Is it ok to use a laptop on a carpet?

  Dan the Doctus 20:48 29 Oct 05
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If I use a laptop on a carpet (which I have been), should I worry about static and heat? It's Centrino based, has an air vent on top and haven't noticed any excessive fan use. Model is Sony Vaio FS115Z.

  Haol 20:53 29 Oct 05

Well i wouldn't recommend it, but if you want to you should put a book or a hard, flat surface underneath it to keep the air vents in the open.

  Chegs ® 20:54 29 Oct 05

I have taken to using a marble topped table for my lappy,as although its vents aren't obstructed using it on the floor,the wrist rests were getting quite warm,ultimately leading to the machine freezing.

  wee eddie 21:09 29 Oct 05

I would get something like a Hair Drier, or similar machine capable of creating a strong air blast, and back blow the air passages.

The amount of fluff and dust on the carpet will gradually clog the Cooling system.

If you do this on a regular basis, you'll probably have little problem

  Dan the Doctus 22:32 29 Oct 05

Thanks all, I'll take your advice!

  woodchip 22:36 29 Oct 05

I have done it, but it's not good also think of all the dust being draged in

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