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Replacement of the heatsink foam?


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#1 Shadowdance

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:57 AM

Hello people!

 

I have an old laptop (IBM Thinkpad R52) that needed a new inverter and some good cleaning. While I was performing this GOOD cleaning, I accidentally removed the foam that is placed on the heatsink. It was very worn out and old so it was no difficult to get off the heatsink.

 

My problem now is, should I replace it?

If so, with what? I don't seem to find anything.

 

Thank you all :)


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:28 PM

the thermal foam is never difficult to remove, why do you think it is worn out?

 

You should be able to just put it back in place and use that for the remainder of the life of the laptop (whether thats 2 weeks or 10 years)

 

if you absolutely feel like you NEED to replace it you can buy thermal sheets for that purpose, just cut and replace.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

the thermal foam is never difficult to remove, why do you think it is worn out?

 

You should be able to just put it back in place and use that for the remainder of the life of the laptop (whether thats 2 weeks or 10 years)

 

if you absolutely feel like you NEED to replace it you can buy thermal sheets for that purpose, just cut and replace.

 

Yes. Well. It went poof. That is why "I think" it's worn out. Because only the adhesive is now left on the heatsink. Hehe!

 

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So just thermal sheets? Nice. Thanx a lot!!!


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