Refresh thermal paste for performance.
My Laptop is actually a HP Spectre 13-ae052nr It’s a super thin x360 / 2 in 1 with a core I7 chip, and now that it’s around 2 years old I’m pretty sure it’s time to refresh the thermal paste. This one doesn’t get so hot, but I know from working on Extremely similar X360 EliteBooks that it’s a bear to pull apart. I’m fearing that I’ll need to pull the motherboard just to re-do the heatsync. Does anyone have experience working on this? I’m a very capable tablet/laptop tech, but would rather avoid having to pull the entire motherboard because of all the tiny ribbon connectors and the likelyhood of inadvertently damaging a hard-to find component. I’m also planning to refresh my brothers Omen 17 inch, but don’t worry about such a large gaming laptop.