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Laptop overheating when using external monitor
December 4, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I have a Dell Vostro 3500 and recently purchased a cheap Dell 21.5" monitor...the laptop heats up like crazy and shuts down (I figure due to the heat). I close the case and elevate the laptop about an inch for ventilation; still have the heat issue. I haven't tried a cooling pad. Any suggestions, or can the laptop just not handle the external monitor?
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