[GLLUG] Recommendations for computer repair in North London

Leo Francisco lists at boywithwings.co.uk
Mon Feb 8 13:07:35 UTC 2016

May have to attempt replacing the thermal paste on a laptop myself soon
so thanks for the tips :)

On 08/02/16 10:46, Andrew Davies wrote:
> 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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