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Inspiron 1521 vent

Is there any simple way (simple as in screwdriver) to get to the vent of an Inspiron 1521 vent fan.

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I have located an online manual for removing and replacing the fan for your Dell. Please follow the link I have provided for you below for assistance. This gives you a step by step procedure. Please ensure that you read the "Before you begin" section prior to proceeding with opening your laptop.

Hope this helps.

CK

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1520/en/sm/fan.htm#wp1179839

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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.

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