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Worn out laptop?


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computerwiz12890

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My teacher has a laptop that he uses like a desktop, leaving it on about 8 hours a day. It is 2 or 3 years old. Would it be unusual for it to be wearing out or breaking because of all this usage?

The hard drive's current temperature is 61 degrees celcius. He says it is a bit louder than normal. And the touch pad just went out. I used Everest Home Edition to see if his fan went out, but I didn't see it. I put my ear to it, and I don't hear a low hum. :tazz:

I am currently running Trend Micro incase a virus caused the touch pad went out, but I think it is severly overheating and is worn out. What do y'all think and suggest?
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I've run laptops 8 hours a day (or more) and never had a problem due to over use. Sometimes things just wear out with time though. It might be a good investment to replace the fan and clean out the case to help with airflow. If you have never worked on a laptop, I would recommend taking it to a shop to open it up. :tazz:
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He checked the fan and it is fine. My teacher said he's just gonna buy a new one, since this one is old and has been upgraded to its max. Thanks for your advice.
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