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Overheating laptop hi. i own a presario m2000notebook and it overheats and shutdown in less than 1 hour. how may it be fixed? also, the keyboard'sbroken, i can't use some keys. could it be that the keyboard is just dirty? thankyou

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    I have a HP dv 4000 laptop that overheats after 30 minutes and shuts down, What screws on the bottom do I unscrew to open it up and clean out the dust bunnies?

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What you have to do it..open up and clean the fan or cooler inside..I think the flow of air is being blog by dirt.You can test by
putting your hand next to the flow of air at the side of your notebook and see that the flow of air is strong or not.Most cases
is the problem I mentioned above.
Takecare.

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I can't able to download file or view file from internet.as long as i start it my laptop automatically shutdowns.plz guide.


Overheating When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed air to do this.

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OverheatingWhen the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermaloverload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is theproblem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make surethe vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed airto do this.

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I just used my Compaq laptop computer (Presario Cq40 108TU) this morning for 2 hours. This afternoon when I was about to use it, it turned on then while starting up it suddenly turned off. I tried again to...


When the CPU overheats then it will shutdown (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down.If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes this problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan. If the fan and heat sink is clogged withdust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use acan of compressed air to do this.

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When the CPU overheats then it will shutdown (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down.If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan. If the fan and heat sink is clogged withdust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use acan of compressed air to do this.

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I have a compaq presario f700 and it never overheated until one day i played a game on ninjakiwi.com called SAS zombie assault 2. Now when i listen to music on windows media player or watch videos on...


Insufficient information, but try this for starters:

Make sure the laptop sits on a hard surface and the fan vents are not covered/clogged.

1) Run windows only on a fully charged battery and see if it overheats
2) If not, run media player only, and look for the same

If it overheats in either step, you have a hardware/software problem.

Hardware problem could be that the fan has failed completely and needs to be replaced.

Software problem could be incorrect fan settings, although I do not think you can turn the fan OFF on a laptop.

IF the laptop overheats in Step 1, I would definitely suspect a hardware problem. In that case, run the laptop but do NOT log into windows. Go into the BIOS (check fan settings in there, if there are any).. leave it running in BIOS and see if it overheats then.

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its because CPU get hot. check the cpu fan or
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Hi..

If the laptop shutdown maybe it cause overheating.
Laptop shuts down? Computers may not be smarter than people, but if they’re designed properly, they will shut themselves down before overheating to the extent that they do themselves damage. If the smart person keeps turning the notebook back on and figures out a way to foil the protection, the laptop is probably doomed. Once a laptop shuts down for thermal event protection, it may refuse to power back up for a fixed period of time, five or ten minutes, or it may begin to boot and shut down immediately as soon as it boots to the point that it can figure out that its too hot. The over-temperature protection is generally a BIOS rather than an operating system function, so one sign of an overheated laptop is one that shuts itself down while you’re using it and then refuses to boot as far as the operating system unless you leave it alone for an hour or so to cool down. Unless you’ve been working in a very unfriendly environment, high temperatures, direct sunlight, etc, you should take even a single overheating shutdown as a warning to back up your data at the first opportunity and to give the cooling system a serious cleaning.

Good luck !!!

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PCmania

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First thing that comes to mind is that it is overheating which causes the shutdown problem. When running the ant-virus the computer uses a lot of resources and it gets hot fast. When laptop is turned off, inspect all areas for dust build up around any openings. You can also remove the compartment lids and inspect those too. The best way to clean out dust is to use compressed air that comes in a can and q-tips. Blow the air into all the openings and use the q-tips to whip away dust build up. Once you think that it is clean, turn it on and make sure that the fans are running if your unit has them. While it is running, you can use a free on line scanner that uses less resources just in case it still overheats over time.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
With sufficient cooling, your laptop should perform much better too.

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First thing that comes to mind is that it is overheating which causes the shutdown problem. When running the ant-virus the computer uses a lot of resources and it gets hot fast. When laptop is turned off, inspect all areas for dust build up around any openings. You can also remove the compartment lids and inspect those too. The best way to clean out dust is to use compressed air that comes in a can and q-tips. Blow the air into all the openings and use the q-tips to whip away dust build up. Once you think that it is clean, turn it on and make sure that the fans are running if your unit has them. While it is running, you can use a free on line scanner that uses less resources just in case it still overheats over time.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
With sufficient cooling, your laptop should perform much better too.

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