Dell Inspiron 15R N5010 M501R M5010 Keyboard Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Keyboard on your Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010, M501R, M5010) 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 15R (N5010, M501R, M5010) Keyboard.

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 (optional)

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010, M501R, M5010) Keyboard

Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
  • Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop.
Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop. Slide the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
Remove the door from the base.

Step 2

  • Loosen the door screw.
  • Remove the door from the base.
Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm screw.

Step 3

  • Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm screw.
Dell has given notice that some of the models will not use keyboard screws, some will have only 1, and some will have 2. The other optional screw location is above the name plate on the bottom of the laptop.

Step 4

  • Dell has given notice that some of the models will not use keyboard screws, some will have only 1, and some will have 2. The other optional screw location is above the name plate on the bottom of the laptop.
Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, press in the 4 latches that allow the keyboard to lift up.

Step 5

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, press in the 4 latches that allow the keyboard to lift up.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 6

  • Carefully lift up the keyboard and turn it over.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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  • Rafael

    Hello, I have a question, the step number 4 (Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm screw.) My laptop is the model Dell Inspiron M501R and this screw is not there. I can´t remove the keyboard then. Please help me. Thanks.