Dell Inspiron 1520 (PP22L) WiFi Catcher Switch Removal & Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the WiFi Catcher Switch on your Inspiron 1520 (PP22L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 14 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 1520 (PP22L) WiFi Catcher Switch.

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 1520 WiFi Catcher Switch

Slide the battery latches over to unlock the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the battery latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Slide the Battery out of the laptop.
Slide the battery latches over to unlock the battery.Slide the Battery out of the laptop.Slide the battery latches over to unlock the battery.
Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

Step 2

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 3mm screws.

Step 3

Remove the 4 - M3 x 3mm screws.Slide the Hard Drive out of the laptop.
Loosen the screws.

Step 4

Loosen the screws.Remove the Wireless Card Door.Loosen the screws.
Unplug the WLAN antenna cables.

Step 5

  • Unplug the WLAN antenna cables.
  • Unplug the WWAN antenna cables.
Unplug the WLAN antenna cables.Unplug the WWAN antenna cables.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 8mm bottom hinge screws.

Step 6

Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 8mm bottom hinge screws.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 8mm back hinge screws.Remove the 11 - M2.5 x 8mm bottom base screws.
Carefully pry up & unsnap the Power Button Cover, starting on the right and working your way left.

Step 7

  • Carefully pry up & unsnap the Power Button Cover, starting on the right and working your way left.
Carefully pry up & unsnap the Power Button Cover, starting on the right and working your way left.Carefully pry up & unsnap the Power Button Cover, starting on the right and working your way left.Carefully pry up & unsnap the Power Button Cover, starting on the right and working your way left.
Loosen the LCD cable screw.

Step 8

  • Loosen the LCD cable screw.
  • Unplug & loosen the cables.
Loosen the LCD cable screw.Unplug & loosen the cables.
Remove the LCD Display.

Step 9

Remove the LCD Display.Remove the LCD Display.
Unplug & remove the Bluetooth Card.

Step 10

Unplug & remove the Bluetooth Card.Unplug & remove the Bluetooth Card.Unplug & remove the Bluetooth Card.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm keyboard screws.

Step 11

  • Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm keyboard screws.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard to reveal the cable.
  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the Keyboard.
Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm keyboard screws.Carefully lift the keyboard to reveal the cable.Unplug the cable.Remove the Keyboard.
Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm palmrest screws.

Step 12

  • Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm palmrest screws.
  • Unplug the palmrest cable.
  • Remove the Palmrest.
Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm palmrest screws.Unplug the palmrest cable.Remove the Palmrest.
Loosen the screws.

Step 13

  • Loosen the screws.
  • Remove & clean the Heatsink.
Loosen the screws.Remove & clean the Heatsink.Loosen the screws.
Unplug the cable.

Step 14

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

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