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Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive Replacement

What you need

  1. Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Flip your laptop over to view the bottom and the two locks.

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    • Slide the two locks away from each other.

    • Sliding these locks will loosen the battery to allow removal.

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    • Pull the battery out of the laptop.

    • Your laptop's battery should be completely removed.

  4. Dell Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the eleven 5mm palmrest screws from the bottom of the laptop with a Phillips #PH00 screw.

    • Remove the two 3mm hard drive screws from the bottom of the laptop with a Phillips #PH00 screw.

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    • Flip over and open the laptop to view the keyboard.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to press down on four clips, one by one.

    • Press down on the clips and pull the tool towards you to pry the keyboard loose.

    • The four clips are above the Esc, F6, F11, and Delete keys.

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    • Remove the keyboard carefully.

    • Make sure to lift the keyboard gently, because a cable is connected to the back.

    • Flip the keyboard over to find the keyboard cable.

    • Pull the cable labeled "UP" out to disconnect it from the laptop.

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    • Unscrew the two palmrest screws.

    • Lift the two, blue palmrest cables up and out of their sockets.

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    • Lift the entire surface (palmrest casing) to expose the motherboard underneath.

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    • Slide the hard drive right and up to remove it from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

Thanks again. This guide was made straightforward and clear.

jason acn - Reply

Thanks you - The clear instructions make this guide easy to follow.

Jay - Reply

wouldnt turn on after i re-assembled it

Taemon Coolz - Reply

Sehr gute Arbeit

pouchman - Reply

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