Laptop overheating

By abbasi
Aug 20, 2014
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  1. 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?

  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,318   +327

    UNfortunately opening a laptop is not as easy as a desktop/tower & since I too have a similiar problem with my VAIO laptop, I'd suggest getting a can of compressed air , opening up whatever access on the bottom & spray the canned air in. OR, if you can afford it, take it to a shop.
    Once its cleaned out, you might get a clip-on fan to keep it cool.
    I've used such & it worked great. Good luck.
    abbasi likes this.
  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Guru Posts: 1,776   +241

    Opening up a lap top. As posted is not all that easy. It can be done . Just takes a little time . If you are not really sure. I would send it out to have it cleaned. I have mine done once a year.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,318   +327

    @Cobalt006 , I realize prices vary from shop to shop but roughly how much does it cost to have a shop do it?
  5. mr.simonski

    mr.simonski Banned

    I work on a Dell laptop too and I already cleaned it a while ago. It was pretty hard to open it, so if you're not familiar with repairing computers it might be better to consult a special shop for this service.
  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Guru Posts: 1,776   +241

    Mine runs around $ 45 dollars
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,318   +327

    Thank you :)

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