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Windows 7: Laptop a Liar?

20 Jun 2010   #11
amigo max

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

Umm, I do have a notebook cooler..

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04 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have had the same issues with very high temps in my HP laptop. I have had to take it apart twice to clean dust stuck in the heat fins. I did this just this AM and where the copper pipe comes into the fins was totally clogged and no matter how much canned air I could have used it had to be pulled out with tweezers and then I had to clean between each fin.

I wouldn't do this unless your confident that you can pull it off. Also try finding a video or detailed pictures of someone else taking apart the same make and model if possible.

I am a smoker so when dust and stuff gets into my computers so does sticky stuff from smoking and that just makes matters worse for my poor computers and means I have to clean them 2-3 times more often then a non smoker. Having built about 20 personal rigs I know how bad smoking around a computer is for the fans and heat sinks and now that i have a wife who also smokes I am seriously thinking about banning smoking around the computers cause the idle temp of my laptop was 85 cel. and now that its cleaned 52. If I had played any movies or games I think I would have damaged something.

I will say that ribbon cables and their connectors can be very fragile in a laptop as I broke the connector to my power and wi fi buttons thankfully I was able to hold it down with small piece of plastic and the keyboard holds that nicely in place but I know I can't keep taking it apart before I lose the ability to make the connection at all.
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21 Jul 2010   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

For sure you should take compressed air and clean all vent openings, as well take back plates off carefully for some additional inspection for dust build up and hit with compressed air..........gently don't get stupid here. Turn unit over and gently shake all the little bits out of the keyboard and hit that with air. The take a look at this bad boy which could enhance your laptop on lap experience a ton.

Logitech® Speaker Lapdesk N700
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24 Jul 2010   #14
amigo max

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

Well, Thanks for recomending the logitech lapdesk, but its kind of costly for me, i got my cooler cheap, or i would'nt buy one... I am currently out of town so when i im back with my lappy ill flush it with air...
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24 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Please post back and let us know how the cleaning it out with air goes. If you have consitantly used your laptop on your lap you will be surprised at how much lent it will pick up. Thanks. Fabe
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31 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Overclocking a laptop, what a concept.
(fair game since posted in an overclocking forum ;p)
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