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    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.

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    Honestly wouldn't be a bad idea, you'd have to be careful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApexDesigns. View Post
    Honestly wouldn't be a bad idea, you'd have to be careful though.
    I want to try to see if maybe cleaning it out will reduce the overheating and how loud it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I want to try to see if maybe cleaning it out will reduce the overheating and how loud it is.
    Cleaning out the air vents will improve temps, and it should reduce noise a little bit.

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    Not drastically, laptops over heat its their thing.

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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ch3wt0ys View Post
    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.
    There's no reason he should be removing the processor to clean it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicJew. View Post
    There's no reason he should be removing the processor to clean it out.
    I'm not talking about removing the processor, just replacing the thermal paste if he's complaining about overheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feckless. View Post
    hmm.. . i've repaired motherboards and had them laying on carpet, powered on on carpet/plastic tables, every worse case scenario. i even had found a board wedged between some of my friends clothes in his closet. took it out, straightened the pins, soldered on some caps, powered straight up. still works to this day.

    i also had to do a quick laptop processor swap and i didnt have all the right stuff, so i took out the board, tossed it in my passenger seat, installed the processor and heatsink while driving and it still worked.

    idk, maybe i'm a fucking freak that just absorbs electricity or some shit, but i've never had an incident with esd.
    idk, super humid and static crazy at my house right now, so I'm scared of just replacing RAM in my back room which has carpet.

    Already shocked my cat a few times, it's a cunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch3wt0ys View Post
    I'm not talking about removing the processor, just replacing the thermal paste if he's complaining about overheating.
    Yea, sometimes the paste job they do at the factory is terrible.

    Also you can get an anti-static bracelet for like $10 or just remember to ground yourself before touching any component.

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