Dell Inspiron 1525 / 1526 LCD Web Camera & Camera Cable Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the LCD Web Camera on your Dell Inspiron 1525 / 1526 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 16 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1525 / 1526 LCD Web Camera.

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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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1525 / 1526 LCD Web Camera

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Remove the battery.
Unscrew the 8 screws holding the Access Door Cover.

Step 2

  • Access Door
  • Unscrew the 8 screws holding the Access Door Cover.
  • Remove the cover, starting from right to left.
Unscrew the 8 screws holding the Access Door Cover. Remove the cover, starting from right to left.
Unhook the antenna wires.

Step 3

  • WLAN Wireless Card
  • Unhook the antenna wires.
  • Remove the bottom display screws.
Unhook the antenna wires.Remove the bottom display screws.
Remove two 2mm x 3mm screws that hold the 1525/1526 center control power button cover to the base of the computer.

Step 4

  • Power Button Cover
  • Remove two 2mm x 3mm screws that hold the 1525/1526 center control power button cover to the base of the computer.
Lift and unsnap the 1525/1526 center control power button cover using a small flat head screw driver or a plastic scribe from the backside of the computer, from right to left. (Be very careful removing it because the plastic can be fragile. (Use caution lifting the power button cover off of the laptop, a cable is attached beneath it that can break easily.)

Step 5

  • Turn the computer over (as if you were typing on it), and fully open the display (approximately 180 degrees, or as far as possible).
  • Lift and unsnap the 1525/1526 center control power button cover using a small flat head screw driver or a plastic scribe from the backside of the computer, from right to left. (Be very careful removing it because the plastic can be fragile. (Use caution lifting the power button cover off of the laptop, a cable is attached beneath it that can break easily.)
Disconnect the media control cable under the power button cover and lift off the power button cover.

Step 6

  • Disconnect the media control cable under the power button cover and lift off the power button cover.
Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mmscrews above the keyboard and gently lift up the keyboard to reveal the ribbon cable. Be careful lifting the keyboard because it is very easy to cause damage to the ribbon cable or the motherboard connector. (If the motherboard connector breaks, it is very hard to find replacements for them without replacing the entire motherboard.)

Step 7

  • Keyboard Removal
  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mmscrews above the keyboard and gently lift up the keyboard to reveal the ribbon cable. Be careful lifting the keyboard because it is very easy to cause damage to the ribbon cable or the motherboard connector. (If the motherboard connector breaks, it is very hard to find replacements for them without replacing the entire motherboard.)
Lift the keyboard cable connector latch and remove the keyboard ribbon cable and keyboard.

Step 8

  • Lift the keyboard cable connector latch and remove the keyboard ribbon cable and keyboard.
Unplug the display cable from the motherboard.

Step 9

  • LCD Display Assembly
  • Unplug the display cable from the motherboard.
  • Unplug the camera cable from the motherboard.
Unplug the display cable from the motherboard. Unplug the camera cable from the motherboard.
Slide antenna wires out of the motherboard and loosen them from the top of the laptop.

Step 10

  • Slide antenna wires out of the motherboard and loosen them from the top of the laptop.
Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 3mm – 10 mm wafer hinge screws from the right display hinge.

Step 11

  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 3mm – 10 mm wafer hinge screws from the left display hinge.
  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 3mm – 10 mm wafer hinge screws from the right display hinge.
Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 3mm – 10 mm wafer hinge screws from the right display hinge.Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 3mm – 10 mm wafer hinge screws from the left display hinge.
Lift the 1525/1526 LCD display assembly up away from the base.

Step 12

  • Lift the 1525/1526 LCD display assembly up away from the base.
Loosen the retaining screw in the corner of the display and remove the (5) 2.5mm x 4.5mm x 1.5mm display bezel screws.

Step 13

  • Remove the 6 rubber screw hole covers.
  • Loosen the retaining screw in the corner of the display and remove the (5) 2.5mm x 4.5mm x 1.5mm display bezel screws.
Loosen the retaining screw in the corner of the display and remove the (5) 2.5mm x 4.5mm x 1.5mm display bezel screws. Remove the 6 rubber screw hole covers.
Unsnap the display bezel running you fingers under the edge of the bezel while lifting up. Do this carefully so the bezel doesn’t break and your fingers don’t get cut by sharp metal under the bezel.

Step 14

  • Unsnap the display bezel running you fingers under the edge of the bezel while lifting up. Do this carefully so the bezel doesn’t break and your fingers don’t get cut by sharp metal under the bezel.
Remove the LCD screen from the back assembly.

Step 15

  • Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws that attach the LCD mounting rails to the hinges.
  • Remove the LCD screen from the back assembly.
Remove the LCD screen from the back assembly. Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws that attach the LCD mounting rails to the hinges.
Remove the camera and the cable.

Step 16

  • Lift back the silver tape that holds the camera cable to the back assembly.
  • Remove the camera and the cable.
Remove the camera and the cable. Lift back the silver tape that holds the camera cable to the back assembly.
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