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My toshiba cooling fan is not functioning. the computer automatically shutdown because of overheating. what is the best thing to do?buy a cooling pad or maybe change the fan as well as the heat sink?

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It is best to change the fan and heatsink. Make sure you clean the processor and apply a very thin coat of thermal compound (arctic silver) to the heat sink if it is not supplied. lists may cooling fans & heatsinks based on your socket configuration


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Other thing is are you keeping an eye on temperature of CPU especially if it's working really hard (Just like a cars engine that runs at high end of revs eventually cooling will not be able to be enough to keep it at proper operating temperature), therefore shutdown.

OR it's time to clean fans on CPU and or Case Fans etc.

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Maybe it is overheating or losing power.

Check the Power Cord and the DC Power Jack where the power cord plugs into the laptop.

Maybe your DC Power Jack which is where the power cord plugs into the computer is bad. Take an ink pen and push the tip inside the jack and see if the little pin wiggles, if so the jack is bad. You'll have to take the laptop apart to fix it. Most times it is soldered onto the motherboard, so you will have to desolder the old and solder a new one.


When the computer is overheating it will not boot back up until you let it sit a while to cool off. If your systems shuts down and does not boot right back up, then it might be overheating.

Three causes of overheating:

1) Dust - Dust inside the laptop, dust clogging the fans and vents. Dust around the cpu and heat sink. Solution - Take a can of compressed air and blow out the dust. It's best to take the laptop apart to blow it out.

2). A Fan not working. Take the laptop apart and replace the fan. Most laptops will tell you if a fan is not working.

3). The Thermal Paste around the cpu and heat sink has dried up or is too thin to keep the unit cool. Apply a fresh coat of Thermal Paste around the cpu and heatsink.

If your laptop is overheating you could buy a Laptop Cooling Pad from Tiger Direct at:

When the site comes up just type: Laptop Cooling Pad in the search box and click GO. Sort the returned results by Price Low to High. I recommend the Sabrent for $12.99 which has 3 cooling fans and the laptop sites on the pad. The pad plugs into one of your usb ports.

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There is many things that can be wrong, but the 2 most obvious problems are:
1. Your system is getting too hot because of cooling fans not functioning properly / cooling fans dirty, or something like that. Most Intel systems proect itself from overheating by turning off.
2. There is some form of corruption in your windows operating system. By reinstalling Windows, the problem might be solved, but YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BACKUP before reinstalling indows, since the installation will format your hard disk causing you to lose all your data.
If you are not sure how to do this, call someone close by that can help like a computer shop.
If you have not got a backup of your work, you are in trouble. You will have to have the hard disk removed from your computer, and have someone install it in another computer in order to have any chance of saving your work.

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HP nc 6220 overheating? problem.

It sounds like you do have an overheating problem. When the laptop is running, peek inside the vent on the side or bottom of the laptop and determine if the fan is running. If it is running slow or completely stoped, that is your issue and it should be replaced by a local repair shop.

If the fan seems to be running fine, you may be able to deal with the problem and extend the life of the laptop a little by buying a laptop "cooling pad" which will have cooling fans of its own.

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My sony viao vgn-cs215j suddenly turn off by itself and it takes 20 minutes before i can re-start and use it again and after 15-20 minutes would shut off by itself again without any warning. what could be...

Sorry i nay be a month late on this thread... but better late than never. My Girlfriends sony vaio VGN-CS215J seems to be doing the exact same thing. After buying one of those computer fans that you rest the computer oneverything seems to be running normal. i would also recommend cleaning your fans inside the computer because dirt dust and grime can hold the fans back from cooling down the laptop efficiently and will cause the safety overheat shutdown to activate and shutdown your computer... that way it does catch on fire or fry any of your hardware inside of your computer.

If that does not work... your fans maybe malfunctioning or not functioning at all. this model of vaio has a grinding fan issue that can be very damaging to your cpu if not fixed.

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download CPUID's hardware monitor from here and install it:

install, run it and ckeep checking the CPU and videocard temps. They should all be lower than 75 C. If higher, they are overheating. If this is the case, check if the cpu fan is working. You may also want to clean up the dust from your notebook, using a compressed air can (I buy mine at walmart)

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This could be anything, however I am suspicious of overheating. Does the computer actually just shut off or does it reboot?

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See if that works

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