Introduction

This guide shows the process of removing the keyboard from the Dell Inspiron 15-7547.

  1. Close the display and flip the laptop on its back.
    • Close the display and flip the laptop on its back.

    • Loosen the ten 5.0 mm-long Phillips #0 screws.

    • The four screws marked with orange will remain captive to the cover.

  2. Pry the cover open with a plastic spudger   and remove it.
    • Pry the cover open with a plastic spudger and remove it.

  3. Remove the five 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that connect the battery to the case. Remove the five 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that connect the battery to the case.
    • Remove the five 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that connect the battery to the case.

  4. Lift the battery out of the case. Lift the battery out of the case.
    • Lift the battery out of the case.

  5. Disconnect the battery using the pull tab to pull towards the front of the chassis. Most of the cable is attached to the case with adhesive, which may cause slight resistance. Most of the cable is attached to the case with adhesive, which may cause slight resistance.
    • Disconnect the battery using the pull tab to pull towards the front of the chassis.

    • Most of the cable is attached to the case with adhesive, which may cause slight resistance.

  6. Remove the four 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws connecting the hard drive to the chassis. Remove the four 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws connecting the hard drive to the chassis.
    • Remove the four 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws connecting the hard drive to the chassis.

  7. Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard by placing your fingers at the back, and pulling forward towards the front of the chassis. Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard by placing your fingers at the back, and pulling forward towards the front of the chassis.
    • Disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard by placing your fingers at the back, and pulling forward towards the front of the chassis.

  8. Lift the hard drive out of the chassis.
    • Lift the hard drive out of the chassis.

  9. Remove the 3.0 mm-long Philips #0 screw at the end of the Wifi-Card Remove the 3.0 mm-long Philips #0 screw at the end of the Wifi-Card
    • Remove the 3.0 mm-long Philips #0 screw at the end of the Wifi-Card

  10. Remove the Wifi-Card from its socket by pulling away and up from the connector. Remove the Wifi-Card from its socket by pulling away and up from the connector.
    • Remove the Wifi-Card from its socket by pulling away and up from the connector.

  11. Disconnect the white and black cables from the Wifi-Card. Make a note of which wire goes where for reconnecting them to the replacement card.
    • Disconnect the white and black cables from the Wifi-Card.

    • Make a note of which wire goes where for reconnecting them to the replacement card.

  12. Orient the computer so that the hinge for the display facing away from you. Start removing the speaker on the left by pushing the speaker in the direction of the tick mark on the 2 outer pegs, then upwards The tick marks on the two marked pegs should indicate the speaker needs to be pushed towards the center of the front of the chassis.
    • Orient the computer so that the hinge for the display facing away from you.

    • Start removing the speaker on the left by pushing the speaker in the direction of the tick mark on the 2 outer pegs, then upwards

    • The tick marks on the two marked pegs should indicate the speaker needs to be pushed towards the center of the front of the chassis.

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  14. Remove the left speaker by pushing the speaker in the direction of the tick mark on the center peg, then upwards The tick mark should indicate towards the middle of the back of the chassis.
    • Remove the left speaker by pushing the speaker in the direction of the tick mark on the center peg, then upwards

    • The tick mark should indicate towards the middle of the back of the chassis.

  15. Remove the wire connecting the left speaker to the right speaker. The wire is secured by small notches, be careful not to break these.
    • Remove the wire connecting the left speaker to the right speaker.

    • The wire is secured by small notches, be careful not to break these.

  16. Start removing the right speaker by pushing the speaker in the direction of the tick marks on the 2 pegs closest to the front of the device, and then upwards. These tick marks should indicate towards the middle of the back of the chassis.
    • Start removing the right speaker by pushing the speaker in the direction of the tick marks on the 2 pegs closest to the front of the device, and then upwards.

    • These tick marks should indicate towards the middle of the back of the chassis.

  17. Remove the right speaker by pushing in the direction of the tick mark on the final peg, and then upwards.
    • Remove the right speaker by pushing in the direction of the tick mark on the final peg, and then upwards.

    • This tick mark should point towards the center of the right side of the chassis.

