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Overheating / Freezing Issues

I just bought this Toshiba Satellite A135 S2276. The fan works ok but it still feels very hot on the touchpad and just to the left of it. When it gets this way, the whole thing just freezes on me and the only way round is to disconnect the power cord and battery, leave to cool and boot up after about 10 minutes. With the fan working ok (I think), what could be the problem. Now, I live in a country in which Toshiba does not have an authorized dealer, so warranty issues are out. Any help out there? Sunil

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  • Geeksr4ever Sep 18, 2007

    Did exactly what you said, did not make a difference. I had a guy in town tell me to change the power adaptor that came with the Laptop.
    Well, that reduced the heat you think it could be a question of bad power adaptors?



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Buy a can of compressed air and thouroughly clean out your fan vents, etc. Put something under the laptop and see if it runs cooler with the space underneath. If I had your laptop in front of me I would probably test the CPU and at the least clean and put new thermal paste. Did you recently increase the memory? Many times an increase in memory will cause the laptop to run hot. Check to see what you have for RAM, if two chips take one out and run laptop and test heat levels, if no change, swap out the chips and try again. If all else fails try

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

  • John P Griffin Sep 18, 2007

    The problem with heat issues in laptops is that there are so many different causes and you need to eliminate them one by one. We see alot of AC adaptor failures as well as battery failures around the second or third year. Toshiba is notorious for heat problems and power up issues. Hope it all works out for you. Good Luck. If I can be of further assistance just email me.



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