Parts

No parts required.

Place the laptop upside down on a clean, flat surface.
  • 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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Position the computer upside down.
  • Position the computer upside down.

  • 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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  • Position the computer keyboard side up.

  • 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.

  • Separate the palm rest from the base by lifting its inside edge. Start at the back center.

  • Be careful to avoid damaging the palm rest while separating it from the base.

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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.

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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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