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Dell Inspiron 8600 - overheating and shutting down

Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop running Windows XP  is overheating and shutting down after 2-3 hours.  A message on the screen appears indicating that it was necessary to prevent damage to the computer. The fan is working.  Restarting is possible.

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I had to put in a new hard drive twice already, one lasting about 13 months. I can feel the heat at the bottom of the laptop. At least I know now to back up my work all the times when using this laptop. I've also bought a fan - that seems to remove the heat...

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Start by cleaning the fan and heat sink. Dirt or dust build up can cause them not to work as efficiently as they should. If cleaning doesn't fix it, you might consider replacing the fan and heat sink or purchasing a cooling pad.

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