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Introduction

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

Parts

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  1. Remove the battery from the bottom of the laptop.
    • 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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  3. 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.
    • 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.

  4. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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