How to fix the overheating issue with my Dell laptop?

We at Dell technical support realize that despite problems with these devices happen rarely, they can be quite tricky sometimes. One of the things that can cause serious troubles is the Dell laptop heating problem. Depending on how serious the problem is, it can make your laptop’s motherboard or graphics card to break. So, knowing how grave this issue is, you need to deal with it as soon as possible.

Overheating of Laptop

Causes of Dell Laptop Overheating

In most cases, the problem is caused by the dust accumulation in the laptop’s vents. If this is the case, solving the issue will not be hard. In fact, you can solve it on your own, without the help of Dell support. You can use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the dust that’s stuck in the vents. Actually, this is the first thing you should do if you notice that there’s a problem with overheating.

But, if this doesn’t give results, the chances are that a more serious problem is going on. Your laptop fan might not be working properly. This can be a big problem as the temperatures of other parts of the laptop will increase as well, which can have disastrous consequences. The only solution in this case is to replace the broken cooler.

Follow the tips to save your laptop from overheating:

  • Properly internal cooling fan should work
  • Try to replace thermal compound in 3 years
  • Enable power saving mode
  • Do not use it on bedsheet because it blocks the air vent

Other Possible Causes of the Heating Problem

If the heating problem is not too serious, that is, if the laptop is still working well, it still doesn’t mean you should forget about it. It might not be affecting your laptop’s performances at the moment, but can have severe consequences in the future. So, give the call to Dell technical support as soon as you notice that the laptop is rebooting the system at random, freezing or locking up, or shutting down if you use it for a bit longer period.

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