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Laptop gets VERY hot, is it a fire hazard?

\015 The bottom of my laptop heats up very fast and gets VERY hot, hotter than a cup of coffee. I'm glad to know it's not just mine, that it's the make of the laptop, but is this dangerous in any way? Is it a fire hazard?\015

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While its not a fire hazard and most likely will not burst into flames, if it is running that hot, then it is probably damaging the interal parts of the laptop (CPU, Motherboard, etc)
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\015\012When it reaches a certain temperature, it should shut itself off to protect the CPU from damage of overheating.
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\015\012When you are using the laptop, is there space between the bottom of the laptop and the place that it's sitting on? (Desk, table, your lap, chair armrest, etc) The laptop needs to have that space to allow for airflow for proper cooling inside. You can purchase laptop coolers for relatively low prices, but if it is getting as hot as a cup of coffee, especially when you use it for a very short time, I would contact HP and have it serviced, one of the cooler fans may have failed. 1-800-HP-INVENT
Let me guess you have a Toshiba
\015\012the system will shut down when it gets too hot.
\015\012what you need to do is clean you filters and if pasible use one of thos laptop external fan.
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