Monday, 11 May 2015

Cleaning Laptops $65..

Computers and Software, Cleaning Laptops $65? There's a local company that does this. I had them do it a few years ago, and the computer worked almost like new. In any case, the computer's back. It now works almost like it did when I just bought it. I think they completely disassemble it and dip it in some sort of solvent.

3M Notebook Screen Cleaning Wipes, 3.9 x 6.9 Inches (CL630)

3M Notebook Screen Cleaning Wipes, 3.9 x 6.9 Inches (CL630)

But I suppose there are plenty of suckers out there willing to pay $65 to someone to do it for them just so they won't have to get their hands dirty.

But that fee may include cleaning the innards as well, esp. the CPU fan/cooler, which can get clogged with dust... And that requires disassembly.

I've cracked open a few Thinkpads, and let me just say that some laptops are a relative cinch to disassemble and re-assemble (e.g. Lenovo T6x series), and some are an absolute nightmare (old/ancient IBM 600 series). So for a nightmarish laptop, the fee might [arguably] be justified.

I can't speak for laptops--never had one--though i'd imagine they might be trickier to open and close since everything is so compact.

But for PCs, if you can operate a screwdriver and have a soft brush, that's all it takes to get at the CPU and fan. You don't have to make them spotlessly clean, but you'll get 90% of the dust off both of them.

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