Dell Latitude E5550 Heatsink Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Heatsink on your Latitude E5550 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 14 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Latitude E5550 Heatsink.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

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

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Latitude E5550 Heatsink

Remove the screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 1

Remove the screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).Pry up & unsnap the access door.Remove the Access Door.Remove the screws (6 x M2.5 x 5mm).
Remove screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).

Step 2

Remove screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).Unplug cable.Remove Battery
Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.

Step 3

Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.Separate the clips and remove the RAM Memory.
Pry loose and remove Keyboard Bezel.

Step 4

Pry loose and remove Keyboard Bezel.Remove keyboard cables.Remove screws (2 x M2x2mm).Remove Keyboard.
Remove bottom screws (7 x M2.5 x 5mm) (9 x

Step 5

Remove bottom screws (7 x M2.5 x 5mm) (9 x Remove bottom screws (7 x M2.5 x 5mm) (9 x
Remove palmrest cables.

Step 6

Remove palmrest cables.Remove palmrest screws (3 x M2.5 x 5mm).Remove Palmrest.
Remove right screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).

Step 7

Remove right screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).Remove left screw (1 x M2 x 3mm).
Remove screws (4 x M2 x 3mm).

Step 8

Remove screws (4 x M2 x 3mm).Remove Hinge Covers from computer.Remove screws (4 x M2 x 3mm).
Remove WLAN cables.

Step 9

  • Remove WLAN cables.
  • Remove screw from display cable bracket (1 x M2 x 3mm)
  • Remove bracket and Display Cable.
Remove WLAN cables.Remove screw from display cable bracket (1 x M2 x 3mm)Remove bracket and Display Cable.Remove WLAN cables.
Remove screws (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 10

Remove screws (4 x M2.5 x 5mm).Remove Display Assembly.
Unplug cable.

Step 11

Unplug cable.Remove Cooling Fan.
Unplug cable from circuit board.

Step 12

  • Unplug cable from circuit board.
Remove screws (3 x M2.5 x 5mm).

Step 13

Remove screws (3 x M2.5 x 5mm).Remove Motherboard.
Remove heatsink screws (4 x M2 x 3mm).

Step 14

Remove heatsink screws (4 x M2 x 3mm).Remove Heatsink.

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Latitude E5550 Heatsink

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