How to Install a Replacement Keyboard on Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Computer

By Nathaniel Miller

  • Overview

    Dell laptop computers are commonplace in both home and office settings as they are relatively inexpensive, have valuable features and are durable. The Dell Inspiron 1525 is a particular laptop of interest as this model is commonly used for business computer fleets. However, due to the long life of the computer and the normal use and wear and tear that can take place on it, sometimes this laptop can end up requiring some repairs. One particular repair that often is needed is a new keyboard. Replacing the keyboard on the Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop is easy and can be performed in as little as 5 minutes. This article will teach you how to replace the keyboard on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop in a few simple steps.
    Dell Inspiron 1525 with new keyboard.
    • Step 1

      Turn the computer off and slide the tip of the screwdriver in the notch on the right side of the hinge cover (the plastic section above the keyboard). Slide the hinge cover up and remove it from the computer, exposing a series of bolts. Unscrew the bolts and remove them.
    • Step 2

      Pull up on the edge of the keyboard and slide it forward toward the display. Slide the keyboard all the way out of the computer case slowly.


    • Step 3

      Unhook the flex cable from the computer board to disconnect it from the computer.
    • Step 4

      Slide the new keyboard into place, connecting the flex cable first.
    • Step 5

      Screw down the edge of the keyboard with the 4 bolts from before and replace the key cover.
    • Step 6

      Power up the computer and see how your new keyboard works!
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • New keyboard
    • Screwdriver
    • Tip: Make sure to purchase a quality keyboard from the manufacturer. You dont want to end up having to replace the keyboard again after a cheap one goes bad right after you replaced the last.
    • Warning:
    • Be careful to not break off any of the plastic tabs on the keys as they are difficult to replace.

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