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Toshiba Satellite A110-160 Notebook PC is dirty inside, then.

ALL power removed. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

Use a $3 to $6 ESD wrist strap, with it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source; and disassemble the laptop for cleaning.

Also suggest removing the old Thermal Paste, and/or Thermal Pad; and replace after THOROUGHLY cleaning the area.
Thermal Paste could have dried up.
You're in there for cleaning, now is the time to replace.
Besides the stuff is cheap, and it is cheap insurance.

Disassemble the laptop to clean. Use air first, then suggest use a small fine soft brush, (Make-up brush?), and Q-tips; to dislodge the heavy 'junk'. Kind of slightly stir the junk around.
Breaks the 'crust', and is easier for the compressed air to remove.
Now use the compressed air again.

The Fan Assembly draws air up from the Bottom of the laptop. Then it pushes air through the Tall, Thin fins of the Heatsink, and out the Exhaust port,

In the above video stop it at 0:06, or so.
The curved copper looking objects are Cooling Tubes.
They end on the Left side, AT the finned black rectangular Heatsink.

The Fan Assembly has been removed. (The X shape sits on top of the Processor)

See the 'belt' of compressed dust on the Heatsink. Watch further as he removes it.

Blo-wing air through the Air Intake Duct, the bottom port; will just cram that stuff in deeper.
Blo-wing air in from the exhaust side will also.
SOMETIMES IT IS a temporary fix, but that is it ->


DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner either!
They create Static electricity.

(All you 'techs' that use a vacuum cleaner, go ahead, and post.
We will 'wax philosophical' on using a vacuum cleaner, on a computer )


Posted on Dec 10, 2012

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  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Dec 10, 2012

    Dell XPS cooling assembly operates on the same principle as the Toshiba Satellite A110 series of Notebook PC

  • lang Dibba Dec 12, 2012

    Thank you all very much. i am done cus it work for me

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Dec 12, 2012

    Glad you got it fixed Lang Dibba, and appreciate the rating!


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