Having problems with your Sharp Actius GP20 (PC-GP20) PC Notebook ?

Overheating problem I would like to know if I can replace the fan unit myself. I am pretty computer savvy and built my own some years ago. Can a replacement fan be ordered and installed without the help of a repair shop?


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I have a toshiba laptop which was unexpectedly switching off. The laptop was 2 years old. I did lots of searching online to discover this is a VERY COMMON ISSUE.\015\012\015\012The problem is, dust blocks the heatsink. When I took my computer to pieces, I found a strip of dust half an inch (1cm) thick covering the back of the heatsink which prevented air flow. If your laptop is a couple of years old, this could be the problem. When I removed this dust, the problem disappeared.\015\012\015\012If you are computer savvy, then try the following - if not, take it down to a computer shop!\015\012\015\0121) Remove the 5 screws holding down the heat sink cover and processor cover. These are on the bottom of the laptop, in the centre, at the back.\015\012\015\0122) Remove the 3 screws which hold in the heat sink in place.\015\012\015\0123) Remove the heatsink\015\012\015\0124) Take the dust out\015\012\015\0125) Re-assemble\015\012\015\012a note: be careful not to get dust in the thermal paste on the cpu - unless you have replacement paste.\015\012\015\012Good Luck!
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