User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Lap Top is getting hot....

  1. #1
    Regular Member BigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pretending to be unmarked Police in my T5...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Lap Top is getting hot....

    As the title says, My Dell Lap Top keeps getting excessively hot, to the extent that it keeps tripping out from time to time and turning itself off.

    So i have just bought one of these to see if it makes any difference to it or not.

    Anyone ever had to use a cooling fan and what were they like, Did they do the job, or a waste of money??

  2. #2
    Regular Member pogo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    having a laugh and banter when permitted
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Audi

    Trim : A5

    Engine : 2.0 turbo petrol

    Year : 2009

    Default

    the fans on my laptop run continuously mate but its never cut out so far TBH i think its cos mines is fooked lol

  3. #3
    Regular Member david.aka.judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    good make - you should be fine

  4. #4
    Regular Member BigLad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    30,000ft by day, bed at night
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Get the nozzle of the hoover into the vents, there will be a build up of dust around the fans reducing the efficiency.

  5. #5
    Regular Member jammydodger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    lancashire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Had same problem with my toshiba and the wifes acer, stripped them down and found the cooling fins blocked with fluff. if you put the laptop down on any fabric it sucks the dust out of it including clothes etc (ie sat on your lap) it takes a long time to accumulate like a year but after stripping and cleaning all is ok now. the gaps in the cooling fins are so small it is very easy for them to get blocked. try blowing out with a can of air duster if you dont feel confident stripping it down. also one other thing that can cause it to run hot is if the battery is knackered when the battery life gets down to 10 mins or less it requires constant charging instead of trickle charge which causes more heat from the charging circuit. i had one for repair recently an old medion which the battery was dead wouldn't even run for 5 seconds without power and was clicking (probably dead short) this caused the fan to run constantly, just removed the battery (as it was the internal type) and it ran normally afterwards.

  6. #6
    Regular Member al21784's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Batley, West Yorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra c

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150

    Year : 06

    Mileage : 185000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jammydodger View Post
    Had same problem with my toshiba and the wifes acer, stripped them down and found the cooling fins blocked with fluff. if you put the laptop down on any fabric it sucks the dust out of it including clothes etc (ie sat on your lap) it takes a long time to accumulate like a year but after stripping and cleaning all is ok now. the gaps in the cooling fins are so small it is very easy for them to get blocked. try blowing out with a can of air duster if you dont feel confident stripping it down. also one other thing that can cause it to run hot is if the battery is knackered when the battery life gets down to 10 mins or less it requires constant charging instead of trickle charge which causes more heat from the charging circuit. i had one for repair recently an old medion which the battery was dead wouldn't even run for 5 seconds without power and was clicking (probably dead short) this caused the fan to run constantly, just removed the battery (as it was the internal type) and it ran normally afterwards.
    yeah, unscrew the back cover and get a can of compressed air and blow all the fluff out of it, it should run a lot cooler after I've had to do the same

  7. #7
    Regular Member BigMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pretending to be unmarked Police in my T5...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Silly question, where can i get a can of compressed air??

  8. #8
    Regular Member al21784's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Batley, West Yorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra c

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150

    Year : 06

    Mileage : 185000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BigMan View Post
    Silly question, where can i get a can of compressed air??
    most, if not all computer shops will sell it, there about £5 quid a tin or off the interweb for a bit cheaper

    for example
    http://www.officeclicks.co.uk/mm5/me...puter-cleaning

  9. #9
    Forum Moderator soulman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    VOTING UKIP IN AVELEY
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall

    Trim : Astra Twin Top

    Engine : 1.9cdti

    Year : 07

    Default

    justs goes to show your on it to much Ben

  10. #10
    Regular Member david.aka.judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BigLad View Post
    Get the nozzle of the hoover into the vents, there will be a build up of dust around the fans reducing the efficiency.
    omg - dont do that.................

    the air being sucked through statically charges and can blow the cpu etc.......

    if its out of warranty, earth yourself and remove the back, make sure the fans are spinning un-restricted. then do a clean.

    MY ADVICE IS DONT GIVE ADVICE IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING.

    thats like me giving advice on vectra engines............

    check this out if you want to see a good pc built by me:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/866

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •