Recently my notebook has been giving me a lot of trouble. When I run too may applications, or sometimes when I’m watching DivX shows, the CPU will suddenly slow down. I can feel hot air coming out of the exhaust port When I place my hand there.
This is a continuation of a series of posts that document how I cleaned the cooling fan.
Step 5: Look for a big hole in the middle of the notebook. Remove the screw. Remember to keep the screw in a safe place. I have taken photo from two angles.
Step 6: Remove the metal plate that protects the innards of your notebook from stuff that drops between your keyboard keys. You may want to gently clean any dust you see with a damp cotton bud.
Step 7: You will see the cooling fan being covered by a panel. Remove the three screws covering the panel. Remember to store the screws in a safe place.
Step 8: Remove the cooling fan. Note that the fan’s power cable is kept in place with a clip. You may carefully remove the clip. I placed a piece of paper over the keyboard and put the fan on top of the paper.