Dell Vostro 5480 Disassembly and SSD, RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Dell Vostro 5480 to remove bottom case, battery, RAM, hard drive, wireless card, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to this guide, you can upgrade, repair and clean your Vostro 5480.

Repair Parts
Laptop Screen for Dell Vostro 5480
AC Adapter for Dell Vostro 5480
Cooling fan for Dell Vostro 5480
Keyboard for Dell Vostro 5480
LCD Cable for Dell Vostro 5480 – 0WXGVT

Remove eleven screws from bottom case.

Pry up and remove the bottom case.

Under the bottom case, you can access the hard drive, RAM, battery, wireless card, speakers, heatsink and cooling fan.

Dell Vostro 5480 only has one RAM slot, support up to 8GB memory.

The Dell Vostro 5480 coming with a Samsung 4GB PC3L-12800S RAM.

Remove the hard drive.

The Dell Vostro 5480 features a Seagate 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive.

Dell Vostro 5480 coming with a 11.1v, 51.2wh Li-ion battery, Dell part number: VH748.

Remove the screw securing the left cooling fan and disconnect the cable from motherboard.

Remove the screw securing the right cooling fan and disconnect the cable from motherboard.

Dell Vostro 5480 heatsink, cooling fan assembly

Disconnect two antenna cables and remove one screw.

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (7265NGW) wireless card, Dell part number is 0WPWWD.

Remove all screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect all cables connecting to the motherboard.

Dell Vostro 5480 motherboard

Dell Vostro 5480 graphics card chip and Intel processor

When the motherboard was removed, you be able to access the keyboard and touchpad.