Fixing a laptop, very hot

Discussion in 'Laptops & Notebooks' started by chazly413, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. chazly413

    chazly413 Maha Guru

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    I am fixing my friend's mom's laptop because it was corrupted and all, but that's not the point. It would get very hot and I was wondering if this could cause it to spontaneously turn off, even after a reformat?

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  2. RandyB

    RandyB Banned

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    It's quite possible. Have you checked the fans?
     
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    zhackore Ancient Guru

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    use Notebook hardware control and lock the cpu voltages down.
     
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    Had a Toshiba that use to turn off randomly when it was hot. I'd just turn it right back on and keep using it, which probably explains why it only lasted 2 years.
     

  5. chazly413

    chazly413 Maha Guru

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    In the BIOS? This is the first laptop I've worked on; I'm a desktop guy.
     
  6. chazly413

    chazly413 Maha Guru

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    In the BIOS? This is the first laptop I've worked on; I'm a desktop guy.

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    I'll check now.
     
  7. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    can we see the specs pm me plz
     
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    orenda635 Ancient Guru

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    Perhaps the fan is clogged with dust. Check to make sure your fan is running properly.
     
  9. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    do you know how to take it apart?
     
  10. christm

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    use some compressed air to clear the dust - if that doesnt work then take it apart and use the compress air to clear it out
     

  11. boomheadshot45

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    ^ yeah take a look at the fans and clean them out
     
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    Infested Nexus Ancient Guru

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    Many individuals experience overheating issues with Inspiron 1100.

    To resolve the issue you may have to take apart the laptop to clean out dust as well as re-apply thermal paste to the processor.
     
  13. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    yes clean it out spary some compressed air in the air vents works every time

    try some new thermal paste
    check that the CPU has the right voltages too using rmclock google it
     

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