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Dell Precision 5520 Battery Replacement

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  1. Dell Precision 5520 Battery Replacement, Base Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Dell Precision 5520 Battery Replacement, Base Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Be sure to power off and unplug your device before you begin your repair.

    • Turn the system badge flap over (1) and then remove the ten M2x3 screws that secure the base cover to the computer (2).

    • Pry the edges of the base cover and lift it to remove it from the computer.

    • NOTE: Use a Torx #5 screwdriver for the base screws and a Phillips screwdriver for the two M2x8 screws inside the badge flap.

  2. Dell Precision 5520 Battery Replacement, Battery: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the battery cable from the system board [1].

    • Remove the seven M2x4 screws that secure the battery to the computer [2].

    • Lift the battery off the computer [3].

    • Do not apply pressure to the surface of the battery

    • Do not bend

    • Do not use tools of any kind to pry on or against the battery

    • If a battery cannot be removed within the constraints above, please contact Dell technical support


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

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

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Great directions. Simple, yet precise. Took less than five minutes.

Sam Kamara - Reply

Easy peasy. Great instruction, exact parts with exact tools. Great price. Thanks IFIXIT!

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