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#1 kiddingguy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:28

Just a question... my notebook fan is spinning like crazy and producing a lot of hot air.

And also my notebook randomly freezes (mostly during bootup)

 

Is this a sign that my notebook is dying on me?

I have it for a little longer than 3 years... and I am using it on a daily basis (10h+)

 

Speccy is not displaying red labels on my hardware components.

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#2 Hum

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:32

Could be dust build-up inside.

 

Open the case if you can and clean it well.



#3 OP kiddingguy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:38

Hmmm

 

Could be dust build-up inside.

 

Open the case if you can and clean it well.

 

Hmm... I have to totally dismantle this notebook. I think it's not gonna happen ;)

Any other options maybe?



#4 Hum

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:40

^ Then you may want to back-up your hard drive, and get ready to replace the laptop.

 

You most likely have a fan/heat problem, caused by the dust.

 

You only need to take off the area covering the fan, to clean out the dust.



#5 xendrome

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:41

Try cleaning out the fans yet with compressed air or a vac?



#6 OP kiddingguy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:43

I three years an "average lifespan" for daily computer usage for a notebook?

No real heavy tasks are performed, but just the fact that is "on and used" can taken its toll, right?


Try cleaning out the fans yet with compressed air or a vac?

 

I cannot/willnot screw my notebook open, so basically the air is going IN with compressed air; I don't think this is really good for the rest of the internal hardware?!

I can use a vac.

 

Keep you posted on this.



#7 Hum

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:50

http://www.mikescomp...cleanlaptop.htm



#8 OP kiddingguy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 23:56

Thx Hum, but the article doesn't state whether or not to open up the back part to get to the vent/CPU etc.
Or van this be done purely from outside?

#9 xendrome

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 00:22

I cannot/willnot screw my notebook open, so basically the air is going IN with compressed air; I don't think this is really good for the rest of the internal hardware?!

I can use a vac.

 

Keep you posted on this.

 

 

Computer compressed air isn't even really air, just hold the can upright and spray it inside the vents to clear any dust...



#10 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:12

Just want to note, vacuums generate a lot of static electricity. I'd never personally put one near any electronics.

 

EDIT: also, you could generate electricity via electromagnetic induction if you caused the fan to spin rapidly, so there's another point against vacuuming ;-)