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#1 User is offline   gamersim17 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

Hi there, I currently have a acer Aspire 5517 (Yes I know now to avoid them) and for some reason it's been getting intensely hot and spitting out intense amounts of heat lately, and when I flipped it over and felt the bottom I found that the heat seems to be coming mainly from the memory. I'm not sure why it just started happening, please help.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

View Postgamersim17, on 01 May 2013 - 03:13 PM, said:

Hi there, I currently have a acer Aspire 5517 (Yes I know now to avoid them) and for some reason it's been getting intensely hot and spitting out intense amounts of heat lately, and when I flipped it over and felt the bottom I found that the heat seems to be coming mainly from the memory. I'm not sure why it just started happening, please help.

Hi gamersim,
Are you hearing the fan running at the times it's heating up? Maybe the fan vents need blowing out.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

That's a thought, I'll give it a try and get back to you.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:34 PM

View Postgamersim17, on 01 May 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

That's a thought, I'll give it a try and get back to you.

I hope that works for you. I just built a new box for a friend because his laptop cooling fan failed and took out the motherboard, and he decided he'd rather have a desktop for what it would cost him to have his portable repaired (he already had a monitor, mouse, and keyboard).
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

I just resurrected an overheated (more like melted) laptop a user tossed out. It caught my eye as the plastic base of the unit had melted into a fan support pad. After total disassembly and a retouch of some see through (not right) plate through traces. There were also a few lifted traces around the power connector for the external adapter. Two hours work so far. Reassembly, renewing the heatsink compound on top of the processor, cleaning the heatsink, fan and vents took another hour. Now at current service rates, you may have easily replaced it for the same $400. Now for the newer i3, i5, and i7 units, the prices goes up by 50%. Mostly due to parts cost, not labor cost. Aside from the obvious damage to the unit, sitting in your lap is not healthy for the operator.To prevent the extreme from becoming reality, cleaning vents is most important and keeping vents clear when resting in a lap or on a pad.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

Hi. The fan vents would be a good place to start. Also be careful where you have it sitting. I see these ads with some girly laying on her stomach on a bed with the laptop on the bed in front of her. Not good as you will overheat it as that tends to block the air intake. Ifd you must use it on a bed, sit it on a book or some hard flat surface.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

Somehow my laptop isn't getting as hot as it was yesterday, I don't know why or how but its back to to normal now. Thanks anyway for the help. :)
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