Computers and Cheese Cloth

I recently had my laptop computer in the "shop" for over 6 weeks. They couldn't find out why it would turn on, start up, and then shut off. Eventually they found a large "dust bunny" blocking the cooling fan. This is why it was shutting down - it was protecting itself from getting overheated, since

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    Piggy Computers and Cheese Cloth

    I recently had my laptop computer in the "shop" for over 6 weeks. They couldn't find out why it would turn on, start up, and then shut off. Eventually they found a large "dust bunny" blocking the cooling fan. This is why it was shutting down - it was protecting itself from getting overheated, since the cooling fan couldn't vent out the heat with the fan blocked by the "dust bunny".
    When I finally got it home (sans "dust bunny"), I decided to tape pieces of cheese cloth over all the openings on the computer not used in connecting/start-up. This will prevent most dust from getting in the works. I just check for build-up, and clean if from the cheese cloth.

    One less future repair (I hope).

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    Oh my gosh! I have been having the very same problem with my laptop and thought for sure I would need a new battery. I asked a friend who is more competent at poking around a computer to check the cooling fan and, there it was-a dust bunny! Thank you so much. You saved me a bundle of money!

 

 

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