Mechanical aptitude

Mlle Sklodovska inherited one of my older Windows notebooks.  It since had developed a nasty wheeze in the CPU cooling fan.  She was going through a can of computer air per week trying to get some foreign object out of it. 

Then one night, it stopped wheezing entirely.  And started issuing dire warnings that its CPU/graphics/wifi adapter/younameit was overheating. 

Newegg sold me a replacement blower that would arrive in days, not the weeks that eBay's Chinese sellers promised. 

I talked Mlle through taking the old one out and putting the new one in.  Which involved taking off the back, and the keyboard, and the mobo, to get the blower out.  Many, many M1x4mm screws. 

Thank God no soldering.  The ribbon connectors---trackpad to mobo, keyboard to mobo, wifi to keyboard---are surprisingly robust. 

Yes, this is a rewrite of the G4 repair saga

Mlle also knows how to weld with wirefeed and regular stick.  And her coaches at youth smallbore are coaching her to move on to highpower.  She wants a shooting coat for Christmas. 

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