[GLLUG] Recommendations for computer repair in North London
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
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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