How to clean fan in Toshiba Satellite P305D

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In this guide I explain how to clean the cooling fan in a Toshiba Satellite P305D laptop. Also this guide should work for the following Toshiba models: Satellite P300, Satellite P300D, Satellite P305.

My customer complained that his computer overheats and shuts off while running a game. Apparently, the heat sink got clogged with dust and needed a good cleaning.


How to access internal RAM in Dell Latitude D520

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In this guide I explain how to access the memory module installed into the internal slot on a Dell Latitude D520 laptop.

You can use this guide for removing/replacing the keyboard or replacing/upgrading both memory (RAM) modules.

Dell Latitude D520 has two RAM slots. One of them can be easily accessed through the door on the bottom. The second one is hidden under the keyboard.


How to start factory OS restore on a Dell

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This guide explains how to start factory OS image restore utility on a Dell laptop with Windows Vista.

Running this utility will erase everything from the hard drive and re-image it back to factory defaults.

In this particular case I’m restoring software on a Dell XPS M1530 laptop.

Let’s say your Dell came without recovery discs but you have to reinstall Windows because the operating system got corrupted or infected with viruses or spyware. What can you do?

There is a chance that your laptop has a hidden recovery partition and you can re-image the hard drive using files on the hidden partition. This guide may not work for all Dell laptops with Vista.

If the guide works for you, please mention the laptop model name and number in the comments after the post.


Turn on the laptop and as soon as Dell logo appears on the screen press on the F8 key.