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My dell laptop keeps shutting down after 3mins and the fan is not coming on in that time. Do you think it is getting to hot and shutting down because of the fan is not working?

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Yup. Time to replace the fan.

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My Dell Latitude D610 keeps shutting down


Get a can of compressed air and clean out all the vents and fans. You can also use a vacuum with a hose attachment to clean it. You also might want to get a laptop cooler.

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How to Prevent Laptop Overheating


There are some laptops that get hotter than other laptops. Laptops get hot due to many factors such as capacity of the processor, cooling fans,ventilation, extra items such as modem, video cards. They all produce heat due to which laptop gets hot.

You'll find many examples on the Internet for the laptops which get hot. There are particular laptop models which produce excessive heat. For example, IMB T60,Apple Mac Book Aeros, Compaq 610, Dell D400 etc.

But you don't need to worry now because there are certain methods by which you can stop overheating of your laptop. These methods are discussed below.

Place your laptop on a cool flat surface while working. It will allow the air to enter your laptop. Some laptops have cooling fan underneath and blocking this will make your laptop hot quickly.

Buy a laptop stand from a laptop seller. It lifts your laptop few inches from surface of the table making a reasonable space for air to enter your laptop freely.

Dust your laptop regularly; it will keep your laptop's fan functioning properly for a long period. The fan needs to do an extra work when there is dust inside the laptop. If you dust regularly, the fan will not experience any difficulty.

Shut down your laptop before putting it in the bag. The atmosphere inside the bag may be too hot for your laptop, and it can damage your laptop.

When the battery is full, unplug the charger. People make a common mistake leaving the laptop plugged in. Due to the constant supply of electricity to the laptop will heat its battery as a result it will overheat your laptop.

You can find certain kinds of items in many electronic stores for keeping your laptop cool. Cooling pad is a most common equipment to keep your laptop cool that sits beneath your laptop and is powered on with the help of USB port. It increases the airflow inside the laptop. So, cooling pad is the best you can take to keep your laptop cool and maximize its performance.

Give your laptop a little break if it is getting hot. It can shut down itself to protect any kind of damage due to overheating. This is an indication that your laptop needs a little break.

Do not expose your laptop to the sunlight for a long span of time.

on Dec 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a toshiba satellite a215 s7422 and it keeps shutting down on me so i disassembled it and cleaned out the fan but it still keeps shutting down...i recently had the bios reset, i don't know if that...


You should look for the following answers.
(1) Are you operating your laptop in a in a hot and dusty environment (If yes you should know that computers do not like hot and dusty environments and they shut down to avoid a complete burn out of the machine more over the dust particles also can destroy the hardware and block internal fan ventilation ducts in between the CPU and the fan).
(2) When the your laptop PC shuts down place your hand underneath the laptop and try to feel hot spots. If you find areas unusually heated then this is the main cause of the shut down.
(3) If just after the shut down and a good usage the Laptop is cool then underneath than overheating shut down might not be the case.
If you determined that heating is the cause and you cannot change your environment than you should look for other heavy duty laptops that are robustly designed for hot environments.
I do not think that resting the BIOS can cause this.

Oct 06, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

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I have a Dell M90. It has shut down due to overheating. Now it will no turn on. Do you think this could be a fan issue? I purchased this 7-5-2006


This could be a sign that your laptop is overheating. If you touch the laptop while it is running & you find it too hot, make sure that the fan is running properly & that the air ways are not blocked.
You can blow compressed air into the cooling vents of the fan. If you notice clouds of dust coming out, then it might be a good idea to disassemble the laptop, clean the fan & air ways, & reassemble it back. If the fan has failed & is no longer running, it might need to be replaced.

Sep 20, 2010 | Dell Precision M90 Notebook

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KEEPS GOIN OFF AFTER THE FAN MAKE NOISES, SHUTTS OFF VERY OFTEN AND GETS VERY HOT


Need the make & model & O.S. to help you. You can install this software any way to control the fan. Set the fan to always on and see if it cools down. If the fan is noisy it should be replaced and clean inside of laptop. Dust will clog fan and overheat laptop. Over heat causing the shut down condition. This is a great toll to keep Dell laptop's cool. Let me know if it works.

http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/faq.html

Jun 06, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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My laptop computer shut down when run for 5 minutes or so. Do you think is the cooling fan?


It could very well be.

Does it feel hot?

Does it last longer when you boot it up for the first time?

Dec 07, 2009 | Dell (6F858) Cooling Fan

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Upper left hand corner of keyboard gets very hot and computer shuts down with no apparent reason, warning or error message


hELLO THERE:
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IS TO FLIP OVER THE LAPTOP AND REMOVE SEVERAL COVERS AND INSPECT FOR DUST I HAD TO DO THE SAME TO MY DELL / HP / GATEWAY, LAPTOPS AND ONCE I REMOVED ALL OF THE DUST AND DEBRIS THE LAPTOPS WORKED WELL ALSO DOUBLECHECK THE FAN AREA TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY DIRT AROUND THERE TOO OK?
BEST REGARDS MIKE

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Dell XPS M1530 Laptop temperature is getting hot


Do you feel air coming out out the vent? it might be clogged with dust. so blow it out.

Jun 17, 2009 | Dell XPS M1530 Laptop

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Inspiron 6000 powers off by itself


It could be that your laptop is overheating. Most computers have a heat sensor that will shut down the system when it starts to get to hot. Next time it shuts down, check to see how hot the air coming out of the fans on the laptop is. If the problem is overheating, be sure that you always have it sitting on an area that allows the fans to push the hot air out of the laptop. If it still overheats, you may want to get a can of compressed air to clean out the fan itself.
Hope this helps.

May 12, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Turns itself off & gets hot -don't think fan is kicking on


Since you do not hear the fan anymore I would start by opening up the case and seeing if power is going to the fan and make sure any connectors for it have not come loose. If the connectors are still hooked up chances are the fan is shot and needs to be replaced.

If you are not familiar with working around electronics and parts under power I would highly suggest you have some one who is familiar with this do it.

May 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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