PB G4 17 thermal paste/pad replacement questions

catzilla

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 15, 2013
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I have my PB G4 17 1.33 apart. I have been having lockup/kernal panics on a regular basis. The service manual calls for thermal pads and thermal paste, I have the paste, not the pads. Think this will cause any problems down the line if the paste is applied carefully?
 

Intell

macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
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Do not replace a thermal pad with thermal paste. If the original pads are not damaged or dried out, they can be reused.
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
I have my PB G4 17 1.33 apart. I have been having lockup/kernal panics on a regular basis. The service manual calls for thermal pads and thermal paste, I have the paste, not the pads. Think this will cause any problems down the line if the paste is applied carefully?


On a 17" model, there is too great of a gap between the heatsink for paste to safely cool. It is best to pick up a pad at the local parts store than to have to do it over.
 
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