Ran over laptop

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  1. Mr. Fox

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    Looks like it fared pretty well. Could have been a lot worse, that is for sure.
     
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    Good job doing the repair! People are too quick to throw things out these days.
     
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    Anyone know the screw size for the bottom cover?
     
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    Thanks..first time and pretty easy
     
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    Are there 2 types of thermal paste for this type of vapor pipes? Was gonna repaste everything since the pipe was a little bent off the mb. Noticed the paste on the gpu and cpu differ from that on all the other chips. It seemed like the paste on the chips was more thick and tacky
     
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    If the memory chips, inductors, and other components have paste rather than pads it is most likely K5 Pro, which works really well... better than thermal pads. One of the things that makes it better is that you don't have to care about thermal pad thickness. This stuff conforms to fill the gaps and does not cause contact interference or irregularity of fit. Some OEMs, including Apple, use this instead of thermal pads. I use it instead of pads now.

    https://www.amazon.com/viscous-thermal-paste-replacement-Aspire/dp/B00UTX7K2E
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/390949819525?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28
     
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    Do you know thickness of pads I would need if I went that route?
     
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    Micro center says just use thermal paste.
     
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    I do not know, as I do not own or have access to a system like yours to check what belongs on it.
    You can, but it is more messy, harder to clean up and a whole lot more expensive than K5 Pro. It's not really designed to be used that way and K5 Pro is. It would also depend on what you use. Something like Phobya NanoGrease Extreme or IC Diamond might be thick enough, but most thermal pastes are too thin and runny and would end up leaving air gaps and running all over everything on the motherboard. Thermal pads range anywhere from 0.5mm to about 2.5-3.0mm depending on where they are placed. Trying to use thermal paste for any more than about 0.5mm gap would likely be problematic. It would be really horrible mess and a nightmare to clean up later. I would say use K5 Pro or thermal pads only and not use normal thermal paste. Bad idea.
     
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