Quote: Originally Posted by foe
Plz people, tell me what to do :S
If you're worried, replace it. You're correct that thermal paste would be of no use; the gap (when assembled) is much too large.
What I can't tell you is where to get it, particularly in your home country. In the USA, it's not often found at retail. Electronics distributors (like www.digikey.com
) may have hundreds of types available; you'd have to find one that matches the pads in your notebook. Such sellers may also have minimum order requirements.
The last time I needed a pad replacement, I found a good-enough match at a dealer in PC coolers. I needed the pad to restore the stock heat sink to a graphics card: the GPU used thermal paste, but the RAM chips used pads. Worked out fine.