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Laptop gets too hot then crashes


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#1 bjacks9

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 02:42 PM

I previously had malware on my laptop and since then, I've been noticing my laptop is crashing whenever I'm watching videos or running Kaspersky, to name a few. I'm using Windows Vista and usually get these problems when I'm using internet explorer. What happens is my laptop will get really hot then shut off.

Here is a link to my previous post dealing with the malware so you get a better idea of what's going on: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...id=1700651&

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:43 PM

It's overheating, you could try getting a thing of canned air and blowing it out to clean any dust out.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 11:13 PM

Thanks for the tip! I'll try it.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:33 AM

If you still have problems after trying any solutions you might find, you might consider purchasing a laptop cooling pad. I have a Sony VAIO, which have been known to run anywhere from slightly warmer than usual to extremely hot (seems to have been a poor design in the fan, I guess). Mine is probably on the extremely hot side, since I couldn't have it sit on my lap for any extended period of time, and the keyboard itself would get hot to the touch within 20 minutes of use. I went as far as taking my laptop apart piece by piece and using a can of compressed air to blow every inch of dust out of my computer, thinking it was due to a clogged fan (since my computer is older, 2005, I thought 4-5 years of dust may be the culprit). While I did find some dust, it didn't seem to help as much as I'd expected it might. I think my fan may be going out, but while I might be ok with taking my laptop apart and putting it back together, I am not as comfortable with replacing parts such as a fan. I purchased the cooling pad, which basically sits under your laptop and has two small fans that run to provide better ventilation underneath the laptop, and have had zero problems since. Keyboard doesn't even get slightly warm anymore. It was worth the money I spent, considering the amount I use my computer.




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