Introduction

The Thermal-Cooling Assembly is used to keep your laptop from overheating while running. If this breaks and is not replaced you run the risk of frying your motherboard.

Image 1/2: Remove the eight 4.5 mm screws on the back panel of the device using the Phillips 1 Screwdriver. Image 2/2: The two 4.5 mm screws in the center under the rubber mount cannot be removed, but can be loosened.
  • Power off your Dell Inspiron 14-7437 before disassembling.

  • Remove the eight 4.5 mm screws on the back panel of the device using the Phillips 1 Screwdriver.

  • The two 4.5 mm screws in the center under the rubber mount cannot be removed, but can be loosened.

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  • Pry open the back cover using a spudger and slide it along the under the cover.

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  • Remove the two 2.5 mm screws holding the battery in place using the J000 Phillips Head Screwdriver.

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  • Disconnect the ribbon cables from the motherboard.

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  • Lift up and remove the Lithium-Polymer Battery.

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  • Disconnect wires from Motherboard by gently pulling up.

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  • Remove the speakers from the case.

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Image 1/1: There are little hooks that the wire is hooked under.
  • Lift the coin cell battery wire, and carefully remove from motherboard.

  • There are little hooks that the wire is hooked under.

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Image 1/2: There is a small amount of adhesive on the bottom of the coin cell battery. Image 2/2: There is a small amount of adhesive on the bottom of the coin cell battery.
  • Remove the Coin-Cell Battery from the case.

  • There is a small amount of adhesive on the bottom of the coin cell battery.

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  • Remove the two 2.5 mm screws using a J000 Phillips Head Screwdriver.

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  • Pull up on the wire and remove the Cooling Fan.

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Image 1/3: This is a [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Recognizing+%26+Disconnecting+Cable+Connectors/25629#s82|ZIF] connector and needs to have the side flaps flipped up before removal. Image 2/3: The [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Recognizing+%26+Disconnecting+Cable+Connectors/25629#s82|ZIF] connector has small clips that need to be pulled up before being pulled out. Image 3/3: The [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Recognizing+%26+Disconnecting+Cable+Connectors/25629#s82|ZIF] connector has small clips that need to be pulled up before being pulled out.
  • Disconnect cables connected to the motherboard by lifting the flaps up and pulling out.

  • This is a ZIF connector and needs to have the side flaps flipped up before removal.

  • The ZIF connector has small clips that need to be pulled up before being pulled out.

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  • Remove the eight 2.5 mm screws using a J000 Phillips Head Screwdriver.

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  • Flip the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: These three 2.5 mm screws cannot be removed from the Thermal Cooling assembly. Image 2/2: These three 2.5 mm screws cannot be removed from the Thermal Cooling assembly.
  • Loosen the three 2.5 mm screws using the J000 Phillips Head Screwdriver.

  • These three 2.5 mm screws cannot be removed from the Thermal Cooling assembly.

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  • Remove the Thermal-Cooling Assembly from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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