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Overheating I noticed that my fan will all of the sudden come on very loud and computer feels hot. I shut it off and seemed ok. Today I was on it and out of nowhere it just shut off. How can I open to see if the fan needs to be cleaned

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Please check in bios the CPU temperature if its 36 degree its fine else remove cabin and clean the fan with brush or use blower to clean

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its a wierd problem... actually it might be the heat radiated of your CPU.. if u're sure that this is not the reason, then chk whether the place where u've kept the kbd gets heated even if the keyboard is not kept there.. if u wanna open ur kbd, u must be careful.. first of all lemme tell u that though it is a simple process, i'm in no way responsible for anything that happens when u do it if u do things other than what i say.. i'll tell u how to do it if its ok for u.. send me a mail..

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Ours kept stopping as it overheated - soluion was to get a chap platform to elevate the laptop which allowed it to 'breathe' a bit better and hasn't stopped since. We orginally had it directly on the desk so the air wasn't circulating

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If you already have a Virus scanner, that updates regularly you can skip the Malware scan.

I would suggest three things. A Malware scan, a maintenance cleaning, and checking your Start-up applications.

To run a malware scan go-to: www.trendmicro.com/housecall

And follow the instructions on the page, let this run, until the results dialogue window pops up, this make take a while. 1-3+ hours. Just let it run, you do not need to attend it once it tells you it is scanning.

For maintenance cleaning, visit this site to download an application called CCleaner
http://www.filehippo.com/download/file/df09062a5bdcfd3a0a0cf31f7117c0cb566fe5b698d89848911da4e434cb72f5/

After these steps.
To adjust what programs you have starting up in the beginning:

Start > Run > Type "MSCONFIG" > Click the Startup Tab then un-check any program entries that you don't need starting up in the beginning. This does not remove them from your computer, just from starting up in the beginning and taking resources in the background. When you need the program, you can simply click on its link in your start menu. It is your choice what you keep and what to remove.


If these steps do not solve your issue, there may be a complication with your Audio Hardware acceleration. To rectify this issue:

Access your control panel:
Start > Control Panel
OR
Press and Hold "Windows Key Logo" + Press "E" > Click "Control Panel" from the left-side menu (or address bar, depending on your configuration.)

Once their click "Sounds and Audio Devices"

While in the Audio Devices window:
Click on the "Volume" tab and click on the "Advanced" button under Speaker settings.

Click the "Performance" tab > drag the slider for Hardware Acceleration to none.

These directions are for Windows XP generally, but you should find the location is similar in Vista.

It is important to note that this procedure should solve your issue; however, in the event that it does not, this procedure does increase the performance of your machine dramatically. Nothing will be harmed if these steps are followed in their entirety.

If these steps do not solve the problem, please let us know. If this information was helpful to you, please take a moment to rate the solution. Thank you.

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