Dell LaptopDell Vostro 5460

Dell Vostro 5460 Disassembly and RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Dell Vostro 5460 to remove and replace the battery, hard drive, SSD, wireless card, RAM, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can upgrade, repair and clean your Vostro 5460.

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Remove ten screws from the bottom case.

Under the bottom case, you can access the battery, hard drive, wireless card, RAM, speakers, CMOS battery, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard.

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard. You can remove the battery.

It features an 11.4V, 51.1wh Li-ion battery, Dell P/N: VH748.

Disconnect two wireless antenna cables and remove one screw. You can remove the wireless card.

Dell Vostro 5460 features a Realtek RTL8723ae wireless card.

Remove one screw securing the SSD and take it out from mSATA slot.

Remove all screws securing the heat sink and cooling fan.
Separate the clips and remove the RAM.

The laptop comes with an SK Hynix 4GB DDR3 1600MHz memory.

Here’s cooling fan module


Heatsink and cooling fan

Remove the hard drive module.

It features a Seagate 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive.

Remove all screws securing the motherboard and remove the motherboard.

Dell Vostro 5460 motherboard

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