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Bubu91
08-06-2014, 12:25 PM
hello! I have my g46 for over a year now and have never cleaned it's fans. will "non-invasive" procedures for cleaning suffice? or do i have to disassemble it?

Clintlgm
08-06-2014, 01:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Ut1FGFj0s

Bubu91
08-07-2014, 02:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Ut1FGFj0s

I think that is a bit aggressive just for cleaning:( what are the best way to clean without doing that? :)

Clintlgm
08-07-2014, 03:20 PM
I think that Asus expects you to send it to repair for cleaning as they have no way to get to the Fans or heat sink with out disassembly
?

Bubu91
08-09-2014, 08:23 AM
can t I just use a dustblower or a vacuum? are those somewhat efficient?

could someone who has cleaned this laptop without disassembling it tell us what were the results pls? :)

Clintlgm
08-09-2014, 02:01 PM
I don't have a G46 or G750, looking at pictures, you could back blow back through the vents, I have no idea how successful that will be and if you use to much pressure you could damage the fan over spinning it?

You might look in the G750 forum they all have to same issue you do with no access to the fans.

jacobssn
12-08-2014, 01:15 PM
@Bubu91
These are the ways I know in order to clean your fans, from easy to hard:

Easy:
canned air straight into the exhausts on the backside. Will probably clean the fins a little bit but the dust will remain inside your system.
Some people will argue that the fans can take damage due to reverse direction.

MEDIUM:
Keyboard removal. Then use canned air from the top of the fans so the dust can travel out via the exhausts.

HARD:
Full tear down in order to flip the mobo around. Now you can clean the fan with canned air and achieve a perfect result.