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Accessing the heat sink to clean it

I have an overheating problem on a Toshiba Equium A210-17i. I have managed to get to the stage of removing the keyboard but can't find any manuals on accessing the heat sink and fan to clean them.

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It is best not to tear apart a laptop unless you know what you are doing. just touching the inside you can transmit an electrical current from walking. it builds up and static shock happens then your computer is fried. i recommend a cooling pad for it. if that doesn't help then have it taken in and looked at. most places will do a cleaning service for a reasonable price.

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It is not worth replacing the board as a new laptop is possibly cheaper. Could be an issue with the heat sink compound drying out and not taking the heat away correctly from the uProcessor. It may be fluff build up in the heat cooler!

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Overheating issues with laptop


Following are the reasons for overheating, just take care of these things::
Stop Overclocking your CPU
Make sure your Heat Sink is placed properly above the processor
Clean the Processor fan, Heat Sink and other peripherals
Use High Speed fans
Use CPU Heat Sink Paste in the processor
Make sure your dint restrict the speed of CPU fan.
Use proper ventilation in your room
Shut down your computer at least two hour a day
If it didn't helps you then simply get the system utility program like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of overheating

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i dont think its the hdd. its most likely the cpu. clean the heat sink and see if the fan is still working, you may even want to clean it a apply new thermal paste

if this helps please take time to rate

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Clean heat sink on toshiba satellite


Turn off the Satellite laptop and flip it over so you can see the bottom. Push the battery latch towards the outside of the laptop and remove the battery.


Locate the heat sink panel, which will be next to, or including, the two fans that you can see. Unscrew the two to three screws that are holding that panel down, and remove them.


A few models of Satellite laptops use Torx sized-8 screws instead of Phillips.

Unplug the cables running from the two fans to the control board.


You can see the cables coming up from under the fans.

Then unscrew the two to three screws on the fans, and pull up to remove the fan unit from the laptop.


If your Satellite heat sink panel does not uncover the fans as well as the heat sink, ignore this step.

Remove the four screws that surround the heat sink.

Then move the heat sink back and forth to disconnect it from the CPU.


If your laptop shuts down by itself without any reason, check the heat sink first.

Overheating is a very common problem among Toshiba laptops.


Lift up on the heat sink to remove it from the unit.

If the CPU got caught on the heat sink and comes off as well, grasp it by the edges and peel it off the heat sink.


Turn the screw on the side of the CPU socket to unlock it, then place the CPU back in its socket and lock it again.


Blow compressed air into the heat sink and the fans until the dust is removed.

Then blow the air onto the control board to remove loose dust from there as well.


Place some Isopropyl alcohol onto your cloth, or a small brush, and clean the processor and the control board area around the processor.


You will also want to wipe up the thermal grease that is on these components. Make a note of the area where you removed the thermal paste.


Reapply a layer of thermal grease in the areas where you removed it.

The lid of the thermal grease container will have an applicator.

Just spread the grease over the components.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490


Replace the heat sink, then the fans and finally the heat sink panel cover.


hope this helps


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Disassemble the laptop and remove the heatsink.
Remove all the dried up heatsink goo that's on the heatsink and processor.
Squeeze a small amount of QuickSilver heatsink compound onto the middle of the processor top.
Place the heatsink on the processor and move it in a couple small circles before locking the processor heatsink back in place.
Clean the air vents and cooling fins well while the unit is open.
This should fix any overheating issues you are having (assuming the fan is OK)
If the fan isn't running, replace it.

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If the air ways are clear and the fan is running fast, does it blow lots of hot air or would you expect it to blow more. Try cleaning the exhaust side of the uProcessor fan out with a vacuum cleaner and use fresh heat sink compound on the uProcessor heat sink..
If it still gives trouble, browse toshiba.com for a BIOS update to speed the fan up.
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THis is probably a simple heating problem. if it is, you'll have to replace or otherwise repair the heatsink, and maybe the CPU as well.

In general, if this is still under warranty, your best bet is probably to just return it to toshiba for repair/replacement.

I would NOT reccomend opening the case on an in-warranty laptop.

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1. try setting your bios, and your windows settings, to the options that use the least power.  less power = less heat.

2. If you deliberatly overclocked your cpu at some point, reset it to normal speed. or even less-then-normal speed.

3.  are you certain this isn't just a power problem, or a corrupt operating system?  you might want to try reinstalling the os, and running the computer from an AC outlet, maybe even with the battery removed

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