Former Writer · Jun 30, 2012 at 06:00 pm

Acer Iconia A700 Mod Eases Overheating Issue

Overheating problems are something most people would normally see on a traditional computer. When the cooling system within a compute fails at adequately disperses heat, you end up with a hot computer, which is never a good thing. This problem isn’t as prevalent on mobile devices as it is in the PC world, but there’s a few devices out there that could use some better heat management. One of those devices is the Acer Iconia A700. Users have reported the tablet getting disturbingly warm after using resource-intensive apps and games. Hot enough, in fact, to crash the tablet. Now, there’s a fix.

XDA Senior Member Beknatok discovered that the inside of the back panel of the A700 contains three thermal pads that bridge the gap between the surface of the back plate and the main board on the device. The issue with the device was that the thermal pads alone do not transfer enough heat, and thus causing overheating.

The band-aid solution is quite simple—thermal paste. The paste is to be applied on the three thermal pads. Once done, Beknatok noticed that the overheating ceased. Beknatok is now looking to find bigger, more efficient thermal pads to replace the ones that came stock with the A700. For anyone who wants to mimic the process, do be careful as you’re tampering with the guts of the tablet. Even though adding thermal paste is not a dangerous task (as long as you’re using non-capacitive and non-conducting paste), you want to be sure to not accidentally damage other components.

Head over to the original thread to get started.


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