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#1 zhengn

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:12 PM

Hi all,
I have a relatively new laptop (1-2 years old) and it always seems to have overheating problems in hot weather. It is fine in cooler weather but when the weather starts to heat up, the bottom always feels extremely hot even after only being on for 20 mins and idle. Last year I got the fan replaced but it made no diffrence. My other laptop (abot 6 years old) never has this problem. Any ways I can fix this?
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:25 AM

I got the fan replaced but it made no difference.

The CPU in the older laptop probably didn't generate as much heat. Did they mess with the heatsink when the fan was changed?
You could get a can of compressed air and blow out the vents and see if that makes a difference. Maybe try a laptop cooler pad:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;x=0&y=0
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:11 AM

I read somewhere that your could use a vaccum cleaner instead of conmressed air. Will this work/damage the computer?

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 02:03 AM

The problem with a vacuum cleaner is that it inherently is a great generator for static electricity which can kill integrated circuits like your CPU or RAM. You can use it, but you need to keep the nozzle away from the surfaces of the computer.

Products like CRC's Duster use an inert gas, this is another reason that canned air is the logical choice for cleaning electronics. I should add that the use of an inert gas means that it will not generate static electricity.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 08:33 PM

I read somewhere that your could use a vaccum cleaner instead of conmressed air. Will this work/damage the computer?


Dachew says a gas-powered leaf blower works quite well :thumbsup: :flowers:
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