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

  1. 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.

  2. Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the 'XPS' flap in the middle. Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the 'XPS' flap in the middle.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the 'XPS' flap in the middle.

  3. Remove the single Phillips screw hidden beneath the flap.
    • Remove the single Phillips screw hidden beneath the flap.

  4. Use opening picks or a plastic pry tool to pry open the case clips, beginning from the back edge.
    • Use opening picks or a plastic pry tool to pry open the case clips, beginning from the back edge.

  5. Remove the bottom cover.
    • Remove the bottom cover.

  6. Pull the battery cable connector towards the battery to disconnect it from its socket. If the connector is stubborn, push a little at one side, then the other, to "walk" it out of its socket.
    • Pull the battery cable connector towards the battery to disconnect it from its socket.

    • If the connector is stubborn, push a little at one side, then the other, to "walk" it out of its socket.

    • If you have trouble walking the connector out of the socket, use the point of a spudger to gently push on the connector indent to slide the connector out.

    • Do not pull up.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

Conclusión

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

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Great guide! The two hardest parts were getting the back cover off, and lifting the motherboard to remove the fan. Took me about 30 minutes in total.

John Reeder - Contestar

It would be really easier if you remove the battery screws first… there are some steps that were not clear…

Nicolás Jiménez Bautista - Contestar

This repair took me about 45 min for a complete novice. “Walking out” the battery connector was only way I could unplug it. There was a retaining bracket overlaying the flat connector (step 8) that I needed to unscrew (2 screws, phillips) before it could be removed. Take care to replace the wire in the wire guides along the fan’s housing prior to reinsertion of the replacement fan. It cannot be done afterwards and the back panel will not be flush. Otherwise, this was an excellent guide and an easy repair.

Scott Freeman - Contestar

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