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Gateway laptop wont start up due to overheating

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April 21, 2011 9:49:41 PM

Hello,

My Gateway laptop won't restart when it is hot and I have to wait 20-30 minutes for it to cool down before it will restart......
April 21, 2011 10:24:57 PM

Have you blown out the any of the fan ducts lately?
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April 22, 2011 8:17:02 AM

If you have access to an air compressor use it on the air outlet ducts (where the air normally blows out from),this should normally force the dust out from the inlet vents, if you dont have access to a air compressor use canned air instead.
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April 22, 2011 2:58:17 PM

I would not recommend using an air compressor. You never know what kind of muck is in the air. Depending on the environment they are in and how much they are used, they can have some nasty stuff in them that could blow into your machine.

Use canned air.
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April 22, 2011 4:18:19 PM

You have a point there dmroeder, some compressors don't have filter or debris traps to capture contaminents or water, I've used the professional ones at car body shops which come with the extra ancilleries.
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April 22, 2011 9:23:05 PM

I use an air compressor all the time.... never had an issue. For portability though, I use this:

Metro DataVac Electric Duster

It can be a bit loud, but it is a lot better than having to spend endless amounts of money on one-time use cans of compressed air.
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