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Dell Inspiron 15 7537 disassembly and RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this post I will explain how to disassemble Dell Inspiron 15 7537 to remove and replace the keyboard, battery, hard drive, RAM, palm rest, wireless card, cooling fan, bottom case, and motherboard, Refer to this guide, you can upgrade, repair and clean your Inspiron 15 7537 laptop.

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Remove six screws from the bottom case.

Separate the bottom case from LCD hinges.

Here’s bottom case

When the bottom case removed, you can get access to the battery, hard drive, wireless card and two RAM.

Remove three screws securing the battery
Lift up the black tape and remove the battery.

The laptop comes with a 58wh Li-ion battery, Dell P/N: F7HVR.

Remove two screws securing the hard drive.
Lift up and remove the hard drive module.

Dell Inspiron 15 7537 hard drive module

The laptop comes with a Samsung 1000GB 5400 RPM SATA3 hard drive.

Remove one screw securing the wireless card.
Unplug two antenna cables.

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 wireless card with Bluetooth 4.0, Dell P/N: 09VVTM.

Turn over the laptop, remove the keyboard.
Remove all screws securing the palm rest.
Disconnect four cables from the motherboard.

Remove the middle frame.

Under the middle frame, you can get access to the speaker, touchpad, USB board, heat sink and cooling fan.

USB board connecting to the motherboard by a data cable, Dell P/N: 097M4H

The USB cable

Separate two clips, the RAM will pop up.

Dell Inspiron 15 7537 features two SK Hynix 4GB PC3L-12800S 1600MHz memory.

Remove six screws securing the heat sink.
Disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard. You can remove the heat sink.

Intel® Core™ i7-4500U processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)

Remove the motherboard.

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14 Comments

  1. I want to update the 7537 with a mSata-SSD too. As we can see there’s only (?) the connector missing on the usb-daughterboard. So my question is: If i’m going to solder the missing connector on the daughterboard, will the mSata work ???

    1. HI,
      did any one found or any luck with mSata over 7537 and any effort over Processor upgrade from 4510U to i7 47XX MQ /HQ?

  2. @Kamil

    I haven’t soldered the mSata connector yet, but i have it at home waiting to be soldered…ordered from china for around 2$

  3. Ok, i’ve disassembled my 7537 to take a look what’s going on with this mysterious mSATA/USB board if it’s possible to solder my mSATA connector which i’ve bought.

    First, my mSATA connector doesn’t fit to the board connections because the ppins on my connector are on both sides and it has to be an other mSATA connector with pins only on one side of the connector.

    Second, i think on the lower side of the board you can see that there are some chips missing (maybe the mSATA controller chips), so i don’t think mSATA will work with only a soldered connector.

    I’ve made a picture from the board:
    http://abload.de/image.php?img=7537msata5wke6.jpg

  4. Hello friends. Did anyone really try to change the processor of the 7537 to a better one? I chatted with dell today and they told me that it is not possible to change the processor on 7537 to another one.

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