  18. Remove the cable connecting the right speaker to the motherboard by pulling towards the front of the device. Remove the cable connecting the right speaker to the motherboard by pulling towards the front of the device.
    • Remove the cable connecting the right speaker to the motherboard by pulling towards the front of the device.

  19. Remove the two 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws from the fan. The screw marked in orange will remain captive to the fan.
    • Remove the two 5.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws from the fan.

    • The screw marked in orange will remain captive to the fan.

  20. Disconnect the wire that connects the fan to the motherboard. This can be found under the flap directly to the left of the fan. Disconnect the wire that connects the fan to the motherboard. This can be found under the flap directly to the left of the fan.
    • Disconnect the wire that connects the fan to the motherboard. This can be found under the flap directly to the left of the fan.

  21. Lift the fan out of the chassis.
    • Lift the fan out of the chassis.

  22. Remove the six 7.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that mount the hinges. Remove the six 7.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that mount the hinges. Remove the six 7.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that mount the hinges.
    • Remove the six 7.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that mount the hinges.

  23. Use a spudger to unlatch and unplug the display cable. There will be a notch on the side of the connector. There will be a notch on the side of the connector.
    • Use a spudger to unlatch and unplug the display cable.

    • There will be a notch on the side of the connector.

  24. Raise the left and right hinges. Raise the left and right hinges. Raise the left and right hinges.
    • Raise the left and right hinges.

  25. Remove the LCD display assembly from the laptop.
    • Remove the LCD display assembly from the laptop.

  26. Unlatch the ribbon cable by pulling the white release up. If this proves to be difficult using your fingers, try a plastic spudger. Hold the blue flap and pull to unplug the cable.
    • Unlatch the ribbon cable by pulling the white release up.

    • If this proves to be difficult using your fingers, try a plastic spudger.

    • Hold the blue flap and pull to unplug the cable.

  27. Unlatch black release on the ribbon cable. Hold the blue flap to unplug the cable. Hold the blue flap to unplug the cable.
    • Unlatch black release on the ribbon cable.

    • Hold the blue flap to unplug the cable.

  28. Unlatch the ribbon cable by pulling the black release up. Unlike the others, this release is found at the back. Hold the flap and unplug the cable.
    • Unlatch the ribbon cable by pulling the black release up.

    • Unlike the others, this release is found at the back.

    • Hold the flap and unplug the cable.

  29. Unlatch the ribbon cable by pulling the black release up. Unlike the others this release is found at back. Hold the blue flap and unplug the cable.
    • Unlatch the ribbon cable by pulling the black release up.

    • Unlike the others this release is found at back.

    • Hold the blue flap and unplug the cable.

  30. Unplug the DC jack cable. Unplug the DC jack cable. Unplug the DC jack cable.
    • Unplug the DC jack cable.

  31. Remove the seven 3.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that secure the motherboard. Remove the seven 3.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that secure the motherboard.
    • Remove the seven 3.0 mm-long Philips #0 screws that secure the motherboard.

  32. Remove the motherboard from the laptop.
    • Remove the motherboard from the laptop.

  33. Remove the five 2.0 mm-long Philips #00 screws from the metal back-plate. Remove the five 2.0 mm-long Philips #00 screws from the metal back-plate.
    • Remove the five 2.0 mm-long Philips #00 screws from the metal back-plate.

  34. Peal away the two plastic covers marked GPU fan and CPU fan. If never previously removed, these covers should be removed very gently so as to not tear the plastic underneath. If never previously removed, these covers should be removed very gently so as to not tear the plastic underneath.
    • Peal away the two plastic covers marked GPU fan and CPU fan.

    • If never previously removed, these covers should be removed very gently so as to not tear the plastic underneath.

  35. Remove the twenty-two 2.0 mm-long Philips #00 screws that connect the keyboard to the chassis. Remove the twenty-two 2.0 mm-long Philips #00 screws that connect the keyboard to the chassis.
    • Remove the twenty-two 2.0 mm-long Philips #00 screws that connect the keyboard to the chassis.

  36. Lift the the keyboard from the chassis.
    • Lift the the keyboard from the chassis.

Conclusion

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

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