My Toshiba laptop seems to be running very hot - any one know what may be the cause - concerned it is going to die soon. Also where can I find my Windows mail messages and contacts so I can transfer them to another machine in case worst happens?
To back up your Windows Mail messages and Contacts - enter link description here Overheating could be due to blocked fan (ie dust.) assuming fan is running. Carefully clean out vent either blowing or with soft brush.
If you never took a Laptop apart, I suggest you leave it to some one who as. Its not a Easy Job all the screws are different lengths and sizes, and need to go back in the correct holes screen may need removing, depending on the Laptop strip Down. HeatSink most likely top left corner of laptop, air exit should tell you. air goes in at the bottom and comes out side edge or back edge
If quote excessive then backup your data as soon as you can and carry on using your laptop. Sometimes just blowing through the vents, using something like a cocktail stick to gently stop the CPU fan from spinning, can dislodge some dust and help cooling. Something to try anyway. Good luck.
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