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I recently received an HP Pavillion g7 series laptop as a gift. The past 2 weeks, when I use it for a while it gets REALLY HOT, to the point that I can barely touch it. I usually close it and set it on a table or the counter for a while to let it cool down but it heats up again fairly quickly. Any suggestions on what to do?
 

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I usually close it and set it on a table or the counter for a while to let it cool down but it heats up again fairly quickly. Any suggestions on what to do?
If you're blocking the air vents by using it on a soft surface the best thing to do is to stop doing that.
 
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Yeah I agree but I've a HP DV7 that gets almost too hot to touch and I'm on hard surface with extra elevation at rear and the vents are clean and dust free. This may be a system that really needs a chiller. Mine does keep on working however.
 

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Is the fan working? (I guess that's directed to both of you. :) )
 

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Mine keeps working as well, it's just the heat that concerns and bothers me.
 

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If you're blocking the air vents by using it on a soft surface the best thing to do is to stop doing that.
I often set it on my lap when working, haven't noticed if this makes a difference in how hot it gets.
 
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Ive had the same problem as you for quite some time. One thing you should always keep in mind, Laptops are dangerous and put at risk if they are used on top of your lap. When the fan and air ventalation slots are blocked or near cloth of some sort, it will over heat the laptop causing it to shut down and damage your computer.

My suggestion to you is always use your laptop ontop of a table or a hard surface where the the ventalation is allowed to cycle.

They also have lots of tools that help cool it down like fan trays.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=lapt...&tbnw=181&ndsp=37&ved=1t:429,r:62,s:100,i:190
 

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Started using a tray table and it seems to have solved the problem. Didn't realize I was blocking the fan by setting the computer directly on my lap. Thank you all!
 

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You're welcome. :)

Whether lap use is a ventilation problem seems to depend on the particular laptop and the lap.
 

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It really does! I did not have this issue with my previous laptop but it was a different model. I guess the ventilation was not blocked by the way it was set on my lap?
 
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