Fujitsu LH532 Thermal Paste Application

Background My old laptop was bought ten years ago. I had never changed the thermal paste between its CPU and its fan. As a result, it had been getting hot during my online tutorials. Photos thermal paste on CPU displaced after ten years thermal paste on fan displaced after ten years dried thermal paste cleaned and removed with isopropyl and kitchen towel I had to look at a previous article written five years ago to confirm the part that I wanted to disconnect. [Read More]

Fujitsu LH532 Keyboard Cleaning

Keyboard Cleaning DIY

😖 @ 📃! This post contains unpleasant images. If you don’t wish to see them, please view this page with a text browser or a text mode plugin of your browser. Rationale Why? My Fujitsu LH532 has been serving me well as my production machine for almost six years. The keyboard was quite dirty: it’s full of hair and dandruff. I had to clean it for personal hygiene. My dirty keyboard I Hair and dandruff under the keys [Read More]

Fujitsu LH532 Fan Cleaning

Let's reduce e-waste!

Problem Two months ago, the Win* 10 installed on my old laptop crashed with blue screen on startup. Two weeks ago, I created a Xubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit Live USB and set up the dualboot. However, the fan was still giving out consideralbe noise and heat under Xubuntu 18.04 (installed in /dev/sda7). Many end users’ reaction They’ll simply buy a new PC. This had given rise to industrial parks in Guiyu (貴嶼), one of the world’s largest e-waste village. [Read More]

Xubuntu Dualboot on Fujitsu LH532

Convert Ubuntu to Legacy Mode with Boot-Repair

You may skip to the acutal setup. Background After using Win 7 & 10 for six years on my Fujitsu LH532 , Windows 10 often falls into blue screen. Sometimes, it won’t even start up. Give Xubuntu a try Hoping to give a second life to my old , I’ve decided to try this popular lightweight distro. Initial partition setup I followed the instructions from Danatela’s question, including the optional setup of separate /var and /tmp partition. [Read More]