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Halfway through fan replacement: What do I do now? (photos)
It's some kind of black plastic cover, I assume the clear plastic sticky thing helped hold it in place. It wont come off, I'll have to carefully peel it off with quite a bit of force.
Now this is fine right, just take that black plastic cover off, pop it on the new fan? The clear plastic is still a bit stick I guess. The trouble is the new fan doesn't have a replacement sticky thing:
So....how safely can I clean all that white gunk off. Can I just take off that black cover, take off the clear plastic sticky cover, clean the whole chip with some rubbing alcohol, then put the black and clear cover back on and stick on the new fan?
Do I need to find another one of those clear sticky plastic covers? Is that there to protect the circuit board the chip connects to? Can I put the new fan on without either of the covers?
The only heatsinks I've ever put on off are cpu one's, so I want to be sure I don't damage her machine by installing it incorrectly.
Also no information online says anything about the cover thing, so I want to know what the process is here.