Since this blocks the vents and can vacuum up lint and more can you share if you stopped this use as well as cleaned the machine?
The sad news is that the overheating could have damaged something. It's usually a new motherboard to fix this one but at this many years the battery is well past it's rated life so let's hear about when it was replaced.
If you can't do the cleaning, you must have it done.
Hi. I'm new here and this is also my first time posting in a forum about laptop problems. So I'm sorry in advance if I do / say something wrong.
I'm having problems with my Acer Aspire 4732Z. It's about 3-4 years old.
Here is what happened this week (I have no idea which of them are related to the problem so I'm writing all of them):
> Started using laptop on lap and pillows
> Installed Seagate external hard drive
> Blue screen appeared five times this week, with three in the same day
> Installed Windows Update the next day
> No more blue screens
> "Plugged in, not charging" started
> Windows slowed to a crawl
> Installed Microsoft Security Essentials
> Installed a temperature monitor -- 86 degrees
> After choosing "power saver", dimming the display, and moving to a cooler room -- 75 degrees
> Bought a cooling pad (with one big fan underneath) the next day -- 55 degrees
> Now it is running at about 55-65 degrees (idle). I have heard about overheating, is that possibly my laptop's problem? Or is this temperature normal?
> Windows is still a bit slow, but not as slow as the previous time. I would have wanted it to be as fast as last week, if possible.
> "Plugged in, not charging" problem persists. I'm getting worried about this.
> Startup also slow.
As much as possible I hope you can give solutions that do not require opening up my laptop. I am horrible at that and there is a good chance I will do more damage than repair to it. Although if it cannot be avoided please give suggestions.
I can give more details if needed. Thank you very much in advance!
Intel Pentium processor T4300
Intel GMA 4500M