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Fan Cleaning I hear the cleaning the fan can be an effective way of fixing overheating problems, but I can't seem to find any place on the internet that gives instructions... I'm comfortable taking the laptop apart, but would like an idea of what I need to do before doing so... Thanks!

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Re: Fan Cleaning

The Link Below is the answer to Cleaning lap tops :

How do I clean my laptop?
To help prevent this issue, place something in-between the fan blades, ... Cleaning the inside of a laptop computer can be a difficult task.

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Assuming that your fans are spinning, and it is just a matter of turning your laptop over while it is running and see if you can see the fans or feel the air flow.

However, if your system has never been cleaned, I would perform a cleaning.

This is what a laptop may look like, from the inside no air can flow.
A normal cleanup may not blow out the dust, so an internal cleaning is best.
These are what clean heat sinks are supposed to look like.

Good luck

God Bless


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I would buy a can of compressed air and see if cleaning out some dust will get the fan blowing the way it should. It definitely sounds like it is overheating and cleaning out the dust may be the most cost effective way to start. Let me know how you make out.


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