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Introduction

The motherboard is the central hub for communication between all of the components in a device. When one or more components are failing, the motherboard may need to be replaced. Use this guide to replace the motherboard in your laptop.

Parts

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  1. Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement, RAM: step 1, image 1 of 2 Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement, RAM: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Grab the two clips beside the RAM stick and pull them outward. The RAM stick should release.

    • Remove the RAM from the device.

    • Repeat this for second RAM stick

  2. Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the pull tab on the battery connector to lift the connector straight up off its socket on the motherboard, disconnecting it.

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    • Remove the single 4 mm Phillips screw securing the bottom left corner of the battery.

    • If you are removing an extended capacity battery, remove the Phillips screw securing the bottom right corner of the battery.

  4. Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery from the laptop.

  5. Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement, Fan and Heatsink: step 5, image 1 of 2 Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement, Fan and Heatsink: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • After opening the backcase of the computer, remove the screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Unplug and remove the wire from the socket.

  6. Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the fan and heatsink from the laptop.

    • Make sure to wipe off the existing thermal paste from the CPU and heatsink with an alcohol-soaked pad and apply a new layer.

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    • Remove all the screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Disconnect all of the cables from the motherboard.

  8. Dell Latitude E7470 Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the motherboard from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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