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Continuing our pictures of why computers can fail from overheating, here is a few examples of a laptop providing a mini ski slope for its inhabitants…





Due to popular demand, we have added a couple more horrors as seen in our shop in Rotterdam

Here is a power supply that stopped working. Can you tell why?

Here is a CPU fan and cooler that also needed a little attention!

A closer look at the fan after it has been removed

Hope you are not eating your lunch.


You may have read the article on cleaning PCs and thought you were safe as a laptop user… Well if you have problems with your laptop rebooting at random, getting hotter than the sun in unwanted places, or just behaving strangely then perhaps you need to have your laptop cleaned! Your computer professional should replace the thermal paste as well as dust from the fan.

Do not try to replace the paste yourself if you are not sure what you are doing. Here is an example of a badly done laptop processor that was causing terrible problems for the owner.

It should only be thickness of a sheet of paper and only cover the CPU!

Above is an example of dust causing an overheating problem as the vent is blocked. Combine the two problems and your laptop will work for 30 minutes then stop without warning. Only when cold will it behave again but by then permanent damage may already have been to the laptop.



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