NOTE: : For PCIe, NVMe solid-state drives a thermal shield is required for optimal heat dissipation and is installed in the computer when these configurations are ordered. If these configurations are installed After Point-of-Sale (APOS), that is, after you purchase the computer; contact Dell support to purchase a thermal shield.
NOTE: : Before replacing the M.2 card take note that there are two M.2 card slots present on your computer, for:
the left card slot PCIe, NVMe and SATA AHCI cards are supported.
the right card slot only PCIe, NVMe cards are supported.
The following image indicates the location of the M.2 2280 solid-state drive and provides a visual representation of the installation procedure.
Align the notch on the M.2 2280 solid-state drive with the tab on the M.2 card slot on the system board.
Slide the M.2 2280 solid-state drive into the M.2 card slot on the system board.
Slide and align the screw hole of the M.2 thermal shield with the screw hole on the palm-rest assembly.
NOTE: : This step is only applicable when installing a PCIe M.2 card.
Replace the screw (M2x3) that secures the M.2 2280 solid-state drive to the palm-rest assembly.