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Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement

What you need

  1. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Base Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Make sure your device is powered off and unplugged before starting

    • Flip the device over so the base cover of the computer is facing upwards.

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    • Using a Torx T5 screwdriver, remove the ten 3 mm screws on the back.

  3. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Flip open the system badge and with a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 8.5 mm screws.

  4. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the back cover off of the device.

  5. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 4 mm screws holding the battery in place.

  6. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Use the iFixit opening tool to disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

  7. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • With your hands, pick up and remove the battery from the system.

  8. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Heat Sink: step 8, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Heat Sink: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Phillips #00 to remove the three (without graphics card) or four (with graphics card) 3 mm screws that connect the heat sink to the system board.

  9. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the heat sink from the device. The thermal paste may have dried and make this handling more complicated, be careful.

  10. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Fan: step 10, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Fan: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 4 mm screws securing the grey display cable bracket.

  11. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the 4 mm screw at the back right corner of the fan.

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    • Disconnect the fan cable on the left of the fan and on the right side from the RAM, using the opening tool.

  13. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the right fan off of the device.

    • Repeat steps 8-11 to remove the left fan from the system board.

    • The left fan is fixed with two 4 mm screws. Make sure you have removed them if the fan does not come off easily.

  14. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, RAM: step 14, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, RAM: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to pinch down the metal tabs holding the RAM in place. Do this for each tab.

  15. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Use your hands to carefully lift the RAM up and away from the tabs to safely take it out.

  16. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, SSD: step 16, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, SSD: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5.5 mm screw next to the SSD.

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    • Using your hands, hold the SSD and slightly pull to the left.

  18. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Wireless Card: step 18, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Wireless Card: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, loosen the captive screw holding the wireless card bracket in place.

  19. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the wireless card bracket off of the wireless card.

  20. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Using a spudger, disconnect the coaxial antenna cables from the Wi-Fi card by popping them gently off.

  21. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the wireless card.

  22. Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 22, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9570 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the two motherboard cables located on the bottom of the motherboard using the opening tool.

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    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the four 4mm screws securing the hard drive cover.

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    • Disconnect the two motherboard cables located on the right of the motherboard using the opening tool.

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    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the 4 remaining 4mm screws holding the motherboard in place.

    • Remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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