Frequent overheating will damage the motherboard! Here is an expanded article on heat and laptops.


The laptop starts beeping, freezes, restarts by itself or shuts down after it has been on for some time, typically 10-15 minutes or more. If you start it again, it does the same thing after just a few minutes.


Dust… Most laptops overheat because the fan intake is blocked either from placing the laptop on a soft surface or by dust. In either case you will need to let it cool down before turning it back on (may take up to 30 min). If you suspect that dust is blocking the fan/heatsink, get a compressed air can and try to clean it now (that will cool down the laptop too).

Sometimes overheating is caused by a fan malfunction. If the fan is completely stuck, the laptop will show an error message immediately after starting. However in rare cases the fan’s fins are just loose or broken and won’t move enough air to cool the laptop.

In either case you should try cleaning the fan(s) and heatsink(s) with compressed air. That is best done outside, as usually there is a surprising amount of dust accumulated in there. If the laptop continues to overheat, you will need to bring it to a repair shop.

Also if you have dropped the laptop, the screws holding the heatsink may have broken off. In this case the laptop will overheat in just a couple of minutes as the CPU has lost contact with the heatsink and is not cooled at all.


100 thoughts on “Overheating”

  1. My own laptop is Samsung RV510 , when turn I on whit in 15-20 it will get overheating and will shutdown by itself. What can I do

  2. Hi
    My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4010 core i3, 3 Gb Ram, 1 Gb graphic card. I was facing an overheating problem, after some days the problem got bigger and my laptop got shutdown automatically and on restarting blue screen appeared saying that video TDR problem. I reinstalled my Windows 7. But now the fan stopped working completely and it doesn’t start normally but in safe mode the screen is very blurred and vertical lines appearing on it.
    Please someone help in this problem. I can send the photos of the screen if necessory.

  3. Hello guys what a nice blog that is very helpful for sort out the problem of computer overheating. There is a problem of overheating in my laptop, due to over heating it will shut down . Nice blog keep it up.

    1. Just clean your processor fan
      After automatically problem solved k
      Me also same problem I did this way now fan is running

  4. I have a hp laptop HP Pavilion G6-2252SA and its fan has burned so i recently replaced the fan and has burned out the new fan too what would be the cause.

  5. I Have a laptop with satelitte internet – Im using xbox live as my laptop continues to overheat – preventin sat explorer use – I Found out last nite that dust – had collected – I used the straw technique – it worked – now I can use Xbox Live and Sat Internet When Xbox Live goes down –

  6. laptop overheating is usually caused by the dust that covered the air circulation channels on a laptop, just use a brush to clean it, but you must have the experience to open up your laptop components, if not take it to a handyman service

  7. i have hp laptop when i connect with internet my pc start overheating and battery dry plz tell me solution of its ??


  8. Here i would like to share my problem which is in my laptop: My laptop is hp core i5, G62. There is a problem of overheating in my laptop, due to over heating it will shut down and after 5 or 10 minutes i turn on again so now it will went off and not turn on again but NET port and wi 5 light is blinking, cooling fan will run and turn to close,,, so what problem possible in my laptop and how i can solve my this problem plz need your help

  9. hi I have a tosheba a300 laptop when I start it up it shuts down and restarts and erpets
    is it ram or fan or motherboad

  10. It always cross my mind to clean my laptop interiors, but for a user that has no technical experience, Is it wise to open the laptop and clean it or should i just give to experts?!

    1. go to a laptop maintenance shop. it will take around 1/2 hour to wash up the interior and they probably charge around rupee-200/-.

  11. I have hp laptop computer, it gets more heat and stuck the machine since 10 to 15 minutes start working.could plz help me find the problem with my machine ?

  12. Ive just bought a Samsung netbook and now when the battery run down to 10% I lost the cursor and don’t know if I touched something when plugging the charger in or if there is something wrong with the netbook

  13. hi,
    my laptop is acer aspire one, and my problem is my laptop/os stops working(lags) 10mins after starting the laptop…..
    i suspect its because of over heating.help. tnx

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