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Introdução

Your motherboard is no longer working? This is a real shame, but you have the chance to be on this tutorial that will guide you through the process of replacing it.

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  1. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Pop the center cover open on the bottom cover.

    • Remove the center screw with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver for the remaining screws around the edge of the bottom cover.

  2. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove back panel after all screws have been removed.

  3. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • After the back panel has been removed, disconnect the battery to prevent electrical shock

  4. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 8 screws that secure the battery.

  5. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the battery: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Once all the screws have been removed the battery is now safe to extract

  6. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Cooling Fan: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Caution: Ensure your laptop has been powered down.

    • Close the laptop, flip the laptop over, and pop off the back small panel with a flathead screwdriver. The panel will be hanging by the hinges once open.

  7. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the screws along the edge of the bottom cover.

    • Use a magnetic board if possible to keep track of screws.

    • Open the center cover and use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove single screw.

  8. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the back cover.

  9. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Caution: Be mindful of static electric charge across the battery port. Usage of an antistatic strap is recommended but not required.

    • Disconnect the battery to prevent electrical shock.

    • If battery replacement is desired then the battery may be removed at this point via removal of the battery's perimeter screws.

  10. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect yellow-colored ribbon cable from its port which sits at the bottom left of the fan housing.

  11. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Dislodge the CMOS battery.

    • Unplug CMOS cable.

    • This step is not completely necessary, it allows extra room to maneuver the fan in and out during replacement.

  12. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to loosen the screws that secure the heat sink's heat spreader.

    • Screws cannot be fully removed from heatsink.

  13. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Grip the heat sink from the sides and carefully lift it up to remove it.

    • Heatsink is a device used for absorbing heat and necessary to remove to reach the fan.

    • At this time there will be a whitish powder between the heatsink and the CPU. This powder below the heat spreader is degraded thermal paste. DO NOT wipe away this powder unless the thermal paste will be replaced upon reassembly.

  14. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two cooling fan screws.

  15. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Unplug the fan cable.

  16. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • The cooling fan can now be removed and a new one can be installed.

  17. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the WiFi card: step 17, image 1 of 3 Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the WiFi card: step 17, image 2 of 3 Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the WiFi card: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • We removed the battery to avoid electric shocks.

    • Disconnect the two wires from the WiFi card. You can do this with a pair of pliers or your fingernail.

    • Remove the screw with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Now remove your WiFi card to replace it.

  18. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Adhesive tape: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • We removed the battery to avoid electric shocks.

    • Remove the adhesive tape.

  19. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the hard disk drive: step 19, image 1 of 2 Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the hard disk drive: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the screw with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Remove the hard disk from its location.

  20. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the operating button: step 20, image 1 of 2 Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the operating button: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • We removed the battery to avoid electric shocks. The hard disk, WiFi card and fan have also been removed.

    • Remove the connector with a pair of pliers or your fingernail.

    • Remove the screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Remove the card afterwards.

  21. Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the motherboard: step 21, image 1 of 3 Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the motherboard: step 21, image 2 of 3 Replacement of the motherboard on a Dell XPS 12 9Q23, Remove the motherboard: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Disconnect the various connections from the motherboard.

    • Remove the screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Carefully turn the motherboard over to disconnect the tablecloth from the keyboard.

    • You can now replace the motherboard.

Conclusão

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

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