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I think my battery is defective! How can I tell?My laptop has been running fine, but recently when I have been using it off the charger my battery life drains much faster...
Answer to "Can I used compressed air on my exhaust vents?"Yes you can use a can of compressed air to do this. If you use a duster (can usually be found at Walmart or tech stores), this can give you a better way to clean the vents on the computer. First you will need to power down your laptop and removed the battery. This will prevent any potential shock hazards. Next locate the two exhaust vents on the laptop; one will be on the backside and the other one on the back left side of the laptop. Once you have located these on your laptop the next thing you should do is turn the laptop over and rest the edge of it against a flat and solid surface. With the laptop stable you can now use the duster to remove the dust from the vents. This can be done by first making sure the duster can is held upright and spraying short burst of air while slowing moving the straw across the vent. It is important to spray short bursts of air because you can possibly damage the internal fan if the compressed air causes the fan to spin to fast. Repeat spraying the compressed air until all...
Answer to "How do I keep my laptop running cooler?"First you can try cleaning your fan exhaust vents, this should be done before you try and open the computer. Steps to doing this can be found here Can I used compressed air on my exhaust vents?. If this does not solve the problem then you will need to check the fan to see if either it needs to be cleaned or in the worst case scenario replaced. In order to do this you will need to remove the keyboard. This can be done by first using a plastic opening tool to pry the long plastic strip that is above the keyboard. Next you will need to remove the four screws that hold the keyboard in place. Once the screws have been removed you will notice that the keyboard is attached by seven tabs. These tabs slide under the plastic strip at the bottom of the keyboard setting. Remove the keyboard and then disconnect the three controllers attached to the motherboard. You will need to remove the motherboard in order to access the fan. This can be done by first removing the screw that holds the CD_ROM in place, when the screw...
Answer to "Is my laptop overheating?"This could be an overheating issue and your fan could possibly be going out. If your fan is loud it needs to be replaced. Another symptom for overheating is your computer is turning off on you.