[GLLUG] Recommendations for computer repair in North London

Andrew Davies amd_uk at lineone.net
Mon Feb 8 10:45:51 UTC 2016

On Monday, 08 February 2016 09:24, tid wrote:
> I've replaced the thermal compound on 2 friends' laptops recently when 
> they were experiencing similar symptoms. I googled videos first for 
> the exact model and 'replace thermal compound' and bought a small tube 
> of compound off ebay. The worst aspect is getting all the screws out. 
> You have to scrape the old compound off carefully and don't use a 
> metal edge for this - cut up an old plectrum, or in my case, and old 
> credit card. Clean the fan with a soft brush gently as well as the fan 
> exhaust.
> Tid

I've found the best way to get rid of the old thermal compound is nail 
varnish remover and cotton buds. Dust can be removed with a compressed 
air can, which should be available from your local computer dealer 
(please buy from independents if possible).
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