Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) Bluetooth Card Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Bluetooth Card on your Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 7 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) Bluetooth Card.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screw driver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1545 Bluetooth Card

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Remove the battery.
Remove two 2mm x 3mm screws that hold the 1545 center control power button cover to the base of the computer.

Step 2

  • Power Button Cover
  • Remove two 2mm x 3mm screws that hold the 1545 center control power button cover to the base of the computer.
Lift and unsnap the 1545 center control power button cover using a small flat head screw driver or a plastic scribe from the backside of the computer, from right to left. **Be very careful removing it because the plastic can be fragile.

Step 3

  • Turn the computer over (as if you were typing on it), and fully open the display (approximately 180 degrees, or as far as possible).
  • Lift and unsnap the 1545 center control power button cover using a small flat head screw driver or a plastic scribe from the backside of the computer, from right to left. **Be very careful removing it because the plastic can be fragile.
Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws above the keyboard and gently lift up the keyboard to reveal the ribbon cable. Be careful lifting the keyboard because it is very easy to cause damage to the ribbon cable or the motherboard connector. (If the motherboard connector breaks, it is very hard to find replacements for them without replacing the entire motherboard.)

Step 4

  • Keyboard
  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws above the keyboard and gently lift up the keyboard to reveal the ribbon cable. Be careful lifting the keyboard because it is very easy to cause damage to the ribbon cable or the motherboard connector. (If the motherboard connector breaks, it is very hard to find replacements for them without replacing the entire motherboard.)
Lift the keyboard cable connector latch and remove the keyboard ribbon cable and keyboard.

Step 5

  • Lift the keyboard cable connector latch and remove the keyboard ribbon cable and keyboard.
Remove the Bluetooth card by unscrewing the retaining screw and lifting the card up off of the laptop.

Step 6

  • Bluetooth Card
  • Remove the Bluetooth card by unscrewing the retaining screw and lifting the card up off of the laptop.
  • Be careful when removing the board because it is glued down. Do not try to lift it up using the cable. Gently pry the board up using a flat head screwdriver.
Slide the cable out and unhook it from the motherboard.

Step 7

  • Slide the cable out and unhook it from the motherboard.

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