Laptop CPU Cooling Fan

Laptop CPU Cooling Fan

Is your laptop shuting down on its own? You are not alone.  This is a common problem for many laptops.  It shuts down because of overheating.  Each mobil processor has a max temperature rating.  When the temperature reaches certain degree the processor shuts itself down to prevent damaging the chip.  The number 1 cause of heat related issue is dust bunnies.  Dust is a pretty good insulator and it will block your laptop’s airflow when it build up over time.  The easiest way to clean it is to use a can of compressed air and blow it through the airflow vents.

If you are handy you can also take out the keyboard and clean the inside.  You can see the cooling fan on most laptop once you removed the keyboard.  In some case even the outside look clean but if you take apart the fan assembly you will see that there’s still dust collecting inside.

Inside of HP DV6000 Cooling Fan Assembly

Inside of HP DV6000 Cooling Fan Assembly