Dell Vostro 3560: Removing Base Cover

Removing the Base Cover on the Dell Vostro 3560 is quite tricky.

Here’s what the manual says to do:

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Seems easy enough. In actuality it’s much harder. The cover won’t slide. You have to work your way around the edges with a small screw driver. Be very careful since the base cover is plastic.

Your goal is to get each one of these plastic lips out.

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There are 13 of them as seen below.

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Another view of these annoying little bastards.

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Here’s what the 3560 looks like with the base cover removed.

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Good luck!

 

2 thoughts on “Dell Vostro 3560: Removing Base Cover”

  1. Thanks for that! Dell kindly sent 2 replacement DVD drives when one failed, and it looked easy peasy ; slotted clips must have been the original idea but I guess the lack of a clip at the battery end would have needed an extra screw or 2.. …. At least knowing that they were clips lets you apply a bit more force!

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