How to removing the Dell Latitude E5400 and E5500 Fan

Posted in Technologies on Mar 28, 2012

CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

1. Follow the instructions in Before Working on Your Computer.

2. Remove the bottom of the base assembly (see Removing the E5400 Bottom of the Base Assembly or Removing the E5500 Bottom of the Base Assembly).

3. Remove the two M2.5 x 8-mm screws that secure the fan to the base of the computer.

4. Disconnect the fan connector from the system board connector, and remove the fan.

1. M2.5 x 8-mm screws (2), 2. fan connector, 3. fan

NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure first.

5.  Align the screw holes on the fan with the holes on the base of the computer.

6. Replace the two M2.5 x 8-mm screws to secure the fan to the base of the computer.

7. Connect the fan connector to the system board connector.

8. Replace the bottom of the base assembly (see Replacing the E5400 Bottom of the Base Assembly or Replacing the E5500 Bottom of the Base Assembly).

9. Follow the procedures in After Working on Your Computer.

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