Introduction

The fix, I place a thin alloy shim between the existing heatsink & chip, with a good quality thermal paste, I always use artic silver 5(never lets you down)

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  • This is a complete top half strip down to fix (takes me less than 30 minutes)

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  • this is the culprit, as you can see the shim can easily overheat & go concave lifting off the chip.

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  • cut a thin piece of alloy to the same size as the existing shim, i used an old alloy door push plate(easy to cut) & is the ideal thickness

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  • Thoroughly clean the chip with pure alcohol, then apply an even spread of good quality thermal paste(Arctic silver 5) will never let you down

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  • THen apply more thermal paste to the top of the shim

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  • The new alloy shim is under the existing thin shim. I've done more than 20 of these repairs & had 100% success rate I always do the same to the CPU (might as well your already in there).,

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  • This is the CPU with the new alloy shim fitted.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Terry Sim

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Pros: Very good hi-res pictures, well explained.

Cons: The disassembly instructions are missing

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