I use my laptop on a desk normally,have used it on my lap, recently I have noticed it getting very hot both on the desk and on the lap, so hot that I cant keep it on my lap, the fans are extremely noisy when this happens obviously working overtime, whats at fault please the fan? or something else
The muck will be all round the Heat Exchanger that is connected to the CPU, you will be surprised how much grease is in the air that caries the fluff as we call it. And only way to remove it is to take it apart to some extent. you may get away with the taking the part under the screen out plus loosen keyboard to get at it. after removing the Fluff use something to clear the grease then let it dry cotton buds with Turpentine or something in that order. do not over wet it
UPDATE well got up today and there were 19 updates from microsoft so downloaded them and left it to it, come back later all doneswitched off removed mains and removed battery, removed all the screws about 15 or so, couldn't get the base cover of, and didn't wan't to force it, so what next? I know get the reciept out had a sneaky feeling it might be less than a year, still under warranty, so put all the screws back, started the pc and it came up with fan not working windows will shut down in 15 seconds, tried again and still the same. The laptop is now back in the shop for repair, I just hope my warranty is not void by removing screws.
Will keep you informed, any feedback or comments please
hi woodchip I did look but all i can find is refurbished units, looked on utube found variations of how to do fan replacements etc. Having looked at some of these videos I dont think I went far enough, I couldn't split the base, maybe a bit more pressure, but we will wait and see what pcworld say