Dell Latitude E5540 (P44G001) Express Card Cage Removal & Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Express Card Cage on your Latitude E5540 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 14 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Latitude E5540 Express Card Cage.

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 E5540 Express Card Cage

Slide locking tabs to release and remove Battery.

Step 1

  • Slide locking tabs to release and remove Battery.
Slide locking tabs to release and remove Battery.Slide locking tabs to release and remove Battery.Slide locking tabs to release and remove Battery.
Unscrew and remove Bottom Base (4 x

Step 2

Unscrew and remove Bottom Base (4 x Unscrew and remove Bottom Base (4 x Unscrew and remove Bottom Base (4 x Unscrew and remove Bottom Base (4 x
Remove keyboard trim screw (1 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 3

  • Remove keyboard trim screw (1 x M2.5 x 5mm).
  • Use fingers to pry apart and remove Keyboard Trim.
Remove keyboard trim screw (1 x M2.5 x 5mm).Use fingers to pry apart and remove Keyboard Trim.Remove keyboard trim screw (1 x M2.5 x 5mm).
Remove keyboard screws (2 x M2.5 x 7mm) (4 x

Step 4

Remove keyboard screws (2 x M2.5 x 7mm) (4 x Turn over and disconnect Keyboard.Remove keyboard screws (2 x M2.5 x 7mm) (4 x
Unscrew and disconnect Power Button Board (1 x

Step 5

Unscrew and disconnect Power Button Board (1 x Unscrew and disconnect Power Button Board (1 x Unscrew and disconnect Power Button Board (1 x
Unscrew and turn over Volume Button Board (1 x

Step 6

Unscrew and turn over Volume Button Board (1 x Disconnect Volume Button Board.Unscrew and turn over Volume Button Board (1 x Unscrew and turn over Volume Button Board (1 x
Separate clips and remove Memory.

Step 7

  • Separate clips and remove Memory.
Separate clips and remove Memory.Separate clips and remove Memory.
Unscrew and slide out DVD Drive (1 x

Step 8

Unscrew and slide out DVD Drive (1 x Unscrew and slide out DVD Drive (1 x Unscrew and slide out DVD Drive (1 x
Unscrew and slide out Hard Drive (4 x

Step 9

Unscrew and slide out Hard Drive (4 x Unscrew and slide out Hard Drive (4 x Unscrew and slide out Hard Drive (4 x
Unscrew and remove Hard Drive Cage (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 10

  • Unscrew and remove Hard Drive Cage (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).
Unscrew and remove Hard Drive Cage (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).Unscrew and remove Hard Drive Cage (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).
Unscrew and remove Hinge Covers (2 x M2 x 3mm) (2 x

Step 11

Unscrew and remove Hinge Covers (2 x M2 x 3mm) (2 x Unscrew and remove Hinge Covers (2 x M2 x 3mm) (2 x Unscrew and remove Hinge Covers (2 x M2 x 3mm) (2 x
Unscrew Palmrest (3 x M2.5 x 5mm) (13 x

Step 12

Unscrew Palmrest (3 x M2.5 x 5mm) (13 x Unscrew Palmrest (3 x M2.5 x 5mm) (13 x Unscrew Palmrest (3 x M2.5 x 5mm) (13 x
Disconnect and remove Palmrest.

Step 13

Disconnect and remove Palmrest.Disconnect and remove Palmrest.Disconnect and remove Palmrest.
Unscrew and remove Express Card Cage (4 x M2 x 3mm).

Step 14

  • Unscrew and remove Express Card Cage (4 x M2 x 3mm).
Unscrew and remove Express Card Cage (4 x M2 x 3mm).Unscrew and remove Express Card Cage (4 x M2 x 3mm).

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Latitude E5540 Express Card Cage

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