In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Dell Latitude E6540 to remove the hard drive, DVD drive, palm rest, keyboard, ram, wireless network, cooling fan, and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can upgrade, repair and clean your Latitude E6540.
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Remove two screws securing the hard drive and pull out the hard drive.
The Dell Latitude E6540 features a Seagate 500GB SSHD hard drive.
Unlock and pull out the optical drive.
Matshita UJ8C2 SATA optical drive
Remove all screws from the bottom case.
Pry up and remove the bottom case.
Under the bottom case, you can get access to the RAM, CMOS battery, wireless card and cooling fan.
Remove two RAMs.
The Dell Latitude E6540 comes with two SK Hynix 4GB DDR3L-12800S RAMs.
Remove one screw securing the wireless card and unplug two antenna cables. You can remove the wireless network card.
The laptop features an Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 wireless card, DELL P/N: 05K9GJ.
Turn over the laptop. Remove all screws securing the keyboard, Lift up the keyboard and disconnect the keyboard cable. You can remove the keyboard.
In the next step, we will remove the heat sink and cooling fan.
Remove seven screws securing the heat sink and disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard. You can remove it.