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Model mt3422 laptop overheats,and shuts down

When i use the laptop for videodisc burning ,the unit shuts down.i have tried cooling pads, and keeeping unit elevated, to no avail

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  • BJ1957 May 11, 2010

    Does this happen for DVDs only, or for CDs, too?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    I don;t think any Note book computers really do well,buring  w/o overheating? 

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Make sure where your cpu fan is in the laptop that it has not dust or dirt built up otherwise that will cause your laptop to shut down regardless of any cooling pads cause the CPU will overheat.

    Find the vents where the cpu fan would be blowing out the hot air.


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Use an external usb burner

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