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.

Flip the laptop upside down to access the battery.
  • Flip the laptop upside down to access the battery.

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.
  • 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.

Locate the battery. It is a large black plastic object that has a grey square with the words "DELL" on it.
  • 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.

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

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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.
  • 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.

Locate the fan system in the top right corner.
  • Locate the fan system in the top right corner.

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.
  • 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.

Move the cable over to the side to reveal the fan screws. 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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