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Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Service Manual: Palm Rest Assembly; Removing The Palm Rest Assembly

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  Palm Rest Assembly
Dell™ Inspiron™ 1012 Service Manual 
  Removing the Palm Rest Assembly
  Replacing the Palm Rest Assembly
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
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).
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 your warranty.
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see
 Removing the Palm Rest Assembly
1. Follow the procedures in
Before You
2. Remove the battery (see
Removing the
3. Remove the four screws that secure the palm rest assembly to the computer base.
4. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
5. Remove the keyboard (see
6. Remove the hard-drive assembly (see
Pull the pull-tabs on top of the connectors to avoid damage to the connectors.
7. Disconnect the power button cable from the connector on the system board.
8. Lift the locking tab and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the touch pad cable from the connector on the system board.
9. Remove the three screws that secure the palm rest assembly to the computer base.
Removing the
Removing the Hard-Drive
Removing the
Battery) before working inside the


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