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Old August 28th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #829 (permalink)
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I live in a high dust area
Me, too...well, a high FUR area--courtesy of my six cats!

so I make a habit of blowing out my laptop monthly with low pressure air at work.
Good idea. I'll give that a try when (if?) I open it up.

Of course, you may be right, and the fan is on its last legs, or already dead. Or it could be a dying battery or the hard drive heating up. Depends on where in the laptop the heat is coming from.
The heat seems to be centered in the front, left part of the laptop, i.e., to my left of the touchpad. And it's HOT.

On HP laptops, when the fan goes, I usually find out when the graphics go bananas.
IIRC, all but one of my laptops have been HP, and I've never actually had a fan die in any of them. The graphics on the laptop in question are fine, as of the last time I checked (two days ago).

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