Dell Inspiron M731R (5735) Hard Drive & Caddy Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Hard Drive & Caddy on your Inspiron M731R (5735) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 4 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron M731R (5735) Hard Drive & Caddy.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guildlines when working on static sensitive electrical componets.
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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 M731R (5735) Hard Drive & Caddy

Lift the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Lift the battery out of the laptop.
Lift the battery out of the laptop.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Remove the access door.

Step 2

  • Loosen screws (cannot be removed).
  • Remove the access door.
Remove the access door.Remove the screws.Remove the screws.
Slide the hard drive over & lift it out of the laptop.

Step 3

  • Remove the hard drive screws.(3 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Slide the hard drive over & lift it out of the laptop.
Slide the hard drive over & lift it out of the laptop.Remove the hard drive screws.
Separate the hard drive & caddy.

Step 4

  • Remove the caddy screws on both sides of the hard drive.(4 x M3 x 3mm)
  • Separate the hard drive & caddy.
Separate the hard drive & caddy.Remove the caddy screws on both sides of the hard drive.Remove the caddy screws on both sides of the hard drive.Remove the caddy screws on both sides of the hard drive.

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