I have a toshiba satellite A205 I'm not sure if i need to any other information besides I had my laptop since 08 and a few mnths after I purchased it start just shutting off and I could not figure out why til I realized it was very hot. So I put my personalized fan beside it,now it stays on but still get hot. My question is it really the fans? and if it is can I just clean them? if so how?,or do I have to replace them?
Laptops will run hotter than PC under normal circumstances. Are your fans even running ? Open the Case. If you don't know how, download a service / user manual from Toshiba for your model.