Friday, December 18, 2009

BENQ Joybook Laptop Overheat

When I was playing harry potter game, suddenly my laptop turned off. Likewise, when I'm playing ragnarok. My laptop turned off suddenly when I'm running some heavy applications. When I touch, My BenQ Joybook laptop feels hotter than usual. The wind out from the laptop ventilation was very hot too. Then, I opened google to find out why my laptop turned off suddenly. Apparently, the laptop turned off suddenly is a sign of laptop overheat. One of the most dangerous thing is overheated can cause damage to the laptop components such as VGA. If VGA is damaged, then we also have to replace the motherboard. Motherboard price is very expensive, about $ 300.

I also find out how to deal with laptop overheat. I am also looking for stories about the laptop overheat from other people who also use BenQ Joybook laptops. I also found some articles that discuss this issue. Some steps to prevent the overhead laptops include:
1. Installing notebook cooling fan under the laptop
2. Installing software that can increase the laptop's internal fan speed, for example speedfan.
3. Turn the air conditioner or fan in the laptop

I have conducted the first tips. Then, I also tried the second tips. Speedfan can monitor hard drive temperature and core temperature of a laptop. In addition, this software can also be used to set the laptop's internal fan speed. I use this software for a week but no improvement. The incident that made me more worried is the laptop suddenly turned off after my laptop on for 1 hour while application that runs only adobe reader. After the incident, I brought my laptop to a BENQ service center. A day later, my laptop was back to normal. Apparently, my laptop is only cleaned by qualified BENQ. Though already past the warranty period of 3 years, this laptop cleaning services is free of charge. Because of free of charge, I thought I should more often take this laptop to a service center to be cleaned.


  1. I am a member of the club speakers, I'm always looking for some clues and tips.hello every one.
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  2. nice share.. sy punya kasus yg sama...
    sepertinya pastanya perlu di ganti, tp ga brani bongkar.
    bs minta alamat BenQ Service centernya gak?.. sy d jakarta.