Dell Inspiron 15 (3521 / 5521) LCD Screen Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the LCD Screen on your Dell Inspiron 15 (3521 / 5521) 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 Dell Inspiron 15 (3521 / 5521) LCD Screen.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guildlines when working on static sensitive electrical componets. Dell repair manual service precautions

Tools needed for this laptop repair

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

Video tutorial repair manual

Installation and Removal Instructions Dell Inspiron 15 (3521 / 5521) LCD Screen

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over.
  • Remove the battery.
Remove the battery.Slide the latches over.
Lift and remove the access door off of the laptop.

Step 2

  • Loosen the access door cover screws.
  • Lift and remove the access door off of the laptop.
Lift and remove the access door off of the laptop.Loosen the access door cover screws.
Remove the bottom base screws.

Step 3

  • Remove the bottom base screws.
Using a plastic scribe or flat head screwdriver, press in the keyboard latches at the top of the keyboard.

Step 4

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a plastic scribe or flat head screwdriver, press in the keyboard latches at the top of the keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 5

  • Lift the keyboard and turn it over.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
Unplug the keyboard cable.Lift the keyboard and turn it over.
Remove the palmrest screws

Step 6

  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
  • Remove the palmrest screws
Remove the palmrest screwsUnplug the palmrest cables.
Work your way around the bottom edge and side.

Step 7

  • Carefully lift and pry the right edge of the palmrest.
  • Work your way around the bottom edge and side.
Unplug and loosen the wireless antennas.

Step 8

  • Unplug and loosen the LCD cable.
  • Unplug and loosen the wireless antennas.
Unplug and loosen the wireless antennas.Unplug and loosen the LCD cable.Unplug and loosen the LCD cable.
Remove the left hinge screws.

Step 9

  • Remove the right hinge screws.
  • Remove the left hinge screws.
Remove the left hinge screws.Remove the right hinge screws.
Remove the Complete LCD Display.

Step 10

  • Remove the Complete LCD Display.
Use a screwdriver to pry the hinge covers off of the display.

Step 11

  • Use a screwdriver to pry the hinge covers off of the display.
Use a screwdriver to pry the hinge covers off of the display.Use a screwdriver to pry the hinge covers off of the display.
Remove the LCD display bezel.

Step 12

  • Unsnap the LCD bezel from the display.
  • Remove the LCD display bezel.
Remove the LCD display bezel.Unsnap the LCD bezel from the display.
Remove the top LCD screws.

Step 13

  • Remove the bottom LCD screws.
  • Remove the top LCD screws.
Remove the top LCD screws.Remove the bottom LCD screws.
Remove the LCD screen.

Step 14

  • Turn the screen over and unplug the LCD cable.
  • Remove the LCD screen.
Remove the LCD screen.Turn the screen over and unplug the LCD cable.

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  • Kay Reynolds Hanson

    Great instructions! Thank you so much!

  • Michael Pat

    Great