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~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 21 Jul 2013 20:50

l have it rested on the edge of a book for now and its helping....thanks folks:))

pleased also this is interesting for others:)

jude x


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 21 Jul 2013 20:51

Stray...yeh not for long, but the bottom is too hot on my lap, but rarely do that anways, and probably won't again:))


StrayKitten Report 21 Jul 2013 21:04

hope it helps, mine gets very hot, i just put it down to being old now lol,

but long as i make sure it isnt on anything then its ok


Kay???? Report 21 Jul 2013 21:26

Nolls all computers have a fan or fans,,,,,,

LT are prone to overheating if air cannot flow and over time will cause damage or weaken the components.....also fans disperse the heat,they also suck up bits of stuff floating in the air,,,,,,never use a LT on a carpet,bed or cushion for long.....


Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 21 Jul 2013 22:19

i think you may need a laptop cooling pad
you can get them in most computer shops


DIZZI Report 21 Jul 2013 22:26



RolloTheRed Report 21 Jul 2013 23:06

On the bottom of the laptop you will see a series of panels. These give access to such things as the battery, memory, hard drive and the fan.

It is fairly easy to work out which one covers the fan 'cos the vents are near it.

Sometimes the cover just slides on but more often then not it is secured with small screws. These are usually small philips screws but sometimes star drive or torx. You can get the screwdrivers in Maplin, Dyas and so on.

Remove the battery cover. It should now be possible to see the fan. It will be secured with one or two small screws. Lift it out a little way. Using a can of compressed air ( about £ 1 Maplin ) blow all the fluff and dust out of the fan. Make sure the vent apertures are not blocked up with dust and fluff too.

Re-assemble. It will no longer overheat.

With most laptops wedging something underneath so the laptop bottom is not directly in contact with the desk etc helps cooling especially in hot weather.


LadyScozz Report 22 Jul 2013 12:11

Be careful!!

Last year a house burned down in our town, because a laptop was left on a sofa when the owner went to bed.

That's what the fire service investigators said.


Merlin Report 22 Jul 2013 14:22

Try sticking the Nozzle of your vac over the Fan ,it should suck out the fluff and dust.


RolloTheRed Report 22 Jul 2013 16:25

"Try sticking the Nozzle of your vac over the Fan ,it should suck out the fluff and dust"

It won't.


eRRolSheep Report 22 Jul 2013 16:28

Rollo is quite right - it won't and it is not advisable either!


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 23 Jul 2013 14:11

l took the back cover thingy off but it did'nt work, no fan or similar there, but it does seem abit better since raising it with books. Neighbour is aware of it now so he'll check it out if it happens again.

Thanks everyone:)


eRRolSheep Report 23 Jul 2013 14:13

Do you ever hear the fan kick in?


RolloTheRed Report 23 Jul 2013 14:14

What is the make and model ?


Kay???? Report 23 Jul 2013 14:38

No fans?



JustGinnie Report 23 Jul 2013 14:40

The cheap laptop rest I've got doesn't block the vents as it is only a frame shaped like an X . Not very good at explaining it , sorry.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 23 Jul 2013 15:18

Sorry did'nt realise peeps had replied, been ironing....yeh l know in this

Ok its a Dell...inspirion 15R

back to the iron


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 23 Jul 2013 15:24 this the one you mean??


JustGinnie Report 23 Jul 2013 16:00

No Jude the one I have isn't a cooler it is just a stand ,X shaped. Imagine 2 thin poles about 15" long shaped like an X with tiny legs in each corner ,back 2 a tiny bit higher than front 2. you just put laptop on top of it and it raises it about 1/2 inch at front and 1inch at back so laptop is on a slope.

Totally confused now aren't you :-D :-D


JustGinnie Report 23 Jul 2013 16:12

Just had a look on Amazon and there are lots of different ones on there if thats what you are thinking of getting. Various prices depending on the sort you want. not one like mine though :-( ;-)