Dell Latitude 5501 Service Manual

Installing the keyboard bracket


If you are replacing a component, remove the existing component before performing the installation procedure.

About this task

The figure indicates the location of the keyboard bracket and provides a visual representation of the installation procedure.

Installing the keyboard bracket


  1. Locate the keyboard bracket slot on your computer.
  2. Align and place the keyboard on the keyboard bracket.
  3. Press down on the lattice at the snap points, in order to secure the keyboard assembly to the palmrest.
    NOTE: The keyboard has multiple snap points on the lattice side which must be pushed down firmly after the keyboard is replaced.
  4. Install the eleven (M2x2) screws to secure the keyboard to the keyboard bracket.

Next steps

  1. Install the keyboard.
  2. Install the system board.
    NOTE: System board can be removed with heatsink attached.
  3. Install the memory module.
  4. Install the inner frame.
  5. Install the WWAN card.
  6. Install the WLAN card.
  7. Install the HDD.
  8. Install the solid state drive.
  9. Install the battery.
  10. Install the base cover.
  11. Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.

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