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Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement

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  1. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove ten 4.0 mm screws from the back panel of the laptop.

  2. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove two 5.0 mm screws underneath the XPS badge door.

  3. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Wedge the scribe between the backplate and remove the bottom base cover.

  4. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove the six 4.0 mm screws.

  5. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug the battery cable.

  6. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery.

  7. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, Hard Drive: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove four 4.0 mm screws of the hard drive bracket.

    • Unplug the hard drive cable.

  8. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the hard drive bracket. Then, unplug and remove the hard drive.

  9. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, Solid State Drive (SSD): step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove a single 3.0 mm screw from the SSD bracket.

  10. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Using the same Phillips #2 screwdriver, unscrew and remove one 2.0 mm wafer screw from the SSD bracket.

  11. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Pull out and separate the SSD bracket and SSD, replacing the old SSD with a new one.

  12. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, Wireless Card: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the single 4.0 mm screw securing the wireless card base to the motherboard.

  13. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the wireless card cables from the wireless card.

  14. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the wireless card out of its slot.

  15. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, Fans: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove two 4.0 mm screws.

  16. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug the fan cable.

  17. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the left-side fan.

  18. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove two 4.0 mm screws.

    • Unplug the fan cable.

  19. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the right-side fan.

  20. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, RAM: step 20, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, RAM: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the metal clips surrounding the RAM stick outward.

    • The RAM will pop out.

    • Remove the RAM stick from the device.

  21. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Using a screwdriver, unscrew one 5.0 mm Torx T5 bracket screw.

    • Remove the bracket and unplug and loosen the LCD cable.

  22. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver, remove ten 4.0 mm screws securing the motherboard to the device.

  23. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • From right to left, unplug the bottom motherboard cables, DC jack cable, speaker cable.

  24. Dell XPS 15 9560 Motherboard Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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