Before working inside your computer, read the safety information
that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information,
see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your
computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist
grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a
connector on your computer).
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery
(see "Removing the Battery" on page 13) before working inside the computer.
Removing the Keyboard
1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9.
2 Remove the battery (see "Removing the Battery" on page 13).
The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and
time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
3 Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
4 Using a plastic scribe, release the four tabs that secure the keyboard to the
palm rest and ease the keyboard up until it clears off the palm rest.