03-29-2018 02:41 PM
I have spent some time looking for a detailed video with instructions and commentary on how to do a tear down of the Thinkpad P51 in order to see EXACTLY how to carefully go about doing a re-paste but have come up empty. I have lookd at the somewhat detailed hardware manual as well as the service videos but they all come up short in supplying enough info for someone who needs to see and hear exactly what steps to take step by step in order to repaste. My understanding is that this type of "repair" on this particular machine is not for the faint of heart.
There are a couple of threads on r/thinkpad that I have participatred in but they too have been mostly unsatisfactory.
This one the discussion starts with the Thinkpad P51 about half way down:
And this one more recently:
This thread on this forum called "New P51 - CPU temps hit 100C" talks extensively about re-paste but a cursory look did not reveal any guides.
Sooo...Does anyone know of a comprehensive video that shows the tear down of the P51 and detailed instructions to follow on how to re-paste? BTW this is a "home" computer not an office or corporate : ) Thanks.
04-02-2018 04:15 AM
04-02-2018 06:36 AM
04-02-2018 09:23 AM
If you are having heat issues with a machine that is still under warranty, I suggest getting it serviced.