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DEll Vostro 1000 notebook will just shut down/power down after 2 to 3 hours of usage. When this happens I notice that the bottom of notebook is hot to the touch... And, yes I can hear a fan running.

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  • roger3600 Jul 31, 2009

    Do you know if there is more than 1 fan in my notebook? If so, I assume the second one needs to be replaced?

  • roger3600 Aug 01, 2009

    Article from Dell provides information about overheating and the system shutdown, which occurs due to the dust accumulation over the CPU cooling fan intake grille!

  • roger3600 Aug 01, 2009

    Dell Tech Support article provides information about overheating and the system shutdown, which occurs due to the dust accumulation over the CPU cooling fan intake grille!!

  • roger3600 Aug 01, 2009

    Dell Tech Support article provides information about overheating and the system shutdown, which occurs due to the dust accumulation over the CPU cooling fan intake grille!!



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Get a notebook lap table with a fan in it what is happening is that you are overheating your processor

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

  • Kenneth Reaume' Aug 01, 2009

    In response to your question it appears to have only one fan and according to all the reviews it is known to have heat problems. You can verify the # of fans by looking at the bottom of the system and see if any fan portals are there and you will be able to see any fans beneath a grill like area. If you do not see a fan at the bottom do not be concerned as there are many laptops that use a rear exhaust fan. I reviewed all the information available on this laptop and I stand by my first recommendation. You can purchase a Belkin laptop cooler fairly reasonable at any department or electronics store, and they have a usb for power supply they help alot as I have one for my high-end Sony Vaio



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