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Laptop Switches off and is really hot to touch

I have a Toshiba Equium Laptop. In the past 1month i have notice the whole laptop screen, mouse pad etc is really hot to the touch. Also recently it switches its self off. Any ideas? I can hear the fan working but i dont know how to check it to make sure it works properly, i run anti virus software and do a full system scan daily. Hope you can help

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  • traceyx69 Jun 30, 2009

    Hi Thank you for your reply. I can hear to fan but there is a lot of heat coming out from it. I just blew into it and a lot of dust came out so this is most likely the problem. Its now making a funny noise so maybe its stopped working. How do i check to make sure its working correctly? Thank you once again for your time Tracey

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Cooling fan not working.on the side of laptop see if the fan ventilation does not have dust covered.

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  • Reg Chandra Jul 01, 2009

    I think there are 2 fans one on the side and one cpu fan.Seems cpu fan not working and thats the r4eason it is getting hot.Take it to a repair person and ask to open.Is the laptop shutting down as well.If yes pls take it to repair shop.

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