Introduction

This guide will teach users how to replace a faulty fan for the Dell Inspiron 14-5447. With removal of the fan, cleaning any debris left behind will help your new fan run much quieter and have better cooling circulation.

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  • Flip the laptop upside down to access the battery.

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Image 1/2: Locate the small slit, centered between the removed screws, which will help open and remove the back cover. Image 2/2: Insert a plastic opening tool into the small slit and pry up the back cover.
  • Remove the two black 5.70mm Phillips#0 screws on the case's back.

  • Locate the small slit, centered between the removed screws, which will help open and remove the back cover.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the small slit and pry up the back cover.

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Image 1/1: Treat the battery with care - puncturing or bending may cause damage to the battery and may result as a fire or injury.
  • Locate the battery. It is a large black plastic object that has a grey square with the words "DELL" on it.

  • Treat the battery with care - puncturing or bending may cause damage to the battery and may result as a fire or injury.

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  • Remove the two 5.70mm Phillips #0 screws on the left side that secure the battery in place.

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Image 1/2: Slowly lift the flap up with the battery and it should slide out smoothly. Image 2/2: Slowly lift the flap up with the battery and it should slide out smoothly.
  • Use the black plastic flap on the left side to pull the battery out.

  • Slowly lift the flap up with the battery and it should slide out smoothly.

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  • Locate the fan system in the top right corner.

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Image 1/2: Remove the thick white cable crossing over the fan by using the spudger to flip the securing flap holding down the cable. Image 2/2: Remove the thick white cable crossing over the fan by using the spudger to flip the securing flap holding down the cable.
  • Locate the wide white cable line until to see the securing flap insert.

  • Remove the thick white cable crossing over the fan by using the spudger to flip the securing flap holding down the cable.

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Image 1/2: Locate and remove the two black (5.70mm) screws from the fan. Image 2/2: Locate and remove the two black (5.70mm) screws from the fan.
  • Move the cable over to the side to reveal the fan screws.

  • Locate and remove the two black (5.70mm) screws from the fan.

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Image 1/3: Using the blue spudger, pry the fan out of its place. Image 2/3: Remove the fan slowly to prevent damage to any wires or cables connected to the device. Image 3/3: Remove the fan slowly to prevent damage to any wires or cables connected to the device.
  • Use tweezers to remove the small cable attached to the fan.

  • Using the blue spudger, pry the fan out of its place.

  • Remove the fan slowly to prevent damage to any wires or cables connected to the device.

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  • Carefully remove the fan. Once the fan is removed, cleaning may be necessary to prevent overheating.

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Conclusion

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

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