Dell Vostro 14 5468 Disassembly and RAM, SSD and HDD Upgrade Options

(Last updated on May 8, 2017)

In this guide I’ll be disassemble a Dell Vostro 14 5468, I will remove the bottom cover, SSD, RAM memory, wireless card, USB board, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard.

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Repair Parts
Cooling Fan For Dell Inspiron 14 5468
Keyboard For Dell Inspiron 14 5468
LED Screen For Dell Inspiron 14 5468

1. Removing the bottom cover

Remove all screws securing the bottom cover.

Pry up the bottom cover with a crowbar.

Lift up and remove the bottom cover.

With the bottom cover removed, you can get access to the battery, SSD, RAM, CMOS battery, speaker, hard drive, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard.

2. Removing the battery

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.
Remove three screws securing the battery to the laptop.
Take out the battery from its bay.

Dell Vostro 14 5468 comes with a 11.4V, 42Wh Li-ion battery, Dell P/N: WDXOR.

3. Removing the RAM

Dell Vostro 14 5468 has two RAM slots and comes with one RAM, so you can add another RAM module.

Separate the clips and remove the RAM.
The laptop features a SK hynix 4GB PC4-2400T RAM.

4. Removing the SSD

Remove one screw securing the SSD and take it out of its slot.

Sandisk X400 M.2 2280 256GB SSD, Dell P/N: OKOGGC.

5. Removing the wireless card

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

6. Removing the USB board

Remove two screws securing the USB board.
Disconnect two cables from the board.

7. Removing the cooling fan

Remove the screw securing the cooling fan and disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard. You can remove the cooling fan.

8. Removing the motherboard

Remove all screws securing the motherboard.
Disconnect all cables from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the motherboard.

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6 Comments

    1. To replace the keyboard, you need to remove the battery and the motherboard, under the motherboard you can access to the keyboard.

  1. Hi, is the hardware required for mounting a hard disk already come included with the laptop?
    I can see what I assume is the SATA/power cable and what looks like a mounting bracket there.
    Is there any additional hardware that needs to be purchased to properly mount and connect a hdd?

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