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XPS 13 Service Manual


  1. Open the latches and disconnect the keyboard cable and the keyboard-backlight cable from the keyboard-controller board.
    Figure 1. Removing the keyboardImage: Disconnecting the keyboard and keyboard-backlight cables from keyboard-controller board.
    1. keyboard-backlight cable
    2. latches (2)
    3. keyboard cable
    4. keyboard-controller board
  2. Note the routing of the touchpad cable, the I/O-board cable, and the keyboard-controller board cable, and peel off the cables from the keyboard.
  3. Remove the 30 screws (M1.6x1.5) that secure the keyboard to the palm-rest assembly.
    Figure 2. Removing the keyboardImage: Removing the keyboard screws.
    1. screws (30)
    2. keyboard
    3. palm-rest assembly
  4. Lift the keyboard off the palm-rest assembly.
    Figure 3. Removing the keyboardImage: Removing the keyboard.
    1. keyboard
    2. palm-rest assembly

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