Overheating causes in Toshiba® Satellite L500 Series
Toshiba is a highly respected brand and is well-known for its computers. Its latest offering, Toshiba Satellite® L500 Series laptop, is an excellent new addition to the family of superb computers. While this laptop is a great buy and offers many features, it needs to be maintained to deliver high performance. Besides viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware that can affect your laptop’s operating system, overheating can also bring the laptop’s functioning to a standstill.
- Reasons for overheating
- How overheating can be prevented
- Cooling systems for Toshiba Satellite® L500 Series
Reasons for overheating
One of the causes of overheating is the laptop’s exposure to direct sunlight. Placing the laptop near at source of heat can result in its overheating. Another reason is bad ventilation. If the fans don’t work properly because they are blocked by dust, the system is not ventilated and gets overheated. It is well known that fans usually suck the dust which build-up on them preventing them to work at their full capacities.
The programs, applications, operating systems, and generally all the software that need great resources can cause the overheating of the laptop, especially if two or more of these are running simultaneously. Persons who work many hours on their laptop are confronted with this problem, too. During summers, laptops tend to overheat more often than during the winters.
How overheating can be prevented
Fortunately there are some simple steps that can be followed to prevent overheating. Keep your Toshiba Satellite® L500 Series laptop away from direct sunlight. Always place your computer in a cool place, far from any kind of heating source. Note that TVs, microwaves, etc, can overheat laptops. Consequently, keep your laptop at a distance from these. It is advisable to dust your laptop. Take into account that dust attracts moisture and this is a very dangerous combination. This mixture can lead to the corrosion of at the metallic components. So, keep your laptop away from moisture.
We can speak about a lot of cooling laptop devices. They vary from plastic trays (that prevent the laptop from touching the desk surface etc) to sophisticated devices with fans. You have to choose the cooling device depending how you use the laptop: on a desk or on your lap. They are easy to use because they are simply plugged into a USB port of the laptop. LapWorks Laptop Desk 2.0, Blue Lounge® Cool Feet, Antec NoteBook Cooler, LapWorks Laptop Desk UltraLite, and Notebook Cooling Pad by Microsoft® are a few examples of cooling devices. They can lower the temperature of the laptop up to 10 °C. Moreover, they are portable, so there is no problem if you work at home, office, or anywhere else.