How To Disassemble a Laptop

Tutorial 9 - Removing/Replacing Processor



How to disassemble a laptop? A series of video tutorials coming from codeandwine by Koza. In this video tutorial Koza follows disassemblement of a laptopb by showing how to remove and replace the processor of a Dell Inspiron N4110 also known as the Dell 14R. Step by step explanations are given then shown. For the written content of what was basically shown in the removal of the processor, refer to the information below.

Materials Needed

Things to do

  1. Remove the 4 screws holding heat sink that are found directly over the processor and socket.
  2. Remove the two other screws on North Bridge
  3. Gently release the heat sink and place it in an open are face up to avoid removing of paste.
  4. Take your flat edged tool and turn the lock on the processor socket
  5. Gently release processor from socket and handle with care with setting on table. Make sure nothing is placed on top of it. Do not press the bottom pins too hard as you can bend them or even break them.


  1. Get your new processor.
  2. Gently place on socket and find with ease the insertion of the processor by following pin order
  3. Do not force down processor, it should fall into place once the pins are directed in the same way as the socket's order
  4. Take flat edged tool and lock the socket by turning lock clockwise.
  5. Place heat sink on top and scrw the four screws directly on top of socket.
  6. Screw the other two screws with a philips screw driver

Relevant Information

The maximum amount of memory this specific laptop can take is 8 GB of memory. At the store you might get it with 4 or 6 but its capacity is limited to an upgrade of 8 Gigs total.