Dell Inspiron 15-3531 laptop with an Intel processor and a non-touch display.

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My laptop is overheating!

My laptop is overheating. I have been told that I may need a new fan but I don't want to assume that's the only solution. What is something I can do at home before getting the fan replaced by a specialist?

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Hi Karen! The first thing you should do is make sure your laptop is not sitting on a bed or similar surface as this can block the airflow of the fan and cause your laptop to overheat. If your laptop still feels hot on a cool, hard surface like a desk or table, the fan might be either dusty or broken. You can try to clean the fan; however, if you are still dealing with issues, you may need a replacement fan.

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