Operation G62 – Cool (Kill?) that kitty off!

I may be getting ready to kill my poor laptop off… YIKES!  You do what you have to do when the circumstances require it. I can huddle in the corner quivering and crying  b/c the laptop’s overheating to the point of shutting down, or I can take the poor thing apart, clean it, and put it back together. 

That doesn’t sound too bad does it? The guy on that YouTube video I just watched made it look easy enough – he tore his down and put it back together in 12 minutes – same model as mine too. Somehow, I have the sneaking suspicion it’s not going to be that quick OR that easy for me. 

Specifically, I need to remove the fan and clean off the dust, but I’m fairly certain that stuff’s everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Not quite sure how I’m supposed to clean it without hurting the motherboard; I doubt it’s advisable to vacuum it directly, but that doesn’t mean I won’t  try it – at least from a low hover. Screw’s!  Man alive – that thing has a hardware store’s worth – more than Fleet Week even! I’m experiencing a creeping horror of having one leftover after I’ve closed it up.

Oh, well Mean Kitty (my laptop) here goes nothing. Gotta say though – that corner’s looking better by the minute.