Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) Repair

Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110)

15.6", Intel HD Graphics, Core i3 2330M, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD.

DVD Drive Replacement

Introduction

Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) - DVD Drive Replacement

DVD drive replacement.

Step 1

Dell Inspiron (N5110) - DVD Drive Replacement
  • Remove the battery.
  • Remove the RAM memory cover.

Step 2

Dell Inspiron (N5110) - DVD Drive Replacement
  • There is one screw, holding the DVD drive.
  • Pull out the DVD drive.

HDD Replacement/Upgrade

Introduction

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade

This laptop has a strange engineering design. To change the Hard Disk drive you must fully disassemble it. There is not an HDD cover like on other laptops. In this manual we will show you how to do this.

Step 1

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade
  • Switch off the laptop and remove the battery.
  • The keyboard is held by 4x locking clips. By using cutter, carefully lift up the one side of the keyboard and start opening the locking clips.

Step 2

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade
  • Remove the RAM memory cover and the DVD drive.
  • Now you have 12x M 2.5x5.0 screws.

Step 3

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade
  • Unscrew 4x M 2.5x5.0 screws and disconnect the 3x flex cables.
  • By using a plastic tool remove the upper case.

Step 4

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade
  • Disconnect cables and speaker
  • Remove 4x M 2.5.0.5 screws from the Display module hinges.
  • Now you can remove the LCD display module.

Step 5

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade
  • 5x M 2,5x5.0 screws hold the motherboard to the down bezel.
  • Be careful with these two connectors.
  • Start removing the motherboard from right side, near to the DVD drive connector.

Step 6

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade
  • Finally you can find the hard disk drive on the back side of the motherboard.
  • Remove the last two screws securing the hard drive.

Step 7

Dell Inspiron n5110 - HDD Replacement Upgrade
  • When you are installing the new HDD, hold the SATA connector with one finger.
  • Now assemble the system. I hope everything was successful.

Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement

Introduction

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement

If your laptop overheat, you must open it and clean the Heat-Sink system. This video will show you how to do this.

Step 1

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Switch-off the laptop and remove the battery.
  • To remove the keyboard lift it from one side by using cutter. Now open 4x locking clips at the upper side on the keyboard.

Step 2

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Open the keyboard flex cable connector and remove the KB.
  • Open the RAM memory cover.
  • The DVD drive is held by one screw. After unscrewing, you can remove the drive.

Step 3

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • After removing all the screws and opening all the connectors, you can remove the upper case.

Step 4

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Eject the Card Reader Blanking Plate.

Step 5

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Be careful, there are connectors between mother board and another two additional small boards (charging port board and USB connectors, WiFi card slot board).

Step 6

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Remove the Hard Disk drive.
  • Disconnect the Fan cable connector.

Step 7

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Remove the Heat Sink system.
  • Clean the cooper contact surface.

Step 8

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Disassemble the Heat Sink system to clean the fan and the radiator from inside.

Step 9

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Clean the old thermal paste/compose from the CPU.

Step 10

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Heat Sink and Thermal Paste Replacement
  • Now put a new thermal paste/compose to the CPU. Cover all the surface of the CPU crystal with the thermo-compose.

Keyboard Replacement

Introduction

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Keyboard Replacement

How to remove not working keyboard and install a new one.

Step 1

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Keyboard Replacement
  • Switch off the laptop and remove the battery.
  • The Keyboard is held by 4x locking clips.

Step 2

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Keyboard Replacement
  • By using cutter, carefully lift up the one side of the keyboard and start opening the locking clips.

Step 3

Dell Inspiron n5110 - Keyboard Replacement
  • Disconnect the keyboard flex cable and you are ready to install the new one keyboard.

RAM Memory Replacement/Upgrade

Introduction

Dell Inspiron n5110 - RAM Memory Replacement / Upgrade

How to change or upgrade your RAM memory.

Step 1

Dell Inspiron n5110 - RAM Memory Replacement / Upgrade
  • Switch off the laptop and remove the battery.
  • Remove the RAM memory cover.

Step 2

Dell Inspiron n5110 - RAM Memory Replacement / Upgrade
  • By using plastic tool unlock the memory module.
  • Hold the board by the corners.

WiFi Half Mini PCI Card Replacement

Introduction

Dell Inspiron n5110 - WiFi Half Mini PCI Card Replacement

WiFi & Blue-tooth mini PCI card replacement. To change the Wifi card on this model you must to remove the upper case of the laptop. This is not a good engineering designee. We will show you how to do this.

Step 1

Dell Inspiron n5110 - WiFi Half Mini PCI Card Replacement
  • Switch off the laptop and remove the battery.
  • The keyboard is held by 4x locking clips.
  • By using cutter, carefully lift up the one side of the keyboard and start opening the locking clips.

Step 2

Dell Inspiron n5110 - WiFi Half Mini PCI Card Replacement
  • Disconnect the keyboard cable and remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the access door screw and the access door.
  • Remove the screw securing the optical drive, and remove the optical drive.

Step 3

Dell Inspiron n5110 - WiFi Half Mini PCI Card Replacement
  • Remove all the screws.
  • Pry the upper plastic casing off of the laptop.

Step 4

Dell Inspiron n5110 - WiFi Half Mini PCI Card Replacement
  • Disconnect the antenna cable connectors.
  • Remove the Wi-Fi card.