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Introduction

The may need to be replaced if you are running out of storage space, or if you have saved files being corrupted. If the battery works but the computer will not boot up, it may be the SSD. On the Dell XPS 15 9550, it is easily accessible after the back panel is removed.

Parts

  1. Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement, Back/Underside Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the laptop upside down.

    • Make sure the laptop is turned off.

    • Use a T5 Torx Screwdriver to remove the ten 3 mm long screws from the perimeter of the back of the laptop.

  2. Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Open up the information panel door (on the middle of the back side).

    • While holding the door open, use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the two 10 mm long screws.

  3. Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully lift the 2 corners of the back panel close to the hinge upwards, to release the whole panel.

    • Do not force the panel off. If it does not come off easily, try to use a plastic spudger where it is stuck.

  4. Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement, Solid State Drive: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the SSD screw.

  5. Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9550 Solid State Drive Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Gently remove the SSD.

Conclusion

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

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