Dell Precision 7530 Disassembly and SSD, HDD, RAM Upgrade Options


As Intel released its 8th Geen core I processors, Dell has gradually dominated the mobile workstation market with its former three-generation products. Recently, Dell has announced the new-generation DGFF(Dell Graphic Factory Form) and launched the high-end mobile workstation product – the Dell Precision 7530. Designed with premium materials, this 15.6-inch laptop is much smaller than previous generation products.

Now, let’s take apart the Precision 7530 mobile workstation.

This mobile workstation cancels the e-port which Dell has applied to its laptops for over a decade. To remove the back cover, you need to pry from the non-vent area to avoid disconnecting the snap joints.

After taking out the back case, its internal structure can be seen. The silver part on the left is the SIM card slot. Besides, you can also see the battery with the capacity up to 97Wh, the memory module (supports up to 128g DDR4 2666) and M.2 SSD (supports PCIe 3.0×4 and optane memory) and so on.
remove the back cover
The black sticker on the back cover is designed to prevent electromagnetic emission leakage.
black sticker
From the picture, we can see several important components. The SSD features heatsink for heat dissipation. A steel plate is added to the surface of the battery.
SSD, battery,HDD
We can notice an interesting detail. Three M.2 slots all support Optane technology. Meanwhile, the logo “push” is placed on the back of the palm rest.
SSD port
It features a dustproof keyboard. Although the laptop is thinner than its predecessors, it still has excellent heat dissipation. The silver steel plate can effectively reflect the thermal radiation that GPU/CPU emits.
The memory slot is supported and protected by a metal plate. In the meantime, the metal plate can insulate thermal radiation.
memory slot
Small components including the switch, the fingerprint, the keyboard and the card reader are protected by the steel plate. In this way, these small components can be of high durability.
small component
The user won’t get his finger hurt by the vent.
Its roller cage is thinner than its predecessor.
roller cage
The laptop doesn’t have a high utilization of its internal space.
internal structure
Its main ports are designed with a metal cover.
main ports
A steel sheet is placed under the heat dissipation module of the graphics card. It is fixed by two screws.
heat dissipation module
The cooling system module becomes thinner, but instead, it occupies more internal space.
heat dissipation module
In order to have better heat dissipation, the laptop features a fan with has longer and wider fins. As the diameter of the fan can’t be increased, Dell increases its fan speed increases. As a result, the noise increases.
When removing the motherboard, you’ll find a small component. This component is used to connect the motherboard and the small board.
disassemble the motherboard
Then, you’ll find a PSU(PowerSupplyUnit) card. Until now, I haven’t seen such a design on other laptops.
PSU card
After removing the heatsink and cooling fan module, the motherboard and graphics card can be seen.
remove the heat dissipation module
This is the DGFF, ad its size is between MXM3.0a and MXM3.0b. With this design, the 15.6-inch mobile workstation can finally use the Quadro P3200.
It has a compact design.
compact design
From the picture, we can see that the mobile station has placed its PD port and HDMI port on the graphics card as a desktop computer does.
PD and HDMI ports
The motherboard is covered by mylar. After uncovering the mylar, we can see that the motherboard provides four connection ports for the graphics card, but only three are occupied.
The motherboard has a compact structure. Dell places the PSU card for the motherboard has no place for other components. Besides, the PSU card can slightly prevent the motherboard from generating heat, which ensures the stability and usability of the circuit design.
PSU card
As for CPU power supply, this set of inductors provides 90W in the short term or 60W in the long term.
Its CPU support is in black. The circuit board also supports heat dissipation.
CPU support
It has a neat and dense component layout.
component layout
This laptop still adopts the roller cage design. Its roller cage is thinner and lighter.
roller cage
Its M.2 SSD is fixed on the roller cage instead of the motherboard.
We can see the good design on the vent and axis part.
vent and axis
The 2.5-inch M.2 SSD and the battery share the same space.
Compared with its last-generation product, this laptop’s roller cage of magnalium alloy is thinner.
roller cage
The Dell 7000 series laptops’ CMOS battery is always fixed on the motherboard. However, this laptop doesn’t adopt this design.
Four edges and two sides use magnalium alloy, aiming to protect the hardware and data security better.


  1. Greeting. Nice work, much appreciated. I have one question: do you happen to know if I can use either 2 or 3 nvme SSD’s in raid0 and boot win10 from this?


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