Dell Inspiron 15-3543 (P40F-001) USB I/O Circuit Board Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the USB I/O Circuit Board on your Inspiron 15-3543 (P40F-001) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 9 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 15-3543 (P40F-001) USB I/O Circuit Board.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Inspiron 15 (3543) USB I/O Circuit Board

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Remove the battery.
Remove the battery.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 2

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.
Slide the access door down and remove it.

Step 3

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Slide the access door down and remove it.
Slide the access door down and remove it.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.
Slide the hard drive over and remove it.

Step 4

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Slide the hard drive over and remove it.
Slide the hard drive over and remove it.Remove the screw.
Turn the laptop over and open it up.

Step 5

  • Remove the bottom base screws.(10 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
Using a small flat head screwdriver, press in the keyboard latches and carefully remove and turn over the keyboard.

Step 6

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a small flat head screwdriver, press in the keyboard latches and carefully remove and turn over the keyboard.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard.
Using a small flat head screwdriver, press in the keyboard latches and carefully remove and turn over the keyboard.Unplug the keyboard cable.Remove the keyboard.
Remove the screws.

Step 7

  • Unplug the palmrest touchpad cables.
  • Remove the screws.(3 x M2.5 x 5mm)
Remove the screws.Unplug the palmrest touchpad cables.
Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.

Step 8

  • Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.
Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.
Unplug the cable.

Step 9

  • Loosen the circuit board and turn it over.
  • Unplug the cable.
Unplug the cable.Loosen the circuit board and turn it over.Loosen the circuit board and turn it over.

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