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Overheating Toshiba A105 notebook

edcentricedcentric Icrontiannear Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian
edited May 2007 in Hardware
Well, it still has a case. Where else would you put a cooling question?

Long and short is my daughters A105 (CoreDuo) has started over heating. The first three or four months it was fine. She was even folding with it.
Then it would shut down. She set CPU usage down to 70% and made sure that the screen was up and that worked for a while.
Recently it has shut down even doing less demanding tasks. Alas, no folding.

Is there an easy way to see if the fans are running correctly?
As soon as I lay my hands on it this week it will get an air enema.

Any other thoughts??

It is a nice notebook. I can't wait to install the winSMP folding on it.

Comments

  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    Ed, you may have to pull it apart and inspect the CPU fan. I believe we have thread here on disassembly of Toshiba laptops, complete with pictures. The canned may work, depending on how sticky the dust on the CPU fan/blower is.
  • edcentricedcentric Icrontian near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    That is right. The thread by cj on taking laptops apart.

    As I recall this one doesn't have a door that accesses the cooling stuff. I'll try air before I take twenty screws out.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited May 2007
    I'll try air before I take twenty screws out.
    Always a wise protocol. Laptops can be very delicate under surgery!
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