Dell Inspiron 15-5510 (2021) – SSD and RAM Upgrade Guide
This is the 2021 edition of the dell 15 5000 series with the intel core i5 11th gen 11 300h processor. In this specific machine and to start with, we are going to go around, we have a philips. I believe it is a double zero screwdriver head and we are going to go around the base, starting at the front and side removing the screws from the base. In our tool set, we also have a new plastic pry tool, uh, as i believe it is going to be quite a tight fit on this base. So, by using a new tool, we’re giving ourselves the best chance to get in there, cleanly links for the tools and other parts that i’m using should all be in the description below as well. So, with the last of these removed, we are now going to turn our attention to the three back screws. All the screws here should be the same length. I just put them to one side in the same positions that i removed them in and just place them back in the same positions. Now these back screws are retained into the chassis and, as you undo these, these will create a gap at back to ease removal of the panel. So we are going to the center one actually on this model, not retained, but the two end ones are so and as we undo that one as far as possible, just a little more on this one until we get that click with that done, we’re now going To take our pry tool and push it into the gap created, go along and then work our way down the side releasing as many of the clips as we can and then same on the other side.
I apologize for reaching around in front of the cameras here and down the other side as well. We can now turn our attention to the back and we’re just going to lift and apply a little bit of pressure as we do this and so work along this back section so sliding in just a little bit of pressure just to aid with that with that Done we will then just work around the front and lift pry in and lift the panel off the base once inside the machine. We have our battery here and we are going to start by just disconnecting this and we are going to use the tip of the pry tool and a finger to just gently ease this out. It’S always a good idea to disconnect the battery whatever jobs you’re doing particularly on these models, as they have a habit of. If you open the lid, they will often power on so it’s always good to disconnect the battery just so you don’t have an accidental power on of the system. The system’s two dimm modules are installed under these pairs of covers this system, shipped with two four gig modules and that’s. How we’re going to be leaving it, but just to demonstrate how to replace these. We can pull either side of the module and slot it out and refit. It again put it in angled up press in and then down and same on the other side, pull the little connectors out all the little legs out and remove the module after it lifts up and to refit press into the slot and down to connect.
Looking at the ssds, this system actually features two ssd slots. The second slot here only accommodates an m230 length drive, whereas the other here can accommodate both m2 2230 and 2280 type drives. So what we are going to do is remove the cover from the empty 2230 drive and we are going to relocate that main drive. This is a 512 gigabyte ssd in this particular model. So we are going to move that over here and refit with the cover over the top of it. So to do that, we have inserted it in press down and screw in the screw to add a m2 2280 drive. We are going to peel back this and we can see we have this little mounting bracket here, we’re going to insert the end of our pry tool and if we can just slide it out so with that done, we should then be able to slide out this Mounting bracket, we can then take this over to the m2 2280. We want to turn it around and swap this in so the two lugs go under here and then with the tip of our finger, pull it into position and fold this back down with that done. We can then take our m2 2280 drive, insert it into the socket and screw it down. Both of these drives are pcie, nvme type drives. I don’t know if this supports sata devices, but really there is little reason to um put a sata device into one of these with our work completed.
We can now do not forget to do this. It’S always a pain when you do reinsert our battery and take the base panel and line it back up. We can then begin pressing around the base of the system and, along the back before, beginning to before, beginning to refit the screws into the base of the machine. I like to start with the front and then at the front corners and then the back corners and then having done that, we turn the rest of the screws to the base and our job should be done. I hope you found this video useful.