Dell Latitude 5501 Service Manual

Installing the heatsink assembly-discrete


If you are replacing a component, remove the existing component before performing the installation procedure.

About this task

The figure indicates the location of the heatsink and provides a visual representation of the installation procedure.

Installing the heatsink fan

Installing the Heatsink-discrete


  1. Locate the heatsink slot on your computer.
  2. Align and place the heatsink fan on to the heatsink assembly.
  3. Install the single (M2x5) screw that secures the heatsink fan to the heatsink assembly.
  4. Align and place the heatsink assembly into the slot of your computer.
  5. Install the two (M2x5) and six (M2x3) to secure the heatsink assembly to the computer.
    NOTE: Install the screws as per the callout on the heatsink.
  6. Connect the heatsink fan cable on to the connector on the system board.

Next steps

  1. Install the battery.
  2. Install the base cover.
  3. Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.

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