Dell Inspiron 15R (5520 / 7520) Power Button Circuit Board Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Power Button Circuit Board on your Dell Inspiron 15R (5520 / 7520) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 9 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 15R (5520 / 7520) Power Button Circuit Board.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components. Dell repair manual service precautions

Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screw driver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

Video tutorial repair manual

Installation and Removal Instructions Dell Inspiron 15R (5520 / 7520) Power Button Circuit Board

Slide the latches over and lift the battery out.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over and lift the battery out.
Loosen the screws and remove the access door (cannot be removed).

Step 2

  • Loosen the screws and remove the access door (cannot be removed).
Remove the optical drive screw (1 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 3

  • Remove the optical drive screw (1 x M2.5 x 5mm).
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Remove the optical drive screw (1 x M2.5 x 5mm).Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Remove the hard drive screws (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 4

  • Remove the hard drive screws (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).
  • Using the tab, slide the hard drive out of the laptop.
Remove the hard drive screws (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).Using the tab, slide the hard drive out of the laptop.
Remove screws under battery (4 x M2x2.5mm).

Step 5

  • Remove screws under battery (4 x M2x2.5mm).
  • Remove the screws on bottom base (5 x M2.5x6mm).
  • Remove the screws under the DVD optical drive (2 x M2 x 3mm).
Remove screws under battery (4 x M2x2.5mm).Remove the screws on bottom base (5 x M2.5x6mm).Remove the screws under the DVD optical drive (2 x M2 x 3mm).
Turn the laptop over and open it up.

Step 6

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a small flathead screwdriver, press in the 4 keyboard latches and lift the keyboard up.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
Turn the laptop over and open it up.Using a small flathead screwdriver, press in the 4 keyboard latches and lift the keyboard up.
Remove the top palmrest screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 7

  • Remove the top palmrest screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).
  • Unplug the 3 palmrest cables.
Remove the top palmrest screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).Unplug the 3 palmrest cables.
Using a scribe or a flathead screwdriver, separate the palmrest from the laptop base.

Step 8

  • Using a scribe or a flathead screwdriver, separate the palmrest from the laptop base.
  • Unplug the cable under the palmrest.
Using a scribe or a flathead screwdriver, separate the palmrest from the laptop base.Unplug the cable under the palmrest.
Turn the palmrest over.

Step 9

  • Turn the palmrest over.
  • Remove the screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).
  • Remove the power button circuit board.

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Inspiron 15R 7520 Power Button Circuit Board

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  • Laura

    Thank you so much for these instructions, I just replaced the power button in my dell laptop and without I probably would have removed or done something wrong.