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How hot? Too hot to touch, or just warm? Are you allowing adequate airflow under it? If you set it on a pillow or a blanket, you will restrict airflow, and it will heat up. If it's getting adequate airflow and it's getting hot enough that you think it could burn you, contact Dell for service. Use the term "too hot to touch" and you will most likely recieve a call tag for service. Be prepared to wait several weeks to get your laptop back though. They are SLOOOOOOW with service.

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  • gail Jan 06, 2013

    Not too hot to touch - just makes computer run slow. Sounds like fan is running. Power supply doesn't feel warm or hot but since battery is bad I'm going to also try leaving battery off. Perhaps computer is overworking trying to charge the battery. Because of the age of computer I'm having trouble finding a replacement battery that is worth the $.

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