I had my laptop checked because it gets really hot - for free! =)

@chiyosan (29383)
Philippines
February 4, 2013 8:37am CST
I have been complaining about my laptop being overly heated when it comes to the times i am using it. sometimes i have just opened it and for 3 hours it would already be too hot i can feel the heat in my wrists as i type. My BF knew the guy in our office that handles and checks laptops. He sure was nice to say he can check my laptop and open it, to clean it and see why it was getting overheated. He gave me a few ideas as to why this is so.. but i hope that the reason was just that it needs to be cleaned. :D He said my fan might not be working anymore(i hope not) because if this is the case it is still going to be overheating. So wish me luck! I hope that the laptop would be ready by tomorrow. I plan to give him a token of my appreciation for his efforts! ;)
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
I am suspecting that as well. I think it could be your fan that is at fault since processors are really fast to get hot when it is not properly ventilated. I also know there is this toothpaste like gel that is placed on top of the processor to absorb the heat. This gel is placed there when they are manufactured but after a long time they get dried and is not effective anymore. I just forgot what they call it but I saw one when our technicians applied this to one of our PC before.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
hi rsa! :D thank you so much for your response. I really hope that a gel would do the trick and would help my laptop not easily overheated. =) I do not think i can afford to buy another fan. he he i am still waiting for his response on what we need to do. :D
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
Yeah its much cheaper since you can buy this in any computer shops. You will just apply this gel on top of the processor and it is supposed to cool the processor. Maybe your technicians know about this one. I guess if your fans is still running it may be this gel is what you need to replace.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
7 Feb 13
Good that you will not have to buy the fan. I think the gel is a lot cheaper and cleaning was a lot easier to do. I do not know about the ant thing why they were attracted to be there at your laptop. Maybe there are some food crumbs that feel on it while you were using it and ants got attracted only to be fried there by the heat of the laptop when you used it.
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
6 Feb 13
Yes wait for him to come and fix it free of cost for you.Every computer gets overheated after couple of months due too much dust in the cooling fan that makes much slower rotation so it gets the heat.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
That was his first idea, of why my laptop is getting too hot, but he found out that there were ants in them too... aside from the dusts. he said my fan is working well. wow, this asus is sure of good quality even after 5 years! ;)
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
6 Feb 13
Yes ASUS is the best laptop manufacturer in terms of hardware reliability and quality.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
10 Feb 13
It was a bit surprising, i bought this laptop years ago because it was the smallest (10 inch laptop) and that it was the one that best fits me... that is not as expensive as other laptops. =) thank you so much
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
5 Feb 13
That's very nice of him, i hope you don't have to get new parts for your laptop though. That guy is so nice maybe I'd bake him a cookie or a muffin or two, i think that is cheaper than service fee.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
haha oh yeah it was really so nice of him. he worked with so much care with my laptop and when i was looking at him he was taking pictures so he would not miss anything when it comes to putting my laptop back together. :D i actually gave him a sweet rice cake (tikoy) since its almost chinese new year! :D
• Penrith, Australia
5 Feb 13
Oh so that is what Tikoy is in English. You're right Chinese New Year is so near, makes me want to go to ong pin and buy fried siopao, lumpia and eat gigantic siomai.
• India
5 Feb 13
Thanks for sharing, i have replied to your discussion where i said, normally i work with my desk top pc, when in my home, but now i am in my sons home, i brought my laptop, so that i or my wife can work, i have 4 grand kids, the twins are 3 years young, they play with it, poured milk that had sugar, when i saw, it was full with ants.I had to clean it and now i have put a protective transparent cover over it. So after cleaning you put a cover too , how to dismantle and clean-well you can get video in yahoo search.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
Hi professor, yes i did see your response, i am toggling from one discussion to the other. and its been really great to have various comments and various experiences being shared by our mylotters in both the discussions i have created. thank you so much for your time. :D I think i am going to see what fits best for me, i used to have the transparent keyboard cover, it was helpful but i thought the pads are even easy to over heat because some air isn't letting out due to the cover. but maybe that was just mine to resolve, i'd see what i can do.
@May2k8 (3634)
• Indonesia
4 Feb 13
your fan is only not working fine it cause by dust in your laptop. Try to open the laptop and see inside, if the fan is sticking then you had to replace your fan.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
hi may! This is what the technician told me. i do not know how to open the laptop but he does and he is doing it for free. =) I guess i will have to wait and see what he says - if i need to have the fan replaced or if the laptop fan was just filled with dust. he he