Very hot mousepad.

  ElaineTrucksess 17:48 05 Mar 2015

What to do re: Pad that is too hot to touch? Will it explode? Catch fire? Please advise.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:15 05 Mar 2015

1 switch off

2 what make and model of laptop

sounds like it nees a good clean out fans and heatsink may be blocked with dust

  wee eddie 18:42 05 Mar 2015

Just a thought: It may be the battery underneath the pad that is actually getting hot.

Assuming that you really mean, Touchpad, remove the battery and run the Laptop from the charger. That's reduced one of the potential causes

  bumpkin 19:12 05 Mar 2015

If it is too hot to touch it needs switching off immediately and unplugging if connected.

  robin_x 20:59 05 Mar 2015

If a Li-ion battery gets very hot, leave it outside.

But they are at the back of machines usually, so probably not the cause here.

  robin_x 21:00 05 Mar 2015

Leave the battery disconnected though.

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