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Inspiron C5010 cannot remove keyboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wriggle, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. wriggle

    wriggle Thread Starter

    Apr 10, 2009
    Hello people. I have an Inspiron n5010 on which the hard disk has failed. I have no real idea why it is necessary to do so, but to access and replace the hard disk it is necessary to remove the keyboard. I am PC savvy (qualified at degree level in Computer Sciences) enough for this not to be of any issue..NORMALLY...

    But as the subject suggests, I am damned if I can remove the keyboard..I have followed the dissasembly manual to the hilt.Removed all screws/optical drives/memory etc..Yet where in the manual and on the online videos there is a screw near to the RAM modules that holds the keyboard to the base, this model has none..And after releasing the catches on the keyboard, its still stuck,somewhere to the left..

    Please Please can someone throw some light on this for me?I need this machine back PDQ

    Your help will be much much appreciated

    Happy Belated Easter To You All

    Andy W

    Footnote: All the documentation online leads to a screw to the rigt of the RAM modules.I have enclosed a pic of the back of the machine,clearly showing there is no screw...


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  2. Zuggel


    Feb 21, 2012
    Are you sure that the screw is into the keyboard and not the plastic under the keyboard? My parents have a newer inspiron laptop and it takes about 30 seconds to get the keyboard out. Remove bezel, unscrew keyboard, turn keyboard over and unclip the connector.

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