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Dell Inspiron B130 Motherboard Replacement

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Using this guide you will be able to replace the motherboard for the Dell B130 laptop.

  • Author: Patrick McNeil
  • Time estimate: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Replacing the motherboard is rarely if ever needed. Any kind of issue with the computer not starting or it ending up freezing are almost always related to other hardware problems. If you know for a fact that it is not any other pieces of hardware then use this guide to replace the motherboard on your Dell B130.

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Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Remove the twelve 8mm screws. The picture shows everything still installed in the computer.  At this point, the CPU, RAM, battery, hard drive and wireless chip should all be removed.

Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Remove the twelve 8mm screws.

  • The picture shows everything still installed in the computer. At this point, the CPU, RAM, battery, hard drive and wireless chip should all be removed.

Step 2  ¶ 

Turn the computer over and remove the two 4 mm screws that are located just below where the screen should be. Remove the five 6mm screws that remain.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Turn the computer over and remove the two 4 mm screws that are located just below where the screen should be.

  • Remove the five 6mm screws that remain.

Step 3  ¶ 

Disconnect these two connections. Do not pull by the wires! This can damage the connection. Use tweezers to grab by the white plastic piece and push outward.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Disconnect these two connections.

  • Do not pull by the wires! This can damage the connection. Use tweezers to grab by the white plastic piece and push outward.

Step 4  ¶ 

This connection must also be removed. Use tweezers to grab the small black connector and pull it straight back. You can now disconnect this wire.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • This connection must also be removed.

  • Use tweezers to grab the small black connector and pull it straight back.

  • You can now disconnect this wire.

Step 5  ¶ 

The whole cover/frame can be pulled off of the top of the motherboard. The motherboard can now be removed by pulling up and sliding out to the right. The motherboard can now be removed by pulling up and sliding out to the right.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • The whole cover/frame can be pulled off of the top of the motherboard.

  • The motherboard can now be removed by pulling up and sliding out to the right.