Solved Acer Aspire 5560G laptop overheating

December 21, 2012 at 19:01:55
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Quad-core A8-3500M 6GB Ram

Hey,

I've owned my Acer Aspire 5560G laptop for over two years now, it has recently begun overheating on a regular basis. Last night I opened it up to give it a dust, there was little dust in the fans and the problem persists. I believe the fan is operational, warm air is blown out from the side. Has anyone else experienced similar problems with the Aspire series? Any suggestions for further action to take?

Thanks,
Thomas


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December 21, 2012 at 21:16:06

A lapboard is a good idea, and maybe a cooling stand. It could be that the graphics chip is going. It could be the hard drive is contributing. I would install monitoring software and see what is causing the temperatures. Speccy is one such prog. Watch it to see what activities raise the temp. If the CPU or graphics chip is running hot, a reseating with thermal paste might be called for, though it may not solve the problem. There are also heatsink mods that people do, including some rather rad ones such as piping in a water supply. That makes for a very unusual looking laptop...


#1
December 21, 2012 at 19:06:08

When you use it, what kind of surface is it on? Do not put it on your lap, table cloth, couch or bed.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
December 21, 2012 at 19:15:33

I do often use it on my lap, however it used not to crash - and I avoid blocking the air vents underneath. I'll definitely start using the coffee table instead though.

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#3
December 21, 2012 at 19:55:27

That might solve the problem.

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December 21, 2012 at 21:16:06
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A lapboard is a good idea, and maybe a cooling stand. It could be that the graphics chip is going. It could be the hard drive is contributing. I would install monitoring software and see what is causing the temperatures. Speccy is one such prog. Watch it to see what activities raise the temp. If the CPU or graphics chip is running hot, a reseating with thermal paste might be called for, though it may not solve the problem. There are also heatsink mods that people do, including some rather rad ones such as piping in a water supply. That makes for a very unusual looking laptop...

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#5
May 20, 2013 at 13:55:16

hello I have a problem with overheating. Acer Aspire 5560th A web browser runningand laptop is on a laptop coolers goes up to 65-70 degrees. I bought a laptop for about 7-8 months.maybe some suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your help

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#6
May 20, 2013 at 14:48:35

FIRST: begin your own question, do not hijack an existing one. Many will not answer you this way.
Second explain in more details the problem.
Third, if it was new 7-8 months ago, it is under warranty so take it back.
Fourth, make sure your 'laptop' is on a hard surface, not your lap, bed, couch, etc, which will block the cooling vents.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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