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XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Service Manual

Removing the base cover


  1. Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.

About this task

The following images indicate the location of the base cover and provide a visual representation of the removal procedure.

Image: Removing the screws that secure the base cover to the palm-rest assembly

Image: Prying up the base cover

Image: Removing the base cover


  1. Remove the eight Torx screws (M2x4.5) that secure the base cover to the palm-rest assembly.
  2. Starting from the bottom-left corner, pry the base cover in the direction of the arrows to release it from the palm-rest assembly.
    CAUTION: Do not pull on or pry the base cover from the top as it may damage the base cover.
  3. Hold both sides of the base cover and rotate from front to back to remove from palm rest assembly.
    NOTE: The pins at the bottom of the base cover for grounding the antennas and the audio board are fragile. Place the base cover on a clean surface to avoid damage to the pins.

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