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    overheating

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    overheating
    I am doing a project for my engineering class in which I have to pick a problem, justify that the problem exists, and solve it. I picked overheating laptops and now I'm tring to justify it. I have prepared this surey to gauge the magnitude of the problem. If anyone could fill it out it would be very helpful. Also if you know any really good existing solution could you tell me so that I can look it up.

    Please answer all applicable questions with “yes” or “no” or as
    otherwise specified.


    1. Do you own a laptop?___
    2. If no, have you used a laptop? ____ <if no, end survey>
    3. Do you use the laptop directly on your lap? ____
    A. Was there pain or discomfort on your lap from the laptop? _____
    -If yes, how severe? (1-10, 10 being excruciating) ____
    4. Does your laptop heat up? ____
    A. Did your laptop ever inexplicably shut down while hot? ____
    B. Is your battery life significantly shorter then date of purchase? _____
    -Is your laptop constantly plugged in? ____
    -Have you noticed any smoke or odor or has your battery ever sparked, bubbled, ignited, expanded, contracted, or any unusual behavior? _____
    C. Have you ever suffered data loss from unanticipated shutoff? _____
    5. Has your laptop ever been damaged as a result of heat? ____
    A. If yes, about how much? _____

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    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2008
    Posts
    151
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.4 ghz/Iphone 4/Ipod 4th Gen/More Coming I'm sure, too bad for my wallet ;)
    My old Toshiba


    1. y
    2. n/a
    3.y
    A. Y
    B. 5
    4. y
    A. y
    B.y, n
    5. Y
    A. Motherboard was destroyed from poor air circulation....it would over heat when trying to burn cds plugged in on my desk...it was my last Toshiba..lol..went to Sony to Mac

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    overheating

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    My Old Toshiba:

    1. Do you own a laptop? YES
    2. If no, have you used a laptop? YES
    3. Do you use the laptop directly on your lap? NO
    A. Was there pain or discomfort on your lap from the laptop? NO
    -If yes, how severe? (1-10, 10 being excruciating) ____
    4. Does your laptop heat up? YES
    A. Did your laptop ever inexplicably shut down while hot? YES
    B. Is your battery life significantly shorter then date of purchase? YES
    -Is your laptop constantly plugged in? YES
    -Have you noticed any smoke or odor or has your battery ever sparked, bubbled, ignited, expanded, contracted, or any unusual behavior? NO
    C. Have you ever suffered data loss from unanticipated shutoff? YES
    5. Has your laptop ever been damaged as a result of heat? NO
    A. If yes, about how much? _____

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    overheating
    halo200's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 08, 2007
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    541
    Specs:
    15" Macbook Pro 2.0Ghz i7 8GB AMD 6490M 256OCZ Vertex 4 SSD | iPhone 5S 16GB
    My Macbook
    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    A. Sometimes
    Pain: 3
    4. Yes
    A. No
    B. Yes
    Always Plugged in: No
    Odors etc: No
    C. Yes
    5. No

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    overheating

    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill/UK
    Posts
    664
    Specs:
    MBP/2.53GHz i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/15" LED Screen/Intel HD Graphics & NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    My MacBook Pro
    1. Yes
    2. n/a
    3. Yes
    A. No
    4. Yes
    A. No
    B. No
    -No
    -No
    C. No
    5. No
    A. n/a

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    overheating

    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Posts
    88
    Specs:
    aluminum MacBook: 2.4GHZ Core 2 Duo, 3GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDEA GeForce 9400M, 250 GB HDD (32GB for Vista)
    My new aluminum MacBook:
    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. yes
    a. no
    4. yes
    a. no
    b. no (then again it's only a few weeks old)
    c. no
    5. no
    Notebook: aluminum MacBook (2.4 GHZ Core 2 Duo, 3 GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 32GB partition for Vista Home Premium, Ubuntu Linux 8.10 running in VMWare Fusion 2)
    iPod: 16GB iPod Touch (2nd generation), 8GB iPod Nano (3rd generation)

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    overheating
    OK Computer's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 19, 2008
    Location
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Posts
    75
    Specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo Black MacBook
    1. Yes
    2. N/A
    3. Yes
    A. No
    4. Yes
    A. No
    B. No
    no
    no
    C. no
    5. no
    A. N/A

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    overheating

    Member Since
    Nov 22, 2008
    Location
    Slippery Rock, PA
    Posts
    20
    Specs:
    MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/ 4 GB/ 120 GB HDD/ 250 GB External HD
    1. Yes
    2. n/a
    3. yes
    A. yes
    pain: 2
    4. Yes
    A. no
    B. no
    -no
    -no
    C. no
    5. no
    A. n/a

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