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- Lockups ocurring mor frequently
December 16, 2005, 3:53 am
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happens it won't even respond to the power on/off button.. Currently it
occurs about every 8 hours. I replaced its RAM and its AC adapter, but that
has made no difference. This laptop was purchased in 2002. Any ideas as to
which of the hardware components are gradually becoming less reliable?
Re: Lockups ocurring mor frequently
The most likely cause is that dust has clogged up the inside of the
laptop, and in particular the CPU heatsink and/or fan. What it needs,
probably, is a good cleaning with a can of compressed air. Sometimes
this can be done from the outside, sometimes the laptop must be taken apart.