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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the battery in the Dell XPS 13 9350.

  1. Remove the eight 4 mm T5 Torx screws from the bottom cover. Remove the eight 4 mm T5 Torx screws from the bottom cover.
    • Remove the eight 4 mm T5 Torx screws from the bottom cover.

  2. Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the central flap. Remove the single Phillips #0 screw beneath the flap in the center of the bottom panel.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the central flap.

    • Remove the single Phillips #0 screw beneath the flap in the center of the bottom panel.

  3. Lift up the back cover using both hands.
    • Lift up the back cover using both hands.

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  5. Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #0 screws located on each corner of the battery. Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #0 screws located on each corner of the battery.
    • Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #0 screws located on each corner of the battery.

  6. Use tweezers to remove the white connector from its socket by pulling it to the right. Use tweezers to remove the white connector from its socket by pulling it to the right.
    • Use tweezers to remove the white connector from its socket by pulling it to the right.

  7. Place a plastic opening tool underneath one side of the speaker and lift up. There are speakers located to the left and to the right of the battery. Use your hand to lift up the speaker.
    • Place a plastic opening tool underneath one side of the speaker and lift up.

    • There are speakers located to the left and to the right of the battery.

    • Use your hand to lift up the speaker.

  8. Use tweezers to detach the rainbow cable connector from its socket by pulling it towards the battery. Use tweezers to detach the rainbow cable connector from its socket by pulling it towards the battery.
    • Use tweezers to detach the rainbow cable connector from its socket by pulling it towards the battery.

  9. Use your hands to gently lift up the battery. Use your hands to gently lift up the battery.
    • Use your hands to gently lift up the battery.

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

There is a #00 Phillips under the XPS cover on the bottom. Also one of the #0 screws holding the battery down is #00. It is not necessary to remove the speakers but the wires are taped to the battery so pick and remove the tape.

scott Brawner - Reply

Took me about 45 minutes.

Couple of complexities:

1. The speaker removal, it’s easier just to unscrew and pull out that way. Moreover, it’s easier the same way to replace, the problem is if you push in the speakers can remain wobbly unless you properly attach to the flexible plastic things.

2. When replacing the screws on the battery, do the little screw first. It shows it on the images, but doesn’t mention it, it’s a different sized screw (step 3).

3. Removing the screws on the back of the laptop is tough unless you have a good screw driver. In the end, I bought one from China from Aliexpress that was bang on what I needed.

Daniel Offer - Reply

Does anyone have a source for a replacement battery? I checked Amazon but reviews were sketchy at best.

Andrew Chervenak - Reply

I was concerned about the Amazon reviews as well. I ordered my battery directly from Dell for $85.

Samuel Adams -

Great guide! Came in real handy when I needed to replace a swollen battery.

Although the speaker removal part can be skipped completely.

Just remove the 4 Philip battery screws and peel off the black tapes securing the red/white speaker wires would be sufficient to allow the battery to slide right off.

Michael Wu - Reply

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