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Help converting laptop to desktop


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#1 cptbryan

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:39 AM

Hello,

 

So I had the bright idea to turn my laptop into a desktop because of MAJOR overheating issues, thinking I could help circumvent airflow and add extra fans and so on. I have a fairly decent knowledge of computers, and I am also a redneck so I decided to go ahead and make my own computer case out of wood and put the laptop components in there. So far this has been a catastrophe. I haven't really had a way to mount it, so I picked up some aluminum standoffs from home depot that are turning out to be way to small. I managed to pretty much gut out anything I thought was essential to the operation of the machine and connect it all together, outside of the laptop. I haven't grounded anything and I'm not sure if I need too. The laptop is a Toshiba Qosmio X505. I'll attach pictures below and watch this thread like a hawk, and will gladly give info and more pics if needed

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:16 AM

This reminds me of the Red Green Show.  All that is lacking is duct tape and bailing wire. :hysterical:


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:42 AM

This reminds me of the Red Green Show.  All that is lacking is duct tape and bailing wire. :hysterical:

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

Well, it's an interesting idea !  However if your first photo shows your brand new, homemade enclosure in anything like its final state you are not going to solve your over-heating problem.

 

You need to mount a fan on one of the case walls with an appropriate sized hole in the wall for the fan. With a fan installed on the wall the array of small holes you have will allow enough air in, and the fan will blow it out. At the moment, with the set-up as shown, all you are doing is circulating hotter and hotter air around the inside of the case.

 

Good luck, and pass the duct tape !

 

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