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My satelite a100 laptop overheats and shuts down

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Hi there

The overheating is a common issue with Toshiba Satellite notebooks. It happens because the heat sink gets easily clogged with dust and it stops air flow. Instead of buying a cooling pad, try cleaning the heat sink first. Find an air compressor or buy a can of compressed air and blow off the heat sink also you could check if an BIOS update (if available) would increase the fans performance and sensibility.

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Your cpu cooling fan may need to be replaced.

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