Monday, March 23, 2009

Fixing my Sony Vaio U3

Plastic either gets harden (and then crack), or soften (and then break) over time. There is no exception to the "mouse button" of my Sony Vaio U3.

To fix it, I have replaced it with a soft pad which is of similar size, the motion is now perfect.


I always wanted to expand the capacity of my Sony U3, and a memory stick seems a good option. However, after some research, I found that the memory stick slot supports only the original plain old memory stick up to 128M only, so it makes no sense to buy a 4G one for it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

WD40, Thermal Paste and CPU Fans

Computer is dust sucking machine! If you ever open the system case, you will agree with me.

Dust is the number one killer for fans, and there are usually many fans inside the system case. As time goes by, the fans will die. A natural solution (or workaround) is to spray WD40 there.

However, be warned if you do this with your CPU fan. WD40 is excellent to fix those fans, especially to solve those dust issues, however, it is also a great dissolver! A great dissolver to the thermal paste beteen your heat sink and your CPU! Once those thermal paste was dissolved, the function of the heat sink will become very weak, so the temperature will increase quickly.

Therefore, remember not to apply WD40 to your CPU fan, or even anywhere near the CPU.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Interesting Crystals

Guess what are they.

They're crystals, they're crystals of soy sauce! Before the birth of my kids, we didn't cook too often, and many strange things happened. Among them, one of them is to let all the liquids dried by themselves.

So the above is one of those interesting remains.