Question about Dell Latitude D430 Notebook
Instructions on replacement of fan assembly
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will have to take the machine apart somewhat, or at least to the point of being able to disconnect and remove the usb port. Here's a link to the D600 service manual download. It will guide you through the breakdown process.
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
this isn't a webcam, it's an ambient light sensor, I'm afraid. Just to make sure: assuming that you're running a Windows-system, please open the device manager and have a look at "Audio, Video..." whether there is an entry regarding a webcam. I'm pretty sure, there isn't one... Greetings from Germany,
PS: Please don't forget to rate this solution after you've tested it out! Thanks in advance and have a nice day!
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
SOURCE: replacing a fan
DELL INSPIRON 1525/1526 SERVICE MANUAL
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Posted on May 07, 2009
If the fan is dead, then the laptop will shut itself off after a short while to prevent heat damage. It is normal for the fan to spin up when you turn on the laptop and then stop turning. The fan will kick in again when it is needed as heat builds up. The system fan has absolutely nothing to do with the lcd lighting up.......seriously.
If the laptop is running, but the screen goes dark after a few seconds, it sounds more like the backlight on the lcd panel is shot. From what you describe, I assume that your lcd is not 'lit up' at all, but you can see a faint image on the screen. If this is the case, then either the inverter board is shot, or the backlight for the lcd panel is dead. You can try calling Dell at 1-800-www-dell and try to purchase an inverter board. They are cheap, and it would be worth the gamble to buy one, because if the backlight is shot, then you need a new lcd panel - $350+ (the backlight is part of it and not replaceable). The inverter board is located at the bottom of the display module, right behind the dell logo at the bottom of the display. It's quite easy to get at.
Here's a good test. Shut the laptop off, and attach a computer monitor to the 15 pin vga connector at the left side of the laptop. Turn on the laptop and the monitor should show you an image. If not, try holding the blue 'fn' key and press and release the f8 key. This should switch you over to the external monitor. If the laptop works fine when connected to an external monitor but has no image, then it's definitely not the fan, and you should try an inverter board. If still no good with a new inverter board, you can still use the laptop with an external monitor.
Hope this helps!.......let me know how you make out.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Replacing the fan is easy, once you remove the drives, the panels from
the bottom, etc. Remove the keyboard and unscrew the frame. then the
laptop clicks apart. The fan can be removed replaced.
While you can replace the fan fairly easily, they are expensive if you have to buy one from DELL. You might be able to substitute one from another laptop however.
The problem on the Dell Inspiron though is not the fan, but the design. It does not dissipate heat well, cycling heat poorly throughout the casing and ultimately over the drive before exiting from a primary vent on the side which needs to be higher to get good air flow. The air gets so hot and dirty that it eventually clogs up the fan and over heats the drive.
As a matter of fact, even when the fan is running normally the drive often fails anyway right around the two year mark. My last two companies have bought these and you can almost set your watch by the drive failures.
The solution, is a $5 cooling tray like cooks use for cookies. The metal grill will lift the laptop about 1.5 inches off the surface your working on and allow air to move freely in and out of the vent on the side.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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You will notice that replacing the fan is not specifically
mentioned, but it should be fairly easy.
Open the case as noted in the instructions, follow the power
wire from the fan to the motherboard, then unplug the connector from the
motherboard, and remove the assembly.
Some of the earlier fan shrouds just lift up and out, but
others have tabs to hold them in.
Regarding the fan, there might be two release levers
accessible from inside the case, but the one by the PSU can be hard to
It might easier to push the retaining tabs, in from outside,
using a small screwdriver, pen or whatever.
The installation of the new fan, is just a matter of fixing
the new one in place and connecting the cable.
Good luck, and do rate the solution if got help
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