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Cleaning the fan and heat sink

My computer runs very hot and the fan runs constantly, making everything run verrrrrrry slow. i was told to clean the fan and heat sink........... my issue is that i need to know how to do so. i know how to open my computer where i can see the fan and what not, but i need to know the next steps. of course sony tells you to keep the fan and heat sink clean, yet they do not have instructions on how to clean it. i would like someone to walk me through the steps of getting to the fan and heat sink and the whole process of cleaning it, pictures would be great. otherwise i would like to know where i could possibly buy a manual that will tell me all of this. i would appreciate any help! thank you!! :)

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  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    yep we have the same problem, the laptop runs so fast and awsome but only for like 20 mins then its slows and gets super super hot.

  • RHURTADO58 Jan 17, 2009

    Yes , have same problem. However I took mine apart. Clean fans and heat sink but still have same problem . Not much dust at all.

    I dont understand?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    I cleaned the fan and heatsink also.
    It ran a bit faster for 15 minutes then got hot and slowed down.

    What can we do?



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I would first check for any trojans, virus's and spyware, and any programmes running at start up you don't need, as that can cause overworking of the processor, then instead of stripping down the notebook, which i don't recommend,look around any vented area of your notebook and hoover out the vents gently, this will remove any dust blokages. Give your system a good clean out with this excellent free tool called ccleaner and you can also dissable any startup programmes you dont want with the programme also. Download it here, fre and free updates and spyware free, click link and then on the right of link click download latest version.

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