Does your Dell Inspiron 5100 run hot and shuts down by itself? Apparently it’s time to take it apart and clean the cooling fan. These instructions will help you take apart Dell Inspiron 1100, 5100 and 5150 series laptops.
If you own a Dell Inspiron 5100 notebook, you may need to do this periodically. Otherwise you may find that your notebook will overheat and shutdown unexpectedly…The best way to solve this is to clean the fan. The weakness in this notebook model is the ventilation fan cannot be accessed from the outside. You have to take apart your notebook.
While you are inside the laptop, it’s a good idea to replace thermal grease on the processor.
1. Remove the heat sink.
2. Wipe the old thermal grease off of the heat sink and processor.
3. Apply new thermal grease on the processor.
4. Install the heat sink back in place.
You’ll find more detailed instructions for replacing the thermal grease in the service manual.