unblock laptop fans

  AL47 20:44 27 May 09

cause its getting annoying!

is it ok just to use a vacuum? cause i cant think of any other way to do it!

currently encoding a vid and the fans cant cope, dual core 2.83GHZ clocking down to 1.67GHZ

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:11 27 May 09

is it ok just to use a vacuum?


With the laptop switched off of course.

  AL47 22:23 27 May 09

yep, wouldve made sure of that

was just checking just incase it may cause the fans to rotate wrong way or something

  Strawballs 22:27 27 May 09

With it switched off it won't matter wich way they rotate, I took my HP Pavillion apart what a shock when I saw the heatsink and fans.

  AL47 22:31 27 May 09

with all the dust etc?

dunno if a vacuum will do the full job, the graphics card has a huge heatsink connected to both fans

  AL47 22:32 27 May 09

looking underneath, theres very few places a vacuum is gonna be effective!

  Si_L 22:51 27 May 09

A can of compressed air will do the job nicely.

  AL47 23:09 27 May 09

is there any danger of it all buildind up somewhere with that? might it just move it around? d

dunno if i dare risk taking any panels off

  woodchip 23:49 27 May 09

It depends on the Build up od fluff on the HeatSink. it may be like felt. thing about it is that it does not need a lot take out to get at it on most laptops as the CPU is near the top of the keyboard on most just under the top edge. so if there is a strip that can be removed with buttons you should be able to get to it. some slide to one side. It all depends who made the Laptop

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