Wednesday, 8 June 2016

computers continued...

The laptop is sick...but working with a cable,not Wi Fi....
so we are up and limping..

Time for a new laptop come July...the fan is working overtime even when nothing is being used, so that is a hardware problem.

4 comments:

Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

we had similar problems with an overheating laptop - it is worrying when you are trying to work and it is screaming away overheating. As a temporary measure we used to keep the fan side of the laptop up off any surface, so a couple of mats or books to allow air to flow underneath and keep it cool

gz said...

I used to use a plastic mushroom tray...brought it to the right height as well!

mikeintonbridge said...

Have you opened said laptop and cleaned the fluff out of the CPU heatsink and anywhere else it tends to accumulate? We put these things on our laps, floors and sofas and then get surprised that they get clogged up with fluff. It's just working like a vacuum cleaner. My old Toshiba used to get completely solid with lint.

gz said...

good idea Mike..but it usually sits on a desk or clean mushroom tray...it does have problems looking like hardware issues...it will be getting further investigation....