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Latitude XT3: Removal guide for the Bottom Cover, Keyboard and Keyboard Frame




Table of Contents:

  1. Bottom cover
  2. Keyboard frame
  3. Keyboard


This article provides information on removing components from the Latitude XT3



1. Bottom cover


1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Bottom cover:

  • 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 Door and Hard Drive

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3. Remove the two bottom cover screws.




4. Disengage the bottom cover from the edge of the system and remove the bottom cover from the system.




5. Complete.




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2. Keyboard frame


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

  • 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

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3. By hand, disengage the keyboard frame from the system and remove it from the system.




4. Complete.




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3. 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 Door and Keyboard frame

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3. Remove the two screws at the bottom of the system.




4. Remove the four keyboard screws.




5. Flip the keyboard over.




6. Disconnect the keyboard data cable from the system board.




7. Remove the keyboard from the system.




8. Remove the black Mylar tape securing the keyboard data cable to the back of the keyboard.




9. Separate the keyboard date cable and the keyboard.




10. Complete.





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Datum der letzten Änderung: 09/10/2014 10:14 AM


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