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Re: Laptop randomly reboots

On 5/19/18, Hans <hans.ullrich@loop.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> looks like the laptop is going too hot. This is a problem at many laptops.
> because of the cooler is set with dust.
> Take a look at the cooling system, if there is any dust in the way.
> Especially, as you told, this is a used one, take care of good cooling.
> Sadly you have to open the laptop and take a look.
> It might be, that the cooling is enough, when at normal load, but at high
> load
> at some point, the cooling is no more enough and the laptop reboots or is
> shutting down.
> If this is the reason, there should be a log entry in syslog.
> There is also some packages, from which can  the sensors can be watched.
> Check lm-sensors or similar.

There are various types of USB fans that *do* help and fairly
inexpensively. There are laptop cooling pads that sit under the
laptop. Others are personal fans that could be twisted so they hit the
laptop in addition to the Human.

Then there is always the fallback of regular personal office fans..

Additionally, I have an OLD HP that I have propped up at a sturdy
(solid, unwielding) point in the back. It's been like that for maybe
two years. So far, that seems to be all that one needs... in spite of
no air conditioning instead of a fan to help dissipate the heat, for
example. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *

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