Dell XPS L502X Disassembly – Overheating Issues

Dell XPS L502X Disassembly

Had some fun yesterday with a little project that I had been putting a side for too long. I’ve owned a few computers and laptops in the past years, and my Dell XPS L502X is by far the toughest and best laptop I’ve purchased so far (bought new in 2011). This machine was subjected to many difficult environment since it was used as a DJ laptop (clubs, outdoor & indoors events, parties, etc.) and my everyday computer as well. Now I use this laptop mainly for my music and internet browsing, but it’s still powerful and fast enough for much bigger tasks.

Overheating Issues

Overtime, I noticed my CPU fan was always running high, even when the system was idling. And I was also having a few issues with 1 USB port on the back. So I decided to venture into cleaning and replacing the following :

  • USB Port 3.0 IO Circuit Board (replacement)
  • CPU Fan (replacement)
  • CPU & GPU Heatsink (cleaning & applying new thermal paste)
  • And since I was already opening up the laptop, I decided to boost my memory from 8GB to 16GB.🚀


Dust and Melted Thermal Paste

After I’ve successfully disassemble my Dell XPS L502X, I immediately notice the dust on the heatsink and fan, which was expected with a 10 year old laptop. But what really surprised me was the amount of thermal paste remaining on my CPU after removing the CPU/GPU heatsink. 🙀

Almost all the original thermal paste (from Dell) was melted off the CPU Chip, obviously causing my high temps and making my CPU fan running high all the time. 🌡

So here was the repair process in order :
  • replace the CPU fan (since the original one was VERY dirty, and I also wanted to rule out the possibility of a bad or defective fan)
  • I replace my USB I/O board.
  • Cleaned and removed the CPU/GPU heatsink
  • Removed the old CPU/GPU thermal paste and applied new Artic MX-4 thermal paste.
Assemble back the laptop and voilà! … No CPU Fan noise after booting up the laptop. SUCCESS! 🎊

Results & Conclusion

After monitoring my CPU temps, I’ve notice a drop of 15-20 degrees in heat while processor is idling, which is excellent. The new CPU Fan, USB I/O Board are working without any issues and my Memory Upgrade has given the laptop a very noticeable speed boost. 🚀

Got issues with your old PC or MacBook fans running full speed all the time? You might need a new thermal paste job done by JS Information! 😉

 

 

 

iMac 27″ Late 2013 PCIe SSD Upgrade

💥 iMac 27″ Late 2013 SSD Upgrade 💥

Our last SSD upgrade was completed on a late 2013 iMac 27″. This specific model of iMac gave us the possibility to add a PCIe SSD while keeping the original HD inside the iMac for extra storage.

PCIe SSD’s are much faster than regular 2.5inch SATA SSD’s, giving the computer more speed and overall performance. In order to gain access to the PCIe slot, we had to remove the entire motherboard, since the slot is located on the back.

Cloned the old Hard Drive over to the new PCIe SSD and voila, we have a new monster iMac! 😎 Another happy customer!

Your old laptop or computer is not performing well? Give us a call today for a free quote! (506) 878-7445 📞

 

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iPad 7 Repair Services

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Now Offering iPad 7 (10.2″) Repair Services
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JS Information now offers the new iPad 7th Gen (10.2″) Screen Repair Services. Not sure what model of iPad you have? Give us a call today and we can help you find out.

Here is what we have to offer :

  • Same day repair (60-90 minutes / iPad screen repair)
  • 90 Day warranty on part functionality and service
  • Best prices in town / Excellent customer service

Call us today for a FREE quote (506) 878-7445 or visit our website at : https://jsinformation.com

Time to get that old broken screen looking good again!

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Website Design & Hosting Services Now Available

Need a business or personal website but don’t know where to start? JS Information has been offering Website Design & Hosting with Search Engine Optimization services for the last 10 years.

When it comes to Website Design & Hosting, Marketing or Graphic Design, we like to keep things as simple as we can for you to understand. Provide us with the information & content for your website, and we’ll do the rest. We provide personalized service and professional support as we create your website to your specifications.

We also offer services to improve your current website, if you already have one, and SEO programming for better online indexing and ranking on Google. All our websites are based on the industry standard WordPress Platform.

Our Website Design & Hosting package includes :

➡️ Initial Consultation
➡️ Google My Business Page
➡️ WordPress Plugins Integration
➡️ Google Search Console
➡️ Google Analytics
➡️ Social Networks Sites Link
➡️ Website Personalization & Customization
➡️ Responsive Website Templates
➡️ Website & Database Backups
➡️ SEO Programming (Search Engine Optimization)
➡️ Customer Support & Training

Check out our latest customers websites :

 K Squared Property Management
➡️ https://K2PM.ca/
R3 Integrative Health
➡️ https://R3health.ca/
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Not only did we give their old website a fresh new look, we helped them get ranked on the first page and top search results on Google, which is critical these days with competition.

Give us a call today (506) 878-7445 or send us an email so we can schedule an initial consultation and start working on your website! 😊

iMac SSD Upgrades and Hinge Repair

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iMac Hinge Repair & SSD Upgrade

We had 3 x iMacs 27″ to repair & upgrade with SSD’s last week. One of them had a broken Hinge (foot), which caused the screen to always be tilted forward. This was our first iMac Hinge Repair so far. This is mainly caused by Apple’s super ”Plastic” pieces that holds those massive springs in place, which makes absolutely NO SENSE! 😅 Way to go Apple, very smart.

