Computer Help forum

General discussion

XPS M1330

by JEANNIE2196 / October 14, 2009 6:39 AM PDT

My laptop is overheating and I'm experiencing a sickly heat from it? When I hold it on my laptop cushion for any length of time i get a burning sensation across my stomach. I wondered if it was because it was wireless technology and it was giving off bad waves of some sort?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: XPS M1330
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: XPS M1330
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
"laptop cushion" = bad idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: XPS M1330

Sorry. Move it back to a flat surface that doesn't obstruct the vents in any way. That cushion likely had fibers come loose and if the overheating continues you'll want to get the yearly laptop cleaning done next week rather than when your next scheduled maintenance.

Collapse -
by JEANNIE2196 / October 14, 2009 6:53 AM PDT

But it's one of those one with a flat tray on top?

Collapse -
xps m1330
by JEANNIE2196 / October 14, 2009 7:11 AM PDT

Sorry that last reply sounded stupid! I will of course have it looked at as I dont think that the Lap cushion is to blame. Thanks for your help.

Collapse -
No I think it was fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 9:11 AM PDT
In reply to: xps m1330
Collapse -
by JEANNIE2196 / October 14, 2009 9:22 AM PDT

It's only a few years old and to be honest I have never had it serviced in that way but I Will give it a go and let you know if it helps.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?