Once it is in place then lock the CPU socket the same way it was unlocked. If the CPU is not affixed to the heatsink then clean the heatsink surface and the CPU die with some isopropanol alcohol soaked cotton swabs to remove any residue of the old thermal paste. Use the canned air to blow out any dust or clean as much as possible with an alcohol soaked cottonswab. Final Comments Dust and dirt is the enemy of a computer. Reinstall the heatsink carefully and lock everything into place.
Use the isopropanol alcohol to moisten the Q-TIP in order to remove any excess thermal paste. This maintenance is a good practice even for those with an access panel. The notebook computer used in this demonstration is a 6-month old Toshiba A30. It’s too was overheating and turning itself off while running. This maintenance can cut down on the rate of buildup and keep the notebook running cooler…longer. Figure 5: Dusty heatsink that’s “glued” on the CPU. Use some tissue or toilet paper to wipe off the old thermal paste once the heatsink is removed. It is preferable to use Q-TIPS as they will not disintegrate as easily.
Philips screw driver Slotted screw driver Torx set Tweezers/forceps Isopropanol alcohol Cotton swabs Thermal paste Tissue/toilet paper Canned air (not pictured) Removing and cleaning the heatsink and fan Before starting remove the battery and disconnect any cables to the notebookcomputer. Better yet…use the isopropanol alcohol as the fluid evaporates completely within a minute. Чтобы проверить включен ли он, нажмите в обычном режиме клавишу «#» и удерживайте ее несколько секунд, если на экране появилось слово TEST, значит все в порядке. Here is a list of recommended tools and supplies. It may vary depending on the notebook computer in question. Just how to do it is what this guide is all about.