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Repasting my graphics card

Postby Fishbones » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:25 pm

Lately, if I play any intense games such as Black Ops or Bad Company 2, my graphics card (ATI HD 5870 Mobility Radeon) overheats.

I did a little bit of research into this, and I guess that the thermal paste applied in the Asus G73JH laptops degrades quickly. I bought some IC Diamond 7, after finding out that its one of the better pastes, and got it in the mail a few days ago. About halfway through disassembling my laptop, I encountered a round washer on the bottom of a small screw, on the part that locks the DVD-ROM drive into place.

So I had to rebuild my laptop from there, since I couldn't remove this washer as I don't have the right type of tools/don't know how. Any suggestions?

I know that the way I have asked the question is sort of vague, but any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby narada » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:55 am

What model of laptop is it? The manufacturer might have disassembly documentation somewhere on the interwebs.
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby Fishbones » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:34 am

http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-ga ... guide.html

That is what I found, it just says remove screw on the bottom case and pull out the ODD module.

The screw for the ODD module has a round washer on it...
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby Cool_Fire » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:24 pm

So it's:
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[====] < screw head __||___ __||___ < ODD module || ---- < some washer ||
correct?
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby Fishbones » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:43 pm

Yeah, nice ASCII diagram by the way.
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby tehbares » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:59 am

Nut != washer.

Washers go between the screw head and the surface to distribute the force of the screw over a larger surface area. Nuts thread on to the end of the screw in order to hold it in place.
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby Cool_Fire » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:21 am

So all the way at the bottom it was screwed into a hole some where, and there's something between the ODD module and the washer that keeps you from lifting it out?
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby Fishbones » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:00 pm

Looks like I'm going to need to buy a key/wrench for round nuts of the 2.5*5 size?

F***... Another order.
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Re: Repasting my graphics card

Postby Cool_Fire » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:29 am

Just use pliers, or scissors, or make your own tool out of sheet metal.
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