Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z (P23G-001) Motherboard 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 24 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.
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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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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.
Separate the clips and remove the memory.

Step 3

  • Separate the clips and remove the memory.
Slide the hard drive to the right.

Step 4

  • Remove the hard drive screws.
  • Slide the hard drive to the right.
Slide the hard drive to the right.
Lift and remove the hard drive from the laptop.

Step 5

  • Lift and remove the hard drive from the laptop.
Lift and remove the hard drive from the laptop.Lift and remove the hard drive from the laptop.
Slide the optical drive out of the laptop.

Step 6

  • 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 7

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

Step 8

  • Remove the bottom display hinge screws.
  • Remove the bottom middle cover screws.
Remove the bottom middle cover screws.Remove the bottom display hinge screws.
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.
Separate the clips and remove the memory.

Step 10

  • Separate the clips and remove the memory.
Remove the top palmrest screws.

Step 11

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

Step 12

  • Unplug the palmrest cables.
  • List and unsnap the palmrest from the laptop.
List and unsnap the palmrest from the laptop.Unplug the palmrest cables.
Remove the screw.

Step 13

  • Unplug the fan cable.
  • Remove the screw.
  • Remove the fan.
Remove the screw.Remove the fan.Unplug the fan cable.
Loosen the wireless antenna cables.

Step 14

  • Remove the audio circuit board cable.
  • Loosen the wireless antenna cables.
Loosen the wireless antenna cables.Remove the audio circuit board cable.Remove the audio circuit board cable.
Unplug the camera cable.

Step 15

  • 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 16

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

Step 17

  • Remove the middle cover.
Remove the screw.

Step 18

  • 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 19

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

Step 20

  • Unplug the speaker cable.
Remove the motherboard.

Step 21

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

Step 22

  • 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 23

  • 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.
The remaining piece is the motherboard.

Step 24

  • The remaining piece is the motherboard.

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