Hot to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

My mother asked me clean her laptop. Well — no problem :)

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

For disassembly we need philips screwdriver PH.1 size. Also we need flathead screwdriver 2 or 3 size. Better to use magnetic screwdrivers. All screws in this laptop for philips screwdriver. Flathead screwdriver is only for opening latches.

This is not a official guide. All responsibility is on you. Remember: after disassembling the device, you lose your warranty!

Let the disassembling begin!

Turn laptop on the cover and remove dummy pci-e and memory cards.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove battery and unscrew 8 screws from memory-bay cover.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove memory-bay cover an unscrew 2 screws that holds HDD.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove HDD by pulling it out.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew one screw that holds DVD-ROM.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove DVD-ROM by pulling it out.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove miniPCI-e cards. In my laptop I have only one miniPCI-e card. Unscrew 1 screw that holds WiFi-card, and after that remove WiFi-card. Remove all antennas from wire-channel. You can install 3 miniPCI-e cards in this laptop, it has 5 antennas in the cover!

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 13 screws that holds bottom part of laptop.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

It is important will not forget where and what screws are. There are 2 long screws, they is screwed above HDD bay. There are 2 short screws, they is screwed inside battery buy. Other screws is middle long, they is screwed in other places.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

It’s done in bottom. Turn laptop.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove panel above keyboard. You need flathead screwdriver or special tool. I use flathead screwdriver and a piece of paper.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

After you release all lathes, you can slide this panel. Unscrew 2 screws that holds keyboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove keyboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release keyboard flatcable. First of all you need raise black part of the socket, and after that release flatcable.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release flatcable from touch-buttons on the panel above keyboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Pull out all antennas.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 4 big screws, that holds cover with LCD screen.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Done. Remove the cover.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Cover with LCD screen is removed.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release bluetooth connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 1 screw and remove bluetooth module.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release bottom connectors.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

And one more.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Pull out flatcable.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

And one more time.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Done.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 3 marked screws.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release latches in DVD-ROM bay. I use flathead screwdriver for this.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

After you release latches, you can easily remove top part of the laptop.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release flatcable from touch-pad buttons.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 2 screws that holds touch-pad buttons.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove buttons assembly.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove front little panel. It’s glued.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Done.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release speakers connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Done.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release buttons connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Pull out flatcable.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 4 screws that holds speakers module.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release buttons subboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrews 3 screws, that holds extensions card subboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Raise subboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Subboard is released.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 2 screws that holds subboard with switch.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release flatcable connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Pull out flatcable from the connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Subboard is released.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Open connector on the motherboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Pull out flatcable.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 5 screws that holds cooling system.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove cooling system.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

There are lot of dust in the radiator.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Clean it!

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

That is much better.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Good!

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

The other side.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Continue. Unscrew 5 screws that holds the motherboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release fan connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove motherboard from housing.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 1 screw that holds the subboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Pull out the subboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 2 screws that holds the subboard with power connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release the subboard.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrews screw that holds the modem module.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Press there where is written «press here».

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Release modem connector.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

All parts of the motherboard on the table.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew last screw that holds fan.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove fan.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Unscrew 4 screws and disassemble fan.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Fan is disassembled.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

Remove impeller.

How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system

It’s all. Assemble in reverse order :)

Thank you.

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5 thoughts on “Hot to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1525 pp29l and clean cooling system”
  1. Hey, many thanks for your tutorial! I’ve just successfully (!!!) changed the bios battery to my mother’s in law notebook. Its great that many years ago you did this detailed photo-shoot. Thanks again. Огромное Спасибо!!!

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