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Laptop keeps cutting out.

quattrojames Jul 5, 2009

  1. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Must have been pretty ***** in the beginning though chris to be that bad as I've known of much older machines to never have issues like that & there was no sign of the paste, lol.
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    There was dust stuck to the fan blades, and there was some in the little radiator type bit, I wouldn't have said it was THAT bad in honesty, but in hindsight the fan had been working more and more and the bottom of the laptop had been getting hotter and hotter for several weeks. Since I have cleared it the fan runs nice and quiet and it never gets hot underneath :)

    Flowers IPA?

    :tumble:

    Seriously, where is this thermal paste used?
     
  3. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    Isopropyl Alcohol, its available at any electronics shop, like maplins. Best off getting it online, I get mine from Farnell or Buck and Hickman.

    The paste is between the processor and heatsink, you remove the keyboard (on most laptops) and the processor is directly underneath, then remove the heatsink and clean the top of the processor and underside of the heatsink and then reapply a little grease.
     
  4. AuldReekie

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    Ditto, just noticed this. :beerchug:
     
  5. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Thanks Chris, it's running pretty cool now so I'm loathed to interfere! but always good to know :icon_thumright:
     

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