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Do you have a lap top? Questions.

If you have a lap top maybe you can help me decide if I should send my new one back to be replaced?

I think it is very hot and since I lost a computer (PC) once to over heating, I want to figure this out while the thing can still be returned and replaced.

Does your fan run continuously on your lap top or only kick in once in a while? When the fan is running, the lap top is cool. When it isn't, it is too hot for my lap.

Help please! TIA

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My lap top is a Gateway, my PC is a Dell. The thing I noticed is that the lappy gets very hot when its running on battery. I can't see holding this thing on my lap on a hot summer day.

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He has a Dell. Mine is a Compaq, it's new and I haven't noticed it getting hot at all so far.

Hope you come right with it SD!!

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Not useless at all. What make notebook does he have?

I can see that laying this thing flat on another flat surface just makes no sense at all because the fan/vents are all on the bottom. When I put it on a desk, I'm still going to prop it up.

Thanks!

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Hi SD. This might help you not one bit, but here goes anyway Puzzled

My Son purchased (last week) a "Notebook cooler" which looks like a cooling rack and is powered by a usb cable. It has an aluminium base and 2 fans. How that works - don't ask me :roll: He says it's fantastic.

I haven't had any trouble with my laptop getting too hot, but I gather from him that he has.

I told you - useless information Sticking out tongue

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Hi Ben. It's brand new, just out of the box. I haven't installed any programs on it. It just has Windows Vista and MS Office Suite. Oh, and McAfee. It's pretty lean and I was hoping to keep it that way, leave the workhorse programs on my PC.

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Hey SmallDog!

Another thing to look at. Does it seem like it is running slower than is used to? Have you brought up the task manager to see how busy it is when you're not doing anything? My laptop gets quite hot when it's busy doing things, so it's possible that you have some malware on your computer that's keeping it too busy for its own good.

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Good idea smalldog, also while waiting try the tray thing. I think you will find it will make a difference. My fan never has to come on anymore. I think it needs more ventilation.

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Thanks, Lynn. I am going to report this to Gateway and get a new battery out of them. I just don't think it is right for the lap top to over heat like that. It's just fine with the plug!

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Hi smalldog, I lost a laptop last year due to the same thing. It was a HP computer. I was using it a lot on my lap or pillow and using battery power.
It also got too hot. Finally I had the battery replaced but not before I found it had damaged my computer.
I now have another computer, a Dell. And I always plug it in if I can. I also use it on top of a tray on my lap and find it does not get hot that way .
Hope this helps.

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I just noticed something. I have the laptop plugged in now and the fan has been running the entire time, no stopping. When I'm running on the battery, the fan is not working at all--that's when it gets hot.

Hmmmmm?

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