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Default Anyone tried removing the palm rest? - 11-14-2009, 03:00 PM

Has anyone tried to remove the palm rest on an Inspiron 11z? I tried to remove it last night to upgrade the wireless card but I couldn't get the ends to pop out. I've upgraded the memory on loads of Mini 10v's and never had a problem with removing the palm rest but the 11z's seems well and truly stuck down.

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Default 11-14-2009, 03:26 PM

I did it the same way I popped the 10v's palm rest off: fingernails at the side where the silver begins. It did take a little more force than the 10v palm rest.


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Default 11-15-2009, 07:02 AM

I took the upper bezel and the palmrest off together and then separated them for reassembly.


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Default 11-17-2009, 10:17 AM

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I took the upper bezel and the palmrest off together and then separated them for reassembly.
That's a good idea - I'll try that...


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Default 11-19-2009, 06:38 AM

The 11z keyboard is a tad unusual in that once the two screws holding in down are removed the sucker is still held tight in the lower middle buy two side things (sorry can't describe them but the we thingamajigs on the keyboard frame which go under the plamrest) with careful hand force they will pop out and then the cable attached to the mother board needs to be popped up for the keyboard to be fully removed.
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Default 11-21-2009, 11:00 PM

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...then the cable attached to the mother board needs to be popped up for the keyboard to be fully removed.
I chickened out when I got to the keyboard cable. It is so fragile, how is it disconnected without breaking it?
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Default 11-21-2009, 11:04 PM

Found the problem - yes I hadn't removed the two side screws that were holding the palm rest in place - easy once I re-read the service manual properly.

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I chickened out when I got to the keyboard cable. It is so fragile, how is it disconnected without breaking it?
You just flip up the brown piece of plastic that is holding the cable in place - just prise it up with your finger nail or small flat bladed screwdriver.

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Default Be careful - 11-22-2009, 08:15 AM

I removed all this to install a bluetooth module. The upgrade was quick and it works flawlessly but I cracked one of the plastic latches on the front right of the handrest.. now I have this spot where if I try to pull up just right of the trackpad there is slight give. However it is flush and solid feeling.


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