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FlamingR1ft
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« on: August 21, 2010, 07:37:42 PM »

I know pretty much nothing about PC hardware, but recently my laptop has been overheating and shutting off when playing games for a while. I'm assuming this is because there's dust inside.

The problem is that my laptop has no hatch over the fan area, so I'd have to unscrew and and remove the entire bottom half of my laptop. How risky is that in terms of doing damage to something important?

In case anyone knows about them I have Toshiba Satellite L500.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 03:32:43 AM »

Not risky at all as long as you don't force anything and make sure you don't take any heat sinks off.

For what it's worth I use a balloon pump to blow the dust off the fans in my PC. If you've got one (or maybe a bicycle tyre pump) it might be worth taking a shot at blowing it through from the air intake vent. See what (if anything) comes out.
edit: Switch it off first of course.

This might help? You don't want to do all of it, figure out which steps apply.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 03:34:18 AM »

Thanks, I fixed it up a while back now though.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 04:15:45 AM »

Woops! Didn't check the date. Saw it was near the top and assumed. 'pologies.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 07:06:56 PM »

If it makes you feel any better, this helps me with my laptop.
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