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Practical tips for self-cleaning notebooks from dust.

Some users believe that laptop prevention is: - very simple and trivial business. For this reason, they are trying to independently clean their laptop from dust and other contaminants. In fact, one of the hardest things about preventive cleaning is undoubtedly disassembling and reassembling the laptop. If you are confident in your abilities and think that you can disassemble and then assemble your device on your own, then feel free to start cleaning. In this case, self-prophylaxis is fully justified. In this article, we give you practical advice and warnings from our expert.

Disassembling a laptop for preventive cleaning:

It is advisable to first familiarize yourself with the documentation of the laptop being disassembled (download the instructions for disassembling the laptop from the developer's website or watch the video on YouTube). Since all laptops are disassembled in different ways and each model has its own nuances during disassembly. If you are disassembling a laptop for the first time and do not have much experience in disassembly and assembly, ideally sign each screw. Where it was unscrewed from, or even better - draw a diagram showing all the screws, connectors and disconnected loops. However, even with detailed instructions for disassembly, beginners do not always succeed in following it. The first rule of thumb when disassembling any laptop is to turn off the power. Pull out the charger and unfasten the battery. In no case should you start the prophylaxis of a laptop with a laptop battery that is not disconnected. The main thing when disassembling is not to ruin your work laptop. To do this, you do not need to make too much effort to separate the latches, take your time and, most importantly, prepare the right tool. A very common mistake is when screws break off pins due to inexperience, due to an incorrectly selected screwdriver. If you feel that the latches do not release and do not give in, then it means that you are doing something wrong. Do not overdo it in any way. It is better to ask for a hint on the manufacturer's website or on Youtube. Now on the Internet you can find a lot of videos on disassembling a particular laptop model.

Preventive cleaning:

If the latches gave in and you still managed to disassemble the laptop and get to the cooling system. Then you should pay attention to the fact that, as a rule, all screws of the cooling system are numbered. And they should be unscrewed by numbers, loosening each screw in a circle, following the numbering until the screws are completely unscrewed. After that, the cooling system should be carefully removed, this should be done carefully so as not to bend the copper pipes of the cooling system. Then it is worth removing the old thermal paste, degreasing the surface of the crystals and applying a uniform layer of thermal paste. The main thing here is to apply a not very thin layer and not very greasy. Like the pictures below. Also, if thermal pads are present, then you need to make sure that they are all in place and not damaged. Ideally, of course, they should also be replaced with new ones. The main thing here is to install thermal interfaces of the same thickness as in the original.

After the work done, it is worth carefully returning the cooling system to its place, while tightening the screws just as strictly following the numbers, alternately tightening each one a little in a circle until all the screws are tightened. This is done so that the pressure on the crystal from the cooling system is uniform and without distortions, so as not to damage the processor crystal or video chip.

This is followed by assembling the laptop and checking it.

After preventive maintenance, be sure to check the laptop at increased temperature load. If any CHIP is badly pressed against the heat sink of the cooling system or an excessive amount of thermal paste is applied, then the temperature will be increased and the processor will start to forcibly drop the frequency, in other words: - to throttle. Use special programs to check temperatures for throttling or overheating. The AIDA64 utility is very suitable for these purposes.

Typical mistakes in self-prophylaxis of a laptop:

1. Broken latches - all parts of the laptop case are fastened with latches and screws;

2. Breakage of the screw slots as a result of using low-quality screwdrivers;

3. The use of low-quality thermal paste, its excess;

4. Distortion during installation of the cooling system - as a result of overheating;

5. Damage to the crystal chip, damage to the cooling system;

6. After assembly, it turns out that some connectors are not connected, especially if it is a fan connector;

7. Incorrect assembly - screws are mixed up, as a result, damage to the case;

8. Cleaning without disassembling with a vacuum cleaner - never helps.

If you do not have sufficient experience in the field of repair, believe me - cleaning the laptop should be performed by a specialist. Our experts will carry out a preventive cleaning of your laptop for 30 euros. You will be calm about your laptop and your laptop will run quietly and not get warm. And since we do not have queues, this is the merit of a well-organized work process and paying due attention to the team's time management. ARVUTIABI - ESOFT

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