Dell XPS M1530 Bottom Base Assembly Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Bottom Base Assembly on your Dell XPS M1530 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 25 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell XPS M1530 Bottom Base Assembly.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small flat head screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell XPS M1530 Bottom Base Assembly

Slide the latch to the left and slide the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the latch to the left and slide the battery out of the laptop.
Lift the door away from the laptop.

Step 2

  • Loosen the 2 communication door screws.
  • Lift the door away from the laptop.
  • Disconnect the antenna wires and pull them through the motherboard.
Lift the door away from the laptop.

Step 3

  • Loosen the 5 memory door cover screws.
  • Lift the door away from the laptop.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.

Step 4

  • Unscrew the (4) 3mm x 3mm hard drive screws.
  • Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop. Unscrew the (4) 3mm x 3mm hard drive screws.
Loosen the heat sink screws.

Step 5

  • Unplug the fan.
  • Loosen the heat sink screws.
  • Remove the heat sink from the laptop.
Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.

Step 6

  • Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.
  • Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.
  • Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.
Under the battery, remove the (3) 2mm x 2mm wafer screws.

Step 7

  • Under the battery, remove the (3) 2mm x 2mm wafer screws.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws on the bottom of the laptop.

Step 8

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws on the bottom of the laptop.
Remove the (11) 2.5mm x 5mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.

Step 9

  • Remove the (11) 2.5mm x 5mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.
Lift the power button cover starting at the back. Work your way around the edge until it unsnaps completely.

Step 10

  • Turn the laptop over and open the display.
  • Lift the power button cover starting at the back. Work your way around the edge until it unsnaps completely.
Turn the power button cover over to expose the ribbon cable and unplug it.

Step 11

  • Turn the power button cover over to expose the ribbon cable and unplug it.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.

Step 12

  • To remove the power button ribbon cable you will have to loosen the keyboard.
  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws. To remove the power button ribbon cable you will have to loosen the keyboard.
Unplug the ribbon cable.

Step 13

  • Carefully lift the keyboard up and slide it forward to reveal the ribbon cable latch.
  • Unplug the ribbon cable.
Remove the Bluetooth card from the palm rest.

Step 14

  • Unplug the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth card.
  • Remove the Bluetooth card from the palm rest.
Disconnect and loosen the display cable, camera cable, and antenna wires.

Step 15

  • Disconnect and loosen the display cable, camera cable, and antenna wires.
Lift the display away from the laptop base.

Step 16

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm Hinge screws.
  • Lift the display away from the laptop base.
Disconnect the palmrest cables.

Step 17

  • Turn the laptop over an remove the 2mm x 3mm screw on the top of the palmrest.
  • Disconnect the palmrest cables.
Disconnect the palmrest cables. Turn the laptop over an remove the 2mm x 3mm screw on the top of the palmrest.
Unplug the cable on the underside of the palmrest.

Step 18

  • Carefully lift the palmrest off of the laptop and flip it over.
  • Unplug the cable on the underside of the palmrest.
Unplug the optical drive.

Step 19

  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
  • Unplug the optical drive.
Unplug the optical drive. Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
Remove the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.

Step 20

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Remove the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.
  • Lift the speakers from the base.
Remove the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws. Lift the speakers from the base.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws. Carefully lift the motherboard up by the right side I/O board to unplug it.

Step 21

  • Remove the 2mm x 3mm screw.
  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws. Carefully lift the motherboard up by the right side I/O board to unplug it.
Carefully lift the motherboard up by the right side I/O board to unplug it.

Step 22

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
  • Carefully lift the motherboard up by the right side I/O board to unplug it.
  • Remove the motherboard from the base.
Unplug the DC jack circuit board from the motherboard.

Step 23

  • Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.
  • Unplug the DC jack circuit board from the motherboard.
Unplug the DC jack circuit board from the motherboard. Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.
Lift the circuit board out of the laptop base.

Step 24

  • Unscrew the 2mm x 3mm screw.
  • Lift the circuit board out of the laptop base.
The remaining part will be the laptop bottom base assembly.

Step 25

  • The remaining part will be the laptop bottom base assembly.

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