Introduction

This guide will help you replace the heat sink in a Dell Inspiron 1305.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Save your work, power the laptop off, and ensure that the charging cable is unplugged before removing the battery.
    • Save your work, power the laptop off, and ensure that the charging cable is unplugged before removing the battery.

    • Flip the laptop over.

    • Locate the battery release switch on the bottom of the laptop.

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  2. Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.
    • Slide the battery release switch away from the lock symbol until you hear the battery click.

    • Slide the battery towards the back of the laptop until it comes free.

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    • Remove/loosen the eight 4.8mm screws with a #1 Phillips screwdriver securing the bottom panel.

    • Remove the bottom panel.

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    • Loosen the five 5.5mm screws with a #1 Phillips screwdriver securing the heat sink and clean it with compressed air

    • Gently lift the heat sink from the side, as indicated in the picture.

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Conclusion

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

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