How to disassemble Dell Inspiron N5030, N5020 or M5030

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In this guide I explain how to disassemble Dell Inspiron N5030, N5020 or M5030 laptop.

In this case I’m taking apart a Dell Inspiron N5030 but all disassembly steps should be identical or very similar for Dell Inspiron N5020 and M5030 models.

Here are major disassembly steps:

STEP 1-8: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 9-11: Accessing both RAM modules, wireless card. Removing the DVD drive.
STEP 12-15: Disconnecting and removing the top cover (touchpad) assembly.
STEP 16-17: Accessing most internal components. Disconnecting and removing the hard drive.

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How to disassemble Dell Inspiron M5040 N5040

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In this guide I will show how to disassemble a Dell Inspiron 15 M5040 or Inspiron 15 N5040 laptop.

There are no service covers on the bottom of this model.

In a Dell Inspiron M5040/N5040 all major internal components (such as memory, hard drive, DVD drive, wireless card) are mounted INSIDE the case.

Also, this guide will work for Inspiron 15-N5050/3520.

In order to access them it’s necessary to remove the top cover assembly.

I will go through the following disassembly steps:
STEP1-7: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard. Accessing both RAM modules.
STEP 8-13: Removing the top cover assembly. Removing the DVD drive. Accessing other internal components.
STEP 14: Disconnecting and removing the hard drive.

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How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 17R N7110

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In this guide I will disassemble a Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 laptop.

My goal is to access and replace the hard drive which is mounted inside the case. But I will disassemble it even further. I will show how to remove the motherboard and other internal components.

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Replacing cracked screen on Dell Inspiron 1545

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Today I show how to replace cracked screen on Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.

Dell Inspiron 1545 uses two different types of screens:
1. Old style LCD with CCFL backlight.
2. Newer style LCD with LED backlight.

In my case I’m replacing the one with LED backlight.

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