Dell XPS 15z L511z Touchpad Palmrest Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Touchpad Palmrest on your Dell XPS 15z L511z laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 19 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell XPS 15z L511z Touchpad Palmrest.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x T5 star screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell XPS 15z L511z Touchpad Palmrest

Remove the SD card blank.

Step 1

  • Remove the SD card blank.
  • Use a scribe or a flat head screwdriver to carefully unsnap the bezel.
Remove the SD card blank.Use a scribe or a flat head screwdriver to carefully unsnap the bezel.
Remove the screws under the bezel (2 x M2 x 5mm).

Step 2

  • Remove the screws under the bezel (2 x M2 x 5mm).
  • Remove the base screws (8 x M2 x 5mm).
  • Carefully lift and unsnap the base cover from the laptop.
Remove the screws under the bezel (2 x M2 x 5mm).Remove the base screws (8 x M2 x 5mm).
Remove the battery screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 3

  • Remove the battery screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).
  • Unplug the battery.
Remove the battery screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).Unplug the battery.
Loosen the heatsink screws (cannot be removed).

Step 4

  • Loosen the heatsink screws (cannot be removed).
  • Remove the heatsink.
Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.

Step 5

  • 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.
  • **This image is used only as an example.**
Unplug the fan.

Step 6

  • Unplug the fan.
  • Remove the fan screws (2 x M2.5 x 5mm).
  • Remove the fan from the laptop.
Unplug the fan.Remove the fan screws (2 x M2.5 x 5mm).
Loosen and unplug the CMOS battery.

Step 7

  • Loosen and unplug the CMOS battery.
Remove the optical drive screws (4 x M2.5 x 3mm).

Step 8

  • Remove the optical drive screws (4 x M2.5 x 3mm).
  • Slide the optical drive to the left and out of the laptop.
Separate the memory clips and remove the memory.

Step 9

  • Separate the memory clips and remove the memory.
  • Repeat the process for the second memory stick.
Separate the memory clips and remove the memory.Repeat the process for the second memory stick.
Unplug the antenna cables.

Step 10

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the WLAN card screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).
Unplug the antenna cables.Remove the WLAN card screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).
Unplug the DC jack.

Step 11

  • Unplug the DC jack.
  • Remove the DC jack screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).
  • Remove the DC jack.
Unplug the DC jack.Remove the DC jack screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).
Carefully peel back the tape that is over the keyboard cable.

Step 12

  • Carefully peel back the tape that is over the keyboard cable.
  • Unplug the LCD cable.
Carefully peel back the tape that is over the keyboard cable.Unplug the LCD cable.
Unplug the 6 motherboard cables.

Step 13

  • Unplug the 6 motherboard cables.
  • Carefully lift the motherboard away from the laptop and turn it over.
Unplug the bottom motherboard cables.

Step 14

  • Unplug the bottom motherboard cables.
Remove the keyboard back plate and keyboard screws.

Step 15

  • Remove the keyboard back plate and keyboard screws.
  • Remove the keyboard.
Remove the speaker screws.

Step 16

  • Remove the speaker screws (3 x M2 x 3mm wafer).
  • Unplug the speakers.
  • Remove the speakers.
Remove the speaker screws.Unplug the speakers.
Remove the bottom hinge screws (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 17

Remove the back hinge screws (2 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 18

  • Remove the back hinge screws (2 x M2.5 x 5mm).
  • Carefully separate the LCD display assembly and slide the cables through the palmrest.
The remaining piece is the complete touchpad palmrest assembly.

Step 19

  • The remaining piece is the complete touchpad palmrest assembly.

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