How critical is tape linking fan assembly and heat sink?
i just had to pull the fan in my laptop and replace it. but the strip of foamy/felty tape that connects the fan assembly to the heat sink, which all the guides say to be careful not to rip, had crystallized and broken along the seam between the two components, so preserving it was not an option. my question is, how critical is that tape and should i be looking to replace it with something? if so, what? the only source i could find for an exact replacement says it is no longer in production.
the tape in question is found at step 20 here: MacBook Core Duo Fan Replacement
Is this a good question?