Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) Power Button Board Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Power Button Board on your Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 6 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) Power Button Board.

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 Power Button Board

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.
The power button board is glued down so it will need to be pried up with a flat head screw driver.

Step 6

  • Unhook the 1545 power button board cable by lifting the latch on the motherboard connector.
  • The power button board is glued down so it will need to be pried up with a flat head screw driver.
The power button board is glued down so it will need to be pried up with a flat head screw driver. Unhook the 1545 power button board cable by lifting the latch on the motherboard connector.

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2 Responses to Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) Power Button Board Removal and Installation

  1. Bonnie Marie Burton

    What can I do if the latch on the motherboard broke?
    sleeplessnyte@yahoo.com

    • nmorgan

      Sometimes you can buy a “bad” motherboard off of ebay and transfer the latch. Otherwise you would have to replace the motherboard.

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