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Computer keeps turning off due to overheating and gives me that message. air vents are not obstructed

My computer quits running and the message comes up that it is due to overheating. I do not have the air vents obstructed and this has been a recurring problem. what can i do?

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    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Sounds like the cpu fan may not be running like it should, as the laptop gets hot, it should turn on long enough to cool the laptop off.

    See if any part of the laptop feels very warm to the touch.




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