Dell Inspiron M731R (5735) Motherboard Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Motherboard on your Inspiron M731R (5735) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 17 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron M731R (5735) 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
Inspiron M731R (5735) Motherboard

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.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 2

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 4mm)
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.
Remove the access door.

Step 3

  • 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 4

  • 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 clips and remove the memory.

Step 5

  • Separate the clips and remove the memory.
Separate the clips and remove the memory.Separate the clips and remove the memory.Separate the clips and remove the memory.
Repeat for the second memory stick.

Step 6

  • Repeat for the second memory stick.
Repeat for the second memory stick.Repeat for the second memory stick.Repeat for the second memory stick.
Remove the bottom base screws.

Step 7

Using a flat head screwdriver or plastic scribe, press in the keyboard clips to loosen the keyboard.

Step 8

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a flat head screwdriver or plastic scribe, press in the keyboard clips to loosen the keyboard.
  • Carefully lift up the keyboard and turn it over.
Using a flat head screwdriver or plastic scribe, press in the keyboard clips to loosen the keyboard.Carefully lift up the keyboard and turn it over.
Remove the keyboard.

Step 9

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard.
Remove the keyboard.Unplug the keyboard cable.Unplug the keyboard cable.
Unplug the palmrest cables.

Step 10

  • Remove the palmrest screws.(5 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
  • Remove the palmrest.
Unplug the palmrest cables.Remove the palmrest.Remove the palmrest screws.
Remove the screw.

Step 11

  • 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.
Unplug the display cable.

Step 12

  • Unplug the DC jack cable.
  • Unplug the display cable.
  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Unplug the USB circuit board cable.
Unplug the display cable.Unplug the speaker cable.Unplug the USB circuit board cable.Unplug the DC jack cable.
Lift the motherboard out of the laptop.

Step 13

  • Remove the motherboard screws.(6 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Lift the motherboard out of the laptop.
Lift the motherboard out of the laptop.Remove the motherboard screws.
Remove the screws.

Step 14

  • Turn the motherboard over.
  • Remove the screws.(2 x M2 x 4mm)
  • Remove the circuit board.
Remove the screws.Remove the circuit board.Turn the motherboard over.
Unplug the cable.

Step 15

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the fan.
Unplug the cable.Remove the fan.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.
Remove the heatsink.

Step 16

  • Remove the heatsink screws.(4 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Remove the heatsink.
  • **Cleaning the heatsink & replacing thermal compound is needed before reinstalling the heatsink.
Remove the heatsink.**Cleaning the heatsink & replacing thermal compound is needed before reinstalling the heatsink.Remove the heatsink screws.
The remaining piece is the motherboard.

Step 17

  • The remaining piece is the motherboard.

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