Dell XPS 14 (L421x) Ultrabook SSD Solid State Drive Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the SSD Solid State Drive on your Dell XPS 14 (L421x) Ultrabook laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 7 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell XPS 14 (L421x) Ultrabook SSD Solid State Drive.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components.
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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x T5 star screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell XPS 14 (L421x) Ultrabook SSD Solid State Drive

Remove the 2 screws under the XPS placard.

Step 1

  • Remove the 6 base screws.
  • Remove the 2 screws under the XPS placard.
Remove the 2 screws under the XPS placard. Remove the 6 base screws.
Carefully lift the base cover off of laptop and unplug the battery indicator cable.

Step 2

  • Carefully lift the base cover off of laptop and unplug the battery indicator cable.
Unplug the battery.

Step 3

  • Unplug the battery.
Unplug the unplug the speaker cable.

Step 4

  • Unplug the unplug the speaker cable.
Remove the speakers.

Step 5

  • Remove the 4 speaker screws.
  • Remove the speakers.
Remove the battery.

Step 6

  • Remove the 6 battery screws.
  • Remove the battery.
Remove the SSD Solid State Drive Screw.

Step 7

  • Lift the tape off of the SSD Solid State Drive.
  • Remove the SSD Solid State Drive Screw.
  • Remove the SSD Solid State Drive.
Remove the SSD Solid State Drive Screw. Remove the SSD Solid State Drive.

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2 Responses to Dell XPS 14 (L421x) Ultrabook SSD Solid State Drive Removal and Installation

  1. …does anyone knows…can i upgrade my ssd from 128 to 256 by myself?…bios will recognize it?

    • nick

      Hi,
      I just read your question.
      It is very easy to do its yourself. I have replaced back in December 2012 the main HDD against a 512GB 3Gbps SSD from Crusial and the original mSATA of 32GB against a 256GB also from Crucial.
      All parts work fine so far.

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