Dust Out My Notebook

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by easymon1, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. easymon1


    What's the best way to get the dust out of my Notebook?
  2. external only... air in a can - just don't huff it.

    or start unscrewing stuff.

    What kind of notebook? I'll tell you how hard/complicated it is to take apart if you post up the model.
  3. easymon1


    It's an Inspiron 17R, thanks.
  4. You can clean out the keyboard with air-in-a-can and then open up the memory or other bays (with simple screws) on the bottom but I don't recommend taking that model apart.

    On top of the standard screws they use plastic clips to snap the top & bottom halves of that laptop together and they have a tenancy to break. Plus that's new enough that I think you are still under warranty.

    Why do you have dust in there or what leads you to believe there is so much dust in there?

    The other thing you can do (and this is RISKY so only do it while under warranty) is blow the air backwards IN TO the CPU heat exhaust. This will loosen up the junk but could also clog/bind the CPU fan - so if it's under warranty Dell would send a tech or repair it for you. If not I don't recommend doing that.
  5. easymon1


    Thanks that's great info.
  6. easymon1


    "Why do you have dust in there or what leads you to believe there is so much dust in there?"

    The fan runs more frequently than in the past, even with CPU running around 25-30%.

    Is there a good way to get a read on the CPU temp?

    I see what you mean about user non-friendly snap together parts. http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-dell-inspiron-17r-n7110/
  7. Adobe Trash Player causes high temps. Everything Adobe is poison to a system.

  8. Every Dell laptop I have owned I have cleaned this way and never had any problems after doing it.
  9. Xena


    I use CoreTemp 1.0 RC 3
    #10     Feb 24, 2012