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Why is my laptop shutting down when it overheats?

Why is my laptop shutting down when it overheats?

Whenever I use my laptop for an hour or so it starts to get hot, especially below the keyboard and mouse, and then it suddenly shuts down without warning. I don’t want to throw away my computer, how can I fix this?

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Guest [Entry]

"For this specific computer, the NP-130 Samsung. The fan tends to be smaller than your usually laptop computer.

The circulation inside that cools the computer is weak and can cause heat, which makes the computer shut down completely.

Best would be to clean the Fan from dust, the build up of dust is the main cause for the fan to not operate at its full potential.

Also, replacing the fan may be a better idea, if you reference yourself back to the Guide about Fan, it will explain full how to replace the fan if needed."
Guest [Entry]

"All laptops shut down when they overheat. This is done to avoid permanent damage, etc, etc.

To prevent it from further overheats in the future, I'd recommend using a can of compressed air to blow out each of the vents that your computer uses as cooling. If you want to, you can actually disassemble the entire laptop and do a thorough cleaning of the likely very dirty fan.

On the software side of things, check your Task Manager when the computer is on. Take note of any processes that use excessive amounts of CPU time or consume large amounts of RAM. You may be able to uninstall the programs that do that."