Found 20th Jul 2010
my laptop appears to be overheating and then it just cuts out is there anything i can do to fix it thanks

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hoover the vents for starts

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jasonsowden

hoover the vents for starts


what does that mean sorry but i havent a clue :-)
thanks

get a hoover and suck all the dust out of the air vents - the bit which needs to be clean for air to circulate properly. Also consider buying a laptop cooling tray.

and dont use i on your knees.

Original Poster

ok thanks will do that :-)

Here you go young wully. Easy peasy!
daileyint.com/hmd…htm

Will need to copy and paste link, not sussed it yet on the new site, soz.

If it's a few years old, chances are the thermal compound between the CPU and heatsink may have dried out stopping the CPU from being cooled properly. This is a very common fault - main symptom is the cooling fan almost always on and plenty of hot air coming out of the air vents.

The fix is to open your laptop up, remove the heatsink from the CPU, clean all the old thermal paste off (normally whitish gloop that goes everywhere!). Apply some new paste (just a little bit needed - can be bought from most computer shops, ebay etc) and put everything back together.

If you are not comfortable opening up your laptop a local computer shop should be able to do it for about £20-50.

HTH

Dave



C'mon Dave! Did you miss
Wirral_guy

If it's a few years old, chances are the thermal compound between the CPU … If it's a few years old, chances are the thermal compound between the CPU and heatsink may have dried out stopping the CPU from being cooled properly. This is a very common fault - main symptom is the cooling fan almost always on and plenty of hot air coming out of the air vents. The fix is to open your laptop up, remove the heatsink from the CPU, clean all the old thermal paste off (normally whitish gloop that goes everywhere!). Apply some new paste (just a little bit needed - can be bought from most computer shops, ebay etc) and put everything back together.If you are not comfortable opening up your laptop a local computer shop should be able to do it for about £20-50.HTHDave

jasonsowden

hoover the vents for starts




No offence wully!



C'mon Dave! Did you miss
wulshaz

what does that mean sorry but i havent a clue :-)thanks




No offence wully![/quote]

No, hence the:

If you are not comfortable opening up your laptop a local computer shop should be able to do it for about £20-50.

But take your point Perhaps a little too involved for the user (looks to recover some cool points......) but may help others with the same issue

Dave

Wirral_guy

C'mon Dave! Did you miss No offence wully!

No, hence the:If you are not comfortable opening up your laptop a local computer shop should be able to do it for about £20-50.But take your point Perhaps a little too involved for the user (looks to recover some cool points......) but may help others with the same issue ;)Dave[/quote]

Sure, was just a bit of fun with wully....

Also as well as the cleaning out the vents and adding new thermal paste, some tips for keeping it cool.

Dont sit it on your knee on a cushion
Make sure not to block the vents on the side or bottom
If the laptop only has vents on the bottom, place the laptop on something that allows air to get round the vents (you can purchase proper laptop stands for this)

Original Poster

ok thanks guys for your help it is about 3/4 years old so could be that i will get my brother to have a look for me :-) thanks deek your posts are always interesting reading lol :-)
ps dont think my smileys are working yet!!! grrrrr
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