Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z (P23G-001) 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 14z-N411z (P23G-001) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 18 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z (P23G-001) Heatsink.

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 screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

DIY Discount - Parts-People.com offers 5% off to all DO-IT-YOURSELFERS!
Use this coupon code to save 5% off these parts
DIYM514
Inspiron 14z N411z Heatsink

Video tutorial repair manual



Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 14z (N411z) Heatsink

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Slide the latches over.
  • Remove the battery.
Remove the battery.Slide the latches over.
Remove the access door.

Step 2

  • Loosen the access door screw.
  • Remove the access door.
Remove the access door.Loosen the access door screw.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 3

  • Remove the optical drive screw.
  • Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.Remove the optical drive screw.
Remove the bottom palmrest screws.

Step 4

  • Remove the bottom palmrest screws.
Remove the bottom middle cover screws.

Step 5

  • Remove the bottom display hinge screws.
  • Remove the bottom middle cover screws.
Remove the bottom middle cover screws.Remove the bottom display hinge screws.
Turn the keyboard over and unplug the keyboard cable.

Step 6

  • Press in the 4 keyboard latches and lift the keyboard up.
  • Turn the keyboard over and unplug the keyboard cable.
Turn the keyboard over and unplug the keyboard cable.Press in the 4 keyboard latches and lift the keyboard up.
Remove the top palmrest screws.

Step 7

  • Remove the top palmrest screws.
List and unsnap the palmrest from the laptop.

Step 8

  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
  • List and unsnap the palmrest from the laptop.
List and unsnap the palmrest from the laptop.Unplug the palmrest cables.
Loosen the wireless antenna cables.

Step 9

  • Remove the audio circuit board cable.
  • Loosen the wireless antenna cables.
  • Remove the WLAN card screw and WLAN card.
Loosen the wireless antenna cables.Remove the WLAN card screw and WLAN card.Remove the audio circuit board cable.Remove the audio circuit board cable.
Unplug the camera cable.

Step 10

  • Unplug the display cable.
  • Unplug the camera cable.
  • Loosen the cables from the base.
Unplug the camera cable.Loosen the cables from the base.Unplug the display cable.
Remove the display assembly.

Step 11

  • Remove the hinge screws.
  • Remove the display assembly.
Remove the middle cover.

Step 12

  • Remove the middle cover.
Remove the screw.

Step 13

  • Unplug the DC jack.
  • Remove the screw.
  • Remove the DC jack.
Remove the screw.Remove the DC jack.Unplug the DC jack.
Remove the SD card reader cable.

Step 14

  • Remove the SD card reader cable.
Remove the SD card reader cable.Remove the SD card reader cable.
Unplug the speaker cable.

Step 15

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
Remove the motherboard.

Step 16

  • Remove the motherboard screws.
  • Remove the motherboard.
Remove the motherboard.Remove the motherboard screws.
Loosen the heatshink screws.

Step 17

  • Turn the motherboard over.
  • Loosen the heatshink screws.
  • Remove the heatsink.
Loosen the heatshink screws.Remove the heatsink.
Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.

Step 18

  • 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.

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

DIY Discount - Parts-People.com offers 5% off to all DO-IT-YOURSELFERS!
Use this coupon code to save 5% off these parts
DIYM514
Inspiron 14z N411z Heatsink

Topics: Dell Laptop Repair Dell Repair Manuals Heatsink Inspiron 14z (N411z)

Join the conversation!