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I had a similar problem. As I have a 3 yr warranty with inhouse support, the techie picked the problem up when I asked him about the heat while he was fixing something else. Solving the problem requi... See more...
I had a similar problem. As I have a 3 yr warranty with inhouse support, the techie picked the problem up when I asked him about the heat while he was fixing something else. Solving the problem required replacing the fan, motherboard and heat sink. Instructions should be available somewhere online. http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_dell.html  maybe. To get to the fan, you have to get deep into the notebook, removing heaps of screws, hard drive, DVD drive, keyboard, screen etc, ets. There was a thick mat of dust on the fan vent. My new motherboard is a newer version than I had, but they bring refurbished parts, which reaaly worries me, because we had nightmare experiences with the free printer that came with the notebook.