Dell Inspiron 17 (5749) Optical Drive Connector Board Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Optical Drive Connector Board on your Inspiron 17 (5749) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 11 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 17 (5749) Optical Drive Connector Board.

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 17 (5749) Optical Drive Connector Board

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 optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 2

  • Remove the screw.
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Remove the screw.Remove the screw.
Carefully pry up the access door.

Step 3

  • Remove the screws.
  • Carefully pry up the access door.
Carefully pry up the access door.Remove the screws.Remove the screws.
Unplug the antenna cables.

Step 4

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
Slide the hard drive to the left and lift it out of the laptop.

Step 5

  • Remove the screw.
  • Slide the hard drive to the left and lift it out of the laptop.
Slide the hard drive to the left and lift it out of the laptop.Remove the screw.
Turn the laptop over and open it up.

Step 6

  • Remove the bottom screws.
  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
Press in the keyboard latches and loosen the keyboard.

Step 7

  • Press in the keyboard latches and loosen the keyboard.
Press in the keyboard latches and loosen the keyboard.Press in the keyboard latches and loosen the keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 8

  • Turn the keyboard over.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
Unplug the cables.

Step 9

  • Remove the top screws.
  • Unplug the cables.
Unplug the cables.Remove the top screws.
Carefully separate and remove the palmrest.

Step 10

  • Carefully separate and remove the palmrest.
Remove the circuit board.

Step 11

  • Remove the screw.
  • Remove the circuit board.
Remove the circuit board.Remove the screw.

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