To help prevent damage to the computer, perform the following steps
before you begin working inside the computer.
1 Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer
cover from being scratched.
2 Turn off your computer (see "Turning Off Your Computer" on page 161).
To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer,
and then unplug it from the network connector.
3 Disconnect any telephone or network cables from the computer.
4 Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the battery from the
battery bay before you service the computer.
To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this
particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers.
5 Turn the computer over.
6 Slide and click the battery release latches.
7 Slide the battery out of the battery bay.
battery release latches (2)
Adding and Replacing Parts