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Dell Inspiron 15 5584 CPU Thermal Paste Replacement

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  1. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 CPU Thermal Paste Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Make sure to turn off and unplug your laptop before starting.

    • Turn over the laptop so that the bottom is facing upwards, and the Inspiron logo is upside-down.

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    • Remove the seven 7 mm screws from the bottom using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Loosen the two captive back corner screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • The two corner screws are not removable. A clicking sounds indicates that the screw is fully loosened.

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    • Slide an iFixit opening tool underneath the right side USB port and the keyboard.

    • Gently trace the iFixit opening tool along the entire outer rim of the laptop, carefully applying an upwards pressure.

    • Be careful not to force open the plate or push too much off without loosening the other sides. This can cause the bottom cover to crack.

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    • Gently pry off the bottom cover from the laptop.

    • Use the iFixit opening tool to loosen any spots you may have missed from Step 3.

  5. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 CPU Thermal Paste Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15 5584 CPU Thermal Paste Replacement, Battery: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 3.5 mm screws holding the battery down with a JIS #0 screwdriver.

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    • Detach the motherboard connector tab from the top left of the battery.

    • Remove the battery from the device.

    • Be sure to carefully wiggle the connector out from the battery socket. Ripping it out too forcefully could damage the socket.

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    • Loosen the four captive 3.5 mm screws securing the heat sink to the motherboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remove the CPU plate cover from the motherboard and safely place it off to the side.

  8. Dell Inspiron 15 5584 CPU Thermal Paste Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Place a small amount of rubbing alcohol on either a paper towel or cotton swab.

    • Use the paper towel or cotton swab to completely remove the thermal paste from the CPU.

    • Leave it to dry for around an hour before applying the new thermal paste. You can find thermal paste application instructions here.

Conclusion

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

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