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This is a simple step-by-step guide on how to remove and replace a fan for a Dell Inspiron 13-5368. You will need a Philips Head J-0 screwdriver and a pry tool in order to perform this task. This is a relatively easy task to complete and will take about 7 minutes.

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  1. Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the back cover of the laptop.

  2. Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to pry up and remove the back cover.

  3. Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #0 screws at the corners of the battery that secure it to the laptop.

  4. Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the battery cable's black tab towards the battery to disconnect it from the motherboard.

    • Pull the tab parallel to the motherboard, not straight up.

  5. Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the battery.

  6. Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement, Fan: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 2mm X 3mm screws that are securing the fan.

  7. Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Dell Inspiron 13-5368 Fan Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Unplug the fan from the motherboard, then remove the fan.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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