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1) No posts with just cracked screens! If that device/phone has more than a cracked screen, then post it.
2) No posts about just dusty computers, they are rarely cringeworthy! Dusty computer pictures should be submitted to /r/dustypcs.
3) Post screenshots and software carnage to /r/softwaregore. Error messages, infection counts, etc., do not constitute 'gore'.
4) Your post actually has to be tech gore! This includes stock photos. We have seen them, they used to be funny, now they're not.
5) No videos over 30 seconds. This is more than enough time to show what needs to be shown.
6) No asking for tech support. This isn't the place, try r/techsupport.
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The battery caught fire and fell off the railing into my garden. Had to actually grab it while it was still on fire so it wouldn't burn my house down.
Context: I’ve been tracking this issue for a few weeks and this is the 7th or 8th laptop in the past two weeks with this issue. Because of the bad thermal paste, users report overheating, short battery life and random system shutdowns.
Replacing the thermal paste usually* fixes the issues. The * means that rarely I have to replace the board as something on it is damaged due to the heat.
Models that I’ve noticed with this issue so far are the Latitude 5500 and 5510.
BE VERY CAREFUL!! You have to know EXACTLY what to do or you can BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE...... otherwise I find disposable vapes have more e-juice than battery life, and I'm trying to get my money's worth, and then I have another battery for other projects. (Seriously, disposable vapes should never go in the trash, they should be recycled)
No idea what Gateway was thinking but between fins of a heatsink is not where caps go.