Toshiba Satellite P35-S6292 Laptop Repaired
It has an absolutely horribly-designed cooling system. It sucks air from the bottom, using two fans. It does not take much dust in the ‘radiator fins’ to thermally shut it down….. The fins are maybe 0.5mm spacing….. Throw in a smoking girlfriend, (her cigarettes, not her good looks…), and the cooling system clogs quickly…..
One has to tear down this laptop…. completely!!!!, just to properly clean it. A short-term solution is to put a vacuum on the fan input grills, as you hit the exhaust ports with compressed air, from a 100 psi, (6.9 bar), air hose. Do not even try using a spray can of air! That will get you a few extra days/weeks…. But eventually, you have to take it apart…
Here are some pics, taken from several cleanings. I have to clean it about every 6 months!
There is an excellent site to explain how to disassemble this (http://www.irisvista.com/tech/), and several other computers… But…, there are some ‘tricks’, learned the hard way…. Otherwise, little plastic pieces break….. So, go slow! Do not force stuff apart. After several cleanings, there will be broken plastics…. It is a fact of life!…lol
Alcohol & cotton-tipped sticks are a MUST! And, you must be patience….. Also, be prepared to put new heatsink compound on the CPU….. And…, be sure to use a plastic ‘credit card’ to separate the plastic, snap-together shell parts!!! I keep several, used ‘gift cards’ around the work area…, just to safely open the plastic cases of various things…. Remember, the manufacturers do not ever intend for someone to fix it… They want you to replace it!!!
Just thought you might be interested in my experience….. I am working up another article for you, concerning those cheap ‘solar lights’ for the garden…..
Tom “Capt36” Hayes
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