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LOCOprobe

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Hey guys, My gf is having a problem with her laptop. If you hold it on your lap or it sits on a table or anything that blocks the fan the comp will shut off. The fan always runs, which I didnt think was normal, but I dont know much about laptops.

its a gateway comp, not sure on the specs right now, but I can get them if needed. The laptop is not very old and runs windows XP. I have ran programs looking for malware and such and the comp seems clean.

She said she think it has always done it.

Any help would be great. I do have HJT on her comp and such in case anyone needs a log
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Anybody know what the prob. could be? I would really like to get her comp. working right.
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The easy answer is to keep the fan port from being blocked.

There is not a lot of room for circulation of air to keep the temperatures down in laptops. All of my laptops have done the same thing, some chronically and some only once in a while. Call it the machine exercising self preservation, if you will.
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hers has gotten bad, it will only stay running for a few min tops now. could it be a prob. with the laptop or should we try one of thats mats with the fan built into it to lay her laptop on?
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