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Introduction

This is a simple step-by-step guide on how to remove and replace a battery for a Dell Inspiron 13-5368. You will need a Philips Head J-0 screwdriver and a pry tool in order to perform this task. It is very easy to do and will only take about 5 minutes.

  1. Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the back cover of the laptop. Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the back cover of the laptop.
    • Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the back cover of the laptop.

  2. Use a spudger to pry up and remove the back cover. Use a spudger to pry up and remove the back cover.
    • Use a spudger to pry up and remove the back cover.

  3. Remove the four 3mm Phillips #0 screws at the corners of the battery that secure it to the laptop.
    • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #0 screws at the corners of the battery that secure it to the laptop.

  4. Pull the battery cable's black tab towards the battery to disconnect it from the motherboard.
    • Pull the battery cable's black tab towards the battery to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Pull the tab parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.

  5. Remove the battery. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For optimal performance, after completing this guide, calibrate your newly installed battery.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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Awesome, very user friendly instructions. Was not looking forward to taking to computer repair store to replace internal battery. Thank you so much for these instructions.

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