Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop--hot--normal??

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by MZB, Sep 26, 2005.

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    MZB Guest

    I assume it is, but just checking.

    When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.

    AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.

    I have an Inspiron 2200

    MZB, Sep 26, 2005
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    Mike Easter Guest

    Well, now. Here's the situation. Too hot is too hot. Not too hot is
    not too hot.

    Got it? Are there any more questions?
    Mike Easter, Sep 26, 2005
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    Mike Easter Guest

    MZB wrote:
    Subject: Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop--hot--normal??

    The body of a news message is where a properly formulated and
    backgrounded question belongs, not the subject.

    The subject should be a brief 'encapsulation' of the content of the
    message body. If you are having trouble creating subjects, it would be
    better to write the message body first, then create a brief subject for

    Else the question can't be contextualized and answered in the body by a
    DellT InspironT 1200 and 2200
    Owner's Manual

    If you access that .pdf owner's manual, then you can search on such
    terms as 'hot' 'warm' and 'temperature' and learn about such things as
    battery temperature, hard drive temperature, battery temperature
    indicator, failure to operate based on heat factors, and similar

    For example, what do your instructions tell you about an alternately
    flashing green and orange battery status light? What should you do?
    Mike Easter, Sep 26, 2005
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    MZB Guest


    Thanks for taking the time to respond. I would suggest that you try and be a
    tad less condescending in your responses as this is a help/support
    newsgroup. We all could provide help/support as best we can without the

    Regarding the subject matter line, I thought it was a good idea to be as
    specific as possible in that line, so that folks can more easily decide
    whether or not to read the posting.

    I have the instruction book and to me it was not really clear.

    Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my question, so I'll rephrase it: Is it
    normal for the bottom of a laptop to feel hot. Ditto question for the AC

    Now, I realize there is such a thing as too hot. I'm not sure how to tell
    when the temperature exceeds the maximum allowed (which I believe is about

    Right now, the laptop is literally on my lap and it is getting uncomfortably
    hot (but, no problem, my family is already completed).

    MZB, Sep 26, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    FWIW, I saw no problem with the subject line vs. message content. Yes, it
    caught my eye. And there was enough in the message to follow up with. So
    don't sweat it.

    I have used a number of laptops, many run hot in my lap - almost hot enough
    to be uncomfortable. I think the Dell systems all vented the CPU cooler out
    the sides, but I've worked with some on which the cooling fan points down
    from the bottom of the case. Placing it on my lap literally plugged to
    cooling system. Stupid design! Check yours, and be sure nothing is blocking
    any vents.

    Also, a laptop should slow down when it isn't running hard - see if your
    speed stepping is working. AMD has a utility for their CPUs, but I've not
    looked for Intel. The display shows the current CPU load and speed...really
    Toolman Tim, Sep 27, 2005
  6. Setting the notebook on an egg crate solved the problem for me OR you
    could order one of these:

    Check Google for:

    Targus Tornado Chill Mat


    Antec Notebook Cooler

    Heat is NOT beneficial for ANY computer!!!!!
    @}-}-------Rosee, Sep 27, 2005
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