Keyboard: Dell Studio 1535/1536 Service Manual

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Dell™ Studio 1535/1536 Service Manual

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on the back of the computer).
NOTICE: To help prevent damage to the system board, you must remove the battery from the battery bay before you begin working inside the computer.

Removing the Keyboard

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Remove the center control cover (see Removing the Center Control Cover).

  3. Remove the keyboard surround by easing it out using a plastic scribe.


plastic scribe




keyboard surround



  1. Remove the two screws at the top of the keyboard.

NOTICE: The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
  1. Lift the keyboard and hold it to access the keyboard connector.

  2. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the keyboard connector on the system board by rotating the keyboard connector latch towards the front of the computer.

  3. Slide the keyboard cable out of the keyboard connector.

NOTE: If you have the backlit keyboard (optional), there would be an additional cable that needs to be disconnected.


screws (2)


keyboard connetor latch


keyboard tabs


palm rest slot

Replacing the Keyboard

  1. Follow the procedures in Before You Begin.

  2. Slide the keyboard cable into the keyboard connector.

  3. Rotate the keyboard connector latch to secure the cable.

  4. Align the tabs along the bottom of the keyboard and slide them into the slots of the palm rest.

  5. Press on the corner edges near the top to snap the keyboard into place.

  6. Replace the two screws on the top of the keyboard.

  7. Replace the keyboard surround.

  8. Replace the center control cover (see Replacing the Center Control Cover).

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