Introduction

This guide will walk the reader through the steps necessary to remove the keyboard on a Dell Inspiron M5110. This is necessary when when the keyboard stops functioning to its full ability, as well as when the reader desires to replace the keyboard.

Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.
  • Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.

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Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.
  • Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.

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Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.
  • Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.

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Open the  computer and push the screen back as far as possible.
  • Open the computer and push the screen back as far as possible.

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Slide a plastic opening tool into the slots on the top of the keyboard.
  • Slide a plastic opening tool into the slots on the top of the keyboard.

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Pry the keyboard away from the device using the plastic opening tool.
  • Pry the keyboard away from the device using the plastic opening tool.

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Lift and slide the keyboard towards the screen to remove the tabs on the keyboard from the slots on the palmrest.
  • Lift and slide the keyboard towards the screen to remove the tabs on the keyboard from the slots on the palmrest.

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Flip the keyboard over and place it on the front of the device making sure not to pull out the keyboard cable.
  • Flip the keyboard over and place it on the front of the device making sure not to pull out the keyboard cable.

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Lift up the connector latch and remove the keyboard cable. The keyboard is now free from the device.
  • Lift up the connector latch and remove the keyboard cable. The keyboard is now free from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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