If your laptop is burning your lap...here is a cheap solution...

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    I have been tired of cooking my skin with my laptop, but have not found it in my heart or budget to purchase one of those "cooling" devices that you place between your computer and your lap.

    In an effort to get some relief, I already had a $1.50 legal-length clipboard.

    I just put my laptop on top of it...and voila...no more burning thighs!
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    LOL ! my lap top is burning my lap as right now ! If feels kinda good though because I'm kinda nippy ! However, for the summer I'll use your idea.
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    I have a burn mark on my leg from mine. I got a cooling fan but it broke the other day. I can't let mine get to hot or it shuts off. I am getting a new laptop in august, although this one isn't even 2 years old yet, but it sucks!!!! Spray out under where your fans are with the air cans, that will help keep it cooler.
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    I use a large white plastic cutting board. suggestion from my computer geek spouse: IF your legs are getting hot from your laptop, your laptop is overheating and you are causing excessive wear and tear on it! I am not "allowed" to use my laptop on a pillow or legs or soft surfaces that might interfere with the cooling fans (because he gets so upset! hehehe)
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    I always put a pillow on my lap and then the laptop on top of the pillow! It helps..and is cheap! lol
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    I have a bad habit of using my pillows for this purpose even though I know that the computer is not getting proper air circulation.
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    Quote from Lovelymo79
    I always put a pillow on my lap and then the laptop on top of the pillow! It helps..and is cheap! lol

    A pillow is indeed a cheap solution to protect your lap....

    HOWEVER, it is NOT a "cheap solution" to protect your very expensive computer!

    The computers put OUT alot of heat, because if the heat stays inside the computer,
    it will fry circuits and components, which will be expensive to replace!

    I use a pillow with a hard surface placed on top of it that the laptop sits on...
    I use a large hard plastic cutting board. I know others that use a cookie sheet.

    Please protect your investment by taking care of it properly, which includes letting the cooling fans do their job and blow away excess heat from the "innards".

    Haze :typing

    (aka wife of computer repair geek who fixes "cooked" laptops every day!)
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    Quote from HazeKomp
    A pillow is indeed a cheap solution to protect your lap....

    HOWEVER, it is NOT a "cheap solution" to protect your very expensive computer!

    The computers put OUT alot of heat, because if the heat stays inside the computer,
    it will fry circuits and components, which will be expensive to replace!
    You're right..but laptops don't overheat (to the point of needing a pillow or other thing to place the laptop on) unless something is wrong inside. The laptop vents can be clogged..the laptop internal fan can be malfunctioning (just like a car..if the cooling fan is not properly working, your car would experience overheating. The same is true with our laptops. A malfunctioning fan will cause the laptop to heat up, since nothing is cooling it down)..it could be over performing (all those hours of schoolwork! lol).

    So the better solution would be to possibly look at what could be causing it to overheat inside..

    My laptop is old..very old..so I'm getting a new one anyway soon..
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    Mine never gets hot enough to burn my skin. I use it for hours at a time doing research and even then it's cool as a cucumber. I agree with HazeKomp and Lovelymo79... find out WHY it's overheating!
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    What kind of laptop do you have Janfrn? I want one like yours...thanks, PeppermintPatt22
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 26, '09 : Reason: to make it easier to read


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