Here I use canned air. How do you do the usual maintenance?
When using my laptop for watching movies or playing certain games, my laptop will seem like it is overheating and the cooling fan will sound like its going to rev so high that it will fly apart. Then the fun starts.... Red xxx's appear and the thing shuts down. I originally thought it was in need of a cleaning, but after disassembled was clean. I re-installed my vista to factory, same issue, then while installing updates the same thing at 90% done. This is creating a real pain in my side. I have a feeling it may be in the graphics card, due to the issue of this happening during watching movies and games. I have had this computer for three + years, bought it new and never expected any problems because I don't really use it for anything other than entertainment. Does anyone have any suggestions or has anyone had this same thing happen? I really hate to trash my 1,200 dollar machine over something like this. This seems to happen when the computer is under stress from graphics. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated!