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Laptop Cooling Pad Help Please


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bblaedorn

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My laptop overheats to the point that it shuts itself off. I need a heavy duty cooling pad that will keep it from doing this. Any suggestions. Thanks.
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phillpower2

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Hi bblaedorn :)
See the link & review here http://www.metacafe....ing_pad_review/
I would be more concerned with why your laptop is overheating, have you ever had
the inside of the case cleaned, dust & heat are killers of computers
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bblaedorn

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Phillpower2,

Thanks man. I thought the cooling pad would prevent the computer from overheating so I guess I wasn't really worried about the source. It is ancient but still runs great and worth saving. Is the cooling fan not the best option. I should probably get a can of duster too.

P.S. I love Rage. I saw them in Vegas a couple years back.
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oh, great ideas, i also need it .
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phillpower2

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Because you are having the shutdown problems it would suggest
the temps are getting to the critical stage, post the make &
model of your laptop & we can look for a cleaning guide for you.
Laptop heatpads with fans are the more efficient & a lot of people
dismiss the fanless pads as useless.
If you can get hold of a can of compressed air easily I would hold
off buying one for now until you have established a good clean out
is needed, that way if you can do it without you have only to pay
out for the cooling pad.
As for the Rage thing they`re a top band & the connection here is what
do you feel if a system crashes on you! have a look at this guys post
& you will see what I mean; http://www.geekstogo...00-t277050.html

Edited by phillpower2, 17 May 2010 - 10:00 AM.

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This is what I often see after opening up a laptop that is shutting down due to overheating:

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The solution? Throughly, (but gently), clean out the dust and dirt and 'bingo', problem solved. :)



Something else you should never do with a laptop:

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Since the intake and exhaust vents are on the bottom, back and sides of a laptop, she's begging for a disaster. Something's going to melt or worse, start a fire.
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