Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Fix Overheating On An Inspiron 1150 Laptop

Learn to fix overheating issues on a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop.

The Dell Inspiron 1150 was released in early 2004 as a general-use laptop. It comes installed with a 2.6-GHz processor. It may not be the fastest laptop around, but the processor uses enough power to have overheating issues from time to time. The most common reason for laptop overheating issues is when the cooling fan breaks or burns out. Just like any type of cooling fan, the Inspiron 1150 cooling fan runs on an engine that can go bad after long periods of repetitive use. Replacing the cooling fan assembly is one of the best ways to fix laptop overheating issues.


1. Power down your laptop, and then disconnect the power cable. Disconnect any other cables or peripheral devices from the data ports on your laptop. Close the LCD panel until it latches closed, and then place the laptop facedown. Remove the battery pack from its compartment and set it aside.

2. Place the laptop faceup and open the LCD screen. Use a flat-head screwdriver to pry up the notched edge located on the right side of the LCD hinge cover. The hinge cover is a thin strip of plastic between the LCD screen and keyboard. Remove the cover and set it aside.

3. Remove the four Phillips-head screws securing the keyboard to the laptop base. Lift the keyboard out of the laptop and place it facedown over the palm rest. Use a flat-head screwdriver to disengage the black notches located on either side of the keyboard ribbon cable where it connects to the motherboard. Disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard. Remove the keyboard and set it aside.

4. Remove the single retaining Phillips-head screw securing the EMI shield to the laptop base. The EMI shield is a metal plate covering that covers and gives added protection to the motherboard and CPU. Remove the EMI shield from the laptop base and set it aside.

5. Disconnect the cooling fan connector from the motherboard. Loosen the screws labeled one through four in consecutive order. Lift the cooling fan assembly out of the motherboard by grasping the plastic pull-tab between your two fingers. Remove the fan assembly and set it aside.

6. Install the new cooling fan assembly and reassemble the laptop by repeating this procedure in reverse.

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