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- Mar 8, 2020
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Of course do this all at your own risk!Do you have any pictures of the inside and what you did to help with thermals?
The fan can be removed from the top, but to unplug it you need to open the outer 4 screws and separate the body, you might need to remove the heatsink + lens
If your thermal paste is crappy n oily it could leak through the lenses/screws. Mine was squeezed through, not leaking. My thermal paste is not electrically conductive. Use isopropyl alcohol to clean (or remove the thermal paste all together) any excess thermal paste ... its very very messy. ( I would not use acetone, if it accidentally gets on the lens it can cloud it and/or crack it. also can unintentionally rub chip markings or smudge the white or black case [black usually gets a hard to remove white splotch])
there is a thermal shut off if it gets around 80 C/ 176 F which is good, the LEDs shut off and a red LED goes off in the AI logo on the device.
The same happens when the device detects that the fan is not spinning.
PCB is nicely labeled.
When reassembling take care of any cables and follow a cross pattern (start from 1 screw then move to the opposite then left/right X or + pattern...