In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the CPU Heatsink on your Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 5 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) CPU Heatsink.
Before you begin
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Tools needed for this laptop repair
- 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 CPU Heatsink
- Slide the 2 battery latches towards the outside of the laptop.
- Slide the battery out.
- Loosen the 3 retaining screws.
- Remove the CPU processor door.
- Loosen the 4 heat sink screws.
- Lift the heat sink away from the motherboard.
- Using a flat head screw driver, turn the CPU locking screw counterclockwise approximately 180 degrees.
- Lift the CPU processor away from the motherboard.
- Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.
- Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.
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