Dell Vostro 1540 (P18F002) Hard Drive Removal & Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Hard Drive on your Vostro 1540 (P18F002) 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 Vostro 1540 (P18F002) Hard Drive.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small flat head screwdriver
  • 1 x plastic scribe (optional)

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Vostro 1540 (P18F002) Hard Drive

Slide the locking latch over.

Step 1

  • Slide the locking latch over.
  • Slide the battery latch to the left and the Battery out.
Slide the locking latch over.Slide the battery latch to the left and the Battery out.
Remove the 2 hard drive screws.

Step 2

  • Remove the 2 hard drive screws.
  • Under the battery, remove the hinge cover screw.
Remove the 2 hard drive screws.Under the battery, remove the hinge cover screw.
Remove the 11 bottom palmrest screws.

Step 3

  • Remove the 11 bottom palmrest screws.
Turn the laptop over and open it up.

Step 4

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Press in the 4 keyboard clips to loosen the Keyboard.
Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.

Step 5

  • Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
Loosen the 2 top palmrest screws. You will not be able to remove them completely.

Step 6

  • Loosen the 2 top palmrest screws. You will not be able to remove them completely.
Unplug the 2 palmrest cables.

Step 7

Slide the Hard Drive to the right and lift it out of the laptop.

Step 8

  • Slide the Hard Drive to the right and lift it out of the laptop.

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