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Dell Inspiron M5110 Palmrest Replacement

A prerequisite guide on how to replace to palmrest.

  • Author: Larain
  • Difficulty: Moderate

I am going to explain how to remove the palmrest of the laptop to reach its main board, and other components.

Step 1 Palmrest  ¶ 

Turn the computer over and remove the six screws that secure the palmrest assembly

Step 1 Palmrest  ¶ 

  • Turn the computer over and remove the six screws that secure the palmrest assembly

Step 2  ¶ 

Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible and remove the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw holding the palmrest in place.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible and remove the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw holding the palmrest in place.

Step 3  ¶ 

Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors. Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors.

Step 4  ¶ 

Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base.