In this post I will walk you through step-by-step Dell Inspiron 15 7568 (model P55F) laptop disassembly procedure.
I will start with removing easily accessible components such as the hard drive, battery, cooling fan and finish with removing the motherboard and display panel.
At the end of this guide you can find a link to the official Dell Inspiron 15 7568 service manual.
Remove nine screws securing the base cover.
Start separating the base cover from the top case assembly at the display hinges side.
Remove the base cover.
Remove four screws attaching the battery to the top case.
Remove the battery.
There is no cable to disconnect. The battery connected directly to the motherboard.
Dell Inspiron 15 7568 battery model: GK5KY.
Replacement batteries available here: https://ebay.to/32QORrf
Remove three screws securing the hard drive bracket.
Unplug the hard drive SATA cable from the motherboard.
Remove the hard drive assembly with the cable attached to it.
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan.
Disconnect the fan cable.
Remove the fan.
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Disconnect two antenna cables from the wireless card.
Remove one screw securing the card.
Remove the wireless card.
Remove one screw from the USB SD card reader board.
Disconnect the I/O cable from the motherboard (yellow).
Disconnect the speaker cable from the board (orange).
Remove the USB SD card reader board.
As you noticed, the CMOS battery located on that board.
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Remove one screw securing the DC power jack.
Disconnect the power cable from the motherboard.
Lift up the DC jack and remove it.
Replacement DC jacks available here: https://ebay.to/2VRAmls
Remove two screws from the bracket that secures the display cable connector.
Remove the bracket.
Remove three screws from the motherboard.
Disconnect the following color-coded cables:
– Wide keyboard connector board cable (orange).
– Touchpad cable (yellow).
– Narrow keyboard connector board cable (green).
– Speaker cable (pink).
– Display video cable (blue).
Here’s how to disconnect the touchpad and other cables.
Unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab (red arrow) and pull the cable out (yellow arrow).
The wide keyboard connector board cable has a different type of connector.
Open up the connector by sliding the locking tab about 2-3 millimeters to the shown direction (two red arrows). Pull the cable out.
Remove the motherboard.
Here’s a photo of the other side of the motherboard.
Replacement motherboards available here: https://ebay.to/2uTTdkV
Place the laptop upside down with the display opened on the edge of the desk.
Remove two screws securing display hinges.
Remove the display assembly.
Dell Inspiron 15 7568 keyboard is removable. There are about 30 screws securing it to the top case.
Replacement keyboards or palmrest assemblies available here: https://ebay.to/2IkbQBJ