Dell Inspiron 17R (5720 / 7720) CPU Cooling Fan Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the CPU Cooling Fan on your Dell Inspiron 17R (5720 / 7720) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 10 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 17R (5720 / 7720) CPU Cooling Fan.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components.
Dell repair manual service precautions

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 Inspiron 17R (5720 / 7720) CPU Cooling Fan

Lift the battery out of the laptop.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over.
  • Lift the battery out of the laptop.
Lift the battery out of the laptop.Slide the latches over.
Loosen the screws and remove the access door.

Step 2

  • Loosen the screws and remove the access door.
Remove the screw and remove the DVD optical drive screw.

Step 3

  • Remove the screw and remove the DVD optical drive screw.
Remove the DVD optical drive.

Step 4

  • Remove the DVD optical drive.
Remove the 3 screws under the optical drive.

Step 5

  • Remove the 2 screws under the battery.
  • Remove the 3 screws under the optical drive.
Remove the 3 screws under the optical drive. Remove the 2 screws under the battery.
Remove the 4 screws at the bottom of the base.

Step 6

  • Remove the 6 screws at the top of the base.
  • Remove the 4 screws at the bottom of the base.
Remove the 4 screws at the bottom of the base. Remove the 6 screws at the top of the base.
Using a flathead screwdriver or plastic scribe, press in the 4 latches to release the keyboard.

Step 7

  • Turn the laptop over and open it up.
  • Using a flathead screwdriver or plastic scribe, press in the 4 latches to release the keyboard.
  • Carefully turn over the keyboard and unplug the keyboard cable.
Using a flathead screwdriver or plastic scribe, press in the 4 latches to release the keyboard. Carefully turn over the keyboard and unplug the keyboard cable.
Unplug the 3 palmrest cables.

Step 8

  • Unplug the 3 palmrest cables.
Lift the palmrest off of the laptop.

Step 9

  • Remove the 4 top palmrest screws.
  • Lift the palmrest off of the laptop.
Remove the 2 screws and remove the cooling fan.

Step 10

  • Unplug the cable.
  • Remove the 2 screws and remove the cooling fan.
Remove the 2 screws and remove the cooling fan. Unplug the cable.

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