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  1. Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • For your safety, please make sure the device is powered off and the A/C adapter is unplugged.

    • Use your T5 Torx driver to remove all eight 3.2mm hex screws holding down the back panel.

    • Wedge an opening pick between the back cover and the base of the board, then slightly lift the tool to pop the clips on the back cover off.

  2. Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Make sure all screws are removed before you lift the panel to prevent any damage from occurring.

    • Remove the bottom cover from the device when all sides are free.

  3. Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement, Heat Sink: step 3, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement, Heat Sink: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Wedge the plastic opening pick in between the aluminum cover and the motherboard.

    • Gently pull up popping off the cover and revealing the rest of the heat sink.

    • The aluminum cover will slot into small clamps on all sides, so be sure to align all sides within the clamps during reinstallation.

  4. Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove all five black 3.2mm screws.

  5. Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Dell XPS 15 9575 Heat Sink Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Wedge the plastic opening pick in between the edge of the heat sink and the aluminum perimeter with care not to scratch the CPU beneath.

    • Gently pry up on the heat sink until it is loose enough for you to remove. Then grab and remove the heat sink.

    • If it does not work in the first position that you tried, try another. Do not pry too much in one position because it could damage the components beneath the heat sink.

    • Clean and Reapply the Thermal Paste during reinstallation.

Conclusion

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

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