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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.

Remove eleven screws from the bottom case.

Pry up and remove the bottom case.

Under the bottom case, you can access the hard drive, RAM, battery, wireless card, speakers, heat sink 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 comes with an 11.1v, 51.2wh Li-ion battery, Dell part number: VH748.

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

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

Dell Vostro 5480 heat sink, 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 can access the keyboard and touchpad.

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