I own a vaio and it suffers from serious overheating problems. Both my other systems are down now..so the laptop is getting used plently now.
After about an hour of running some intensive programs, I lost display and 5 secs later it was completely off.. It was very hot before it shut off itself. I turned it back on and it was hotter than before. This has happened three times now. If you put your nose close up the notebook, you almost could smell the slighty burnt (or singed) plastic..
I'd ignore it but i can't, especially having to use the keyboard and you feel how hot the keys are.
First taught was..FANS..i need fans...I grabbed an old room fan and set up it right along side where i got the notebook. Only thing is that my hands and fingers kinda feel numb from all the cool air being blown at them at high speed all the time.
I'm thinking i'm gonna take it apart and check for dust clogging up anywhere inside.
Besides that any other thing i could probably try?
No problemo... might also help to force some air under there... maybe have the fan just barely on the level of the desk so that air is sliding across the surface of the desk (but not over the level of the keyboard so your fingers don't freeze)... if you do this, take a look at your laptop case and make sure you aren't using said fan to force air IN the exhaust vents that may be on the side of the case.
edit/ oh, and sorry my Paint Shop Pro skills aren't all that great
Thanks for the post. I to have a viao. It does get hot though I do not encounter the problems you are having. Though I am going to make me a nice little riser for the lappy toppy. Better safe then not having a working laptop......
I would check to make sure the heatpipe is getting hot. It sounds like it might not be working, therefore, your case is taking the heat instead of the pipe. It is a newer vaio? I guess I should have asked that before I jumped to assuming it had a heat pipe for the processor. Also, do raise the bottom of the laptop. If you have a removable CD drive and are not using it take that out too. You can also remove the battery to keep heat down.