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Re: [tlug] Dust busters?: Check For Bulged Capacitors

On Wed, 22 May 2013 16:27:04 +0900, Darren Cook <> wrote:

> My dell notebook (2.5 years old) sometimes overheats and suddenly shuts
> down. And it is getting worse. (*)

> But this year it has died when the temperature is "only" in the high
> fifties. 

Ah, so maybe it's _not_ overheating. 

Another possibility is bad caps. Look for bulged caps[1]. 
Unfortunately, this requires disassembly. 
Also try another power supply. Swapping power supplies is much easier 
that disassembling the laptop to inspect. 

There's a general debugging rule of thumb to try the easy stuff first. 


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