Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) CPU Processor Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the CPU Processor on your Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 5 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) CPU Processor.

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

Dell Laptop Replacement Parts Needed

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Vostro 500 CPU Processor


Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Vostro 500 (PP29L) CPU Processor

Remove the battery.

Step 1

  • Remove the battery.
Access Door

Step 2

  • Access Door
  • Unscrew the 8 screws holding the Access Door Cover.
  • Remove the cover, starting from right to left.
Access DoorUnscrew the 8 screws holding the Access Door Cover.
Loosen the 5 retaining screws on the heat sink.

Step 3

  • Loosen the 5 retaining screws on the heat sink.
  • Remove the heat sink from the motherboard.
Loosen the 5 retaining screws on the heat sink. Remove the heat sink from the motherboard.
Using a small flat head screw driver, turn the CPU processor’s locking screw counterclockwise, approximately 180 degrees, to unlock the CPU.

Step 4

  • Using a small flat head screw driver, turn the CPU processor’s locking screw counterclockwise, approximately 180 degrees, to unlock the CPU.
  • Lift out the CPU processor.
Using a small flat head screw driver, turn the CPU processor’s locking screw counterclockwise, approximately 180 degrees, to unlock the CPU. Lift out the CPU processor.
Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.

Step 5

  • 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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