Dell Latitude D630 CPU Heatsink Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the CPU Heatsink on your Dell Latitude D630 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 15 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Latitude D630 CPU Heatsink.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

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

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Latitude D630 CPU Heatsink

Slide the battery down and lift out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the battery latches to the left and the right.
  • Slide the battery down and lift out of the laptop.
Slide the battery down and lift out of the laptop.  Slide the battery latches to the left and the right.
Unscrew the retaining screw and lift the door from the laptop.

Step 2

  • Unscrew the retaining screw and lift the door from the laptop.
Eject the optical drive latch by pressing it in.

Step 3

  • Unscrew the 2mm x 5mm optical drive latch locking screw.
  • Eject the optical drive latch by pressing it in.
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Eject the optical drive latch by pressing it in. Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Unscrew the 2mm x 5mm optical drive latch locking screw.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.

Step 4

  • Unscrew the (2) 3mm x 3mm hard drive screws.
  • Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop. Unscrew the (2) 3mm x 3mm hard drive screws.
Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws on the back edge of the laptop.

Step 5

  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm bottom hinge screws.
  • Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws on the back edge of the laptop.
  • Remove the (7) 2.5mm x 8mm base screws.
Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm hinge screws on the back edge of the laptop. Remove the (7) 2.5mm x 8mm base screws. Unscrew the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm bottom hinge screws.
Loosen the 2 non-removable PCI slot screws.

Step 6

  • Loosen the 2 non-removable PCI slot screws.
On the right side of the power button cover, use a flat head screw driver to lift and unsnap the power button cover.

Step 7

  • Open the laptop as wide as possible, approximately 180 degrees.
  • On the right side of the power button cover, use a flat head screw driver to lift and unsnap the power button cover.
  • Working from right to left, unsnap the power button cover and lift it from the laptop.
Carefully lift the keyboard up, flip it over, and rest it on the palm rest.

Step 8

  • Unscrew the (3) 2mm x 3mm screws.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard up, flip it over, and rest it on the palm rest.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard up, flip it over, and rest it on the palm rest.
Unplug the keyboard cable by lifting the blue ribbon straight up.

Step 9

  • Unlatch the keyboard cable retaining clip by pivoting the blue clip up.
  • Unplug the keyboard cable by lifting the blue ribbon straight up.
Unplug the keyboard cable by lifting the blue ribbon straight up. Unlatch the keyboard cable retaining clip by pivoting the blue clip up.
Disconnect the WWAN antenna cables.

Step 10

  • Unplug the wireless WLAN antenna cables.
  • Disconnect the WWAN antenna cables.
Disconnect the WWAN antenna cables.Unplug the wireless WLAN antenna cables.
Remove the antenna cables and LCD cable from the routing channels.

Step 11

  • Unplug the LCD cable.
  • Remove the antenna cables and LCD cable from the routing channels.
  • Lift the LCD display assembly away from the laptop base.
Remove the antenna cables and LCD cable from the routing channels.Lift the LCD display assembly away from the laptop base.
Remove the (3) 2.5mm x 8mm palm rest screws.

Step 12

  • Remove the (3) 2.5mm x 8mm palm rest screws.
Unplug the palm rest. The cable is located under the left edge of the palm rest.

Step 13

  • Unplug the CMOS battery.
  • Unplug the palm rest. The cable is located under the left edge of the palm rest.
  • Lift the palm rest from the base.
Unplug the palm rest. The cable is located under the left edge of the palm rest. Lift the palm rest from the base.
Remove the heat sink from the motherboard.

Step 14

  • Loosen the 4 heat sink screws.
  • Remove the heat sink from the motherboard.
Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.

Step 15

  • 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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