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#1 AgCoach

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 01:07 AM

My laptop feels like it gets pretty hot after only running for 30 minutes or so. Is this because it is sitting on a flat surface with no air underneath it? It seems like it should be made to sit on a desk...anyway, what should I do to keep this from happening? Thanks.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 01:23 AM

Make sure all fans are running.

Make sure air inlets are clear of dust and hair, etc. They tend to get clogged after a time. Use a can of compressed air to clean them.

Use a laptop cooler. There are many different models available. Google 'laptop cooler' and you will see lots of choices.
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 04:58 AM

my laptop gets hot too, the fan is always running the fan often runs faster to try and keep it cool.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:33 AM

I had the same problem. I noticed the fans were always running at high speed.
What I did to correct this problem was to remove both fans (be very careful with the very small screws)and vacuum the dust out of the intake and output vents, the fans and the item that had the most dust on/in it was the heat exchangers (looks like little radiator fins). These were so bad I couldn't even see the fins. After startup, my lap is quite as a mouse. After only 2 months, I see I should probably do it again very soon.

Edited by codajohn, 19 May 2006 - 05:34 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:39 AM

good call. sav it from overheating.




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