Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3nd Gen. melted base due to overheating
Hi, I couldn’t find a solution here or elsewhere.
Hi, please see the attached image. As you can see, the base covering has been melted due to an over-heating issue with the laptop since I bought it. What are my options for repair? I believe the part number is the following:
Part number: 01YT268 01AY984 01AY938
I have found some replacements on ebay (and one or so on amazon), but they are quite expensive, and the ebay options all ship from Asia with a 2+ month wait-time. Is it possible to somehow repair this, instead of replacing it? As far as I can tell, whatever the covering is made of has simply melted off. If not, what are my best options for replacement?
So I got a new baseplate on Amazon for cheap (~50), but as a commenter said if the underlying issue isn’t resolved it will just destroy the next. On startup, with nothing running, the laptop is overheating. My only guess would be an issue with thermal paste?
In the attached picture, under the bracket looking component with the white sticker and barcode is where it is hot. I’m guessing the CPU is underneath? Does this picture convey any potential issue or would I have to dismount this piece? If I do so, is there anything I should be aware of first?
I think this may be the source of the problem?