Dell Vostro 2421 (P37G001) Motherboard Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Motherboard on your Vostro 2421 (P37G001) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 19 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Vostro 2421 (P37G001) Motherboard.

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
Vostro 2421 (P37G001) Motherboard

Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Remove the Battery.

Step 2

Remove the Battery.Remove the Battery.
Remove the optical drive screw.

Step 3

  • Remove the optical drive screw.
  • Slide the optical drive out.
Remove the optical drive screw.Slide the optical drive out.
Remove the DVD Optical Drive.

Step 4

Remove the DVD Optical Drive.Remove the DVD Optical Drive.
Remove the screw.

Step 5

Remove the screw.Remove the Access Door.Remove the screw.
Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.

Step 6

Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.
Unplug the antenna cables.

Step 7

  • Unplug the antenna cables.
  • Remove the screw.
Unplug the antenna cables.Remove the screw.
Remove the Wireless WLAN Card.

Step 8

Remove the Wireless WLAN Card.Remove the Wireless WLAN Card.
Remove the screw.

Step 9

  • Remove the screw.
  • Using the tab, slide the hard drive to the left.
  • Remove the Hard Drive.
Remove the screw.Using the tab, slide the hard drive to the left.Remove the Hard Drive.
Remove the bottom keyboard screws.

Step 10

  • Remove the bottom keyboard screws.
  • Remove the bottom palmrest screws.
  • Turn the laptop over & open it up.
Remove the bottom keyboard screws.Remove the bottom palmrest screws.
Press the keyboard tabs in to loosen the keyboard.

Step 11

  • Press the keyboard tabs in to loosen the keyboard.
Press the keyboard tabs in to loosen the keyboard.Press the keyboard tabs in to loosen the keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 12

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the Keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard cable.Remove the Keyboard.
Unplug the palmrest cables.

Step 13

  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
  • Remove the palmrest screws.
Unplug the palmrest cables.Remove the palmrest screws.
Carefully unsnap and remove the Palmrest Touchpad.

Step 14

Carefully unsnap and remove the Palmrest Touchpad.Carefully unsnap and remove the Palmrest Touchpad.
Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.

Step 15

  • Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.
Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.Unplug & loosen the LCD cable.
Unplug & loosen the DC Jack.

Step 16

Unplug & loosen the DC Jack.Unplug & loosen the DC Jack.
Unplug the USB cable.

Step 17

  • Unplug the USB cable.
  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Remove the motherboard screw.
  • Remove the Motherboard.
Unplug the USB cable.Unplug the speaker cable.Remove the motherboard screw.Remove the Motherboard.
Turn the motherboard over.

Step 18

  • Turn the motherboard over.
  • Unplug the fan cable.
  • Loosen the heatsink screws.
  • Remove the Heatsink.
Turn the motherboard over.Unplug the fan cable.Loosen the heatsink screws.
The remaining piece is the Motherboard.

Step 19

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