Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
WARNING (if you do not feel comfortable disassembling laptops then the procedure below might not be a good idea and you might possibly want to have someone that is do the solution below (but from what you have said this is most likely what has to be done
NOTE: If the warranty on your dell laptop has not yet expired then you can call into tech support and tell them you need a new fan and they will send a technician from your area to you to replace it which will result in the completion of the procedure below at the same time)
To properly remove ALL of the dust build up from the system you will need to access the internal fan completely
To get the proper access to the fan and heatsink you need to remove the following: (blowing compressed air through the vents will not remove the dust buildup described here)
•Remove the battery.
•Remove the hard drive.
•Remove the hinge cover.
•Remove the keyboard.
•Remove the Mini-Card.
•Remove the LCD.
•Remove the palm rest.
To do the above follow these steps in this order:
This layer of dust is preventing the air from the fan from making contact with the heatsink resulting in crashing and overheating and so on
NOTE: You will notice two heatsinks there one is for the video card the other for the cpu i would recommend cleaning any dust build up from both of them since the video card on that model can go out pretty easy if it gets to hot.
18. Repeat the procedure in reverse order to reassemble
Hope this info helps
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
Typically these symptoms are caused by one of the following. There may be more reasons, but just covering the most common here.
- Old worn out or malfunctioning batteries can cause this issue. Remove the power and battery, then plug in just the power, leaving the battery off. Try using the laptop without battery. If the problems go away, purchasing a new battery should do the trick.
- Overheating due to diminished (wearing out or plugged with dust or even dead cooling fan). First purchase a can of "canned-air" or other brand forced-air duster available in any electroncs store for a couple dollars. Use this to force air though all air vents etc. in an attempt to dislodge any dust and debris that can plug the cooling fan and vents. If it is still having the heat issue after the cleaning, purchasing an inexpensive laptop cooling platform should do the trick in leiu of having the fan repaired at a repair shop. It is a platform that you place your laptop on that has fans in it that cool it down. These usually cost less than $20 at most electronics stores.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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