Detailed guides and discussions about how to perform routine PC maintenance and repair below:

Heatsink Fan Cleaning/Removal-

Level of Difficulty – 1/5

Materials Needed:

  • Screwdriver set
  • Compressed Air
  • 30 minutes

Why clean your heatsink fan on your laptop?  Simple, if you don’t real problems can be on your way.  On the laptop that I am actually writing this blog from I had problems with it overheating and then shutting off.  After I dismantled the back cover, removed the heatsink and thoroughly CLEANED it and the grill of all dust (I literally pulled out clumps of dust) I booted it up and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on it and it continues to run fine.

Doing this can really breathe life into a laptop, I suggest that for PC owners this be done every few months; although the cleaning can be dependent on how much the machine is used.