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Computer is overheating

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#1 dadcruise86


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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:59 PM

My computer keeps overheating and shutting down. I am curious if this could be a virus issue, or if it is just my computer taking a crap. Anyone who has any info for this issue, please reply. Also, I've noticed that my battery will not recharge no matter what I do.

Edited by Andrew, 15 April 2011 - 01:57 AM.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:18 AM

Overheating laptop -- check that the air-intake & exhaust vents on the sides and underneath are free from dust build-up. Clear with a vacuum cleaner. Also, don't run the laptop on your lap as this can prevent circulation of cool air underneath it. Run it only on a hard, flat surface.

Battery won't charge -- laptop batteries don't last forever, especially if it is left attached to the laptop for long periods whilst running from the mains power. In that scenario the battery should be removed and stored away because overcharging will eventually kill it. If the laptop runs okay on mains power, that proves the power adapter/charger is okay so it must be the battery that's died. You will need to buy a new one, preferrably a genuine replacement from the laptop manufacturer and not a cheap copy.

Edited by pip22, 15 April 2011 - 04:19 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:32 AM

Please post a screenshot of HW Monitor when idle then post it in your next reply.

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