Dell Inspiron N5040 / N5050 / M5040 USB Circuit Board Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the USB Circuit Board on your Dell Inspiron N5040 / N5050 / M5040 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 N5040 / N5050 / M5040 USB Circuit Board.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components.
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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small flat head screwdriver
  • 1 x plastic scribe (optional)

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron N5040 / N5050 / M5040 USB Circuit Board

Slide the battery latch to the left and the battery out.

Step 1

  • Slide the locking latch over.
  • Slide the battery latch to the left and the battery out.
Slide the battery latch to the left and the battery out.Slide the locking latch over.
Remove the 11 bottom palmrest screws.

Step 2

  • Remove the 2 hard drive screws.
  • Remove the 11 bottom palmrest screws.
Remove the 11 bottom palmrest screws. Remove the 2 hard drive screws.
Press in the 4 keyboard clips to loosen the keyboard.

Step 3

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Press in the 4 keyboard clips to loosen the keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 4

  • Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
Loosen the 2 top palmrest screws. You will not be able to remove them completely.

Step 5

  • Loosen the 2 top palmrest screws. You will not be able to remove them completely.
Carefully unsnap and lift off the palmrest.

Step 6

  • Unplug the 2 palmrest cables.
  • Carefully unsnap and lift off the palmrest.
Carefully press the clip back and remove the USB circuit board.

Step 7

  • Unplug the USB circuit board cable.
  • Carefully press the clip back and remove the USB circuit board.
Carefully press the clip back and remove the USB circuit board. Unplug the USB circuit board cable.

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