Dell Vostro 2520 (P18F004) CPU Processor Removal & Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the CPU Processor on your Vostro 2520 (P18F004) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 11 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Vostro 2520 (P18F004) CPU Processor.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small flat head screwdriver
  • 1 x plastic scribe (optional)

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Vostro 2520 (P18F004) CPU Processor

Slide the locking latch over.

Step 1

  • Slide the locking latch over.
  • Slide the battery latch to the left and the Battery out.
Slide the locking latch over.Slide the battery latch to the left and the Battery out.
Remove the 2 hard drive screws.

Step 2

  • Remove the 2 hard drive screws.
  • Under the battery, remove the hinge cover screw.
Remove the 2 hard drive screws.Under the battery, remove the hinge cover screw.
Remove the 11 bottom palmrest screws.

Step 3

  • Remove the 11 bottom palmrest screws.
Turn the laptop over and open it up.

Step 4

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Press in the 4 keyboard clips to loosen the Keyboard.
Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.

Step 5

  • Carefully lift the keyboard and turn it over.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable.
Loosen the 2 top palmrest screws. You will not be able to remove them completely.

Step 6

  • Loosen the 2 top palmrest screws. You will not be able to remove them completely.
Unplug the 2 palmrest cables.

Step 7

Unplug the fan cable.

Step 8

Unplug the fan cable.Unplug the LCD Cable.
Loosen the 4 heatsink screws.

Step 9

  • Loosen the 4 heatsink screws.
  • Carefully lift the Heatsink Fan off of the motherboard.
Turn the CPU Locking screw counterclockwise approximately 180 degrees, or until the CPU is loose.

Step 10

  • Turn the CPU Locking screw counterclockwise approximately 180 degrees, or until the CPU is loose.
  • Remove the CPU.
Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.

Step 11

  • 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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