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Warped Hardware?


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#1 Stepy67

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:38 PM

(I also posted this in the Windows 7 Forum)

My Toshiba laptop has been overheating lately. Looked online and saw that this is a common problem with Toshibas. As I currently live in Indonesia (from Tennessee originally) I dont know where to buy the spray cleaner things (yes, thats what I call them...lol i dont know the technical name or brand name.) So when it overheats I usually let it cool down for a bit then restart and just try and keep the bottom elevated so it can cool consistently.

Tonight it overheated and when I went to restart, it restarted normally until it got to the main screen. Things looked ok, but when I moved the mouse it moved for just a second and then everything froze. Not just the mouse, I tried hitting tab,etc to make things move but nothing would happen. Not even the trusty ctl-alt-del magic would happen. I restarted into safe mode and things are ok.

Any suggestions?? Is it just from the overheating? Is something warped? Or do I have a possible virus or something?

Please help...my laptop is my only means of communication to friends and family back home!!

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 01:51 PM

You should take it apart to inspect and clean. Found this website for multiple Toshiba laptops. See if yours is there and
look at the instruction for disassembly to see if you want to attempt it.
Repair4Laptop: How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble a Toshiba Laptop or Notebook

You should have a user manual either on the laptop, online or booklet form.
In my opionion using compressed air on a laptop is just blowing the dust around and not getting it clean.
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