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Alex8789
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Re: Inspiron 5040 overheating?

Run hardware test, press and hold the Fn key and while holding Fn key start the system, if there is hardware failure you will receive error codes and validation code, get the hardware replaced from Dell in case of failure.

If no failure found then go to dell.com/support , enter ur service tag and update all drivers using detect driver feature, make sure you update the BIOS.

Check if the air vents are clean, check if you hear any noise from the system, use laptop on flat surface.  But if laptop is heating way beyond normal then contact Dell technical support, number is 18006249896.

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