Parts

No parts required.

Place the laptop upside down on a clean, flat surface. Locate the battery release button with the padlock symbol above it. Slide the battery release button towards the padlock symbol and hold it there.  Note that the button is spring loaded and will return if released.
  • Place the laptop upside down on a clean, flat surface.

  • Locate the battery release button with the padlock symbol above it.

  • Slide the battery release button towards the padlock symbol and hold it there. Note that the button is spring loaded and will return if released.

    • The battery is now released from the battery compartment.

  • Gently remove the battery from the side of the laptop.

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Turn the computer over and remove the twelve M2.5 x 8-mm screws Remove the M2.5 x 4-mm screw from the battery bay
  • Turn the computer over and remove the twelve M2.5 x 8-mm screws

  • Remove the M2.5 x 4-mm screw from the battery bay

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Turn the computer over and remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws from the top of the palm rest. Disconnect the mouse pad cable from the main board.
  • Turn the computer over and remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws from the top of the palm rest.

  • Disconnect the mouse pad cable from the main board.

  • Starting at the back center of the palm rest, separate the palm rest from the base by lifting the inside edge of the palm rest.

  • Be careful when separating the palm rest from the base, to avoid damage to the palm rest.

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Locate the optical disk drive on the bottom left hand side of the laptop. Remove the single screw holding the optical disk drive in the chassis. Remove the optical disk drive by gently pulling on the outer edge.
  • Locate the optical disk drive on the bottom left hand side of the laptop.

  • Remove the single screw holding the optical disk drive in the chassis.

  • Remove the optical disk drive by gently pulling on the outer edge.

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Conclusion

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

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This guide is incorrect, please see http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/sy... for a version that will actually take the promised two minutes.

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