I can confirm that the layout in 9343 / 9350 / 9360 is IDENTICAL. They shares the chassis.
The 9543 / 9550 /9560 and the precision shares the chassis (confirmed). Internals should be similar but varies wildly from configuration to configuration (e.g. a smaller battery and a 2.5 inch HDD OR a big battery with no 2.5 inch), discrete soldered or socket GPUs and the like.
The two looks very similar, so be rather sure. The 15 inch tend to get “better” stuff.
For the L321X, 9333, the 9q23 and the “older” models the layout IS different (but they should share the chassis)
I had the trouble with cracked plastic brackets, so I am pretty convinced that the “new” layout is better.
The motherboard is made of silicon and had solder to "even” the compression force between the screw and the frame. The plastic crack because the topmost brackets are “squeezed” when you tighten the screw, so this time Dell put the fan “below” the motherboard.
The battery fasteners are also different in the way that there is little “squeezing” force on the plastic tab as the screw mount is very slightly higher.
Which means that all the parts will be fine even if it was overtightened for a bit. Now it’s only the configuration that decided how long it “lives” …
You did peel off the sticker. Great job.
It had barcode of some apparently “important” things so I had not tore it down, but under the tape there’s some more numbers
True. It is a T5.
Which is why I think I added the T5 screwdriver under the tools required.
T6 is easy. You can find T6 bits for $1 on a street side shop. Even some power tools (craftsman) had it. T5 is much more rarer.
For mine I replaced the T5 screws with my own T6 ones because T5 strips more often.
And for the history, it has always been a T5. It’s a T5 on 2012 and 2016/7/8 so I don’t know why he got it mixed
Back in those times you also don’t have intricated glass-sandwich phones.
You got to pay for some stuff when you make the things small.
My general idea toward you using drills is that the process is destructive. I am glad you added it.
The general idea toward these teardown is to try to be as rational as possible — look around, inside outside, and try to find releasable fasteners such as screws or clips then proceed.
That single screw in the middle of the speaker housing is surprising. I bet you’d have some more experience if you do end up having another broken pair of beats.
Second thought, corruption of software is least likely to be hardware’s fault, especially when solid state storage is so widespread — you can’t physically repair a memory chip, after all.
Wish you the lucks.
There is no way to tell if you have opened up the device or not, since there is no warranty label or anything restricting you from opening it.
You can change the SSD, swap out speakers and battery and even replace your display for a touch screen and supposedly it will be still under warranty.
Well, if you show them that you have “modified it” by missing a few screws or showing signs of wear on the screws … well, THAT I can’t help you.
Dell’s pretty good on this side. I had never need to go to the repair shop. Once.
I’m surprised they had it on the L322X. I remembered there having a obstructive circuit board beneath the hinge cover …
I will maybe try with my XPS L321X …
That plastic part is EXTREMELY tough on mine. It was the old “U” on the XPS 9360 but it definitely feel more than just double-sided tape. I’m feeling some incredibly strong clippage and haven’t been able to figure out hot to open it up.
Definitely don’t feel like something that’s going apart in 2 years (the display hinge protector weakens on the old XPS under 2 years, when you can easily open it up without opening the back cover)
They COULD do better, but why would they?
Apple is the only company with their own wireless (no blame for delivering Airdrop), apple-branded SSD (what the heck), T2 “security chip”.
That have nothing to do with “Pro”. That said, “Pro” users most likely will modify their hardware to suit their needs (or swap out broken stuff to make it live longer) but as far as I know this is against Apple’s intentions.
Hey, they still use screws.
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