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I'm having an annoying issue with my Aspire 5733Z. Lately, it began to shut off randomly due to overheating, and it happens mostly while I'm playing games. Before you ask - yes, the fan is working. I've purchased this laptop about a year and a half ago, and I assume that what's causing the problem could be the dust that's clogging the air vent. I've tried sucking some of it out using a vacuum cleaner, but it didn't do much good. I wanted to open the laptop up and clean the fan and the vent, but I have no idea how to remove the back panel and access the cooler. The only thing I managed to do was to remove the panel covering the hard drive.
In addition, I've read an article on eHow which says that many Aspire notebooks have a piece of adhesive over their air vents, which is, for some reason, placed there during assembly, and that removing it could prevent overheating. Is this even true? What would you recommend I do? Any suggestions or similar experiences would be much appreciated. Thanks.