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.
Very important that your laptop doesn’t overheat – especially with machines such as this! Picture shows a build up of dust inside the heatsink/fan area. This build up creates a blanket over the heat dissipation area. All cleaned out, fans greased up and cleaned and new thermal paste applied to help conductivity. Afterwards stress tested and monitored temperatures to ensure the deep clean was effective. Result: Happy laptop!
It’s very important that your laptop is able to extract heat from away from the processor, hard drive, ram and the rest of the motherboard. As you can see from the pictures, the fan and heatsink are clogged up with dust, turning it into a blanket (and keeping in the heat). Imagine this heat build up over time, re-circulating inside the laptop, and you have the perfect recipe for a disaster. At Laptop Doctor, we recommend get your laptop deep cleaned at least once a year (if you want your laptop to live longer).
A classic water-damaged laptop. – Liquid spilled on laptop – Apple quoted customer £850 to fix it (H-H-H-H-H-HOW MUCH?????) – Customer almost gave up hope – We did some magic, and brought it back to life – We put the motherboard through our special liquid treatment process….. … and then there was light! Another save… Another laptop brought back to life… Another happy customer (didn’t have to waste money on a new laptop)… Another score for Laptop Doctor. DON’T SPILL LIQUID ON YOUR LAPTOP! THEY DON’T LIKE WATER! However, mistakes happen. If you’re unlucky enough to have sent your laptop for a swim, bring it in to Laptop Doctor…