Asus G72Gx Series – DC Power Short – Burned Out Motherboard

Customer came in yesterday with a Asus G72Gz gaming laptop. Stated he believed his dc power jack had a short and was broken. Well it ended up not being the dc jack, but something else much more major. Customer then proceeded to tell me he left the house, left the laptop plugged in and came home later. Stating he thought there might of been a power surge while he was gone, laptop would not turn on.

When the Asus G72Gx ...

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EVGA GTX 275 Maintenance – Cleaning – Disassembly Guide

The EVGA GTX 275 has a very powerful cooling fan. When the GTX 275 is new it does draw in a good amount of cool air into the heatsink to properly cool the GTX 275 video card. As you see in the photos below, over time it brings not only a good amount of air onto the card, but dust, hair, lint to. This dust and pet hair etc will eventually block, limit the cooling capabilities of the card. Running ...

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Gateway NV53A75U / NV53 Laptop Disassembly

This customers Gateway NV53A75U was running hot, and shutting down on the customer. It’s an AMD Triple Core processor, so it does run on the hot side.

  • This Gateways idle temp 60-65 C
  • Load Temp of 74-78 C

Dis-assembled laptop to check, clean the fan & heatsink, modified the cooling with 2 copper shims and applied Arctic Cooling MX2 Thermal Compound. Cooling fan was blocked by dust buildup, not bad have seen much worse.

Re-Assembled Gateway temperatures now:

  • Idled Temp of 48-54 C
  • Full load tempt of ...
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