|11 Nov 2010||#1|
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Easy way to Increase Air Flow & Cool Your Laptop
I found myself once again having to do maintenance on my Mom's Laptop. After realizing just how hot it was running I decided to do something about it.
Here's what you'll need.
4 paint stir sticks from any hardware store
A small tube of wood glue
A couple of clamps
A handsaw or some kind of saw of your choosing
And sandpaper I used my drill and a couple different grits.
A small can of Black or whatever color paint you choose
And since My Mom is a stickler for perfection she choose to buy a packet of round Velcro foot stands to protect her desktop.
First measure and cut the 4 sticks to length.
Using the wood glue and clamps, clamp then together
Once they have dried then if you cut them straight you can use a heavy grit paper to round off the edges.
I then used a finer grit to finish sand the now 2 sticks.
Clean off the sticks and paint.
Once the paint has dried you can apply the Velcro foot pads
Now you can place one at the back of your laptop and one 1 the front.
I've tried to show the laptop before and after raising it enough to put my finger under it.
As you can see I'm not a photographer and have a lousy camera but I think you'll get the idea.
This lower the temp between 5-6c which for the less than an hour I spent doing this I think was worth it.
What is needed
Cut to length glued together and clamped
after sanding, paint and footpads are added
Clearance before is only about 1/4 inch
Clearance after is about 3/8 to 1/2in lowering temp 5-6c
Hope this might help some others with their laptops and excessive heat. cost under $10.00
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|12 Nov 2010||#7|
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Once she received it she had it refinished since it was also the same desk she used to do her homework on.
That is why she had a few requests
1. That whatever I used to raise it up would in no way damage the finish as it is a solid wood desk.
2. That it was ascetically pleasing to the eyes or virtually invisible.
The third one I figured it could be made to fit any size laptop or netbook without covering any intake or exhaust ports.
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