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Removing Dust Inside a Laptop<br />To Improve Performance<br />Presented by<br />Computer Repairs in London - Remote PC su...
Introduction to Improving Laptop Performance<br />This step-by-step guide shows you how to remove dust from your laptop.  ...
 Overheating can reduce your laptop’s performance
 Hot laptops can cause blue screens and unexpected shutdowns
 Removing dust from your computer will improve performance
 All you need is a vacuum cleaner, a screwdriver and some cheap thermal paste
 Save yourself cash by using this guide
Normally only applies to older laptops (1+ years old) and/or dusty environments</li></ul>rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in Lo...
Tools Required(These are available from any good computer shop)<br />Thermal Paste                       CPU & Heatsink cl...
Step 1 – Remove screws<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
Step 2 – Inspect for dust<br />DUST BLOCKING AIR VENT CAUSING OVERHEATING <br />DUST – NOT GOOD FOR COMPONENTS<br />reboot...
Step 3 – Remove heatsink screws<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
Step 4 –  Carefully detach CPU fan connector<br />DETACH CPU FAN FROM MOTHERBOARD<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in Lond...
Step 5 – Remove CPU fan and Heatsink unit<br />DON’T FORGET TO UNPLUG THIS!!<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
Step 6 – Vacuum dust from motherboard and CPU fan/heatsink<br />Carefully Vacuum ALL dust from the motherboard especially ...
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Removing Dust Inside a Laptop To Improve Performance

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This step-by-step guide shows you how to remove dust from your laptop. The laptop used in this demonstration is a Sony VGN-CR11Z, but the guide can apply to all types of laptop.

- Dust blocks air ventilation which causes overheating
- Overheating can reduce your laptop’s performance
- Hot laptops can cause blue screens and unexpected shutdowns
- Removing dust from your computer will improve performance
- All you need is a vacuum cleaner, a screwdriver and some cheap thermal paste
- Save yourself cash by using this guide
- Normally only applies to older laptops (1+ years old) and/or dusty environments

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  1. 1. Removing Dust Inside a Laptop<br />To Improve Performance<br />Presented by<br />Computer Repairs in London - Remote PC support - Business and Home IT Support - Virus removal - Data Recovery - Qualified Computer Engineers<br />www: rebootthat.com | e-mail: support@rebootthat.com<br />PLEASE NOTE: REBOOTTHAT.COM WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY USING THE FREE INFORMATION THAT IS PROVIDED WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT.<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  2. 2. Introduction to Improving Laptop Performance<br />This step-by-step guide shows you how to remove dust from your laptop. The laptop used in this demonstration is a Sony VGN-CR11Z, but the guide can apply to all types of laptop. <br /><ul><li>Dust blocks air ventilation which causes overheating
  3. 3. Overheating can reduce your laptop’s performance
  4. 4. Hot laptops can cause blue screens and unexpected shutdowns
  5. 5. Removing dust from your computer will improve performance
  6. 6. All you need is a vacuum cleaner, a screwdriver and some cheap thermal paste
  7. 7. Save yourself cash by using this guide
  8. 8. Normally only applies to older laptops (1+ years old) and/or dusty environments</li></ul>rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  9. 9. Tools Required(These are available from any good computer shop)<br />Thermal Paste CPU & Heatsink cleaner A business card<br />A screwdriver And a Vacuum cleaner!<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  10. 10. Step 1 – Remove screws<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  11. 11. Step 2 – Inspect for dust<br />DUST BLOCKING AIR VENT CAUSING OVERHEATING <br />DUST – NOT GOOD FOR COMPONENTS<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  12. 12. Step 3 – Remove heatsink screws<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  13. 13. Step 4 – Carefully detach CPU fan connector<br />DETACH CPU FAN FROM MOTHERBOARD<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  14. 14. Step 5 – Remove CPU fan and Heatsink unit<br />DON’T FORGET TO UNPLUG THIS!!<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  15. 15. Step 6 – Vacuum dust from motherboard and CPU fan/heatsink<br />Carefully Vacuum ALL dust from the motherboard especially the vents in the top right-hand corner where the CPU fan sucks in air. Also vacuum CPU fan and heatsink to remove any dust. BECAREFUL do not let the head of the vacuum cleaner touch any components on the motherboard or you may damage them!<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  16. 16. Step 7 – Clean existing thermal paste from the CPU<br />Using a non-abrasive cloth (so you don’t scratch the CPU), apply some CPU cleaning solution to a cloth and carefully clean away ALL existing thermal paste.<br />Other chips on the motherboard may need paste removing too, but make sure they don’t already have thermal pads (small sponge-like squares), these do not need to be removed!<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  17. 17. Step 8 – Clean existing thermal paste from GPU<br />This motherboard has thermal paste applied to the GPU, which needs to be removed<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  18. 18. Step 9 – Applying thermal paste to CPU<br />1. Only a small amount of paste is required<br />2. A business card is the best tool to smooth-out the paste<br />3. Apply a small piece of paste to the centre of the CPU and carefully smooth-out the paste equally across the top of the CPU using a business card to create a thin layer. <br />Make sure just the top of the CPU is fully covered.<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  19. 19. Step 10 – Applying thermal paste to GPU<br />Use exactly the same process as step 9 – Applying thermal paste to the CPU<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  20. 20. Step 11 – Assemble the laptop<br />1. Re-attach CPU fan power<br />2. Place heatsink and fan back in original place<br />3. Insert screws and tighten<br />4. Insert cover screws and tighten<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
  21. 21. Finished!<br />Your laptop should now run smoother and be quieter.<br />Computer Repairs in London - Remote PC support - Business and Home IT Support - Virus removal - Data Recovery - Qualified Computer Engineers<br />www: rebootthat.com | e-mail: support@rebootthat.com<br />rebootthat.com – PC Repairs in London<br />
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