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laptop overheating on the side, tried everything i know

hi
i cleaned the fan and everything inside in a repair shop , am operating the laptop in cold room and with cooling pad under . its overheating only on the left side even if am only surfing the net.
it get so hot that the usb ports there stop working ,
it cant be dust as it was cleaned and checked again by another shop . what other problem may cause this? please help

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Re: hot on one side

What's the component on that side?
If the CPU, check the CPU usage (per process) in task manager. I

Kees

Post was last edited on November 3, 2015 5:39 AM PST

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How about the make and model?

Then I can check to see if there is a known issue with that model.

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So what's there?

Open the laptop and inspect the location. What's is found there? Next, you gave no details of this laptop and yes some laptops are known heat generators more than others. If this is the CPU, then verify or re-apply the heatsink compound, "properly" as directed by its maker. Most maker's provide or use another's video(google) to follow through. Alas, if this is video location, then that too uses heatsink compound. Also, when a fan is cleaned, that means BOTH sides not just the immediate top showing. Check any s/w or app. that directly applies to fan operation either in the bios or pgm/app applicable to it in some service/maint. location. If none of this works or it seems never to correct the problem then very likely you have one of the bad laptops that are prone and alas it will fail sooner or later. Thus, make sure any warranty is kept up to date or maybe apply for extended warranty or sell the dang laptop before it poops.

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