How to Clean a Laptop Fan Bay

Does your laptop randomly shut off after being on for a while? Have you eliminated the battery or power source as the culprit? If so, your laptop may have an overheating problem.

Most laptops are programmed to automatically shut off if the temperature inside gets too hot. Over the life of a laptop, the built-in cooling fan may pull in various fibers, dust, hair, and other debris from the surrounding air. This debris can bind together in clumps and begin to accumulate, reducing the airflow, and causing the temperature inside the laptop to increase, which leads to overheating.

In this brief video, we'll show you how to easily clean and remove any accumulated debris in the fan bay. In most cases, once the debris blocking the airflow is removed, you can put an end to your laptop's overheating problems. As with all videos on YouTube, this 'try at your own risk' solution comes with no guarantees of any kind. Viewers are encouraged to use common sense to avoid damaging a laptop.