Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Hard Drive Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Hard Drive on your Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 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 Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Hard Drive.

Before you begin

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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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Inspiron N5030 Hard Drive

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Hard Drive

Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
  • Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop.
Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop. Slide the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.

Step 2

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
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Step 3

  • Remove the 12 base screws.
Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, press in the 3 latches that allow the keyboard to lift up.

Step 4

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, press in the 3 latches that allow the keyboard to lift up.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 5

  • Carefully lift up the keyboard and slide it forward.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
Carefully unsnap the palmrest from the laptop base.

Step 6

  • Unplug the 3 palmrest cables.
  • Carefully unsnap the palmrest from the laptop base.
Remove the hard drive by sliding it to the right.

Step 7

  • Remove the hard drive by sliding it to the right.
Inspiron N5030 Hard Drive

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  • stephencireland

    How do I know if my hard drive is the problem?

    • JR_atHome

      You should see it in the CMOS, set up from dos will tell you if your Hard drive is there or not. That would be your first step. Next look at the problems your having or not. If its not working to begin with it maybe another issue. Next if the cpu does see it and you still have problems look at it this way, its a door stop at best, reformat the drive and start from the begging.

  • JR_atHome

    Mine is stuck can’t find any thing holding it ie screws or hidden tabs. Will not slide to the right and disengage from hard board.

  • Stella O’Connell Etnier

    I am having problems reattaching my keyboard. Does the tab just lay there or does it slide into a slot?