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Released in the Summer of 2011, identified by "XPS L401X" on the bottom of the laptop. Model Number: 14 L401X.

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My laptop freezes while playing games for 10 - 15 minutes.

Need help in dissembling my laptop to clean, probably heat sink area and fan.

Can you guide me through this. I have DELL XPS 14 L401X, 5 years old laptop.

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here some instructions to cleaning the dell fan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmn3C4qg...

and the Servive manual

xpsl401x.pdf

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Thanks. What is this guy doing in the video at 12:10 and 12:30, why is it needed. If needed where can I buy item used in 12:10?

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he used a little piece of copper between the GPU and Headsink with thermal paste. i never remove the thermal Pad .Clean only the surface on CPU and buy new thermal paste . i use arctic silver 5 thermal paste . https://www.arctic.ac/de_en/thermal-pad.... and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdHMsDXp...

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he used a little piece of copper between the gpu and heatsink. i never remove the thermal pad .only clean the CPU and the surface on heatsink and use Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste

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You will need an anti-static mat and wrist strap. Also How to Apply Thermal Paste

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