All laptops today have had a breakthrough and have become much more powerful and compact than ever before.
An exponential increase in each of the notebooks / CPUs’ performance has been facilitated thanks to the chips that are full of transistors.
In parallel, now the thinner cases currently include a greater number of processors and cards. Thanks, those are much stronger than the previous ones.
All these advances have a strong cost in laptops, and these are related to the excess heat that the devices can present.
One of the biggest threats laptops can pose overheating, much more so than spilling liquids like water and coffee. Uncontrolled overheating can cause hardware failure and permanent damage to all internal notebook components.
How to Fix Overheating Laptop without Taking It Apart?
Some overheating problems are related to insufficient cooling and, for some reason, dust particles blocking the air intake vents.
Additionally, exhaust ports, a clogged fan, and degenerate thermal grease will make laptops prone to overheating.
The people themselves can fix all these problems. However, some jobs are much more difficult than others, but not impossible.
A repair for laptops that present overheating does not necessarily have to be completely disassembled. There are simple methods that anyone can apply.
- #1: Clean all fans that provide cooling to CPU / laptops
- #2: Fix the internal cooling that all laptops have (depending on the model and brand)
- #3: Remove all layers of dust that, over time, tend to accumulate as well as dirt. These cause the fans to slow down and block any airflow
- #4: Consult the notebook manufacturer’s manual so that people can find out where the most important parts are without having to disassemble it
- #5: Clean the fans carefully with cotton swabs that are moistened with drops of alcohol
How do I fix my laptop from overheating?
For some people, some methods to repair an overheating laptop are complicated or very difficult. However, just as you don’t need to take it apart, you don’t need to take the laptop to a technician (this option is in an emergency).
- #1: Keep the laptop on a flat and hard surface
- #2: Avoid placing laptops on uneven surfaces such as blankets, laps, pillows, and fabrics that obstruct the passage of airflow
- #3: By keeping the notebook on a totally hard and flat surface, cooling will not be affected or heat will build-up
- #4: In case the hardware fixes do not work or do not give improvements, people can turn to the software that is the one that addresses the performance and power use of laptops
- #5: Reducing the brightness of the screens or reducing the CPU clock speed can be excellent options for people to repair the laptop without having to take it apart
- #6: Checking that there are no applications that are eating up valuable resources is important as it helps reduce energy consumption.