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boomer, I went to Altex to get some F/F cat6 Ethernet connectors, patch cables, and some heat shrink....
Was talking with a tech who used to repair laptops...and he suggested(given it's age) that the main-processor's thermal compound might have "dried out"...preventing proper thermal conductivity to the heat-sink.
Or replace the heat-sink/fan assembly....lol
He did describe in detail how the "innards" of this laptop were....not even seeing it.
The series of "copper tubes" are not air ducts...but the heat of the main-processor is drawn away by convection thru the copper....to the fan which cools the heat-sink.
If I was to check this, I would have to somehow get the motherboard out...so I can look at its bottom-side.
A daunting task for a novice like me....lol
Does that sound reasonable?....Or just "shop BS"...
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