Subject: Heatsink help
By: kelly (IP: 209.197.182.*)
Written on: 10-06-2005 01:49

Yeah I'm trying to re-apply some thermal grease to my dell 8200 notebook, but I'm having a proble with the heatsink I got the keyboard off and everything but I can't get the heatsink off. before I go any further. I just want to make sure, I'm supposed to take out the entire heat sink right, which includes the pipe and all right? as you can see, I'm a noob at this, also, if that is so, what is an easy way to take if off, because it doesn't budge an inch when I try to take it off.
finally, there was some kind of black rubber on top of the heatsink when I opened it up, is this supposed to be there?

By: kelly (IP: 209.197.182.*)
Written on: 10-06-2005 01:52

oh yeah I forgot to ask, are there clamps holding the heatsink in place? this could be my problem, if there are, were are they I can't seem to find them.
By: kelly (IP: 209.197.182.*)
Written on: 10-06-2005 02:21

ok, hey again
well I just realized that its the clamp thats holding me back, but I don't know how to open it, so if anyone could help with that it would be great.
By: brush-head (IP: 195.92.250.*)
Written on: 16-06-2005 11:40

Why do you think you need to replace the thermal paste on your notebook? (if it ain't broke don't fix it!).

Notebooks are very diificult to deal with. How many engineers called to a notebook issue manage to fix it in the field? usually it has to go back to the workshop where they have special tools - and each maker is different. Unlike desktops, notebooks made from makers such as Dell are proprietary and use special components (look at a non-major notebook which uses "std" components).

If it was working, put it back together. If it wasn't call an engineer you could do more harm without the right tools and experience.
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