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Never use your notebook or any laptop (include the Mac) over the bed because the bed sheets can cause overheating when cover the air intake.

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MY DELL E 1505 IS OVER HEATING AND GETS HANG


Due to their small size and lack of ventilation, laptops tend to overheat more than desktop computers. A noisy cooling fan that runs continuously is one sign that your laptop is overheating. Laptop overheating can also cause a loss of performance, system crashes, and even permanent damage to components. The goal is to make sure your laptop has proper ventilation and is kept as cool as possible.

1.Always use your laptop on a tray, desktop, or other cool surface. If you use it on your lap, make sure clothes, upholstery or bedding are not blocking the case vents. Blocked vents are the number one cause of laptop overheating.

2.Use an aerosol air duster, or can of compressed air, to blow dust from the air intake vents. Air intake vents are a set of slots on the side or bottom of the case that allow cool air to flow into the laptop.

3.Clean the cooling fan exhaust system. The cooling or CPU fan is located on the side or back of the case. A clogged CPU fan vent keeps hot air trapped inside the case. Use an aerosol air duster to loosen the debris, then use a vacuum cleaner with crevice tool to vacuum out the dust and dirt.

4.Use a commercial laptop cooler. A laptop cooler pad is an external USB powered fan that serves as a base for your laptop. If your laptop generates a lot of heat, even with a clean cooling system, a laptop cooler will extend the life of your laptop.

5.Adjust your BIOS settings. Most laptops have features built into the system BIOS that allow fan speed, CPU temperature alarms, and other settings to be adjusted. Read your owner's manual to learn how to enter the BIOS and change the settings for your particular laptop model.

Sep 26, 2011 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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what I have to do with the overheating issue


Please check and fix the internal fan. For temporary remedy you can plug external fan to your USB port to avoiding your notebook overheating.

Regards, vote please, Jay

Jan 18, 2011 | HP Pavilion tx2525nr Notebook

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I have been having power with power lately. My computer just cut off while plugged up on a full battery. It would not come on for 18 minutes.


Get a can of air. Blow the intake vents out. Buy a notebook cooler. Your laptop is overheating that's all. FYI. The laptop draws air in from the bottom. Only place your laptop on hard, smooth surfaces as this will help with air flow. That means don't put it on your bed or the carpeted floor.
Example of notebook cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834997819

Nov 30, 2010 | Compaq Presario F767NR Notebook

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I got lenovo y 410 its always overheating


Hi, Make the following check:
If you can open back cover, try to check and clean fan to ventilate or there's already available docking station with ventilation pact it can help.
You should not use a laptop on a soft surface such as a duvet or bed covering. The device needs to have free air intake and outlet to cool the processor. If you block the intake, which is probably under the machine, it will overheat and shut down. If you want to use it in bed put it on a hard surface such as a large book, so that the air intake cannot be blocked.
1. Boot your system in "safe mode" and check whether the problem persists. If so the problem is due to some freshly installed software, which you can of uninstalling. 2. If the shutdown happens when you are running on battery then check your power management software whether the battery is draining out rapidly. If problem is still there, then instead of trying your self, please consult your local lenovo technician / support centre.

Thank you!

May 17, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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laptop heats and shutdown


You should not use a laptop on a soft surface such as a duvet or bed covering. The device needs to have free air intake and outlet to cool the processor. If you block the intake, which is probably under the machine, it will overheat and shut down.

If you want to use it in bed put it on a hard surface such as a large book, so that the air intake cannot be blocked.

Mar 26, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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