Introduction

This guide will show you the proper steps to replace your speakers in your Dell Vostro 1400

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: After flipping over the laptop, the battery is on the bottom side of the laptop.
  • Be sure the power is off and all cables are unplugged from the device before starting.

  • After flipping over the laptop, the battery is on the bottom side of the laptop.

  • Find the tabs on both the left and right side of the battery.

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  • Push tabs toward the outside of the laptop until they lock in place.

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  • Push the battery forward to eject it from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew both screws on the hard drive panel until the panel is able to be removed. Image 2/2: The screws will not come off of the panel.
  • Please ensure that your device is turned off and everything is unplugged before working on it.

  • Unscrew both screws on the hard drive panel until the panel is able to be removed.

  • The screws will not come off of the panel.

  • Once screws have been loosened, remove the panel from the laptop.

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  • Remove the hard drive by pulling up on the black tab on the right side of the hard drive.

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Image 1/2: Loosen the three 3 mm screws on the RAM cover. Image 2/2: Screws will not completely come out.
  • Make sure the laptop is turned off and all cables are unplugged.

  • Loosen the three 3 mm screws on the RAM cover.

  • Screws will not completely come out.

  • Lift the cover and remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Lift memory card and remove it from the laptop. Image 2/2: Repeat the process for the second memory card.
  • Pull tabs apart on both the top and bottom of the memory card.

  • Lift memory card and remove it from the laptop.

  • Repeat the process for the second memory card.

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Image 1/2: Loosen the 3 screws holding down the panel for  the CPU processor door. Image 2/2: Loosen the 4 heat sink screws and lift the heat sink away from the motherboard
  • Make sure device is turned off

  • Loosen the 3 screws holding down the panel for the CPU processor door.

  • Loosen the 4 heat sink screws and lift the heat sink away from the motherboard

  • Use a Flathead screwdriver to turn the CPU locking screw counter clockwise to about 180 degrees

  • Lift CPU processor away from the motherboard

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Image 1/2: Lift CPU processor away from the motherboard Image 2/2: Lift CPU processor away from the motherboard
  • Use a flat head screw driver to turn the CPU locking screw counter clockwise to 180 degrees.

  • Lift CPU processor away from the motherboard

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  • Remove the seventeen 8mm bottom base screws and two 8mm screws from the back.

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Image 1/1: Remove the 5mm bottom base screw.
  • Remove the three 3mm bottom base screws.

  • Remove the 5mm bottom base screw.

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Image 1/2: Using a flat head screw driver, pry up the power button cover starting right to left. Image 2/2: Using a flat head screw driver, pry up the power button cover starting right to left.
  • Turn over the laptop and open it.

  • Using a flat head screw driver, pry up the power button cover starting right to left.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the keyboard and hold it over the power button Image 2/2: Carefully lift the keyboard and hold it over the power button
  • Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.

  • Carefully lift the keyboard and hold it over the power button

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  • Carefully lift up the blue latch on the keyboard cable connector and slide the cable out

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  • Remove left and right hing covers

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the 2mm x 3mm screw. Image 2/3: Remove the WLAN card from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Remove the WLAN card from the motherboard.
  • Unplug the WLAN antenna cables.

  • Unscrew the 2mm x 3mm screw.

  • Remove the WLAN card from the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Loosen  media button circuit board and take the antenna cables from under it.
  • Remove the 2mm x 3mm screw on the media button circuit board.

  • Loosen media button circuit board and take the antenna cables from under it.

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Image 1/1: Lift LCD assembly away from the laptop
  • Unplug LCD cable

  • Lift LCD assembly away from the laptop

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Image 1/1: Unplug palm rest cables
  • Remove the (3) 2.5mm x 5mm top palmrest screws

  • Unplug palm rest cables

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  • Remove the palm rest from the base of the laptop

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Image 1/3: Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm screw. Image 2/3: Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm screw. Image 3/3: Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm screw.
  • Unplug the audio board cable and the speakers

  • Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm screw.

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Image 1/3: Lift the motherboard out of the base and flip it over. Image 2/3: Lift the motherboard out of the base and flip it over. Image 3/3: Lift the motherboard out of the base and flip it over.
  • Remove the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.

  • Lift the motherboard out of the base and flip it over.

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Image 1/3: Lift the speakers away from the base of the laptop. Image 2/3: Lift the speakers away from the base of the laptop. Image 3/3: Lift the speakers away from the base of the laptop.
  • Remove the two 2.5mm x 5mm Right and Left speaker screws

  • Lift the speakers away from the base of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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