Dell Precision 5510 Disassembly (RAM, SSD Upgrade Guide)

By | December 20, 2015

In this post, I will show you how to disassemble Dell Precision 5510, I will remove the bottom case, RAM, SSD, battery, display assembly, cooling fan and motherboard. Refer to the guides to repair, upgrade and clean your Precision 5510.

Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
Intel Xeon Processor E3-1505M v5 (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.70GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, with Intel HD graphics P5
16GB (2x8G) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory with ECC
NVIDIA Quadro M1000M with 2GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
512G 2.5″ SSD
15.6″ FHD IPS (1920×1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED-backlit with premium panel guarantee (72% color gamut)

Remove ten screws securing the bottom case.

Open the precision nameplate, you can find two screws, remove it.
Pry up and remove the bottom case.

The bottom case molded by a thick aluminium alloy, many parts even left a solid pillar to ensure the reliability of the structure.

Air vents.

Unlike in the past, you can see the Mylar film is not simply an insulating plastic, the other side have a layer of thick copper, used for enhance the structural strength of Mylar film to prevent by force or deformed when heated for a long time.

Under the bottom case, you can access the 56wh li-ion battery, 512GB 2.5″ SSD, two 8GB SK Hynix 2133MHz DDR4 RAMs, a spare M.2 2280 SSD slot, speakers, WLAN, heat sink and cooling fan.

Dell Precision 5510 touchpad fixed on the magnesium alloy skeleton. There is a micro switch button in the middle.

2.5-inch hard drive bay.

The speakers installed on roll cage, by the way, the speakers sound really very general, even worse than the old XPS 12 and XPS 13.

Dell Precision 5510’s backlit keyboard, its also fixed on the roll cage.

Dc power jack cable

Dell Precision 5510 LCD hinge

Dell Precision 5510 heat sink with two dual copper pipes.

Dual cooling fan

Dell Precision 5510 cooling fan come from FCN, DC5V, 0.4A.

Dell Precision 5510 motherboard

M.2 SSD slot

For more guides, check out the Dell Precision 5510 device page.

3 thoughts on “Dell Precision 5510 Disassembly (RAM, SSD Upgrade Guide)

  1. Peter

    i wonder if you anyone can help, i have lost all my screws for the base of my m5510 laptop.

    i bought some standard m2x3mm screws but they stick out and are not flush

    do you have a picture of the screw for the base or know where i could buy them

    kind regards

  2. Ovidiu

    It would be very helpful to know what type of screw driver and waht size one needs.


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