Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the lower case and replace it with a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

  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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  2. Insert a spludger into the notch at the far left side of the top blue panel and pry hinge cover off.
    • Insert a spludger into the notch at the far left side of the top blue panel and pry hinge cover off.

    • Note: You may need to pry the other side off by inserting the spludger between the hinge and the top cover.

    • Be careful of wire attached to underside of the hinge cover.

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    • Pull the small black tab on the right hand side of the laptop.

    • The hinge cover has now been removed.

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    • Remove the screws at the top of the keyboard as indicated indicated.

    • Do not just lift up, there is a tab underneath the keyboard that is still connected to the mother board.

    • You will need to pull out the white tab underneath the keyboard upwards until it pops out of its socket.

    • The keyboard should be easily removable at this point.

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    • Flip the laptop over and remove the indicated screws.

    • Flip the laptop back over.

    • Find the two places where the display module is attached to the base of the computer.

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    • Disconnect the video card from the display module by gently lifting upwards on the black tab.

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    • Lift the display module directly upwards from the base of the computer.

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    • The display module has been removed.

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    • Pop the upper case off, and replace.

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Conclusion

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

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