Dell Latitude 3540 Bottom Base Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Bottom Base on your Latitude 3540 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 15 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Latitude 3540 Bottom Base.

Before you begin

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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
Latitude 3540 Bottom Base

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

Step 2

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.
Remove the access door.

Step 3

  • Loosen screws (cannot be removed).
  • Remove the access door.
Remove the access door.Loosen the screws.Loosen the screws.
Using the tab, slide the hard drive to the left.

Step 4

  • Remove the hard drive screws.(2 x M3 x 3mm)
  • Using the tab, slide the hard drive to the left.
  • Lift the hard drive out of the laptop.
Using the tab, slide the hard drive to the left.Lift the hard drive out of the laptop.Remove the hard drive screws.
Remove the bottom base screws.

Step 5

Press the keyboard locking tabs in to loosen the keyboard.

Step 6

  • Turn the laptop over.
  • Press the keyboard locking tabs in to loosen the keyboard.
  • Carefully lift and turn over the keyboard.
Press the keyboard locking tabs in to loosen the keyboard.Carefully lift and turn over the keyboard.
Remove the keyboard.

Step 7

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard.
  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
Remove the keyboard.Unplug the antenna cables.Remove the screw.Unplug the keyboard cable.
Unplug the palmrest cables.

Step 8

  • Remove the wireless card.
  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
  • Loosen the power button cable.
Unplug the palmrest cables.Loosen the power button cable.Remove the wireless card.Remove the wireless card.
Remove the palmrest screws.(4 x M2.5 x 5mm)(2 x

Step 9

  • Remove the palmrest screws.(4 x M2.5 x 5mm)(2 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Remove the screw under the power button cable.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Unsnap & remove the palmrest.
Remove the palmrest screws.(4 x M2.5 x 5mm)(2 x Remove the screw under the power button cable.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)Unsnap & remove the palmrest.Remove the palmrest screws.(4 x M2.5 x 5mm)(2 x
Loosen the antenna cables.

Step 10

  • Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.
  • Loosen the antenna cables.
  • Unplug & loosen the DC jack cable.
Loosen the antenna cables.Unplug & loosen the DC jack cable.Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.
Remove the right hinge screws.

Step 11

  • Remove the left hinge screws.(2 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Remove the right hinge screws.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Remove the LCD display.
Remove the right hinge screws.Remove the LCD display.Remove the left hinge screws.
Remove the DC jack.

Step 12

  • Remove the DC jack.
Remove the DC jack.Remove the DC jack.
Remove the screw.

Step 13

  • Unplug and loosen the cable.
  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Remove the circuit board.
Remove the screw.Remove the circuit board.Unplug and loosen the cable.
Remove the motherboard screw.

Step 14

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Remove the motherboard screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Remove the motherboard.
Remove the motherboard screw.Remove the motherboard.Unplug the speaker cable.
The remaining piece is the bottom base.

Step 15

  • Remove the speakers.
  • The remaining piece is the bottom base.
The remaining piece is the bottom base.Remove the speakers.Remove the speakers.

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Latitude 3540 Bottom Base

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