How To Disassemble a Laptop

Tutorial 5 - Removing the top cover (under keyboard)



How to disassemble a laptop? The series of video tutorials coming from 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.

Materials Needed

Things to do

  1. Remove the 5 M2 5x5 screws found under the keyboard that was removed
  2. Remove the 4 M 2x3 screws found on the rear side - 2 by CD-ROM entrance, 2 by battery slot
  3. Remove the remaining "normal" screws on the rear side
  4. Place these screws on "storage" areas accordingly
  5. Turn around laptop and open main leaf again.
  6. 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.

Putting Back

  1. Take cover and input pins facing the screen in first. Press down for pins to click locked.
  2. Put Back the 5 M2 5x5 screws found under the area where keyboard was removed
  3. Close main leaf and turn over the laptopl. Screw back the 4 M 2x3 screws
  4. Put backk all other "normal" screws