“Fixing” an overheating laptop

(Not RPG-related.  Sorry.  Also not a good idea, so don’t do this.)

So the one feeble fan trying to keep my laptop cool just wasn’t succeeding.  The obvious “solution”: remove that inconvenient obstruction blocking the fan.

The before pic, with scale:

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The during pic, with cuts on the top, right, and bottom sides:

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The fan exposed; shortly after this pic I tore off the grille entirely.

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Did it help?  Seems like it.  Hasn’t overheated yet.

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