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Overheating problem on Latitude 100L

My (admittedly old) Latitude occasionally closes down because of over-heating. I have also noticed that the "hard blowing" it used to indulge in does not happen as often as it did now.
I noticed that ebay sells replacement CPU fan heatsinks. Would that solve the problem?

Many thanks.
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May be there is dust in cooler. You can try at first clean it. If fan is not rotating at all, you had to replace it.
and check that you have thermal paste between the cpu and the heatsink
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One other thing . Once you have the fan out for cleaning you can lube it with 1 drop of 3n1 oil.
Just remove the center sticker and plug and oil.

this will improve the fan speed and life of the bearings in the fan.
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OK, guys. How do I open a Latitude 100L?

I have taken out all the screws I can see on the periphery: 4 at the front, 4 at the back and 4 in the cenre. I have taken out the battery pack. But the bottom and top of the laptop will not separate. Something is holding the halves together at the back and I can't see what!

Many thanks,

peter
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nobus,

I have cleaned up the cooling assembly and, miracle, the laptop still worked when I got t back together (ins piet of the pcu coming away with the cooling assembly with the zipf in the locked position!). I have downloaded speedfan and found it doesn't do much at all. Perhaps my laptop is too ancient to talk to it?

peter
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Actually, it gives me cpu % load but all the other boxes are blank...

peter
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Then I enabled Dell support (only for Dell laptops) in configuration >options and now it gives me Access violations...

peter
yeah i get the same problem with my IBM T60. Also my MOBO manufacturer is not supported.
you could look for supporeted configuration files  http://www.almico.com/sfhandleconfig.php
Hi Nobus.
I am not being a jerk, that is not my intention, I checked the site a few times but could not get a config for my system. I wrote them and will see what becomes of it.
it says :  793 motherboards are currently supported  that does not mean yours is supported
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Well, spontaneus turn-off for over-heating does not seem to happen any more!
Cleaned the fan and ducts burt could not get to the oiling point.

peter
tx for the feedback