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Solved: laptop shutting off suddenly/overheating??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jillywilly, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. jillywilly

    jillywilly Thread Starter

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    this has randomly happened to me before and now twice tonight, but my laptop will just shut off randomly..i think it may be overheating because the bottom gets quite warm (i put it on my lap to use)

    the fan in the back is going but it doesn't sound loud or anything or blowing hard..i don't really know what else it could be

    i have a gateway windows xp

    thanks if you can help
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    The Gateway model number would help, they make a lot more than one model.

    But you could be right about the overheating, buy a can of compressed air from a computer store and give it a shot up the outlet (where the hot air comes out) to loosen all accumulated dust etc.

    Make sure that when using it on your lap the air intakes are not obstructed.
     
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    jillywilly Thread Starter

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    M520CS-CT0 i think they are zeros and not O's

    and i do have spray air i got from walmart..i usually try to spray the fan area
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    That appears to use an Intel Celeron D processor, but not a mobile version. (It uses a desktop chip)

    Makes for a cheaper build cost, but at the expense of much higher heat, which is always a problem in a laptop as there is no way to get rid of the heat if anything is less than ideal in airflow.
     
  5. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    I was having similar problems on my small laptop. I installed Speedfan and so far (fingers crossed!!) the overheating has stopped. I only installed it with the default settings as I'm not confident enough to alter the internal workings.

    http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

    I hope this is of use?

    Richard
     
  6. jillywilly

    jillywilly Thread Starter

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    i took my spray can of air and sprayed real good into the fan area and it seems to be a barely warm temperature so thats much better!
     
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