How to Deal With Overheating Issues Before Taking Laptop to Support?

Before you decide on taking your laptop to support, you want to troubleshoot the overheating problem by following these steps:

How to Deal With Overheating Issues Before Taking Laptop to Support?

1. Clean the Vents 

  • Turn off your computer. 
  • Disconnect your devices and unplug the machine. 
  • Remove the battery gently. 
  • Take a can of compressed air and hold it at about 90-degrees a bit far from the vents and blow out any dust accumulated. 
  • Reinsert the battery and turn the laptop on. See if the overheating problem has been resolved. 

2. Update Your Drivers 

  • Search for Device Manager in the search bar and open the app. 
  • Locate the drivers that control fans and update them. 
  • You can alternatively go to your manufacturer’s website to look for relevant drivers from their list. 

3. Put Your Laptop in Balanced Power Mode

  • Right-click on the battery icon of your laptop.
  • Select the Power Options. 
  • In the next window, choose the Balanced option. This option will bring the performance down to the point where the CPU or GPU are not used to their max.

4. Run Your Manufacturer’s Power Controlling App

  • Google the name of your manufacturer and if there’s any power controlling app launched specifically, download it. 
  • You could also start with Windows Store. For example, for Dell laptops, download Dell Power Manager. They have thermal management in that app where you could select Thermal Setting from Optimized to Cool and then Quiet. 

How can I tell if my laptop fan is bad?

If you feel like your laptop cooling system isn’t up to the mark or you hear a weird noise, it might be time to take a quick glance under the hood and give your ventilation fans a nice routine cleanup.

How can I check if my fan is working?

The general rule of thumb is usually your laptop fans not moving at all which may indicate that there might be some sort of malfunction at hand.

How long do laptop fans last?

Laptop fan’s lifespans are around 60000 hours to 70000 hours, however, it all boils down to the fact of how frequently and roughly you use your laptop. Moreover, routine maintenance might also play a major role in prolonging your laptop ventilation lifespan.

How to Check Laptop fan is Working or Not – Conclusion 

Checking whether your laptop fans are working or not makes sense when it is overheating. First, look if the temperatures reach 130 degrees or above during stable use. 

If so, the fans may be broken or there could be something wrong with a component of the cooling system. Check your fans by following the methods I mentioned above and troubleshoot heating further before going to the support of your manufacturer. 

In the end, we hope that now you are well aware of how to check if your laptop fan is working or not.

Lisa Antonio
Lisa enjoys technology & has built many laptops and enjoys tinkering with technology!