Dell Precision M6600 Bottom Base Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Bottom Base on your Precision M6600 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 31 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Precision M6600 Bottom Base.

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
Precision M6600 Bottom Base

Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.
  • Lift the Battery out of the laptop.
Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.Lift the Battery out of the laptop.Slide the latch over to unlock the battery.
Press the card in to eject it.

Step 2

  • Press the card in to eject it.
  • Remove the SD card.
Press the card in to eject it.Remove the SD card.Press the card in to eject it.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 3

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Slide the Access Door up and lift it off of the laptop.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

Step 4

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.Slide the Optical Drive out of the laptop.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.
Remove the 4 - M3 x 5mm primary hard drive screws.

Step 5

  • Remove the 4 - M3 x 5mm primary hard drive screws.
  • Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm primary hard drive latch screw.
  • Slide the latch down to eject the primary Hard Drive.
Remove the 4 - M3 x 5mm primary hard drive screws.Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm primary hard drive latch screw.Slide the latch down to eject the primary Hard Drive.Remove the 4 - M3 x 5mm primary hard drive screws.
Remove the 3 - M3 x 3mm secondary hard drive screws.

Step 6

  • Remove the 3 - M3 x 3mm secondary hard drive screws.
  • Slide the secondary Hard Drive down & lift it out of the laptop.
Remove the 3 - M3 x 3mm secondary hard drive screws.Slide the secondary Hard Drive down & lift it out of the laptop.Remove the 3 - M3 x 3mm secondary hard drive screws.
Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.

Step 7

Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Remove the mSATA SSD hard drive.Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.
Unplug the antenna cables.

Step 8

Unplug the antenna cables.Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Remove the Wireless Card.Unplug the antenna cables.
Unplug the antenna cables.

Step 9

Unplug the antenna cables.Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Remove the Wireless Card.Unplug the antenna cables.
Unplug & remove the CMOS battery.

Step 10

  • Unplug & remove the CMOS battery.
Unplug & remove the CMOS battery.Unplug & remove the CMOS battery.Unplug & remove the CMOS battery.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 11

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Unplug the CPU fan cable.Remove the CPU Cooling Fan.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Remove the 10 - M2.5 x 5mm and the 4 -

Step 12

Remove the 10 - M2.5 x 5mm and the 4 - Remove the 10 - M2.5 x 5mm and the 4 -
Turn the laptop over & open it up.

Step 13

  • Turn the laptop over & open it up.
  • Carefully unsnap the Keyboard Bezel starting at the top of the keyboard.
Turn the laptop over & open it up.Carefully unsnap the Keyboard Bezel starting at the top of the keyboard.Turn the laptop over & open it up.
Remove the 5 - M2 x 3mm keyboard screws.

Step 14

  • Remove the 5 - M2 x 3mm keyboard screws.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.
Remove the 5 - M2 x 3mm keyboard screws.Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 15

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the Keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard cable.Remove the Keyboard.
Loosen the 3 captive screws.(These will not be fully removed.)

Step 16

  • Loosen the 3 captive screws.(These will not be fully removed.)
  • Remove the 11 - M2 x 3mm palmrest screws.
Loosen the 3 captive screws.(These will not be fully removed.)Remove the 11 - M2 x 3mm palmrest screws.
Unplug the speaker & volume control cable.

Step 17

  • Unplug the speaker & volume control cable.
  • Unplug the touchpad cable.
Unplug the speaker & volume control cable.Unplug the touchpad cable.
Unplug the bluetooth cable.

Step 18

  • Unplug the bluetooth cable.
  • Unplug the power button cable.
Unplug the bluetooth cable.Unplug the power button cable.
Remove the Palmrest Touchpad.

Step 19

Remove the Palmrest Touchpad.Remove the Palmrest Touchpad.
Loosen the screws.

Step 20

  • Loosen the screws.
  • Unplug & loosen the display cables.
  • Loosen the heatsink screws.
  • Remove the Heatsink.
Loosen the screws.Unplug & loosen the display cables.Loosen the heatsink screws.Remove the Heatsink.
Pull the antenna cables through the motherboard.

Step 21

  • Pull the antenna cables through the motherboard.
  • Unplug the fan cable.
Pull the antenna cables through the motherboard.Unplug the fan cable.
Loosen the screws.

Step 22

Loosen the screws.Remove the Heatsink / Fan.Loosen the screws.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 23

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Remove the Graphics Card.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Unplug the cable.

Step 24

Unplug the cable.Remove the 3 - M2 x 3mm screws.Remove the Express Card Cage.
Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

Step 25

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.Remove the Circuit Board.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.
Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.

Step 26

  • Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.
  • Remove the bracket.
Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Remove the bracket.
Unplug the cable.

Step 27

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the DC Jack.
Unplug the cable.Remove the DC Jack.Unplug the cable.
Unplug the cable.

Step 28

Unplug the cable.Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Remove the WiFi Catcher Switch.
Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm left hinge screws.

Step 29

Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm left hinge screws.Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm right hinge screws.Remove the Display Assembly from the base.
Remove the 6 - M2.5 x 5mm motherboard screws.

Step 30

Remove the 6 - M2.5 x 5mm motherboard screws.Remove the Motherboard.Remove the 6 - M2.5 x 5mm motherboard screws.
The remaining piece is the Bottom Base.

Step 31

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Precision M6600 Bottom Base

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