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I have 1 year on my warranty, should I send in laptop or wait?

#1VoelgerPosted 9/3/2013 1:42:04 PM
I have a Clevo gaming laptop and it has been great, but lately is running hot.

I have been hitting low to mid 90s while playing arma 3 and bioshock. I hit 104c during a CPU stress test after 3 minutes. I also have the faintest squeak when one of my fans speeds up- it happens early but I can still hear it squeak for a second.

I contacted my retailer, mythlogic, and they said I could send it in to have them clean it and repaste. It's free because of my warranty.

I have a 2 year warranty and am already a year in, so I have another year on my warranty.

What should I do? I could try and repaste and use a cooling pad. Try and lower temps myself and if it gets totally out of control send it in then. I do have a year left on warranty.

I could send it n now and lose my laptop for three weeks.

What would you do?
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#2Voelger(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 1:44:29 PM
It won't be totally free, they said if the fan if fine and its just a tuning and repaste, they expect me to pay shipping back. If its broken they pay for all
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#3TheOppositePosted 9/3/2013 1:48:47 PM
Send it in. I'd rather pay shipping, which won't be much, than have something fry.
#4CNLSandersPosted 9/3/2013 1:50:22 PM
If it's under warranty, definitely send it in. All stress is avoided that way. If the temps stay high, you don't lose out on anything except a few weeks of PC gaming.
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#5Voelger(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 1:57:17 PM
I could try and repaste myself!
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#6Ch3wyPosted 9/3/2013 1:58:05 PM
Voelger posted...
I could try and repaste myself!


Wont that void your warranty?

Definitely ask them first if you aren't sure.
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#7Voelger(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 1:59:46 PM
It won't, I asked
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#8Superlinkbros89Posted 9/3/2013 2:03:33 PM
If it wont void the warranty, open it up and remove dust, if not just send it in.
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#9Freakwave003Posted 9/3/2013 2:04:43 PM
Voelger posted...
they said if the fan if fine and its just a tuning and repaste, they expect me to pay shipping back


that's kind of stupid. that's still their fault in the first place the paste was bad.
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