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You need to disconnect or replace the fans on your Dell XPS 13 9380, this guide is for you!

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  1. Replacement of fans on the Dell XPS 13 9380, Remove the back panel: step 1, image 1 of 3 Replacement of fans on the Dell XPS 13 9380, Remove the back panel: step 1, image 2 of 3 Replacement of fans on the Dell XPS 13 9380, Remove the back panel: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Before you begin, be sure to turn off your laptop and unplug it from the outlet.

    • Use a Torx T5 driver to unscrew the eight screws securing the back panel.

    • Use a spudger to pry up and loosen the back panel.

    • Lift the back panel up slightly from the non-hinged edge.

    • Pull the back panel away from the hinged edge, wiggling it back and forth to loosen the clips.

    • When the back panel clips are free, remove the back panel.

  2. Replacement of fans on the Dell XPS 13 9380, Remove the battery: step 2, image 1 of 2 Replacement of fans on the Dell XPS 13 9380, Remove the battery: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the cable from the battery by pulling the connector towards the battery.

    • Pull parallel to the battery, not straight up.

    • Remove the four screws (M2 x 2) securing the battery.

    • Remove the screw (M1.6 x 4) securing the battery.

    • Remove the battery from its recess.

  3. Replacement of fans on the Dell XPS 13 9380, Remove the fans: step 3, image 1 of 2 Replacement of fans on the Dell XPS 13 9380, Remove the fans: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • 1- Remove the screw (M1.6 x 3) that fixes the WiFi card and the cable holder the webcam on the motherboard.

    • 2- Remove the WiFi card and the cable holder for the webcam from the motherboard.

    • 3- Disconnect and lift the webcam cable from the motherboard. You will need to remove the adhesive tape that attaches the cable.

    • 4- Disconnect the power cable from the right fan of the motherboard.

    • 5- Disconnect the power cable from the left fan of the motherboard.

    • 6- Remove the two screws (M1.6 x 3) that attach the fans to the motherboard.

    • 7- Remove the fans from the motherboard.

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To reassemble your device, follow the instructions in reverse order.

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I do apologise if this is a redundant question. Would the bits included with the IFIXIT Essential Toolkit be sufficient to proceed with this operation, or is a more extensive kit like the Mako used here be a necessity? Thanks for the help!

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