Dell Latitude 5501 Service Manual

Removing the heatsink assembly-discrete


  1. Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
  2. Remove the base cover.
  3. Remove the battery.

About this task

The figure indicates the location of the Heatsink and provides a visual representation of the removal procedure.

Removing the Heatsink-discrete

Removing Heatsink fan


  1. Locate the heatsink assembly on your computer.
  2. Remove the two (M2x5) and six (M2x3) captive screws that secures the heatsink assembly to the computer.
  3. Disconnect the heatsink fan cable from the system board.
  4. Lift the heatsink assembly out of the computer.
  5. Remove the single (M2x5) screw that secures the heatsink fan to the heatsink assembly.
  6. Lift the heatsink fan from the heatsink assembly.

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