Question Laptop doesn’t power on after changing thermal paste ?

TwisterFantasy

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Hi. I have an Evoo Lp5 thats been overheating like crazy. I read that changing the thermal paste would help. I removed the heat sink, cleaned off the old paste, and replaced the heat sink. Now the laptop won’t boot at all. No charging light either. Any ideas?
 

Lutfij

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Did you make sure to reassemble the laptop in the same order that you'd disassembled it? Also, what thermal paste did you use? Might want to parse images of what your thermal paste application looks like.
 

Nuwan Fernando

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Those Links you provided don't work.

Check whether you have any loose cable. It might be something you forgot to put back. Check each and every cable, clip, part whether everything is in its place.

Some thermal pastes are conductive, if excess is spread the Chip / Motherboard, it might make short circuit.
 

TwisterFantasy

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Those Links you provided don't work.

Check whether you have any loose cable. It might be something you forgot to put back. Check each and every cable, clip, part whether everything is in its place.

Some thermal pastes are conductive, if excess is spread the Chip / Motherboard, it might make short circuit.
Here are fixed pics. I think the thermal paste just fried the motherboard sadly.
 

Nuwan Fernando

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Is it a conductive thermal paste? It looks like one. You can see it has escaped onto the small components around the die.

try cleaning it thoroughly. Reapply little thermal paste which can escape from ends.
If you are lucky it will work.

Else I'm afraid that is it. Sorry for your loss.
 

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