Dell Inspiron 15-3531 (P28F-005) Motherboard Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Motherboard on your Inspiron 15-3531 (P28F-005) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 16 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 15-3531 (P28F-005) Motherboard.

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 plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Inspiron 15 (3531) Motherboard

Lift the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Lift the battery out of the laptop.
Lift the battery out of the laptop.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Pry up the access door.

Step 2

  • Loosen the screws.
  • Pry up the access door.
Pry up the access door.Loosen the screws.Loosen the screws.
Separate the clips & remove the memory.

Step 3

  • Separate the clips & remove the memory.
Separate the clips & remove the memory.Separate the clips & remove the memory.
Slide the hard drive over.

Step 4

  • Remove the screws.
  • Slide the hard drive over.
  • Using the tab, lift the hard drive out of the laptop.
Slide the hard drive over.Using the tab, lift the hard drive out of the laptop.Remove the screws.Remove the screws.
Remove the bottom display hinge  screws.

Step 5

  • Remove the bottom palmrest screws.
  • Remove the bottom display hinge screws.
Remove the bottom display hinge  screws.Remove the bottom palmrest screws.
Press in the keyboard latches and carefully turn the keyboard over.

Step 6

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Press in the keyboard latches and carefully turn the keyboard over.
Press in the keyboard latches and carefully turn the keyboard over.Turn the laptop over and open it up.
Remove the keyboard.

Step 7

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard.
Remove the keyboard.Unplug the keyboard cable.
Remove the screw.

Step 8

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the screw.
Remove the screw.Unplug the antenna cables.
Remove the wireless card.

Step 9

  • Remove the wireless card.
Remove the wireless card.Remove the wireless card.
Remove the palmrest screws.

Step 10

  • Unplug the plamrest cables.
  • Remove the palmrest screws.
Remove the palmrest screws.Unplug the plamrest cables.
Carefully unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.

Step 11

  • Carefully unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.
Carefully unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.Carefully unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.
Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.

Step 12

  • Loosen the LCD cable tape.
  • Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.
Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.Loosen the LCD cable tape.
Remove the screw.

Step 13

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Remove the screw.
  • Unplug the DC jack.
Remove the screw.Unplug the DC jack.Unplug the speaker cable.
Remove the motherboard.

Step 14

  • Remove the motherboard.
Remove and clean the heatsink

Step 15

  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove and clean the heatsink
Remove and clean the heatsinkRemove the screws.
The remaining piece is the motherboard.

Step 16

  • The remaining piece is the motherboard.

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  • Raymond oscar

    Hello , I have the Dell p28f p28f005 the laptop won’t light up . when I press the power button the screen won’t come on. The battery also is not charging the unit either. Can any help to fix it .do I need to change the motherboard. Welcome any help.

    • The screen isn’t turning on and the battery isn’t charging? Is the laptop turning on? Can you feel or hear the hard drive spinning? There are a lot of possible reasons why the laptop might not be turning on. It could be a motherboard issue or a power button issue. It could also be a DC Jack issue that is keeping the laptop from powering. Have you tried hooking up an external monitor to make sure the screen isn’t broken? It’s really hard to say without having the laptop to diagnose.