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Latitude E7240 Removal Guide for the Memory, Wireless Card, WWAN (3G) Card, Keyboard Trim and Keyboard


Table of Contents :

  1. Memory
  2. Wireless Card
  3. WWAN (3G) Card
  4. Keyboard Trim
  5. Keyboard


This article provides information on removing components from a Latitude E7240


1. Memory

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Memory:


  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the Battery and Bottom Cover.

2. Locate Memory



3. Gently pry the retention clips away from the memory module.


4. Remove the memory module from the system.


5. Repeat the Step 3 & 4, if there is another memory installed.


5. Complete


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2. Wireless Card

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Wireless Card:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the Battery and Bottom Cover.

2. Locate the Wireless Card.



3. Disconnect any antennas connected to the WLAN card.


4. Remove the single screw securing the WLAN in place.


5. Remove the WLAN card.



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3. WWAN (3G) Card

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the WWAN (3G) Card:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the Battery and Bottom Cover.

2. Locate the WWAN (3G) Card.



3. Disconnect any antennas connected to the WWAN card.


4. Remove the single screw securing the WWAN in place.


5. Remove the WWAN card.



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4. Keyboard Trim

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Keyboard Trim:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly
  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer
  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

2. Locate trim surrounding the keyboard.


3. Pry up the keyboard trim starting from the side edge.


4. Work your way around the sides of the keyboard trim.


5. Remove the keyboard trim from the system.


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5. Keyboard

1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Keyboard:

  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the Battery, Bottom Cover and Keyboard Trim.

2. Under the battery remove the plastic cover protecting the keyboard cables.


3. Disconnect keyboard light (1) and keyboard cables (2).


4. Remove the two screws securing the keyboard at the bottom of the system.


5. Flip over the system and remove three screws securing the keyboard from the chassis.


6. Remove the keyboard from the system.


7. Keyboard Removed


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Article ID: SLN289400

Last Date Modified: 11/03/2014 09:42 AM


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