Dell Inspiron 15-3542 (P40F-002) Web Camera How-To Video Tutorial


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Web Camera on your Inspiron 15-3542 (P40F-002) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 16 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Inspiron 15-3542 (P40F-002) Web Camera.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guildlines when working on static sensitive electrical componets.
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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 15-3542 (P40F-002) Web Camera

Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Remove the battery.
Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.Remove the battery.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)

Step 2

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Remove the screw.(1 x M2.5 x 5mm)
Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)

Step 3

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Slide the access door down and remove it.
Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)Slide the access door down and remove it.Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)

Step 4

  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Slide the hard drive over and remove it.
Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)Slide the hard drive over and remove it.
Unplug the antenna cables.

Step 5

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Remove the wireless card.
Unplug the antenna cables.Remove the screw.(1 x M2 x 3mm)Remove the wireless card.Unplug the antenna cables.
Remove the bottom base screws.(10 x M2.5 x 5mm)

Step 6

  • Remove the bottom base screws.(10 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
Turn the laptop over and open it up.

Step 7

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a small flat head screwdriver, press in the keyboard latches and carefully remove and turn over the keyboard.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard.
Turn the laptop over and open it up.Using a small flat head screwdriver, press in the keyboard latches and carefully remove and turn over the keyboard.Unplug the keyboard cable.
Unplug the palmrest touchpad cables.

Step 8

  • Unplug the palmrest touchpad cables.
  • Remove the screws.(3 x M2.5 x 5mm)
Unplug the palmrest touchpad cables.Remove the screws.(3 x M2.5 x 5mm)
Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.

Step 9

  • Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.
Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.Carefully unsnap and remove the palmrest.
Unplug the cable.

Step 10

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the DC jack.
Unplug the cable.Remove the DC jack.Unplug the cable.
Loosen the antenna cables.

Step 11

  • Loosen the antenna cables.
Loosen the tape.

Step 12

  • Loosen the tape.
  • Unplug & loosen the display cable.
Loosen the tape.Unplug & loosen the display cable.Loosen the tape.
Remove the left hinge screws.

Step 13

  • Remove the left hinge screws.
  • Remove the right hinge screws.(2 x M2.5 x 5mm)
  • Remove the display assembly.
Remove the left hinge screws.Remove the right hinge screws.(2 x M2.5 x 5mm)Remove the display assembly.
Unsnap and remove LCD Bezel.

Step 14

Unsnap and remove LCD Bezel.Unsnap and remove LCD Bezel.
Unscrew and turn over LCD Screen.

Step 15

Unscrew and turn over LCD Screen.Untape then unclip and remove LCD Cable.Unscrew and turn over LCD Screen.
Lift and unplug Web Camera from back.

Step 16

Lift and unplug Web Camera from back.Lift and unplug Web Camera from back.
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