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How to make your tv or laptop last longer

Some of your better tv's and laptops have cooling fans in them. Well if you know how to take the back of your tv off or the bottom of your laptop off this could be life or death for your tv or laptop. All laptops have a cooling fan and some tvs have one as well or more. It would help to check and see if the cooling fans are plugged from dirt, hair, dust balls, etc. I have taken many of these things apart and the only reason that they had quit working was they got to hot and they ruined one of the many boards in the tv, laptop, computer tower, etc. The fins in laptops can plug quit easily on some of the bad designs that they have had come out and those laptops have to be cleaned more then you think. If you do clean them out you need to know what you are doing or you will ruin your things. If you use air you have to use static free air duster witch is says on the can safe for electronics.If you do not use static free and that static hits the board or anything that cant handle it that could be it.For your big plazma tv's or lcd tv's they run hotter then you think and if you want your tv to last longer make sure it has good ventilation or if you know how to add fans to it do it and bring that temp down on the inside of the caseing of that tv. I know from my own experience that your tv will last longer if it runs cooler. thanks and I hope this tip helps

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That's normal, I suggest you use a laptop dock with a fan at the bottom. You can purchase it to any computer shop near you. It looks like this: The 2 holes has a fan. resmie.jpg

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my laptop toshiba m200 ..suddenly blackout screen. then auto restart.. how can i solve it??

hi rayson, i can understand your problem, may be this because your cooling system is not working properly , on that time your laptop getting restarted check back side of laptop how the heat is, if its more heat mean, your cooling fan is not working properly better use laptop stand so that air can go freely bottom side. or else you have problem in OS , may be your OS got corrupted try to reinstall the OS and check it, you can find the solution for your problem. Good Luck!

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Laptop Compaq Presario F 700 overheats easily and shuts down

When the CPU overheats it shuts down (ie thermal overload) and won't startup until it has cooled down. This problem is caused by faulty fans (with bearing problems and may not spinning at normal speed) or the fan and heatsink assembly is clogged with dust.
Check the vents and fan and vacuum and remove the dust.

If the laptop is not placed on a flat surface there may not be enought air entering the vent on the bottom of the laptop.
To improve ventillation, you can stick rubber pads on the bottom of the laptop to increase the height of the laptop off the table. Better still purchase a laptop fan assisted base and place the laptop on this base, this provides further fan assisted ventillation.

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It just could be in an enviroment that is too hot. Try using the laptop on a cool flat surface that does not block the vents in any way while in use. If the problem still persists you have 2 options, 1. Upgrade to a better heatsink/fan unit, or 2. Spend $20-30 on one of those laptop cooling pads and use it whenever you use the laptop. Hope this helps.

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dell inspiron is turning off randomly

Sounds like overheating, daughter had same problem. Don't blow air thro cooling element on the back of the laptop, you'll blow any accumulated dust/fluff back into the fan, which will just blow back into the cooling element when the fan switches on or it'll stop the fan from rotating altogether. First turn it over and take the battery out, then remove the big L shaped cover from the bottom. There's a thick copper conductor leading to the cooling element' GENTLY lift the cooling element clear of the laptop base, using a soft brush remove any dust/fluff from the element. Then using canned air blow from the bottom of the laptop thro the fan to clear any dust/fluff. Once cleaned GENTLY push the cooling element into position and replace L shaped cover, replace battery and away you go. Daughters has been OK for a few weeks now, amazing how much fluff collects in those fans.

Hope this works! Gaz P

Jul 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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