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

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

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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, heatsink, 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.

It comes with an 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 an 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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16 COMMENTS

  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?

  2. My laptop comes with 1tb HDD hardisk and I want to replace with a ssd one. Which is the right ssd I should order for Dell Vostro 5468 ?

  3. But i still confuse my laptop have 2 slot storage ( SSD+HDD ). My laptop is DELL VOSTRO 14 5468, Core i5, 4GB RAM, 1TN HDD, Nvidia GeForce 940MX. This is correct??

  4. Hello,

    What is the socket named “USB” right next to the M.2 SATA port? is it a debug port or a normal USB (which can be used with a cable? or soldering skills)
    I found the schematics but couldn’t find the port. I may solder my nano receiver

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