How to change the silver top cover to the Rose Gold one? Anyone done it?

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  1. jack53

    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    How to change the silver top cover to the Rose Gold one on my Dell XPS 13 9360 ?
    Has anyone done it?
    I can't find a video anywhere online on how to do that. They have a whole bunch of videos online on swapping out the display with cover intact but no matter how I google it, can't find just taking off the cover once you have the display taken out???
    These are some of the keywords I used....
    Dell XPS 13 9360 top cover / display hinge cover / LCD Back Cover Top case Screen Screen lid / Rear Lids for Dell XPS / LCDs Back Cover Rear Lid / LED back cover lid. I added Removal to each of those.
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    Never mind, I found it on the long running ifixit website! I've used them before in the past, but couldn't find them until I googled "Disassembly of top cover from display screen on Dell XPS 13 9360". It's not a video, but well laid out with photo's and instructions which I prefer anyways as I hate pausing the videos all the time.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Dell+XPS+13+Teardown/36157

    It looks too hard to take the cover off as it is glued to the screen.

    • We're getting pretty good at prying up glass, so we've got some idea of where to start.

    • Step 1: Load up on heat. Use plenty of iOpeners. (Or one iOpener plenty of times).

    • Step 2: Pry gently in many places. Opening Picks are the ideal tool.

    • Step 3: ???

    • Step 4: The edges you just heated are nowhere near the adhesive you wanted to loosen. The adhesive is entirely under the LCD panel.

    • Step 4b: Apply plenty of heat to the back and pry slowly.

    • Whew! Okay, not heck-tons of adhesive, but it packs a punch. You'd better peel slowly and use plenty of heat. That's some thin glass.
    So, I'm thinking of using a custom made skin which I've done before. Here is what it will look like: (I'm going to leave the bottom black)
    Dell_XPS_13-Skin.jpg
     
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    pressing Notebook Deity

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    That is a cool skin. I think a skin is the best option.
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    Yes, because most all laptops are either silver, silver & black or just black = DULL
    Like with the past 9 years of XPS 13, their all silver with the exception of Rose Gold and you can't tell if one is an 8 year old one or a new one without looking closely.
    I was liking the Rose Gold, but that is out at this point, so I'll go with a skin. I make a living of sorts with photography, so that would be good advertising as I took that photo.
     
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    Just saw this thread, I was going to suggest the same thing. Skin it. I also am making a living with photography/videography/creative work now. A few other odds and ends to help as well but most income comes from creative work. I like the silver/grey colors of the dell machines now.
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    I do too, the Dell ultra laptops look great, BUT, most all laptops are silver/grey now and I like something different, like the five Corvettes I've owned over the years.
    I considered painting this one as I've painted several laptops over the years... click on my signature link to see those below.
     
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    kojack Notebook Prophet

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    I like different stuff too. 2000 acura integra with endyn pistons, cams, head and ported supercharger. 400 whp. 11 sec 1/4 on pump gas. Also, this was in 2001!
     
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    jack53 Dell XPS 9360 i7 Lover!

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    You probably would have liked my Corvette #4 I had for 12 years... I won over 25 trophies/awards with that one.
    https://moskovita-photography.com/1977.htm
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    LOVE IT!
     
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