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Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement

What you need

  1. Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the six 6 mm screws from the back panel with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Loosen the four captive screws at the bottom using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • The four screws on the bottom are captive screws and cannot be removed.

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    • Pry out the back panel using the flat head side of the spudger.

    • Do not insert the spudger more than half an inch when separating the bottom and right side of the back panel.

  3. Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard by pulling the black tab attached to the cable.

  4. Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 2.5x6mm screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  5. Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement, Fan: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • The two fans are located at the top of the computer.

    • The fan on the left is for the GPU (Graphics processing unit) and the right fan is for the CPU (Central processing unit).

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    • To unplug the CPU fan lift the black plastic cutout next to the fan.

    • The connection can be removed by hand or with the plastic spudger.

  7. Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 2x3mm screws from the fan using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • The unit may now be removed from the board.

    • The black cord running alongside the fan is for the display. Push it aside if it stops you from removing the fan.

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    • Remove the two 2x3mm screws from the fan using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Disconnect the unit from the motherboard.

    • It may be easier to disconnect with the spudger tool but it can also be done by hand.

  9. Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Fan Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • The black and white wires need to be unplugged and removed from the tabs on the fan.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to unplug the wires.

    • When reconnecting the wires connect the white to the top plug and the black to the bottom.

    • The unit may now be removed from the board.

Conclusion

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

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