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Old 08-24-2012, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im on a Dell Vostro 1510 and the blasted thing overheats when im using it in bed (No pun intended). Each time it overheats, it naturally switches off. Is there a way around this besides sticking it in the refridgerator
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take it apart and clean the heatsink out. The 1500/1510 tend to have a dedicated Nvidia card that can fail easily due to heat.

Blasting it out with it together, tends to not work, due to the heatsink design.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My laptop having same issue when using on bed.

But I found solution that when we put laptop on bed, Its fan not able to make cooling. So try putting it in a way that fan might not cover.
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Find a way to tilt the back up in anotherwords. Got a fat text book? Prop the back end of the laptop onto it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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These laptops tend to be capable of putting up sitting on something like a bed rather well, the shutdown temp for them is around 83-85C, I never noted mine above 70C when on the bed while under load. The issue is the heatsink design and how easy it is for dust to collect.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i hate dell, same thing happened to my old one, it died on my after only a year and a half, worst experience i ever had.
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