Dell Latitude XT3 Bottom Base Chassis Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Bottom Base Chassis on your Latitude XT3 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 30 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Latitude XT3 Bottom Base Chassis.

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
Latitude XT3 Bottom Base Chassis

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.
  • Remove the battery.
Remove the battery.Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.
Unplug the bluetooth cable.

Step 2

  • Remove the screw.
  • Unplug the bluetooth cable.
  • Remove the bluetooth card.
Unplug the bluetooth cable.Remove the bluetooth card.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.
Slide the door down.

Step 3

  • Remove the screws.
  • Slide the door down.
  • Remove the access door.
Slide the door down.Remove the access door.Remove the screws.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.

Step 4

  • Remove the screws.
  • Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.Remove the screws.
Separate the clips & remove the memory.

Step 5

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

Step 6

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the screw.
  • Remove the wireless card.
Remove the screw.Remove the wireless card.Unplug the antenna cables.Unplug the antenna cables.
Remove the screw.

Step 7

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the screw.
  • Remove the wireless card.
Remove the screw.Remove the wireless card.Unplug the antenna cables.Unplug the antenna cables.
Remove the CMOS battery.

Step 8

  • Unplug the CMOS battery cable.
  • Remove the CMOS battery.
Remove the CMOS battery.Unplug the CMOS battery cable.Unplug the CMOS battery cable.
Unsnap the & remove the bottom cover.

Step 9

  • Remove the screws.
  • Unsnap the & remove the bottom cover.
Unsnap the & remove the bottom cover.Remove the screws.Remove the screws.
Unplug the fan cable.

Step 10

  • Remove the screws.
  • Unplug the fan cable.
  • Remove the heatsink & fan.
Unplug the fan cable.Remove the heatsink & fan.Remove the screws.Remove the screws.
Loosen the antenna cables.

Step 11

  • Unplug & loosen the DC jack cable.
  • Loosen the antenna cables.
  • Unplug & loosen the display cables.
Loosen the antenna cables.Unplug & loosen the display cables.Unplug & loosen the DC jack cable.
Remove the LCD display assembly.

Step 12

  • Remove the hinge screws.
  • Remove the LCD display assembly.
Remove the LCD display assembly.Remove the hinge screws.
Remove the bracket

Step 13

  • Remove the bracket screw.
  • Remove the bracket
Remove the bracketRemove the bracket screw.
Remove the bottom screws.

Step 14

  • Remove the bottom keyboard screws.
  • Remove the bottom screws.
  • Turn the laptop over & open it up.
Remove the bottom screws.Turn the laptop over & open it up.
Carefully unsnap & remove the keyboard bezel.

Step 15

  • Carefully unsnap & remove the keyboard bezel.
Carefully unsnap & remove the keyboard bezel.Carefully unsnap & remove the keyboard bezel.Carefully unsnap & remove the keyboard bezel.
Carefully lift the keyboard & turn it over.

Step 16

  • Remove the keyboard screws.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard & turn it over.
Carefully lift the keyboard & turn it over.Remove the keyboard screws.
Remove the keyboard.

Step 17

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard.
Remove the keyboard.Unplug the keyboard cable.
Unplug the cable.

Step 18

  • Remove the palmrest screws.
  • Unplug the cable.
Unplug the cable.Remove the palmrest screws.
Unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.

Step 19

  • Unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.
Unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.Unsnap & remove the palmrest touchpad.
Remove the modem connector.

Step 20

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the modem connector.
Remove the modem connector.Unplug the cable.
Remove the screws.

Step 21

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove the catcher switch.
Remove the screws.Remove the catcher switch.Unplug the cable.Unplug the cable.
Remove the screw.

Step 22

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the screw.
  • Remove the close sensor.
Remove the screw.Remove the close sensor.Unplug the cable.Unplug the cable.
Loosen the left speaker screws.

Step 23

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Loosen the left speaker screws.
  • Loosen the left speaker.
Loosen the left speaker screws.Loosen the left speaker.Unplug the speaker cable.
Loosen the right speaker.

Step 24

  • Loosen the right speaker screws.
  • Loosen the right speaker.
  • Remove the speakers.
Loosen the right speaker.Remove the speakers.Loosen the right speaker screws.
Remove the screws.

Step 25

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove the express card reader.
Remove the screws.Remove the express card reader.Unplug the cable.Unplug the cable.
Remove the smart card reader. ***It may be glued to the base***

Step 26

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the smart card reader. ***It may be glued to the base***
Remove the smart card reader. ***It may be glued to the base***Unplug the cable.
Unplug the bluetooth cable.

Step 27

  • Unplug the bluetooth cable.
Remove the motherboard.

Step 28

  • Remove the motherboard screws.
  • Remove the motherboard.
Remove the motherboard.Remove the motherboard screws.Remove the motherboard screws.
Remove the DC jack.

Step 29

  • Remove the DC jack.
Remove the DC jack.Remove the DC jack.
The remaining piece is the bottom base chassis.

Step 30

  • The remaining piece is the bottom base chassis.

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Latitude XT3 Bottom Base Chassis

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