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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.

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    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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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.


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 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 ( ). 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.

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