Dell Latitude E5530 (P28G-001) CPU Cooling Fan Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the CPU Cooling Fan on your Latitude E5530 (P28G-001) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 21 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Latitude E5530 (P28G-001) CPU Cooling Fan.

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 E5530 (P28G-001) CPU Cooling Fan

Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
  • Lift the Battery out of the laptop.
Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.Lift the Battery out of the laptop.Slide the latches over to unlock the battery.
Remove the 1 - M2 x 8mm keyboard screw.

Step 2

Remove the 1 - M2 x 8mm keyboard screw.Remove the 2 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Remove the Access Door.Remove the 1 - M2 x 8mm keyboard screw.
Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

Step 3

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.Slide the DVD Optical Drive out of the laptop.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.
Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 4

  • Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
  • Use the pull tab to slide the Hard Drive down and unseat it from the motherboard.
Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Use the pull tab to slide the Hard Drive down and unseat it from the motherboard.Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Unplug & loosen the antenna cables.

Step 5

  • Unplug & loosen the antenna cables.
  • Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.
  • Remove the WLAN Card.
Unplug & loosen the antenna cables.Remove the 1 - M2 x 3mm screw.Remove the WLAN Card.Unplug & loosen the antenna cables.
Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 6

Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Remove the CPU Access Door.Remove the 4 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Remove the Heatsink Screws.

Step 7

  • Remove the Heatsink Screws.
  • Remove the Heatsink.
  • ***Replace thermal pads & compound before reinstalling the heatsink.***
Remove the Heatsink Screws.Remove the Heatsink.***Replace thermal pads & compound before reinstalling the heatsink.***
Unplug the DC jack cable.

Step 8

  • Unplug the DC jack cable.
  • Unplug the fan cable.
Unplug the DC jack cable.Unplug the fan cable.
Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws under the optical drive.

Step 9

Remove the 2 - M2 x 3mm screws under the optical drive.Remove the 5 - M2.5 x 8mm screws.Remove the 5 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Turn the laptop over & open it up.

Step 10

  • Turn the laptop over & open it up.
  • Unsnap & remove the Keyboard Bezel.
Turn the laptop over & open it up.Unsnap & remove the Keyboard Bezel.
Remove the 5 - M2 x 3mm screws.

Step 11

  • Remove the 5 - M2 x 3mm screws.
  • Lift the keyboard & turn it over.
Remove the 5 - M2 x 3mm screws.Lift the keyboard & turn it over.
Unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 12

  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the Keyboard.
Unplug the keyboard cable.Remove the Keyboard.
Unplug the palmrest cables.

Step 13

Unplug the palmrest cables.Remove the 5 - M2.5 x 8mm screws.Remove the Palmrest Touchpad.Unplug the palmrest cables.
Unplug the LCD cable.

Step 14

  • Unplug the LCD cable.
  • Pull the antenna cables through the motherboard.
Unplug the LCD cable.Pull the antenna cables through the motherboard.
Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 8mm left hinge screws.

Step 15

Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 8mm left hinge screws.Remove the 3 - M2.5 x 8mm right hinge screwsRemove the LCD Display Assembly.
Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm screws.

Step 16

Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm screws.Remove the ExpressCard Reader.Remove the 4 - M2 x 3mm screws.
Unplug the speaker cable.

Step 17

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
  • Unplug the USB audio circuit board cable.
Unplug the speaker cable.Unplug the USB audio circuit board cable.
Remove the 5 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.

Step 18

Remove the 5 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.Remove the Left Support Bracket.Remove the 5 - M2.5 x 5mm screws.
Remove the 6 - M2 x 3mm screws.

Step 19

Remove the 6 - M2 x 3mm screws.Remove the Motherboard.Remove the 6 - M2 x 3mm screws.
Loosen the DC Jack.

Step 20

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

Step 21

Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.Remove the CPU Cooling Fan.Remove the 1 - M2.5 x 5mm screw.

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  • theaxehax

    Great walkthrough!! Thanks soo much. Saved me a lot of time.