ASUS 1215B Cleaning tips

Persheis

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Hello guys!

I recently stumbled upon a malfuncitoning 1215B, and everything seems to point to an overheating issue. As such, I'd like some feedback about this netbook in particular.

1. Could anyone provide me a link to a guide for taking apart this netbook? I know there are a lot out there, but I need one not focused on HDD exchange.

2. Could anyone give me info on the thermal compound used? I have some Ceramique 2 lying around, and I might try to reapply for better results. Problem is... it's an APU, and I'm clueless on how to apply it to them (the fan, at least, isn't located over the APU).

3. Any alternatives to compressed air cans? I don't seem to find them here in my contry, and if I do, they're extremely expensive. Any other suggestion might work.

Thanks a lot in advance! :D
 

C12Friedman

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This is the best guide I found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbrS5zjoltY
This one is also good for showing where the screw locations are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP2JRGaoJhg neither are very long and neither address removing the heatsink/fan but I can walk you through that from where the first video ends.
We can work from this point http://youtu.be/TbrS5zjoltY?t=9m9s for the HSF info. The heatsink is held down by four screws (which are usually numbered in order of tightening) plus one holding the fan. Once those are removed and the fan unplugged, the heatsink and fan can be removed together (there may be pads attached to the heatpipe, keep those in place, they are thermal pads and are needed). All old thermal compound is cleaned off the APU and heatsink and fresh applied (a very small amount on the processor only - about 2/3 grain of uncooked rice).
As far as alternatives to canned air, no, not really (which probably helps to explain why it's sooo expensive) I've used air compressors and even this product http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1fa5/?itm=customlabel0Electronics_%26_Gadgets_%7C_Computer_%26_PC_Gaming_Accessories&rkgid=1453727898&cpg=ogplahe1&source=google_home_electronics&adpos=1o1&creative=50718228045&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KEQiAwPCjBRDZp9LWno3p7rEBEiQAGj3KJtdqLkf788ixmp7n1iTOkONnsoqVanlTax-V_-soDjwaAvXW8P8HAQ but for what you want to do canned air is best
If anything is unclear, let me know
 

C12Friedman

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This is the best guide I found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbrS5zjoltY
This one is also good for showing where the screw locations are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP2JRGaoJhg neither are very long and neither address removing the heatsink/fan but I can walk you through that from where the first video ends.
We can work from this point http://youtu.be/TbrS5zjoltY?t=9m9s for the HSF info. The heatsink is held down by four screws (which are usually numbered in order of tightening) plus one holding the fan. Once those are removed and the fan unplugged, the heatsink and fan can be removed together (there may be pads attached to the heatpipe, keep those in place, they are thermal pads and are needed). All old thermal compound is cleaned off the APU and heatsink and fresh applied (a very small amount on the processor only - about 2/3 grain of uncooked rice).
As far as alternatives to canned air, no, not really (which probably helps to explain why it's sooo expensive) I've used air compressors and even this product http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1fa5/?itm=customlabel0Electronics_%26_Gadgets_%7C_Computer_%26_PC_Gaming_Accessories&rkgid=1453727898&cpg=ogplahe1&source=google_home_electronics&adpos=1o1&creative=50718228045&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KEQiAwPCjBRDZp9LWno3p7rEBEiQAGj3KJtdqLkf788ixmp7n1iTOkONnsoqVanlTax-V_-soDjwaAvXW8P8HAQ but for what you want to do canned air is best
If anything is unclear, let me know
 

Persheis

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Thanks a lot!
Once I manage to get the canned air for cleaning, I'll get back at you with the results! :D

 
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