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Summer is sizzling! Top 5 tips to protect your Windows laptop

If your laptop is facing heating issues, then you must check these tips to avoid any further damage.

| Updated on: Jun 20 2022, 14:42 IST
During the heatwaves, the issues of overheating laptops are rising. Know the tips that you should consider to avoid overheating issues with a laptop. (Pixabay)

Overheating of laptops and PCs is a big concern during the summer heatwave period. Since the monsoon is still far away, relief is unlikely. Also, even though the monsoon brings a drop in temperatures, it does add to the discomfort by ramping up the humidity. These external conditions can lead the fan on your Windows laptop to start misbehaving and even affect it performance. So, Windows users need to be more careful and try to keep their laptops and PCs' cool. Even small mistakes can put your laptop at high risk of overheating. To help you avoid any PC or laptop issues, there are a few simple tips shared by a computer refurbishment specialist, Alan Gilmour of Euro PC which Express has listed. These include some tips and common mistakes to avoid in order to protect your Windows laptops from overheating. Also read: Toggling between different apps? Know how to use Windows 11 Split Screen

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How to avoid overheating issues with a laptop

Step 1:

The expert suggests that you should keep a daily habit to make sure the air vents of your laptop are clear of all impediments. Also, keep it totally out of direct sunlight. 

Step 2:

You should not put your laptop on your lap or bed/sofa. Though it may be comfortable to use your laptop this way, but doing so can block the air vents. So, it is suggested to keep your laptop on a flat surface or table while working. 

Step 3:

If your laptop does get overheated, you can place a small fan that will blow air on your device to help it cool down.

Step 4:

Moving from a cool area to one where there is intense heat can cause performance issues. Condensation can occur inside your laptop, similar to a plastic bottle of water, the report mentioned. Though it is quite uncommon, but any form of moisture can damage your laptop.

Step 5:

In case a black screen with a large thermometer icon shows up on your screen, then Microsoft suggests that you should turn it off and let it cool down for at least 5-10 minutes, if not more. 

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First Published Date: 20 Jun, 14:14 IST