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Please help with Sony Vaio VGN-FS285H heat problem!

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April 3, 2008 5:47:43 PM

Hello!

I have a heat-problem with my Vaio. I think I need to disassemble it and take out some dust.

I was looking for a dissasemble-guide or a service-guide. All the guides I found were for sale for a price about 10-30 $.

Now I would like to ask you people for some help! Has anybody a disassemble-guide, service-manual or experience?

Model-type: Sony VAIO VGN-FS285H


I would appreciate any text or picture guide!


Thanks a lot!
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April 3, 2008 7:15:26 PM

Have you tried just using a can of compressed air? You can get them for like 10 bucks at a local office supply or electronics store. Usually very effective and it'll save you some hassle.
April 4, 2008 12:07:14 AM

Thanks for the hint. I also red about that. But when i once opened my HP nx7000 i found a BIG piece of dust. I am not sure if i could blow it anywhere. And it also cant go anywhere... know what i mean?
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April 6, 2008 4:13:50 PM

It is actually quite easy to disassemble this unit - firstly remove the harddrive and ram covers. Remove the harddrive itself. There is 2 screws under the harddrive cover which screws into the case which needs to be removed. Then remove the 2 screws attached under the RAM cover. Finally, remove all the remaining screws at the bottom of the laptop. Take the BOTTOM cover off and there you go, you can just remove the screws of the actual heatsink - maybe you can apply more thermal paste - might solve the problem too
April 6, 2008 4:52:20 PM

thanks for the manual! i already disassembled the unit. i found some photos and a description like yours!

when i opened the unit i wondered about how few dust there was. so i left the fan and its heatpipe on the cpu...

if there is no dust blocking the fan, what can cause the higher temperature then?
April 6, 2008 4:55:23 PM

could be a number of things. most likely if you have had the laptop for a fair amount of time and it has seen regular use the thermal paste may dried and ceased to work properly. also a fan could be dying ( ie bearings or motor going so it doesn't spin as fast as it used to cool things down). Only other thing I could think of maybe there's something blocking your intake or exhaust vents so heat isn't escaping and is just being recirculated.
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