Dell Inspiron 1420/Vostro 1400 (PP26L) Heatsink Removal and Installation


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 4 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

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

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Vostro 1400 Heatsink

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 CPU Heatsink

Slide the battery out.

Step 1

  • Slide the 2 battery latches towards the outside of the laptop.
  • Slide the battery out.
Remove the CPU processor door.

Step 2

  • Loosen the 3 retaining screws.
  • Remove the CPU processor door.
Remove the CPU processor door. Loosen the 3 retaining screws.
Lift the heat sink away from the motherboard.

Step 3

  • Loosen the 4 heat sink screws.
  • Lift the heat sink away from the motherboard.
Lift the heat sink away from the motherboard.Loosen the 4 heat sink screws.
Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.

Step 4

  • 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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