Dell Inspiron 14R-N4010 (P11G-001) Hard Drive & Caddy Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Hard Drive & Caddy on your Inspiron 14R-N4010 (P11G-001) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 17 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 14R-N4010 (P11G-001) Hard Drive & Caddy.

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 screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Video tutorial repair manual



Installation and Removal Instructions
Inspiron 14R (N4010) Hard Drive & Caddy

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Remove the battery.
Remove the battery.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 2

  • Remove the screw.
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Remove the screw.
Remove the access door.

Step 3

  • Loosen the screw.
  • Remove the access door.
Remove the access door.Loosen the screw.
Remove the middle hinge cover screws.

Step 4

  • Remove the screws under the battery.
  • Remove the middle hinge cover screws.
  • Remove the screws under the optical drive.
Remove the middle hinge cover screws.Remove the screws under the optical drive.
Remove the palmrest screws.

Step 5

  • Remove the bottom keyboard screws.
  • Remove the palmrest screws.
  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
Remove the palmrest screws.Turn the laptop over and open it up.
Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.

Step 6

  • Press the keyboard latches in.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.
  • Unplug the cable and remove the keyboard.
Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.Unplug the cable and remove the keyboard.Press the keyboard latches in.
Unplug the palmrest cables.

Step 7

  • Remove the tape over the palmrest cables.
  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
  • Remove the palmrest.
Unplug the palmrest cables.Remove the palmrest.Remove the tape over the palmrest cables.
Loosen the ground screw.

Step 8

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Loosen the ground screw.
  • Unplug the LCD cable.
Loosen the ground screw.Unplug the LCD cable.Unplug the antenna cables.
Remove the left hinge screws.

Step 9

  • Remove the right hinge screws.
  • Remove the left hinge screws.
  • Remove the LCD display assembly.
Remove the left hinge screws.Remove the LCD display assembly.
Carefully unsnap the middle hinge cover.

Step 10

  • Carefully unsnap the middle hinge cover.
Remove the screws.

Step 11

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove the circuit board.
Remove the screws.Remove the circuit board.Unplug the cable.
Remove the screws.

Step 12

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove the fan.
Remove the screws.Remove the fan.Unplug the cable.
Remove the bluetooth card.

Step 13

  • Remove the screw.
  • Remove the bluetooth card.
Remove the bluetooth card.Remove the screw.
Unplug the DC jack.

Step 14

  • Unplug the speakers.
  • Unplug the DC jack.
Unplug the DC jack. Unplug the speakers.
Remove the motherboard.

Step 15

  • Remove the motherboard screws.
  • Remove the motherboard.
Remove the motherboard.Remove the motherboard screws.
Remove the hard drive

Step 16

  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove the hard drive
Remove the hard driveRemove the screws.
Remove the hard drive caddy.

Step 17

  • Remove the hard drive caddy screws.
  • Remove the hard drive caddy.
Remove the hard drive caddy.Remove the hard drive caddy screws.

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