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Windows 7: Would reinstallation of Windows 7 fix software and hardware issues?

10 Jul 2014   #21
gregrocker

 

There is always risk involved in disassembling a laptop to clean it properly, especially because the most important item to clean is the CPU heat sink which is often buried so deep you access it last with a hundred parts spread all over the table by then. I've never had a failure but came close, and there are always issues like a fingernail-size clamp holding keyboard ribbon cable that breaks. Just managing the screws is a job in itself.

This is the reason its too expensive to have a shop do it, so its best to view it as a learning experience on a PC you are fully willing to sacrifice if all does not go well.

Short of re-pasting the CPU there are lesser cleaning tasks that can be done less invasively:
How To Dismantle, Clean and Repair an HP Laptop - Tim Trott
How To Clean Dust From Your Laptop - YouTube
Cleaning Your Laptop Cooling System
How to clean your laptop & stop it from overheating (Dell Inspiron)


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10 Jul 2014   #22
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I agree with Greg on the risks.

Your thread began asking: Would reinstallation of Windows 7 fix software and hardware issues?

I think before possibly creating new issues by disassembling he machine that you should do minimal cleaning (vents only) and see where a reinstall gets you.
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10 Jul 2014   #23
NorthernStar

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you very much for your help!
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