Dell Inspiron 17 (3721) Palmrest Touchpad Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Palmrest Touchpad on your Inspiron 17 (3721) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 8 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 17 (3721) Palmrest Touchpad.

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 (3721) Palmrest Touchpad

Slide the latches over.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over.
  • Remove the Battery from the laptop.
Slide the latches over.Remove the Battery from the laptop.Slide the latches over.
Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm optical drive screw.

Step 2

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm optical drive screw.Slide the DVD Optical Drive out of the laptop.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm optical drive screw.
Loosen the screws.

Step 3

Loosen the screws.Remove the Access Door.Loosen the screws.
Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 4

Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Slide the Hard Drive to the left and remove it from the laptop.
Remove the 9 - M2.5 x 5mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.

Step 5

  • Remove the 9 - M2.5 x 5mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.
  • Remove the 2 - M2 x 2mm Wafer screws under the optical drive.
  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
Remove the 9 - M2.5 x 5mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.Remove the 2 - M2 x 2mm Wafer screws under the optical drive.
Using a small flat heat screwdriver or a plastic scribe, pry the keyboard from the tabs on the palmrest.

Step 6

  • Using a small flat heat screwdriver or a plastic scribe, pry the keyboard from the tabs on the palmrest.
Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palmrest.

Step 7

  • Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palmrest.
  • Unplug the cable and remove the Keyboard.
Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palmrest.Unplug the cable and remove the Keyboard.Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palmrest.
Unplug the palmrest cables.

Step 8

Unplug the palmrest cables.Remove the 5 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Remove the Palmrest Touchpad.Unplug the palmrest cables.

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Inspiron 17 3721 Palmrest Touchpad

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