This summer my trusty TJ65 suddenly said goodbye to the cruel world and started shutting down every 20 minutes or so. I figured out it was an overheating issue. I browsed around to buy one of those fancy cooler pads than just gave up, not feeling like to give $50 for a PC fan in a box.
I decided to build my own, needless to say, for much cheaper.
What you will need (and probably have lying around):
- old desktop DVD player or something similar with a metal housing that fits under your laptop
- smaller CPU fan
- some usb cable (can be anything, we only need the plug)
- electrical tape, glue, solder
- small metal saw (or dremel if you are into that kind of thing)
- soldering iron
- knife, screwdriver
Step 1: Remove the guts
I decided to leave only the power switch (why not), the power cord (we'll attach the usb dongle to this) and the scart socket in (because it would have left a needlessly large hole). Plus I glued back the plastic cover of the dvd tray and the buttons to give it a funky look...