you will not be electrocuted while working with the computer's hardware.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to lift up and remove the blue panel. Image 2/3: Caution: The hinge cover is still connected to the interior of the computer by a small black tab. Image 3/3: Caution: The hinge cover is still connected to the interior of the computer by a small black tab.
  • Locate the small opening at the upper left of the top blue panel which houses the power button.

  • Use a spudger to lift up and remove the blue panel.

  • Caution: The hinge cover is still connected to the interior of the computer by a small black tab.

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Image 1/1: You should now be able to completely remove the hinge cover.
  • Locate the black tab at the upper right corner of the keyboard, and gently pull the black tab to the left to disconnect the hinge cover.

  • You should now be able to completely remove the hinge cover.

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Conclusion

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

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