Major Overheating Problem

  1.    20 Feb 2012 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2011
    Posts : 7
    Vista Home Premium 32bit
    Local Time: 12:40

    Major Overheating Problem


    I'm typing this from my desktop computer. I own a Vista with a major problem. It overheats badly. It randomly shuts down every 5-10 minutes. I know that this is due to overheating. A couple seconds after I turn the laptop on, the keys become too hot to touch. I know that loads of dust are clogging up the internals, and that the Vista needs to be cleaned out.

    Now I know what you're all thinking, "Disassemble it and use a can of compressed air, blah, blah, blah". That's where the problem comes in.

    My Vista was manufactured under the assumption that nothing bad would happen. It's impossible to disassemble. This was intentional. Unscrewing all the visible bolts under the computer does nothing. It even says this in the User's Manual. The air vents are very thin. You couldn't stick a thumbtack in there. If I can't disassemble it, then surely there is no way to clean the innards. I brought the laptop to a Best Buy store. They told me this. They informed me that there is nothing that they could do because of the design of this Vista.

    If you have some idea, please help. A week ago this problem was nonexistent. I have some really important documents saved in that Vista.

    ALSO: I have no idea why the area under my name says that. I have a 64bit Vista, not a 32.
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  2.    20 Feb 2012 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2011
    Central Florida in a small town
    Posts : 2,169
    Vista Home Basic. 32 bit SP 2
    Local Time: 11:40
    usa us florida


    Re: Major Overheating Problem

    Hello, you failed to mention make and model of the computer in question . Laptop with Vista is all i see you posted .
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  3.    20 Feb 2012 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2008
    Fairfield County, CT
    Posts : 20,103
    Windows 7 SP1 x64
    Local Time: 12:40
    usa us connecticut


    Re: Major Overheating Problem

    My advice, if you get it fixed or not. Back up now. Buy a external hard drive and back up everything with this free software
    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
    You should not wait until a crisis to back up. Furthermore, if it were me, I would back up now, before using the computer again.
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  4.    20 Feb 2012 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2010
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    Ultimate x64, home Prem 64
    Local Time: 12:40


    Re: Major Overheating Problem

    If you can't open it, it's gonna be hard.

    I suggest usin g compressed air and a vacumm. Blow air in the out, and suck out at the in.
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