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Vostro 3520 Service Manual

Removing the M.2 2230 solid state drive

Prerequisites

  1. Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
  2. Remove the SD card.
  3. Remove the base cover.

About this task

NOTE:This procedure applies only to computers shipped with an M.2 2230 solid state drive installed.
NOTE:The M.2 card installed on your computer depends on the configuration ordered. Supported card configurations on the M.2 card slot:
  • M.2 2230 solid state drive
  • M.2 2280 solid state drive

The following images indicate the location of the M.2 2230 solid state drive and provide a visual representation of the removal procedure.

Removing the M.2 2230 solid state drive

Steps

  1. Remove the (M2x2) screw that secures the M.2 thermal plate to the palm-rest and keyboard assembly.
  2. Slide and lift the solid state drive thermal plate off the solid state drive.
  3. Slide and remove the M.2 2230 solid state drive from the M.2 card slot on the system board.

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