EASY – Dell XPS 13 Battery Replacement – DOUBLE CHECK COMPATIBILITY!
You see i’ve got this flashing orange Music light of doom, so the battery indicator says there’s 95 available. It always says there’s 95 available, but look what happens when i unplug the power boom it shuts off, hitting this f2, while it’s booting up will get you into a says, bias mode, it’s, a diagnostic mode, and what you can see from there is just basically an Overview, but what i think our problem is, is right here, where it says: battery battery state idle health battery needs to be replaced. So there is some controversy about whether you can just unplug the battery or not. I ordered a new battery we’ll try the unplugging thing, but let me show you how to replace that battery. You want to choose carefully where you get your battery from i’ll show you, which one i got, because if you look in the details, even though a lot of them say they’re compatible, then further down, it says they’re not compatible with the two and one – and this Is this is the one that flips all the way over, so the battery that i did get claims to be? It was more expensive, but it claims to be compatible with that here’s. What you get this one also included the tools that you need in order to open the case and here’s the battery. So let’s go about putting this in and i’m going to use the tool that’s included here. Just take these screws out the back little teeny, tiny torx screws.
Once you get the screws off, you should be able to use this little pry bar to get in with that seam and there’s some clips inside here, and i think, if you just run this along here and carefully pry it to be able to open it up. So all right, you can see the the battery itself is screwed in at these tabs with little phillips screwdrivers, and you know what now i’m looking at this now and actually this battery doesn’t line up at all with the old battery you can see there are mounting Holes well it’s, first of all, it’s too wide well yeah too wide so it’s going to hit over here. These screw holes are not in the right spot. Uh this isn’t the right battery one star review jeez as long as i’ve come this far i’m gon na just take this battery out, so i can order the right one get all the screws out. It should just lift out. It looks like yeah. This one has connected up here which is different than how the battery i got is set so that this one’s actually a star so we’re going to just take that out now you should be able to just unplug it here and remove this battery. All right, i’ll show you that i have the dell xps 1373 90, which says it’s compatible right here, Music further down. It says it’s compatible with dell xps 7’0, two and one, which is what i have well definitely isn’t.
I ended up just ordering battery from dell it’s, not even on their website, but i just didn’t trust that the third party sellers are going to do. Get me the right battery. This was the one that was supposed to be right and it clearly wasn’t this one is, you can see the easy way to tell is this got its power, plug kind of on the right side in the middle and on this one it’s on the extreme left Side, it’s also got these cutouts here, which are a little different, so it’s, clearly a different battery and that’s the easy way to. If you can look at a picture of what’s being sold, you can tell that whether it’s the right battery or not so we’re, going to put this in, but first we got to transfer over these little components that were that are in this battery. I don’t know what they do. This is one important thing i just about screwed up so under the there’s, a star screw here, torques and when you take it off there’s, actually a little plate underneath there, with some copper contacts on it so i’m going to take this off and this little plate Here will actually just come out, so you don’t want to lose that i had it heard something rattling around in there and and found that so it’s just got some small copper dots on it to make sure that this oops there goes that screw to make sure That this cut this thing is making good contact with the body of the computer, so um that will line up with some little dots in here and it all sort of fits in place when it is properly engaged so i’m going to take now these components off Here here and here and put them over here, i assume they just push out.
Okay, so we’re gon na take this little thing and i’m gon na put it so that it fits in those two holes now put this in here and that will go make sure it goes and there’s two um posts. I guess – and i susp – i suspect – that if you don’t get it in there, this screw won’t be long enough screw that in here’s, just something to think about see where it says: m1 uh point six times three, i suspect that’s 1.6 millimeters and three millimeters, but Those are the shorter of these phillips screws, not not this one, which is longer, but the shorter ones here and that’s really important, because if you put a longer one in it’s going to end up going through something that you don’t want it to go through. So all the screws are marked all around way around, so it makes it pretty easy. Oh here you can see this is a 1.6, but this one up here is different that’s one point two by four, so that one’s, smaller but longer so make sure you get the right screws in the right place. Music looks like i got: all the screws are gone now and all the holes seem to be filled so that’s good. This will just snap back on here feels good feels like it clipped back in place i’m going to plug it in first and just make sure that so this light up here has been flashing orange let’s, see if that changes, Music, okay, now it’s a white light.
You can’t really see it, but it’s not flashing orange. So let me put the screws back in, i think we’re all good, now, let’s screws back in give it a try. Okay, let it charge for a little bit and we’re up and running again. I guess that was it: okay, easy easy fix. Just make sure you get the right battery that was uh.