Dell LaptopDell Vostro 5560

Dell Vostro 5560 disassembly and RAM, HDD upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Dell Vostro 5560 to remove and replace the battery, DVD drive, hard drive, RAM, cooling fan, speakers, and motherboard. Refer to this guide. You can upgrade, repair and clean your Vostro 5560.

Remove all screws from the bottom case.

Remove this screw securing the DVD drive.

Pull out and remove the DVD drive.

The laptop features a Panasonic UJ8C2 DVD burner.

When the DVD drive removed, you can find two screws.

Remove two screws in the DVD bay.

Now Pry up and remove the bottom case.

Under the bottom case, you can access the battery, hard drive, speakers, cooling fan, USB board, wireless card, and motherboard.

Remove one screw securing the battery and disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard. You can remove the battery.

The laptop features an 11.4v, 51.2wh Li-ion battery, Dell P/N: VH748.

Remove the memory.

The Dell Vostro 5560 comes with a Micron 4GB memory.

Remove four screws securing the hard drive module and disconnect the SATA cable.
Slide it to the left. You remove the hard drive module.

Samsung 750GB hard drive, Dell P/N: 06RYHM.

Remove one screw securing the wireless card and disconnect two wireless antenna cables.

The Dell Vostro 5560 comes with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 wireless card.

Remove eight screws securing the heat sink and cooling fan. You can remove the heat sink and cooling fan.

Dell Vostro 5560 comes with a Foxconn DFS200105000T cooling fan.

Dell Vostro 5560 heat sink

Remove two screws securing the USB board. You can remove it.

Now remove all screws securing the motherboard and disconnect all cables connecting to the motherboard, you can remove the motherboard.

Speaker modules

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One Comment

  1. Oh my God I’ve had this laptop for ages now and I’ve opened it up myself but never to this extent. This is an awesome guide. Wish I found it before. Too bad I’m having trouble with the laptop.. Might need to replace the motherboard altogether since the graphics card is probably bad.

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