Dell Inspiron 1420/Vostro 1400 (PP26L) Touchpad Palmrest Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Palmrest Touchpad on your Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 17 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) Palmrest Touchpad.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small flat head screwdriver
  • 1 x plastic scribe (optional)

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 Palmrest Touchpad

Slide the battery out.

Step 1

  • Slide the 2 battery latches towards the outside of the laptop.
  • Slide the battery out.
Lift the hard drive door away form the laptop.

Step 2

  • Loosen the 2 retaining screws.
  • Lift the hard drive door away form the laptop.
Lift the hard drive door away form the laptop.Loosen the 2 retaining screws.
Using the black tape, lift the hard drive and caddy out of the laptop.

Step 3

  • Using the black tape, lift the hard drive and caddy out of the laptop.
Lift the memory door away form the laptop.

Step 4

  • Loosen the 3 retaining screws.
  • Lift the memory door away form the laptop.
Lift the memory door away form the laptop.Loosen the 3 retaining screws.
Remove the CPU processor door.

Step 5

  • Loosen the 3 retaining screws.
  • Remove the CPU processor door.
Remove the CPU processor door.Loosen the 3 retaining screws.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm hinge screws on the back of the laptop.

Step 6

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm hinge screws on the bottom of the laptop.
  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm hinge screws on the back of the laptop.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm hinge screws on the back of the laptop. Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 8mm hinge screws on the bottom of the laptop.
Remove the (13) 2.5mm x 8mm bottom base screws.

Step 7

  • Remove the (13) 2.5mm x 8mm bottom base screws.
Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm bottom base screw.

Step 8

  • Remove the (3) 2mm x 3mm bottom base screws.
  • Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm bottom base screw.
Remove the 2.5mm x 5mm bottom base screw. Remove the (3) 2mm x 3mm bottom base screws.
Using a flat head screw driver pry up the power button cover starting on the right side and work your way to the left.

Step 9

  • Turn the laptop over an open it up.
  • Using a flat head screw driver pry up the power button cover starting on the right side and work your way to the left.
Using a flat head screw driver pry up the power button cover starting on the right side and work your way to the left. Turn the laptop over an open it up.
Carefully lift the keyboard up and position it above the power button.

Step 10

  • Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard up and position it above the power button.
Carefully pivot up the blue latch on the keyboard cable connector and slide the cable out.

Step 11

  • Carefully pivot up the blue latch on the keyboard cable connector and slide the cable out.
Remove the left and right hinge covers.

Step 12

  • Remove the left and right hinge covers.
Unplug the WWAN antenna cables

Step 13

  • Unplug the WLAN antenna cables.
  • Unplug the WWAN antenna cables
Unplug the WWAN antenna cablesUnplug the WLAN antenna cables.
Loosen the media button circuit board and remove the antenna cables from under it.

Step 14

  • Remove the 2mm x 3mm screw on the media button circuit board.
  • Loosen the media button circuit board and remove the antenna cables from under it.
Loosen the media button circuit board and remove the antenna cables from under it. Remove the 2mm x 3mm screw on the media button circuit board.
Lift the LCD display assembly away from the laptop.

Step 15

  • Unplug the LCD cable.
  • Lift the LCD display assembly away from the laptop.
Unplug the palmrest cables.

Step 16

  • Remove the (3) 2.5mm x 5mm top palmrest screws.
  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
Unplug the palmrest cables. Remove the (3) 2.5mm x 5mm top palmrest screws.
Remove the palmrest from the laptop base.

Step 17

  • Remove the palmrest from the laptop base.

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