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If any of you ever got it done then kindly let me know what is the laptop cleaning cost. 

It's a non gaming laptop (model: HP 15s-ey1003AU). 

What should ideally be the cost of cleaning. I am in delhi. Someone quoted me 500-600 for cleaning. Is it fair ?

I don't think it should cost that much because all he has to do is unscrew and then clean with a brush (Nothing fancy). I don't know how to unscrew ( Hesitant of doing so, as I don't want to damage it), else I would have done it by myself. 

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It's fair because he is opening a very delicate piece of electronics. He has to disconnect the internal battery and remove the heat sink. Since, he is an expert in that field he ll do it meticulously. Although cleaning process is fairly simple and no nonsense but you are paying for his experience. It's absolutely fair. Otherwise you do it yourself. 🙂

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500 is fair for this one-time things since no one does it often.

But I suggest being present during cleaning and monitoring.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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you won't damage anything, just go ahead with DIY.

nothing inside is delicate. 

screws at bottom are meant to be opened when required for cleaning or replacement of kaput parts.

you can do it.

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Depends on the laptop price.

I opened my sasta laptop, cleaned fan , other parts, also, gave thermal paste myself.

Major things to take care if DYI.

  • Unplug from charger, then open back panel. Wear rubber gloves.
  • Don't touch screwdriver anywhere except screws.
  • Disconnect battery before doing anything.
  • Don't even touch board, use air to clean it.
  • For cleaning fan, take it out and then clean, to avoid dust re-enter laptop again.
  • After doing everything, connect battery.
  • If laptop cost is high, take it to professional as he will also clean disconnecting keyboard and below.
  • C @Stone_man

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It's fair because he is opening a very delicate piece of electronics. He has to disconnect the internal battery and remove the heat sink. Since, he is an expert in that field he ll do it meticulously. Although cleaning process is fairly simple and no nonsense but you are paying for his experience. It's absolutely fair. Otherwise you do it yourself. 🙂

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you won't damage anything, just go ahead with DIY.

nothing inside is delicate. 

screws at bottom are meant to be opened when required for cleaning or replacement of kaput parts.

you can do it.

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Have you done it? Seeing YouTube I also thinks it's not such a rocket science. Can I use a normal brush (that we use for brushing) and hair dryer ( I hope hot air will not damage it). 
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yes i have done it.

learnt from engineer who was visiting for 3 years for laptop maintenance(covered in 3 years warranty)

yes use toothbrush (soft one) or any paint brush can be used.

it won't just remember not to hold dryer for more than 5-6secs at single point/direction of board/chipset.

if dryer has cold air mode, use that only and blow all rubbish you spot. 

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Always use extra soft brush. Any tough brush will put the board to danger. There is always manual air blower available.

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500 is fair for this one-time things since no one does it often.

But I suggest being present during cleaning and monitoring.

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1500rs buy a hand blower

Benevolent Benevolent
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Professionals know how to manage the risk of ESD (electrostatic discharge) damage & they are gonna use compressed air and other special purpose tools.So IMO it's completely worth it.

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500 is a reasonable amount given that u be present and see the cleaning and also check if he's putting a good thermal paste and not overdoing it.
Plus its a delicate stuff, so be clear that no damage should be done

I used to do unprofessional cleaning about 10 years ago and I was charging about 200 per 😜

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watch couple of videos of disassembly of similar models and then decide if you feel comfortable opening your laptop.

i have gotten used to with opening laptop, installing ssd, RAM , disconnecting battery, keyboard etc just by watching videos and doing things with utmost patience.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Do you have to get it cleaned? How often?

My friend has a laptop that is a decade old, I have never seen him get it cleaned.

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It increases laptops life. When I had bought it, it's fan never even started, initially I had even thought that it's fan might be faulty. But now even when I just open more 5-6 tabs it's fan starts. That's why I just want to get it cleaned so that it will work like new one.

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I went to the shop, he is saying he will do only deep clean and he will change the thermal paste right now I don't think it's needed because it's not like that as soon as I turn it on its fan starts. But he said he will not do normal cleaning and asked me to do it by myself. If I will open laptop then does the thermal paste gets dry by itself when exposed to environment.

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If you lift the heatsunk, you'll have to replace the heat transfer paste.

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urban company mai 250 ka hai guess laptop cleaning
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Don't use dryer. Just clean what you can and let it be it's not like cleaning thoroughly will make it work faster.

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Use ipa for cleaning

Tech Guru Tech Guru
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Isopropyl alcohol me water bhi hota hai. Toh bhai not recommended to do for usual cleaning. After using IPA you need to use a hot air gun to remove any moisture left. 

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Rs. 800-1000 in Bangalore.

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For non gaming? 
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I have talked with one of my friends and he told if I don't wanna buy a new laptop then just don't open it. He told me I will end up screwing it, and once laptop is screwed and after every few months it will need technician. I can't afford new laptop now. So, I have completely left the idea of opening it by myself for now. In the afternoon I was quite motivated after reading here that few dimers did it by themselves and even borrowed screw drivers from a friend but after talking to that particular friend, I just completely left the idea. Anyways thanks for suggestion. 
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refer this 

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@Stone_man -- Why pay 500-600 bucks when you can do it for free by yourself!!

Don't you like to save money? 

FYI - I clean my LED TV's, Laptops, Microwave, Music System, PC, inside out myself. 

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If u are in Delhi then visit Nehru place. There you can get it serviced @ 300 only. DM me for more details. Must visit via someone's reference else you will face more problems in your laptop. Never trust repairing shops in Nehru place blindly. 

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@Stone_man 500-600 is sounds reasonable. But what do you mean buy cleaning is it just for cleaning dust accumulated in the laptop fan / blower? 

Most laptops aren't very  complicated to open or close if you know all the location of the screws, ribbon etc and you have all the right tools. But if you are unsure always get it done by professional technicians.

Contrary to what other  dimer  ( @Gulag-Survivor ) suggested most  of the regular technicians don't always use or need to use ESD (electrostatic discharge) straps, just discharging their hands on a metal conductive surface is more than enough. As @bikidas2060  suggested you might damage a electronic device by dropping it on PCB but ONLY  were running current is running through the traces, but if a device is turned off for more than an hour (more enough time to discharge all the SMD capacitors) then dropping a screw shouldn't cause any type of short ( short circuit) between two or more contact points or pins..
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