Toshiba A135 cooling fan

July 14, 2011 at 08:51:49
Specs: Windows XP
My laptop keeps overheating and shutting itself off. We've blown compressed air through the openings on the side and bottome of the laptop but nothing has changed. Any ideas?

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July 14, 2011 at 15:45:33
You need the replace the thermal paste on the processor and the heat-sinc, if that doesn't work then replace the heat-sinc. good luck

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July 15, 2011 at 01:49:59
Blowing air through the openings may have made it worse. Depending on how the heat is dispersed and the kind of dust. I just worked on a laptop that has a vapor phase heat exchanger that is like a miniature car radiator with fine fins. Dust and lint combined to form a matted blob that blocked the air flow. It was in the air chamber under the fan.
You need to open the computer, remove the fan and inspect. Clean the fan and passages with a small brush and blow out the rubbish. Carefully inspect the small passages.

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