Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How to disassemble dell laptop - Dell XPS 15 - L502X - Step by step disassembling procedure – How to removal the cover – How to remove the HDD – How to remove the Keyboard

Category: Laptop repair and service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the HDD
  • How to remove the palm rest 
  • How to remove the keyboard 

Dell XPS 15 - L502

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Removing the Battery
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Turn the computer over.
3. Slide the battery release latch to the side.
4. Lift the battery up at an angle and remove it from the battery bay.
Removing the Module Cover
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Loosen the three captive screws that secure the module cover to the base cover.
4. Using your fingertips, release the tabs on the module cover from the slots on the base cover.
5. Lift the module cover off the base cover.
1. screws (3)
2. module cover
3. tabs (4)
4. base cover
Removing the Memory Module
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Remove the module cover
CAUTION: To help prevent damage to the memory-module connector, do not use tools to spread the memory module securing clips.
4. Use your fingertips to carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module connector until the memory module pops up.
5. Remove the memory module from the memory-module connector.
1. securing clip
2. memory-module connector
3. memory-module
Removing the Optical Drive
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Remove the module cover.
4. Remove the memory module
5. Remove the screw that secures the optical drive to the base cover.
6. Using a plastic scribe, push the optical drive bracket to slide the optical drive out.
7. Slide the optical drive out of the optical-drive bay.
1. optical drive
2. screw
3. plastic scribe
4. optical-drive bracket
Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Remove the screw that secures the palm-rest assembly to the base cover.
4. Release and push the palm-rest assembly tabs off the base cover.
1. palm-rest assembly tabs (2)
2. screw
3. base cover
5. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
6. Using a plastic scribe, gently ease the palm-rest assembly from the top cover.
1. plasric scribe
2. top cover
3. palm-rest assembly
CAUTION: Carefully separate the palm-rest assembly from the top cover to avoid damage to the palm-rest assembly.
7. Without pulling hard on the palm-rest assembly, place it away from the display as shown in the following illustration.
8. Lift the connector latches and pull the pull-tabs to disconnect the touchpad cable and the power button cable from their system-board connectors.
9. Lift the palm-rest assembly off the top cover.
1. power-button cable connector
2. touch-pad cable connector
3. palm-rest assembly
Removing the Power-Button Board
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Remove the palm-rest assembly
4. Turn the palm-rest assembly over.
5. Lift the connector latch and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the power-button cable from the connector on the power-button board.
6. Remove the two screws that secure the power-button board to the palm-rest assembly.
7. Lift the power-button board off the palm-rest assembly.
Removing the Coin-Cell Battery
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Remove the palm-rest assembly
4. Using a plastic scribe, gently pry the coin-cell battery out of the battery socket on the system board.
Removing the Hard Drive
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Remove the palm-rest assembly
4. Remove the four screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base.
5. Slide the hard-drive assembly to the side to disconnect it from the system board connector.
6. Lift the hard-drive assembly out of the hard-drive bay.
1. hard-drive assembly
2. screws (4)
7. Remove the four screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard drive.
8. Lift the hard-drive bracket off the hard drive.
Removing the Keyboard
1. Shutdown the computer,
2. Remove the battery
3. Remove the palm-rest assembly
4. Push the tabs on the top cover to release the keyboard.
1. tabs (2)
5. Carefully lift the keyboard and slide the keyboard tabs out of the slots on the top cover.
6. Lift the connector latch up and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the keyboard backlight cable from the system-board connector.

1. keyboard tabs (5)
2. keyboard backlight cable connector
CAUTION: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
CAUTION: Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel.
7. Turn the keyboard over and place it over the top cover as shown in the following illustration. 8 Lift the connector latch and disconnect the keyboard cable from the system-board connector.

9. Lift the keyboard off the top cover.
1. top cover
2. keyboard
3. keyboard cable connector