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Power on immediately powers off

Not sure what the heat sink is and that might be my problem. Because when I took out the fan assembly, the CPU came with it. I didn't try to separate the two. I assume they shouldn't be one unit. Should they come apart easily?

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Yes it should there should be some white greese looking substance that is between the two and it is necessary to transfer the heat without it the laptop sill do that

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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    Michael Thomas Aug 27, 2008

    just wondering have you gotten anywhere with that yet please keep me posted ok best regards mike

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