close up of the SSD in a Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop

Dell XPS 13 9370 SSD Upgrade

Have a Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop and want to upgrade the SSD (which is the only thing you can upgrade, since the memory is soldered to the motherboard)? All you need to do is remove 8 screws, pop off the bottom cover, unplug the battery (for safety), remove the ssd screw and cover, and you’re done! Read on for a detailed walk-through:

Remove the bottom cover screws

Flip the laptop over and remove the 8 screws on the left, bottom, and right side:

photo showing the 8 screw locations on the bottom lid as part of how to do a Dell XPS 13 9370 SSD Upgrade

Pry off the bottom cover

You need to find somewhere to start prying off the bottom cover. I found it easiest to start at the back left hinge by wedging an old credit card in the corner:

where to start prying the bottom cover off, near one of the hinges, as part of how to do a Dell XPS 13 9370 SSD Upgrade

Then, simply carefully slide the tool (credit card) along the entire perimeter of the cover until it simply pops off:

Disconnect the battery (for safety)

Okay, so now you have the cover off. While this next step isn’t technically necessary, since you can get at the SSD without doing it, it’s still safe to disconnect all power sources just in case. All you need to do is push out the battery cable from the connector:

photo with the bottom lid removed with the battery connector circled

I simply used my finger nails on either side of the connector and pulled down towards the battery:

Remove the SSD

With the battery unplugged, remove the single screw holding the SSD cover (heatsink?) down. Note there’s a little bit of adhesive on the other side, so when pulling it off, there may be some resistance and/or it may pull the SSD out with it

closeup of the screw holding the SSD cover and SSD itself

Now assuming the SSD didn’t come loose with the cover, simply wiggle the SSD free (pull it out away from the connector, or to the right). From here, you now can replace the SSD with the one of your choice

photo showing the SSD removed

Wrap up

That’s it! Remove nine screws, pry off a cover, pull out a cable, removing another cover, and you, too, can easily perform a Dell XPS 13 9370 SSD upgrade with minimal worry or effort. When you’re done, all you need to do is do everything in reverse order to put it all back together.

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