Dell Precision 7710 Disassembly (RAM, SSD Upgrade Guide)

By | February 23, 2016

In this guide, I will be taking apart Dell Precision 7710 workstations.

I will show how to upgrade RAM, SSD and hard drive.

Also, I will remove the keyboard, heat sink and cooling fan.

Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start the disassembly process.

1. Removing the battery and hard drive cover
The docking connector on the top of the case, the bottom is battery and hard drive cover.

Unlock and remove the cover.
Under the cover you can access the battery and hard drive module.

2. Removing the battery
The Dell Precision 7710 coming with a 11.4v, 91wh Li-ion battery, Dell P/N: MFKVP.
In order to remove the battery, just unlock the latch and lift up it, you can remove the battery.

3. Removing the hard drive
Lift up the blue latch and disconnect it from SATA cable, you can remove the hard drive module.

Here’s SATA cable.

4. Removing the service cover
Unlock and remove the service cover.

Under the cover you can access two RAM slots, two SSD slots, a wireless card, a SIM card slot and a spare WWAN slot.
In the picture, I have added a RAM and a SSD.
The laptop has four DIMM slots, other two RAMs under the keyboard.
The Dell Precision 7710 coming with two 8G DDR4-2133MHz SDRAM, plus one 16GB RAM I has added, total of 32GB RAM.
The M.2 SSD slots support for 2242 and 2280 SSD. In the picture, I have added a 512GB M.2 2280 SSD.

5. Removing the keyboard
In the next step, we will remove the keyboard.

Pry up the keyboard frame, there is a little hard in this step.

With the frame removed, you can find some screws securing the keyboard.

Remove all screws securing the keyboard.

Lift up the keyboard and disconnect four cables, you can remove the keyboard.

Here’s Dell Precision 7710 keyboard.

6. Removing the palm rest
Remove all screws securing the palm rest.
Pry up and remove the palm rest.

Under the palm rest, you can access two slots, heat sink, cooling fan, graphics card and motherboard.

7. Removing the heat sink and cooling fan
Loosen all screws securing the heat sink and disconnect two cooling fan cables from the motherboard.

When the heat sink removed, you can access the graphics card and the Intel processor.
The Intel processor soldering on the motherboard, so it is cannot upgrade.

6 thoughts on “Dell Precision 7710 Disassembly (RAM, SSD Upgrade Guide)

  1. Bryan

    wow such a big workstation and they had to solder on the processor…

  2. jordinario

    Thank you very much for this information. I have a DELL PRECISION 17 700, I want to maximize the performance of all the drives storage by using M.2 PCIE NVME. Is it possible to install two(1TB M.2 NVME PCI) at each M.2 port, since there are 2 ports available. Then at the bay drive, I will install another 1TB NVME PCIE. So that, I can have a total of 3TB M.2 NVME PCIE drive storage.

    1. James

      Do we need a adapter to add the third pcie on the third bay? I want to how to add a third add nvme

  3. Simon

    “Remove the Service Cover” (does not show how to remove the service cover).

    What the heck.


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