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Anonymous
January 5, 2005 12:41:22 AM

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I have a Toshiba laptop (Satellite 5105-s607) with NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go.
(32 MB DDR memory). After running for a few minutes and the machine heats
up, the display starts to show garbage, then goes crazy. Finally, the
machine crashes. How can I determine if the problem is in the video card or
the motherboard? I think the problem is heat related, because if I force
the fan to run all the time, I think it seems to take longer to crash, but
it is hard to be sure because the times vary. The fan is not clogged up
with lint, and even with the case partially disassembled to expose the cards
and a hairdryer blowing cool air inside, the machine crashes.

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January 5, 2005 12:41:23 AM

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My friend had the similar problem on his PC it was caused my dust in
his CPu's fan and computer. You probably got and old machine and dust
is killing it there's probably no air passing throw the system and it
causes overheating. Well I think that might be the problem. It is
harder to clean a laptop tough.
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 5:08:23 AM

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There is no dust. I pulled the whole thing apart.
"John" <beretta92fs_inox@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1104885837.579662.182230@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> My friend had the similar problem on his PC it was caused my dust in
> his CPu's fan and computer. You probably got and old machine and dust
> is killing it there's probably no air passing throw the system and it
> causes overheating. Well I think that might be the problem. It is
> harder to clean a laptop tough.
>
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January 5, 2005 5:08:24 AM

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Is the fan(s) still turning? You should see some forced air flowing before
the thing starts experiencing any problems.

DaveL


"RichK" <NOSPAM@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> There is no dust. I pulled the whole thing apart.
> "John" <beretta92fs_inox@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1104885837.579662.182230@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> > My friend had the similar problem on his PC it was caused my dust in
> > his CPu's fan and computer. You probably got and old machine and dust
> > is killing it there's probably no air passing throw the system and it
> > causes overheating. Well I think that might be the problem. It is
> > harder to clean a laptop tough.
> >
>
Anonymous
January 5, 2005 8:12:57 PM

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Thanks for the reply. The fan doesn't go on by itself, but I installed a
third-party program to run the fan manually. Even with the fan running and
a hairdryer blowing cool air over the video card, the machine gets sick.
"DaveL" <dave1027@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Is the fan(s) still turning? You should see some forced air flowing
> before
> the thing starts experiencing any problems.
>
> DaveL
>
>
> "RichK" <NOSPAM@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:r_HCd.7346$yV1.1581@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
>> There is no dust. I pulled the whole thing apart.
>> "John" <beretta92fs_inox@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1104885837.579662.182230@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>> > My friend had the similar problem on his PC it was caused my dust in
>> > his CPu's fan and computer. You probably got and old machine and dust
>> > is killing it there's probably no air passing throw the system and it
>> > causes overheating. Well I think that might be the problem. It is
>> > harder to clean a laptop tough.
>> >
>>
>
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