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error code#M1004

It's has been hot in uk,but i had this came up on the screen then shut itself down!
please let me know what i can do to help this!
nothing had been obstructing the vent ..
many thanks,
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7 Gold

what model laptop?
2 Bronze
2 Bronze

inspiron 5160.

 

3 Argentum

that error is related to thermal issues on the system. it is being caused by clogged heatsink and fan.. you may try to clean it by  blowing air on it using a can of compressed air.

you can also take the fan assemlby out so you can thoroughly clean it..

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/en/sm/thermal.htm#1084976

 

Message Edited by chris286 on 06-12-200604:03 PM

2 Bronze
2 Bronze

thank you very much for your help,chris286.i shall get on with cleaning it first.
2 Bronze
2 Bronze

Is the fan actually running before you got the error?
2 Bronze
2 Bronze

yes,the fan was running fine..in fact , i thought it was running as soon as i booted up.i have cleaned the area from outside now and today has been cool.so i have not got the error came up again.i wait for another hot day to see what happens...
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