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Need Computer help and advice

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I use an Apple lap top.    That's what I am using to type this thread.

 

Yesterday, Friday,  I suddenly lost all my emails.   Heck, I can't even bring up the email screen or system now.

 

Anyhow, since then, my computer gets very warm, almost hot, on the bottom of it after only about 5-10

minutes of usage.

 

Whats wrong and what will I need to do to get it fixed?

 

Gotta go now.   Will read your replies in about 30 minutes.   Its getting warm again.

 

..........Widder

 

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Go visit an Apple store. My iPad did that and they fixed it no charge.

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Might have to replace the hard drive.  $200.  Unless you get lucky with Yul’s advice.

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11 hours ago, Yul Lose said:

Go visit an Apple store. My iPad did that and they fixed it no charge.

 

THIS

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Agreed.  Get it to an Apple store NOW.  I lost my laptop because I didn't heed that advice and it overheated and burned up. 

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If you're good at opening a computer and tinkering, check the fan operation, and check for lint/pet hair blocking the fan exhaust. I did this on one of my laptops and it worked fine afterward.

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Blocked fan duck for the transformer, or might be a dead fan or broken blade.

Let cool and remove and reinstall battery(if you can).

Lost the fan blade on my 9yo HP many years ago-Now use and external fan that plugs into USB port.

'Puter never leaves the table ........

OLG

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Looks like I got it fixed.

 

Apparently, I had tooooooooo many programs running at the same time AND, somehow my email activities

were 'hidden'.

 

Unbeknown to me was that my ITunes were running.   And I don't even use ITunes.

Plus, another program was running which I don't use.

 

All that stuff, including the SASS Wire, Youtube, etc...... was overheating my computer.

 

Thanks to one of our computer wizkids at church, its back to running good..... at no cost.

 

Can't beat that.

 

Thanks for all the help and suggestions.

 

..........Widder

 

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Widder-Use compressed air and clean out the side vents.

You will be surprised, when you see the amount of crud that comes out.

Can you hear the fan running??

OLG

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35 minutes ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

Widder-Use compressed air and clean out the side vents.

You will be surprised, when you see the amount of crud that comes out.

Can you hear the fan running??

OLG

 

Lumpy,

I can't hear a jet engine...... ;)

 

But I can put some compressed air to it.

Thanks

 

..........Widder

 

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