In this guide I explain how to disassemble a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop.
My goal is removing and replacing the hard drive.
Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop doesn’t have easy access to the hard drive. It’s mounted deep inside the laptop under the motherboard.
In order to remove and replace the hard drive I’ll have to disassemble the entire laptop and remove the motherboard.
In this guide I’ll go through the following major disassembly steps: STEP 1-3: Accessing laptop memory and removing laptop DVD drive. STEP 4-11: Disconnecting and removing laptop keyboard. STEP 12-15: Removing top cover assembly. STEP 16-18: Disconnecting and removing laptop cooling fan. STEP 19-23: Removing laptop motherboard and hard drive.
According to Dell website XPS 15z laptop also has another name XPS L511z.
My goal is replacing the keyboard. This model allows you to replace the keyboard only after you take apart the whole laptop.
Here’s a short description of all major steps I’ll be going through while dismantling the laptop:
STEP 1-5: Removing laptop bottom cover. Accessing memory modules. STEP 6-10: Disconnecting and removing laptop battery and hard drive. STEP 11-15: Disconnecting and removing the CMOS battery, DVD drive and DC power jack. STEP 16-21: Disconnecting and removing the cooling fan, heatsink, power button board and wireless card. STEP 22-26: Removing laptop motherboazd. STEP 27-30: Removing and replacing the keyboard. STEP 30-33: Disconnecting and removing touchpad assembly.
In this tutorial I explain how to disassemble a Dell XPS 15 L502X laptop. My goal is removing and replacing broken DC jack.
I’ll go though the following major laptop disassembly steps:
STEP 1-4: Accessing laptop memory and wireless card. Removing the DVD drive. STEP 5–9: Disconnecting and removing the palmrest assembly. STEP 10-12: Removing laptop hard drive. STEP 13-17: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard. STEP 18-21: Removing laptop screen assembly. STEP 22-27: Removing laptop bottom cover. Accessing the cooling fan. STEP 28- 29: Disconnecting and removing DC jack cable.