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Unit powers off after roughly 40 minutes of powered activation. Problem is CPU overheating; bottom of unit is extremely hot to the touch and experiments with elevating the unit off the surface of desk and positioning an external fan in front of primary exhaust vent. Please advise.
Well, I can tell you this. With most laptops the fans **** in air and blow it into some copper fins. These fins are very close together so dust and dirt clog the the air flow over the fins. Try this, get some canned air and go outside. Look for the copper fins (should be where hot air use to come out). Use the air to blow out the dust. Also blow air into the fans. Good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Desktop or Laptop computer ?
The high speed fan could be a dirty computer or thermel paste has dried causing you computer overheat.
Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle of restarting or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems
motherboard and a Hard Drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail.
Check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in.
Check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat
Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.
Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.
Hope this helps.
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Hello Anne Truhlar - Try resetting the unit by either unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately 30 seconds and turn on the fuse for the dryer. Turn on the dryer and select a normal cycle. If the dryer continues to overheat then I suggest contacting a professional to accurately diagnose and repair the dryer. The unit could possibly have a defective control board, power supply (240V), heating element, sensor or high limit thermostat.
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