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With battery bested, we turn to the next hardware priority: the cooling system.

The heatpipe is secured by simple Phillips screws, meaning thermal paste reapplication should be a breeze.

We aim for the fan, but looks like you can only clean it from here—it's trapped under the I/O board.

So we pop out the game card reader, and attached headphone jack.

And no, we didn't lick any cartridges.

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