Liquid Metal Explained: How it works, why it fails (and how to use it)

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  1. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    I needed sandpaper to get the dried super glue off. Silicone is easy, just use a credit card or your finger nail.
     
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    oSChakal Notebook Consultant

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    Well, it's official, laptop just left today so @woodzstack can take care of it and fix Eurocom's mess.

    He said he would hook me up with those cooper IHS and repad with grizzly thermal pad/LM on CPU and he'll see if the heatsink make contact enough to also put LM on GPU.

    The price is more than fair and after seeing the job he did on @NIGHTMARE laptop, I know the machine will run like a charm.
     
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    NIGHTMARE Notebook Evangelist

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    Just give @woodzstack enough time to do the job, so he will do the testing and check anything you wanted. You can ping him on his discord channel.


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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    Or PM me here ion NBR
     
  5. woodzstack

    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    yeah but sand paper is rough and scratches the CPU , on the IHS no prob who cares.
     
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    yrekabakery Notebook Virtuoso

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    As long as you use fine sandpaper (1000 and 2000 grit) and be careful it should be fine. I went from this to this and my CPU still works just fine. There was no other way I could find to get the hardened super glue off the PCB.
     
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    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    thats definitely something to watch out for when considering superglue...

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    woodzstack Alezka Computers , Official Clevo reseller.

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    oh snap, very well done !

    However, it would have been nice if you didn't HAVE to have done that to begin with, correct ?
     
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    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    3000 grit sandpaper works extremely well for cleaning any hardened material off a CPU silicon slug.
    Just make sure you wet the sandpaper with 91% or better alcohol first. This enhances the polishing ability and helps reduce the abrasion ability. 3000 grit sandpaper is also very nice to have for cleaning dried or absorbed liquid metal from copper or other (non-aluminum) surfaces.

    Hardened superglue? I don't use that crap. Real men use THIS:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...fl_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3OSNZBUPOJ7AE

    And use CELLULOSE BASED nail polish for insulating little tiny SMD resistors and caps around CPU and GPU slugs.
     
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    NIGHTMARE Notebook Evangelist

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    Its more stronger than super glue so it will be more difficult to remove too ?


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