Broken gaming graphics card heat sink & cooling fan
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Believe it or not, I spent about 20 minutes dusting this off.
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A Zalman 9700LED heatsink and fan after 4-5 months of 24/7 operation at full power, before I blew out the dust, which was interfering with the heat dissipation. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikon D40x with a Nikon 18-55mm VR kit lens. (at 55) Camera’s on-board flash fired.
I’m still working on how to filter the air before it gets into the computer, so this doesn’t happen… (or happen as often…)
Taken at a range of about a foot (as close as the lens focuses…) the above is about life-size on my screen.
Tagged: , fan , heatsink , Zalman , Nikon 18-55mm VR , Nikon D40x
086 / 365 [Project 365]
Under The Hood…
Beneath the user-friendly world of the keyboard, monitor and mouse lies and often hidden world of wonder and beauty… the heart of the machine. Although I built my current rig a number of years ago, it still runs smoothly and without issue given a healthy maintenance and backup schedule. Whilst some will tinker under the hood of their vehicle, changing fluids, checking connections and pressures, replacing belts and plugs, this holds no interest for me… my computer is my everything… it keeps me connected to the world.
Thought it’s interface I live a good chunk of my life… my photography comes to life through the digital darkroom… entertainment from movies and music… education through YouTube and photography blogs… friendship through Flickr and Skype… shopping for sundries and big-ticket items… tedium with bill-payment and troubleshooting… it is often near the centre of my universe be it work or play… and as such keeping it running in good order is as important to me as my other activities that together form a balanced lifestyle.
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My three year old laptop starting overheating recently and the main cooling fan would ramp up to the highest speed with barely any air coming out of the side.
To fix this, I had to completely take apart the laptop to access the cooling fan & heatsink.
For more, check out this Toshiba Satellite A105 Laptop Computer Disassembly Guide & Dust Removal Instructions.
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