Dell Inspiron 15 5547Dell Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Disassembly and SSD, RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Dell Inspiron 15 5547 to remove the RAM, hard drive, wireless card, keyboard, palm rest, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to the guides, you can repair, upgrade and clean your Inspiron 15 5547.

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Remove two screws securing the service cover.

Under the cover, you can access the battery, hard drive, RAM, wireless card and cooling fan.

Remove four screws. The battery can be removed.

Remove four screws securing the hard drive. Lift up the white tape and remove it.

Disconnect the hard drive SATA cable.

This Dell Inspiron 15 5547 features a Seagate 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive.

Disconnect the white cable.

Remove two screws securing the cooling fan and disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

Remove all screws.

Turn over your laptop. Release five plastic tabs on the top of the keyboard.
Lift up the keyboard and disconnect the keyboard cable.

Disconnect the power button cable and touchpad cable.

Remove ten screws securing the palm rest.

Remove the case.

Remove the wireless card.
Remove two screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect the speaker cable.

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 motherboard

The CPU is soldering on the motherboard

Graphics card

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17 Comments

  1. hi,,i bought this laptop..itz good but i wanna know about the fan.. Where from does it blow the air out..?The problem i am facing is when i put it down on surface,,it seems i am blocking its fan air opening & it heats up that way..but i saw the opening of fan at bottom of display in between the joint..If it is coming out from bottom then this laptop is full of crap as there is no way we can use laptop without putting it down../

    1. yes the fan is at the bottom, but the rubber strips at the bottom and top lift the laptop up a bit, alowing to the air to flow. when i game i put a book under the back strip (not covering the fan ofcourse) so it has more room to flow

  2. I was wondering if I could add an MSata drive to this model. Some seem to have it from the factory. Mine doesn’t.

  3. hey i was wondering if u cud help me in fixing the lag problem..I checked the specs of AMD r7 m265 card & it clearly shows it works perfectly on 1366×768 resolution..Mine has 1920x1080p & games lag alot..Then i have to drag it down to 1366×768 to be able to play games..but the quality is way too bad..I know i have an HD screen but is there any way i cud play games on 1366 res like any1 with the same native res plays..If i buy an external monitor with low res. Will it solve my problem or do i have to get it replaced from Dell.??

    1. I got the same motherboard only i got the 4 gen i7 processor.
      i saw the graphics card too but how can i remove the graphics card?
      ia it even possible?

  4. I took my computer apart up to taking out the motherbord (I removed the bottom case, didnt touch the motherboard) to fix one of the left (on the bottom, by the motherboard) hinge screw threads. After reassembly and pressing the power button, I’m getting 8 beeps and a black screen. The Internet says this is an LCD issue, so I unplugged and plugged the display ( the wire with the black tape next to the fan) to make sure it was in place. Nothing. I got it to display through hdmi to another monitor once yesterday by holding D at startup, but not since. Its not responding to esc, f12, d, fn. I don’t know what happened and I don’t know how to fix it. Please help.

  5. i bought a dell inspiron 5547 touch ,intel i5,8gb ram
    its bottom base is damage so i change the bottom base ,but one dout ,
    all inspiron5547 model bittom base is same aaa?
    pls reply me

  6. Hi, i just got this laptop for Christmas and I’ve been having some problems connecting with to my WiFi. I’ve read that it might be a problem with the connection of the wireless card. Any idea if it is true?

    P.D. I’ve already updated all the drivers.

  7. My Inspiron 15 5547 laptop windows in not booting up windows turns up to login user and password screen starts blinking i did diagnostic test found hard drive not connected wat to do shall i disassemble HD and connect same it will work ?

  8. I have the Dell 5547 laptop and I can’t get into the BIOS to reset it is there a way to do it directly on the mother board?

  9. I have this model. When I switch it on, it doesn’t gets on. cpu and graphic ic gets hot seem it would burn whole board. so what is the issue in this case

  10. Hello friend
    Recently i dropped my laptop from my table thereafter i am unable to connect to wifi due to crack near the power button. I contact engineer they told me my laptop wifi antenna cable had broken. Plz help me how can i replace antena cable. Is the cable is replceable or not.
    Thank you

  11. Good day,
    I try to replace my hard drive with the same specification from the existing one the only difference is that it has a pre0-installed Windows 7 pro.instead of Windows 10. The problem that I am encountering now is that when I turn on my laptop with HDD (Windows 7 installed) it only display “Checking Media.fail” and when I check my BIOS the setting was like thi.
    UEFI Boot
    UEFI onboard LAN IPv4
    UEFI onboard LAN IPv6..
    I guess My HDD was not recognize.
    I try to disable the secure boot. Please see below setting:
    Secure Boot :
    Load Legacy Option ROM:
    Boot List Option

    What should I do to proceed the windows??