Customer came to us with his machine getting very hot and cutting off. Reason being over time laptops pull in quite a lot of dust – and it gets trapped around the heatsinks and fan. Also the thermal paste laptop manufactures tend to use is very cheap – as a result its not too effective long term and dries out quickly. We clean out this old paste and reapply Arctic Cooling’s MX-4 which is high performance thermal compound suitable for overclocking which provides a much better conductive channel to the heatsink. Afterwards we stress tested the laptop to ensure the machine operates at reasonable temps.
You should consider to clean your Laptop or PC at least once a year. If you don’t, it may cause you problems like overheating, blue screens, slowing down and eventually dying.
When your laptop gets dirty and dusty inside, the dust that collects forms a “blanket” over the exhaust grills, stopping the fan from pulling in cold air and pushing out the hot air coming from the processor. This is the result – see pictures below for before / after shots. Dirty dusty overheating laptop.
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MacBook 13 white unibody screen replacement. At Laptop Doctor in Brighton, we keep screens for the MacBook white unibody in stock at all times, and can usually have it replaced on the same day, and get your laptop back to working condition. Call us for a quote. Before: MacBook 13″ unibody with broken screen. After: Lucky for customer…. Screen in stock as usual :). Ready for collection within an hour. Problem solved: MacBook 13″ unibody broken screen replacement in Brighton
Before: Customer came complaining the fan of his Sony Vaio is making lot of noise. Process: We opened the laptop and found very fine carpet of dust. It looks very innocent, but it causes overheating and loud noise from the fan. And also it causes the coolant on the processor and graphic chip to harden and even more overheating. After: We cleaned the fan and disposed hardened coolant from the chips and heatsink, applied new coolant, assembled all back again, tested and voila. All nice and quiet, running perfectly again.
Sony vaio 15.6″ – broken screen replacement. At Laptop doctor we keep Sony screens in stock, and can replace the broken screen on your Sony laptop for a new one and have you up and running very quickly. Before: Pretty smashed Sony Vaio 15.6″ screen. Laptop is not usable at all. After: As usual… Screen changed very next day as we keep most screen types in stock.
Macbook pro 13″ unibody – broken screen replacement. At Laptop doctor we keep these screens in stock, and can replace the broken screen on your MacBook Pro for a new one and have you back up and running very quickly. Before: MacBook Pro 13″ with smashed screen. After: As we have most screens in stock, this MacBook Pro was with his owner the same day :) Another happy customer.
Asus broken screen replacement. At Laptop doctor we keep asus screens in stock, and can replace the broken screen on your Asus laptop for a new one and have you back up and running very quickly. Before: It came in with a smashed screen. You can see dark patches on the surface where breakage has occurred inside the broken screen. After: 30 minutes later, a new screen has been installed and laptop working fine again. We keep most screens in stock, and we carry put all repairs in-house at our brighton store on queens road, so the turnaround is quite fast.
Before: Customer came with toshiba laptop with a very wobbly lid, and complaints of the screen flickering at times. Upon further inspection, we discovered the internal hinges that hold the lid, screen and bezel to the chassis had snapped and broken, as can be seen in the images below. This had also caused the flex cable (connecting the screen to the motherboard) to come loose, causing the screen flicker. After: Hinges were replaced with new ones, a bit of a cleanup inside and with repair and now it’s nice and everything is hunky-dory again. The lid holds firmly and the screen no longer flickers, and the customer is very happy…
Acer aspire netbook 10.1″ – broken screen replacement. At Laptop doctor we keep netbook screens in stock, and can replace the broken screen on your Acer netbook for a new one and have you back up and running very quickly. Before: Customer came with beautiful little acer aspire one with a broken screen. After: Less than 30 minutes and laptop has a new screen and its new face ;) (yes, we loved “face off” with John Travolta). We have most screens in stock at all times in our brighton store on queens road, and our repairs are fast, easy and reasonably priced.