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DIY Laptop Heat Extractor

Updated July 20, 2017

Keeping your laptop cool can be important not only for your laptop's performance but also for your health. According to the "Los Angeles Times," heat from laptop use may lower sperm count. Additionally, a laptop's internal cooling fan depletes valuable battery power and can slow its processing speed. Though there are many commercially available laptop coolers that help solve these issues, there is a simple and effective way to cool your laptop with items found around the house and without relying on the laptop's power supply.

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  1. Place a metal cooling rack on a flat, stable surface. Remove any objects that might impede airflow to the laptop work area.

  2. Cut a small, wide rubber band and wind it around a metal bar above one of the cooling rack's feet. Secure with superglue. Repeat in all four corners.

  3. Center the laptop on the cooling rack. Circulate the air underneath the laptop with a small electric fan.

  4. Tip

    Small battery-powered fans are an ideal way to circulate air underneath a laptop when travelling.

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Things You'll Need

  • Cooling rack
  • 4 rubber bands
  • Superglue
  • Small electrical fan

About the Author

David Clark has been a professional writer since 2007. After working as a full-time technical writer for an architectural and engineering firm, he began freelancing for various print and online media such as "The Writer Magazine." He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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