Thursday, March 24, 2016

How to disassemble Dell laptop – Dell Alienware 15 – Setp by step disassembling procedure – How to remove the base – How to remove the key board – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the keyboard 
  • How to remove HDD
  • How to remove the case  

Dell  Alienware 15 

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
How to remove the base panel
Procedure
1. Close the display and turn the computer over.
2. Loosen the captive screws that secure the base panel to the computer base.
3. Using a plastic scribe, gently release the tabs that secure the base panel to the computer base.
4. Slide and remove the base panel from the computer base.
1. computer base 2 captive screws (2)
3. base panel 4 plastic scribe
5. Disconnect the battery cable from the system board.
1. battery cable
6. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
7. Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to ground the system board.

How to remove the memory modules
Procedure
1. Using your fingertips, carefully spread apart the securing clips on each end of the memory-module slot until the memory module pops up.
2. Slide and remove the memory module from the memory-module slot.
1 securing clips (2)
2 memory modules (2)
3 memory-module slot
How to remove the solid-state drives
Procedure
1. Remove the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the computer base.
2. Slide and remove the solid-state drive from the solid-state drive slot.
1 screw
2 solid-state drive slot
3 solid-state drives (2)
How to remove the hard drive
Procedure
1. Remove the keyboard-backlight cable, keyboard cable, and macro-keys cable from the routing guides on the computer base.
1. macro-keys cable
2. keyboard cable
3. keyboard-backlight cable
4. routing guides (3)
5. hard-drive assembly 6 computer base
2. Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base.
3. Using the pull tab, disconnect the hard-drive cable from the system board.
4. Note the hard-drive cable routing and remove the cable from the routing guides on the computer base.
5. Lift and slide the hard-drive assembly off the computer base.
1. pull tab
2. hard-drive cable
3. screws (4)
4. hard-drive assembly
6. Remove the screws that secure the hard-drive bracket to the hard-drive assembly.
How to remove palm rest
Procedure
1. Remove the keyboard cable, keyboard-backlight cable, and macro-keys cable from the routing guides on the computer base.
2. Lift the latches and disconnect the keyboard-backlight cable, keyboard cable, macro-keys cable, and macro-keys backlight cable from the system board.
1. keyboard-backlight cable
2. routing guides (3)
3. latches (4)
4. keyboard cable
5. macro-keys backlight cable 6 macro-keys cable
3. Remove the screws that secure the palm-rest assembly to the computer base.
1. screws (15)
2. computer base
4. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
5. Lift the computer base and rest the display on a clean and flat surface.
6. Push the palm-rest assembly from the release hole to release it from the tabs on the computer base.
1. palm-rest assembly 2 computer base
3. release hole
7. Place the computer in an upright position.
8. Using a plastic scribe, pry up along the edges of the palm-rest assembly.
9. Gently lift the palm-rest assembly and remove the keyboard cable, keyboard-backlight cable, macro-keys cable, and macro-keys backlight cable from the slot on the computer base.
1. palm-rest assembly
2. plastic scribe
10. Carefully turn the palm-rest assembly over and disconnect the power button board cable from the system board.
11. Lift the palm-rest assembly off the computer base.
1. palm-rest assembly
2. computer base
3. power-button board cable
How to remove keyboard
Procedure
1. Lift the latches and disconnect the touch-pad cable and the status-light
cable from the power-button board.
2. Note the touch-pad cable and status-light cable routings and peel off the cables from the keyboard bracket.
1. latches (2)
2. touch-pad cable
3. status-light cable
4. keyboard bracket
3. Remove the screws that secure the keyboard bracket to the palm-rest assembly
1. keyboard bracket
2. screws (8)
4. Lift the keyboard bracket at an angle and remove it from the tabs on the palm-rest assembly.
1. keyboard bracket
2. palm-rest assembly
3. tabs (3)
5. Remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly.
1. keyboard
2. screws (2)
6. Lift the keyboard at an angle and remove it from the tabs on the palm-rest assembly.
1. palm-rest assembly
2. keyboard
3. tabs (5)