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preventing laptop from catching on fire

Posted on 2011-10-01
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windows computer not attended for a long period of time

what is setting to be used to prevent computer from catching on fire.   (without turning off)

my answer is: 'forget about it, very few computers catch on fire.'  However this is not a good answer.

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Computers catch fires becuase of bad battery ..make sure you puchase a branded battery for your laptop.



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by:rindi
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Make sure the ventilation vents aren't blocked, and that dust is removed. Also set the power management in your OS to conserve power and make the PC run slower when the power isn't needed.
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by:cantoris
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Don't sit it in the sun.
Leave the lid open.
Consider getting it one of those laptop cooler things to sit on that has fans built-in and connects to USB.
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by:jamietoner
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They're is not really a setting for this, just don't let the Li-ion battery get extremely hot. Any Li-ion battery recalled or not that gets hot enough to start a thermal runaway can cause the battery to catch fire but many times a cell will just rupture. Nowadays with the safety measures taken with Li-ion batteries you'd have a better chance winning the lottery than having a battery catch fire unless the laptop is set on an oven burner or in a BBQ.
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by:lewisg
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While all the above are good comments there is really nothing you can do to 100% prevent any complex electrical appliance form catching fire. It could always happen...

So if the intent of your question is how to prevent major damage from a specific laptop use then part of the answer is to install the laptop in such a way that a fire would not spread.

I'm assuming this laptop needs to run unattended and constantly due to some need. In such a case "fireproofing" the installation could be as simple as placing the laptop on a non-flammable surface far enough in all directions (especially up) to prevent the spread of fire. 3' on the sides and 8' up should do it. If space is more constrained look at the bunkers RC fans build for charging LiPo batteries, brick bottom and sides topped with a piece of steel or plywood supporting a good sized sandbag. Even of a fire starts it's not going to spread.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Take out the battery. If you need a ups get a ups.
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thank you you saved my life
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