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    Angry Flash overheating problems

    I have some overheating problems on my Acer laptop when i am watching videos on youtube,metacafe and other sites using flashplayer!My laptop gets at 100 degrees C and shuts down...Tried some things i found from google like some modules but nothing helped!Also installed cpufred and run it without adding something in its config file though...Any help?

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    Re: Flash overheating problems

    First, the obvious question; when was the last time the heat sink in your laptop was cleaned out? Clearly the system is overheating, and this may be a hardware issue.

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    Re: Flash overheating problems

    It was about a year before...So i'll have to open my laptop and clear them?

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    Re: Flash overheating problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Oh-Ubuntier View Post
    It was about a year before...So i'll have to open my laptop and clear them?
    worth a try, though you may get away with blowing compressed air through the vents. if you do open it also change the thermal compound if possible.
    Is the fan actually running?
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    Re: Flash overheating problems

    So you say i shall open it with the pc turned on,right?Isn't it dangerous?
    Sorry but i've never opened a laptop..

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    Re: Flash overheating problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Oh-Ubuntier View Post
    So you say i shall open it with the pc turned on,right?Isn't it dangerous?
    Sorry but i've never opened a laptop..
    if the fans running you should be able to here it, and feel air blowing out of/ being sicked into the air vents.

    so long as your laptop has an external power brick, the voltage inside it wont be much higher than 12 volts, and at too lo current to hurt you. actually you are more lickly to damage something with static electricity/ shorting something. howeaver, don't disconnect any internal components with the power on. if you do decide to open it. try to find a service manual for your laptop.
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    Re: Flash overheating problems

    Ok.I just cleaned it up and i have to say that it was really blocked on the sides air vents!I don't know though if that solved the problem...I'll try later to see some videos and i'll inform you about the results!

    The problem fixed...
    Last edited by Oh-Ubuntier; September 1st, 2008 at 01:02 AM.

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