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My Acer Aspire 5000 is overheating and shutting down but the fan seems to be working. Besides telling me to take it to a computer repair shop,any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    My Acer Aspire 5000 is overheating and the fan speed up but shuts down after a period of time. Acer told me to bring it to a repair shop as it is not anymore on guarantee. I wonder if it is an hardware or software / system issue. It overheats when I download music with I-Tunes software or when using Firefox on some internet sites.

  • Kanth raj
    Kanth raj May 11, 2010

    Hello!!

    Seems to be working or its working ????


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If you put your hand up to the exhaust port of the fan you should feel a lot of air blowing, if not you need to clean off the part of the heatsink that the fan blows into, its blocked by dust.

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You may just need a power supply.
Some small computer stores will check it for you on the spot at no cost.

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