Heatsink paste/pad replacement info
Hi, is it possible to replace thermal pad on the note 12.2. My tablet is over heating regularly and happy to do, just wanted info regards pad thickness etc.
Cheers for help
Daniel Marsden there are no heatsinks and no thermal paste due to the nature of the processor. The EMI shields can be cut off with some sharp scissors or properly desoldered. Right now there is no reason for it. When you say it heats up let us know exactly what happens. It is unusual for that tablet to heat up to the point of shutting down.
currently troubleshooting overheating with this tablet . from what i can tell from the multiple problems it’s experiencing are 1. screen flickering caused by bad solder connection from the battery to the mainboard 2. swollen lipo batteries that need to be replaced. 3. a very thermally restrictive case that acts as a blanket and traps the heat in. this combined with the swollen lipo batteries pushing the back of the case away from the cpu is causing a large air gap and further reducing the tablets ability to shed heat through the back of the tablet. testing without the case reduced the temps below the warning level and while still high it stopped shutting down apps and giving me a warning, sooo…i wouldnt use a case on this laptop. and id check if you have swollen batteries