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Overheating problem with Dell N5010

by d_3vil / November 27, 2012 7:25 PM PST

Can anyone suggest a good solution for overheating problem for Dell Inspiron N5010?
And also suggest a good cooling pad...
Thanx in advance.. Happy

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have you ever used canned air
by itsdigger / November 27, 2012 8:27 PM PST

to clean the vents ? I had to completely disassemble my laptop to clean it and apply new thermal paste....Here's a video on you tube.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YXGa5rTw1o It was really easy. If you do this though you will have to re-load you operating system. You might just want to blow out the vents first and see if it works.. Digger

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Compressed Air
by LucidMane / January 2, 2013 1:49 PM PST

Yes, I had a similar problem in which my laptop would get extremely hot and shut down. Compressed air solved this problem for me; just make sure the machine is unplugged and the battery is out (duh) and keep the can flat on a surface such as a table to prevent the liquid from getting in your computer. Spray it in all the vents until no dust is coming out.

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