Many people often forget that their computers need to breath. Computers have vents on them. Think of them as kind of like your nose and the fans kind of being kind of like your lungs, helping to push the much needed air all around keeping your computer cool and running efficiently. If the vents are dirty, plugged up, or covered, your computer can’t breath. Over time, your computer will die from not being able to breath from issues related with overheating and the slow death of suffocation.
Hair balls found after removing the top sound bar… they are helping to filter some of the dirt going into the computer (next picture)… but also blocks a lot of air flow.
Opened up the laptop, the fans are a little dusty. We’re thinking the hair balls on the vents helped to filter much of the dust coming in…
FYI — this computer was cleaned about a year ago by us. This is build-up from 1 years time.
Symptoms of your computer not being able to breath:
- It gets hot when in use and stays hot for awhile after being off,
- Power issues like not powering on, or shutting off after a little bit of it being on,
- Things running slower – or slows down after it’s been running for a little bit,
- Screen issues can be a sign that the video card got hot,
- as well as various other things.
Want help cleaning out your computer? We offer that in our Computer Tune-Up Service, and also check for viruses, updates, clean out “bloatware” and much more.