Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Disassembly and SSD, RAM upgrade options

The new generation of XPS 13 2in1 following the Intel footsteps updated to the seventh generation processors, I5-7Y54 and I7-7Y75 two processors can be choose, memory 8GB and 16GB, because the memory cannot be upgraded, before buying need to consider clearly. Hard drive storage option of 256GB and 512GB, the SSD can be self-upgrade. The display is FHD (1920X1080) and QHD + (3200×1800) two specifications, weight of 1.24kg, thickness of 13.7mm.

Specification:
Processor: Intel Core I7-7Y75
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
Memory: 16GB, LPDDR3-1866MHz
Display: 13.3 inch 16:9, 1920×1080
Storage: 512GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p HD

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Remove eight screws from the bottom case.

After opening the nameplate, you can see all kinds of information and certification.
Remove the screw under the nameplate.

After remove all screws securing the bottom case, pry up the case with a guitar pick.
With the bottom case remove, you can get access to the battery, SSD, heat sink, speaker module, CMOS battery and motherboard.

Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 comes with a 7.6V, 46Wh, 5940mAh Li-ion battery, Dell P/N: NNF1C.

The SSD cover with a copper plate to help heat dissipation.
Remove two screws and remove the copper plate, you can access the SSD.

The Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 comes with a Toshiba 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD, Dell P/N: 07VPP2.

Heat sink is very large, the right side is the chip area, CPU, memory, etc. are concentrated here, sharing a piece of copper heat.

The Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 is Intel’s 4th generation Wi-Fi adapter. It is support 802.11ac, Dual Band, 2*2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.
The Wi-Fi module is soldering on the motherboard. If the Wi-Fi module failed, replace it will be very difficult.

The left speaker module

The right speaker module

Source: chiphell.com

8 comments

  1. Thanks for the guide! Looks like the copper heat sinks have corresponding shapes on the inside of the aluminum case. Do they make direct contact with each other? (Turning the outer-case into a heat sink).

    Think it’s worth it to apply thermal paste between the copper heat sink and the case, or even between the copper heat sink and the chips below?

    Thanks!

    1. Usually, between the copper heat sink and the chips do have thermal grease, but it is not necessary to apply thermal grease between the heat sink and the bottom case.

  2. thank you David.

    So are the heat sinks touching the bottom case? If not, I was thinking of getting thermal pads to improve the heat transfer.

    Side note, odd that the SSD still has the sticker – I would expect heat transfer to the copper heat sink to be badly affected by that.

    1. The heat sink do not connect to the bottom case, so you do not need to apply the thermal grease. If you really care about the heat, just buy a cool pad.

  3. Hello –
    I’m considering buying a XPS 2-in-1, but I am going to need a 2tb SSD. Are there 2tb SSD’s out there available for the XPS? If so, could you link me a couple?

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