Dell Inspiron 15-3543 (P40F-001) Bottom Base Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Motherboard on your Inspiron 15-3543 (P40F-001) 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 Inspiron 15-3543 (P40F-001) Motherboard.

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 plastic scribe

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

DIY Discount - Parts-People.com offers 5% off to all DO-IT-YOURSELFERS!
Use this coupon code to save 5% off these parts
DIYM514
Inspiron 15 3543 Bottom Base

Video tutorial repair manual



Installation and Removal Instructions
Inspiron 15 (3543) Motherboard

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 access door down and remove it.

Step 2

  • 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.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 3

  • 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.
Separate the clips & remove the memory.

Step 4

  • Separate the clips & remove the memory.
Separate the clips & remove the memory.Separate the clips & remove the memory.
Remove the screw.

Step 5

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Remove the wireless card.
Remove the screw.Remove the wireless card.Unplug the antenna cables.
Slide the hard drive over and remove it.

Step 6

  • 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 7

  • 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 8

  • 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 9

  • 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 10

  • Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.
Remove the DC jack.

Step 11

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the DC jack.
Remove the DC jack.Unplug the cable.
Loosen the antenna cables.

Step 12

  • Loosen the antenna cables.
Unplug the circuit board.

Step 13

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Unplug the circuit board.
Unplug the circuit board.Remove the screw.
Remove the circuit board.

Step 14

  • Remove the screws.(2 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Remove the circuit board.
Remove the circuit board.Remove the screws.Remove the screws.
Unplug & loosen the display cable.

Step 15

  • Loosen the tape.
  • Unplug & loosen the display cable.
Unplug & loosen the display cable.Loosen the tape.Loosen the tape.
Remove the screws.

Step 16

  • Unplug the cables.
  • Remove the screws.(3 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Remove the motherboard.
Remove the screws.Remove the motherboard.Unplug the cables.
Loosen & remove the speakers.

Step 17

  • Loosen & remove the circuit board.
  • Loosen & remove the speakers.
  • The remaining piece is the bottom base
Loosen & remove the speakers.The remaining piece is the bottom baseLoosen & remove the circuit board.

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

DIY Discount - Parts-People.com offers 5% off to all DO-IT-YOURSELFERS!
Use this coupon code to save 5% off these parts
DIYM514
Inspiron 15 3543 Bottom Base

Topics: Bottom Base Dell Inspiron Repair Manuals Dell Laptop Repair Dell Repair Manuals Inspiron 15 (3543)

Join the conversation!