Dell XPS 13 9343 Disassembly and SSD, RAM upgrade options

In this guide, I’ll explain how to disassemble Dell XPS 13 9343 to remove the bottom case, battery, SSD, wireless card, heat sink, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to this guide, you can upgrade, repair and clean your Dell XPS 13 9343.

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Remove eight screws securing the bottom case.

Open the XPS nameplate.

Under the XPS nameplate, you can find a hidden screw. Remove the screw.

Pry up and remove the bottom case.

Under the bottom case, you can access the battery, wireless card, SSD, speaker, heat sink and cooling fan.

Remove all screws securing the battery.

Disconnect the battery power cable from the motherboard.

Dell XPS 13 9343 come with a 7.4v, 52wh Li-ion battery, Dell model: JD2SG.

The touchpad is under the battery, connecting to the motherboard via a white cable.

Remove one screw securing the SSD.

SSD slot type is M.2 NGFF.

Dell XPS 13 9343 come with 128GB M.2 SSD, Dell part number: 0FJX63.

Remove one screw securing the wireless card and disconnect two antenna cables.

Broadcom DW1560 wireless card

Remove all screws securing the motherboard. Disconnect the cooling fan cable, LCD cable, touchpad cable, speaker cable from the motherboard.

Dell XPS 13 9343 motherboard has been removed.

Dell XPS 13 9343 cooling fan

On the back of the motherboard, you can find the RAM chips.

Micron RAM chips

Remove four screws securing the heat sink.

3.5mm headphone jack, USB port and HDMI port

The fifth-generation Intel Core processor

USB port and card reader

Left speaker

Right speaker

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