Posts Tagged ‘Laptop Overheating’

February 10th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Fredericksburg & Stafford & Quantico Laptop Overheating

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Fredericksburg & Stafford & Quantico Laptop Overheating – Laptop PC Overheating, Fredericksburg & Stafford & Quantico

One of the biggest issues with laptops is that they overheat very easily.  The biggest mistake that people make when they use their laptop is that they put them on their lap, a bed, or a sofa.  The fan in a laptop is located on the bottom, so when you set it on something like your lap or sofa all you are doing is sucking up fibers and dust in to the fan.

Symptoms that you may notice if the fan in your laptop is failing is that first of all the laptop will get very hot.  You will also probably notice that you don’t hear the fan running, as it is trying to cool down the processor.  The BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) is another error you might get if your processor is overheating due to the fan failing.

If you or anyone you know is guilty of using their laptops on their laps or while laying in the bed or on the sofa, the best thing you can do is get a small laptop table to use when you don’t have an actual table available.  These are fairly inexpensive and they sit right on your lap as if it were the laptop itself, and if you ask me, they are actually more comfortable.  Usually they come with some sort of foam bottom and a hard wooden top.  They are much easier to work on and you won’t get burned by the heat that your laptop is giving off.

Here at Geek ABC we see quite a few laptops that have issues due to the fan burning out and overheating.  If you need help with something like this please feel free to give us a call.  We can help!

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January 24th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Laptop Power Supply

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Washington DC Laptop Power Supply – Laptop Power Supply Failure, Washington DC

Over the past few years, it seems, a good number of people have turned to using a laptop as their primary computing device over a desktop computer.   So when your laptop’s power supply fails it can bring your day to day business to a halt.  And when something like the power supply to your laptop fails you can only wonder, what caused the power supply to fail, how can you help prevent it in the future, and who can help you diagnose and repair it?

Laptop power supply problems and failure’s can be caused by a number of things, and if you do happen to run in to one of these unfortunate events, Geek ABC can help find a solution.  Geek ABC’s computer geeks are skilled computer professionals experienced in diagnosing and repairing laptop power supply failures.  Geek ABC is locally owned and operated and we provide onsite computer and network support and repair services throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area.  We can be reached via out website www.geekabc.com, or you give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment, and for more information you can check out our blog at http://geekabc.blogspot.com/.

The three most common causes of power supply failure in a laptop are:

  1. Overheating
  2. Power surge
  3. Power Jack, usually the female side) breaks

Some of the things you can do to avoid a power supply failure are:

  1. Keep the area around your laptop clear and well ventilated when it’s turned on and in use
  2. Make sure the fans on the computer are working properly.
  3. Always use a surge protector when plugging in your computer.
  4. Turn your computer off when it’s not in use for long periods of time.

Being computer people, we know how extremely frustrating it can be to have your laptop die on you, especially when it’s your main device for work or school.  The power supply is only one on many things that can fail on your laptop so it’s extremely important to do everything you can to keep it running efficiently and properly.

Again, here at Geek ABC we want you to have a pleasant computer experience and if you run in to any problems with your Desktop or Laptop computer, we are here to help!  We provide same day, mobile, onsite computer and network support and repair services for residential and business customers throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area and can be reached via out website www.geekabc.com, or you give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment, and for more information you can check out our blog at http://geekabc.blogspot.com/.


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