Trying to open a new XPS 14z to swap out the hard disk for an Intel Series 320 SSD. After reading the service manual am still stumped in how to loosen and remove the base cover. The manual says (after removing the screws) to use your fingertips to release the tabs on the base cover from the slots on the palm-rest assembly, but from the illustration it's not at all clear precisely where these tabs might be.
Any technique tips would be appreciated; a short video clip would be even better.
No small feat to open it up and just opened mine.
I got a question regarding the RAM. Concerning your pictures there is only one changeable module. Is the other kind of hidden or is there even a soldered 4GB on the mobo? Because I wanted to upgrade to a 8GB kit.
Thanks in advance 🙂
I researched the module from the chip P/N #K4B2G0846D in the photo and it looks like it is a 2GB so there must be 6GB onboard somewhere though I didn't go looking for it. It's a Samsung chip and here's the link to the spec. sheet:
Post up what you end up with and how it works!
Thanks so far. I think I´ll look up when the laptop is open. Firstly I´ll insert the SSD just ordered 😉 Will reply next week then, have a nice weekend.
What SSD did you go with? My Windows subscore for the Crucial 512GB SSD is 7.9, definitely turbos the laptop at 6Gbps! I've used a bunch of them and they've been 100% reliable-
Got the Samsung SSD 830, size 128GB. 7.9 looks like a veritable advancement 🙂 The Dell Chat said there are 2 banks of RAM ... I can´t really believe ... And the German site doesn´t support the 14z neither in the Supportarea nor the service-tag itself ... So I can´t chat to an employee of the hardware-section 😞