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Thread: Laptop Cleanup
01-08-2015, 08:09 AM #1
I've had this laptop for 2-3 years now and I was wondering if I should take it apart to clean out the dust and anything that shouldn't be in there. Or if I should because I don't wanna take it apart and not being able to put it back together for a dumb reason.
01-08-2015, 11:59 AM #2
Honestly wouldn't be a bad idea, you'd have to be careful though.
01-08-2015, 12:46 PM #3
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01-08-2015, 03:09 PM #5
Not drastically, laptops over heat its their thing.
01-08-2015, 10:16 PM #6
If you're going to take it apart, head to BestBuy or Radioshack and get a small tube of thermal paste to put underneath your processors heatsink. Also, get a can of compressed air to blow out that dust easier.
When taking it apart, either look up a teardown guide on ifixit or another site for your laptop, separate cups for screws should also be used, bunch of small different sized screws.
Be gentle with flex cables, or you'd be waiting a week for a new keyboard, sisterboard>motherboard connector, mouse, etc.
Some of those things on the motherboard are cheap and break super easy, be gentle.
DO NOT TAKE IT APART IN A ROOM WITH CARPET, STATIC ELECTRICITY IS A KILLER FOR COMPUTERS. To be honest, take it apart with no clothes on, if you're super cautious about destroying it that is.
If you don't know how to remove and apply new thermal paste, look up some guides on Youtube. The new thermal paste should help any overheating problem, along with the clean out.
Cleaning out dust is always a great way to extend computer/console life. Regardless if it's a laptop or desktop, if it overheats doing normal stuff, than something's really wrong. If you live in a smoking house or have pets, clean your computers more often.
PC Master Race.
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