Need help identifying part on laptop

ShangWang

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I remember a few months back I did not have compressed air so I used a microfiber cloth to clean my fans and some dusty parts of my laptop interior. (Don't worry I have compressed air now.)

I had used a microfiber cloth to go over this component here: https://prnt.sc/1tlanrl

My laptop still works fine but I remember going over the small metal pieces and wasn't sure if I had potentially damaged whatever the component was.

Can anyone tell me what that part is and what the metal pieces are for? If I lightly brushed it with a microfiber cloth likely no damage was caused?
 

ShangWang

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Looks like chipset.
Cpu and gpu can look similar, but those will have a heatsink attached to them.
I see, I know the chip beside it is for I/O. It is definitely not the CPU or GPU, I have a heatsink for them.

Do you know what the metal pieces are for and what kind of chip it is specifically?
 

hang-the-9

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I remember a few months back I did not have compressed air so I used a microfiber cloth to clean my fans and some dusty parts of my laptop interior. (Don't worry I have compressed air now.)

I had used a microfiber cloth to go over this component here: https://prnt.sc/1tlanrl

My laptop still works fine but I remember going over the small metal pieces and wasn't sure if I had potentially damaged whatever the component was.

Can anyone tell me what that part is and what the metal pieces are for? If I lightly brushed it with a microfiber cloth likely no damage was caused?
If it's working fine, then you did not damage it. If it's working fine but something caused a small crack that will crash the system in a few months or years, there is no way to tell so you may as well assume that did not happen.
 
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