Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) Bluetooth Card Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Bluetooth Card on your Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 7 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) Bluetooth Card.

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 screw driver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) Bluetooth Card

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Remove the battery.
Power Button Cover

Step 2

  • Power Button Cover
  • Remove two 2mm x 3mm screws that hold the center control power button cover to the base of the computer.
Turn the computer over (as if you were typing on it), and fully open the display (approximately 180 degrees, or as far as possible).

Step 3

  • Turn the computer over (as if you were typing on it), and fully open the display (approximately 180 degrees, or as far as possible).
  • Lift and unsnap the center control power button cover using a small flat head screw driver or a plastic scribe from the backside of the computer, from right to left. (Be very careful removing it because the plastic can be fragile. (Use caution lifting the power button cover off of the laptop, a cable is attached beneath it that can break easily.)
Disconnect the media control cable under the power button cover and lift off the power button cover.

Step 4

  • Disconnect the media control cable under the power button cover and lift off the power button cover.
Keyboard Removal

Step 5

  • Keyboard Removal
  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mmscrews above the keyboard and gently lift up the keyboard to reveal the ribbon cable. Be careful lifting the keyboard because it is very easy to cause damage to the ribbon cable or the motherboard connector. (If the motherboard connector breaks, it is very hard to find replacements for them without replacing the entire motherboard.)
Lift the keyboard cable connector latch and remove the keyboard ribbon cable and keyboard.

Step 6

  • Lift the keyboard cable connector latch and remove the keyboard ribbon cable and keyboard.
Bluetooth Card

Step 7

  • Bluetooth Card
  • Remove the Bluetooth card by unscrewing the 2mm x 3mm retaining screw.
  • Unplug the cable.
  • Slide the cable out and unhook it from the motherboard.
Bluetooth CardRemove the Bluetooth card by unscrewing the 2mm x 3mm retaining screw. Unplug the cable.

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