Dell 7577 Freezing up After Thermal Paste (Liquid Metal) and Thermal Pad Replacement

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  1. johnnyde94

    johnnyde94 Newbie

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    Hello all how are you? I am a bit stumped here as I applied liquid metal (thermal grizzly conductonaut) and changed out the thermal pads to .3 FujuPoly Extreme pads. I used acrylic conformal coating and super 33+ tape so I do not believe there is a short as i double checked with a black light to make sure that everything was protected before i put on the tape. This worked fine originally but, I was worried that .3 would not be thick enough, so I opened up the laptop again, and applied the same type of thermal pads but a 1.0 on top of the .3. After I did this the laptop would boot up fine but after 10 min or so it would freeze up and I would have to reboot, however, temperatures are fine. I got worried that maybe 1.3 was too thick so I am waiting on .5 pads, I regret second guessing my self. Also, only half of the keyboard is lit up, but the ribbon cables look tight. Any ideas on what could be going on?
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Sounds like something is loose inside. Or, your thermal pasting job is hacked. Could be more than just the CPU overheating and causing problems. This is exactly why I tell people to leave their notebooks alone when it comes to this stuff. I would pull it apart, and pretty well re do the entire job and you will see where you messed up. Hard way to learn but I am thinking thats the only way you will find out what is not right in there.
     
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