Added my own custom ”metal” pieces behind the Hinge springs, voilà, problem fixed! For those interested in more information about this issue, please visit : Apple Offering Refunds to Customers Who Paid for iMac Hinge Repairs

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Got an older Macbook or iMac that isn’t performing well anymore? We have solutions to improve performance without breaking the bank or having to buy a new computer or laptop. 🚀

Give us a call at (506) 878-7445 or visit www.jsinformation.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

iPhone XR, XS, XS Max

JS Information now offers iPhone XR, Xs and XS Max repair services for the Greater Moncton area. Call us today to get a quote.

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Moncton iPhone, iPad or iPod Battery Replacement

Your iPhone, iPad or iPod battery isn’t keeping a charge anymore? If you had your Apple device for over 2-3+ years, it might be time for a new battery! 🤓📱🔋🔌

🗣Call us today for a FREE quote (506) 878-7445 or visit our website at : https://jsinformation.com

Stop running around with a spare charger, when all you need might just be a new battery 😎

 

Dangers of inflatable batteries

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Caution with lithium ion batteries that are inflated

JS Information would like to advise you to be VERY careful with your mobile devices and the condition of their battery. They often come to us from customers who bring us iPhone, iPad, iPod and computers with inflated batteries. iPhone 5S Swollen Battery Baby CribbThese are very dangerous and can even cause an explosion in case of extreme heat or physical damage.

As you can see in the picture, our last customer with an iPhone 5S with a swollen battery she used as a monitor for her baby. No need to tell you what could have happened. So, here is a little more information about this. Enjoy reading and contact JS Information if you need a battery replacement.

➡️ What is an inflated battery?

Many devices using lithium batteries, such as mobile phones, may contain an inflated battery. There is also no single cause for an inflated battery. Some are due to manufacturing defects, others are due to the age of the battery and others may still be caused by improper use, such as not using the battery properly over time or by the use of a bad charger.

➡️ What to do with an inflated battery?

If you think your device has an inflated battery, start with caution. Drilling a battery, regardless of its state, is incredibly dangerous, but swollen batteries are particularly vulnerable to compromise because their casing is already subject to the stresses of the gases accumulated inside. In short, handle with caution any device that has an inflated battery.

iPhone 5S Swollen Battery 1Then, if your device has a battery that can be removed by the user, you can try to remove it carefully. Note that the inflated battery can make removal difficult. If you encounter any unusual difficulty when removing the battery, stop and follow the tips below for devices equipped with devices that contain non-removable batteries by the user. If, however, you are able to remove the swollen battery, place it in a safe, cool container so that it is not exposed to punctures.

Do not dispose of the battery in the trash or elsewhere. This could seriously affect the health of sanitation workers who may come into contact with the battery as well as the environment. Instead, always dispose of the batteries, whether inflated or not, in an approved center. Many computer repair sites have the necessary equipment and procedures to safely handle inflated batteries.

 

SSD and RAM Upgrades

Give your old Macbook or iMac a BIG performance boost!

Your Macbook or iMac is not performing well anymore and don’t have the money to buy a new one? need more performance or storage? An SSD and Memory Upgrade will boost performance by up to 600%.

Let us show you how…

Why an SSD? Why more RAM?

Solid Stat Drives Upgrade (SSDs)

Designed to replace traditional hard drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSDs) use flash memory to deliver vastly superior performance and durability. Since there are lots of small, moving parts inside your normal hard drive — magnetic heads, spindles and spinning platters — it’s easy for things to go wrong (you could lose your important data).

If you’re looking to keep your data safe and improve the performance of your system, here are four reasons why you will want to consider an SSD :

1. They’re more durableBecause SSDs don’t have moving parts, they’re more reliable and more vibration/shock-resistant than traditional hard drives. They’re also more resistant to common drops, accidents, and wear and tear since they don’t have the small, susceptible parts of traditional hard drives.

2. They’re fasterWithout moving parts to slow your computer down, SSDs aren’t just faster; they’re ready to go when you are. SSDs offer instant-load performance, meaning faster boot times, faster application loading times, and better system responsiveness. They are about 6-7 times faster than regular HDD (read/write speeds).3. They’re easier to carry : Since SSDs weigh less than hard drives, they’re more mobile-friendly and they help make your laptop easier to carry. With lightweight components and solid construction, SSDs are better suited for the rigors of constant travel.

4. They’re more efficient : Since SSDs have no moving parts, they require less power to operate, which means you’ll get longer battery life. They’re even quieter, too.

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Memory Upgrade (RAM)

Since your computer uses memory to perform almost all of its operations, it’s important to make sure it’s equipped with enough memory. Here is a list of symptoms that indicate the need for a memory upgrade :

Symptoms of memory deficiency

  • You try to boot your computer and it takes a long time to load.
  • You experience poor performance in everyday tasks. Programs either don’t respond or take longer than usual to load.
  • You try to multitask and toggle between multiple programs, and your system slows to a crawl.
  • You try to load a program and your system freezes.
  • In some cases, your computer refuses to operate at all. When you try to open a file or program, your system doesn’t respond.
  • You try to perform everyday tasks and your computer just isn’t running quite the way it used to.

 

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Your old Macbook is not performing as good as it used to? Don’t buy a new one yet, save yourself money and give us a call today and we can let you know if a SSD and Memory upgrade is the right thing for you.

Not only do we fix broken screens, we also help our customers by providing extra protection. At JS Information, we offer a FREE tempered glass protector with any iPhone screen replacement. Stop by today to get your iPhone screen repaired and receive a free tempered glass protector.