So, there was I, trying to answer a Flickrmail when the whole thing disappeared with a clunk. Black screen, no noise. Great. Argh!!

Three attempted restarts but each time it ended with clunk. Off.

Okay, back off, lets have a look…

Gosh, that heatsink is hot… oh, I understand, loose bit of plastic in fan (it dropped to where it was, it had been on top of the fan preventing it from rotating properly). Vent completely dusted up. Hmmm, let me get the Bissell and tidy up a little!

Loose parts and dust removed, running cooler now 🙂

Posted by tomargh on 2008-06-03 21:42:05

Tagged: , Argh!!! , fan , heatsink , hot , CPU , dusty , blocked vent