Tutorial 5 - Removing the top cover (under keyboard)
How to disassemble a laptop? The series of video tutorials coming from codeandwine.com flows unto the removal of the top cover.
In this video tutorial Koza continues by removing the top cover which is under the keyboard of the Dell Inspiron N4110 also known as the Dell 14R. Step by step explanations are given then shown. How to put this cover back is not shown but basically it's the procedure, reversed. For the written content of what was basically done in the removal of this cover, view information below.
Philips Number 1 Screw Driver
Hard, flat edged tool - preferable NOT a flat screw driver
Clean Paint Brush - If you plan to clean your pieces along the way
Enough table area to set computer parts easily
Area to put screws
Things to do
Remove the 5 M2 5x5 screws found under the keyboard that was removed
Remove the 4 M 2x3 screws found on the rear side - 2 by CD-ROM entrance, 2 by battery slot
Remove the remaining "normal" screws on the rear side
Place these screws on "storage" areas accordingly
Turn around laptop and open main leaf again.
Using Hard flat edged tool (Koza used a paint spatula), input through the right side. Upon popping, leave tool inserted
and place fingers in to pop the rest of the cover as shown in video.
Take cover and input pins facing the screen in first. Press down for pins to click locked.
Put Back the 5 M2 5x5 screws found under the area where keyboard was removed
Close main leaf and turn over the laptopl. Screw back the 4 M 2x3 screws