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Keeping Your Laptop Cool

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If your laptop gets too warm you can buy a special cooling pad or get creative and make something yourself to help dissipate the heat. This is a guide about keeping your laptop cool.


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By 1 found this helpful
April 18, 2017

If you use your laptop a lot, like me, you can find your laptop getting hot. To prevent overheating, you should invest in a cooler pad/fan for your laptop. There are tons to choose from and reasonably priced, averaging $10-15.

You will see a significant difference with the fan on. You only need to turn it on when your laptop feels to be getting hot and unplug once you think your laptop has cooled down.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

This is the best advice ever. After I burned my knee using my laptop on my lap......I knew I had to find a way to keep things cooler and purchased the cooling pad with a fan. Best investment I ever made for the laptop. No more burnt legs and the laptop doesn't shut down because of overheating.

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By 8 found this helpful
May 15, 2012

When I use my laptop on my lap, it gets very hot even with the fan running and the vents clear. Using it on the desk or table, it also gets very warm and sometimes shuts down because it over heats. It has the rubber feet on it but obviously they aren't big enough to allow for better ventilation.


While putting pans away one day, I noticed the cake cooling rack and thought it was the answer to the hot laptop. Now I use the rack under the laptop while on my lap with the legs up against the bottom of the laptop. When using it on the desk or table, the rack sets up the normal way with the legs down. It has worked like a breeze and no more shutdowns because of overheating or hot legs when using it on your lap.

By HerkDia from Baltimore, MD

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June 4, 20160 found this helpful

Very high-powered laptops to get hot. When playing a game or making a video it is best to use a cooling pad underneath you can buy them for about $30-$80 depending on your choice

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April 1, 2011

Laptops get warm and can overheat. To ventilate our laptop, I am propping it up off the table with old corks! I have taped 2 together for the hot side and use one on the other side. It lifts the laptop just enough above the bottom surface to provide ventilation, and help to keep it cool. Another use for those old corks I keep saving!


By pamphyila from LA, CA

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April 1, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea! I put mine on a cookie cooling rack from the kitchen. It was the first thing I thought of.

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October 24, 2008

Hot glue things, such as a row of pencils or a medium size bead (like beaded car seats are made of) or clothespins or any other thing, to each corner of the underneath side of your laptop to give way to circulation. It can be cool rather than buying a product made especially to do the same thing.

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