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.


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.


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.


Taking apart Dell Inspiron N5010 (Inspiron 15R)

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In this guide I explain how to take apart a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop.

I believe this model also called Inspiron 15R. Also similar to Inspiron M5010 model.

I’m doing this disassembly in order to access and remove the hard drive.

Dell Inspiron N5010 doesn’t give you an easy access to the hard drive. I’ll be removing the keyboard and top cover assembly.