Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DELL LAPTOP – Dell XPS 13 – Disassembling procedure – How to remove the keyboard - How to remove the base cover – How to remove the battery – How to remove the solid state memory – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the keyboard 
  • How to remove The base cover 
  • How to remove the solid sate drive 


Dell XPS 13

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
Removing the base cover
Procedure
1. Close the display and turn the computer over.
2. Using your fingertips, open the system badge.
3. Remove the screws that secure the base cover to the palm-rest assembly.
1. screws (9)
2. system badge
3. base cover
4. Starting from the back of the computer, pry up the base cover using a plastic scribe.
5. Lift the base cover off the palm-rest assembly.
1. palm-rest assembly
2. base cover
3. plastic scribe
Replacing the base cover
Procedure
1. Align the screw holes on the base cover with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly and snap the base cover into place.
2. Using your fingertips, turn the system badge over.
3. Replace the screws that secure the base cover to the palm-rest assembly.
4. Turn the system badge over and keep it in place.
Removing the battery
Procedure
1. Disconnect the battery cable from the system board.
2. Peel off the tapes that secure the speaker cable to the battery.
1. battery cable
2. speaker cable
3. tapes (6)
3. Remove the screws that secure the battery to the palm-rest assembly.
4. Lift the battery off the palm-rest assembly.
1. palm-rest assembly
2. battery
3. screws (4)
5. Turn the computer over, open the display, and press the power button for about 5 seconds to ground the computer.
Replacing the battery
Procedure
1. Align the screw holes on the battery with the screw holes on the palm rest assembly.
2. Adhere the tapes that secure the speaker cable to the battery.
3. Replace the screws that secure the battery to the palm-rest assembly.
4. Connect the battery cable to the system board.
Removing the solid-state drive
Procedure
1. Remove the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the system board.
2. Slide and remove the solid-state drive from the solid-state drive slot.
1. solid-state drive slot
2. screw
3. solid-state drive
Replacing the solid-state drive
Procedure
1. Align the notches on the solid-state drive with the tabs in the solid-state drive slot.
2. Slide the solid-state drive at an angle into the solid-state drive slot.
3. Press the other end of the solid-state drive down and replace the screw that secures the solid-state drive to the system board.
1. solid-state drive slot
2. tab
3. notch
4. solid-state drive
5. screw
Removing the wireless card
Procedure
1. Remove the screw that secures the wireless-card bracket to the system board.
2. Lift the wireless-card bracket off the wireless card.
3. Disconnect the wireless-card cables from the wireless card.
4. Slide and remove the wireless card out of the wireless-card slot.
1. wireless-card bracket
2. screw
3. antenna cables (2)
4. wireless card
5. wireless-card slot
Removing the coin-cell battery
Procedure
1. Disconnect the coin-cell battery cable from the system board.
2. Note the location of the coin-cell battery and pry it off the palm-rest assembly.
1. coin-cell battery cable
2. palm-rest assembly
3. coin-cell battery
Removing the touch pad
Procedure
1. Lift the latch and disconnect the touch-pad cable from the system board.
1. latch
2. touch-pad cable
2. Peel off the touch-pad cable from the keyboard and palm-rest assembly.
3. Remove the screws that secure the touch pad to the palm-rest assembly.
4 Lift the touch pad from the inner edge and remove it from the palm-rest assembly.
1. screws (4)
2. palm-rest assembly
3. touch pad
Removing the keyboard
Procedure
1. Lift the latches and disconnect the keyboard cable and the keyboard backlight cable from the keyboard-controls board.
1. keyboard-backlight cable
2. latches (2)
3. keyboard cable 4 keyboard-controls board
2. Note the routing of the touch-pad cable, the I/O-board cable, and the keyboard-controls board cable, and peel off the cables from the keyboard.
3. Remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly.
1. screws (30)
2. keyboard
3. palm-rest assembly
4. Lift the keyboard off the palm-rest assembly.
1. keyboard
2. palm-rest assembly