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Overheats and cuts off

Why does my laptop overheats and then cuts off?

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  • hambow Jul 26, 2008

    playing itunes for music in my bar, about 6 times in five hours, laptop cuts out and takes about 5 mins to re-boot. have had the laptop checked for virus's...nothing found. have set a fan up today next to it but still happening? Please help! am in a little village in Spain, not many english computer experts here!!

    Many thanks

    Alison

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Try to clean the fans inside. No need to open case. Use an air blower to blow away dirt from the fans and heatsinks.
If that don't solve your problem, the cpu heat-sing or heat-pipe may be not seated properly. You may need professional assistance.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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