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My toshibaa equium a100-147 keeps over heating even when the fans are not blocked its very annoying and the laptop is running very slow lately i tried to take the case off so i could clean the fans but i couldn get the case off help me please

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Hi from what you are saying it sounds as if the processor is over heating due to bad thermal heat transfer, in short the heat sink compound needs replacing, this is a job for a laptop engineer
If you keep running it and it keeps shutting down due to over heating you will damage you processor.
hope this helps.

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turns freely. Take the duster and the fan and carry it outside if it is very
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