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How to remove the heatsink fan on Dell inspiron 570?

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I recently bought an amd athlon x4 quad core that I want to put in my inspiron 570. I tried to unscrew the bolt the keep the heatsink fan in place but they will not come out. Does anyone know how to remove it?

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  • Hi gavinmac20,

    You may refer to the service manual of Inspiron 570. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/TZMiId.

    Hope this helps. Please feel free to reply for any further assistance.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
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  • the guide didnt help at all...the screws wont come out and there's no level or clamp on the side to pull up.

  • lever*

  • Hi gavinmac20,

    I would suggest you to contact a local technician and get it replaced, if you are now able to do it on your own.

    Please feel free to reply. I will be glad to assist further.

    Thanks & Regards
    Amogh G
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USAIndia. For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here

  • Maybe removing the heatsink from the motherboard will provide some clues?

    That's how I've replaced fans in the past.

  • gavinmac20

    I recently bought an amd athlon x4 quad core that I want to put in my inspiron 570. I tried to unscrew the bolt the keep the heatsink fan in place but they will not come out. Does anyone know how to remove it?

    This is most likely you cooler

    What exactly you are trying to unscrew? One of those 4 bolts? And it stuck?

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