Toshiba® Satellite M500 Overheating
If you are looking for a laptop with latest software then Toshiba Satellite® M500 is the best buy for you. This laptop comes with dual core processors from AMD and Intel. Here you can write and send e-mails, do chatting, and check the social networking sites all at the same time. It also comes in attractive colors like black, red and white and has the Fusion Finish, a trademark of Toshiba. It has a 14" inch HD LED which gives you excellent picture clarity and is ideal for watching movies. It also has an energy-efficient LED backlit display and Toshiba Eco Utility™ features which make you more eco-friendly. However, there is one thing that you should keep in mind. To keep your Toshiba Satellite M500 in good condition you need to protect it from overheating. There are few things that cause the problem of overheating which you should avoid to keep your laptop working efficiently, such as:
- Dust clogging
- Defective fan
- Wrong placing and running of high memory applications
This is the most common problem with almost all Toshiba laptops. You will find dust deposited between the fan and the heatsink which is actually responsible for cooling the machine by dissipating the heat. Due to the accumulation of the dust, the heat from the processor cannot be dissipated by the fan and therefore it remains trapped within the laptop. You can prevent this problem by cleaning off the dust. For this, you need to open the casing and then remove the fan. After that you can clean both the heatsink and the fan with a can of compressed air, designed for cleaning the laptops or with the help of a vacuum cleaner.
Often the problem of overheating happens due to defective fan. You can easily understand this, when you will hear a grinding noise coming out of the fan and the keyboard and the screen becomes hot. Then you should replace the fan, it can be bought from any Toshiba store.
Sometimes overheating happens because of the wrong placing of the laptop. A laptop will remain cooler if it is placed on a stand and not kept flat. You can also place a desk fan at the back of the laptop which will help to keep it cool. Often applications such as software used for photo editing become a reason for overheating of the laptop. This is because they take too much memory thus making the laptop hot. Also if many Internet sites are kept open at the same time it can cause overheating. Therefore you should be careful about running the applications.