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Acer Aspire 5003 Thermal Module

I have a replacement Acer laptop thermal module assembly (integral fan+heat pipe+CPU heat sink) for the subject laptop. The heat sink surface that will contact the CPU already has what appears to be a black plastic mylar film attached tothe metal plate with a rectangular silver pad inlay in its center. Is this to be used with or without heat sink compound to assure intimate thermal contact with the CPU surface?

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Greetings,
I believe that the 'silver pad' you are talking about is likely a thermal pad which creates intimate thermal contact in the same manner as a thermal compound. As long as the pad has not deteriorated then you can reuse it. If that helped please rate me well.
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-WN

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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Yes, and you need to get some themral paste insure that it has good contact. I hope this helps lala linda

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