05-29-2011 02:09 PM - edited 05-29-2011 02:10 PM
I wish you luck, but that bracket is critical to the operation of your laptop. It should NEVER be operated without it in place. What you describe as "glue" is only thermal paste and it is only intended to fill the gap between the GPU and the heatsink.
You've removed the part of the laptop that pushes the heatsink against your GPU and then operated it for several days with little/no cooling. If you can't get it to run properly with the bracket installed you've probably fried your GPU or damaged the solder connections under it.
05-30-2011 01:52 PM
05-30-2011 06:24 PM
05-30-2011 09:29 PM
the laptop is working fine now, thanks to this forum, let me clear a few things up,
here is a timeline,
but in my rush to get a replacement laptop i won a x61 on ebay
i love my lenovos, and will probaly just use my w500 as a desktop now that my x61 is en route lol