Introduction

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

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.

Missing a step about removing the tiny Phillips head screw under the XPS flip up cover in the middle. Also, there are hooks all the way around the cover so it doesn’t simply lift off.

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

It’s not that easy to lift actually, cause there are latches. Had t release them gently all around beforehand.

Davit Barbakadze - Reply

Also there’s one additional screw under that plate on the bottom!

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Use tweezers to remove the little white connector by pulling it out and away from its socket. Use tweezers to remove the little white connector by pulling it out and away from its socket. Use tweezers to remove the little white connector by pulling it out and away from its socket.
  • Use tweezers to remove the little white connector by pulling it out and away from its socket.

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Remove the black standard flat connector by lifting the tab up with your hand. Remove the black standard flat connector by lifting the tab up with your hand.
  • Remove the black standard flat connector by lifting the tab up with your hand.

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Remove the 4 mm Phillips #0 screw that connects the fan to the motherboard. Remove the 4 mm Phillips #0 screw that connects the fan to the base of the computer.
  • Remove the 4 mm Phillips #0 screw that connects the fan to the motherboard.

  • Remove the 4 mm Phillips #0 screw that connects the fan to the base of the computer.

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Use your right hand to lift up the larger section of the motherboard, closest to the fan. Use your left hand to pull the fan at a 30-degree angle out from underneath the motherboard.
  • Use your right hand to lift up the larger section of the motherboard, closest to the fan.

  • Use your left hand to pull the fan at a 30-degree angle out from underneath the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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