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Laptop gets hot

It get hot, very hot. I cannot have it on my lap without a pillow underneath it. It has always been that way. The heat is coming from where it blows out air. The air is also hot.

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Hello j_fernandez,
Something like this is what you need to:

If the lapotp is shutting down from getting to hot then it is an issue, but just getting hot is what laptop's are good at.

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