a little air

Did you know if you have a laptop that you’re supposed to clean out the air intake grills?

Well, I do now! Duh.

I wondered why my computer was running super hot. So I googled possible reasons. Air intake? What’s that?

Oh, those things on the front that I thought were speakers? Huh.

I thought I was killing yet another motherboard just by using it so much. Yes, I murder laptops on a regular basis – this is my third one in about 5 years.

Do you think maybe it’s because I never cleaned the air intake grills and they fried? ~headslap~

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6 Responses to “a little air”

  1. Daisy the Curly Cat on March 31st, 2009 1:07 pm

    Oh guess what? Just a couple of weeks ago we got a Belkin Laptop Cooling Stand! The laptop sits on top, and it has a little fan, and it connects to a USB port on your laptop. It keeps it real cool! We got it for less than 20 green papers from Costco.

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  2. ErinSlick on March 31st, 2009 2:25 pm

    Oh wise Cleaner of Air Intake Grills, how, praytell, does one clean her very own intake grills? (This sounds mildly dirty, which is why I HAVE to say it.)

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  3. catnip on March 31st, 2009 2:29 pm

    Erin – I used a “can of air” to blow out all the dust. (You can find it at Wal-Mart or any electronics store.) And there was a lot of dust. I blew out every grill on it just to be sure!

  4. Kaza on April 2nd, 2009 5:29 pm

    HI!!!! How ARE you???? I’m back, or trying to get back at least, and you are my very first blog visit, so you should like be all honored and stuff. ;) But it’s turning out to be very useful b/c my laptop has been running hot as well so I guess I’d better go buy a can of air. Sheesh. How are you supposed to know about these things? I hope you’re doing great.

  5. mumma boo on April 3rd, 2009 9:47 am

    Really? They’re not speakers? That’s what I thought they were, too! Maybe that’s why my brain is so fried these days – I need one of those cans of air to clear the cobwebs. ;)

  6. Stimey on April 5th, 2009 12:02 pm

    They’re not speakers? I’m getting some canned air right now.

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