Laptop Overheating Repairs London
DC Computer Repairs provides on-site services
for small businesses and home users in London
Is my laptop overheating?
Laptops, MacBooks and Desktop computers that have overheating problems should be fixed sooner rather later.
Heat is very bad for electronic parts, bellow are some overheating symptoms.
- Laptop is so hot it feels like it is burning
- The processor fan is always noisy
- The fan makes rattling noises or it does not spin
- Laptop freezes more than before
- Laptop overheating and turning off
- Random errors and blue screens
- After a while the laptop slows down and is noisy
- Weird characters and lines on the screen
- Laptop will not turn on or the display is black
How can we help you
We provide on-site laptop, desktop PC and Apple mac repairs in London.
Laptop overheating problems can be fixed at your place, at a convenient time and for a fixed price.
- CPU cooling system needs to be serviced
- Either the air vents are clogged up or the fan is damaged
- Laptop disassembly and fan replacement
- Too much heat causes internal parts not to work properly
- Remove the dust, fluff and dirt that block the air vents
- Critical overheating problems
- Too much excess heat caused by dust build up
- Graphics chip failure due to overheating
- BGA or GPU motherboad chipset failure
Same day onsite computer repairs
More about laptop overheating repairs
If your laptop is overheating it would feel very hot especially near the air vents area.
The overheating is caused by an accumulation of dust, fluff and dirt that blocks the air vents and stops the hot air from coming out.
A CPU cooling system is made out of a copper pipe, a fan and the air vents. Overheating generally happens when a blanket of dust sits between the fan and the end of the heat sink.
Heat itself is not necessarily a problem but a computer that overheats for a long period of time is a very bad thing because the electronic components like the BGA and GPU chips sets on a laptop motherboard will get damaged.
Overheating is something that needs to be repaired sooner rather than later and the more you leave it the worse your computer will be affected.
We provide on-site computer repairs in London and overheating problems can be fixed at your place regardless if you have a desktop PC, iMac, MacBook Pro or an All in One computer.
A fan that is noisy and spins too much, always on high speed, is a dead giveaway that your laptop is overheating.
The problem is this: Except for the fact that if the CPU fan spins like that, the overheating problem needs to be repaired in the first place, this can also cause a lot of wear and tear over a long period of time. Even if you fix the overheating the fan may be damaged and will have to be replaced as well.
The reason why the cooling system fan spins faster is because the temperature sensors inside your computer can detect if there is a lot of heat and then instruct the fan how fast it should spin in order to keep the processor and the main chip sets at a safe temperature.
If you hear a rattling noise coming from inside your laptop than it is possible that one of the fan blades is broken and came off.
In this case the fan has to be replaced with a new one as soon as possible.
If your laptop is getting unusually hot and it turns off by itself and if you cannot feel any air coming out through the air vents then you should stop using your laptop and call a technician.
Using your computer like that is very risky because excessive heat can damage various components inside your computer.
There are many reasons why a computer would behave like this and overheating problems are one of the causes.
To quickly clarify what is causing your mac, desktop PC or laptop to be slow, crash or freeze it is best to give us a call and a technician will help you.
For this there are also various reasons why your computer shuts down but if you feel that your computer is really hot than heat may be the culprit.
All computers are designed to shut down when excessive heat levels are reached. The fact that your computer shuts down due to overheating is a good thing in itself as this prevents other faults from happening but allowing this to happen to many times can cause the operating system to stop working or various software to crash so it is advisable that you fix it sooner rather than later.
In order for the processor and the main chips on the motherboard to function properly a stable and supported temperature needs to be reached. Generally it is about 60 degrees celsius.
When this threshold is exceeded the computer will not be able to run its functions properly which in turn can cause various errors to pop up or even worse the computer crashes due to a BSOD stop error. BSOD stands for Blue Screen of Death and it can be briefly described as a state in which a computer cannot function anymore and therefore in crashes.
Sometimes computers can display weird lines, characters or colors on the screen. If your system has already been overheating for a long period of time and now it does not start anymore then there is a good possibility that the main chips got damaged because of too much heat.
This kind of repairs require special equipment and troubleshooting but no worries, we can help you.
There are always a few things that you can do to try to prevent your laptop from overheating or from accumulating fluff and dirt inside the cooling system>/p>
First of all keep your laptop on a flat surface at all times if possible and when it is on try to avoid leaving it on the bed, the sofa or on the carpet
This will help avoid blocking the air vents and all the fluff and dust getting inside your laptop
Invest in a good laptop cooling pad and until you get one put a book or something under the laptop to keep it a little bit elevated