Dell Latitude 3500 Service Manual

Removing the IO board

Prerequisites

  1. Follow the procedure in before working inside your computer.
  2. Remove the SD memory card.
  3. Remove the base cover.
  4. Remove the battery.
  5. Remove the hard drive assembly.

    NOTE: Required for systems with 42 Whr battery

Steps

  1. NOTE: Removing the I/O board also removes the coin-cell battery which resets the CMOS settings.

    Open the latch and disconnect the I/O board cable from the system board [1].
  2. Peel the I/O-board cable from the palm rest and keyboard assembly [2].
    Removing the IO board
  3. Remove the two (M2x3) screws that secure the I/O board to the palm rest and keyboard assembly [1].
  4. Lift the I/O board, along with the cable, off the palm rest and keyboard assembly [2].
    Removing the IO board

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