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Repair and troubleshooting guides for the Asus Republic of Games Strix 15.6" gaming laptop with model number GL503VM-B17N13.

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Guide for re-pasting and cleaning


I bought my Asus ROG GL503GE back on November, 2018. Since the last couple of days, the left CPU fan is making a faint buzzing sound, and the temps aren’t that great as those were before. I am thinking of cleaning and re-pasting my laptop. I am planning to use Noctua NT H1 for repasting.

So here are the questions:
1) Should I use isopropyl alcohol to rub off the old thermal compound? I heard some say that using alcohol might damage CPU linings (don’t know what they mean).
2) After disassembling the laptop and removing the power connector, is it a good idea to press the power button to drain the leftover charge from the capacitors inside?

3) Which order should I remove the screws from the heatsink? Are there any numberings on the screws?

I haven’t messed around with disassembling laptops that much. I would like to know the proper guide to remove various connectors inside the laptop. If there is any good thread/video about that, please share :)

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Anwarul Bashir Shuaib use this guide for the thermal paste How to Apply Thermal Paste I would definitely perform a discharge you listed with 2. You will be okay with pretty much going in any order to remove those screws.

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