Good advise to ppl that bought the CoreBook

Good advise to ppl that bought the CoreBook

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  • #144391

    The Hacker
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    Today i took my Corebook apart to look inside, also removed the heatsink, and god damn a mees Chuwi did with the therman paste, so my advise is to open, remove the heatsink, clean up the mess and then add new thermal paste

     

     

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    #144396

    Tony
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    Useful to check. Thanks.

    I have followed your support on the Corebook Indiegogo page.

    I wish we could see the real production line for Chuwi products. They must contract-out the production to a cheap generic line to save money. How else can the thermal paste, and other silly problems, happen?

    I supported last years Surbook campaign & got a good unit. However, I recall someone had to take the back off a Surbook to attach the keyboard ribbon to the main board!

    These problems can only mean that no quality, or 2nd check on the line, is ever done. The units are put together, switched on & off, and packed into boxes.

     

    #144399

    Chris G
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    How were the thermals? Was it that bad you needed to open it?

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    #144402

    The Hacker
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    The back cover, and even the fron was getting around 40-45 °C when charging it, so wanted to see if i could do something about that, that’s why i removed the heatsink

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    #144409

    Sx C
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    Damn that is a lot of thermal paste, good thing there doesnt seems to have enough pressure pushing down on it or it would have possibly covered half the motherboard.

    for a thermal mod i guess just a thermal pad between the copper heatsink and the back cover to push down on it would be more than enough

    #144440

    The Hacker
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    After replacing the shitload of white thermal paste and applying some Artic MX-2 i have lowered the temp while charging arround 10 °C, so it now only reach arround 33-36 °C

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    #144837

    prueba.castana
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    Hello, how did you open you corebook?

    #144861

    Hualalai
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    Chuwi logic: a ton of cheap thermal paste is the same as a little expensive thermal paste. ????

    #145144

    Manni
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    Can you show us how you opened it? Please, I am desperate to change SSD and paste.

    #145301

    Brad
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    The more I learn about these brands, Chuwi, Jumper, etc., makes me just want to stick with the bigger cheap brands like Lenovo, Acer, etc.  For perhaps better quality and also availability of parts if something breaks.

    #145617

    The Hacker
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    Can you show us how you opened it? Please, I am desperate to change SSD and paste.

    The backcover is just clicked on, no screws, i just used 2 LEGO brick seperators, and started from the buttom of the tablet anf unclicked the cover

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    #147987

    Tom
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    Omg, I just redid the thermal paste. It was really bad. It looks like changing the SSD will be no problem. But now the Intel WiFi card is not detected. There is an Unknown USB Device error. This is very annoying.

    #148932

    barjbarj
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    Hi! Can you show us how you managed to remove the back panel? I’ve been trying to take it out but can’t manage to get my tools through the gaps. Also, what type of SSD is used?

    Thanks!

    #149182

    Chupa
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    too much paste does not matter
    what matters is when you put the heat sink on the chip again you apply pressure over the contact area and do some circular motions to press the not needed material out of the contact area. The circular motion also fills the micro gaps between the contact area.

    There after it is always a good idea to put permanent pressure via a thermal pad or a copper shimmy on the contact area.

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