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Windows 7: I cant open my laptop to get to insides..

04 Dec 2010   #1
nekonya

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
I cant open my laptop to get to insides..

Acer Aspire 5738G - how to get to the cooler? I wanna clean it up the dusts from insides and i unscrewed all the screws, laptop dint wanted take apart, so i screwed them back in. anybody can help me here? how to get to the cooler?
Laptop clearly owerheating already.

I used clean HP Compaq, was easy, 3 screws and i see the cooler and can take it out.


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04 Dec 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The HP may have been easy, that Acer won't be. I found the service manual for it here (19 MB PDF, free download),

Acer Aspire 5738G Notebook Service Manual

there is a lot moe than just 3 screws to get to the heatsink and fan.
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04 Dec 2010   #3
nekonya

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

thanx, i was looking something like this!

But... they gotta be kidding me.. to get cooler out i must get out all the motherboard?! ._. thats lot of work! by doing this, i might can broke something.. this is bull... next time when i buying laptop, i will make sure its easy to clean, at first..
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04 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would blow it out with compressed air thru the vents. Taking a laptop apart is not obvious.
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04 Dec 2010   #5
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekonya View Post
thanx, i was looking something like this!

But... they gotta be kidding me.. to get cooler out i must get out all the motherboard?! ._. thats lot of work! by doing this, i might can broke something.. this is bull... next time when i buying laptop, i will make sure its easy to clean, at first..
A question?
When you go looking for a laptop how are you going to determine how to take
it apart easily?



Rich

PS: I would not recommend taking a set of tools to the local computer shop and asking if you can take their laptops apart.
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04 Dec 2010   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

To me this is the Achilles heel of almost all laptops. Heat the absolute killer of all things electronics. Computers are small air cleaners, dusty air goes in and clings to charged surfaces only to ball up and drift closer to the fan. Compressed air does some good but the day will come when the heat will cook the cute little thing. It's like spinners those only two types, drives that have stopped and those about to.
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05 Dec 2010   #7
nekonya

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekonya View Post
thanx, i was looking something like this!

But... they gotta be kidding me.. to get cooler out i must get out all the motherboard?! ._. thats lot of work! by doing this, i might can broke something.. this is bull... next time when i buying laptop, i will make sure its easy to clean, at first..
A question?
When you go looking for a laptop how are you going to determine how to take
it apart easily?



Rich

PS: I would not recommend taking a set of tools to the local computer shop and asking if you can take their laptops apart.
lol, i was not really about that, u see, there is PDF files like that one, there is all about how to repair laptop, how to change parts. So i would just search for instructions about that laptop repairing before buying ;D But yah, this time, i will just buy compressed air, and maybe a cooling pad. But if after long time what will not help, i rather will melt a hole from other side of laptop to get to cooler lol, thats just in critical way xD still easyer then put out all parts.
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05 Dec 2010   #8
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Take a vacuum cleaner to the exhaust.
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05 Dec 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Maybe vacuum at exhaust and compressed air at the intake.
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05 Dec 2010   #10
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I mean, theoretically, it would work. Compressed air isn't so great for cleaning out a laptop, unless you have access to the inside. A vacuum would suck the dust out. You don't want to push the dust further in for the sake of having a clean exhaust.
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