I own a Toshiba Satellite A75 notebook and after a while it started experiencing the overheating problems. Even with the laptop raised with plenty of air flow, it still shuts down sometimes.
What type of cooling pad or stand should i get? Is there a certain model that i should get? Should I get someone to open it up and clean it? Would this make a difference?
The overheating is a common issue with Toshiba Satellite A70 and A75 notebooks. It happens because the heat sink gets easily clogged with dust and it stops air flow. Instead of buying a cooling pad, try cleaning the heat sink first. Find an air compressor or buy a can of compressed air and blow off the heat sink as it shown on the picture below.
1. Spray air inside the intakes on the bottom
2. Spray air inside the heat sink grill on the back side
Change the air direction few times until all dust is gone. After the cleaning test the notebook and see if the overheating problem is gone.
If the laptop overheats because of a failed cooling fan, it’s necessary to take it apart and replace the fan.