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Dell Laptop Freezes

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 piece of crap. The battery is no good in the laptop, it dies constantly..So basically, to use the computer I have to keep it plugged in. Problem is, it CONSTANTLY freezes when I plug it in. It will work for about 5 mins, then freeze. So, I thought the problem was with the battery. I took the battery out yesterday, and plugged the adapter in, still freezes. When the computer is not plugged in, it works fine. Also, after it freezes I have to hold the button down to get it to turn off...When it restarts it goes thru this check disk thing. Any clue what the problem could be?

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Hi Erin22
The freezing issue may be the result of overheating caused by 1: Dust 2: A faulty AC adapter 3: A combination of the AC adapter generating extra heat and dust build up increasing the heat further 4: A failed or clogged CPU fan and/or heat sink, when if ever was the inside of the case cleaned out of heat trapping dust, can you hear the CPU fan running normally when the laptop will operate, what type of surface do you use the laptop on and how many sticks of Ram are fitted?
A video showing the problems that dust build up inside a laptop can cause
A guide to your heat sink and CPU fan for cleaning purposes.
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