Easy access to laptop filter

December 10, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged


One of the most frustrating parts of owning a laptop is, after a coupla years, the filter to the cooling has gotten so clogged with dust that the laptop starts shutting down randomly.

The frustating part isn't that it happens.  What's frustrating is that simply cleaning the filter involves nearly breaking down the entire laptop.  Usually from 20-40 screws, often removing the keyboard, and once, I had to remove the monitor.  One time, I had to go get some thermal paste because there was no way to get at the filter without removing the entire radiator assembly, including the heat sink on the CPU.

So, my request is, please provide very simple one- or two-screw access to the filter in front of the radiator.  No special tools required.