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Introduction

Guide to replace or upgrade the video card in your Dell Inspiron 9300

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    • Remove the battery prior to working on any internal components.

    • Remove the twelve 6mm Phillips screws from the bottom of the case.

    • Remove the battery before working on internal components to ensure a safe working environment.

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    • Gently pry away the silver bezel above the keyboard and below the display using a spudger.

    • Start on the right hand side, where there is a notch in the bezel for easiest removal.

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    • Remove the two 5mm Phillips screws retaining the keyboard.

    • Pull the keyboard up and toward the monitor to reveal the ribbon cable beneath.

    • Firmly grasp the blue tape attached to the keyboard ribbon cable connector and pull upward away from the motherboard.

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    • Firmly grasp the blue tape attached to the LCD display ribbon cable connector and pull upward away from the motherboard.

    • Remove the two 5mm Phillips screws holding the display hinge on both sides of the laptop.

    • Support the display as you loosen the hinges, to avoid the screen falling and breaking.

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    • Remove the seven 6mm Phillips screws holding the trackpad/palm rest to the motherboard.

    • Gently pry the CMOS battery out of its retaining clip using a spudger.

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    • Remove the low profile connector for the keyboard status lights located next to the video card heat sink using a spudger.

    • Remove the trackpad ribbon cable from the motherboard using a spudger.

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    • Pull up and away on the track pad to expose the internal components below.

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    • Loosen the four 5mm Phillips screws holding the video card and heatsink in place

    • The screws are held in place with retainer clips and are not fully removable

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    • Firmly pull up to unseat the video card from the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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This works only up to the point of pull up and away on the trackpad. The trackpad won't pull up.

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