Introduction

With the required tools and time, a Dell XPS 10 can be fixed in under an hour.

"Do not use metal tools to pry connectors off the board. You can cause a short circuit and fry your motherboard if you do so."

  1. Slide one of the plastic opening tools in the crack on the side of the device with the windows button.
    • Slide one of the plastic opening tools in the crack on the side of the device with the windows button.

    • Slide the other plastic opening tool facing the opposite way in the crack next to the first one and pry the back cover off a little bit at a time or slide them around the edge as necessary.

    • Finally, slide the two plastic opening tools all around the case until it is open.

  2. Unscrew the three black, 4mm screws with a phillips screwdriver size PH 0 (one of which is under the gold colored ribbon cable.)
    • Unscrew the three black, 4mm screws with a phillips screwdriver size PH 0 (one of which is under the gold colored ribbon cable.)

    • Unscrew the three gray, 3mm screws with the same screwdriver (phillips screwdriver size PH 0.)

    • Unplug the connector the connects the battery to the mother board.

      • Make sure to use a plastic opening tool instead of a metal spudger to avoid any unnecessary accidental shorting out of components.

    • Unscrew the two screws shown circled in red in the picture.

    • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 4 mm screws

    • Lift up the plug that connects the camera to the motherboard using the plastic opening tool as shown in the pictures.

    • After the rear facing camera is removed, you may now remove the front facing camera.

    • Use the nylon spudger to disconnect the cable on the motherboard.

    • Make sure you use the black plastic spudger to pry up the aluminum tape holding the front facing camera. Be careful as the tape is fragile.

    • Use the black spudger to remove all of the ribbon cables except for the wide orange cable.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the orange cable.

    • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm screws.

    • Continue to disconnect all of the ribbon cables from the motherboard.

    • Using the black spudger, remove the aluminum tape from the wide black cable. Be careful not to tear the tape as it is fragile.

    • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the final two 3 mm screws.

Conclusion

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

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