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Dell studio ?? over heats instantly

by finleygl / September 1, 2013 4:03 AM PDT

My son's computer is running Vista, on the dell studio 1535. It had been giving him a few problems with the blue screen of death, but I put it down to the weather and games etc. Yesterday morning, he attempted to boot it after it had been off for 11 hrs, It began to start up but then instantly over heated and shut down. I am at a loss...any ideas?

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Has anyone blown compressed air thru the ducts?
by wpgwpg / September 1, 2013 4:11 AM PDT

Dust bunnies build up inside computers over time and cause this kind of thing by putting a blanket over components so the heat can't readily escape. Every 6 to 12 months you need to get a can of compressed gas and blow it through the air intake ducts on the bottom of the laptop.
Good luck.

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actually no I did not.
by finleygl / September 1, 2013 4:22 AM PDT

I will do that however the vents do not looked jammed--but as I know that does not mean they are not. Good Idea. Will let you know. Thanks.

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sorry never type in the dark lol
by finleygl / September 2, 2013 9:57 AM PDT
In reply to: actually no I did not.

as it turned out to be the heatsink fan unit...not unusual for Dell Studio's I seem to hear a lot now. However it is a fairly cheap easy fix with the part and the artic silver 5 to replace the pad under it..around $25 so no big thing. I do so appreciate your help. At least all the dust bunnies are gone from the rest of our systems too now. I knew that when you said it..just not thinking at the time. You really do help thanks.

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Thanks for the feedback
by wpgwpg / September 2, 2013 11:38 AM PDT

Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback. I tell people that if a computer hasn't made you feel silly lately, you just haven't spent enough time with one. Laugh

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