Sunday 1 June 2008

The 5 Dollar DIY Laptop Cooling Stand

You won't find a cheaper laptop stand anywhere.

Yup, you guessed it. It's actually a stapler. But guess what? It works! Although it might be a bit dangerous, because the laptop might just slide off the stapler without any warning. No incidents have occurred so far though, but it seems to work pretty well.

As for the speed of the laptop, I don't really notice much of a difference. Except the fans don't come on anymore so I guess it must be really working.

Instructions on how to make your own laptop stand with a stapler.
  1. Find a stapler that long and made of a tough material. Steel/Aluminum works pretty well. It'll suck the heat out of the laptop and provide some ventilation.
  2. Place it under a laptop. In my case I was lucky that a ventilation slit and the rubber feet of the laptop were enough to keep it from sliding from the stapler. If you have a laptop that has a flat bottom, you might want to get yourself a proper cooling stand and save the money (that you might have to spend on a new laptop otherwise).
That's it! Enjoy.

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