Ok, so, my contract ended Friday. I have been fully employed for 2 month. Those were the most sunny month we ever saw since when... Nevertheless, I was entrust with some sensible duties, such as cleaning the computers ;-) Believe me they all are clean. The point to keep computers clean is to extend their lifespan and, keeping them out of failing to often and at especially at moment you or the user is ready to leave.
In general computers always overheat at the end of the day. Thus, this can make, maintenance from fairly to very painful. Fixing hardware 2 minutes before the end of the week is rather distateful, isn't it ? So there, is a picture of a D530 stuffed with, usual... Stuff.
This picture shows the cheap way to make the cooling. That is one of the lack of design I think I would point out here (beside the stickers on the heatsink!) There is still a tiny-mini gap between the second copper heatsink radiator, where the dust can accumulate.
Therefore, you'll have to dismantle the laptop just to clean that. Dust coming obviously from the grating back in the bottom bezel. Indeed, a trapdoor underneath the fan/radiator assembly would have better than this simplistic grating. However it could give access to a sneaky user.
Anyhow, the airflow becomes useless because of the cotton-like tampon blocking the airflow. The laptop overheats and there you are with a phone call.
My boss, dismantled an Ipad2... Yes scary...
That's another story to come soon.