Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) Heatsink Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Heatsink on your Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 4 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1545 (PP41L) Heatsink.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components.
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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screw driver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

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Inspiron 1545 Heatsink

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1545 Heatsink

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Remove the battery.
Unscrew the 4 screws holding the Bottom Base Access Cover and remove the cover, starting from right to left.

Step 2

  • Unscrew the 4 screws holding the Bottom Base Access Cover and remove the cover, starting from right to left.
Unscrew the retaining screws form the 1545 heat sink and pull the heat sink up away from the motherboard.

Step 3

  • Unscrew the retaining screws form the 1545 heat sink and pull the heat sink up away from the motherboard.
Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.

Step 4

  • 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.
  • **This image is used only as an example.**

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