Introducción

Use this guide to help you replace the heat sink in a Dell Inspirion 1525.

  1. Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.
    • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

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  2. Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.
    • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

    • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

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    • Remove/loosen the eight 4.80 mm Phillips #1 screws securing the bottom panel.

      • The screws may only need to be loosened, as they are generally retained by plastic washers.

    • Remove the bottom panel.

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    • Loosen the five #1 Phillips screws securing the heat sink and clean it with compressed air

      • These screws are attached to the heat sink assembly.

    • Gently lift the heat sink from side indicated in the picture.

      • The heat sink may feel like it is glued to the chips because of the thermal paste. Gently wiggle the heat sink back and forth to help break it free.

    • Be sure to thoroughly clean off the old thermal paste and apply new thermal paste before reinstalling the heat sink. Follow our thermal paste application guide for detailed instructions.

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Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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