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The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing by Mark Edward Soper

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16. Keeping Devices Cool

Fast Track to Solutions

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Table 16.1 Symptom Table

What Excessive Heat Does to Your Device

Whether you’re using a tablet, a smartphone, a laptop, or a desktop PC, heat is not your friend—or your device’s friend, either. Excessive heat can cause your device to slow down to cool off, its noise levels (due to fan noise) to increase, its battery life to drop, and its operation to become less stable, which can crash your device, and, in extreme cases, cause it to fail.

So, keeping your device cool during operation is a really good idea. In this chapter, we’ll show you how to avoid overheating to keep your devices, your ...

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