Dell Inspiron 11-3157 (P20T003) Palmrest Keyboard Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Palmrest Keyboard on your Inspiron 11-3157 (P20T003) 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 11-3157 (P20T003) Palmrest Keyboard.

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 11-3157 (P20T003) Palmrest Keyboard

Remove the 9 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.

Step 1

  • Remove the 9 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.
  • Carefully pry up and unsnap the bottom cover.
Remove the 9 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.Carefully pry up and unsnap the bottom cover. Remove the 9 - M2.5 x 6mm screws.
Remove the Bottom Cover.

Step 2

Remove the Bottom Cover.Remove the Bottom Cover.
Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 3mm screws.

Step 3

  • Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 3mm screws.
  • Unplug & loosen the hard drive cable.
Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 3mm screws.Unplug & loosen the hard drive cable.
Remove the Battery.

Step 4

Remove the Battery.Remove the Battery.
Unplug the cable, loosen the tape, and remove the Power & Volume Circuit Board.

Step 5

Unplug the cable, loosen the tape, and remove the Power & Volume Circuit Board.Unplug the cable, loosen the tape, and remove the Power & Volume Circuit Board.
Unplug the fan cable.

Step 6

  • Unplug the fan cable.
  • Loosen the heatsink screws.
  • Remove the Heatsink Fan. ***Clean the heatsink and reapply thermal compound before installing the heatsink.***
Unplug the fan cable.Loosen the heatsink screws.Remove the Heatsink Fan. ***Clean the heatsink and reapply thermal compound before installing the heatsink.***
Loosen the tape.

Step 7

  • Loosen the tape.
  • Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.
  • Lift the caddy out of the laptop.
Loosen the tape.Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.
Unplug the wireless antenna cables.

Step 8

  • Unplug the wireless antenna cables.
  • Unplug the daughter board cable.
  • Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 3mm screw.
  • Remove the Daughter Board.
Unplug the wireless antenna cables.Unplug the daughter board cable.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 3mm screw.Remove the Daughter Board.
Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.

Step 9

  • Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.
  • Remove the LCD Cable bracket.
Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws.Remove the LCD Cable bracket.
Unplug the display cable.

Step 10

  • Unplug the display cable.
  • Unplug the touchscreen cable.
Unplug the display cable.Unplug the touchscreen cable.Unplug the display cable.Unplug the display cable.
Open the screen and lay the laptop flat.

Step 11

Open the screen and lay the laptop flat.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm right hinge screw.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm left hinge screw.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 12

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Unplug the touchpad cable.
  • Unplug the speaker cable.
Unplug the keyboard cable.Unplug the touchpad cable.Unplug the speaker cable.Unplug the keyboard cable.
Loosen the tape.

Step 13

  • Loosen the tape.
  • Remove the Speaker.
Loosen the tape.Remove the Speaker.
Unplug the DC Jack.

Step 14

Unplug the DC Jack.Remove the 1 - M2 x 2mm Wafer screw.Remove the Motherboard.
Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.

Step 15

Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Peel back the tape. Remove the DC Jack.
The remaining piece is the Palmrest Keyboard.

Step 16

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Inspiron 11 3157 Palmrest Keyboard

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