Home Forums Tech Helproom Getting inside me laptop! Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Getting inside me laptop! Epirb406 22:09 24 May 2004 Locked Hi all,I have been given (lucky me!) a Sigma SI laptop.It seems to have an overheat problem and a super noisy fan.I want to get in and at least get rid of all the dust and probably renew the fan.I've never been inside a laptop before so, proceeding with caution I took all the screws out of the bottom and tried to prise the two halves apart.As the case wouldn't give up without a struggle I have put the screws back and am looking for advice!!Any ideas, links and or advice?Many thanks, Epirb. Epirb406 23:13 24 May 2004 thanks for that, think I will leave it until tomorrow now and report back.bit late in the day now!!!Cheers, epirb. Epirb406 21:01 25 May 2004 In this case it was a case of releasing four clips together and removing the keyboard.It was then a case of unplugging the keyboard, the switch for which fell into two bits (brittle because of the heat?) and four screws to remove the single unit heatsink and fan.There wasn't a lot of dust in there and the fan seemed secure enough on it's bearings. The thermal paste was a bit patchy and certainly wasn't 'holding on'Knowing that interfering further would cause distaster I cleaned it up, smeared a good bit of thermal paste about the place and slapped it all back together.The keyboard plug works in two bits and I have a very lovely, if rather noisy laptop.Think I'll stop there!Cheers, Epirb. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.