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01-24-2011 05:04 PM - edited 01-24-2011 05:04 PM
A few days after buying my laptop I began experiencing a burning sensation in my legs and stomach while using the laptop. The computer is never hot to the touch but it feels like its "cooking me." I have tried putting all kinds of things between me and the machine but nothing helps. My skin isn't red or irritable; the burning sensation is under the skin like as if I am being hit with some kind of current.
I work from my laptop and if I could afford to I would throw it away as it is very very uncomfortable and it makes working extremely stressful.
This is my fourth laptop and I never experienced this with the others.
01-25-2011 10:37 AM - edited 01-25-2011 10:39 AM
They are called Notebooks, they are not intended to be placed on your body, laptop was an old term used years ago, but is a misleading obsolete marketing term.
I have seen complaints on several brands and models for this issue over the years, the solution it to stop placing the notebook on your body.
Notebooks are supposed to be put on a flat surface as to Not block the cooling vents, your body or bed, couch and other flexible areas can block the cooling vents and cause long term damage.
Probably not the answer you wanted to hear.
WARNING: To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to contact the skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The computer and the AC adapter comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).
01-25-2011 02:25 PM - edited 01-25-2011 02:26 PM
From one professor to another! With all due respect, I know what the machine is. I don't place the machine on a pillow or other fluffy object constrcting ventilation. And the machine does not overheat.
Thanks for the response though