Power Button Broken - Do I need thermal paste to go inside?
I have to go inside to either fix or replace the power button.
I read a long time ago that if I wanted to upgrade the "internal" RAM I needed to replace the "thermal paste/grease".
Opening the bottom now will break that seal.
How important is the thermal paste and if it's important then what brand does anyone recommend?
I now have the drivers and the thermal paste . . .
Removed both the bottom plate as well as the base . . .
(finally able to clean out 10yrs+ of accumulated dust)
(My power button had been messed up for well over a year . . .
To avoid using the power button I've just put that computer on "sleep" mode over that time . . .
The recent quakes and power outages here made me have to use the button several times . . .
It broke - actually fell inside the computer . . .)
When I opened the base I did find the button, as well as a metal strip that appears to be what the button originally pushed against
I've already removed the drive carriage and cleaned out all the dust short of what I couldn't get to without digging into the fan
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement for the power button?