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My notebook PC overheats and then in about 10-15 minutes it shuts down

Gets really hot around the processor

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  • Randy L. Klingman Dec 12, 2012

    Hi Lee, Funds are scarce right now so I will have a go at fixing myself. The model number is; PSKOGU-OCTO22.

  • jdmason58
    jdmason58 Feb 04, 2013

    I have a Toshiba P25-S508 and I would like to attempt to clean out or possibly change the heatsink or fan to correct. How do I change them?

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  • Toshiba Master
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Hi.

The laptop needs to be cleaned around the fan and vents, this is caused by dust building up on them, it probably sounds very loud when its on. You could get a can of compressed air and try blast the dust out but i would recommend taking it to a professional and have them clean the inside for you. If you are confident enough to have a go yourself then post the model number and I'll tell you how to do it.


Regards.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Dec 12, 2012

    Hi. It will take me too long to type all the details so i have found a perfect video tutorial for you to watch, if there is anything else you need to know please post a comment.

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I had same problem with a HP Pavillion ZD-7000.
Turned out to be dust had accumulated on the cpu making it run hot. Get a can of the dust off high pressure air and blow it into the fan intakes and output vents. Cleared my problem right up.

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Power drain would be a better solution in this case.
1.first shut down the comp
2.unplug the charger
3. remove the battery
and after press and hold the power button for 60 seconds without any charger and the battery.After the 60 seconds replug the battery and the charger and turn the computer .

AND

With the ear bud clean the vents of the fan and check whether it is happening again. And if it is happening again do the bios update of the computer from the hp.com website and check.

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  • If the computer appears to shutdown and then attempt to restart without displaying an error message, do the following to disable the automatic restart on error setting.
    1. Click Start , right-click Computer , and then select Properties .
    2. Click Advanced system settings , grant permission to continue if prompted, and then click the Advanced tab.
    3. Click Settings in the Startup and Recovery section of the Advanced tab.
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    5. Click OK to close the Startup and Recovery window, click OK again to close the System Properties window, and then close the Control Panel window.
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  • Posted on Jan 21, 2010

    harrihu
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    SOURCE: Hi. My notebook (Toshiba Satellite A75-S229) is

    I have family members who have also had similar problems. Your overheating problems may be linked to something more serious but there are a few things I would try first. Step 1 - Use a can of compressed air or an air compressor to blow out the dust from any vents or open areas. Clean out the fans as best you can because that can significantly reduce your noise problem. Step 2 - Do not use the computer on carpet or bed or your lap or anything that will block vents. A hard surface works best. Helpful Tip - You may want a usb powered cooling pad. Your laptop sits on top of it and it prevents raises it up off the desk. It plugs into a usb port on your computer and has fans on it that help keep the computer cool. Some even give you extra usb ports. Step 3 (May not work on all computers - I would install a program that monitors the heat of your computer components. One of the most popular is Speed Fan ( http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php ). Speed Fan can in some cases even adjust your hardware to reduce the temperature.
    If all else fails I would call Toshiba or send it into a computer repair service. If a computer is working properly it should not heat up that much which suggests an internal hardware component failure.
    Hope this helps and good luck to you.

    Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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