Dell Latitude XT3 Motherboard Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Motherboard on your Latitude XT3 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 21 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Latitude XT3 Motherboard.

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 Motherboard

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.
Slide the door down.

Step 2

  • 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 3

  • 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 4

  • 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 5

  • 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 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.
Unplug the CMOS battery cable.

Step 7

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

Step 8

  • 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 9

  • 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.
Lift the CPU straight up to remove the CPU.

Step 10

  • Turn the locking screws counterclockwise to unlock the CPU.
  • Lift the CPU straight up to remove the CPU.
Lift the CPU straight up to remove the CPU.Turn the locking screws counterclockwise to unlock the CPU.Turn the locking screws counterclockwise to unlock the CPU.Turn the locking screws counterclockwise to unlock the CPU.
Unplug the display cables.

Step 11

  • Unplug the DC jack cable.
  • Unplug the display cables.
Unplug the display cables.Unplug the DC jack cable.
Remove the bottom screws.

Step 12

  • 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 13

  • 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 14

  • 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 15

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

Step 16

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

Step 17

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

Step 18

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the screws.
  • Remove the catcher switch.
Remove the screws.Remove the catcher switch.Unplug the cable.Unplug the cable.
Unplug the display close cable.

Step 19

  • Unplug the modem cable.
  • Unplug the display close cable.
Unplug the display close cable.Unplug the modem cable.
Unplug the express card reader cable.

Step 20

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Unplug the express card reader cable.
  • Unplug the bluetooth cable.
  • Unplug the smart card reader cable.
Unplug the express card reader cable.Unplug the bluetooth cable.Unplug the smart card reader cable.Unplug the speaker cable.
Remove the motherboard.

Step 21

  • Remove the motherboard screws.
  • Remove the motherboard.
Remove the motherboard.Remove the motherboard screws.Remove the motherboard screws.

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Latitude XT3 Motherboard

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