How do I recognise an overheating laptop? 2 clear symptoms: – If your laptop turns on and starts freezing and shutting down after a few minutes. – if the fan zone and surrounding back cover are hot, it is very likely to be an overheating problem.
How does it happen? A laptop “breathes” only through the grid situated under the case, where the fan is located as well. If the computer is placed on a flat, clean surface such a desk or a table, it works normally and should not overheat. If however the laptop is used on your lap for a long period or on a bed, it cannot recycle the air inside , leading to the overheating of the processor, up to it’s temperature security auto shutdown. Here are some recommendations on how to prevent your laptop from overheating. If you start hearing your fan blowing louder and more often than usual, it’s advisable to check for the causes before facing the consequences, that could be loss of data due to the computer shutting down in the middle of your work, or/and some System files lost due to the sudden crash/shutdown of Windows.
What am I looking for? Dust is mostly responsible for an overheating computer, be a laptop, or a desktop computer. Check grids and fan blades for cluttered dust.
How to fix an overheating laptop? We suggest you call us for help, as we are specially equipped to treat this kind of problem. Laptop Repair North London engineers will remove all covers at the back of the overheating laptop, and use an air compressor to remove all dust from the fan itself, vents, air tunnels and processor heatsink. In some (not rare) cases, the laptop has been overheating so many times before the owner resolve to call for help, that the cooling past (or Thermal past)is cooked and doesn’t do it’s job anymore. Then, no matter if the computer is as clean as a whistle, it will keep on overheating . This is something we will check and fix as well while on site, at no extra cost.
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