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Windows 7: Laptop overheating

20 Aug 2014   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Laptop overheating

Hi all,

I work on a DELL laptop. It sends out very heat air from its vents. I think probably there is some (or large amount of) dust on hardware devices inside it.
I know that best way is to open it and clean those pieces by (say) an air compressor, but there are two points here:
1- Do you agree that this warm air is because of the dust and I need to solve this issue by cleaning the hardware snips?
2- I haven't opened any laptop ever, I somewhat scare (because that laptop is not mine). Do you still say me to do it? If so, what rules I should observe before, when and after opening the laptop?

Thanks.


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20 Aug 2014   #2
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Kurdman. Me too a Dell user. Dell was good at laptops. But now it has failed to cope up with the development that other brands like Lenovo, ASUS has made. It has a decade old heat sink design. Also it has poor fan speed controls which rushes up and comes down unreasonably. I had debated a lot with dell care at Twitter and over phone too. I got fed up with thier response that "Use your laptop at clean environment. Keep less ambient temperature." They add that 'we are ready to help' at the end. But my phone call is not gonna impact thier cooling policy with laptops.

Now answer to your question.
1 - Yes dust build up could cause less airflow to the vents causing thermal energy accumulation.
2 - If you are not sure, never do that. Get a compressed air can or a blower (with air intake filter), blow in through vent back and forth for sufficient time for dust to exit. Too much air pressure could cause fan bearing to fail, so keep sufficient distance while using blower.

Also note that you are feeling hot air exiting the laptop means "the processor is cooling, heat is removed, not its is getting hot". Unless you feel any hot spots over your keyboard, touchpad or arm-rest, you are good to go.

Thanks.
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20 Aug 2014   #3
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Your info has the sign of a long period of having experience and dealing with the heat problem of Dell laptops!
For solution, I try to blow the air from any vent in a fine distance (for example, 10 cm) and with a enough speed by an air compressor.

Thank you. :-)
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20 Aug 2014   #4
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

Kurdman, i will suggest you to try to open it and clean it up. Incase any of the hardware component gets overheated, it might malfunction and usually the resolution in that case will be to get that hardware replaced.
Since you haven't opened any laptop, in this case search on you-tube and you should find a video how to open laptop (specific the make and model).
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20 Aug 2014   #5
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mayank Parmar View Post
Kurdman, i will suggest you to try to open it and clean it up. Incase any of the hardware component gets overheated, it might malfunction and usually the resolution in that case will be to get that hardware replaced.
Since you haven't opened any laptop, in this case search on you-tube and you should find a video how to open laptop (specific the make and model).
Doing so will void your warranty. and any small errors could end up spending $300 or more on repairs. Have any experienced technician to do that dismantling job.
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20 Aug 2014   #6
onlinealias

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 

Your fan might not be running at all. That's why the mother board on my Dell laptop died. Have you tried or heard of Speed Fan? http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php ī
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20 Aug 2014   #7
polesworth

windows 7 home 32bit
 
 

These work great for cooling USB Laptop Notebook Cooler Cooling PAD 3 FAN Blue Light | eBay ...I use it for a router but their designed for laptops
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21 Aug 2014   #8
Mayank Parmar

Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imrankhan View Post
Doing so will void your warranty. and any small errors could end up spending $300 or more on repairs. Have any experienced technician to do that dismantling job.

Kurdman, if the laptop is under warranty then you should have gone to Dell store, since you did not go to the Dell store i am assuming that the laptop is out of warranty. Also Dell laptops with minimum configuration (15.6'', 500GB, 4GB, i3-4030U, Win8.1, Non-Touch Screen) will cost somewhere around USD-399.99, and this is good enough for normal home and business purpose.
Still if you plan to take the laptop out, then you should get it back within 3 days and it may cost between USD-70 to USD-200.
Or you check directly with Dell if they can provide you with Extended warranty, that will be good.
However, irrespective of what you decide to do, make sure that you backup the data
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22 Aug 2014   #9
Michaelflat1

Win 7 X86 Professional
 
 

if youre on X86 windows which you are !! you can use I8K Fan GUI it works well and has three fan speeds (or 64 With Hardware support) and you can change the fan speed !! or use Hwinfo or Speedfan
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22 Aug 2014   #10
corruptDNA

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I recommend that you do not open your laptop yourself unless you have the necessary tools and enough confidence. You will always be inexperienced with opening laptops and until you open your first laptop, you will stay that way so you have to start some time? ..
My recommendation is if you do decide to open your laptop, download the service manual, get some precision screwdrivers, find a youtube video of your laptop being cleaned and be careful. Laptop screws are small and putting too much pressure or using the wrong screwdriver might damage the screw and make it unscrewable .. .. thats the thing to avoid .. also get a paper and pencil and somewhere to keep the screws.. counts the screws while unscrewing, and know where you took em out from. Good luck man, if i were you id just get a cooling pad.
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