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Dell Latitude E5550 / 5550 Owner's Manual

Removing the Palmrest

  1. Follow the procedures in Before Working Inside Your Computer .
  2. Remove the:
    1. base cover

    2. battery

    3. keyboard trim

    4. keyboard

  3. Remove the screws that secure the palmrest to the computer.Figure displaying how to remove the screws that secure the palmrest to the computer.
  4. Flip the computer and perform the following steps:
    1. Disconnect the following cables from its connectors on the system board [1] [2].
      • power board
      • LED board
      • USH board
      • touchpad board
    2. Remove the screws that secure the palmrest to the computer [3]. Figure displaying how to disconnect the cables and how to remove the screws that secure the palmrest to the computer.
  5. Push the palmrest to release and remove the palmrest from the computer [2]. Figure displaying how to remove the palmrest from the computer.

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