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    Home Laptop Problemsss

    OK So i have has my Toshiba Satellite A75-S206 for a little over 3 years now. TO be honest I have had nothing but problems with it. In the last 3 years I have sent it back to Toshiba 5 times! Thanks god i got the 3year warranty! Anyway, my laptop like to shut off all the time. I cant use the laptop if it is laying on a desk...if it is in my lap with the bottom of the laptop exposed so all air possible can reach the laptop it will be fine for a little while but it still shuts down. I know it is a heat issue! It gets really really hot! I found a place on how to open up the laptop. IS there anything i can do to fix this? It is really annoying because what good is a laptop if it keeps shutting off! I cant do anything on it. This stated happening a year ago but not as bad. Now i cant use it for more than 10min without it shutting off.


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    This used to happen to me on my Dell Latitude. THe fan actually that privdes air to the heatsink had died....

    I opened the laptop up and DJIK made me a "special" case for it.. Warks like a charm now, but use it as a car PC... so I took the screen off....

    You can check if the fan is dead.

    Something else you can do, is get something called a CoolPad. It has fans built it and get's put under the laptop to cool it off a little..

    Peace,

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    I have had an older laptop, its a dell inspron 5000, its a p3 500 laptop,
    so its old, and always ran hot, but never crashed from the heat, but
    it gets so hot it could burn you, I just a few days ago removed the
    heat sink to have a look, guess what, there was a air gap between
    the heatsink and cpu, about a single paper worth, they had just put
    a thick amount of heatsink compound and left it that way,

    So I try to make a metal shim, took a long time, hard to get the thickness
    just right, and on top of that it only helps a little

    another thing that helps is a meat thawing try - or like what was said
    a laptop cooling tray

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    i know how to fix it (a few of the symptoms), Im me on Genesis factor ot soullessnight 18 (currently on genesis factor)
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    Well i think i fixed it! I dismantled the entire laptop and I found that the heatsink on top of the cpu was totally clogged with dust....I cleaned that up and it seems ok... I have a satellite a75 wiht a Pentium 4 2.8GH with HT. JUSt wondering if the laptopns use the same p4 chips as the desktop pcs?
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    lol that would be the fix. I had the declog a bunch of toshibas. They suck because they use full out desktop proceesors and don't provide adequate heat dissapation. after a few months of clogging, you'rte crapping out
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