This guide shows you have to replace the SSD in the Dell XPS 13.

  1. Remove eight T5 Torx screws
    • Remove eight T5 Torx screws

    • Lift the plastic tab

    • Remove a Philips screw under the plastic tab

  2. Use opening picks to open the lower case
    • Use opening picks to open the lower case

    • Disconnect the battery and move the battery cable out of the way.

    • Open the display and press the power button for five seconds to drain any remaining charge from the system.

    • Remove a Philips screw holding the SSD

    • Pull the SSD parallel to the motherboard

    • Do not lift the SSD upward or risk damaging the SSD slot


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

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I’m kinda new on pc upgrading. So once I install a new m.2 I’ll need to install a new window 10 right - Reply

You will have to reinstall unless you are buying a samsung m.2 which comes with a disk duplicator utility. The xps 13 cames with a samsung early life evo disk (128GB) and transferring from 1 evo to another is very easy with the app. I believe its the same with every disk though I havent tried the latter.

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