How to Replace Common Parts in your Full-size or Mini-tower Dell desktop

Summary: Use this article to guide you in the replacement of common parts for full size and mini-tower Dell Desktops.

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Before performing any maintenance procedures, please perform the following steps:

  1. Review the safety information shipped with your Dell product. Visit to access digital versions of those documents.
  2. Disconnect all power sources before opening the computer cover or panels. Replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the power source.
  3. Avoid damaging components and cards. Handle them by their edges, and avoid touching pins and contacts.
  4. When disconnecting a cable, pull on the connector or pull tag. Do not pull on the cable itself.
  5. Review our video on avoiding unintentional damage from electrostatic discharge.

Learn how to Avoid ESD Damage (2:30)

Remove the Memory (RAM/DIMM)

Learn how to Replace the Memory in your Dell Desktop (2:46)

Remove the Hard Disk Drive (Hard Drive, HDD)

Learn how to Replace the Hard Disk Drive in your Dell Desktop (3:14)

Remove the Power Supply (PS/PSU) from a Dell Desktop

Learn how to Replace a Power Supply in Dell Desktop (2:10)

Remove the Video Card from a Dell Desktop

Learn how to Replace a Video Card in Dell Desktop (2:10)

Replace the Optical Drive from a Dell Desktop

Learn how to Replace an Optical Drive in Dell Desktop (2:08)

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Fixed Workstations

Last Published Date

25 Feb 2021



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