Introduction

This guide will you how to remove and replace the palmrest for a Dell Chromebook 3180.

Remove the 7 screws from the back cover with a Phillips #0 screwdriver
  • Remove the 7 screws from the back cover with a Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • Once all 7 screws have been removed, you can start to pry apart the back cover with your Plastic Blade or your fingers. (See pic)

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Remove the 3 battery screws with a phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3 battery screws with a phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the battery from the motherboard extension connector

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  • using a phillips #0, remove the 3 left hinge screws and the 2 right hinge screws.

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  • Using a phillips #0, remove the 1 screw from the wifi card.

  • Disconnect both the white and black power wires from the Wifi Card.

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  • Remove the LCD data cable from the motherboard. Lift the black clip first in order to release the connector.

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  • Lift the right side hinge upward in order to gain access to the charging port area.

  • Using your phillips #0, remove the 2 screws.

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  • Remove the audio board data cable from the motherboard.

  • Using a phillips#0, remove the 1 screw from the audio board.

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  • Lift and remove the tap that is securing the speaker wire to the palmrest.

  • Lift both speakers out from there secured areas. You do not need to disconnect the data cable from the motherboard.

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  • Disconnect the keyboard data cable from the motherboard by lifting up the connector clip.

  • Disconnect the trackpad data cable from the motherboard by lifting up the connector clip.

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  • Using a phillips#0, remove 6 motherboard screws.

  • You do not need to remove all heatsink screws. You only need to remove the left and right side heat sink screws.

  • You do not need to remove all the USB cover/brace screws. Only remove the 1 in the top right corner. See video.

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  • Position both LCD hinges in an upward position to allow space in order to separate the palmrest from the entire LCD assemply

  • Separate the palmrest from the LCD Assembly and set the palmrest on the desk with the keyboard face up.

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  • Using the plastic blade tool or any plastic tool of your choice, pry out the keyboard from the palmrest.

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  • Replace the old palmrest with a new palmrest

  • Install old or new keyboard into the new palmrest

  • Make sure to thread the keyboard data cable through the palmrest. See video

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  • Lay the LCD assembly faceup with the hinges at the top.

  • Reconnect the palmrest by manuvering the corners under the LCD hinges.

  • Push the left hinge down flush against the palmrest

  • Leave the right hinge in an upward position so you can install the motherboard first.

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  • Carefully insert the motherboard with speakers still atatched

  • Make sure to keep the keyboard and trackpad data cables above the motherboard. Sometimes they can get caught underneath the motherboard.

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  • Using your phillips#0, replace the 6 motherboard screws.

  • Make sure the keyboard and trackpad data cables

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  • Connect the keyboard data cable to the motherboard. Make sure the connector clip is pressed down to secure the data cable

  • Connect trackpad data cable to motherboard. Make sure the connector clip is pressed down to secure the data cable

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  • Connect the audio board data cable to the motherboard connector.

  • Using a phillips#0, replace the 1 audio board screw.

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  • Make sure the right hinge is still in an upward position so you can insert the charging board screws.

  • Using a philips#0, replace the 2 charging port screws.

  • Once the charging port is installed, push the right hinge down flush against the motherboard area.

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  • Insert the battery while making sure it is flush against the palmrest

  • Keep an eye out for the speaker wires that are usually routed toward the bottom of the battery compartment area.

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  • Using a phillips #0, replace the 3 left hinge screws and 2 right hinge screws.

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  • Using a phillips #0, replace the 7 back cover screws.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Jon

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