Dell Inspiron N5040 / N5050 / M5040 DC Jack Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the DC Jack on your Dell Inspiron N5040 / N5050 / M5040 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 12 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron N5040 / N5050 / M5040 DC Jack.

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 Inspiron N5040 / N5050 / M5040 DC Jack

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.
Under the battery, remove the hinge cover screw.

Step 2

  • Under the battery, remove the hinge cover screw.
Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, carefully pry up the hinge cover.

Step 3

  • Carefully loosen the hinge cover clips.
  • Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, carefully pry up the hinge cover.
Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, carefully pry up the hinge cover. Carefully loosen the hinge cover clips.
Remove the 2 bottom hinge screws.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

  • Unplug the 2 palmrest cables.
  • Carefully unsnap and lift off the palmrest.
Unplug and loosen the LCD cable.

Step 9

  • Unplug and loosen the LCD cable.
Lift the screen away from the laptop base.

Step 10

  • Remove the 4 hinge screws.
  • Lift the screen away from the laptop base.
Unplug the DC jack.

Step 11

  • Remove the screw that holds the DC jack cover plate.
  • Unplug the DC jack.
Unplug the DC jack.Remove the screw that holds the DC jack cover plate.
Remove the DC jack from the base.

Step 12

  • Remove the DC jack from the base.

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