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vera2010

vera2010 Report 23 Jul 2013 16:47

I have the same model Jude. I put it on one of those trays that have the bean bag effect at the back. It allows for the laptop to have a bit of air space if you rest it on the rim. The fan comes on only occasionally, When I'm too lazy to get up for the tray I end up with fire burns on my thighs. Think perhaps the frame sounds a bit of a safer option. Will look out for one.

Vera

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 23 Jul 2013 16:58

hi
The laptop should not get so hot as to burn thighs etc!!!
If it is continuously operated while overheating it will eventually cut out from time to time and then die. It is 99% likely that either the fan and case are full of fluff OR that the fan has stopped operating or both.

To avoid this as I said you must remove the fan and give it a good clean with compressed air ( £1 a can from Maplins ).

here is a good tutorial on how to get at everything.
No special tools needed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YXGa5rTw1o

vera2010

vera2010 Report 23 Jul 2013 18:40

Thank you RollotheRed. Did have the compressed air for the keyboard. Would not like to be without my laptop. Will check the link.

EDIT not sure I would want to embark on that but I will take advice to prevent damaging computer and take it to a little shop in the high street for attention.
Thanks.

Sorry to hijack your thread Jude but hope info is useful for you too.

Vera

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 23 Jul 2013 22:43

Hiya :)

Vera10.....Course you're not hijacking my thread, its useful for everyone:)

Rollo...thanks for that, l have watched a couple of the videos, no way l'm going to undo all those blinky screws...lol

Why won't a vacuum work, some adds suggest you use them??

l can hear the fan on the left side and it gets hottish there too, but there is no cover to unscrew there, the one l did unscrew had comupter parts, like green computer boards. Even though l have LT on a book its still getting abit hot again, will chat to neighbour in the morning.

Many thanks though:)

jude

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 23 Jul 2013 22:46

Using a vacuum can cause a lot of damage.

Is the fan on all the time?

I do think like Rollo that it is just a case of using a bit of compressed air to get rid of the fluff that builds up

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 23 Jul 2013 22:54

Could it be that it gets hot because of the sites that you visit Jude ?...... ;-)

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 23 Jul 2013 22:55

eRRol...ok will try and get some tomorrow. l actually looked compressed air up, thought you was both tricking me... :-| :-|

back in the morning now :-)

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 23 Jul 2013 22:59

Ohh MR_MAGOO....what a suggestion!!! lol .... but buy the amount of spam mails l'm getting lately (30-40 a day now), you never know!!! lol

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 23 Jul 2013 23:00

"see" you tomorrow - as Rollo says, Maplins is your best bet